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Dec 13, 201204:43 PM

Cheat Sheet: December 13, 2012

Baby death ruled murder, father wanted

Police say 35-year-old Floyd Logan IV of Newport News, the father of a 16-month-old girl is wanted in connection with her death, which was recently classified as a homicide. Police responded to the 800 block of Park Row in reference to an unresponsive toddler on the afternoon of Aug. 15, 2012. The child, Waaliyah Brown, was transported to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Logan is wanted for first-degree murder and child abuse following months of investigation from police. He was indicted on those charges Dec. 4. (Source)

Owner claims on-the-loose emu in Virginia Beach

Officials say a man jogging on Seaboard Road in Virginia Beach called to report a strange sight this afternoon—an emu following behind him. Animal Control officers responded to the area and located the bird. The owner of the emu came and took the bird home. Emus are legal to own in the area, and no one was charged as a result of the incident. (Source)

Royal Hoax Radio Staff Moved Into Safehouses

Staff at a radio station behind a hoax call that led to the apparent suicide of nurse Jacintha Saldanha have been moved to safehouses and are under 24-hour protection from bodyguards. Saldanha was found dead days after the DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian called London’s King Edward VII hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for severe morning sickness. They impersonated the Queen and Prince Charles, with the “monarch” making enquiries about her “granddaughter.” Police have launched an investigation due to staff receiving death threats. (Source)

CIA ‘tortured and sodomized’ terror suspect, human rights court rules

CIA agents tortured German citizen Khaled el-Masri, sodomising, shackling and beating him, as Macedonian state police looked on, the European court of human rights said in a historic judgement released today. It also found Macedonia guilty of torturing, abusing and secretly imprisoning el-Masri, who is allegedly linked to terrorist organizations. It is the first time the court has described CIA treatment meted out to terror suspects as torture. (Source)

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