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Tsarnaev Guilty On All Charges In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev [[ jo-HAR zar-NYE-ev ]] is guilty of all 30 charges he faced in connection with the deadly attack.  Those charges included two counts of use of a weapon of mass destruction.  Several charges are punishable by the death penalty. 

Tensions High After SC Police Shooting

Tensions are high in South Carolina following the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer.  North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey threatened to cut short today’s press conference on the death of Walter Scott if protesters disrupted the question-and-answer session.  Officer Michael Slager has been charged with murder and fired from the department after video surfaced showing him shooting Scott in the back no less than eight times. Slager claimed Scott had taken his Taser.  Summey said not all of the video has been made public.

Second Arrest Made In Lawyer’s Murder

A second person is under arrest in connection with the murder of a DC lawyer.  Police have charged 19-year-old Dominique Johnson with conspiracy to commit robbery.  David Messerschmitt was found stabbed to death February 10th at the Donovan Hotel on Thomas Circle and Jamyra Gallmon is charged with his murder.  Investigators say Gallmon was trying to rob Messerschmitt when she killed him.

Frederick Mother Convicted In Daughter’s Death

A Frederick mother has been convicted of abusing her daughter to the point it killed her.  Stephanie Williams entered a plea deal Tuesday, resulting in a conviction on first-degree child abuse charges.  Despite a history of child abuse at the family’s home, 21-month-old Anayah Williams was returned to her parents from foster care.  Prosecutors say it was a death sentence for the child, as the mother repeatedly failed to protect the girl from being beaten by her father.  Williams will be sentenced next week.

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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.

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