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UNITED STATES

Penis injection kills man

A New Jersey woman who police say injected a man’s penis with silicone, resulting in his death, has been charged with manslaughter. The Essex County prosecutor’s office said 34-year-old Kasia Rivera gave 22-year-old Justin Street the injection on May 5. Such injections are often used to enlarge body parts, such as the buttocks. Street died the day after the injection. His death was ruled a homicide following a medical examiner’s determination he died of a silicone embolism. Rivera also faces charges for the unauthorized practice of medicine. She was arrested on Friday and is being held on US$75,000 bail.

UNITED STATES

Bestiality ban to stay

The Pentagon said sex with animals would still be illegal even if Congress should repeal a military rule on sodomy. Conservative groups are upset over a proposed change in the bill to finance the Department of Defense that would eliminate Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The code states that any person who engages in “unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy.” The Pentagon said in a statement on Friday that all animal abuse, including bestiality, would be considered “prejudicial to good order and discipline.”

UNITED STATES

Children rob classmates

Police in Warren, Michigan, say two children used a toy gun to rob their classmates of candy and chips. Police on Friday were seeking the suspects, ages 10 and eight. The five victims were walking home earlier this week when one of the boys pulled the plastic gun, The Macomb Daily newspaper in Michigan reported. Warren Detective Lieutenant Dan Beck said the two young suspects could be charged with armed robbery because one of the children thought the gun was real. “The suspect pointed the gun to the head of one of the victims and said: ‘Where’s the money?’” Beck said.

UNITED STATES

TV bachelor acquitted

A former contestant on Fox TV’s The Sexiest Bachelor in America pageant has been acquitted in the killing of his girlfriend, a former adult film actress. A California jury found 47-year-old Brian Randone not guilty of the murder and torture of 31-year-old Felicia Lee, who was found dead on Sept. 11, 2009, in their apartment in Monrovia near Pasadena. Prosecutors argued that Randone had severely beaten and suffocated Lee, while his defense attorneys argued she died of a drug overdose. Lee appeared in several adult films under the name Felicia Tang, and had bit roles in the mainstream movies Rush Hour 2 and The Fast and the Furious.

CZECH REPUBLIC

Woman killed by 25 dogs

A 60-year-old woman was mauled to death on Friday by up to 25 Rottweilers she was keeping on her property in Radonice-nad-Ohri, a village about 65km north of Prague, police said. “Several dogs attacked their owner around 6am. She died immediately after suffering serious wounds,” police spokesman Daniel Vitek said. “An investigation was launched to confirm all the circumstances of the incident.” After being called to the scene by the woman’s daughter, police removed 25 dogs from the property, but were not immediately able to confirm whether the woman was involved in breeding the canines for dog--fighting. The dogs were “abused and starving,” according to TV Nova, a local Czech broadcaster.

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