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.
The English Defence League (EDL) is a far-right street protest movement which opposes Islamism in the United Kingdom. Following the attack of a soldier in Woolwich, more than 100 supporters of the EDL gathered in protest and fought with police. Members of the Muslim community in London have responded to the attack as in no way being a representation of their religion, and they urge people not to believe far-right’s propagandised view of hatred towards Islam.
Three women who were abducted about a decade ago were found alive on Monday at a Cleveland house near where at least two of them were last seen and a school bus driver was arrested in connection with their disappearance, police said. A neighbor in the community said he heard screams and rushed to the house where he found one of the women, Amanda Berry, who was reported missing a decade ago as a teenager. He lent her his cell phone to call police. “Help me! I’m Amanda Berry…I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years and I’m here. I’m free now.” Berry said.
The world’s first fully functioning gun made from a 3D printer will be available for download next week. The handgun uses 16 printed parts that are clipped together and can be fitted with interchangeable barrels to fire different-caliber rounds. The only non-printed part needed to fire is a simple nail, which acts as the firing pin.
Bulletproof backpack sales are on the rise following the Newtown school shooting. 8 News Investigative Reporter Kerri O’Brien puts one of the backpacks to the test, and talks to parents to get their opinions on the controversial product. In the 1980’s this would be a comedy sketch, in 2013 it’s real life. Leave your thoughts in our comment section now!