Roof To Plead Guilty
The South Carolina man convicted of federal hate crimes in the killing of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston is expected to plead guilty to murder in his state trial. The Charleston “Post and Courier,” says Dylann Roof will plead guilty on April 10th in exchange for a life sentence without parole. Solicitor Scarlett Wilson calls it a legal maneuver that allows South Carolina prosecutors to get Roof into federal custody so the death penalty can be imposed.
Maryland House To Vote On Pot-For-Heroin Measure
The Maryland House of Delegates is set to vote today on a measure that would give heroin addicts access to medical marijuana to help treat their addiction. The proposal was added as an amendment earlier this month. Some experts have testified that medical pot could do wonders to helping to ease the symptoms of heroin addicts who are trying to kick the drug. The full House was expected to vote on the measure today.
Final Four Tips Off Saturday
Phoenix is awash in March Madness for tomorrow’s Final Four. Top-seeded Gonzaga will clash with seventh-seeded South Carolina in the first game at 6:09 p.m. Eastern. Fellow number-one seed North Carolina meets third-seeded Oregon in the other national semifinal at 8:49 p.m. The winners will square off in the national championship game Monday at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.