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Ex-Con Charged With Murder in Brutal Stabbing: A New York man released from prison just two weeks ago has been charged with the brutal stabbing of two young children, leaving a six-year-old boy dead and a seven-year-old girl fighting for her life.  Ryan Gorman and Lydia Warren of the Associated Press report that Daniel St Hubert completed a five-and-a-half year sentence for attempted murder and assault and was granted parole on May 23 despite a history of mental illness.  Police believe he may also be responsible for two more stabbings that left an 18-year-old woman and a homeless man severely injured.  

CA Lawmakers Introduce Gun Bill: A trio of California lawmakers, including Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, have introduced a bill aimed at keeping firearms away from individuals who demonstrate a high risk level of committing violence.  Curtis Tate of McClatchy Newspapers reports that the bill, known as the Pause for Safety Act, would allow family members and others to seek a court order to prevent a person who is a danger to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing a firearm.  A similar bill aimed at broadening background checks for gun purchases failed last year after reaching the U.S. Senate.

Miss. High Court Declines 2nd Review of Death Penalty Case: Mississippi's state Supreme Court has declined to take a second look at an appeal brought by death row inmate Jason Lee Keller.  The Associated Press reports that Keller appealed his sentence after claiming that statements he made to police while being treated in the hospital for a gunshot wound should have been inadmissible during trial.  Keller was convicted and sentenced to death in 2009 for the murder and robbery of a convenience store owner.


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