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UNITED STATES

Husband-killer moved

A New Hampshire man who was 16 when his lover persuaded him and his friends to kill her husband has been moved to a minimum-security prison. William “Billy” Flynn was moved last week as part of a work-release program. At 15, he began a torrid affair with Pamela Smart, his teacher for a self-esteem course at his high school. He testified that Smart helped plan her husband’s killing to make it look like a burglary. Flynn was convicted of killing Gregg Smart in May 1990, a week before the couple’s wedding anniversary. Pamela Smart was also convicted and is serving a life sentence. Flynn was sentenced to 28 years in prison. The case was tabloid fodder and led to books and movies, including To Die For, starring Nicole Kidman.

UNITED STATES

Lightning kills again in park

For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor to Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says officials were notified on Saturday of four people being struck by lightning near Rainbow Curve, at 3,300m along Trail Ridge Road. The four were rushed to a hospital, but Patterson says one man died of his injuries. On Friday, park officials said lightning killed one woman and injured seven other people. That also occurred near Trail Ridge, which is the nation’s highest continuously paved road. Patterson says they are the park’s first lightning fatalities since 2000, when a technical climber was struck on the Diamond on Longs Peak. No other key details were immediately released on Saturday’s strike, including the names of those hit. A park news released identified the woman who died on Friday as 42-year-old Rebecca Teilhet.

ISRAEL

Flight forced to turn back

Delta Air Lines says a flight leaving for New York developed a mechanical problem and had to return to Tel Aviv and make an emergency landing. An airline spokeswoman says Delta Flight 469, with 370 passengers and 17 crew members aboard a Boeing 747, returned safely to Ben Gurion Airport early yesterday. Spokeswoman Jennifer Martin says the emergency landing was made “out of an abundance of caution.” The flight interruption came at a time of heightened tension as the government continues to exchange rocket fire with Palestinian militants. There was no indication the mechanical problem was related. The plane was due at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport yesterday.

NICARAGUA

Missionary killer in jail

A man who confessed to killing a Wyoming woman on a missionary trip has been sentenced to 39 years in prison. A judge on Saturday issued the order against Fernando Aburto Reyes, who was found guilty of killing, raping and robbing Karen Colclough. He can remain imprisoned for up to 30 years. Colclough disappeared in April after she left her church group to take photographs while staying at a hotel on Montelimar Beach, about 48km southwest of Managua. An autopsy found she had been beaten and strangled. The 37-year-old resident of Jackson Hole and members of her church had been on a trip to help impoverished families in villages in the central province of Matagalpa. She originally was from Lynnfield, Massachusetts.

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