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Kansas shootings a possible hate crime
A shooting in Kansas City, Kan. on Sunday is now looked at as a hate crime as supported by state and federal authorities, according to NBC. On the eve of Jewish holiday Passover, three people were shot and killed near a Jewish Recreational Center. The suspect shooter, 73-year old Frazier Glenn Cross, was the founder and former leader of the Carolina Knights of the Klu Klux Klan and White Parrot Party, according to CNN. Witnesses said Cross was asking people whether or not they were Jewish before he shot and yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ after being arrested. Although Cross is known to be a supremacist, none of the victims appear to be Jewish, according to NBC. If Cross is charged and convicted of a hate crime, the death penalty could be an option, according to CNN.
Mother admits to killing babies
Thirty-nine year-old Megan Huntsman is accused of killing six babies she gave birth to 10 years ago. Huntsman told investigators she stranded or suffocated each of the children and put them inside boxes in her garage, according to NBC. Her husband discovered one of the boxes while cleaning out the garage over the weekend. He is not being investigated as to having a connection with the murders. Huntsman said she killed the babies following their birth between 1996 and 2006. She is being held on a $6 million bail for the killings.
Driver who killed child turned himself in
The man who killed a sixth-grader in a motorcycle crash in September came clean Monday morning. Brian A. Dollof was charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the crash, according to NBC Connecticut. The 11-year-old boy was riding his bike down the street when Dollof, 29, hit and killed the boy with his motorcycle. In addition to speeding and driving without a motorcycle license, Dollof was riding under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, according to NBC Connecticut.