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Mother, 8-Year-Old Son Killed In NJ FireThe fire broke out at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Berkely Avenue in Orange. A passerby noticed the flames and called 911.
Barbara Sheehan's Weapons Possession Conviction UpheldBarbara Sheehan's battered wife defense had saved her from a conviction for killing her abusive police sergeant husband, but she'll have to surrender and begin serving her five year sentence.
4-Alarm Blaze In Orange Destroys Building, Displaces ResidentsThe fire started in a three-story building at 216 Main St., around 1:30 a.m. Residents said they woke up to thick black smoke pouring into their apartments and scrambled for safety.
Horace Mann Abuse Victims Flocking To Lawyers, Going Public Over ScandalThere is a demand for answers and changes in the wake of sex abuse allegations at a top New York private school. Alumni who say they were abused at Horace Mann School are talking to lawyers about their options.
Barbara Sheehan Sentenced To Five Years On Weapon ChargeThe Howard Beach woman was acquitted of murder after she shot her husband 11 times with his two guns, a revolver and a Glock, in February 2008.
Appellate Court Judge Grants Barbara Sheehan BailSheehan's attorney, Michael Dowd, said he is unsure if his client can use the $1 million bail she already put up for the murder charge or if she must come up with another million.
Lawyer: Barbara Sheehan Had No Choice But To Kill Her HusbandSummations have ended in the trial of the woman accused of shooting her husband to death with his police-issued gun.
Murder Trial Begins For Woman Accused Of Killing Husband, Retired NYC Police SergeantThe jury was told that Barbara Sheehan killed her husband Raymond at their Howard Beach home in 2008 by using two different guns, including his own weapon. The defense claims she acted in self defense.
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