Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:02:44 GMT
The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:00:14 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:39:24 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:37:19 GMT
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Lawyers for a Casa Grande man indicted for stabbing his mother to death and telling authorities that God had told him to do it are seeking an evaluation of his competency to stand trial.
The Casa Grande Dispatch reports that attorney April Elliott says she is concerned that Joseph Cain Cecil may be unable to understand the proceedings against him and assist in his own defense.
Elliott says Cecil has a mental health history and the state even labeled him "seriously mentally ill pursuant to law."
She recently filed in Pinal County Superior Court a motion for evaluating the 38-year-old.
Cecil was arrested on Oct. 4 after allegedly stabbing his mother, Ronna Thomas, 65, and her 63-year-old sister, according to the probable cause statement.
Pinal County Sheriff spokesman Tim Gaffney said Cecil only stopped his brutal attack when a neighbor intervened, hitting Cecil with a shovel to subdue him.
Gaffney said sheriff deputies arrived at the 1800 block of west Camino Grande to find a blood-covered woman in the front yard and Cecil lying on the ground with a man standing over him with a shovel.
Inside the home, deputies found Thomas with multiple stab wounds, said Gaffney.
Gaffney said Thomas was taken to Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, where she later died.
Her 63-year-old sister was taken by air ambulance to a Phoenix area hospital, where she was in stable condition, said Gaffney.
Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, "Had it not been for the intervention of the neighbor who stopped the attack, we would have undoubtedly had another homicide victim."
Babeu added, "When homicide detectives asked Joseph Cecil why he stabbed the two victims, he told them, 'God told me to do it.'"
He has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >