Nathan Potter, a university film student was shot and killed while walking near his apartment in a random robbery attempt. 18-year-old Seandell Jackson was convicted of pulling the trigger, and after acting tough in court and even staring down the victim’s family, he finally burst into tears when he receive his sentence.
Formula one legend Michael Schumacher is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage after smashing his head on a rock in a skiing accident in France. French television station BFMTV reported that the condition of the record seven-time F1 champion had deteriorated from serious to critical. Grenoble University Hospital released a statement saying that the former German champion had suffered a “severe head injury with coma”, and had undergone neurosurgery. Our thoughts go out to Michael and his family. We wish him a speedy recovery.
A wealthy Texas 16-year-old got no jail time for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, sparking outrage and speculation. For his defense against the case, a psychologist diagnosed the boy with “affluenza,” meaning he doesn’t associate his bad actions with real consequences because his parents taught him that his money buys privilege.
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) is on a mission to help abused children feel empowered and not afraid of the world in which they live. “We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence.”
The world’s dumbest arsonist, 36 year old Chadi Jooma, broke both his legs, injured his pelvis and neck and received burns to the face when attempting to set his own shop on fire. In less than a second, the entire two story building collapsed, with one man sleeping up stairs seen rolling away on the footpath!
The Oklahoma teens say they shot and killed an Australian baseball player because they were “bored”, according to police. James Francis Edwards Jr., 15, and Chancey Allen Luna, 16, were charged with murder. A third teenager, Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, was charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact and with firing a weapon. All were charged as adults, according to the Stephens County District Attorney’s Office. “We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.” If convicted of first-degree murder, the suspects could face life in prison.
The train was travelling at 190km/h when it crashed , more than twice the 80km/h speed limit. Security footage shows the train, with 247 people on board, hurtling into a concrete wall at the side of the track as carriages jack-knifed and the engine overturned. The driver of the train has been taken into custody.
At this year’s Comic-Con, director Zach Snyder announced that the sequel to Man of Steel would feature our favourite masked vigilante! The film is said to take inspiration from The Dark Knight graphic novel series that featured Superman and Batman as enemies. The film is due out in theaters around 2015 with Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman, although there is no word yet on who will play Batman.