Gary Eugene Holmes, an Arkansas man who fired his gun into another driver’s car and killed a 3-year-old boy in a road rage incident, has been found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison without the possibility for parole. The 3-year-old, Acen King, was in the back seat of his grandmother’s car as she was stopped at a stop sign. Holmes got out of his car, fired and killed the boy. Holme’s defense lawyers say the shooting could have been an accident.
Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of the 20-year-old Iowan Mollie Tibbetts who disappeared in July. It was revealed that Rivera had been living in the U.S. illegally after coming from Mexico, sparking more talk from politicians about strengthening immigration laws. Investigators said they believed Rivera had lived in the area from four to seven years, and had followed and abducted Tibbetts while she was on a run. Rivera grabbed her phone after she said she was going to call the cops, blacked out and then remembers dragging her bloody body out of the trunk of his car and into a cornfield.
A hurricane named Hurricane Lane expected to hit Hawaii has weakened from a Category 5 hurricane to Category 4. However, the storms still brings potentially life-threatening winds and heavy rainfall. The National Weather Service said tropical-storm-force winds could begin as early as Wednesday afternoon on the Big Island. The hurricane was about 305 miles (490 kilometers) south of Kailua-Kona and moving northwest toward other islands.
Television series “The Big Bang Theory” will be ending after airing 12 seasons.
An animated short film for the video game “Overwatch” was released on YouTube on Aug. 22 and is #1 on Trending. The video is titled “Shooting Star” and features the origin story of Overwatch’s hyper-focused and talented mech pilot.