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Tuesday 21 August 2018

Schizophrenia teen gets bail

A SCHIZOPHRENIC teenage boy who robbed a man at knife-point has been remanded on bail by the Dublin Children's Court pending a psychiatric assessment.

The 16-year-old is charged with the robbery of €90 from a man on the North Circular Road, Dublin, last month.

Garda Colin Davidson had told the court that the boy "and an unknown male approached the injured party".

The teen's accomplice stood behind the victim as the defendant "produced a knife and demanded the man's wallet".



Video shows boy's killing

A harrowing video of an eight-year-old boy accidentally shooting himself dead with an Uzi sub-machine gun is expected to be shown to a jury in the manslaughter trial of a former police chief whose company co-sponsored the show.

The jury in Massachusetts is also is expected to hear evidence from the boy's father, who videoed the 2008 accident during a gun fair at a firing range in Westfield, about 100 miles west of Boston.

Former Pelham police chief Edward Fleury denies involuntary manslaughter in the death of Christopher Bizilj, from Connecticut.



Warship sunk to help tourism

A US navy ship has been scuttled in the Caribbean waters of the Cayman Islands, where officials say the sunken vessel will attract fish and tourists.

The USS Kittiwake, a 1945-vintage submarine rescue ship, rests on a sandy bottom off Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach.

The 47ft tall ship is at a depth of 62ft, so the top deck is close to the sea's surface, making it easily accessible for snorkellers and divers.



Actor Duvall makes his mark

Robert Duvall sunk his feet and hands in concrete outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in a ceremony honouring nearly half a century in films as well as the actor's 80th birthday.

Duvall added his prints in the theatre forecourt, where Hollywood stars have been honoured in similar ceremonies since the 1920s.

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