[KNEWZ] A Yulee, Florida murder suspect who stripped naked and smeared feces on her jail cell walls a week ago has been cleared to stand trial.
Kimberly Kessler, 52, has been declared competent to stand trial in the presumed murder of Joleen Cummings, her co-worker in Fernandina Beach, according to Circuit Judge James Daniel’s Monday order.
The Florida Times-Union reported that the order comes a week after an emaciated Kessler appeared in an anti-suicide smock staring at the camera at her October 5 competency hearing.
During the hearing, she screamed "f— you" at the judge before walking away.
The judge indicated concern for the health of the 52-year-old charged in the 2018 presumed murder of missing co-worker Joleen Cummings, 34, of Yulee.
During her custody, the Florida murder suspect has displayed erratic behavior, including stripping naked and smearing feces on the wall and embarking on a hunger strike that has put her health at risk.
According to NBC affiliate WTLV, the judge wrote that "as extreme as Defendant’s behavior has been, it does not automatically mean she is incompetent for the purpose of standing trial."
He also called attention to the risks presented by Kessler embarking on dangerous hunger strikes and binge eating sessions.
"Without question, Defendant’s behavior has escalated to a level that is life-threatening and Defendant’s attorneys are rightfully concerned," Daniel wrote, noting that Kessler "may be risking permanent damage to her vital organs."
[MAIL] The family of a civilian contractor accidentally strafed and killed by a student F-16 pilot during a botched 2017 training has been awarded almost $25million in a wrongful death lawsuit.
On January 31, 2017, Charles Holbrook was in the observation area during a nighttime active weapons training exercise on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, where he was visiting for work.
The 53-year-old was struck through the head by a 20mm round when the student pilot accidentally mistook his car for the target and fired on the instruction of his instructor, who also failed to recognize the mistake.
.@JoyAnnReid is another example of a preachy left-wing media person who can fail upward because of privilege. She claims archives of her past embarrassing writings were "hacked." The results of the FBI investigation were never made public. https://t.co/7cR3ypyuKj
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday after days of unrest following a disputed election, saying he wanted to prevent festivities between security forces and protesters who have demanded his removal from office.
He becomes the third president of the small Central Asian state to be toppled in a popular uprising since 2005. Kyrgyzstan has been in turmoil since the Oct. 4 parliamentary election, which the opposition rejected after Jeenbekov's allies were declared the winners.
In a statement, Jeenbekov said he feared that violence might break out if protesters carry out a threat to march on his compound.
"The military and security forces will be obliged to use their weapons to protect the state residence. Blood will be inevitably shed. I urge both sides not to fall for provocations," he said.
"I do not want to go down in Kyrgyzstan's history as a president who shed blood and shot at his own citizens."
After the election, opposition supporters erupted into the streets and seized government buildings, prompting the authorities to annul the vote. Jeenbekov announced last week that he would resign, but this week he delayed his exit, saying he would stay in office until a new election was held.
On Wednesday, Jeenbekov accepted parliament's choice of Sadyr Japarov, a nationalist whose supporters freed him from prison last week, to be prime minister. Japarov and his followers have demanded Jeenbekov leave office.
Posted by: Frank G ||
10/16/2020 5:00 Comments ||
At this point the mask and social distancing stuff is just another tailor-made set of vague rules designed to be subjectively enforced for whatever purpose. Like with pencil drawings of soldiers and toaster pastries chewed "into the shape of a gun," zero-tolerance mania is always ready to pounce.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/16/2020 7:12 Comments ||
Should have written arbitrarily instead of subjectively above, but you get the idea...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/16/2020 7:13 Comments ||
Sorry, young lady, but your 15 minutes expired a long time ago. However, if you would like to debate Judge Barrett on Constitutional law, I'm sure that can be arranged. She's used to dealing with children. Greta "Pippi" Thunberg ...an autistic sixteen year old Swedish expert on climate change... on Thursday called out Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett for being neutral on climate change.
"To be fair, I don't have any 'views on climate change' either. Just like I don't have any 'views' on gravity, the fact that the earth is round, photosynthesis nor evolution...But understanding and knowing their existence really makes life in the 21st century so much easier," the 17-year-old environmental activist tweeted Thursday.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.