CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A pediatrician stabbed her 10-year-old son to death and wounded his younger brother, then called police to tell them what she had done, police said Friday.
Dr. Ellen Feinberg, 43, was charged with murder and attempted murder. She appeared in court via video camera from a mental health facility, and a judge ordered her held without bail.
Feinberg called authorities Thursday afternoon and said "she had killed her children and wanted to be killed by the police," according to prosecutor Elizabeth Dobson.
Man guilty in rape for which brother was wrongly jailed
HOUMA, La. (AP) -- A man was found guilty Friday in a rape for which his brother spent 19 years in prison before he was freed by the same DNA technology that implicated his sibling.
Marlo Charles' trial included reluctant testimony from his brother, Clyde, 49, who was released three years ago after a lengthy court battle for the right to DNA testing that was not available at his own trial.
Marlo Charles, 46, faces life in prison for the 1981 rape of a 26-year-old nurse in a clover field in rural Terrebonne Parish.
Woman given life sentence for killing pregnant niece
YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) -- A medical technician was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday for killing her pregnant niece and carving the fetus from the girl's womb.
Erin Kuhn, 33, earlier pleaded guilty to first- and second-degree murder charges to avoid the death penalty for the June 2000 deaths of Kathaleena Draper, 17, and Draper's unborn baby.
Prosecutors say Kuhn plotted the killing after Draper backed out of plans to allow Kuhn to adopt the baby.
"In over 14 years on this bench this clearly is the most barbaric crime that has ever been presented in this courtroom," Judge Archie Blake said.
Kuhn, who worked in a hospital emergency room in Sacramento, told the judge she had been obsessed for years about having another child. "I was so focused on baby Jeffrey that I did something I didn't think I was capable of."
The judge rejected Kuhn's lawyers' arguments that she was mentally unstable at the time and should remain eligible for release at some point following extensive treatment.
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