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Judge sparks outrage for no jail time in rape sentence

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New York court officials say a judge who stoked social media outrage for sentencing a former school bus driver to probation in the rape of a 14-year-old is getting “numerous vitriolic” phone calls.

Jefferson County Supreme Court Judge James McClusky last week sentenced 26-year-old Shane Piche (PEE’-she) to 10 years of probation. Piche was required to register as a Level 1 sex offender.

He pleaded guilty to third-degree rape in February.

The sentencing sparked an online wave of condemnation from people arguing it was too lenient. Some critics posted the judge’s phone number online.

A New York courts spokesman says the judge was within the sentencing range for this type of a negotiated plea conviction.

The victim’s mother told WWNY television that she wishes Piche would have received jail time.

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This story has been corrected to show the judge’s name is James McClusky, not Jams McCluskey.

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Prosecutors: Synagogue attacker had 50 unfired bullets

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The man accused of attacking a Southern California synagogue fired only eight to 10 of the roughly 60 bullets he had before his weapon jammed, prosecutors said Tuesday.

John T. Earnest, 19, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder in the shooting that happened Saturday during a Passover service at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. One woman was killed and three people wounded, including the rabbi.

Earnest was arrested shortly after the attack with 50 unfired bullets, a tactical vest and helmet, prosecutors said during his arraignment.

At the hearing, a bespectacled Earnest stood behind a glass panel, wearing blue jail clothes and showing no apparent emotion. He uttered only one word — “yes” — to waive his right to a speedy preliminary hearing.

The judge scheduled a status hearing for May 30 and denied bail, calling Earnest an extreme threat to public safety.

Earnest was an accomplished student, athlete and musician whose embrace of white supremacy and anti-Semitism has dumbfounded his family and others who thought they knew him well.

He made the dean’s list both semesters last year as a nursing student at California State University, San Marcos. In high school, he had stellar grades, swam on the varsity team and basked in the applause of classmates for his piano solos at talent shows.

Earnest apparently became radicalized sometime over the last two years. He is also charged with arson in connection with an attack last month on a mosque in nearby Escondido.

Owen Cruise, 20, saw Earnest every day during senior year at Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego when the two were in calculus and physics together. They were also both in the school’s amateur radio club.

Earnest’s piano performances drew audiences to their feet.

His father, John A. Earnest, is a popular physics teacher at Mt. Carmel, where he has worked for 31 years.

“The way John T. acted is not representative at all of the way he was raised,” Cruise said. “They are an outstanding family. Some of the finest people I’ve ever met.”

The suspect’s parents said their son and five siblings were raised in a family that “rejected hate and taught that love must be the motive for everything we do.”

“To our great shame, he is now part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on Jewish people for centuries,” the parents said Monday in their first public comments. “Our son’s actions were informed by people we do not know, and ideas we do not hold.”

The parents, who are cooperating with investigators, refused to provide legal representation to their son, and he was represented by a public defender.

Earnest burst into the synagogue on the last day of Passover, a major Jewish holiday that celebrates freedom, and opened fire with an assault-style rifle on the crowd of about 100.

He fled when the rifle jammed, according to authorities and witnesses, avoiding an Army combat veteran and an off-duty Border Patrol agent who pursued him. He called 911 to report the shooting and surrendered a short time later.

Lori Kaye , a founding member of the congregation, was killed. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein was shot in the hands, while Noya Dahan, 8, and her uncle Almog Peretz suffered shrapnel wounds.

Kaye, 60, was remembered for her kindness Monday at a memorial service at the packed synagogue in Poway, a well-to-do suburb north of San Diego.

An online writing by a person identifying himself as John Earnest and published shortly before the attack spewed hatred toward Jews and praised the perpetrators of attacks on mosques in New Zealand that killed 50 people last month and at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue that killed 11 on Oct. 27.

Earnest frequented 8chan, a dark corner of the web where those disaffected by mainstream social media sites often post extremist, racist and violent views.

“I’ve only been lurking here for a year and half, yet what I’ve learned here is priceless. It’s been an honor,” he wrote.

Earnest, who evidently intended to livestream the attack, said he had planned the attack for four weeks.

“If you told me even 6 months ago that I would do this I would have been surprised,” Earnest wrote.

The FBI said it got tips about a social media post threatening violence against Jews about five minutes before the 11:30 a.m. attack.

The tips to an FBI website and hotline included a link to the anonymous post but did not offer specific information about its author or the location of the threat. The bureau said employees immediately tried to determine who wrote it, but the shooting occurred before they could establish his identity.

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Associated Press writers Michael Balsamo in Washington, R.J. Rico in Atlanta and Amy Taxin in Poway contributed to this report.

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This story has been corrected to show the rabbi’s first name is spelled Yisroel, not Yishoel.

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Families weep as trial opens after deadly warehouse fire

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For two hours, victims’ families wept and clutched one another Tuesday while a prosecutor opened a criminal trial by showing photos of and methodically naming each of the 36 partygoers who died in a Northern California warehouse fire.

Alameda County deputy district attorney Casey Bates then recounted for jurors the harrowing tales of two survivors who barely escaped the fast-moving fire and choking smoke while panic and indecision seized most of the victims attending an unpermitted music concert in an illegally converted Oakland warehouse.

The operators of the warehouse, Derick Almena and Max Harris, have been in jail since they were each charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter after the December 2016 inferno.

Bates said prosecutors charged the men because they illegally converted a warehouse zoned only for industrial use into a residence and entertainment venue crammed “floor to ceiling with unconventional, flammable materials.”

Bates said the two failed to provide adequate safety equipment, exits and signage. No one heard the signal fire alarm go off that night, Bates said, giving the partygoers no notice a fire had broken out. The warehouse also lacked sprinklers to slow the fast-moving fire and give them time to escape.

“They died because they had no notice, no time and no exits,” Bates said.

He finished by showing jurors text messages sent from two victims moments before they perished.

“I’m going to die now,” Nicole Siegrest wrote her mother.

“I love you,” Nicholas Walrath wrote his girlfriend. “Fire.”

Lawyers for Almena and Harris were scheduled to deliver their opening statements Tuesday afternoon.

Almena, 49, is charged with illegally converting the industrial building into an unlicensed entertainment venue and artist live-work space, while Harris, 29, collected rent and scheduled concerts.

Prosecutors say the pair filled the warehouse with highly flammable furniture, art pieces and other knickknacks that made it difficult for new visitors to quickly find exits during the fast-moving fire on Dec. 2, 2016.

The cause of the blaze has never been determined, which the men’s attorneys have said will be a central argument of their defense.

They both pleaded no contest to 36 counts of manslaughter last summer, but a judge scuttled the plea deal after victims’ families objected to the sentences as too lenient. Almena agreed to take responsibility in exchange for a nine-year sentence, and Harris agreed to a six-year term.

Judge James Cramer said he rejected the deal because he felt Almena did not show remorse. Prosecutors insisted the plea bargains were a package deal, so Cramer reluctantly rejected Harris’ agreement as well, though the judge said he felt Harris was remorseful.

The men face up to 36 years each if convicted on all counts.

The judge has issued an order that prevents attorneys from discussing the case publicly. Before the order, Almena’s attorney, Tony Serra, said he would argue that the fire could have been started by an arsonist or had other causes unrelated to the men’s management of the property.

Harris’ attorney, Curtis Briggs, said before the order that he planned to argue that others share blame for the fire, including the city of Oakland, its fire department and the warehouse’s landlord.

City codes require commercial buildings to be inspected annually, but the fire department and city officials said they found no records of inspectors checking the building.

Almena and Harris also have been named in lawsuits from victims’ families alleging that Oakland’s fire and building departments failed to inspect the warehouse annually as required. The lawsuits say inspectors would have discovered the illegal conversions.

Alex Katz, a spokesman for the city attorney, declined to comment, citing the litigation.

Warehouse owner Chor Ng, who has never been charged, also faces negligence lawsuits from the families. Bates said the type of lease Almena signed made him completely responsible for the building’s maintenance and safety upkeep.

Ng and her attorney, Stephen Dreher, did not return email and phone messages seeking comment.

The lawsuits also claim Pacific Gas & Electric failed to properly monitor, inspect and repair electrical equipment providing power to the warehouse. PG&E said in a statement that it cooperated with the investigation and that a review of its record found no electrical problems at the warehouse in the 10 years before the fire.

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Man suspected of killing 7 had multiple probation violations

A Tennessee man suspected of killing his parents and five others was close to being arrested for probation violations.

Twenty-five-year-old Michael Cummins was caught Saturday, hours after bodies were found in two rural Sumner County homes.

Court records show Cummins had been on probation after serving just 16 months of a 10-year sentence.

He was convicted of attempting to burn down a neighbor’s house and assaulting her when she tried to put out the fire.

Sumner District Attorney Ray Whitley says Cummins’ probation officer had been preparing another arrest warrant for Cummins’ violation of a no-contact order with the neighbor and failure to get a mental health evaluation.

The officer wasn’t able to get a judge to sign the warrant, but Whitley says it’s unlikely Cummins would have been arrested immediately.

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Police: No indication driver killed on bridge was targeted

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There’s no indication a woman fatally shot while driving over a highway bridge in northeast Iowa was targeted, police said Tuesday as they sought surveillance or trail camera video that could show whether someone was hunting nearby.

Micalla Alexis Rettinger was shot about 2:30 a.m. Sunday as she drove over a wooded area along the Cedar River in Waterloo. The shot shattered the driver’s side window of her Jeep and hit her neck, then hit one of her two passengers.

The 25-year-old former University of Northern Iowa softball player pulled over along U.S. Highway 218 and died. The injured passenger was taken to a hospital.

“I am devastated,” said head softball coach Ryan Jacobs. “(Rettinger) was a pretty special kid to us.”

Her father, Steven Rettinger, told The Des Moines Register that the world “lost a good-hearted person.” He said she graduated in 2016 with a degree in biology and wanted to become a dentist.

A ground search of the area near where she was shot turned up little to help investigators, said Maj. Joe Leibold with the Waterloo Police Department. But tips from the public are still arriving and being followed, Leibold said.

Police were hoping there might be video that could show if someone was hunting near the river.

Investigators also are trying to learn whether a portion of the bullet that struck Rettinger came from a rifle or handgun. That determination could help investigators figure out the distance from the firearm to the highway bridge where Rettinger was struck, Leibold said.

Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers has offered a $7,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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Lawsuit seeks release of Boy Scout sexual abuse files

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A New Jersey man who says he was abused by a Boy Scouts troop leader in the 1980s is suing to force the organization to release long-secret files containing the names of volunteers who were banned or considered risks for child sexual abuse.

Attorneys for retired police officer Richard Halvorson filed the suit late Monday.

The troop leader was suspended in 1987. The attorneys said he also worked as a schoolteacher and may have worked for another youth scouting organization.

The Boy Scouts have kept the files for decades. About 5,000 have been made public as a result of court action, but others remain confidential.

A Boy Scouts of America spokesman said in an email Tuesday that the organization supports the creation of a national registry of suspected abusers.

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Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine posts emotional tribute to college teammate killed in Kansas shooting

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New York Giants’ sixth-round draft pick Corey Ballentine posted an emotional tribute Monday to his former Washburn University football teammate who was killed over the weekend when they were gunned down after leaving a party in Kansas.

“God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers. I love you forever,” Ballentine said in a tribute to Dwane Simmons, a defensive back who was entering his senior year at the university.

“Thank you for being a true friend who uplifted me, corrected me when I was in the wrong, and accepted my flaws. Thank you for being a brother to me. Thank you for letting me experience your life,” he tweeted.

Ballentine and Simmons were out celebrating the 23-year-old cornerback being selected as the 180th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday. The former teammates left the party about 12:45 a.m. Sunday near the school’s campus in Topeka and were stopped by two to four men asking “if they had a smoke,” Simmons’ father, Navarro Simmons, told FOX4KC.

“Some guys rolled up and asked if they had some smoke or something else for sale,” Simmons said. “Dwane and Corey said ‘no’ and they just drove off and came back around and opened fire. And killed Dwane, and we’re just left in many broken pieces.”

GIANTS DRAFT PICK COREY BALLENTINE CALLED TEAMMATE’S FAMILY ABOUT SHOOTING, WITNESSES URGED TO COME FORWARD

Ballentine was rushed to the hospital and treated for a gunshot wound. Police did not say where Ballentine was struck by the bullet, but reports said the player suffered a gunshot wound to the glute.

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Washburn cornerback Corey Ballentine was injured in a shooting in Kansas, university officials said. His college teammate Dwane Simmons was killed. (Getty Images)

As for his future in the NFL, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman told SiriusXM NFL radio Monday that Ballentine — who reportedly has been released from the hospital — was expected to join the team for its minicamp this weekend.

“He’s a really bright kid and he’s a great kid,” Gettleman said. “What happened is tragic and unfortunate. That’s his best friend he was with. We spoke to him on Sunday. He’s coming along fine. He’ll be here Thursday for the minicamp this weekend.”

Topeka police have released few details on the shooting, but said they were questioning more than 20 potential witnesses Monday in hopes of catching the killer. Ballentine was also asked about the incident, but authorities said they intend to conduct a longer interview.

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Dwane Simmons’ family urged anyone with information on the shooting to contact police.

“If you hear anything please speak up. Please go to the authorities. Dwane deserves justice,” Navarro Simmons told FOX4KC on Sunday.

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Ballentine was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (AP)

Ballentine was the sixth Washburn University football player to be drafted and the first since 2008, when Cary Williams was selected by the Tennessee Titans, the university said. Ballentine appeared in 46 games and won the 2018 Cliff Harris Award for the small college defensive player of the year.

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He was also the first Washburn player to be selected for the 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl.

The Giants said in an earlier statement they were aware of the “tragic situation” and offered their condolences to the Simmons family.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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2 Tennessee sixth graders charged with plot to shoot up school, officials say

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Two Tennessee sixth graders were charged with conspiracy to commit murder after investigators discovered a hand-drawn map and plans to shoot faculty and students, authorities said.

Cumberland County school and law enforcement officials said in a news release Monday that the two students planned to bring weapons and hide them in the locker room until the last day of school. Investigators discovered a hand-drawn map.

The press release stated investigators discovered no weapons in searches of both students’ homes. Officials began investigating after a South Cumberland Elementary school resource officer heard a rumor of a possible “hit list.”

TWO MORE BODIES FOUND IN TENNESSEE HOME, SUSPECT LINKED TO 7 DEATHS

“Our first and most important responsibility is to ensure the safety of our students and staff,” Janet Graham, the school’s director, said in a news release. “It was determined that at no time during the investigation students or staff were believed to be in any immediate danger.”

The two students, whose names were not made public because they are juveniles, were arrested Friday and held in Cumberland County Juvenile Detention Facility as they await a juvenile court hearing.

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“We take any threat to students and school faculty very seriously and we will respond, investigate and take swift appropriate action to manage each threat,” Casey Cox, the Cumberland County sheriff, said in a statement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Suspect’s parents, uncle among 7 killed in Tennessee, authorities say

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A suspect’s parents and uncle were among the seven people found dead in two homes in rural Tennessee, authorities said.

Michael Cummins, 25, was arrested Saturday about a mile from one of the two crime scenes in rural Sumner County. He was shot and wounded while being taken into custody after authorities spotted him in a creek bed.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the dead as the suspect’s parents, David Carl Cummins, 51; Clara Jane Cummins, 45; and his uncle Charles Edward Hosale, 45.

The other victims were identified as Rachel Dawn McGlothlin-Pee, 43; whose relationship to Cummins wasn’t clear; her daughter Sapphire McGlothlin-Pee, 12; and Rachel’s mother, Marsha Elizabeth Nuckols, 64. Another victim, Shirley B. Fehrle, 69; was found in a separate home. Cummins allegedly stole a Kia from Shirley Fehrle, his neighbor and one of the victims, citing an arrest affidavit, the Tennessean reported.

TWO MORE BODIES FOUND IN TENNESSEE HOME, SUSPECT LINKED TO 7 DEATHS

An eighth victim, a relative of Cummins, survived and was said to be in critical condition, according to ABC News.

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Michael Cummins, 25, was arrested on Saturday after investigators found several bodies in two separate homes in Westmoreland, Tennessee. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

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Cummins has a lengthy criminal record and had multiple court-ordered requests in the past to undergo mental health checks.

A warrant for the suspect’s arrest was being prepared by a probation officer a day before several people were found dead, the Tennessean reported. Arrest warrants for Cummins were filed Monday on a charge of criminal homicide for at least one of the deceased and a charge of theft of property over $10,000.

It was not immediately clear what type of weapon was used.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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White Dallas cop who killed black neighbor after mistakenly entering his apartment told 911: ‘I’m going to lose my job’

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The white Dallas cop who mistakenly entered her black neighbor’s apartment in September, and killed him, thinking he was an intruder in her own home, told emergency dispatchers “I’m going to lose my job,” in a 911 call after the shooting occurred.

Amber Guyger, who was charged with manslaughter after the shooting on Sept. 6, 2018 can also be heard saying “I thought it was my apartment” 20 times during the nearly 6-minute phone recording obtained by ABC affiliate in Dallas, WFAA.

Guyger, who had been with the Dallas Police Department for four years before she was fired after the incident, lived in the same apartment complex as the 26-year-old victim, Botham Jean. Their apartments were on separate floors vertical to each other.

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This file photo provided by the Mesquite Police Department shows Amber Guyger, taken Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own home told a 911 dispatcher “I thought it was my apartment” nearly 20 times as she waited for emergency responders to arrive.  (Mesquite Police Department via AP)

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“I’m an off duty officer. I thought I was in my apartment and I shot a guy thinking he was, thinking it was my apartment,” she says in the call.

The attorney representing Jean’s family, Daryl Washington, told Fox News on Tuesday, the phone call confirmed “what we’ve known all the time.”

“At no time did she feel she was in danger or anyone else was in danger,” said Washington of Guyger, pointing to the fact that she never mentioned in the phone call that she believed Jean possessed a firearm or that he had charged at her in any way.

Washington also pointed out that Guyger seemed more upset over losing her job than shooting Jean.

“Even if she made an honest mistake, that would not be your first thought,” he said.

At 9:59 p.m. Guyger allegedly parked on the fourth floor of the Southside Flats apartment complex by accident, even though her apartment is located on the third floor. She then entered Jean’s apartment through the partially ajar front door and drew her handgun when she noticed “a large silhouette” in the apartment, according to the police arrest warrant affidavit that recounted Guyger’s version of events. Jean ignored her verbal commands and she shot at him twice, hitting him once, fatally, in the torso.

“I thought it was my apartment. I thought it was apartment. I could have sworn I parked on the third floor,” Guyger can be heard saying in the 911 call.

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In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo provided by Harding University in Searcy, Ark., Botham Jean leads worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas. Jean was shot and killed in his home in September 2018 by his neighbor, Amber Guyger, a Dallas police officer returning home from work who mistook his apartment for her own. (Jeff Montgomery/Harding University via AP, File)

The former officer’s blood was drawn at the scene of the shooting to test for drugs and alcohol although the results have not been released.

“I’m so tired,” Guyger said in the phone call, seeming confused as to how she ended up in the wrong apartment.

“Oh my god. I’m done. I didn’t mean to. I didn’t mean to. I didn’t mean to. I’m sorry,” she said, seemingly to Jean, who was born and raised on the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia.

“Unfortunately, there is an underlying fear of African American males,” Washington said. “Police officers shoot first ask questions later.”

Guyger was investigated at least nine times for her conduct prior to the fatal shooting in September, but all of those cases were dropped, including another instance where she shot and wounded a man during a police stop in May 2017.

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Her trial involving Jean is set to start on Monday, Aug. 12.

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