Thursday, April 19, 2018

After 24 years on run, U.S. fugitive arrested in Mexico

CANCUN, Mexico

Mexican police arrest U.S. fugitive

Mexican police arrested one of the U.S. Marshals Service's most-wanted fugitives in the resort city of Cancun after 24 years on the run. Vincent Legrend Walters is wanted in San Diego on murder charges in the 1988 killing of a woman kidnapped as part of a drug deal. He also faces weapons and drug charges and is on the service's list of 15 most wanted fugitives.

The Marshals Service said Walters was living in Cancun under the assumed name of Oscar Rivera and was working at a privately operated information booth at the Cancun international airport. The service said he was arrested Friday and was taken to Mexico City to await extradition procedures. While Walters was using an assumed name, the Marshals Service said he "had boasted to people that he was a fugitive from San Diego and wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service."

SALEM, Ind.

Boy, 3, fatally shoots father

Police said a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his father after finding the man's loaded handgun. Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin said the 33-year-old man brought his gun with him Friday to a home he was remodeling in Salem, about 25 miles northwest of Louisville, Ky. Goodin said the man, his wife, their three children and a juvenile relative were at the home when the child apparently found the gun and it accidentally discharged, fatally wounding the man.

Elsewhere

Centerville, Mass.: Seven weeks after she hanged herself, Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy, was reburied in a Cape Cod cemetery 700 feet away from her original grave near Kennedy family members, Frank Maki, superintendent of the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery near Hyannisport, told the Associated Press on Saturday.

Toluca, Mexico: A gang of about a dozen armed people stormed into a church youth camp-out near Mexico City and went on an hours-long rampage, the state prosecutors office said Saturday. Seven girls were raped during the attack Friday and several of the 90 campers were beaten, it said.

Jerusalem: An Israeli protester set himself alight during a rally Saturday night marking the anniversary of a wave of demonstrations that swept the country to protest the high cost of living and other social issues, authorities said.

Sao Paulo, Brazil: Police said at least 1 million evangelical Christians took part in Saturday's annual "March for Jesus," an event organized by the Reborn in Christ Church that draws faithful from Protestant churches in largely Roman Catholic Brazil.

NEW YORK: A fire on tourist-friendly Pier 17 at South Street Seaport sent a cloud of smoke billowing above the Manhattan skyline but was doused without any injuries, officials said Saturday.

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