Alleged Gang Leader Guilty In Slaying of Prosecutor
BOSTON -- A reputed gang leader was convicted yesterday in the execution-style slaying of a prosecutor who had dogged him for more than a year.
Jurors found 24-year-old Jeffrey Bly guilty of the 1995 killing of Assistant Attorney General Paul McLaughlin outside a commuter rail station in 1995 after McLaughlin had twice put Bly on trial and lost.
Prosecutors said Bly, 24, executed McLaughlin because he feared going to jail on carjacking charges. He later was convicted on those charges and is serving a 10- to 15-year sentence in state prison.
Bly was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for the murder.
4 Dead After Wash. Rampage
SHORELINE, Wash. -- A man suspected in the slayings of two relatives was killed by a police sniper after he fled a hit-and-run accident, fatally bludgeoned an elderly woman, broke the neck of another and fired dozens of shots at officers during a standoff Friday.
Authorities suspect Lonnie Davis, 22, killed his mother, Sheila Lindsey, 46, and his 18-month-old nephew, Kahari Prince, who were found stabbed to death at Lindsey's home in Brier Friday morning.
From Brier, Davis took his mother's car and headed down Interstate 5, where he struck motorcyclist Anthony Venegas, 64, whose leg had to be amputated. With the car wrecked, Davis fled on foot, apparently bludgeoning Erma Spence, 63, to death with a posthole digger before barging into the home of John Berger, who said the man "just came right in and sat down and made himself at home and watched TV. He was acting very disoriented. He had crazy eyes" and kept saying he "had lost his way."
After Berger and his roommate chased Davis away with a baseball bat, he attacked Irene Hilton, 82, in her yard, breaking her neck, police said. Davis then found an unoccupied house that contained a large number of weapons and started firing at officers, seriously wounding Deputy Diana Russell. Police said they may never know what prompted Davis, who was felled by a single sniper shot.
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, a onetime Khmer Rouge leader, attended the graduation of his son, Hun Manet, from the U.S. Military Academy. The economics major plans to pursue a graduate degree at New York University but said he must serve four years in the Cambodian military.
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. -- A male prison guard who sued after a female co-worker repeatedly tried to seduce him won a $3.75 million sexual harassment award. A jury found Friday that Mid-State Correctional Facility officials not only did nothing to stop the harassment of Robert Lockley Jr., 39, after he complained about overtures by Ronda Turner, 37, but retaliated for his complaint.