One of the 12 jurors who voted to sentence Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death would have opted for life had he known that one of the victims' families wanted the defendant spared, he told Boston's WBUR radio. The juror, 23-year-old Kevan Fagan, said he did not know that the parents of 8-year-old Martin Richard had urged prosecutors in an open letter on the front page of the Boston Globe in April to seek life in prison for the ethnic Chechen rather than the death penalty.
On Saturday, 10 years to the day after Katrina's devastating landfall in Louisiana, city dignitaries will gather at the burial site, known as the Hurricane Katrina Memorial. "Nobody has ever come searching for their loved one in the memorial, as far as I know," said Dr. Frank Minyard, the longtime coroner of Orleans Parish, who helped to build the monument before retiring last year. The stories of those buried inside remain unknown despite the exhaustive efforts of coroners who conducted autopsies on some 900 bodies recovered from around greater New Orleans.
Chinese stocks fell Tuesday for a fourth day, hitting an eight-month low amid signs Beijing was no longer buying shares to stem a price slide, and Japanese stocks also dropped. But other Asian and European markets bounced back from a day of heavy losses.