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The US Supreme Court will on Monday consider whether a man deemed mentally handicapped should be sentenced to death. In a 2002 decision -- "Atkins versus Virginia" -- the Supreme Court forbade the execution of people with intellectual disabilities. Then, the court found that such an execution would amount to the "cruel and unusual punishment" banned by the US Constitution's Eighth Amendment. The case the top court is to hear Monday involves Kevan Brumfield, who was sentenced to death by a state court for killing a police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1993.
At least 45 people were killed when an air raid struck a camp for displaced people in northwest Yemen on Monday, the International Organization for Migration said. "IOM is reporting 45 dead among internally displaced persons, 65 injured (and counting)," spokesman Joel Millman told AFP by email, adding that "75 IOM staff are on hand assisting" the victims. Earlier Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reported at least 15 dead when an air strike hit Al-Mazrak camp in Hajja province. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) also said the camp had been hit.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified in his murder trial that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after the slaying.