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Banita Jacks was discovered on Wednesday by marshals serving eviction papers in a dark house, where the electricity had been turned off months ago, with the long decomposing bodies of her four children, ages 5, 6, 11 and 17.  What led to this horrible outcome is not yet clear, but it’s the worst local story I’ve covered in a long time.

Ms Jacks appeared before Magistrate Judge Karen Howze yesterday evening and was ordered held without bond until her next appearance on February 11.

Washington Post story here.

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GU Assailant Facebook IDed

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The victim of an anti-gay assault identified his attacker from pictures on his Facebook.com profile.  Philip Cooney, 19, a Georgetown University sophomore was arraigned on simple assault, but may face more serious hate crime charges. The attack occurred in the early morning hours of Sept. 9 along the 1400 block of 36th Street, NW when Cooney allegedly taunted, tackled and punched the victim repeatedly for being gay.

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