Crime New Kensington mom charged with manslaughter in death of 3-year-old Mikel Fetterman
Ghost Ship defendant Derick Almena released from jail
Derick Almena, the lone remaining defendant charged in the deaths of 36 people killed in Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse fire, has been released from Santa Rita Jail on $150,000 bail. Almena, 50, has remained behind bars as prosecutors prepared to retry him after last year’s five-month trial. While the jury deadlocked on a verdict for Almena, the panel acquitted his co-defendant, Max Harris, on Sept. 5 and walked out of the Dublin jail that evening. Both men faced up to 39 years in prison if convicted of all charges stemming from the inferno Dec. 2, 2016, during an electronic music party in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood.
A New Kensington woman was arrested Wednesday after her 3-year-old son died of suspected abuse.
Teresa Fetterman, 23, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, two counts of aggravated assault on a child and other charges. Her son, Mikel Fetterman,after what police suspected was abuse.
Mikel spent almost a month in the pediatric intensive care unit at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh after he was found unresponsive on the 1100 block of 5th Avenue.
Wyo. Girl, 16, Is Killed by S.D. Teen She Met Online After Wanting to 'Run Away' with Him
Michael Gavin Campbell, 17, and 16-year-old Shayna Ritthaler met on an online dating siteOn Thursday, Michael Campbell, 17, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the killing of 16-year-old Shayna Ritthaler, according to the Argus Leader, KNBN and KOTA.
Keith Lilly Jr., 31, of New Kensington was arrested April 3 in connection with the incident. Authorities said Lilly injured the child and caused bruises and fractures, including a fractured skull with a brain bleed. There was also evidence the child had been sexually assaulted.
Lilly is facing homicide and sexual assault charges. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 9.
Ms. Fetterman was arraigned Wednesday afternoon and placed in Westmoreland County Prison after she was unable to post bail. Her preliminary hearing is set for May 28.
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Kate Middleton and Prince William Have a New Name on Twitter and Instagram Now .
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently tweaked their social media profiles. Earlier this week, eagle-eyed royal fans noticed a subtle change on the @KensingtonRoyal Instagram and Twitter accounts. Although the username has remained the same, the name on the profiles, previously listed as "Kensington Palace," now reads, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge" on Twitter and "Duke and Duchess of Cambridge" on Instagram—perhaps more fitting monikers for Prince William and Duchess Kate's social media.