A Lake Charles, Louisiana, man has pleaded guilty to blaming his wife for a fake terror incident.
Monte Henry Hurley, 54, was accused of making false statements to law enforcement officials. On October 18, 2013, Hurley claimed that his estranged wife forwarded a letter to him that contained a mysterious white powdery substance.
Authorities believed the powder could have been anthrax, a deadly biological weapon, and quarantined Hurley and responding law officers. They also executed response protocols for anthrax including evacuation and testing of the material. About a week later, Hurley claimed responsibility for the letter and powder, admitting that he lied to authorities in order to frame his wife.
Hurley faces up to five years in prison. His sentencing is set for early in 2015.
Minors rob and kill for a few dollars
A 14-year-old girl was sentenced to 34 years in prison for joining two brothers in the murder of a disabled woman who was stabbed in her Milwaukee, Wisconsin, apartment and robbed of $3.
“I’m at a loss to understand why you took part in this,” Judge Jeffrey Kremers told the girl, who wept as she was sentenced.
The 48-year-old victim, who had multiple sclerosis, was stabbed and cut 29 times, an autopsy found.
A 15-year-old boy was identified as the stabber. He and the girl were tried as adults. The boy was also convicted of murder and received a 50-year prison sentence. The third assailant, the boy’s 16-year-old brother, was sentenced to imprisonment until age 25.
Three-time widower gets life sentence
A man whose mother and three wives died under mysterious circumstances was sentenced to life in prison for murdering wife No. 3 with a massive overdose of cocaine.
Lowell Amos, 54, a former General Motors plant manager from Anderson, Indiana, was not given parole eligibility.
His wife, Roberta Mowery Amos, 37, was found dead in a Detroit hotel room in 1994. Her body contained 15 times the amount of cocaine that would kill a person. Amos testified she died accidentally after he gave her the drug during sex play.