Police initially charged the shooter with the murder of the unborn baby. But when the charge was unproven, they decided to charge the mother with manslaughter.
"Prosecuting (Taylor) Irby sets a scary precedent that if someone seeks help to escape abuse, they will be punished for it," wrote Florida House of Representatives Democrat Anna Eskamani
“I told him how much I loved him, and how I would make sure the kids would never forget him, that they would know how special they were to him," said Christine Thornton.
When Port Charlotte police tried to get Catherine Allford out of her car, she allegedly went limp. Then bundles of US$10,000 in cash fell from underneath her dress.
The three men who drugged, gang-raped and murdered an eight-year-old Muslim girl Asifa Bano in India, sparking nationwide condemnation and new laws, have been sentenced to life in prison.
William Husel turned himself into Colombus Police after an investigation spanning six months into what Mount Carmel West hospital in Colombus, Ohio called his administration of “inappropriate” doses of the painkiller fentanyl to patients
Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, was lured onto the roof of her Islamic school in Bangladesh and told to withdraw her complaint. When she refused, she was doused with kerosene and set on fire on April 6, days after filing a complaint about the actions of the school’s headmaster.
Lawyer Robert Mueller, appointed as special counsel overseeing an investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, used his first public remarks on his investigation to emphasise that he did not exonerate President Donald Trump.
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter opened the state’s case against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson by saying its powerful painkillers have led to the “worst man-made public health crisis” in US history.
"Instead of having to deal with rescuing people, or helping people, they’re going to have to deal with these situation of how to confront someone who’s walking around with a gun."