Does the punishment of a Massachusetts woman convicted of killing her boyfriend with texts encouraging suicide fit the crime? Some legal experts say the verdict sets a bad legal precedent. More analysis in this story at USA Today.
Robert Seman, Jr., accused of raping a 10-year-old girl before killing her and her grandparents in a fire, leaped to his death by jumping over a balcony wall at the Mahoning County Courthouse in Ohio on April 10. Prosecutors called the apparent suicide “very telling.” The Washington post has details in this story.