A Maryland cop was charged with murder after a man was shot 7 times inside his police cruiser
- Prince George's County Police Cpl. Michael Owen Jr. is also facing manslaughter and associated weapons charges in the fatal shooting of 43-year-old William Howard Green in Temple Hills, Maryland, police said.
- They took Green to the front seat of Owen's police cruiser to wait for the expert, police said.
- After the shooting, Owen and the other officer took Green out of the cruiser and offered him aid.
- Body cameras are not available for all patrol officers within the county police department but funding is budgeted to equip all of them in the future, Alsobrooks said.
- Stawinski explained that seating individuals in the front seat of police cruisers gives officers better control of the person, and has been a practice in the department for years.
- Owen's vehicle was equipped with a partition, the department said in a statement.
New Genesis SUV could be a game changer for Hyundai's luxury brand
- After the new GV80, Del Rosso said, Genesis plans to soon add at least one more SUV to its lineup and an electric vehicle.
- Genesis's growing lineup increases the possibility that the auto maker could one day mimic the success of Lexus, just 30 years old but already one of the world's leading luxury car brands in both sales and prestige.
- In the most recent Consumer Reports auto reliability rankings, Hyundai was the sixth most reliable car brand, ranking just behind Genesis.
- A direct competitor to the performance sedans, like the BMW 3-series, it won both Motor Trend Car of the Year and North American Car of the Year awards last year, as well being named one of Car & Driver's Top 10 cars.
- Genesis vehicles do not come with Bentley prices, though, and the brand makes a strong appeal to value conscious consumers, said Fisher.
9-year-old boy charged with attempted murder after his younger sister was stabbed
- At his initial court appearance in Marion County on Tuesday, a judge ordered the boy to undergo psychiatric evaluation, video from CNN affiliate WESH showed.
- CNN reached out to the Marion County Public Defender's office but has not yet heard back.
- The boy told the officer that while his mother was gone, he went to the kitchen, got a knife and hid it behind his back as he approached his sister, the affidavit said.
- His sister was bent over trying to show him something on the floor, the boy said, according to the affidavit, and he grabbed her by the back of the neck and began stabbing her.
- When the officer asked the boy why he stabbed his sister, the boy told him that he wanted to kill her and that "the thought had entered his head two days earlier," according to the affidavit.
Judge effectively denies Lev Parnas' attempt to attend impeachment trial
- Earlier on Tuesday, Joseph Bondy, an attorney for Parnas, asked the judge to modify his client's bail conditions -- which require him to wear the GPS-monitoring ankle bracelet and confine him to his home in Florida -- so Parnas could sit in the Senate chamber and observe the proceedings.
- In a letter to the judge Tuesday, Bondy said he had received tickets to the trial from the office of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, to attend an afternoon session.
- He said he had been given tickets for himself, Parnas and his co-counsel in the case, Stephanie Schuman, to attend Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. Bondy notified the judge that pretrial services said Parnas would first have to travel to New York to have the GPS device removed to enter the Senate gallery, then travel back to New York to have the ankle bracelet replaced.
Man arrested for smoking marijuana while in court for marijuana charge
- Boston, 20, was in court Monday in Wilson County, Tennessee, facing a simple marijuana possession charge, according to Wilson County Sheriff's Department Lt. Scott Moore.
- But as he stood to face Judge Haywood Barry, he began expressing his views on why weed should be legalized.
- And to amplify his point, he reached into his jacket and slipped out a single marijuana cigarette.
- They detained Boston and escorted him out of the courtroom, Moore said.
- The courtroom burst out laughing, Moore told CNN.
- The Wilson County Sheriff's Office said Boston was charged with disorderly conduct and simple possession of marijuana.
- Barry also held him in contempt of court for his actions.
- Boston is currently serving 10 days in jail for contempt.
- Afterward, he's eligible to post a $3,000 bond, Moore said.
- His next court appearance is scheduled for April 14.
Patrick Frazee's accomplice gets three years for tampering with evidence
- Krystal Lee Kenney was ordered Tuesday to spend three years in prison, said Jon Sarche, a spokesman with the Colorado Judicial Branch.
- After prison she must serve one year of parole, Sarche said.
- Kenney told the court she was in a relationship with Frazee, who was convicted in November of killing Kelsey Berreth and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
- Frazee appealed his case earlier this year, according to Teller County court records.
- Kenney, who lived in Idaho, said she disposed of Berreth's phone after the woman's disappearance.
- Kenney apologized in court Tuesday, saying, "I'm sorry that I did not save Kelsey," according to CNN affiliate KMGH.
- According to the Denver-based station, Dru Nielsen, who represented Kenney, said in court Tuesday that her client was manipulated by Frazee.
U.S. files lawsuits over robocall scams, cites 'massive financial losses'
- The U.S. Justice Department lawsuits said most of the calls originated in India and used voice over internet protocol (VoIP) carriers, which use internet connections instead of traditional copper phone lines.
- U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue, who overseas the Eastern District of New York office, said that for the first time, the Justice Department was targeting “U.S.-based enablers” and seeking temporary restraining orders to block further calls.
- The government said the firms were warned numerous times they were carrying fraudulent robocalls.
- The Justice Department alleged TollFreeDeals.com carried 720 million calls during one 23-day period, and that more than 425 million of those calls lasted less than one second, which suggests they were robocalls.
- In 2019, the Federal Trade Commission received nearly 400,000 complaints allegedly imposter fraud claims of $152.9 million, which the Justice Department said “substantially underestimates the extent” of fraud because many do not report losses.
Justice Department moves to thwart global robocall scheme
- Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal judge to shut down a scheme involving companies in New York and Arizona that connect hundreds of millions of robocalls across the country each month.
- In two first-of-their-kind filings, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn requested temporary restraining orders against five companies and three individuals who allegedly bridged spam calls -- most of which originated from India -- into the American telecommunications system.
- A judge has not yet ruled on a similar Justice Department request targeting an Arizona man and woman and their two companies.
- Tuesday's requests for restraining orders represented the "fastest method for us to act to shut down these ongoing schemes" while the investigation continues, another official said.
- The Justice Department will also work with law enforcement partners in India and around the world to try and identify and prosecutor the originators of the robocalls, Hunt said.
Young athletes, a baseball coach and mothers. What we know about the others in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant
- The group was flying to Thousand Oaks, California, Sunday for a basketball game, where Gianna was expected to play and Bryant was expected to coach.
- Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa, were aboard the helicopter, said Altobelli's brother, Tony Altobelli.
- Gianna and Alyssa were teammates at the Mamba Academy, OCC assistant coach Ron La Ruffa told CNN, and Altobelli would often fly with his daughter to attend the games.
- Sarah Chester and her daughter, Payton, were also passengers aboard the helicopter, according to a Facebook post by Todd Schmidt, a former principal at Harbor View Elementary School, which Payton once attended.
- The California private school that Bryant's daughter -- Gigi, as he called her -- attended said its "community is devastated" about her death, and the death of Mauser, the school's former girl's basketball coach.
Kobe Bryant's pilot had special permission to fly Sunday morning. His final exchange with air traffic control could be a key clue to the crash
- Moments before the crash, the pilot received SVFR clearance -- or special visual flight rules clearance, according to audio recordings between the pilot and air traffic control.
- Pilots sometimes request SVFR clearance mid-flight if weather conditions suddenly change, CNN transportation analyst Peter Goelz said.
- After the pilot requested special permission to fly through the area, the helicopter circled for 12 minutes until air traffic control approved SVFR clearance, Homendy said.
- When the pilot flew into the Burbank and Van Nuys airspace at 1,400 feet, he requested radar assistance to avoid traffic, Homendy said.
- But air traffic control said the helicopter was too low to be able to get that assistance.
- Christina Mauser, an assistant girls basketball coach for a private school in Corona del Mar, California, was also killed in the crash.