But law enforcement authorities argue that after arriving at a crowded Halloween party and spotting Geno Hall, 22, a rival gang member, Spencer left and returned with a gun. Upon his return, Spencer reportedly shot Hall and continued firing as Hall ran and the crowd dispersed, the Times says. Hall, who had reportedly shot and wounded Spencer a year earlier, was among the four people injured, the report says.
The cause of death was prostate cancer, his friend and onetime co-defendant, John Artis, told the New York Times. He was being treated in Toronto, where he founded a nonprofit organization, Innocence International, to work to free prisoners it considered wrongly convicted, the report says.
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Taylor, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, faces up to eight years in prison if convicted, Salon reports. Her lawyer, Benjamin Taylor, said Tuesday at a news conference that he had scheduled an appointment with Montgomery to discuss dropping the charges. And on Tuesday, a Change.org petition with 12,000 names calling for Montgomery to drop the charges was delivered to his Phoenix office.
In Tehran’s Evin prison, “Around 100 riot police, accompanied by Revolutionary Guards and Intelligence Ministry officials in civilian dress, began a major inspection of the cells in Section 350, where political prisoners are held, at around 9 a.m. yesterday,” Reporters Without Borders said Friday. “Dozens of detainees were beaten and then placed in solitary confinement in Security Section 240, regardless of their injuries. They included journalists and bloggers such as Mohammad Sadegh Kabovand, Hossein Ronaghi Malki, Mohammad Davari, Said Matinpour, Siamak Qaderi, Said Haeri and Yashar Darolshafa. . . .”