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13 Injured in CA Prison Riot: The CNN Wire Staff headlines 13 inmates were hospitalized after a 10-minute New Folsom Prison riot Wednesday morning. The riot took place in a maximum-security inmate exercise yard. The Department of Corrections said no officers were injured. According to a California State Prison-Sacramento spokesman, about 60-70 inmates were involved, with eight of the 13 stabbed by inmate-made weapons and one inmate shot in the hip by a correctional officer.

TX To Execute Multiple Killer: Michael Graczyk of the Associated Press reports Robert Wayne Harris is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Texas Thursday evening. Harris confessed to killing five car wash employees in 2000. He was fired from there a week earlier for exposing himself to a female customer. A sixth employee was non fatally shot. Harris was convicted of two of the five murders. Harris also led police to the remains of a woman he kidnapped and killed months before. Harris served eight years for burglary and other offenses prior to the killings, where he was a troublesome inmate who was primarily in administrative segregation.

Prosecution Seeks Dark Knight Shooter's Notebook and 10 New Counts: The Crimesider Staff of CBS News reports that Colorado prosecutors in the case of Theater Killer James Holmes' are likely to argue Thursday for possession of a notebook he sent to a university psychiatrist that reportedly describes attack plans. On Wednesday, prosecution filed notice wanting to add 10 counts to and amend 17 other of Holmes' charges.

CA Parolee Sexually Assaults Girl One Day After Release: Ken Carlson of the Modesto Bee reports registered sex offender Kevin Michael Long sexually assaulted a 15-year-old Modesto girl Tuesday. Long was released from Corcoran State Prison one day earlier and paroled to Modesto.  After making a sexual remark to the girl, one homeless man on the bus confronted him. Immediately following the confrontation, Long lunged at the girl and was wrestled to the ground and detained by the man and three others. A witness hopped off the bus and alerted Modesto police to the assault. Long had been convicted of assault with intent to rape in 1996, and has been convicted of burglary, drug violations, and making terrorizing threats. Long is in jail facing charges of lewd acts with a minor, sexual battery, and violating his parole.

OH Executes Double-Killer: KTVL News 10 headlines Donald Palmer was executed by lethal injection in Ohio Thursday. Palmer had shot two strangers to death on a rural road while scouting out the home of his ex-wife's ex-boyfriend 23 years ago. WTRF News reports Palmer was pronounced dead at 10:35 a.m.

FL Man Uses Girlfriend's Dog As Weapon:
Huffington Post Crime has this article on Michael Wayne Jones who smashed the windshield of his girlfriend's car when she tried to drive away following an argument. Jones then pulled her small dog out of the car and began swinging it around. When his girlfriend tried to stop him, he repeatedly beat her with the dog. Jones began to choke her, then fled on bike, dragging the dog after him. Jones was apprehended by police. Neither Jones' girlfriend nor the dog was seriously injured.

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