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Tuesday November 9th, 2021 evening edition

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Two former Oklahoma police officers who used Tasers over 50 times on an unarmed man who later died have been convicted of second-degree murder, the New York Times reported Monday.

It's also an example of excessive force being used by police, argued prosecutors — who noted that "in Oklahoma, officers are only permitted to use the degree of force "reasonably necessary under the circumstances," according to the NYT.

Police were instructed that the use of Tasers should be limited to 15 seconds, prosecutors said, per the NYT.

Details: Brandon Dingman and Joshua Taylor, then serving Wilson, Oklahoma, police officers, were responding to a call that "involved Lakey acting in a disorderly way," per an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation statement.

The pair repeatedly used their Tasers when Lakey didn't comply, the bureau said.

Of note: A jury in Carter County, Oklahoma, on Friday also found Dingman and Taylor guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, per the NYT.

The second-degree murder charge carries a possible sentence of 10 years to life in prison. »

Fortnite Pulls the Travis Scott Emote After Astroworld Concert Tragedy

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Epic has removed the Travis Scott "Out West" dance emote from Fortnite following the rap star's deadly Astroworld concert in Houston, Texas, which killed 8 people.

The official Fortnite Status Twitter account later confirmed the Daily section's removal but did not mention Scott or his emote by name.

It's currently unclear if Epic plans to remove any additional content related to Scott or the Astroworld brand. »

California Parents Sue After Getting Another Couple’s Embryo

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Learning months later that she had been pregnant with another couple’s baby, and that another woman had been carrying her child, caused enduring trauma, she said.

“I was overwhelmed by feelings of fear, betrayal, anger and heartbreak,” Daphna said during a news conference with her husband announcing the lawsuit.

All four parents have since made an effort to stay in each other’s lives and “forge a larger family,” Daphna said. »