Apology in suicide case
A former Rutgers University student openly apologized for the first time on Tuesday for using a webcam to spy on a romantic liaison between a man and a roommate who later killed himself, saying he regrets his “thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices.” Dharun Ravi, who had been criticized by a judge for not showing remorse and for refusing to say he was sorry, also said he will begin serving a 30-day jail term on Thursday even though he doesn’t have to.
Victim gives birth
A Detroit woman who was set on fire and shot during a weekend attack gave birth to a boy Tuesday, hours before her former boyfriend was charged with attempted murder in what police say was a bizarre plot to have her killed because he didn’t want another child. Latonya Bowman was abducted, bound, set on fire and shot over the weekend. Police said she survived the attack by rolling on the ground to extinguish the flames and feigning death. The former boyfriend, Jamal Rogers, and another man were denied bail during a Tuesday court appearance in Warren.
No Edwards verdict
The jury in John Edwards’ campaign corruption trial finished its seventh day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. The judge said Tuesday jurors are scheduled to work an extra 30 minutes if they need to today and Thursday. They are set to leave early Friday to accommodate jurors’ family commitments, including attending high school graduations.
Famed guitarist dies
Doc Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk musician whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world for more than a half-century, died Tuesday at a hospital in Winston-Salem, according to a hospital spokeswoman and his manager. He was 89. Watson, who was blind from age 1, recently had abdominal surgery that resulted in his hospitalization.
Compiled from wire reports.