Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Supreme Court Asked to Review 'Making a Murderer' Confession

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Supreme Court Asked to Review 'Making a Murderer' Confession

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Ohio seventh-grader sneaks long gun into school, shoots himself

An Ohio seventh-grader who brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom just before classes began on Tuesday also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction, police said.

While investigators said the device was not an explosive that would have harmed anyone, they would not describe it in detail.

The student, who suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was being treated at a hospital. No one else was hurt in the shooting at Jackson Middle School, near Massillon.

It was not immediately clear whether the shooting was intentional or how the boy, who rode the bus to school, managed to sneak the .22-caliber long gun into the building, said Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink.

Supreme Court asked to review 'Murderer' confession * Lawyers for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision that held his confession was voluntary.

Brendan Dassey's legal team on Tuesday petitioned the nation's highest court to hear their appeal. His lawyers claim investigators took advantage of his youth and learning disabilities to coerce him into confessing that he helped his uncle rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. He was 16 at the time.

A federal court in Wisconsin overturned Dassey's conviction in 2016, but a divided appeals court in December reversed the lower court's decision to grant him a new trial.

Photo from South Africa used to depict growth in New York * New York's economic development agency issued a report this month that illustrates the state's growth with an photo from eight years ago of construction cranes in South Africa.

The photo in the report from Empire State Development shows seven towering heavy-lift cranes that were being used to build a stadium in Cape Town for the 2010 soccer World Cup. …

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