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Aug 23, 201304:57 PM

Cheat Sheet: August 23, 2013

Sailors accused in rape, abduction

Three sailors stationed in Norfolk have been charged in connection to an abduction and rape in Suffolk. On Monday a female victim reported she was sexually assaulted by three acquaintances while visiting an apartment on College Drive on Aug. 16. As a result of the investigation, three men were charged in connection to the incident. Daniel Keith Saunders, 22, of Norfolk is charged with abduction, extort money or immoral purposes, forcible sodomy and forcible rape. Freddrick Lamar Thompson, 24, of Norfolk is charged with two count of abduction, extort money or immoral purposes, object sexual penetration, forcible sodomy and two counts of rape. Michael Jerame Willis, 20, of Norfolk, is charged with abduction, extort money or immoral purposes, two counts of rape, object sexual penetration and forcible sodomy. All three area being held at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail. (Source)

Teens beat WWII veteran to death

A juvenile has been arrested by Spokane police in connection with the beating of an 88-year-old World War II veteran this week. The male suspect has been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree murder. The veteran—Delbert Belton—was beaten and left for dead by two teens outside a lounge in Spokane, Washington, where he played pool. The teens appeared to have picked Belton at random. Police found Belton in the parking lot with serious head injuries, and it was determined that the cause of death was blunt facial and head injuries. (Source)

Fort Hood soldier guilty of murder

Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. A jury of 13 high-ranking military officers reached a unanimous guilty verdict on all charges—13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder—in about seven hours. Hasan is now eligible for the death penalty. He had no visible reaction as the verdict was read. After the jury and Hasan left the courtroom, some victims who survived the shooting and family members began to cry. The Army psychiatrist acknowledged carrying out the attack in a crowded waiting room where unarmed troops were making final preparations to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq. Because of the shooting, 13 people were killed and more than 30 wounded. (Source)

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