Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LARGO, Fla.) — A spat over a Facebook friend request resulted in a 72-year-old woman being slapped and another woman being arrested, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities say Rachel Anne Hayes, 27, became upset when the alleged victim refused to accept her friend request on Facebook because she felt the name Hayes was using was "inappropriate."
"The victim told Hayes she would be willing to accept the request if she would change the name," the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
Aurora Theater Shooter James Holmes 'Is Not a Monster,' Parents Say
America Conducted Fewest Executions Since 1994
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office(NEW YORK) — The parents of James Holmes, the man accused in a 2012 movie theater rampage in Colorado, said their son “is not a monster” and expressed hopes that he gets institutionalized in their first public statement since the attack.
“We love our son, we have always loved him and we do not want him to be executed. We also decry the need for a trial,” said Robert and Arlene Holmes in a statement released Friday through a lawyer, Lisa Damiani.
The Aurora, Colorado, attack left 12 dead and...
Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Death Penalty Information Center on Thursday released its annual report, which found that America conducted the fewest executions in 20 years in 2014.
The report says that just 35 executions took place in 2014 in seven states, the smallest number of people put to death since 1994. Also in 2014, only 72 people received death sentences, the smallest number in the 40 years of the modern death penalty.
Three states -- Texas, Missouri and Florida -- accounted for 80 percent of the country's executions.
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