News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Sweden’s English-language The Local reported that prosecutors were about to release both male suspects who acknowledge being present at a 1998 murder but who each blame the other. Prosecutors concluded that since there is no additional evidence, they could not convict either man.
A bill passed by the Michigan House of Representatives makes it a crime for a cohabiting boyfriend to pressure his pregnant girlfriend into having an abortion, including by simply moving out of the house.
A Michigan Court of Appeals ruling said an obscure but unambiguous state law makes any “sexual penetration” a serious sexual assault if it occurs during any other felony, including simple adultery, with a maximum penalty of life in prison.
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