Testimony halted in Taylor Parker trial after juror …
The jury has been dismissed for the day in the Taylor Parker trial after a juror fell ill during testimony early Monday afternoon.
A local attorney, previously arrested on more than 250 counts of child pornography, was arrested Monday for additional charges. Smith bonded out on $100,000 he was given restricted internet access for work purposes. He was required to submit the laptop for random weekly inspections by the Bossier City Marshals' Office. The Marshal's office says they recently found four additional images during the weekly inspection of Smith's laptop.
Japan issued a warning to residents in two northern prefectures to seek shelter on Tuesday morning, October 4, after it said North Korea had fired a ballistic missile over the country.
In footage filmed in Misawa, in the Aomori Prefecture, a siren and alert can be heard. The government issued a J-Alert (National Instant Warning System) for Hokkaido and Aomori prefectures, as well as Tokyo on Tuesday morning.
The Japanese government said the missile had passed over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean outside Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone at 07:29.
Local authorities said there were no reports of damage in Aomori City as of Tuesday morning but urged residents to report anything suspicious.
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A jury in Bowie County found Taylor Parker guilty Monday morning of capital murder in the death of Reagan Hancock and the kidnapping and murder of her unborn baby, Braxlynn Sage Hancock. The decision comes after three weeks of testimony, followed by closing arguments on Monday, in which the state argued that Taylor Parker is a liar and a master manipulator who plotted and intended to kill Reagan Hancock and take her baby. After less than one hour of deliberation, the jury of six men and six women returned with a unanimous verdict. Each side had up to one hour to make their arguments after Judge John Tidwell read the charges to the jury. Now that Parker has been found guilty, the trial will enter a second phase with the same jury that will include testimony meant to aid the jury in determining whether she should receive a death sentence or life in prison without the possibility of parole.