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Oregon High Court Upholds Death Sentence: The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a woman convicted of murdering her 15-year-old daughter in 2009.  Peter Wong of the Portland Tribune reports that Angela McAnulty starved, abused, and tortured the young girl for several years which ultimately caused her death.  McAnulty is only the second woman to be sentenced to death in the state of Oregon. 

Convicted Killer Denied Parole: A Pennsylvania man convicted of murdering two young children in 1973 will remain behind bars after a judge denied his most recent appeal.  Rich Cholodofsky of Trib Live reports that John Veltre Jr. was 16-years-old when he was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing two young children and raping their mother. Veltre was given a retrial in 1978 after a court ruled that his guilty plea was involuntary.  Later that year, a judge found him guilty for the second time and sentenced Veltre to two life terms and an additional 5-20 years for the rape.

Officer's Death Blamed on Immigration Policy:  The mother of an Arizona police officer killed last May in a traffic accident caused by an illegal alien driving drunk the wrong way on the highway, believes that President Obama's lax immigration policy contributed to her son's death.   Last July, CBS 5 in Mesa, AZ  reported that Mary Ann Mendoza had written the President asking him to enforce immigration laws, "The Federal Government knew he, Raul Silva Corona , was an illegal immigrant when he was convicted on crimes in 1994 in Colorado. The prosecutors were "lenient" on him and several charges were dismissed. When he was convicted of these crimes in 1994 and the government knew he was in the country illegally, why wasn't he deported? Why are any of these illegal criminals in this country?"   Mrs. Mendoza appeared on the OReilly Factor last night to report that she received no response from the President.  A story in today's Sacramento Bee by Stephen Magagnini and Phillip Reese reports a similar backlash after two Northern California police officers were killed last week by an illegal alien and habitual felon who had been deported twice.  The story cites "more moderate voices" who say that linking these killings to immigration policy is "simplistic and inaccurate."  Really?

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