January 15th, 2014
08:54 PM ET

Could Florida movie shooter's age save him from prison?

An ex-cop allegedly shot and killed 43-year-old Chad Oulson for texting during a movie.

It happened during the previews while Olson was with his wife and texting with the babysitter taking care of their young daughter.

Prosecutors: This wasn't the first blow-up for Florida theater shooter Curtis Reeves

Witnesses say the ex-cop, Curtis Reeves, told Oulson to put his phone away.

They argued, Oulson allegedly threw popcorn, and then came the gunshot.

But some say Reeves' age could help him get off.

OutFront: Defense attorney Mark NeJame. He has been practicing law in Florida for over 30 years.

Filed under: Crime • Justice • News
January 15th, 2014
08:43 PM ET

New Mexico shooting suspect's family: "We love our young son"

(CNN) - He had a 20-gauge pump shotgun, which police say he personally sawed off.

He had three shells.

And he had a plan.

The 12-year-old had all these when he entered a Roswell, New Mexico, middle school gymnasium and opened fire, State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said Wednesday.

His first shot, which Kassetas characterized as "birdshot," hit the ceiling. The second went into the gym floor. The third sped toward the stands where, some 12 to 15 feet away, it hit two of a throng of students who had been waiting for classes to start.

"The victims were random," the state police chief said.

Having carried out three search warrants and conducted at least 60 "primary interviews," Kassetas laid out these and other details related to Tuesday morning's shooting at Berrendo Middle School. But he didn't disclose everything, including the preteen shooter's possible motive.

"We did find evidence that the suspect had planned this event," Kassetas said. "I can't discuss the particulars as to why."


Filed under: Education • News • School Shooting
January 15th, 2014
08:33 PM ET

Captured U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl seen in new video

For the first time in three years, the U.S. military has gotten its first glimpse of the only American prisoner of war still in captivity.

Source: Missing U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl seen in video

Army Seargent Bowe Bergdahl went missing in Afghanistan in June 2009 and is believed to be held by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Pakistan.

CNN's Ed Lavendera has been covering this story since the beginning and has been in contact with Bergdahl's family regularly over the past five years.

Filed under: Afghanistan • International • News
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