A man convicted of throwing his 4-year-old daughter off a cliff near Los Angeles 15 years ago was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for her murder, prosecutors said.
A Los Angeles County jury found Cameron Brown, a 53-year-old former airline baggage handler, guilty of first-degree murder in May. Two previous juries had been unable to reach verdicts after trials in the years since the girl’s death.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge George Lomeli sentenced Brown to a mandatory life term in prison, said Greg Risling, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Brown’s defense lawyers had maintained that his daughter, Lauren Sarene Key, accidentally fell to her death in the upscale seaside community of Rancho Palos Verdes.
But prosecutors said Brown threw the child off the cliff out of hatred for her mother, and because he was tired of paying child support.
The jury agreed Brown had murdered his daughter for financial gain, which was one of the so-called special circumstances that prosecutors charged in the case.
‘That’s a bombshell, that’s an earthquake’: NBC reporter sounds the alarm on Russia’s latest efforts for Trump
The New York Times broke the story Thursday that Russia is supporting President Donald Trump and is already hacking the 2016 election to help his reelection.
It was something NBC reporter Ken Delanian called a "bombshell."
"It is the worst nightmare of many of my sources in the intelligence world," he said. "It's bad enough to learn that there is classified intelligence that Russia is interfering again and trying to elect Donald Trump. We should be careful about that because it is not clear what it means. Does it mean disinformation on social media, does it mean intercepts that suggest people in the Kremlin are discussing the campaign? That is bad enough, but then the notion that because a briefing of that information was delivered to a bipartisan group of lawmakers, that cost Joe Maguire the job? That is a bombshell."
REVEALED: Bloomberg NDA gave women a specific script to read if asked about what the company did
One of the key moments in Wednesday nights Democratic debate came when Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) pressed former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg on why he won't release women from Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) that prevent them from discussing alleged wrongdoing at his companies.
President Donald Trump also used an NDA is his hush-money scheme to silence Stormy Daniels.
Warren asked Bloomberg to release the women from the agreements, "so we can hear their side of the story."
Former Vice President Joe Biden also joined in, but Bloomberg refused to allow the women to tell their story -- and couldn't even answer Warren's question about the number of women who are gagged by NDAs.
Russia is working to re-elect Trump, he knows it, the intel community knows it, and he’s furious House Democrats were told
Russia is working to re-elect President Donald Trump. That should come as little surprise to many – it's actually unclear they ever stopped attacking the U.S. elections – "meddling," as far too many put it – since they began as far back as 2013, according to the U.S. intelligence community.
But the U.S. intelligence community knows Russia is working to help Trump. Trump knows Russia is working to help Trump. House Democrats were told last week Russia is working to help Trump. And now Trump is furious.
"Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected," The New York Times, citing five sources, reports late Thursday afternoon. The newspaper adds that the "disclosure ... angered Mr. Trump, who complained that Democrats would use it against him."