CHICAGO (AP) — Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. officially completed his prison sentence Friday, nearly three years after pleading guilty to illegally spending $750,000 in campaign money on everything from fur capes and vacations to Hollywood memorabilia and a gold-plated watch.
Sources told ABC affiliate WCVB in Boston that there was a break in the case of the unknown 4-year-old girl who went viral as investigators tried to identify her body, and her identity might soon be confirmed.
Massachusetts officials believe that the 2-1/2-year-old girl whose remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach three months ago was murdered and on Friday arrested her mother and her mother's 35-year-old boyfriend, a county prosecutor said. "This child, whose very name means beauty, was murdered." Michael Patrick McCarthy, 35, has been arrested and charged with the girl's murder, Conley said. The girl's mother, Rachelle Bond, 40, was also arrested and charged as an accessory after the fact.
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — An NAACP leader in the Virginia town where students have been suspended over wearing Confederate flag emblems to school commended the teens Friday for standing up for their beliefs, but said he doesn't believe they understand the pain that the symbol brings to African Americans.