GRAND RAPIDS - Christian Hilman, 19, of Ada was sentenced to 22½-100 years in prison Monday on a charge of second-degree murder in the road rage beating death of a 64-year-old retiree in a church parking lot. Hillman's defense team called the incident a tragedy, but said the teen was assaulted and, overcome with emotion, beat William McFarlan along Whitneyville Avenue SE. Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Blair Lachman said he said the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter was inappropriate given the overwhelming evidence against Hillman, including eyewitness accounts that he kicked McFarlan several times after McFarlan collapsed beside his pickup truck. "I think just because someone gets angry
Benjamin Ramirez took his cellphone and began recording his encounter with a bearded man who demanded he move his food cart off a Hollywood sidewalk. “Move the cart, or I’m going to move it myself,” the man said in Spanish. “Go ahead,” Ramirez said. Up to that point, he told the bearded man in a Guns N’ Roses shirt several times he had room to pass. The man, who was with a woman, was walking his dog. The man then handed the dog’s leash to the woman, and walked toward Ramirez. He held an object in his right hand that KTLA said was a stun gun, causing Ramirez to throw chili powder at the approaching man. Enraged, the man flipped Ramirez’ food cart, spilling ears of corn, serving sticks and items
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Jared Kushner’s explanations for his contacts with Russians during last year’s election sound like lies, according to a former assistant special prosecutor who worked on Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal and investigation. “First I want to say it was a very smoothly written document,” Wine-Banks said. In the statement issued just before his closed testimony before the Senate intelligence committee Monday, Kushner admitted to contact with four Russians, including ambassador Sergei Kislyak, but did not name the other three.
Excerpts from an extraordinary series of videotaped recordings of Princess Diana, who died 20 years ago next month, in which she discusses her sex life with Prince Charles and reveals that she only met him 13 times before they married, are to be aired on British TV. The tapes, which were recorded as part of voice coaching and media training lessons Diana undertook after her separation from Charles, have a murky history. It is believed they were handed to Diana by her voice coach Peter Settelen, and their existence remained unknown, but after her death the tapes were among hundreds of items that were discovered in police raids at the home of her former butler Paul Burrell. Burrell’s trial for hoarding Diana’s possessions collapsed after a direct intervention by the Queen, who told the authorities that Burrell had informed her that he was keeping some of Diana’s personal effects for safe keeping.
The mother of a transgender boy shown crying in a courthouse in a photo that went viral on Wednesday is speaking out about the the state’s proposed “bathroom bill.”
Freshly minted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Tuesday told Politico that he intends to fire Assistant Press Secretary Michael Short. Scaramucci's announcement, it seemed, was the first that Short had heard of his own impending firing. "No one has told me anything and the entire premise is false," Short said, shortly after Scaramucci spoke to Politico. It's not yet clear when Scaramucci would axe Short. Apparently Short's role in the White House was a surprise to many, as he'd previously abruptly quit the Trump campaign. Politico reported that Short was "closely aligned" with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who recently submitted his resignation over Scaramucci