October 31, 2013 |
A federal prosecutor in Georgia has opened a formal review into what local officials ruled was the accidental death of a teenager, found dead and wrapped in a wrestling mat in his high school gymnasium. The latest step in the case of Kendrick Johnson was announced Thursday by Michael Moore, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia at a news conference in his office in Macon. Johnson's parents and lawyers have questioned the official ruling that the high school student died in an accident and had a private autopsy done that supported the possibility of foul play.
August 15, 1985
University of Nebraska tight end Brian Hiemer died Wednesday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. Hiemer, 21, apparently shot himself with a .22-caliber rifle Tuesday at his parents' home in Shelby, Neb. The police said it did not look like an accidental death. Hiemer, 6-3, 215 pounds, shared tight end duties last season with Todd Frain. He was expected to do the same this season. "All of us have a great deal of sympathy for Brian's family," Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne said.
February 25, 1998
A 16-year-old youth shot himself to death, apparently by accident, while toying with a loaded handgun in front of his friends, police said Tuesday. Jose Montoya, a junior at Valle Lindo Continuation High School, died shortly after 8 p.m. Monday from a gunshot wound to the head, officials said. "He pulls out a .38-caliber revolver from his waistband and points it at his temple, saying, 'Look at me,' and laughing," said El Monte Police Det. David Lazzarini. "At this point we think it is an accidental death.
June 8, 2005 |
Accidental death has not been ruled out in the disappearance of an Alabama honors student in Aruba, despite the arrest of two men, authorities said. Police and the FBI kept up a search for 18-year-old Natalee Holloway. Officials said the two suspects had not been charged, contrary to previous reports. A spokeswoman for the attorney general said authorities initially had misspoken while trying to explain the situation to reporters in English, a second language in the Dutch territory.
October 10, 2012 |
Comedian Tig Notaro's downtown Los Angeles loft is oddly intact considering she is moving across the country in the morning. She's about to start a new job with Comedy Central, she has a new book deal with Ecco, her debut comedy album, "Good One," is now No. 2 in its category on iTunes, and reporters from Vanity Fair and the New Yorker are calling later about a new comedy recording of hers on Louis C.K.'s website. Still, as she relaxes on the taupe couch that divides her industrial-modern kitchen and airy, sun-lit living room, Notaro seems utterly unflustered.
November 14, 1996 |
Odwalla Inc.'s apple juice was responsible for the death of a 16-month-old girl last week, Colorado health officials said. Blood tests performed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control show that the E. coli that caused the toddler's food poisoning was the same strain found in Odwalla apple juice, said Richard Hoffman, epidemiologist for the state's Department of Public Health and Environment. Half Moon Bay, Calif.-based Odwalla recalled 16 of its 25 juices Oct.
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March 21, 1991
The Department of Public Works issued a report Wednesday that outlined procedural changes for the use of heavy-construction machinery in the Skid Row area, after the accidental death of a homeless man run over by a street sweeper in September. An investigation found that police and city escorts did not warn the driver of a city skip loader that the victim, Michael Steriotti, was sleeping uncovered in the path of the sweeper, the report stated.
August 26, 2011 |
Yet another cinematic slice of suburban dysfunction, "The Family Tree" works better as a serious look at a family's second chance at happiness than when it pushes its darkly comic agenda about an Ohio community's various peccadilloes. Director Vivi Friedman's inability to successfully reconcile the film's duality undercuts an eclectic cast gamely committed to Mark Lisson's thematically ambitious, if scattered, script. An ill-gotten clonk on the head gives bitter, two-timing wife Bunnie Burnett (Hope Davis)