The Daily Populous

Friday April 28th, 2023 morning edition

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An Illinois man using a leaf blower on his property was allegedly shot and killed by his neighbor this month, becoming the latest in a string of shooting victims purportedly targeted while doing everyday tasks.

William Martys was found dead in his Antioch Township driveway around 7:35 p.m. on April 12 with a gunshot wound to his head, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

After an investigation, authorities on Tuesday arrested Martys' 79-year-old neighbor, Ettore Lacchei, who they say allegedly approached Martys and began arguing with him.

During the dispute, Lacchei allegedly shot and killed Martys, according to police.

"Our condolences go out to the family and friends of William Martys, who was senselessly murdered," said Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg.

Lacchei is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and is being held without bond in the county jail.

Ettore Lacchei was arrested for shooting William Martys in his driveway around 7:35 p.m. on April 12 with a gunshot wound to his head. »

Ron DeSantis blows up at reporter over question about Guantanamo Bay prisoner claims

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Ron DeSantis angrily chastised a reporter on Thursday as he spoke in Jerusalem, and denied that the had been present for force-feedings during his service at the US military prison at Guanatanamo Bay.

The moment occurred as Mr DeSantis gave a press conference at the Museum of Tolerance, a cultural centre in the Israeli territory of West Jerusalem.

“I don’t remember exactly when DeSantis came because we had no watch, no calendar, nothing,” Mr Adayfi told The Independent. »

Dennis Maliq Barnes, a high school senior graduating two years early, has been offered admission at more than 170 colleges and more than $9 million in scholarships

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A high school senior in Louisiana has received more than 170 college acceptance letters and more than $9 million in scholarship offers.

Dennis Maliq Barnes, a 16-year-old senior at International High School of New Orleans, told CNN he wasn’t initially looking to set any records.

Barnes said he began applying to schools in August 2022 and took pride in watching the acceptances and scholarships roll in. »

PACE recognises deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia as genocide

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has recognised the deportation and forcible transfers of Ukrainian children to the territory of the Russian Federation as genocide.

Details: The resolution titled "Deportations and forcible transfers of Ukrainian children and other civilians to Russian Federation or to Ukrainian territories temporarily occupied: create conditions for their safe return, stop these crimes and punish the perpetrators" was adopted in Strasbourg.

The PACE called upon the International Criminal Court (ICC) to consider the possibility of criminal responsibility for this crime. »