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California elementary school principal accused of killing husband
Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:46, - 0 Comments

Sept. 3, 2013 CNN

A California principal, accused of murdering her husband, is due in court Tuesday -- the same day that her husband is laid to rest.

Leslie Jenea Chance, who led a California elementary school, shot her husband to death, police say, and left his car some 20 miles away from his bullet-riddled body.

The accusation left parents shocked. They remember Chance as a jovial woman, a hardworking professional, and an involved mom.

"It was hard to believe," Ken Chichester, a school district spokesman told CNN affiliate KGET. "Several of the people I talked to, their first response was they got the wrong person this time. It was out of character and very hard to believe."

Todd Chance's body was found August 25, in an almond orchard in Bakersfield, a city about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Later that day, his black Ford Mustang was found abandoned in a residential area in the city. Read More

Russian school hostage crisis has deadly conclusion - 2004
Tue, 09/03/2013 - 08:24, - 0 Comments

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Beslan school massacre

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 3, 2004, a three-day hostage crisis at a Russian school comes to a violent conclusion after a gun battle erupts between the hostage-takers and Russian security forces. In the end, over 300 people died, many of them children, while hundreds more were injured.

Trial begins for man who illegally piloted plane into Moscow's Red Square - 1987
Mon, 09/02/2013 - 09:14, - 0 Comments

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Mathias Rust flys his plane into Red Square

by Michael Thomas Barry

On September 2, 1987, the trial of Mathias Rust begins. The 19-year-old Rust was accused of flying his Cessna plane into Moscow’s Red Square in May 1987. Rust had become an international celebrity following his daring intrusion of Soviet airspace and landing in the center of Moscow, but the Soviet government condemned his actions.

Richard Ramirez "The Night Stalker" is captured - 1985
Sat, 08/31/2013 - 10:40, - 0 Comments

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Richard Ramirez

by Michael Thomas Barry

On August 31, 1985, Richard Ramirez, the notorious "Night Stalker," is captured and nearly killed by a mob in East Los Angeles, California, after being recognized from a photograph shown both on television and in newspapers. Recently identified as the serial killer, Ramirez was saved from the enraged mob by police officers.

Murderous couple are sentenced to death in California - 1989
Fri, 08/30/2013 - 11:54, - 0 Comments

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Cynthia Coffman and James Marlow

by Michael Thomas Barry

On August 30, 1989, Cynthia Coffman and James Marlow are sentenced to death in California for the 1986 murder of Corinna Novis. Coffman was the first woman to receive a death sentence in the state since capital punishment was reinstated in 1977.

Olympic bombing hero turned suspect Richard Jewell died - 2007
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:02, - 0 Comments

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Richard Jewell

by Michael Thomas Barry

On August 29, 2007, Richard Jewell, the hero security guard turned Olympic bombing suspect, dies at age 44 of natural causes at his Georgia home. On July 27, 1996, during the Summer Games in Atlanta, a pipe bomb exploded at crowded Centennial Olympic Park, killing one woman and injuring 111 other people.

Serial killer strikes at the University of Florida - 1990
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 13:37, - 0 Comments

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Danny Rolling

by Michael Thomas Barry

On August 28, 1990, the bodies of Tracy Paules and Manuel Taboada are discovered at the Gatorwood Apartments, near the campus of the University of Florida. Their murders came two days after the discovery that three young female students had been killed and mutilated in two separate locations near the campus.

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