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2008-06-22 18:00:19

A family member of a suspect in the death of a British student killed in Italy has been accused of trying to interfere with the investigation, officials say. The Observer reported Sunday that Italian police are investigating the strangling and stabbing death of Meredith Kercher, a Briton found Nov. 2 in Perugia, Italy. The father of suspect Raffaele Sollecito was overheard in a police wiretap having discussions that allegedly suggested plans were being made to get some politicians to use...

2008-06-21 09:00:35

By Peter Popham It has been almost eight months since the English student Meredith Kercher was found dead under a bloody duvet in Perugia with two deep gashes to the throat, and this week the chief prosecutor finally wrapped up his investigation into the murder. His conclusion? The culprits are the three suspects who have been in jail all these months: Amanda Knox, 20, the American exchange student with whom Ms Kercher shared the house, Ms Knox's Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 24,...

2008-06-21 00:00:18

The three suspects in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher could face charges within less than a month, police said yesterday. Italian investigators said they had completed official inquiries into the killing of the 21-year-old at the home she shared in Perugia. American student Amanda Knox, her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Ivory Coast national Rudy Herrman Guede, who have been held in prison since last November, all deny being responsible for her death. The...

2008-01-04 09:00:34

By Amber Hunt, Detroit Free Press Jan. 4--The sisters of Stephen and Tara Grant have reached a custody arrangement regarding their niece and nephew but, by judge's order, they can't disclose what it is. But a close source, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the judge's order, said Tara Grant's sister, Alicia Standerfer, has primary custody. Stephen Grant's sister, Kelly Utykanski, will have visitation rights, the source said. Stephen Grant, who was convicted Dec. 21...

2007-12-11 18:00:26

By Amber Hunt, Detroit Free Press Dec. 11--UPDATED 4 P.M. The night before Tara Grant was killed, her husband, Stephen Grant, shared his bed with the family's teenage au pair. Tthe next morning, one of the Grant's two children walked in on the pair in bed. Some 14 hours later, Tara Grant was strangled and her body shoved into the back of her own SUV. Those were among the revelations laid out today in Day 2 of the murder trial against Stephen Grant, 37, of Washington Township....

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2007-12-02 12:00:18

By ROXANA HEGEMAN WICHITA, Kan. - Police on Saturday identified a body found earlier in the week as that of a missing Butler Community College student. The identification of the body of Emily Sander, 18, was confirmed by a forensic orthodontist, El Dorado Police Chief Tom Boren said. The body was released to Sander's family after forensic examinations and an autopsy. The results of that examination and the cause of death were sealed by the county attorney's office, and police would not...

2006-09-05 05:54:17

LONDON (Reuters) - A man convicted of killing two 10-year-old schoolgirls in one of Britain's highest-profile murder cases has been found unconscious in his prison cell after a suspected drug overdose, the Home Office said on Tuesday. Ian Huntley was convicted in December 2003 of the double murder of Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells in the Cambridgeshire village of Soham in August 2002 and sentenced to life in jail. An inquiry into the murders found that Huntley had managed to get a...

2006-09-05 03:02:46

LONDON (Reuters) - A man convicted of killing two 10-year-old schoolgirls in one of Britain's highest profile murder cases has been found unconscious in his prison cell after a suspected drug overdose, the Home Office said on Tuesday. Ian Huntley was convicted in December 2003 of the double murder of schoolgirls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells in the Cambridgeshire village of Soham in August 2002 and sentenced to life in jail. An inquiry into the murders found that Huntley had...

2006-08-09 09:53:42

By Michael Holden and Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - Two teenage Britons were finally found guilty on Wednesday of killing 10-year-old Nigerian schoolboy Damilola Taylor after a six-year investigation marred by legal and forensic blunders. Danny Preddie, 18, and Ricky Preddie, 19, from Peckham, south London, were convicted of the manslaughter of Taylor who died after being stabbed in the leg with a broken bottle. He bled to death on the stairwell of a run-down housing estate in...

2006-08-09 09:40:38

By Michael Holden and Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - Two teenage Britons were finally found guilty on Wednesday of killing 10-year-old Nigerian schoolboy Damilola Taylor after a six-year investigation marred by legal and forensic blunders. Danny Preddie, 18, and Ricky Preddie, 19, from Peckham, south London, were convicted of the manslaughter of Taylor who died after being stabbed in the leg with a broken bottle. He bled to death on the stairwell of a run-down housing estate in...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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