Law enforcement officials worked on Tuesday to identify what they believed to be the body of a priest who was kidnapped in Florida and found dead in Georgia. The weeklong search for Father Rene Robert, 71, was called off Monday night after the suspect in the case helped investigators find a body in rural Burke County, Georgia, near the South Carolina border, Sheriff David Shoar of St. Johns County, Florida, said at a news conference. Robert, a senior priest for the Diocese of St. Augustine in Florida, had been missing since April 10, the day authorities believe he was kidnapped, according to a statement from the sheriff on Facebook.
U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith in Cincinnati preliminarily ruled on Monday that Christopher Cornell, 22, was competent and she finalized that decision in a filing. Cornell, of Green Township, Ohio, near Cincinnati, was arrested in January 2015 and accused of plotting an attack using pipe bombs and bullets.
BALTIMORE (AP) — When Freddie Gray died April 19, 2015, and riots erupted, Baltimore and its residents were forced to confront issues that had plagued them for decades, community leader Ericka Alston said.