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Mar 18, 201312:03 PM

Cheat Sheet: March 16-17: Weekend Roundup

Two teens found guilty in Steubenville rape case

Two high school football players were convicted Sunday in an Ohio rape case that gained worldwide attention through social media. In a trial that divided the town Steubenville, Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, were found guilty of raping a drunk 16-year-old girl. The case attracted the attention of bloggers—and even the loosely organized hacking group, Anonymous—who questioned everything from the behavior of the football team to the integrity of the investigation. Judge Thomas Lipps announced his decision after reviewing evidence presented over four days of testimony. The ruling brings an end to a trial that gained media attention for its lurid text messages, cell phone pictures and videos and social media posts surrounded the sexual abuse of the girl. Mays was sentenced to a minimum of two years in a juvenile correctional facility. Richmond was sentenced to a minimum of one year, but like Mays, he could be in detention until he is 21. (Source)

Pedestrian hit by vehicle in Norfolk dies

A pedestrian hit by a vehicle Saturday evening in Ghent died Sunday. The man was struck around 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Colonial and Boissevain avenues and was taken to the hospital, where he died. The vehicle involved stopped at the scene. Police are investigating, and findings will be sent to the Commonwealth Attorney to determine what, if any, charges will be filed. Police have not yet released the man’s name. (Source)

Thousands compete in Shamrock races

More than 28,000 runners competed in the annual Shamrock marathon and half marathon races at the Oceanfront this St. Patrick’s Day. The different races had staggered starts throughout the morning. Supporters and musicians lined the course to keep runners motivated. The women’s first place finisher was Tezeta Dengersa, with a time of 2:49. Christopher Zablocki was the first male to finish, and with first overall, with a time of 2:17. (Source)

T.I. & TMZ: Rapper blasts site after Lil Wayne hospitalization story changed

Rapper T.I. blasted TMZ via Twitter after the celebrity gossip site apparently misreported Lil Wayne’s condition by saying that Wayne was being given “his last rites,” but they have since removed that from their story. T.I. expressed anger toward TMZ for their false reporting, explaining that the reports were surely upsetting to Wayne’s family. (Source)

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