California Inmate to Face Murder Charges in Nevada: A man serving a 13-year prison sentence in California has been transported to Las Vegas to face murder charges for the 2006 slaying of his estranged girlfriend. CBS Las Vegas News reports that police have charged Shaun Leflore in the 2006 murder; a case police originally believed to be a suicide. Leflore was sentenced to 13 years in prison for assaulting and threatening to kill a California woman less than a year after the 2006 murder.
Texas Woman Indicted in Obama Ricin-Letter Case: A Texas woman was indicted today on charges that she mailed ricin-laced letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Associated Press reports that Shannon Richardson mailed the letters in an attempt to frame her estranged husband. If convicted, Richardson could face up to 10 years in federal prison.
California Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence: The California Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for a man convicted of raping and murdering his 12-year-old neighbor in 1999. Kenneth Ofgang of Metropolitan News-Enterprise reports that Daniel Linton challenged his death sentence after making claims that detectives tricked him into giving a confession in exchange for leniency. The high court ruled against Linton, noting that he had waived his Miranda rights prior to the confession.