Crime 'She Was So Innocent': Tenn. Girl, 10, Is Fatally Stabbed, and Mom Charged with Murder
Italian jury to soon mull Americans' fate over slain officer
ROME (AP) — An Italian jury will next week begin deliberating the fate of two young American men on trial for the slaying of a Carabinieri police officer while they were vacationing in Rome in 2019. Judge Marina Finiti said on Monday that the case will go to the jury on May 5, after defense rebuttals conclude earlier that day. Vice Brigadier Mario Cerciello Rega, 35, died after being stabbed 11 times on a street near the tourists’ hotel. Finnegan Lee Elder, now 21, and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, now 20, have insisted they thought that Cerciello Rega and his plainclothes partner were criminals out to attack them.
A 29-year-old Tennessee woman is accused of fatally stabbing her 10-year-old daughter and critically injuring her 18-year-old sister during an attack outside her Memphis apartment building on Friday.
Lawrencia Reed has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of her daughter, Kamari Reed, as well as three counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Reed has yet to enter pleas to the charges, and it was unclear Tuesday if the woman — who is being held without bond — had retained legal counsel.
Calls for justice at N.C. funeral of Andrew Brown Jr.
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Mourners gathered Monday for the funeral of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, with attorneys for the family calling for justice at the outset of the service. The invitation-only service in a church in Elizabeth City followed public viewings that drew scores of people the previous day. The Rev. Al Sharpton was to deliver the eulogy, and other speakers included Brown'sThe invitation-only service in a church in Elizabeth City followed public viewings that drew scores of people the previous day. The Rev. Al Sharpton was to deliver the eulogy, and other speakers included Brown's relatives as well as civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing Brown’s family.
Police were called to the scene Friday evening and arrived to find Kamari and her 18-year-old aunt, who has not been named, suffering from stab wounds.
Both were transported to a nearby hospital, where Kamari was pronounced dead soon after arrival.
Her aunt remains in critical condition.
A motive remains unknown, with investigators saying only that the stabbings seemed to be "a domestic violence situation" in a Twitter post.
has been launched online to help cover Kamari's funeral costs.
"She was so innocent and had her whole life ahead of her," writes Akeria Reed, another aunt of Kamari's. "If you met her, you'd love her. She is the sweetest ever."
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2 American Tourists Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Italian Newlywed Police Officer
Finnegan Lee Elder stabbed an officer while friend Gabriel Natale Hjorth helped hide the knife in 2019 The jury deliberated for over 12 hours, the outlet reported. © Provided by People Uncredited/AP/Shutterstock Mario Rega RELATED: 2 Calif. Teens 'Confessed Their Deeds' After Fatally Stabbing Newlywed Officer in Rome: Police In 2019, the then teens were visiting Rome when Elder stabbed the officer 11 times in a drug bust gone wrong and Natale-Hjorth helped hide the murder weapon in their hotel room, the AP reports.
Dozens turned out Sunday for a candlelight vigil to honor Kamari.
Tykitta Franklin, who was also Kamari's aunt, spoke to.
Franklin said the entire ordeal has left the family devastated and confused. She told the station the little girl she loved so dearly died in her arms.
"My niece was my everything," Franklin said. "It's just so hard for me to be able to say that I was the last one trying to help her stay alive. She just ... I just felt her stop breathing."
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Jennifer Lopez Sings 'Sweet Caroline' with Her Mom During VAX Live Concert .
Jennifer Lopez's mom Guadalupe Rodríguez was demonstrating how she used to sing "Sweet Caroline" for her daughter as a lullaby when she was a babyDuring her performance at the taping of Global Citizen's VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on Sunday, the pop powerhouse brought her mom Guadalupe Rodríguez onstage during a rendition of "Sweet Caroline.