Israel’s Moshe Katsav to be freed on parole

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav is to be freed on parole five years after being jailed for rape. An Israeli parole board ruled on Sunday that Katsav, 71, could walk free next week after serving five of his seven-year term. Two previous parole requests had been rejected. Katsav resigned from the largely ceremonial post in 2007 after being charged with rape and sexual harassment. He has repeatedly professed his innocence. Katsav’s lawyer, Zion Amir, said his client burst into tears on hearing the news. “It was a very long journey,”…

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Man who killed New Hampshire officer in 1976 gets parole

A New Hampshire man convicted of gunning down a Manchester police officer 40 years ago at age 15 has been granted parole. Cleo Roy has been serving a 50-year sentence for shooting Officer Ralph Miller as the officer approached his house to investigate a noise complaint, which stemmed from a teenage drinking party Roy was holding in his parents’ absence. Miller was 25 and a Navy veteran with one year on the force when he was shot and killed. He had a 3-year-old daughter, and his wife was pregnant with…

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