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CA Man Attacks Aunt Hours After Jail Release: A Fresno, CA man has been arrested and is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon after authorities say he attacked his aunt with a hammer just hours after being released from county jail.  ABC 30 Action News reports that Anthony Palomino had been arrested last week after breaking into cars at his relative's funeral, but was released early from the Fresno County Jail due to overcrowding.  Authorities say after he was released, Palomino attacked his aunt with a hammer leaving her with a black eye, broken cheek bone, and 19 staples in her head.  He is being held in county jail on $25,000 bail.

Killers Plead Guilty to Avoid Death Penalty: A Pennsylvania couple has agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder in the alleged thrill-killing of a man last year in order to avoid a possible death sentence.  Nikki Krize of WNEP News reports that Miranda and Elytte Barbour, also known as the 'Craigslist killers', met their victim online and lured him into meeting them because they wanted to murder someone together.  The couple has also claimed responsibility in 20 other murders in different parts of the U.S., however, authorities have yet to confirm them.  The couple will be sentenced next month, likely to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

California's Firearm Wait Period Deemed Unconstitutional: A federal judge has ruled in favor of overturning part of a California law that mandated a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, calling the legislation a violation of the Second Amendment.  KCRA Sacramento reports that the mandatory waiting period will no longer apply to individuals who already own firearms, however, first time gun buyers will still be required to undergo a background check and wait the mandatory 10 days.  The state attorney general has yet to announce whether or not she will appeal the ruling.

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