A US man, previously thought to have been suffering from Fatal Distraction Syndrome, has been charged with the murder of his twenty-two-month-old son.
Justin Ross Harris has been in police custody since he pulled over his car over on the way home from work in a panic one afternoon and allegedly told onlookers he’d forgotten to take his son to child care that morning.
The 8 charges against 33-year-old Harris include malice murder and felony murder, as well as cruelty to children.
In the days after the initial incident, it emerged that Harris had previously been researching terms like ‘hot cars’ and ‘children’. Prosecutors will argue that Harris deliberately left Cooper in the car because he wanted a child-free life.
If convicted, Harris could face the death penalty.
2. Joan Rivers dies age 81.
Joan Rivers has died aged 81. The Fashion Police host passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon, local time.
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3. Australian surfer missing in Bali.
A QLD man has reportedly been reported as missing after he failed to return to the Bali hotel he has been staying at. According to The Herald Sun, hotel staff at the Nusa Indah Bungalow contacted police after Peter Maynard failed to check out from his room last week. His belongings were still in the room.
Mr Maynard’s wife and children are reportedly on their way to Bali to search for him.
4. Good news for anyone who wants a Foxtel account.
Foxtel are reportedly going to dramatically cut their prices in an attempt to woo new customers. From October, the price of a Foxtel subscription will go from $49.50 to $25 per month.
The move comes as a response to the growing number of options for Australians to watch their favourite US shows more cheaply on the internet.
Foxtel boss Richard Freudenstein said: “We want Foxtel to be part of the daily lives of millions more Australian households.”
5. Brother of suspected hacker gives interview.
The brother of a man who is believed to be the person behind the nude photo scandal, has given an interview to the media.
Bryan Hamade’s brother Andrew described the situation as a “massive misunderstanding.”
In an exclusive interview, Hamade told Buzzfeed: “It’s getting to the point that my mum is being borderline-harassed by everyone.”