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Woman guilty of her partners' separate deaths

Published March 25, 2007


DALTON, GA. - A former 911 operator was convicted Saturday of murdering her boyfriend by poisoning him with antifreeze. Lynn Turner, 38, could face a death sentence in the 2001 killing of Randy Thompson. The jury returns to court Monday for sentencing. Turner is already serving a life sentence for the 1995 death of her husband, Glenn Turner. The murder charge in Thompson's death was filed after that 2004 conviction, and prosecutors said the motive in both cases was life insurance money. Turner maintains her innocence in both cases.


Small plane crashes; three on board killed

JACKSONSVILLE, MD. - A small plane crashed in a wooded suburban area Saturday morning, killing three people in the aircraft, a Baltimore County fire spokeswoman said. The plane crashed about 75 feet from a house, and no one on the ground was injured, said spokeswoman Elise Armacost.

The single-engine Piper Saratoga PA-32 took off from a Harford County airport and crashed near a golf course about 15 miles north of Baltimore, Armacost said. Investigators didn't know if the pilot was trying to land on the course, she said.

Baltimore County police identified the victims as Theodore C. Ryder, 45; Paul E. Sorensen, 48; and Timothy H. Connor, 48. Police say Ryder was the pilot.


Couple charged with trying to sell baby

OWENSBORO, KY. - A couple are charged with trying to sell a 15-month-old girl for $3,000 and a sport utility vehicle. Charles G. Hope Jr., 32, and Amber M. Revlett, 26, both of Owensboro were arrested Friday. Hope told the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer that he wasn't trying to sell his girlfriend's daughter. He said his two accusers were trying to get the child for themselves.


Former senator may run for governor

BATON ROUGE, LA. - Democratic former Sen. John Breaux said he will run for governor if the state attorney general determines he meets the requirements. Gov. Kathleen Blanco isn't running again.


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