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Man acquitted of murdering wife on Battered Spouse Syndrome


A forklift driver who shot dead his defacto wife Helen Curtis in a West Footscray street has been found not guilty of murder.

Phillip Bracken, 45, broke down in tears when the Supreme Court jury acquitted him of the charges of murder, defensive homicide and manslaughter.

The jury of nine women and three men had been deliberating for nearly five days before handing down their verdict




http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/forklift-driver-found-not-guilty-of-murdering-defacto-20140228-33qpe.html

Attorney: Georgia police shot an unarmed teen

Attorney: Georgia police shot an unarmed teen


Euharlee, Ga. 17-year-old Christopher Roupe was shot and killed by a Euharlee police officer Friday night. His family's attorney said the officer mistook a video game controller in Roupe's hand for the Wii for a gun.

"The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand. He heard a knock at the door. He asked who it was, there was no response so he opened the door and upon opening the door he was immediately shot in the chest, Roupe family attorney Cole Law told Atlanta's WSB.

According to WSB, police went to the home to serve Roupe's father with a probation violation warrant.

Read more here: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/02/19/2961957/attorney-georgia-police-shot-an.html#storylink=cpy

Evidence in police shooting raises questions

WEST SACRAMENTO When a West Sacramento police officer shot an unarmed man in July 2012, the officer said he fired his weapon during a life or death struggle, his gun being wrestled away from him by an aggressive suspect.

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"I reached over and started to undo the dead bolt, and as soon as I undid the dead bolt, the lower lock shattered and the door flung open," Hughey said. "I took a couple of steps back, and as soon as the door flung open, I saw a police officer with his gun drawn."

According to the Hugheys, Wright fired his gun almost instantly.

Kevin Hughey said Wright was halfway through the sentence, "show me your f****** hands" when the gun went off. Hughey said he was several feet inside of his apartment when he was shot.

http://www.news10.net/story/news/investigations/2014/01/30/evidence-in-west-sac-ois-raises-questions/5070653/




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