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  • Pope denounces latest ISIS executions

    February 16, 2015 5:03 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has denounced the slaying by the Islamic State of Egyptian Copts in Libya, saying they were "assassinated just for being Christian." Francis spoke off-the-cuff Monday during an audience with a Scottish ecumenical delegation. He said: "They only said 'Jesus help me ...' The blood of... more »
  • Baby goat beheaded; head, twin taken from New Orleans park

    January 29, 2015 3:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says a baby goat was beheaded and its head and the goat's twin brother taken from a New Orleans park. The SPCA is offering $1,000 for information leading to conviction of the person responsible. Morgana King says... more »
  • Obama orders review of US hostage policy

    November 18, 2014 1:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - With terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are taken hostage overseas. The White House says over the summer, Obama ordered a "comprehensive review" of the tools to try to bring American hostages home. The United States... more »
  • Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace

    September 26, 2014 11:29 AM

    MOORE, Okla. - Authorities say a man suspected of beheading a woman at a food processing plant in suburban Oklahoma City had been fired. Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said Friday that the suspect, who has not been charged, had been fired from Vaughan Foods. Lewis said the man entered... more »
  • Tech insider: Firms halting spread of grisly video

    September 3, 2014 12:18 PM

    PARIS - A Silicon Valley insider says tech companies drafted plans to scrub the web after a grisly video showing the beheading of an American journalist by Islamic State militants - and implemented them this week after a second killing. Video showing the death of James Foley last month ricocheted... more »
  • US says Sotloff beheading video is authentic Play Video

    September 3, 2014 3:44 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House says it has determined that a video showing the brutal killing of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff is authentic. Islamic State extremists released the video showing Sotloff's beheading on Tuesday. It comes two weeks after the militants released a video showing the killing of James... more »
  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    September 2, 2014 12:21 PM

    BEIRUT - An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the... more »
  • Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    August 20, 2014 12:07 PM

    EDGARTOWN, MA - President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama says the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences. Obama says the... more »
  • Probation in beheaded bird case

    May 12, 2014 7:32 PM

    LAS VEGAS- A law school graduate still faces four years probation and monthly work at an animal shelter for beheading an exotic bird at the Flamingo Resort in Las Vegas. Justine Alexander Teixeira apologized to the state of Nevada and to people affected by his drunken tirade two years... more »
  • Thibodaux man found competent to stand trial

    November 23, 2013 1:43 PM

    Thibodaux - The Thibodaux man accused of beheading his 7-year-old son in August 2011 has been found competent to stand trial. Lafourche Parish Judge John LeBlanc ruled Friday that Jeremiah Lee Wright is now fit for trial, following his former decision in February that Wright was incompetent to stand... more »
  • What happens in Vegas could lead to jail

    April 24, 2013 8:12 PM

    LAS VEGAS- A law student from California goes to trial in Nevada on felony charges of torturing and beheading an exotic bird at a resort on the Las Vegas strip. Justine Teixeira waived a hearing on evidence on charges of animal killing and animal torture for killing a helmeted guineafowl... more »
  • Wright found incompetent to stand trial

    February 19, 2013 2:37 PM

    THIBODAUX - A judge in Lafourche Parish has ruled Jeremiah Wright is not fit to stand trial for killing his son. Wright is accused of beheading his disabled seven-year-old son Jori Lirette, and leaving his head in the yard where Wright lived with the boy's mother. Judge John... more »
  • No date for sanity ruling in beheading case

    February 19, 2013 8:00 AM

    THIBODAUX - Attorneys don't know when a Lafourche Parish judge will rule on whether a man accused of beheading his disabled son is able to help his attorneys and therefore fit to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder of 7-year-old Jori Lirette. Jeremiah Wright's attorneys have not entered... more »
  • Sanity ruling postponed in disabled boy's beheading

    February 13, 2013 4:50 PM

    THIBODAUX - A Lafourche Parish judge postponed a ruling on whether a man accused of beheading his disabled son is fit to stand trial for first-degree murder. District Judge John LeBlanc had said he would rule Wednesday on whether to try Jeremiah Wright for the death of 7-year-old Jori Lirette... more »
  • Sanity ruling expected today in boy's beheading

    February 13, 2013 7:38 AM

    THIBODAUX - A Lafourche Parish judge plans to rule on whether a man accused of sawing off his disabled son's head is able to help his attorneys and therefore fit to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder. District Judge John LeBlanc has said he will rule Wednesday on... more »
  • Judge to rule on alleged killer's competency

    February 6, 2013 11:12 AM

    THIBODAUX- A Lafourche Parish judge is reviewing testimony and evidence about the sanity of a man accused of beheading his disabled son in 2011. Judge John LeBlanc says he will rule Thursday on whether Jeremiah Wright is competent to stand trial in the case. Wright is accused of killing... more »
  • Doctor: Wright not clearly psychotic, can be tried

    February 4, 2013 10:12 AM

    THIBODAUX - A psychiatrist says a man accused of beheading his son is not clearly psychotic and is competent for trial. Dr. Mark Wilson headed the team that decided last summer that Jeremiah Wright was competent for trial on a charge of murdering 7-year-old Jori Lirette. The Daily Comet reports... more »
  • Trial in child's death delayed

    December 31, 2012 8:05 AM

    THIBODAUX - A hearing to determine the competency of a man accused of beheading his son has been delayed for a third time. 31-year-old Jeremiah Wright, of Thibodaux, must be deemed mentally competent before he can stand trial on charges he decapitated 7-year-old Jori Lirette last year. Prosecutors... more »
  • Sanity hearing delayed for man accused of beheading son

    September 19, 2012 2:25 PM

    THIBODAUX - A man accused of beheading and dismembering his disabled 7-year-old son will have a sanity hearing in November rather than Friday. Defense attorney Kerry Cuccia says 31-year-old Jeremiah Wright's hearing is now scheduled Nov. 26 and 27. Mental health experts will testify about whether he has the mental... more »
  • Cop in Jamaica accused of beheading

    June 13, 2012 7:37 PM

    A police officer in Jamaica is accused of beheading a man who may have been a witness in a corruption case against the cop. Constable Jeffery Peart was arrested Wednesday, nearly a month after the headless body was discovered. Investigators have now started questioning members of Peart's family. Peart is... more »
  • NY man charged with beheading girlfriend in 1989

    March 13, 2012 12:27 PM

    NEW YORK - A man has been charged with cutting off his pregnant girlfriend's head on a New York City rooftop in 1989. Philip Ward pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering Veronica Bowen. Ward already is in prison for killing the woman who became his girlfriend after Bowen's death. Defense... more »
  • Woman charged in beheading plot to appear in court

    February 3, 2012 4:45 AM

    WILMINGTON, N.C. - A Raleigh school administrator accused of paying a hit man to behead three witnesses in a North Carolina terrorism case is due in federal court. Nevine Aly Elshiekh is scheduled to appear today. She was arrested last month after FBI agents tracked her to a meeting in... more »
  • DA to try man killed of beheading disabled son

    August 17, 2011 6:07 PM

    THIBODAUX - The Lafourche Parish District Attorney will take charge of prosecuting a man accused of beheading his disabled 7-year-old son, he said Wednesday, calling it a high-stakes case. Camille A. "Cam" Morvant told The Daily Comet that he thinks a fair jury can be found in Lafourche Parish,... more »
  • Lovesick man beheads woman at her school in India

    April 28, 2011 12:47 PM

    PATNA, India - Police say a man armed with a large knife beheaded an 18-year-old woman at her school in front of her horrified classmates in eastern India. The attacker later told police he was in love with the victim but her parents wouldn't allow them to marry. ... more »
  • Beheading suspect: Wife had my unconditional love

    January 29, 2011 11:56 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y.- A man accused of beheading his wife after she demanded a divorce told a jury in upstate New York that he had given her "unconditional love" during their marriage. Muzzammil Hassan spent hours Friday testifying about his relationship with his wife, Aasiya. He is acting as... more »
  • Texas jury mulls death sentence for child-killer

    July 29, 2010 12:23 PM

    A Texas jury is deliberating whether to give a death sentence to a 29-year-old man convicted of beheading his common-law wife's three children in 2003. John Allen Rubio faces execution or life in prison with an opportunity for parole after 40 years. Hidalgo County District Judge Noe Gonzalez... more »

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