Daily News Recap (4-15-15)

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Alkek library. Photo by Dylan Lochridge-Fletcher
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Arizona Police say the officer who intentionally used his car to run into a suspect with a rifle a month ago most likely saved the man’s life. CNN states that a dashcam video shows an Arizona police officer intentionally running over a suspect to detain him. The suspects lawyer said the police should have deescalated the situation and does not think this was the best way to handle it. The video of the incident has started a debate about what type of force police should have used to detain a suspect with a gun.
-Allie Ibarra

Former New England Patriots player, Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder. According to ABC News, the 25-year-old was charged with killing Odin Lloyd, who was dating Hernandez’s fiancee’s sister. 27-year-old Lloyd was found shot to death in an abandoned industrial yard. Hernandez was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and of ammunition. Hernandez has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
-Allie Ibarra

The week of April 19 and 25 has been proclaimed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by the Hays County Commissioners court. It is also the week of Samantha Dean, Victim Services coordinator for the Kyle Police Department. Dean was murdered in Bastrop county in February of this year, and was know as an advocate for abused children and crime victims. This week will be dedicated to ensuring that all victims of a crime and offered appropriate service. The Hays County District Attorney’s Victims services Division is staffed by five advocates, and in 2014 those five people contacted and assisted one thousand five hundred and twenty two crime victims.
-Trevor Frank

The San Marcos Nature Center is looking for volunteers this weekend for an early Earth Day celebration. Individuals and groups who want service hours or just want to volunteer are encouraged to attend. The Nature Centers mission is to educate the public about the San Marcos River and surrounding watershed as well as the native plants and animals. The early celebration will be this Saturday at 9 AM. For more information visit the city’s website.
-Allie Ibarra

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