LONDON (AP) — A portrait of "Pride and Prejudice" author Jane Austen that is soon to adorn British banknotes has sold for 164,500 pounds (US$270,230) at a London auction.
The watercolor by James Andrews was commissioned by Austen's nephew in 1869. It was sold by the Austen family and, according to Sotheby's auction ...more »
SANFORD, Florida (AP) — A judge has ruled that attorneys for a Florida neighbourhood watch volunteer can inspect the school records and social media postings of the unarmed teenager he is accused of murdering.
Judge Debra S Nelson said Friday that defendant George Zimmerman's attorneys needed to know whether Trayvon Martin's school records and social media postings give any evidence that he had violent tendencies.
The 29-year-old Zimmerman fatally shot the 17-year-old Martin in February. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, saying he shot Martin in self-defense.
Nelson said she is reviewing Zimmerman's medical records to see if they should be turned over to prosecutors. Nelson set another hearing for October 26.
The judge has scheduled Zimmerman's trial for next June. A hearing on Zimmerman's self-defense claim has not been scheduled.
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