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Court upholds parents’ convictions in prayer death (UPDATE)

A mother and father who prayed instead of seeking medical help as their daughter died were properly convicted of homicide, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that dramatically limits legal immunity for parents who turn to God rather than science to heal their children.

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Sebena pleads guilty in wife’s death (UPDATE)

An Iraq War veteran who initially pleaded insanity in the fatal shooting of his wife, a Milwaukee-area police officer, instead changed his plea to guilty Wednesday after two doctors concluded that his mental-health issues weren't severe enough to justify an insanity plea.

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Jury rejects insanity claim in girls’ deaths

A jury on Tuesday rejected an insanity defense by a former Wisconsin father who admitted to killing his three young daughters last July, finding he had a mental defect but still understood he was doing something wrong when he slashed his girls' throats, then tucked their bodies into bed.

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Bishop charged in crash that killed runner

A witness told police that a Lutheran bishop accused of driving drunk when he struck and killed a runner in Sun Prairie on Sunday never braked after the crash and appeared to be trying to flee the scene, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.

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Prosecutor: Dad killed girls to hurt ex-wife (UPDATE)

The day his ex-wife could legally remarry, Aaron Schaffhausen hopped aboard a train and left North Dakota to go back to Wisconsin. The next day, he cut their three young daughters' throats, wrapped their necks with his spare T-shirts and tucked them into bed.

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