LONG BEACH, Calif. — A mother has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for driving her son and his friends to a California skate park to kill a 13-year-old gang rival.
Judge Arthur Jean sentenced Eva Daley, 31, on Tuesday for the revenge killing of Jose Cano last year in Long Beach. Daley was convicted of second-degree murder in October.
She claimed she didn’t know what her passengers were planning. Prosecutors say she may have sought revenge for an attack on her son or an incident when the rival gang threw flares at her apartment complex.
The teen accused of the fatal stabbing is serving the same sentence as Daley. Daley’s son and five other youths admitted to manslaughter and are serving time at juvenile facilities.
Wyo.: Eagle case to Supreme Court?
A Northern Arapaho man who killed an eagle for use in his tribe’s Sun Dance is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court order that he stand trial on a criminal charge. The federal public defender representing Friday said he expects the Supreme Court will make a decision early next year on whether to consider the case.
Minn.: Meth in trick-or-treat bag
When their children returned from Halloween trick-or-treating in Ramsey, a couple found suspected methamphetamine, worth up to $200 on the street, and $85 in cash among their 7-year-old son’s Snickers bars and Skittles. Someone who looked like a teenager dropped something into their son’s bag as he went trick-or-treating with his 9-year-old sister on Halloween night, Lars and Shelly Brosdahl said.
Illinois: Demise of free trolleys
Chicago is ending its free trolley service Jan. 4, a move to cut costs and estimate a savings of $1.7 million a year, city officials said. A city survey shows 88 percent of the trolleys’ users are visitors to Chicago.
Texas: Stray bullet hits NASCAR fan
A stray bullet that injured a NASCAR fan in her motor home at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth may have been from a rifle of a target shooter, police said Tuesday. A 49-year-old man contacted police after being told of news reports that a 62-year-old woman was hit in the arm Sunday morning by a bullet piercing the roof of her RV, according to Fort Worth police. The man told detectives Tuesday that he fired five or six rounds from a .50 caliber Vulcan single-shot rifle near a rifle range about five miles from the speedway from about 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., police said.
N.Y.: Young boys die in house fire
A house fire in Hartland killed three young brothers, ages 5 to 8, during the night and critically injured their grandmother, who was overcome with smoke when she apparently tried to rescue them, authorities said Tuesday. The house burned to the ground, and investigators might never know exactly what started the fire, said Niagara County Fire Coordinator Jim Volkosh. He added the cause appears to be accidental.
Nevada: Snow falls on Sierras
A storm dropped as much as 15 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevadas, hastening the state of the ski season but bogging down traffic on mountain highways. The Boreal resort atop Donner Summit reported up to 15 inches of snow from late Monday into Tuesday, and said it hopes to open Thursday. Alpine Meadows resort just north of Lake Tahoe reported as much as 14 inches of snow during the night, and hopes to open Nov. 26.