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US high court urged to take up texting suicide appeal

A woman who encouraged her suicidal boyfriend in a barrage of text messages to take his own life should have her involuntary manslaughter conviction thrown out because it violated her right to free speech, her lawyers told the nation's highest court on Monday.

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Driver who killed pedestrian avoids jail

A driver who texted on his cellphone minutes before striking and killing an elderly woman in a crosswalk will avoid jail time if he complies with his sentencing conditions in Trempealeau County.

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Woman accused of texting in fatal Madison crash

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman is accused of writing a text message before she struck and killed a University of Wisconsin-Madison student whose car had become disabled. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Stephanie Kanoff, of Sun Prairie, is charged with homicide by negligent driving for the Oct. 24 death of 21-year-old Dylan Ellefson, who was studying to ...

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