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This Day in History: June 25

On this day, June 25 …

2009: Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop,” dies in Los Angeles at age 50.

Also on this day:

  • 1876: Lt. Col. Colonel George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana.
  • 1910: President William Howard Taft signs the White-Slave Traffic Act, more popularly known as the Mann Act, which makes it illegal to transport women across state lines for “immoral” purposes.
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Anne Frank. (AP Photo, File)

  • 1947: “The Diary of a Young Girl,” the personal journal of Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl hiding with her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II, is first published.
  • 1950: War breaks out in Korea as forces from the communist North invade the South.
  • 1967: The Beatles perform and record their new song “All You Need Is Love” during the closing segment of “Our World,” the first-ever live international telecast which is carried by satellite from 14 countries.
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  • 2009: Farrah Fawcett dies in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 62. 
  • 2009: North Korea vows to enlarge its atomic arsenal and warns of a “fire shower of nuclear retaliation” in the event of a U.S. attack, as the regime marks the 1950 outbreak of the Korean War.
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  • 2013: Democratic Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis begins a one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort to impose stringent new abortion restrictions across the nation’s second-most populous state. (Republicans would vote to end the filibuster minutes before midnight.)
  • 2018: Facing rising costs from new tariffs, Harley-Davidson announces that it would begin shifting the production of motorcycles sold in Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas; President Trump accuses the company of waving a “White Flag” in the tariff dispute between the U.S. and the European Union.
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Prosecution expert witness admits no evidence of stab wound in Navy SEAL war crimes trial

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SAN DIEGO- An expert witness called by the prosecution in the court-martial trial of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher told the court Monday that there is no physical or photographic evidence to prove a stabbing occurred in the death of an ISIS prisoner back in 2017. 

Dr. Frank Sheridan, a forensic pathologist, told a Navy prosecutor earlier that the alleged victim’s injuries were consistent with a stab wound, but later– when questioned by Gallagher’s attorney– appeared to cast doubt on his earlier comments.

“There is no evidence at all that a stabbing occurred,” said Maj. Nelson Candelario, a Marine defense attorney representing Gallagher.

“That’s true,” Sheridan replied.

“As far as you can see, there is no blood on his hands?” Candelario asked, displaying a photo of Gallagher at the scene. “As far as I can see,” the pathologist said.

“Your testimony here is built on possibilities and maybes,” Candelario said, pointing out that there was no autopsy or physical evidence.

Gallagher’s trial has drawn national attention and even a response from President Trump.

Its most dramatic moment came last week when a SEAL Team Seven medic– testifying under an immunity agreement—  told the court that he held his “thumb over his TT tube” until the ISIS teen “quit breathing.” He earlier claimed that he saw Gallagher stab the boy in his neck.

Gallagher, 39,  served nine months in prison while he awaited trial in the fatal stabbing of the 15-year old ISIS fighter in Iraq. He has also been accused of shooting two civilians in the same year, and opening fire on crowds, all claims he has denied.

RETIRED ARMY CAPTAIN: THIS TRIAL IS A DISGRACE

Investigators allege that, while the teen was receiving medical treatment from SEAL medics, Gallagher walked up and stabbed him in his neck and side with a knife, killing him. Then, they say, he posed for photographs with the fighter’s body, holding his head in one hand and his blade in the other.

Those allegations have been called into question by top Iraqi military officials.

In a tense exchange later in the day, Gallagher’s lead defense attorney attacked an agent from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service for “dragging” Gallagher’s children—8 and 18 at the time— to the street during a raid of Gallagher’s home in 2018.

“They were taken out of the house in their underwear,” charged attorney Timothy Parlatore. “Yes, sir,” said NCIS Special Agent James Frank. The agent cited “standard protocol,” explaining that investigators clear a house before searching it.

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The trial resumes Tuesday with the lead NCIS investigator on the stand. Special Agent Joseph Warpinski oversaw the investigation into the alleged stabbing and has been accused of misconduct by defense attorneys.

“This is the guy who put his own career ambition ahead of his sworn duty as a law enforcement officer,” Parlatore told reporters after court on Friday. “He’s going to have to answer for a lot of the misdeeds that he has committed over this past two years.”

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New Jersey woman charged in the fatal stabbing of her identical twin

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A 27-year-old New Jersey woman is accused of stabbing her identical twin sister to death in an attack at their Camden apartment over the weekend, prosecutors said.

Amanda Ramirez, 27, was arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated manslaughter in connection to the fatal stabbing, Anna Ramirez, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday.

NEW JERSEY MAN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON IN 2016 MURDER OF FORMER CLASSMATE

Police responded to a call about an unconscious person at their address around 5:40 a.m. and found the alleged victim suffering from a stab wound. She was rushed to Cooper University Hospital where she was pronounced dead less than an hour later, prosecutors said.

Amanda Ramirez was arrested the same day. Prosecutors announced the charges against her on Monday without giving any details.

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Ramirez is being held at Camden County Correctional Facility until a pretrial hearing which will determine if she’s eligible to be released on bond. Detectives are still conducting an investigation into the incident.

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Man allegedly shoots infant in head after mom spurns his advances: report

A 10-month-old Fresno girl was shot in the head Sunday by a man who was apparently angry that the baby’s mother had rejected him, police said.

The baby, Fayth Percy, was rushed to the hospital where she underwent surgery to remove bullet fragments from her head, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters. She is in critical but stable condition.

The alleged shooting took place at a home in Fresno. A man there tried to grab the mother’s hand but she rejected his advances, police said.

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Marcos Antonio Echarte was arrested Sunday on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder, police say.  (Fresno Police Department)

The mother later left the home with the baby another male friend, police said. As they were driving away, the suspect, Marco Antonio Echartea, 23, began shooting at the car, police said.

MISSOURI SUSPECT SHOT BY POLICE AFTER SHOOTING AT MOTHER OF HIS CHILD, AUTHORITIES SAY

“At some point when he got close, he pulled out a handgun and fired three rounds into the driver’s side window, which was up,” Dyer said. “One of those rounds struck baby Fayth on the side of the head as she was being held by her mother.”

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Police found the suspect near the home and arrested him on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder, the Fresno Bee reported. He was also wanted for another shooting in May. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney. No further details were released on the baby’s condition.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Chicago 6-month-old on life support after cops say mom slammed him into furniture: report

A 6-month-old Illinois boy is on life support Monday after his mother allegedly slammed him into furniture in their suburban Chicago home Friday, leaving him unconscious before eventually asking a neighbor to call for help, police said.

TEXAS MOM CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER SAYS DEMONS TOLD HER TO SACRIFICE SON, 8: POLICE

Police responded to the home of Trivea Jones, 23, around 5:30 p.m. in Aurora, Ill., where they found her 6-month-old, the Chicago Sun Times reported. Police said Jones initially told officers that her son suddenly stopped breathing while she was feeding him but later allegedly admitted to the beating.

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A 23-year-old woman is charged with two counts of felony battery after beating her 6-month-old son by slamming him into furniture, police said. (Aurora Police)

Officers tried to resuscitate the infant before rushing him to a hospital. Doctors determined that the boy suffered a fractured skull and severe trauma. The infant was airlifted to a Chicago trauma center where he was placed on life support.

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Jones was taken to Kane County Jail and booked on two felony charges of battery against an infant. Authorities are monitoring the condition of the child and may seek additional charges should his condition worsen, police said. No court date has been set.

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Man allegedly shoots infant in head after mom spurns his advances: report

A 10-month-old Fresno girl was shot in the head Sunday by a man who was apparently angry that the baby’s mother had rejected him, police said.

The baby, Fayth Percy, was rushed to the hospital where she underwent surgery to remove bullet fragments from her head, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters. She is in critical but stable condition.

The alleged shooting took place at a home in Fresno. A man there tried to grab the mother’s hand but she rejected his advances, police said.

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Marcos Antonio Echarte was arrested Sunday on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder, police say.  (Fresno Police Department)

The mother later left the home with the baby another male friend, police said. As they were driving away, the suspect, Marco Antonio Echartea, 23, began shooting at the car, police said.

MISSOURI SUSPECT SHOT BY POLICE AFTER SHOOTING AT MOTHER OF HIS CHILD, AUTHORITIES SAY

“At some point when he got close, he pulled out a handgun and fired three rounds into the driver’s side window, which was up,” Dyer said. “One of those rounds struck baby Fayth on the side of the head as she was being held by her mother.”

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Police found the suspect near the home and arrested him on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder, the Fresno Bee reported. He was also wanted for another shooting in May. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney. No further details were released on the baby’s condition.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Woman’s remains found in South Carolina creek, week after dog digs up human bones: police

South Carolina authorities on Monday found the remains of a missing woman, one week after a dog dug up human bones in a homeowner’s yard, police said.

A search team found a head and upper torso “in a state of advanced decomposition,” Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said in a news release.

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A woman’s head and torso were found in a creek in northwestern South Carolina right before the search was called off, police said. (Seneca Police Department)

Monday’s findings are “presumed to be associated with” with a right pelvic bone and femur that a dog dug up in Seneca, S.C. last week, Addis said. The bones were studied by forensics experts who determined that they belonged to a woman, aged 25 to 45, who had died within the last few months, The State reported.

NEW JERSEY MAN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON IN 2016 MURDER OF FORMER CLASSMATE

The findings prompted a “large-scale search of the area,” using cadaver dogs. Police said Monday’s remains were found in a nearby creek just as a team of 35 searchers was being recalled.

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A coroner is examining the remains, police said in a news release. A sample has been sent to a forensics lab to compare its DNA with “known missing persons,” the coroner said in a news release. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

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Woman captures stunning engagement photo at Yosemite, now we have to find the couple

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An Ohio woman who was visiting Yosemite National Park last month appealed to social media to help her track down a couple about to get engaged on a rock formation while a ray of white sunlight danced across their shoulders.

Faith Taylor, the woman who took the photo, told KCRA that she didn’t want to walk over to the couple because she didn’t want to interrupt the moment. There already appeared to be a professional photographer there.

“At Yosemite, a couple was getting engagement photos taken and when I went to take a pic of their glory, a beam of LIGHT shown on them,” she posted on Twitter. “I. Am. Emotional. Someone find them.”

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She posted that there was a false alarm on Sunday that didn’t pan out.

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Missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos’ family, friends, deny her case is a ‘Gone Girl’ disappearance

Family and friends of missing Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Dulos on Monday countered a claim from her estranged husband’s lawyer that the author was “deeply troubled,” and said any links to a book she wrote nearly two decades ago were way off base.

In a Fox News interview on Friday, lawyer Norm Pattis said his client, Fotis Dulos, was “emotional, tired, distraught” over the “exhausting ordeal” and disappearance of his estranged wife.

He said Jennifer Dulos “had a troubled past,” describing her as a writer who “wrote a manuscript similar to ‘Gone Girl,'” a thriller that later became a hit Hollywood movie.

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Jennifer Dulos vanished one month ago. (Carrie Luft, on Behalf of the Family and Friends of Jennifer Farber Dulos)

In response, Carrie Luft, a spokeswoman for family and friends of the missing mother, said: “This is not fiction or a movie. This is real life, as experienced every single day by Jennifer’s five young children, her family, and her friends.”

She continued, “We are heartbroken. Jennifer is not here to protect her children, and these false and irresponsible allegations hurt the children now and into the future.”

Luft added, “Evidence shows that Jennifer was the victim of a violent attack in her New Canaan home.”

EXCLUSIVE: LAWYER NORM PATTIS SAYS CLIENT FOTIS DULOS’ ESTRANGED AND MISSING WIFE HAS A ‘TROUBLED PAST’

Jennifer Dulos was reported missing on May 24 and was last seen driving a black Chevy Suburban as she dropped off her children at their private school in New Canaan.

The couple was in the midst of a bitter custody battle over the five children. Pattis said Jennifer Dulos “seemed intent” on moving the children to New York, where her mother lived, against the joint custody agreement.

“She was not settled happily in New Cannan, intending to live there happily ever after,” Pattis said.

However, court documents revealed Jennifer Dulos was “terrified for [her] family’s safety.” She alleged that her husband, a custom home builder who was born and raised in Greece but went to college at Brown University in the U.S., “has a history of controlling, volatile and delusional behavior.”

Luft said Pattis’ suggestion that Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance was tied to a book she wrote was nonsensical.

“I read Jennifer’s novel in installments as she was completing the manuscript,” Luft said. “She finished the draft around 2002. (This was before she was dating Fotis Dulos.) Her book has nothing to do with Gone Girl (published in 2012).”

MISSING CONNECTICUT MOM JENNIFER DULOS’ ESTRANGED HUSBAND WANTS SEIZED PROPERTY BACK AMID STALL IN CASE

She added, “Jennifer’s novel is not a mystery. It’s a character-driven story that follows a young woman through relationships and self-discovery over a period of years. Like all of Jennifer’s writing, it expresses a deep longing for human connection and the need to be accepted as one’s true self.”

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Fotis Dulos and his legal team including Norm Pattis, left, during a hearing at Stamford Superior Court earlier this month. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Fotis Dulos and his live-in girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, both pleaded not guilty to charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution earlier this month.

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Michelle C. Troconis has been charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and first-degree hindering prosecution.  (Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Fotis Dulos’ DNA was found mixed with his wife’s blood on a kitchen faucet in the New Canaan home where she lived with her children after the couple split, according to State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo. Police said the house also had evidence of blood spatter and cleanup attempts, according to the arrest report.

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Pattis said he remained skeptical of the state’s evidence against his client, which also included surveillance footage of a man resembling Fotis Dulos and Troconis making 30 stops in a vehicle and dumping clothing, sponges and other items, which investigators said have tested positive for the missing mom’s DNA at some of those stops.

Pattis said he had not seen the state’s security footage but said he had “reasons to doubt that it’s reliable.”

Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran and Perry Chiaramonte contributed to this report.

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Lyft driver cleared in disappearance of University of Utah student, police say

Police in Salt Lake City revealed Monday there was no evidence a missing University of Utah student who disappeared after ordering a Lyft and was dropped off at a Utah park one week ago has suffered “any harm.”

“To date her family and her friends have not heard from her,” Salt Lake City Police Assistant Chief Tim Doubt told reporters on Monday.

“She missed a midterm exam and a flight and at this time there is no evidence that any harm has come to her, however, because of the circumstances of the case we want to make sure that she is alright.”

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH STUDENT DISAPPEARS AFTER REPORTEDLY TAKING LYFT RIDE

Mackenzie Lueck, 23, was flying to Salt Lake City from Los Angeles after attending a funeral last weekend. The Salt Lake City Police Department said Lueck arrived at the airport on June 17 and ordered a Lyft ride to Hatch Park in North Salt Lake.

Doubt said she was last seen meeting an unknown person at the park. He declined to describe that person’s gender, saying investigators did not know who it was.

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Mackenzie Lueck, 23, was last seen a week ago.  (#FindMackenzieLueck via AP, File)

Doubt said the Lyft driver who dropped off Lueck told investigators she did not seem in distress when she met the person at the park at around 3 a.m. The Lyft driver has been cleared as a potential suspect, police said.

Lueck’s parents said they last heard from her around 1 a.m. on June 17. They said their daughter texted them and told them her flight landed, but they haven’t heard from her since.

Last Thursday, Lueck’s family reported her missing.

“Since being reported missing detectives attempted to locate her through her phone which has been turned off and those efforts remain unsuccessful,” Doubt said on Monday.

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Mackenzie Lueck in an undated missing-persons poster. (Salt Lake City Police via AP)

He added, “Detectives have listed Mackenzie in the national database as missing and are exploring all avenues of investigative techniques including writing and serving various warrants, talking to friends and family and checking social media.”

BODY OF MISSING JOURNALIST DAVID JOHNSON FOUND IN RIVER, FAMILY SAYS

Doubt told reporters that investigators have been looking for Mackenzie since her family reported her missing.

“Since we took the report on Thursday detectives have canvassed the area around Hatch Park multiple times to try and locate any video surveillance from businesses or from residences that may have captured anything,” Doubt said. “Detectives are also knocking on doors in the area of the park to rule out that anyone there may have had contact with Mackenzie or seen anything.”

The University of Utah released a statement on Monday saying it was cooperating with the investigation.

“The University of Utah is deeply concerned about the well-being of Mackenzie “Kenzie” Lueck and her family,” the statement said. “The university’s dean of students has spoken with Mackenzie’s family to offer support and to express the campus community’s shared hope for her safe return.”

Lueck has been described as 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 120 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes.

“Occasionally the police work a missing-person case where the person does not want to have contact with family or friends. If that is the case, Mackenzie, we are asking you to please reach out to either the Salt Lake City Police Department or a law enforcement agency where you are at,” Doubt said. “We just want to make sure you are safe and we will respect your wishes.”

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Anyone with information on Lueck’s disappearance was urged to contact the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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