MIAMI (AP) -- During his trial for stalking tennis star Martina Hingis, Dubravko Rajcevic testified that she communicated with him through his television.
He also claimed he is close friends with Bill Clinton, former Attorney General Janet Reno and FBI Director Louis Freeh.
But after his conviction Tuesday, Rajcevic insisted his mental health is not an issue and told Circuit Judge Kevin Emas that he will not cooperate with the psychiatrist who was ordered to evaluate him.
Rajcevic was found guilty of one count of misdemeanor stalking and three counts of misdemeanor trespassing at the 2000 Ericsson Open near Miami. He faces up to four years in jail when he is sentenced April 12.
Rajcevic, 46, a Croatia-born naval architect from Australia, insisted during his testimony earlier Tuesday that Hingis was in love with him.
Baby product maker to pay $1.3 million to settle case
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Baby products maker Cosco Inc. has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle charges it delayed reporting safety defects that led to hundreds of injuries and the deaths of two children.
A sister company was fined $450,000 for product defects, and the combined total is the largest penalty against a manufacturer of children's products in the history of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's history, chairwoman Ann Brown said in a statement Wednesday in Washington.
The commission alleged that Cosco, based in Columbus, Ind., redesigned or relabeled five products after receiving reports of more than 300 injuries but failed to notify the agency as required by law.
The agency also claimed Cosco failed to inform it of 24 cases in which infants were trapped in misassembled cribs over a two year-period before an 8-month-old child died of asphyxiation.
Sailor convicted of killing prostitute gets life term
DETROIT (AP) -- A former Navy sailor convicted of killing a prostitute has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
When given the chance to apologize to the family of victim Wendy Jordan, John E. Armstrong stood with his back to the family and said, "No."
Investigators say Armstrong admitted killing Jordan and four other area prostitutes, as well as 11 other women worldwide. The FBI is investigating the killings outside Michigan. Armstrong has only been charged with the four Michigan slayings.
In spite of the admission of guilt reported by investigators, Armstrong has said he found Jordan's body.
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