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Tuesday 14 August 2018

'Glued' toddler out of hospital

A Texas toddler has been released from hospital a week after her mother allegedly glued her hands to a wall.

The two-year-old was in a coma for two days after the incident.

Dallas police said her mother (22) was angry about potty training problems. The child was also kicked in the stomach. Elizabeth Escalona remains jailed on a charge of felony injury to a child.

At a court hearing yesterday, a Dallas County judge ordered that the toddler and her three siblings stay in foster care.



FBI 'paid $2m for gangster tip'

The FBI has paid a $2m reward to a tipster who provided information that led to the arrest of fugitive crime boss James 'Whitey' Bulger, according to a Las Vegas man who tried to claim the reward.

Bulger, who was long one of America's most-wanted fugitives, was captured in June in Santa Monica, California. Keith Messina, a restaurant manager from Las Vegas, said he tried to claim all or part of the reward, but was told it had already been paid out.



4 quizzed over carjack murder

Four men were being questioned today over the carjack murder of a garage owner, condemned by his family as a "senseless" crime.

Harjinder Singh Bhurji (32) died in a pool of blood after being stabbed when he refused to hand over keys to his black Mercedes CLK coupe. Three suspects -- aged 20, 19 and 17 -- were arrested yesterday morning on suspicion of murder and remain in custody. A fourth man is also in custody after later being arrested on suspicion of murder.

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