Kenneth Earl Fults, 47, died at 7:37 p.m. at a state prison in Jackson, Georgia, Attorney General Sam Olens said. Fults shot 19-year-old Cathy Bounds five times in the back of the head after breaking into her home in Spalding County, according to a court synopsis of the case. Bounds begged for her life and offered Fults the rings off her fingers before he wrapped more than 6 feet of electrical tape around her head, forced her into a bedroom and placed her face down on her bed, where he shot her, court documents said.
Texas taxpayers picked up most of the $200,000 bill for the so-called affluenza teen's court-ordered rehabilitation in a probation deal that kept him out of prison for killing four while driving drunk, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. Ethan Couch, who turned 19 this week and was 16 at the time of the incident, will be in a Tarrant County adult court on Wednesday for a likely determination of how much time behind bars he must spend for violating the probation deal. Taxpayers paid more than $150,000 of the bill for his year-long rehabilitation because his parents were unable to pay for all of the treatment, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said, citing court documents.
DENVER (AP) — Amid ominous warnings about threats to pollinators and the food crops they make possible, garden-care giant Ortho said Tuesday it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm the most important pollinators of all: bees.