One killed, 8 injured at gender reveal party
A 22-year-old woman was found dead at the scene of a home invasion near Cincinnati where two gunmen opened fire, wounding eight people, including three children and a pregnant woman who had revealed the gender of her fetus at a party Saturday night.
Colerain Township Police Chief Mark Denney said at a news conference Sunday that none of the eight people wounded appeared to have life-threatening injuries, including the children, ages 8, 6 and 2.
The 22-year-old has been identified as Autum Garrett, of Huntington, Ind.
Denney said the two gunmen who fled on foot haven’t been identified or arrested. He wouldn’t discuss details of the investigation.
The pregnant woman has told WXIX-TV that she had a miscarriage after being shot in the leg.
The gunmen opened fire with handguns in the living room of the house where friends and family members had gathered for a party where the pregnant woman announced that she was expecting a boy, Denney said.
There were no indications of a forced entry by the gunmen, who entered the house through the front door, Denney said. He said the motive is unclear..
— Associated Press
Man arrested in 2004 sexual battery case
Authorities say a 2004 Florida sexual battery case involving a disabled woman has been solved with the arrest of a suspect just before he was to board a plane to Haiti.
The Sun Sentinel reports that a judge denied bail Sunday for Pascal Estime, 55. Investigators arrested Estime a day earlier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
He is charged with two counts of sexual battery on a mentally disabled person in connection with the assault of a Boynton Beach woman 13 years ago. Authorities said that the assault led to a pregnancy that was terminated, and that the fetus was preserved for DNA evidence.
The inquiry was renewed in 2016, leading investigators to Estime, whose DNA matched that of the fetus.
— Associated Press
Postal Service honors Thoreau’s 200th birthday: Henry David Thoreau is being honored on the 200th anniversary of his birth. The U.S. Postal Service says it plans to hold a dedication for the recently released stamp of the 19th-century American philosopher and naturalist Wednesday at his birthplace in Concord, Mass. Concord Postmaster Ray White and officials from the Thoreau Farm will highlight Thoreau’s “personal example of simple living, his criticism of materialism and the timeless questions he raises about the place of the individual in society.” Thoreau is the writer of the memoir “Walden” and the essay “Civil Disobedience.”
Officers seek bear that bit camper’s head: Wildlife officers are searching for a black bear that attacked a Colorado camp staffer and bit him on the head as he slept outdoors near campers. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said the 19-year-old woke up about 4 a.m. Sunday to a “crunching sound” with his head inside the bear’s mouth . She said the teenager punched and hit it and other staffers at Glacier View Ranch 48 miles northwest of Denver yelled and swatted at the bear, which ran away. The staffer was treated briefly at a hospital.
— From news services