UPDATED 2019/01/25 3:00PM Police are still looking for a motive in the case of a Florida man who killed five women in a bank on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019. 21-year-old Zephen Xaver walked into a SunTrust Bank, armed with a handgun and wearing a bulletproof vest, and proceeded to shoot and kill five people executive-style. One woman managed to escape after hearing gunshots from the back room of the bank. After the shooting, he called 911 and told police, “I have shot five people.” He then barricaded himself inside the bank. When arrested, the shooter was seen in a shirt with a rendering of the four apocalyptic riders. On the back of the shirt were images of a scythe and assault rifle. The police have no motive for the horrendous act. The victims were a mix of employees and customers and there is no evidence that Xaver targeted them in any way. He had no plans to rob the institution and no connection to anyone in the building. In documents… Read More
UPDATED: 2019/01/24 1:00PM Italy has been ordered by the European Court of Human Rights to pay compensation to Amanda Knox, the American woman who, at 20 years old, was charged with murder and found herself in the middle of a case that captivated the world. In 2009, Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty of the murder and sexual assault of Meredith Kercher. Knox was also convicted of making a malicious accusation when she blamed the murder of Kercher on a bar manager. He was later found to have had an alibi. In 2011, the two were freed when an appeals court was able to turn over their convictions, citing lack of evidence. But then, two years later, the pair were retried and their convictions were restored. Finally, in 2015, Italy’s Court of Cassation, which is Italy’s highest appeals court, exonerated Knox and Sollecito. Knox’s conviction for malicious accusation remained in place. In 2016, Knox was given permission to take her case to the European Court of Human… Read More
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