Armstrong sells estate for $3.1 Million

Armstrong sells estate, Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist has sold his Central Austin Estate to Al Koehler, an oil and gas rights agent. But, Lance Armstrong still likes to be in Austin. According to the sources, a deed of trust filled by the buyer of the estate, Al Koehler, showed that Al Koehler took out a loan for $3.1 Million to purchase the property. However, the local real estate agents say that the product was listed for $10 million. But, the property was listed on the Travis Country Tax Roll for $3.9 Million in 2012.

Lance Armstrong had brought the estate way back in 2004. The estate spreads out in an area of 1.7 acres near Camp Mabry. Lance Armstrong has not yet given any news about this deal. But Mark Higgins, an Armstrong spokesman has confirmed the deal. But he refused to provide further details about it.

The buyer of the estate, Al Koehler, is a 49 year old resident of Austin. He is the founder of Royalty Clearinghouse, which deals with the purchasing of Oil and Gas royalties and Mineral rights. Al Koehler has written to the American Statesman that he is happy that the house stayed with an Austinite.

The estate has a 7,850 square foot Spanish styled main house. The walls of the house was decorated with the arts and paintings that Lance Armstrong collected. Armstrong had great love toward his house, He had said about that in many interviews. He had his office on the first floor and his three children had their unique bedrooms, which they designed in the second floor. Architectural digest magazine featured this house in 2008. The house also had a media room where Lance Armstrong hung all his seven Tour-de-France yellow jerseys. As Lance Armstrong was proved of consuming drugs, he was stripped off all his Tour-de-France titles and he was even banned for life from competitive sports by U.S. Anti-Doping agency. Lance Armstrong is facing many lawsuits, which could even destroy all his fortunes.

Teen sisters lift 3,000lb tractor to rescue their father who was pinned underneath

Two Oregon teens saved their father's life by lifting a 3,000-pound tractor off of him after the machinery flipped over and pinned him to the ground. 
Jeff Smith of Lebanon, Ore., said he was trying to pull a tree stump out of his garden when his boot slipped off the clutch and the tractor flipped on top of him, with the steering wheel pinning his chest to the ground. He immediately began screaming for help.
'It was scary because it was on my chest [and] every time I called out for help it was like a constrictor,' Smith explained to Portland NBC affiliate KGW.
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Rescued: Jeff Smith (center) was rescued by his daughters, 16-year-old Hannah (left) and 14-year-old Haylee, who lifted a 3,000-pound tractor (pictured) off of their father when he was pinned underneath it
Rescued: Jeff Smith (center) was rescued by his daughters, 16-year-old Hannah (left) and 14-year-old Haylee, who lifted a 3,000-pound tractor (pictured) off of their father when he was pinned underneath it
His daughters, 16-year-old Hannah and 14-year-old Haylee, were walking their family dogs nearby when they heard his screams.
They followed his shouts and found him in his garden. 
'He was just laying in the dirt underneath the tractor and he was screaming,' Hannah said.
The girls ran to his side and immediately began trying to lift the tractor off of him.

Hannah said she was thinking, 'This is really heavy but I need to get it off of him.'
Meanwhile, Haylee was praying she could find the strenght to save her father. 
'I was saying, "God help me" over and over because I knew, obviously, I could not lift it by myself,' she said.
Injuries: Smith reveals injuries to his arm, which include a broken wrist, after the accident
Injuries: Smith reveals injuries to his arm, which include a broken wrist, after the accident
The girls were able to lift the tractor just high enough so that he could slight his torso out from underneath and breathe. 
'It’s amazing. You hear about this kind of stuff — this adrenaline rush, being able to pick cars up and slide people out,' Smith told KGW. 'You never realize it’s really there until you actually witness it.'
Smith's arm was still pinned beneath the tractor so they called neighbor to bring his own tractor and use its shovel to finish freeing him. 
Smith was treated at the hospital for a broken wrist and other minor injuries. 
Hannah said she called her mother before the ambulance ride and that she was convinced it was an April Fool's joke. 
'I just can’t believe it happened, honestly,' Hannah told the Albany Democrat-Herald. 'We were supposed to go to a friend’s house. I don’t know why we didn’t.'

Anthony Weiner's wife Huma reveals how boss Hillary Clinton's 'unconditional love' helped her through husband's sexting scandal

The wife of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has revealed how unconditional love from her boss Hillary Clinton helped her through her husband's sexting scandal.
Huma Abedin, who started working for Clinton when she was 21 and remains a top aide, was pregnant when it emerged in 2011 that her husband had sent lewd pictures to a string of women.
But the couple weathered the storm and his resignation, and in a lengthy article in New York Times Magazine, Abedin has explained how the support she received at work helped her get through.
'What I will say about [Hillary], and for that matter her entire family, the unconditional love and support they have given me has been a real gift,' she told the Times.
Support: Huma Abedin has revealed how her boss Hillary Clinton (pictured together in 2008) helped her through the sexting scandal involving her husband, former congressman Anthony Weiner
Support: Huma Abedin has revealed how her boss Hillary Clinton (pictured together in 2008) helped her through the sexting scandal involving her husband, former congressman Anthony Weiner
'And I think she would be O.K. with me saying this, because I know she has said this before: at the end of the day, at the very least, every woman should have the ability and the confidence and the choice to make whatever decisions she wants to make that are right for her and not be judged by it.'
The situation echoes Clinton's own personal life and her decision to stick by her husband, and Weiner himself likened his relationship to the Clintons' when the Monica Lewinsky affair came to light.
 

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'If you read Hillary's biography of the time,' he said in the interview, 'she speaks pretty frankly about believing that there were people out to get her husband - "I believe him, I'm going to stand in there, I'm going to tell friends that it’s bull" - and the way she felt when she found out the truth.'
Abedin, 37, speaks about this rollercoaster of emotions - from when she first heard he was accused of sending pictures to women to when he came clean.
Supportive: Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton, stood by her husband despite the scandal. They are due to do a tell-all interview this week
Supportive: Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton, said she has forgiven her husband's mistake
At first 'I was right there with him: "Let’s fight! Defend!"' she said. 'I was with him. One hundred percent.'
But as the intensity of accusations and calls from reporters grew, he decided to come clean to Abedin during a trip to the Hamptons.
'It was every emotion that one would imagine,' she said. 'Rage and anger and shock. But more than anything else, in the immediate, it was disbelief. The thing that I consciously remember saying over and over and over again is: "I don't understand. What is going on? What's happening to our lives?"'
Two days later, she headed on a week-long trip to Africa on Clinton's plane. While aboard, her phone rang and someone at the White House said: 'We are here for you, and we love you.'
When she arrived in Abu Dhabi, Clinton's chief of staff revealed they had also helped fly in her mother and older brother to support her throughout the trip.
Sexting: Weiner was forced to step down in June 2011 after inadvertently sending out a lewd picture of himself on Twitter.
Sexting: Weiner was forced to step down in June 2011 after inadvertently sending out a lewd picture of himself on Twitter.
Sexting: Weiner was forced to step down in June 2011 after inadvertently sending out a lewd picture of himself on Twitter. It emerged he was sending the images, left, to numerous women online including Ginger Lee, right
Return? Rumors are growing that U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner is returning to political life and may even make a bid for New York mayor
Return? Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner revealed he is considering running for New York mayor
On returning, Weiner resigned and they focused on their marriage.
Abedin said that despite her feelings of betrayal, she loved her husband and the friendship they had shared for many years.
'Here was a man I respected, I loved, was the father of this child inside of me, and he was asking me for a second chance,' she remembered.
'It took a long time to be able to sit on a couch next to Anthony and say, "O.K., I understand and I forgive". It was the right choice for me. I didn't make it lightly.'
The couple is now working towards the future - bringing up their son Jordan as Weiner considers entering the New York mayor race this year.
By her side: Abedin also received support from the White Houseand Clinton's other aides
By her side: Abedin also received support from the White Houseand Clinton's other aides
He told the magazine that he wants to ask his supporters for a second chance and 'it's now or maybe never'.
Weiner said that the results from the polling by Obama's longtime pollster David Binder showed that he would have a tough time.
'David said I'd be the underdog in any race I ran,' he said.
Weiner had been a mayoral frontrunner before he left his job and still has $4.3 million left in his campaign account.
But he was forced to step down in June 2011, when he mistakenly posted a 'crotch shot' on his Twitter feed. It later emerged he had been sending lewd images to numerous young women.
Standing by him: Weiner's wife Huma Abedin was pregnant when his sexting scandal emerged
Standing by him: Weiner's wife Huma Abedin was pregnant when his sexting scandal emerged
Support: Weiner said he spent $100,000 on polling to see how people would react to his running for mayor - and whether they could forgive him. Pictured, supporters in Queens in 2011
Support: Weiner said he spent $100,000 on polling to see how people would react to his running for mayor - and whether they could forgive him. Pictured, supporters in Queens in 2011
The seven-term Democrat initially claimed both his Twitter and Facebook accounts had been hacked but later admitted he had sexted six women in an emotionally charged press conference.
Porn actress Ginger Lee, Las Vegas blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss and Megan Broussard, a 26-year-old single mother from Texas, were among the women who claimed they had his photos.
He and Ms Abedin, a longtime personal aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were married for less than a year when the photos were discovered.
It is not the first time Weiner has been said to be plotting a return to public life. Previous reports said he was planning to run for comptroller or public advocate.

Donald Trump's son sued by Kluge heir over purchase over Virginia farm and winery last year

A former Virginia socialite's son who sold the front yard of his family's mansion to the Donald Trump real estate empire says he's been cheated and wants the land back.
The John W. Kluge Jr. Trust is suing for the return of 217 acres fronting Albemarle House, which Trump bought last year for $6.5 million.
The estate formerly was owned by Patricia Kluge, ex-wife of the late billionaire John Kluge.
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Debt: The seller of Albemarle House in Charlottesville, Virginia says the Trumps still owe them money
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Sale: Donald Trump (pictured in 2011 with former owner Patricia Kluge, right) purchased the estate to start the Trump Vineyard Estates and Winery, run by his son Eric Trump
Before buying the mansion, Trump Virginia Acquisitions paid $150,000 for the land in front. The lawsuit says Trump agreed to pay more if he was able to buy the mansion but has refused to do so. Plaintiffs' attorney Edward MacMahon says the second payment should be about $200,000.
Trump's son Eric, who heads the company, has denied owing the money.
 
Donald Trump snapped up the lawn and driveway of the bankrupt billionaire divorcee’s mansion in an attempt to pick up her foreclosed house from the bank for pennies to the dollar
The mogul bought the 200 acres surrounding the Virginia home of former socialite and belly dancer Patricia Kluge, who became known as 'the wealthiest divorcee in history', for the bargain price of $500,000.
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Bankrupt: Patricia Kluge and her husband Bill Moses' Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard was forced into foreclosure
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Surrounded: Mr Trump originally bough all the land surrounding the mansion and then ultimately purchased the sprawling home for $6.5 million
He later purchased the lavish 45-room neo-Georgian Albemarle House for a quarter of the $16 million asking price saying that no-one else would want to buy it because he owns the front yard, most of the driveway and back yard.
John Kluge Jr.
John Kluge Jr. has accused Trump of cheating him out of $200,000
Trump paid $6.5 million for the home but the seller says Trump still owes him.
Mrs Kluge had entertained royalty, moguls and celebrities at her sprawling Virginia estate in the 1980s.
The Briton netted a reported $1 billion after splitting from media mogul John Kluge in 1990 but declared herself bankrupt after she crashed financially and her winemaking business failed.
As Mrs Kluge’s wealth unraveled, Mr Trump snapped up parts of her estate.
He bought her 1,000 acre winery before picking up 200 acres of land around the house for less than $500,000 from a trust set up for Mrs Kluge’s son John Jr before Mrs Kluge foreclosed on the mansion in February.
Bank of America, which owned the foreclosed house, tried to sell it for $16 million.
But in a cunning move, the Donald bought up the property surrounding the 23,500-square-foot house in a bid to get the lavish mansion on the cheap.
Mr Trump later bought the home, which has a spa, home theater, 3,500-bottle wine cellar and 2,000-square-foot sitting room.
Mrs Kluge owned the house since she acquired it as part of her bumper divorce from billionaire media mogel John Kluge, who died in September 2010.
The one-time star of adult film 'The Nine Acres of Nakedness' became known as the host of extravagant parties attended by the rich and famous.
The house was designed after an 18th-century English country manor with multilevel gardens, fountains, a swimming pool and rustic guest cabin.
In the 1980s, Mrs Kluge hosted opulent events for royalty, corporate chieftains, celebrities and literary figures at the home, which Mrs Kluge once said defined her.

SEAL from bin Laden kill team to testify for prosecution against Bradley Manning

A military judge cleared the way on Wednesday for a member of the team that raided Osama bin Laden's compound to testify in the trial of Bradley Manning who is charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets.
Colonel Denise Lind ruled for the prosecution during a pretrial hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.
The government said the witness, presumably a Navy SEAL, collected digital evidence showing that an associate of bin Laden provided the al Qaeda leader with documents Manning has acknowledged sending to the WikiLeaks website.
On trial: PFC Bradley Manning is escorted by military police as he departs the courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland on Wednesday
On trial: PFC Bradley Manning is escorted by military police as he departs the courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland on Wednesday
Defense attorneys argued that proof of receipt isn't relevant to whether Manning aided the enemy.
The judge disagreed. She said the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that intelligence was both given to and received by the enemy.
 

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The hearing, scheduled through until Friday, focuses on multiple questions about the evidence the government must produce at trial to prove its charges.
Manning pleaded guilty in February to lesser versions of some of the 22 charges he faces.
Facing life in prison: Manning is charged with causing hundreds of thousands of classified documents to be published on the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks
Facing life in prison: Manning is charged with causing hundreds of thousands of classified documents to be published on the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks

Scrutiny: Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade for his pre-trial hearing
Scrutiny: Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade for his pre-trial hearing
Prosecutors have said they still intend to prove him guilty of the original charges, including aiding the enemy, which carries a maximum life sentence.
His court-martial is scheduled to start on June 3 at Fort Meade.
The 25-year-old native of Crescent, Oklahoma, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan battlefield reports, State Department diplomatic cables, other classified records and two battlefield video clips to WikiLeaks in 2009 and 2010 while working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad.
In a statement he read aloud in court February 28, Manning said he sent the material to the anti-secrecy website to expose the American military's 'bloodlust' and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Enemy: The prosecution alleges that documents that Manning sent to Wikileaks found their way into the hands of Osama bin Laden, pictured at his Pakistan compound
Enemy: The prosecution alleges that documents that Manning sent to Wikileaks found their way into the hands of Osama bin Laden, pictured at his Pakistan compound

Rand Paul's tells majority black Howard University that it was the Democrats, not the Republicans behind 'racism and Jim Crow'

We'll have to see what the Howard students thought,' Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul shouted from an elevator Wednesday afternoon, answering MailOnline's question about whether his foray into winning the hearts and minds of black youths was successful.
Paul, a Republican darling who is already laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run with a coming appearance in New Hampshire, had just wrapped up a two-hour appearance at the Howard University School of Business.
Howard is among the U.S. colleges classified as 'historically black,' and the audience of approximately 300 included few white faces apart from those belonging to reporters.
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'White supremacy'; The banner protesters unfurled at Paul's appearance

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'Some have said that I’m either brave or crazy to be here today,' Paul told the students, acknowledging the seeming incongruity of a Republican competing openly for the support of young African-Americans.
'I’ve never been one to watch the world go by without participating. I wake up each day hoping to make a difference,' he said.
Brian Menifee, a Howard student, unfurled a banner in the middle of Paul's remarks that indicated how much of an uphill climb Republicans have in front of them.
'Howard University Doesn't Support White Supremacy,' the banner read, a picture of which was taken outside by a Huffington Post reporter. 
Campus police tackled him and released him outside the building, but the audience heard him shouting 'Yo, get the f--- off of me!' as he was led away.
Manifee said after the event that police 'threw me to the ground.'
'I wasn't saying that Paul is a white supremacist,' he told MailOnline. 'But he's the product of white privilege, so take that for whatever you think it means. It takes some real you-know-what for a white Republican to come here and speak.'
Legacy: Paul reminded the audience that it was Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party that emancipated the slaves
Legacy: Paul reminded the audience that it was Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party that emancipated the slaves
Asked if he had ever protested a white Democratic speaker with the same banner, Manifee replied, 'Well, no. We just made the banner for this event. But Bill Clinton was the last - maybe the only - white Democrat to show up at Howard and talk to us like we were grown-ups.'
In that light, Paul's appearance was especially ground-breaking. He took questions about mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders, and earned his biggest applause of the day by declaring that a 'one size fits all' approach to federal prison sentences puts young blacks at an unfair disadvantage.
'Our federal mandatory minimum sentences are simply heavy handed and arbitrary,' he said. 'They can affect anyone at any time, though they disproportionately affect those without the means to fight them.
'We should stand and loudly proclaim enough is enough. We should not have laws that ruin the lives of young men and women who have committed no violence.'
But while he supports Kentucky's recent move to legalize the industrial production of dope, he said, he doesn't endorse illicit use of marijuana.
'I think if you use it too much, you will lose IQ points,' Paul insisted, only half-joking. 
'I think if you use it too much, you won't show up for class. I think you'll eat too many Doritos.'  
Paul's larger societal point, though, was about the Republicans' failure to articulate what he said was a proud history of blazing civil-rights trails in ways that benefited blacks.
Most of the founders of the NAACP, he reminded the students, were Republicans.
Support: Paul said it was a daunting task for the GOP to attract the black vote when generations have been turned away from the party
Support: Paul said it was a daunting task for the GOP to attract the black vote when generations have been turned away from the party
And it was racists in government - not nameless, faceless, Klansmen - who were most responsible for keeping black voters away from the polls through two-thirds of the twentieth century.
'The history of African-American repression in this country rose from government-sanctioned racism,' Paul explained. 'Jim Crow laws were a product of bigoted state and local governments.'
'Big and oppressive government has long been the enemy of freedom, something black Americans know all too well. We must always embrace individual liberty and enforce the constitutional rights of all Americans-rich and poor, immigrant and native, black and white.'
The GOP, he continued, was the party of Abraham Lincoln and emancipated slaves.
'How did that party become the party that now loses 95 per cent of the African-American vote?'
Republicans, he said, 'face a daunting task. Several generations of black voters have never voted Republican and are not very open to even considering the option.'
'Democrats still promise unlimited federal assistance and Republicans promise free markets, low taxes, and less regulations that we believe will create more jobs.'
'The Democrat promise is tangible and puts food on the table,' he conceded, 'but too often doesn’t lead to jobs or meaningful success.'
'The Republican promise is for policies that create economic growth. Republicans believe lower taxes, less regulation, balanced budgets, a solvent Social Security and Medicare will stimulate economic growth.'
Howard is among the U.S. colleges classified as 'historically black,' and the audience of approximately 300 included few white faces apart from those belonging to reporters.
Howard is among the U.S. colleges classified as 'historically black,' and the audience of approximately 300 included few white faces apart from those belonging to reporters.
He also called school choice the new 'civil rights issue of our day.'
'I defy anyone to watch Waiting for Superman and honestly argue against school choice,' he said of a recently celebrated documentary film.
'A minister friend of mine in the West End calls school choice the civil rights issue of the day. He’s absolutely right.
'There are countless examples of the benefits of school choice - where kids who couldn’t even read have turned their lives completely around,' he said.
'Maybe it’s about time we all reassess blind allegiance to ideas that are failing our children.'
Every child in every neighborhood, of every color, class and background, deserves a school that will help them succeed.
Asked if he identified more with the Republican party of Lincoln or that of Ronald Reagan, Paul insisted, to audible groans, that they were one and the same. 
'We haven't changed,' he insisted. 'We don't talk about it. I'm either going to convince you or not.'
'Racism, Jim Crow,' and other injustices, he bellowed. 'It was all Democrats.'

Couple arrested after 'being caught during sex act in parked car following Easter Sunday church service'

A couple have been arrested after they were caught having sex in their car in a parking lot following a church service, a recent police report has revealed.
Jamel Grant, 26, and 21-year-old Michel Felix Casas were spotted partially clothed during a routine police patrol close to the entrance of the Kroger Grocery Store in Gwinnett County, Georgia on March 31.
Officers approached the car on Easter Sunday around midnight to find Casas performing oral sex on Grant in the front driver's seat.
Jamel Grant, 26, and 21-year-old Felix Casas were spotted in their car during a routine police patrol close to the Kroger Grocery Store in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Jamel Grant, 26, and 21-year-old Felix Casas were spotted in their car during a routine police patrol close to the Kroger Grocery Store in Gwinnett County, Georgia
Church-goers: Jamel Grant, 26, and 21-year-old Felix Casas were spotted in their car during a routine police patrol close to the Kroger Grocery Store in Gwinnett County, Georgia
Grant was naked from the waist down and Casas' breasts were exposed.
According to The Smoking Gun, Grant told police that he and Casas 'were making out' and had driven to the parking lot 'from church where they attended the Easter Service'.
 

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It is unclear which church the couple had attended or which service they would have been to so late in the evening.
The couple also admitted to police that they had not driven to the grocery store to purchase anything.
Police officers detected a strong smell of marijuana when the car window was down and found the couple in possession of the drug.
The couple were charged with public indecency, loitering and prowling along with marijuana possession.
Full view: The couple were caught engaging in a sex act in the parking lot of the Kroger Grocery Store in Gwinnett County, Georgia
Full view: The couple were caught engaging in a sex act in the parking lot of the Kroger Grocery Store in Gwinnett County, Georgia

Secret Service reports show Reagan shooter Hinckley is behaving well on visits to his mother and goes to volunteer

The man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 has behaved well over the past year when he's been freed from a Washington mental hospital to visit his mother in Virginia, according to U.S. Secret Service reports.
Agents trailed John Hinckley on more than 35 days during 2012 when he visited his mother's home in Williamsburg. Surveillance logs show he shopped at PetSmart, Target and the grocery store Harris Teeter.
He also did volunteer work, visited an art museum on the campus of the College of William and Mary and made planned therapy visits. The logs were part of more than a 150 pages of documents filed Wednesday as part of a court case where Hinckley is asking a judge to let him spend more time at his mother's home.
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In treatment: John Hinckley Jr. (posing at the White House in 1980) has been in treatment at a mental hospital since he was found to be insane at the time he shot Reagan in 1981
The mundaneness of the activities made public Wednesday contrasts with a log released last year that got Hinckley into trouble.
It showed him visiting a Barnes & Noble in late 2011. There, an agent saw him looking at what appeared to be a row of books including one on the assassination of President William McKinley and another on the killing of President John F. Kennedy.
 
Prosecutors used that information in part to say he shouldn't be given expanded time outside the hospital. This time, the logs repeatedly conclude: 'No unusual incidents pertaining to the subject were observed during this surveillance.'
Hinckley, 57, has been allowed to go to mother's home since 2006, and the length of his visits has increased over time. Saint Elizabeths Hospital is the mental hospital that has overseen his care since he was found to be insane at the time he shot Reagan. It says Hinckley's current 10-day visits with his mother should be increased to up to 24 days. Ultimately, officials want Hinckley to live outside the hospital full time. Officials and Hinckley's lawyer have said he is no longer dangerous and his mental illness is under control.
A hearing on expanding Hinckley's visits was held in late 2011 and early 2012. It continued for three days in February this year after the plan for Hinckley's time away had to be modified.
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Good behavior: John Hinckley Jr., in 2003, has been allowed to go to mother's home since 2006, and the length of his visits has increased over time

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Wounded: Press Secretary James Brady (in blue suit with two men over him), police officer Thomas Delahanty (front) and Secret Service agent, Tim McCarthy, not pictured, were injured in the assassination attempt
The documents made public Wednesday show the Secret Service trailed Hinckley during eight visits to his mother's home. The days are random, according to the Secret Service documents, but show patterns.
When Hinckley goes for a visit he leaves Saint Elizabeths on Saturdays around 10:30am, getting picked up by his mother and a hired driver, often in a black Lincoln town car. While at her home he volunteers for four hours on some mornings at Eastern State Hospital doing food service work.
Before returning to Saint Elizabeths he gets diet Coke and cat food, sometimes as many as 14 cases of canned food, to feed cats that live on the hospital's grounds. And on his way back to the hospital, he's been a customer at a Wendy's in Fredericksburg more than once. Another document filed with the court shows him starting music therapy and painting lessons while in Williamsburg.
U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman will ultimately decide whether to expand Hinckley's release privileges. He has not said when he will rule.
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Recovery: Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan with his wife Nancy, in April 1981, after the assassination attempt by John Hinckley

A meat-market style of assembly line abortions: Nurses quit Planned Parenthood because of 'dangerous and dirty work conditions and risk of AIDS'

wo Planned Parenthood nurses quit their jobs because of dirty and dangerous work conditions and what they called 'a meat-market style of assembly-line abortions'.
The former employees of the Delaware branch have spoken out about what allegedly takes place behind its closed doors and said that a rush to get patients in and out leaves the operating tables soiled and unclean and that doctors don't wear gloves.
Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, former employee said: 'It was just unsafe. I couldn't tell you how ridiculously unsafe it was.
'It's not washed down, it's not even cleaned off. It has bloody drainage on it.'
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Under the spotlight: The former employees of the Delaware branch have spoken out about what takes place behind its closed doors and says it needs to be stopped
Under the spotlight: The former employees of the Delaware branch have spoken out about what takes place behind its closed doors and says it needs to be stopped
Another former employee, Joyce Vasikonis told Action News: 'They were using instruments on patients that were not sterile. They could be at risk of getting hepatitis, even AIDS.'
Both nurses quit their jobs to protect their medical licenses and because they did not want to be held liable if a patient was harmed.
A series of emergency calls were made from the clinic this year which raised concerns about practices taking place there.
 

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Since January 4, five patients allegedly have been rushed from the facility to the emergency room, again placing the clinic in the spotlight.
But in Delaware, abortion clinics are not subject to routine inspections and the state only steps in when they have a patient complaint.

Investigators say they have not found evidence to support the claims raised by Vasikonis and Werbrich.
This year, one doctor and two more nurses have left. Several patients have lawsuits pending against the clinic.
Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, former employee said: 'I couldn't tell you how ridiculously unsafe it was. It's not washed down, It has bloody drainage on it'
Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, former employee said: 'I couldn't tell you how ridiculously unsafe it was. It's not washed down, It has bloody drainage on it'

Another former employee, Joyce Vasikonis said: 'They were using instruments on patients that were not sterile. They could be at risk of getting hepatitis, even AIDS'
Another former employee, Joyce Vasikonis said: 'They were using instruments on patients that were not sterile. They could be at risk of getting hepatitis, even AIDS'
The branch CEO Ruth Lytle-Barnaby told Action News: 'Planned Parenthood of Delaware has provided high-quality services for more than 80 years. Each year, we provide confidential, compassionate care that includes breast cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of STDs, Pap tests, sexual health education, abortion, and health counseling to more than 11,000 women, men and teens in all three Delaware counties.
'In my role as the new CEO of Planned Parenthood of Delaware, recently my staff and I launched a review of patient services. I determined that we need to take immediate steps to assure our patients of our high-quality care, including enacting immediate personnel changes.
'We do not tolerate employees that fail to meet our standards for patient care and services. Any employee who does not live up to our standards of patient care will be terminated. Patient health and safety has always been and remains our top priority.'

This bilious hatred and lack of respect for the dead is a disturbing new low in British life

There were fine tributes to Margaret Thatcher yesterday in the House of Commons. Even the Labour leader Ed Miliband accepted she had been right to see that this country had to change, and right to come to the defence of the Falklands.
But even as I listened to these mostly measured speeches I could not get out of my mind the foul and disgusting things that have been said or written about her over recent days by comedians, politicians, pop stars, a few journalists (I regret to say) and ordinary people. 
Never in modern times, and probably not in the entire history of these islands, has the demise of a public figure been greeted with such euphoria and wild expressions of hate. The death of Margaret Thatcher has revealed something very unpleasant, and rather unexpected, about our country.
Of course, politics in Britain has long been conducted competitively, passionately and, very occasionally, even violently. But what has happened over the past few days is different. Within hours of her death the floodgates were opened and streams of sewage pumped out.
In Glasgow and Brixton, campaigners shouted from loudspeakers ‘Maggie, Maggie, Maggie,’ as the mob ecstatically replied: ‘Dead, dead, dead.’ Some were carrying banners, with one proclaiming: ‘Rejoice, Thatcher is dead.’
Pictures of anti-Thatcher graffiti scrawled on walls in Brixton (the scene of fierce riots in 1981) were circulated on Twitter, with one reading, idiotically: ‘You snatched my milk, and our hope.’
 

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The Left-wing MP George Galloway tweeted: ‘May she burn in the hell-fires.’ Derek Hatton, a former Left-wing councillor from Liverpool, who brought that city to its knees in the early Eighties, tweeted his ‘regret’ that Lady Thatcher had ever been born. 
David Hopper, general secretary of Durham Miners’ Association, told reporters that he was ‘celebrating’. The pop singer Morrissey (who in the Eighties wrote a song called Margaret On The Guillotine) opined that the former Prime Minister was ‘without an atom of humanity’. 
And so on. The bile is probably only just beginning to flow. I expect it will get worse. A Facebook campaign has been launched to take Judy Garland’s song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead to No. 1 in the music charts.
Enlarge   Celebrations: After learning the news of Lady Thatcher's death earlier this week, many people gathered in George Square, Glasgow, to celebrate at a Thatcher's Dead Party
Celebrations: After learning the news of Lady Thatcher's death earlier this week, many people gathered in George Square, Glasgow, to celebrate at a Thatcher's Dead Party

Clear message: Pictures of anti-Thatcher graffiti scrawled on walls have been circulating on Twitter all week
Clear message: Pictures of anti-Thatcher graffiti scrawled on walls have been circulating on Twitter all week

To the streets: Riot police were forced to take action in Brixton as anti-Thatcher protesters caused disorder
To the streets: Riot police were forced to take action in Brixton as anti-Thatcher protesters caused disorder
It would have been better if the media, and in particular the all-powerful BBC, had not provided a platform for these ranting protesters so soon after Lady Thatcher’s death. But their existence can’t be denied.
What strikes me is that they include not just the usual suspects — middle-aged Trotskyists who have long dabbled in extreme politics — but also many young people who are not obviously politicised and often (to judge by radio and TV interviews) know almost nothing about the woman they detest. 
They have been told (by teachers? by parents?) that Lady Thatcher was evil, and that seems to be enough for them to celebrate her death. Without analysis or consideration — and with no regard for the ancient convention that you do not speak ill of the dead — they plug themselves into a circuit of hate.
Many young people, who are not obviously politicised and often (to judge by radio and TV interviews) know almost nothing about the woman they detest, took to the streets to celebrate Lady Thatcher's death
Many young people, who are not obviously politicised and often (to judge by radio and TV interviews) know almost nothing about the woman they detest, took to the streets to celebrate Lady Thatcher's death
My suggestion is not that people have no right to criticise Margaret Thatcher. There are respectable arguments against her, some of which were made, for the most part in a reasoned way, yesterday in the Commons. It is the virulence, tastelessness and, above all, the stupidity of most of the attacks on her that so appal.
I’m sure schools are partly to blame — teachers who don’t believe it is any part of their job to inculcate respect or moderation, and in some cases portray Tories such as Margaret Thatcher as being virtually indistinguishable from fascists, if distinguishable at all.
And there can also be no doubt that the internet and social media have served to coarsen debate.
Usually operating under a cloak of anonymity and deluded into believing that their views must be interesting because they are circulated so widely, some bloggers and posters of online comments descend effortlessly in a vernacular of hate.
Without analysis or consideration - and with no regard for the ancient convention that you do not speak ill of the dead - young people (pictured in George Square) have been plugging themselves into a circuit of hate
Without analysis or consideration - and with no regard for the ancient convention that you do not speak ill of the dead - young people (pictured in George Square) have been plugging themselves into a circuit of hate

Until recently, it was a tradition for us to look for the best in a person who had recently died. What has most disturbed Stephen Glover about the exultant rubbishing of Margaret Thatcher is the lack of respect for death
Until recently, it was a tradition for us to look for the best in a person who had recently died. What has most disturbed Stephen Glover about the exultant rubbishing of Margaret Thatcher is the lack of respect for death
At the most extreme, anonymous ‘trolls’ bully, threaten and otherwise persecute their victims, spreading fear and despair. I’m sure such unpleasant people have always existed, but the internet has given them a voice and a sense of their own destructive power.
The Twitterati, too, though normally identifiable, can be wantonly cruel, because the act of tweeting is so easy and instant that it often precedes proper thought. How often one reads of people who seek to delete ill-considered and unpleasant tweets dispatched in haste.
But although the deficiencies of our schools and the growth of the new media go a long way towards explaining the decline of public discourse, they do not tell the whole story. What has most disturbed me about the exultant rubbishing of Margaret Thatcher is the lack of respect for death.
This nasty claque of detractors can't be ignored and their malignancy threatens to pollute the body politic
This nasty claque of detractors can't be ignored and their malignancy threatens to pollute the body politic
The old Latin adage de mortuis nil nisi bonum — ‘Of the dead say nothing but good’ — used to be inscribed deep in our collective psyche. Death is awe-inspiring because it reminds us of our own mortality and the transience of earthly life. For the religious, it promises a mysterious renewal.
Until recently, it was a tradition for us to look for the best in a person who had recently died, whether in obituaries, eulogies or our own personal reflections. No longer, it would appear.
Those who have carelessly trashed Margaret Thatcher’s reputation over the past few days have cast aside this convention. It is not just that they have no respect for the feelings of her family and her close friends. They have no respect for death. It is a pitiless, as well as a wholly secular, response.
Whatever the motivations of those debunking this great woman, I, of course, accept that they constitute a fairly small minority. I’ve no doubt that most people are well- disposed to her, and recognise the enormous contribution she made to this country. 
Even the majority of her critics can probably see some good in her, as Mr Miliband and several others on the Labour benches were able to do yesterday afternoon.
Nevertheless, this nasty claque of detractors can’t be ignored. Their malignancy threatens to pollute the body politic. These people don’t rely on reason and they refuse to join in debate or are simply incapable of doing so.
They are essentially anti-democratic — which is why they are potentially dangerous. And whatever your views of Lady Thatcher — and I personally believe she was the greatest peace-time prime minister of the past hundred years — we should never forget that she won three elections through the democratic process.
Of course, none of this bile matters a jot now to Margaret Thatcher, who I hope is in a better place.
But this unprecedentedly ferocious and mindless assault on a just deceased great public figure should matter a great deal to the rest of us.

President Obama says he welcomes senators' bipartisan deal to expand background checks for gun buyers

President Barack Obama has said he welcomes a bipartisan deal in the Senate to expand background checks for gun sales, which was announced early Wednesday.
Obama said while it's not his bill and he wishes parts of it were stronger, the deal represents significant progress and if enacted would make it harder for dangerous people to obtain guns.
Two key senators announced earlier Wednesday they'd reached a bipartisan agreement on background checks, improving prospects for gun control legislation that Obama has been pushing. Senators plan to hold an initial vote Thursday to begin debating gun legislation.
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Deal: Senators Joe Manchin (left) and Pat Toomey (right) have reached a deal on background checks for firearm purchases
Deal: Senators Joe Manchin (left) and Pat Toomey (right) have reached a deal on background checks for firearm purchases
Obama says there is a lot of work remaining to enact gun control measures, including getting them through the Republican-controlled House. He's calling on senators not to block consideration of the bill and for Americans to stay engaged.
Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., said their accord would help keep firearms from criminals and the mentally ill. Subjecting more firearms purchases to federal background checks has been the chief goal of Obama and gun control supporters, who promote the system as a way to prevent criminals and other potentially dangerous people from getting the weapons.
The agreement between two of the most conservative members of each party was expected to make it even likelier that the Senate's initial vote Thursday to begin debating gun legislation will succeed, despite an effort by conservatives to block consideration of the measure.

DETAILS OF THE GUN DEAL

The proposal by Sens. Joe Manchin and Patrick Toomey would expand background checks to cover all sales at gun shows and over the Internet.
Those background checks would have to be accompanied by records proving to law enforcement officials they took place.

It would also exempt gun sales and transfers between friends and acquaintances without the help of an online intermediary.
Even so, the ultimate fate of gun legislation remains unclear, clouded by opposition from the National Rifle Association and many Republicans and moderate Democrats in the Democratic-led Senate and the Republican-run House. Many critics say the effort would violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms and burden law-abiding gun owners.
'Truly the events at Newtown changed us all,' said Manchin, referring to the Connecticut town where 20 first-graders and six educators were shot down in December, launching the country into renewed debate over gun violence. 'Americans on both sides of the debate can and must find common ground.'
'I don't consider criminal background checks to be gun control,' said Toomey. 'I think it's just common sense.'
In a written statement, the NRA was critical.
'Expanding background checks at gun shows will not prevent the next shooting, will not solve violent crime and will not keep our kids safe in schools,' the statement said. It said policymakers should focus on fixing the country's mental health system and on gang violence.
'President Obama should be as committed to dealing with the gang problem that is tormenting honest people in his hometown as he is to blaming law-abiding gun owners for the acts of psychopathic murderers,' the NRA said.
 

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The administration was continuing its effort to pressure Congress on gun control on Wednesday as first lady Michelle Obama planned to visit a high school in Chicago, the Obamas' hometown, where authorities say 29 current or former students have been shot in the past year.
Currently, the background check system covers sales only by licensed gun dealers. The compromise would apply the system to all commercial sales, such as transactions at gun shows and online. The sales would have to be channeled through licensed firearms dealers, who would have to keep records of the transactions.
Private transactions that are not for profit, such as those between relatives, would be exempt from background checks.
The Obama administration has continued its efforts to pressure Republicans in restricting firearms, with Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the White House Tuesday joined by law enforcement officials
The Obama administration has continued its efforts to pressure Republicans in restricting firearms, with Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the White House Tuesday joined by law enforcement officials
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who led an earlier unsuccessful effort to strike a bipartisan background check deal, is backing the compromise after changes were made from an initial version of the deal between Manchin and Toomey, according to a Senate aide who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe details of the talks.
The changes included eliminating language that would have required states to recognize permits to carry concealed weapons issued by other states and eliminating language that would have limited background checks to sellers who sell at least five guns annually, said the aide.
Some Republicans might vote to begin debate on the legislation but eventually oppose the measure on final passage. Other parts of Obama's gun effort already seem likely to face defeat, including proposed bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Subjecting more firearms purchases to federal background checks has been the chief goal of Obama and gun control supporters
Subjecting more firearms purchases to federal background checks has been the chief goal of Obama and gun control supporters
The gun legislation Reid wants the Senate to debate would extend the background check requirement to nearly all gun sales. Reid would try to replace that language with the Manchin-Toomey compromise once debate begins, a move that would require a vote.
The overall gun bill also tightens federal laws against illegal gun sales and slightly increases federal aid for school safety.
Thirteen conservatives have signed a letter saying they will block consideration of the measure, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he will back that move. That will force Democrats to round up 60 votes to overcome the conservatives.
At least eight Republicans have said they want to begin debate or have indicated a willingness to consider it, a number that would be expected to grow if the background check agreement proves successful.
Some moderate Democrats were remaining noncommittal and could oppose opening the gun debate. There are 53 Senate Democrats and two independents who lean Democratic.
Amid the maneuvering, relatives of some Newtown victims are lobbying to support gun curbs. And Obama has been calling senators from both parties to push for the gun bill.
'People should listen to what we have to say and move the debate forward,' said Mark Barden, who lost his 7-year-old son, Daniel. 'It's not just about our tragedy. Lots of kids are killed every day in this nation. We have to help lead the change.'

Fake Rockefeller 'with delusions of grandeur' found guilty of 1985 murder of man

A notorious Rockefeller impostor has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a man whose bones were found buried beneath a California home in 1985.
Christian Gerhartsreiter was tried 28 years after the disappearance of newlyweds John and Linda Sohus in a heavily circumstantial cold case.
Much of the prosecution’s evidence focused on the strange behavior of the man who adopted many names including Clark Rockefeller. He masqueraded as an heir to the fabled oil fortune for 20 years.
The verdict was reached on Wednesday after the jury deliberated about a day.
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Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter of Germany is found guilty of first degree murder in his murder trial in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles, California, today
Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter of Germany is found guilty of first degree murder in his murder trial in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles, California, today
Authorities said Gerhartsreiter was a German immigrant who lived another life long ago, occupying a guest cottage at the home of Sohus’ mother in the ritzy suburb of San Marino.
He was known then as Chris Chichester and intimated he was of royal lineage. He joined the church, befriended residents and told some he was a film student.
A friend said Linda Sohus once described the tenant in the cottage owned by John’s mother as 'creepy' and said she and her husband never spoke to him.
 

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The town folk didn’t connect him with the disappearance of the Sohus couple in 1985, but shortly after they vanished, so did he.
No trace of Linda has been found but John’s bones were unearthed during excavation of a swimming pool at the San Marino property in 1994. With no clues, the mystery went cold again.
Christian Gerhartsreiter sits with one of his attorneys as a verdict was reached at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles today
Christian Gerhartsreiter sits with one of his attorneys as a verdict was reached at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles today

Gerhartsreiter, who went by the alias Clark Rockerfeller,was found guilty of killing his landlord, John Sohus, in February 1985
Gerhartsreiter, who went by the alias Clark Rockerfeller,was found guilty of killing his landlord, John Sohus, in February 1985
Gerhartsreiter, who went by the alias Clark Rockefeller,was found guilty of killing his landlord, John Sohus, in February 1985

The German native who consorted for years with New Englandís social elite by pretending to be a Rockefeller was convicted Wednesday in Los Angeles of first-degree murder
The German native who consorted for years with New Englandís social elite by pretending to be a Rockefeller was convicted Wednesday in Los Angeles of first-degree murder
But across the country, a man variously known as Chris Crowe, Chip Smith and Clark Rockefeller was inventing new lives for himself.
This impostor wormed his way into high society and talked his way into important jobs. He married a wealthy woman and controlled her funds, but his identity unraveled when he kidnapped their daughter during a custody dispute. She testified that he became increasingly paranoid when police begin inquiring about him.
When he was unmasked, he became the subject of magazine articles, true crime books and TV movies that sought to explore his bizarre story and get to the heart of the man behind the pseudonyms.
The resulting publicity led California authorities to revisit the Sohus disappearance. They realized the man in custody in Boston was not an heir to the Rockefeller fortune but was the man who had lived in San Marino decades ago.
Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, 52, was accused of bludgeoning his landlady's adult son with a blunt object and then digging a 3-foot-deep grave in the backyard of the victimís home
Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, 52, was accused of bludgeoning his landlady's adult son with a blunt object and then digging a 3-foot-deep grave in the backyard of the victimís home
Ellen Sohus, sister of John Sohus whose remains were unearthed in San Marino, California in 1985, speaks to the press after Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter of Germany was found guilty of first degree murder in Los Angeles
Ellen Sohus, sister of John Sohus whose remains were unearthed in San Marino, California in 1985, speaks to the press after Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter of Germany was found guilty of first degree murder in Los Angeles
A photo of swimming pool area being unearthed 1994 and finding the remains of John Sohus in the backyard of a home on Loraine Road in San Marino, California
A photo of swimming pool area being unearthed 1994 and finding the remains of John Sohus in the backyard of a home on Loraine Road in San Marino, California
Already serving time for the kidnapping of his young daughter in a Boston custody dispute, Gerhartsreiter was close to the end of his sentence and headed for freedom when the murder charge changed that. After a quarter century, authorities believed they had linked him to the disappearance of his old neighbor, Sohus.
Defense attorneys suggested that Linda Sohus, not their client, killed her husband. But no motive was offered for her or Gerhartsreiter to have killed the young man.
Prosecutors filled in the blanks of the defendant’s whereabouts during the decades of his disappearance. But some details were unlikely ever to be explained.
He chose not to testify in his own defense and much of the trial testimony came from people now hobbled by age who knew him in San Marino as Chris Chichester, a stranger with a murky past.
Yesterday, prosecutor Habib Balian told the jury that Christian Gerhartsreiter murdered John Sohus in San Marino 28 years ago and said that all the evidence they needed to convict him was there.
'This isn't a movie, a book, a TV show, a docudrama,' the Deputy District Attorney said in his closing argument, referring to the fact that the case has been turned into all of those things over the years.
'This case is about two people who lived and died,' Balian said.
Gerhartsreiter is on trial in California, U.S. for the 1985 murder of John Sohus, who disappeared from his home in San Marino with his wife, Linda
Gerhartsreiter is on trial in California, U.S. for the 1985 murder of John Sohus, who disappeared from his home in San Marino with his wife, Linda
Defendant Christian Gerhartsreiter was charged only with the murder of Mr Sohus in suburban San Marino, but the prosecutor was allowed to say he believes Gerhartsreiter also killed Mr Sohus' wife, who remains missing after nearly three decades.
'She's dead', Balian said repeatedly as he described the disappearance of Linda Sohus and her husband, John - newlyweds he said had no reason to vanish.
The bones of John Sohus were unearthed in the backyard of his mother's former house in San Marino a decade after he and his wife disappeared. 
He was found to have died from multiple fractures to the skull, probably caused by a blunt instrument such as a baseball bat.
Gerhartsreiter lived as a tenant on the property in 1984 and 1985, but called himself Chris Chichester then. 
He vanished around the same time the couple disappeared in 1985, according to witnesses.
As part of his closing argument, Balian used a Powerpoint presentation that showed pieces of a jigsaw puzzle falling into place.
Balian predicted that the defense would seek to paint Linda Sohus as the murderer of her husband.
Sandra Boss gives evidence during the trial of her former husband Christian Gerhartsreiter, who told her he was named Clark Rockefeller
Previously the trial heard from Gerhartsreiter's ex-wife Sandra Boss, right, to whom he lied about who he was
'They're going to batter her over and over and say she was the mastermind,' Balian said in his presentation. 'But all the evidence in this case is going to point you to the fact that only one person was the mastermind. ... He is charged with murder.'
However, defense attorney Jeffrey Denner was less demeaning of Linda Sohus than he was of his own client. He said Gerhartsreiter, a German immigrant, was a white-collar criminal with a long list of offenses including identity theft and immigration fraud.
'Over a period of time in this country, he committed a lot of crimes with which he was never charged', Denner said. 'It's no wonder he would want to stay under the radar.'
But the lawyer said his client had not been running from a murder investigation.
The defendant, seen here with pen in his hand, took copious notes as the prosecutor summed up the case against him
The defendant, seen here with pen in his hand, took copious notes as the prosecutor summed up the case against him
Denner noted that no trace evidence was scientifically connected to the defendant, and he suggested it was more likely that Linda Sohus had a 'dark side' of her life that led her to kill her husband. But he offered no evidence to support that contention.
'That's the stuff that reasonable doubt is made of', he told jurors. 'You don't know what happened. If you don't know what happened, you can't convict anybody.'
Balian noted that Monday was the 28th anniversary of the day Linda and John Sohus were reported missing.
'What do we do with a case 28 years old?' he said, acknowledging there are no eye witnesses or physical evidence in the case.
'Circumstantial evidence is just as powerful', Balian said as he detailed the pieces of his puzzle.
'Not only does he flee, he changes his identity and discontinues contacts with friends. Why? Because he's a murderer', the prosecutor said.
Eventually, Gerhartsreiter turned up on the East Coast using the name Clark Rockefeller and living well at the expense of his wealthy wife.
Gerhartsreiter was previously prosecuted for kidnapping his own daughter and is serving a prison sentence for that crime.
Defense lawyers have suggested that he lived a life of pretense, making up wild stories about royal lineage, but they say he never killed anyone.
'He lied at will and his life was based on that', Denner said. 'He said he was a filmmaker and he could amend the script anytime he wanted.'
Reigh Boss, now 12, lives in London with her mother
'Clark Rockefeller' was jailed for the kidnap of the couple's daughter, Reigh, in 2009
Gerhartsreiter was previously accused of kidnapping his own daughter Reigh, above, in 2009
Balian reminded jurors of testimony by former friends from San Marino. A woman remembered seeing dirt in his yard where a large hole had been dug.
A forensic expert said traces of blood were found on the concrete floor beneath a rug in the guest cottage the defendant occupied, bt it was never clear if the blood was human or animal, and it was not linked to Gerhartsreiter.
The prosecutor also emphasized what was found in the backyard grave along with bones - plastic shopping bags from the University of Southern California and University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, two colleges the defendant attended.
'The case is easy', said Balian. 'The evidence is right in front of your eyes.'
The only thing missing, he acknowledged was a motive. Why would the defendant kill John Sohus?
'The prosecution need not prove why', he said. 'It's not part of our burden of proof. Nor do we need to prove the type of weapon used or where he was killed.'
Superior Court Judge George Lomeli instructed jurors that if they cannot agree on the charge of first-degree murder, they have the option of considering second-degree murder, which does not require premeditation.
He told jurors to return Tuesday for Balian's rebuttal before the start of their deliberations.
Accused: Christian Gerhartsreiter is accused of the 1985 murder of a Californian man
Accused: Christian Gerhartsreiter is accused of the 1985 murder of John Sohus
Man of mystery: Gerhartsreiter did not tell the women in his lift that he was actually a German immigrant
Man of mystery: Gerhartsreiter did not tell the women in his lift that he was actually a German immigrant
Connection: The bones believed to belong to Mr Sohus were found buried at a home Garhartsreiter was living at while going by the name Chichester Connection: The bones believed to belong to Mr Sohus were found buried at a home Garhartsreiter was living at while going by the name Chichester

Violent death: The remains believed to be of John Sohus, seen with his then-wife Linda, who is also missing, were found to have died of multiple fractures of the skull inflicted by a blunt object, possibly a baseball bat
Violent death: The remains believed to be of John Sohus, seen with his then-wife Linda, who is also missing, were found to have died of multiple fractures of the skull inflicted by a blunt object, possibly a baseball bat