NEWS CENTRAL HEADLINES - APRIL 29 2016


FIRST ZIKA VIRUS DEATH

(NBC) A 70-year old man who was infected with the Zika virus has died in Puerto Rico. Massive internal bleeding caused by an immune system reaction was the cause of his death.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says this type of reaction from the immune system is rare.

NBC reports Zika has been spreading quickly among the Latin American, Caribbean islands, and Puerto Rico very quickly.

The CDC and Puerto Rico’s Health Department have tested more than 6,000 people for Zika. Around 11 percent, or 683, were infected with the virus.

65 of those found to be infected were pregnant women and 17 patients were required to be hospitalized.

RESERVE DEPUTY FOUND GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER

(CNN) Earlier this weekend Tulsa County Reserve Deputy Robert Bates was found guilty of second degree manslaughter in the accidental shooting of Eric Harris.

The incident occurred last year when Harris was busted selling guns illegally in an undercover operation. Bates shot Harris while Harris was resisting arrest from other deputies. Bates has continuously said he meant to use his taser gun, and the shooting was an accident.

Videos on CNN show the incident and you can hear Bates yelling “taser” but then a gunshot is heard and Bates says he shot him, “I’m sorry.”

CNN reports, the defense put on two expert witnesses who were both medical doctors. They testified Harris died of a heart attack not from the bullet that pierced his lungs. But the Forensic pathologist Cheryl Niblo testified that Harris’ death was a homicide caused by a gunshot.

The jury deliberated less than three hours and recommended the 74 year old Bates serve four years in prison.

TRUMP DRAWS SUPPORT AND PROTESTERS IN CALIFORNIA

(CNN) Donald Trump had his first campaign event in California Thursday. The OC Fair & Event Center amphitheater was filled with supporters, but outside protesters were causing mayhem.

They closed down streets, impeded traffic, and even caused damage to a police car. Fights broke out between supporters and protesters. Pictures online show some supporters with bloody faces.

At least 20 people were arrested.

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