Roof to face death penalty
The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study will face a death penalty trial, even though not all the victims' families agree with capital punishment, a prosecutor said yesterday. Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said yesterday that some crimes are so heinous they require the most serious punishment. Dylann Roof is charged under U.S. hate crime laws as well. MISSOURI
Pair sentenced in bomb plot
Two St. Louis men were ordered yesterday to spend 7 years in federal prison for planning a foiled bomb attack targeting the Ferguson police chief, the county's prosecutor and other officials after last year's police shooting death of Michael Brown. The sentences for Brandon Orlando Baldwin, 24, and Olajuwon Davis, 23 -- identified by federal agents as New Black Panther Party members -- mirrored those agreed upon by the men when they pleaded guilty in June to four felony counts, including conspiring to use explosives and making false written statements while buying firearms.
More Kraft Singles recalled
Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought. The company recalled 335,000 cases yesterday because a thin strip of packaging film may stick to the slice after the wrapper has been taken off, creating a choking hazard. The recall covers 1-, 3- and 4-pound Kraft Singles American and White American cheese product with "Best When Used by Dates" ranging from Dec. 12 to March 2.
Man guilty of hit man hire
George Miguel Tiaffay, 43, a former Las Vegas firefighter and U.S. Military Academy graduate, was found guilty yesterday of hiring a homeless ex-convict to hide in an apartment and kill his estranged wife with a claw hammer nearly three years ago. he jury convenes today to consider a sentence, but the death penalty is not on the table.