If 1st you don't succeed, try again years later + Body falls from sky into UK garden

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Mom who tried to kill baby held in his death 11 years later (excerpt): A woman who was prosecuted in Montana for trying to drown her baby son more than a decade ago has been accused of killing the now 12-year-old boy by drowning him in California, authorities said Monday. Sheriff’s deputies found the boy and his 7-year-old brother unresponsive in a full irrigation canal near a cornfield. An autopsy said Jackson Telnas died of drowning, and officials said the younger boy is hospitalized in critical condition but didn’t detail what injuries he suffered. Sherri Renee Telnas, 45, was arrested in her rural home near Porterville, about 270 miles (435 kilometers) south of San Francisco. Authorities didn’t know if she had an attorney who could speak on her behalf.

[...] Jackson had recovered after Telnas first tried to kill him in a Montana river in 2008, authorities said. She was soaking wet as she carried the boy, then 10 months, into a hospital said she had tried to drown him because “bad thoughts or voices” told her to do it, Mineral County, Montana, Sheriff Mike Boone said in a statement. She pleaded no contest to two counts of felony criminal endangerment and was sentenced in 2009 to the custody of Montana health officials for 10 years because of a history of mental illness, Boone said. Jackson was living with his father at the time, the sheriff said.

She spent less than a year at the state psychiatric hospital, said Ellie Brown, who is married to the boys’ uncle. Telnas got custody of Jackson in late 2010 as part of her divorce, court records said. The judge found that she was doing well in her treatment with her psychiatrist, was holding down a job and her relationship with her son “appears to be very loving.” The psychiatrist “had no concern about her ability to parent and testified that he sees no risk factors to indicate that she may de-compensate in her emotional wellness,” District Judge Ed McLean wrote.

He also noted that the boy’s father, Jacob Telnas, did not fight testimony that he was unemployed, living with friends, smoked marijuana on a daily basis and drank alcohol regularly. (MORE - details)



Kenya flight 'stowaway' body found in Clapham garden (excerpt): A suspected stowaway who is believed to have fallen from the landing gear of a flight into Heathrow Airport has been found dead in a London garden. The body - believed to be that of a man - was found in Clapham just before 15:40 BST on Sunday. The individual is believed to have fallen from a Kenya Airways flight from Nairobi, police said.

A neighbour said the man fell a metre away from a resident who had been sunbathing in the garden. The man, who did not want to be named, said he heard a "whomp" so he looked out of an upstairs window and saw the body and "blood all over the walls of the garden". "So I went outside, and it was just then the neighbour came out and he was very shaken," he said.

The Met Police said a post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course and his death was not being treated as suspicious. Kenya Airways said the aircraft was inspected and no damage was reported. A bag, water and some food were found in the landing gear compartment on the aircraft when it landed. (MORE)



The constitutional crisis facing the next PM (excerpt): . . . Both Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson have claimed they can renegotiate the existing withdrawal deal with the EU and get it through Parliament in the next four months. That is despite the EU's weary and unwavering insistence that the guts of the deal, including the Irish backstop, cannot be reopened. Neither candidate has explained how they will succeed where Mrs May failed, apart from trumpeting their personal talents of charm and persuasion.

Leaving the EU without a deal remains the legal default at the end October - unless a withdrawal agreement is finally passed by Parliament or another extension is granted. Revoking Article 50 is theoretically an option too, but toxic to Tories and won't happen.

Instead, both Mr Johnson and Mr Hunt are competing to sound tough on their readiness to leave without a deal. Mr Johnson says the UK will leave on 31 October "do or die". Mr Hunt says he could be a bit more flexible on the date, but would decide by the end of September whether to continue Brexit talks with Brussels or go for a no-deal option. (MORE)
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