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Convicted Cop Killer Sentenced to Two Life Terms: A Delaware judge has sentenced 35-year-old David Salasky to two life sentences plus 157 years for his role in the stabbing death of a beloved local police officer.  Sean O'Sullivan of The News Journal reports that the victim, Lt. Joseph Szczerba, was responding to a service call and attempted to detain Salasky when he was stabbed multiple times and left for dead.  Salasky, who pled guilty but mentally ill, claims he was under the influence of bath salts at the time of the murder and was hallucinating when he killed Szczerba.

Family Outraged After Man Acquitted in Brutal Cold-Case: The parents of a teenage girl murdered 23 years ago are outraged after the man accused of brutally killing their 19-year-old daughter was acquitted and allowed to walk free.  Lia Eustachewich and Laura Italiano of the New York Post report that while jurors in the case believed 54-year-old Edwin Alcaide was guilty of murder, they didn't believe that the evidence, which included a DNA match linking Alcaide to the victim's body, was enough for a conviction.  Alcaide, who is a registered sex offender with a long criminal history, was linked to the murder when the case was re-opened in 2010 after a DNA sample collected from the victim's fingernails linked him to the case.    

Mexican Vigilantes in Standoff with Military Forces: Federal forces in Mexico are trying to put an end to a group of armed vigilantes who have taken the law into their own hands in an effort to stop violent drug cartels.  Catherine E. Shoichet of CNN reports that the vigilante groups have taken over small communities and told members of drug cartels and the federal government to stay out in order to avoid a violent confrontation.  In an effort stop this, the Mexican government has sent in small groups of armed soldiers in an attempt at regaining control of the region. 

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