Ex-police officer charged with murder for death of black woman bonds out of jail

first_imgA  former Texas police officer charged with murder after shooting a black woman through a window of her home during a non-emergency wellness check has been released on bond.According to Jail records, 34-year-old Aaron Dean was out of custody after posting bond Monday evening, less than four hours after his arrest.He had been held on a $200,000 bond.Dean resigned from the force before his arrest Monday morning.He would have been fired if he had not resigned, according to the police chief.Police bodycam video showed Dean approaching the door of the home where Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was caring for her 8-year-old nephew early Saturday.He then walked around the side of the house, pushed through a gate into the fenced-off backyard and fired through the glass a split-second after shouting at Jefferson to show her hands.Dean was not heard identifying himself as police in the video.The incident comes about two weeks after former Texas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to ten years in jail for the shooting death of her neighbor.In September of 2018, Guyger fatally shot her neighbor, 26-year-old Botham Jean, in his apartment, after mistaking it for hers.last_img read more

Season over in heartbreaking fashion for Badgers

first_imgMILWAUKEE – In the sport of soccer, penalty kicks are a cruel decider. When two teams play 110 minutes of back-and-forth, evenly-matched play, it’s hard not to wonder if there’s a better solution for crowning a victor.But, such is the nature of the sport, and a year after being the benefactor of a penalty kick shootout in the NCAA tournament, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team was on the losing end this year – falling to Marquette 5-4 on penalty kicks after a thrilling regulation in which the two teams remained tied at 2-2 after two overtime periods.“Penalty kicks are a terrible animal,” said head coach Paula Wilkins. “To win by them like the first time I did last year, it feels amazing. And to lose by them, it’s always very difficult.”After Marquette’s Lauren Thut missed her team’s first penalty kick wide left, the Badgers seemed to be in the driver’s seat as they converted their first four kicks to take a 4-3 lead.Following a Marquette make on its fifth penalty try, Wisconsin senior Darcy Riley stepped up to the spot for a chance to clinch the victory. Having not missed in practice all week, as Wilkins pointed out, the Badgers had reason to be confident in Riley. But Marquette goalkeeper Natalie Kulla produced an impressive diving save on Riley’s shot to the right side – a shot which actually was one of the best-struck out of all the Badgers’ attempts.“Darcy hadn’t missed in practice all week,” Wilkins said. “It was probably one of the best penalty kicks we hit in the penalty series, but the goalkeeper guessed the right way and that happens.”With the penalties tied at 4-4, each team had to bring in an additional shooter until a winner was decided. Unfortunately for Wisconsin, that answer came quickly, as Marquette made its sixth and ultimately final shot before freshman Deja Walker missed wide left – sending the Marquette home crowd into pandemonium.In regulation, the Badgers needed to find a source of offense to battle back from a 1-0 half-time deficit after Marquette took the lead in only the 10th minute of play. That offensive source came in the form of sophomore midfielder Monica Lam-Feist, who made two remarkable goal-scoring plays within two minutes – the 66th and 67th – to give Wisconsin a 2-1 lead.The first of the two goals came off a beautiful long-range strike, as Lam-Feist turned and struck a dipping ball with her left foot from about 25 yards out past the outstretched hands of the Marquette goalkeeper. Then, as the team bench was just seemingly finishing their celebration, Lam-Feist struck again – this time using her ball skills to turn a Marquette defender and place her shot from just inside the right side of the 18 into the far side-netting.That lead was short-lived, however, as Marquette produced the third goal in three minutes in the 68th to tie the game up at two. To Lam-Feist, even though the Badgers pushed hard to take the lead, the team’s excitement and consequent lack of concentration following the two goals is what ultimately cost them.“We knew that we were down one so we had to push for it,” Lam-Feist said. “We got those two goals and we were excited, but we weren’t concentrated and they scored right again.”After the rapid outpouring of goals, both teams had good chances to seal the victory throughout the rest of regulation and the two overtime periods. Following a fine point-blank save by Badger goalkeeper Michele Dalton off a Golden Eagle’s header three minutes into the first overtime, Wisconsin answered with a header of its own just four minutes later.In the 97th minute, Outside midfielder Lauren Cochlin played a ball in from the right side that met the head of a running Laurie Nosbusch who pushed the ball to the right of the Marquette goalkeeper – forcing a quick reaction save.That was one of the Badgers’ last efforts before the game headed to the fateful penalties. There, it went the Golden Eagles’ way. But for the Badgers, this signals the end of successful campaign that served as another building block for an ever-improving program. And to Wilkins, the loss is something that could serve the young Badgers in seasons to come.“Moving forward I think this is again a learning process and they feel this emotion,” Wilkins said. “They don’t want it to happen again. So the preparation starts in the spring again to build on it.”last_img read more

Task of containing Christian Yelich falls to Dodgers rookie Walker Buehler in Game 3

first_imgIn Game 3, the task of containing Yelich falls to rookie right-hander Walker Buehler.Buehler’s power repertoire, with fastballs in the mid- to high-90s and multiple types of sliders, stands in contrast to the approach of left-handers Clayton Kershaw and Ryu in Games 1 and 2. He struck out Yelich once in three regular-season plate appearances and allowed two singles.“You can kind of watch a hitter’s approach and kind of their presence in the box and be ready for that,” Buehler said. “But in terms of actual, ‘hey, this guy got out on this pitch, I don’t think it really lines up too well for me with those two guys.’”Location could be a reliable constant. Of the 29 pitches Yelich has seen in the series, only 12 have fallen in the traditional strike zone, per Brooks Baseball.“In games like this against pitchers like this, you don’t expect to get a ton of pitches to hit,” Counsell said. “So sometimes the foul ball is the pitch you had to hit, and then it’s kind of you get into battle mode a little bit. If I would surmise a seven at-bat, eight at-bat stretch, that’s how I would. But I’m confident we’re going to see a big hit from Christian in the next couple of days.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season CONTINGENCY PLANLeft-hander Julio Urías was the only relief pitcher left in the Dodgers’ bullpen after Jansen pitched the ninth inning of Game 2. If the Brewers had tied the score, Roberts said starter Rich Hill would have pitched the extra innings.Hill is scheduled to start Game 4 and threw his pregame bullpen session earlier Saturday, but Roberts said Hill was comfortable pitching in an emergency.Max Muncy was his emergency catcher in Game 2.“He’s caught before in the past and we talked about it,” Roberts said of Muncy. “He feels comfortable. Obviously not completely comfortable but I think in that situation obviously you know that that situation might not present itself again.”JEFFRESS CLARIFIESBrewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress backtracked his comments Sunday after telling reporters that the Dodgers’ hitters were “lucky” to score three runs against him in Game 2 – on a bases-loaded walk by Austin Barnes, and an infield single by Chris Taylor followed by a two-run Justin Turner home run.“To set things straight,” Jeffress wrote on his Twitter account, “One lost [sic] doesn’t define my ability. And a home run is never lucky. I was referring to the cheap hits before. Everyone are [sic] professionals here. Except the ones who criticize. Thanks have a blessed day.”Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies LOS ANGELES — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich batted .326 in the regular season, with 36 home runs and 110 RBIs. He fell two home runs and one RBI short of baseball’s Triple Crown, and is the betting favorite to win the National League’s Most Valuable Player award.In the Brewers’ three-game NL Division Series against the Colorado Rockies, Yelich barely saw any pitches to hit, drawing six walks in 14 plate appearances. He still managed to club a home run and steal two bases.So far, the Dodgers have neutralized Yelich’s impact. A single against Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game 2 is his only hit in 10 NLCS plate appearances. As the series shifts to Dodger Stadium, not far from where Yelich starred at Westlake High School, Brewers manager Craig Counsell believes there’s no secret to the Dodgers’ strategy.“I think they’ve pitched him well, but I’m not seeing anything different,” Counsell said. “You’re seeing kind of the same attack plan. If anything, what you’ve seen is you’ve seen – I’ve seen just more foul balls. … The couple of pitches he may have got to hit he’s fouled them off.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more