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Newlywed on murder rap

A newlywed woman has been charged with murder for allegedly pushing her husband off a cliff barely a week after they married, according to court documents published on Tuesday. Jordan Linn Graham appeared in court in Montana on Monday accused of second-degree murder over the death of her husband, Cody Lee Johnson in July in Glacier National Park. The 22-year-old initially told police her husband, 25, had gone missing. However, she subsequently admitted she had lied. “Graham stated their argument intensified. At one point in time during their arguing, Graham turned and began to walk away. She stated Johnson grabbed her by the arm,” said a police affidavit published by the Missoulian newspaper. “After removing Johnson’s hand from her arm, Graham stated she could have just walked away, but due to her anger, she pushed Johnson with both hands in the back and as a result, he fell face first off the cliff,” it said.


Parents accuse envoy

Parents of several children have accused the Vatican’s now-sacked envoy to the nation of pedophilia, authorities said on Tuesday. “There are a number of parents who have filed reports” against Monsignor Josef Wesolowski, deputy prosecutor Bolivar Sanchez told reporters. Sanchez was tapped by Attorney General Francisco Dominguez Brito to lead the investigation into the case. “So far, we have interviewed three [boys] here; in another location we interviewed four more boys,” Sanchez said. “They are all from 13 to 18 years old and mainly from very poor neighborhoods,” he said. On Aug. 21 Wesolowski, the papal nuncio in Santo Domingo, was sacked without the Vatican sharing the news with the public. Last week, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told the I.Media news agency on Vatican affairs that an investigation was underway in Rome into allegations of child sex abuse against Wesolowski.


Man accused of drunken ride

University of Colorado police have arrested a man suspected of going on a drunken horseback ride through the city of Boulder. Police spokesman Ryan Huff told the Daily Camera that witnesses saw the rider and horse occasionally wandering into traffic near the school on Monday afternoon. Police pulled over the rider and gave him a sobriety test, and he was arrested on suspicion of riding under the influence. The man’s name has not been released. Police say he had a small dog in his backpack and beer in one of his saddlebags.


Priest gives pope car

Pope Francis no longer has to be chauffeured in popemobiles, but can drive around the Vatican himself after a 70-year-old priest gave him his old Renault 4. The car is nearly 20 years old and has 300,000km on the clock. It was presented to Francis by Renzo Zocca at the weekend. Moved by Francis’ drive to create “a poor Church for the poor,” Zocca wrote to the pontiff to tell him about his work with disabled people, the poor and drug addicts in Verona, Italy. He told the Famiglia Cristiana magazine that he had wanted to give the pope a gift, “and what better than my old Renault 4?” The elderly priest was amazed when the phone rang on Aug. 10 and it was the pontiff on the line. “I didn’t know what to say, I lost my breath,” he told the magazine. The pope pressed Zocca on whether he would rather donate the car to charity, but finally accepted the gift.

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