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Thursday 19 October 2017

Teen attacked his girlfriend

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy who attacked and injured his then girlfriend is to be spared a custodial sentence and a criminal conviction.

The Dublin boy had pleaded guilty at the Children's Court earlier to assault causing harm to the girl, who is in her mid-teens, in October last year.

His case had been adjourned to see if he had completed a crime diversion action plan.

Judge Bryan Smyth adjourned the case until November for clarification as to whether the dismissal applies not only to the assault charge but other offences, to which the teenager had pleaded guilty, including trespassing and theft.



Dad shot dead his baby son

A MAN has admitted shooting dead his three-month-old son in front of a US state trooper.

Adam Theall (21) of Rome, New York, wept as he admitted killing his baby son Eithen in June.

Theall told a judge he had been partying with a friend the night before and was high on drugs. Theall was shot more than a dozen times by troopers when he refused to put down the weapon after shooting the child. He faces 25 years to life in prison.



Britney in clear over behaviour

Singer Britney Spears met a judge overseeing her conservatorship, but no changes are being made.

Wearing a black dress and black boots, Spears was ushered into the judge's chambers by deputies.

Judge Reva Goetz said no changes were being made to the 28-year-old singer's conservatorship, which was established in February 2008 after Spears was involved in several high-profile incidents of erratic behaviour.



OJ's court suit put on display

The suit OJ Simpson wore when he was acquitted of murder is going on display at the Newseum in Washington.

The suit was custom tailored by Ermenegildo Zegna. It will be shown under the headline 'Sex! Crime! Scandal!'

Simpson was acquitted in the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

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