Boy arrested in murder
Police have arrested a 12-year-old California boy for the murder of his eight-year-old sister, in a case that prompted an intense manhunt. Police were initially searching for an armed intruder for the April 27 murder of Leila Fowler, based on testimony from her brother, who was the only other person home when she was stabbed. However, in a statement released on Saturday night, the sheriff’s office said they had settled on the brother as their suspect. “We have put over 2,000 hours in this investigation to provide Leila Fowler’s family answers to her death,” Sheriff Gary Kuntz told a news conference after the arrest. The brother told police he saw an intruder flee the house and, soon after, found his sister stabbed. He called his parents, who called police. The girl died in the hospital.
Man impales himself, dies
A mentally ill man died on Sunday after gouging out his eyes and impaling himself on a post as authorities tried to restrain him, a police source said. The man, who had a history of psychiatric illness, was being driven to hospital by his wife in Marseille. He escaped and tried to fling himself under a bus, the driver of which alerted authorities. As police tried to control him, he gouged out his eyes and impaled himself on the post that was holding up a fence, sustaining fatal injuries.
Lawmakers brawl in club
A brawl in a restaurant put two members of parliament in hospital on Sunday. An argument between patrons of La Truffe, an upscale restaurant and club frequented by President Mikheil Saakashvili and his allies in Tbilisi, flared into a fight about midnight on Saturday that lasted 10 to 15 minutes, police said. Georgy Vashadze, David Sakvarelidze, lawmakers from Saakashvili’s United National Movement, were hospitalized along with former minister of agriculture Zaza Gorozia after the fight. All three were released later on Sunday.
No story: Mubarak’s lawyer
A lawyer representing former president Hosni Mubarak on Sunday denied that his client had spoken to a newspaper, describing as a fabrication reports that he had said it was too early to judge President Mohamed Morsi’s performance. Sunday’s edition of El-Watan said its journalist had broken through security lines to speak to Mubarak on Saturday before his retrial on charges of complicity in the death of protesters killed in the uprising that swept him from office. El-Watan’s editor-in-chief Magdi El Galad stood by his reporter’s account. Lawyer Farid el-Deeb said he had sent Mubarak, 85, a message asking if the interview had happened. “He sent me a message saying this didn’t happen,” El Galad said.