By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Defense lawyers will begin to present their case Monday that a jury should sentence convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev to life in prison rather than death, as the trial enters a new and critical stage. Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old ethnic Chechen, was found guilty early this month of killing three people and injuring 264 in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, as well as fatally shooting a police officer. Defense lawyers have countered that Tsarnaev, 19 at the time of the attack, was adrift and following the lead of his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, who died after a gunfight with police four days after the bombing. A Boston Globe survey released Monday found that just 19 percent of Massachusetts residents support the idea of putting Tsarnaev to death, fewer than the 30 percent who support the death penalty for "heinous" crimes.
By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Colorado's long-awaited cinema massacre trial will start on Monday with jurors asked to decide whether gunman James Holmes was insane when he killed a dozen moviegoers in 2012, or a calculating mass murderer who deserves execution. Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour has said he expects the trial to take four months.
A man identified as John Delevati, 30, by Shasta County Sheriff's Office deputies fled from law enforcement officials Sunday and is on the loose.
Police responded to a report of shots fired. It happened on Sunday, five minutes after midnight on the 700 block of Humboldt Ave.
Saturday marked a massive classic car display at Kool April Nights. For car enthusiasts like James Anderson of Redding this event is a dream come true.
Chico Police said two pedestrians were killed Saturday morning, when an elderly driver crashed into them.
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