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Illegal Immigrant Arrested After Brutal Attack: Authorities in Pennsylvania have arrested an illegal immigrant after he allegedly stabbed a woman multiple times in a violent attack.  Jeffrey A. Johnson of The Patriot-News reports that 37-year-old Baldomero Velasco-Lopez stabbed the woman three times in the back with a large kitchen knife and left her on the sidewalk in front of her home while her children were asleep inside.  Velasco-Lopez has been charged with attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault, he has been denied bond and remains behind bars.  

Florida High Court Upholds Death Sentence: The Florida Supreme Court has ruled in favor of upholding the death sentence for a man convicted of kidnapping and murdering an 11-year-old girl a decade ago.  Lloyd Dunkelberger of the Herald-Tribune reports that attorneys for Joseph Smith appealed his sentence based on the claim that their client should have been allowed to interview jurors about any misconduct that may have happened during his trial.  This is the second time Smith's death sentence has been upheld by the state's high court.

Convicted Killer Charged with Murder: An Indiana man on parole for killing his girlfriend and shooting her mother has been arrested and charged with murder.  Erica Coghill of WLKY News reports that Joseph Oberhansley was arrested after authorities discovered a woman's body in the home he had been living in during a welfare check.  Oberhansley was on parole in Utah for the murder of his girlfriend in 1998 and has a lengthy criminal past, he is being held in county jail without bond.  

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