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Murder suspect slashes own throat during trial

Murder suspect slashes own throat during trial

World
By Tom Gillespie, news reporter A man accused of killing and dismembering a 24-year-old woman slashed his neck and fell from his wheelchair during his murder trial.Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell have been charged with first-degree murder following the death of Sydney Loofe in 2017. Just before harming himself in court on Monday, Trail had shouted: "Bailey is innocent and I curse you all."Police officers rushed over to help the 52-year-old as he lay bleeding on the floor of the courthouse in Nebraska.It is unclear what Trail used to slash his throat, but his lawyers said he might have used part of a razor blade. Advertisement The seriousness of his injuries has not been...
Can you murder a robot?

Can you murder a robot?

Technology
Back in 2015, a hitchhiker was murdered on the streets of Philadelphia.It was no ordinary crime. The hitchhiker in question was a little robot called Hitchbot. The "death" raised an interesting question about human-robot relationship - not so much whether we can trust robots but whether the robots can trust us.The answer, it seems, was no.Hitchbot has now been rebuilt, at Ryerson University, in Toronto, where it was conceived.Its story is perhaps the ultimate tale of robot destruction, made all the more poignant by the fact that it was designed to be childlike and entirely non-threatening.With pool noodles for arms and legs, a transparent cake container for a head, a white bucket as a body, and resting on a child's car seat to al...
Murder of Scandinavian tourists being treated as a ‘terrorist act,' more arrests made

Murder of Scandinavian tourists being treated as a ‘terrorist act,' more arrests made

World
Three more men have been arrested for the murder of two Scandinavian women in Africa's Atlas Mountains, as authorities are now investigating the attack as a possible “terrorist” act. The bodies of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Denmark and Norway, respectively, were discovered in the Atlas Mountains on Monday. Authorities arrested a man named Khayali Abderrahmane in Marrakesh on suspicion of murder. An anonymous source at the Moroccan Central Office of Judicial Research (BCIJ) told ABC News that three more suspects have now been arrested. The men, named by the BCIJ as Abdessamad Ejjoud, Younes Ouaziad and Rachid El Afati, had been on the run but were arrested after being identified by CCTV cameras. The source said that Abderrahmane, the main ...
Khashoggi murder: Saudi crown prince crazy, says US senator

Khashoggi murder: Saudi crown prince crazy, says US senator

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device US senators say they are more certain than ever after a private CIA briefing that the Saudi crown prince had a role in the murder of a journalist.In a blistering attack, Senator Lindsey Graham said he had "high confidence" Mohammed bin Salman was complicit in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.The South Carolina Republican described the Saudi royal as "a wrecking ball", "crazy" and "dangerous".The Saudis have charged 11 people but deny the crown prince was involved. Where the Saudi prince stands revealed Jamal Khashoggi: The story so far What did senators say?Members of the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations did not mince words after the briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday."There is not...
Khashoggi murder: Five suspects may face death penalty

Khashoggi murder: Five suspects may face death penalty

World
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for five suspects charged with the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor Saud al Mojeb said in a statement that 21 people are now in custody over the killing, with 11 people indicted and facing trial.The highest-level official accused of being behind the murder is former deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al Assiri, according to the prosecutor's spokesman Shaalan al Shaalan.He said Mr Khashoggi's alleged killers had set in motion plans for the murder on 29 September, three days before he died inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. Mr Khashoggi was killed on 2 October after he was given a lethal injection, before his body was dismembered and taken out of the building, Mr al Shaal...