He was 22 and could not keep a job or stay out of trouble. His parents had hired him the same high-priced lawyer who had prevailed over the district court prosecutors in Jared’s prior cases. So far that lawyer was five for five, sparing Remy jail time, a guilty finding, or anything more than temporary probation. But prosecutor Joshua E. Friedman did not see Jerry Remy’s son as a young man with a record clean of convictions, charged now with a minor offense. He saw him as steroidal and entitled, violent and unrepentant. Tiffany Guyette, his alleged victim, saw him that way, too. She said Remy had been abusing her since she got pregnant by him at 15, four years earlier. Since then, Guyette said, he had tried to push her from a moving car while she was pregnant, waited for her in the dark with a baseball bat, and repeatedly paged her with the number 187, street slang for murder. For all that, however, she had not spoken against him in court before, believing his promises … [Read more...] about For Jared Remy, leniency was the rule until one lethal night
Woman testifies from the grave
Gallery: Franklin County veteran slaying +4 more photos The convicted wife of a Franklin County, Tennessee, veteran has died in custody 22 days after being sentenced to life in prison in the man's 2017 slaying. Glenna Yvonne Newingham Wood, 45, died March 22 at the Tennessee Prison for Woman in Nashville. She was sentenced Feb. 28 on a guilty plea to a first-degree murder charge in the slaying of 50-year-old James Leon Wood. Glenna Yvonne Newingham Wood Glenna Yvonne Newingham Wood Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. James Wood James Wood Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. "She was transported to an outside medical facility after experiencing a medical illness," TDOC spokesman Robert Reburn said Monday in an email. "She later passed away in the care of that medical facility. "An investigation is in progress and at this time it appears the death was the result of natural causes," he said. Glenna Newingham Wood was among six people charged … [Read more...] about Wife convicted in Franklin County veteran’s slaying dies in custody weeks after being sentenced to life in prison
Claire Galofaro, Ap National Writer Updated 11:11 pm CST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and Opioid overdoses at the Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Gagnon lost her son Michael 13 months earlier. less Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and Opioid overdoses at the Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, ... more Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin … [Read more...] about Moms of the dead from drugs: “Where is the outrage for us?”
An Indian man living in the U.S. on a work visa was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight to Detroit. Prabhu Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat sitting next to the victim, while his wife was in an aisle seat on a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas last January. The 23-year-old victim, a model, said he unzipped her pants, unbuttoned her shirt and molested her with his hands. She watched the hearing from the first row with her boyfriend and a support dog.At the trial, she testified that she woke up during the flight and "saw his hands inside me." She said she felt "petrified, frozen.""Everyone has the right to be secure and safe when they travel on airplanes. ... We appreciate the victim in this case for her courage to speak out," said U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider.U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg said he hoped the sentence would be "grave enough" to deter others from committing similar crimes. Nationwide, … [Read more...] about Man gets nine years for sexually assaulting sleeping woman on overnight flight
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — On the morning of March 9, 2015, former Patriots fullback Kevin Turner was losing his struggle with an incurable brain disease. His parents, who had left their longtime home and moved in to care for him, saw his nurse guiding their terminally ill son out of his house in his wheelchair.Turner, a divorced father of three minor children, was all but paralyzed. He was breathing through a tube in his neck, and he took nutrition through a tube to his stomach. His mother asked the nurse, Allison Sanford, where they were headed.Turner, then 45, was the face of a class-action suit by thousands of National Football League veterans over brain damage they suffered playing the game. As the lead plaintiff, he had campaigned from his wheelchair for the league to compensate the afflicted and make the sport safer for future generations, including his son, Nolan, now a member of Clemson’s undefeated football team.“The nurse said they were going shopping,” his … [Read more...] about Was CTE a factor in ex-Patriot Kevin Turner making his nurse his wife — and heir?