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Illegal or just immoral? Film explores texting suicide case

Michelle Carter sent her suicidal boyfriend countless text messages encouraging him to follow through on his plan to take his own life until he actually did. Two years after Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a case that gripped the nation, the director of a new documentary wants viewers to decide for themselves whether her actions were criminal.

Men plead no contest in deadly California warehouse fire

Two men charged in a California warehouse fire that killed 36 people agreed to a plea deal Tuesday during an emotional hearing where the judge read the name of each victim aloud, bringing tears from loved ones in the courtroom.

Driver enters guilty plea

A DeSmet, Idaho, woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday in federal court in Coeur d’Alene. Andrea George, 19, was speeding in her Honda Civic on April 19, 2010, on DeSmet Road when she hit and killed pedestrian Patrick Gourneau, according to a news release from the Idaho U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Baby sitter faces manslaughter charge

A baby sitter accused of killing a 3-year-old Post Falls boy will be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a judge ruled this week.