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Nov 19, 201204:23 PM

Cheat Sheet: November 19, 2012

Man charged with capital murder in officer’s death

Today a grand jury indicted Raymond Lewis Perry, 21, on one charge of capital murder for fatally shooting off-duty Norfolk police officer Victor Decker. This charge makes Perry eligible for life in prison or the death penalty. Detectives charged Perry this past summer, nearly two years after a passerby found the 25-year-old officer shot to death by the side of Oceana Boulevard the morning of Oct. 26, 2010. (Source)

Israel says prefers diplomacy but ready to invade Gaza

Israel bombed dozens of targets in the Gaza strip today and said that while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire. Mediator Egypt said a deal for a truce to end the fighting could be close. The leader of Hamas said it was up to Israel to end the new conflict it had started. Israel says its strikes are to halt Palestinian rocket attacks. (Source)

Babysitter charged after toddler dies

A 34-year-old babysitter, Brenda Kay Garner, faces a child abuse and neglect charge after 2-year-old Garrett King died from blunt force trauma while in her care. Officers responded to the 4900 block of Pimlico Circle of Virginia Beach on Nov. 14 for a report of an unconscious child around 1 p.m. King was transported to a local hospital and passed away the next day. (Source)

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