CALIFORNIA: 4 dead in Sacramento home

An assailant entered a Sacramento home and shot four people to death, and authorities were trying to learn a motive. The suspect was critically wounded. Officers responding to reports of gunfire Saturday night found three men and woman dead at the home, Officer Michelle Gigante said. A fifth person, identified as a suspect, was wounded, apparently by someone in the home who confronted him. Investigators weren't sure if there were additional suspects. Police initially described the killings as occurring during a home invasion, but Gigante said later that investigators don't know the motive. Some gang members may have been involved, Gigante said.


Slayings jolt Sikh group

Residents of Selma, known as the "Raisin Capital of the World" mourned an Indian family killed in a murder-suicide, and grappled with allegations that the man accused in the shooting was a former Indian army officer wanted for murder in his homeland. News of Saturday's murder-suicide shook the Indian community, which numbers 15,500 in Fresno County. The majority are Punjabi Sikhs, like the family. Avtar Singh shot his wife and two children and gravely wounded a third child early Saturday before turning the gun on himself. Investigators were still trying to determine a motive. A year ago, Singh was arrested after his wife said he had choked her. That set off a process that prompted the Indian government to seek his extradition in the 1996 death of a prominent lawyer and human rights activist in Kashmir. In India, the lawyer and brother of the murdered Jalil Andrabi blamed the government, saying officials should have tried harder to bring Singh to justice.


MASSACHUSETTS: Bulger's pal to learn fate

Catherine Greig had been by James "Whitey" Bulger's side for more than three decades, first as a secret girlfriend while he lived with another woman, then as the faithful woman who left her life in Massachusetts to go on the run with him. She is about to learn what her punishment will be for helping Bulger, one of the most-wanted men in the world, elude authorities for 16 years. She will appear Tuesday before a federal judge in Boston to be sentenced before an expected crowd of relatives of people allegedly killed by Bulger. Bulge, 82, former leader of the Winter Hill Gang and an FBI informant, is awaiting trial in 19 murders. Greig faces a maximum of 15 years.

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