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Parole Denied For Women Who Cooked Husband: Gosia Wozniacka of the AP reports that Omaima Nelson, a California woman serving a life sentence for the killing, chopping, and cooking of her husband during Thanksgiving 1991, was denied her second bid for parole Wednesday. Nelson argued that she should be paroled because she was a changed person, claiming to be sorry and claiming that she killed in self-defense. Due to her long criminal history, lack of responsibility, and failure to complete educational and vocational programs, the two-person panel of the state Board of Parole found that Nelson continued to be a danger to society. Parole commissioners said Nelson will not be eligible to seek parole again for 15 years -- the maximum period she can be held without another hearing.

Judge Allows Alleged Murderer's Road-trip
: Gene Johnson of AP reports that in an oral ruling Monday, Washington Judge Micheal Moynihan decided to allow accused murderer Peggy Sue Thomas to take a two-week, five-state road trip so she can attend her half-sister's memorial service, receive dental care, and attend to a few other chores. Thomas is charged with killing a man in 2003.  Despite protests from Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks, Thomas is free on $500,000 bail, and had her arraignment delayed a week to Oct. 31 to accommodate the trip. While Thomas will be on a GPS monitoring device, there will be various non-signal points along the trip that might not immediately report if she flees the country. Banks stated: "That's the first time I've ever seen anything like that. We're sure hoping she comes back."

Alabama Immigration Law Leaves Police Uncertain: After a meeting on Thursday with the Department of Homeland Security, Mobile Police Chief Micheal T. Williams announced there are too many gray areas to begin enforcement of the Alabama's new Immigration law, which continues to be disputed by the U.S. Justice and Department and civil rights groups. The law expressly prohibits profiling but states that an officer can make an arrest when "reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States." Police are also prohibited from raiding job sites where illegal immigrants might be working and must consult the federal government when determining if someone is illegal or not. Due to the confusion, John Jenkins, the state's Deputy Director of Homeland Security, told the group of 50 officers from across Mobile and Baldwin counties to consult with their city attorneys for clarification. David Ferrara of the Press-Register reports.  

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