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CA Woman Who Killed 2 Sons and Husband Gets Death Penalty: Terri Vermeulen Keith of City News Service reports Manling Tsang Williams, convicted in 2010 of killing her 3- and 7-year-old sons and her husband while they were asleep, was sentenced to death in Pomona Superior Court Wednesday. After putting on gloves and smothering her two sons with a pillow in their bunk beds, prosecutors alleged that Williams checked the MySpace page of her lover, went out with friends, and then returned home and attacked her husband with a sword, inflicting more than 90 wounds on him. Prosecutors said she killed her family because her lover indicated he was going to break up with her because she was married with children. Before handing down the death sentence, Pomona Superior Court Judge Robert Martinez also rejected a motion for a new trial.

Federal Official Pleads the Fifth on Fast and Furious: William La Jeunesse of Fox News reports the chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona informed the House Oversight Committee Thursday through his attorney that he will use the Fifth Amendment protection and not testify before Congress regarding Operation Fast and Furious. Patrick J. Cunningham's lawyer says the Department of Justice is making him the fall guy. Cunningham says he is a victim of a conflict between two branches of government, and will not be compelled to make a statement that could later be used to indict him on criminal charges. This is the first big rift in the government's united defense of itself in the gun-running scandal.

Gang Members Arrested After Bragging About Murders on Social Media Sites: Aman Ali of Reuters reports 43 feuding gang members were arrested in New York Thursday in connection with three murders and a series of shootouts that led to the wounding of several others after bragging about the shootings on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The gang members were indicted on charges including murder, assault, reckless endangerment, robbery, and weapon possession. Potential sentences range from a year to life in prison. "By linking their postings and boastings to active cases and other crimes, these officers were able to build their case," New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

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