Judge finds Michelle Carter guilty of manslaughter in texting suicide case

Judge finds Michelle Carter guilty of manslaughter in texting suicide case
(CNN)In a case that hinged largely on a teenage couple's intimate text messages, Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Friday in the 2014 death of her boyfriend, who poisoned himself by inhaling carbon monoxide in his pickup truck, a Massachusetts judge ruled. "She admits in ... texts that she did nothing: She did not call the police or Mr. Roy's family" after hearing his last breaths during a phone call, Moniz said. "And, finally, she did not

Oklahoma sheriff, 5 others indicted in prisoner’s death

Oklahoma sheriff, 5 others indicted in prisoner’s death
(CNN)An Oklahoma sheriff and five other people have been indicted in the death of a prisoner who was held in a restraint chair more than 48 hours without adequate food, water or medical care, authorities said.Others charged with second-degree manslaughter were jail administrator Jennifer Niles, 34; assistant jail administrator John Markus, 29; detention officer Shawn Galusha, 37; nurse practitioner Lela Goatley, 57; and licensed practical nurse Vanisa Gay, 38. CNN reached out to the lawyer representing Jerry Niles and

Honorary Alaska ‘mayor,’ Stubbs the cat, dies at 20

Honorary Alaska ‘mayor,’ Stubbs the cat, dies at 20
(CNN)In today's political climate, catty politicians claw for every vote, but the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, was different. His ability to unite through cuddles and his fondness for naps made him remarkable, and this mayor -- Stubbs the cat -- also proved that opposable thumbs aren't necessary for success in politics."He was a trouper until the very last day of his life," Stubbs' owners said. "You are are a remarkable cat and we will dearly miss you."

Three dead in Honolulu high-rise fire, mayor says

Three dead in Honolulu high-rise fire, mayor says
(CNN)At least three people were killed in a massive fire at a Honolulu high-rise Friday, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said.The victims were found on the same floor, officials said.The blaze leaped to the two floors directly above the origination point on the 26th floor, resident Joel Horiguchi told CNN. "I looked out my window and noticed black smoke," Horiguchi said. "I then opened my window to find the fire was a unit above us, just across. I also heard

Mom of murdered toddler sentenced to probation

Mom of murdered toddler sentenced to probation
(CNN)The mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond will not serve any additional jail time, despite helping dispose of her daughter's body and continuing to take government benefits after her death. "The sentencing today just completes the circle of injustice," McCarthy's attorney Jonathan Shapiro told CNN in a telephone interview Wednesday."She got away with murder by making a deal with the prosecution to testify against Mr. McCarthy in return for her freedom. The jury needed someone to pay for this

Here are NASA’s newest photos of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot

Here are NASA’s newest photos of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot
(CNN)NASA just released photos of Jupiter that are clearer and closer than ever before. It's more than a spot, really, as photo comparisons show. Its 10,000-mile-wide clouds form a storm that is 1.3 times the size of Earth. That mileage is also 10 times the range that clouds span in Earth's largest hurricanes.There's also hope to learn more about the planet's chemical composition and magnetic field. NASA says Jupiter has a similar composition to the sun and that the