COOPERSTOWN (WKTV/WBNG)- On Monday, a jury in Otsego County Court found the mother accused of killing her babies by falling asleep on them, not guilty. Kimberly Steeley of Decatur had been charged with two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of her twin infants, Bonde and Liam. Prosecutors alleged Steeley smothered her children by falling asleep on top of them. The defense claimed their was no explanation for the babies deaths. Police say Bonde, a girl, was found unconscious on June 5, 2018 at their home around 4:30 a.m. and later died at an Albany hospital. Eleven days later, Liam was also found unconscious in the same home, also early in the morning, and later died. Steeley’s defense attorney Andrew Van Buren said, the autopsies of both children both said the cause and manner of death was undetermined and the mechanism of death was probable asphyxiation. Steeley had admitted she fell asleep while in bed with both children. She testified in her own defense on Friday.
FRISCO, Texas, CMC – Two first half goals were enough to hand Haiti a 2-0 victory over Nicaragua and a spot in the next round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup but Bermuda were once again made to pay for their wastefulness as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Costa Rica here Thursday night.In the first game of the doubleheader at Toyota Stadium, Steeven Saba netted in the 22nd minute and Derrick Etienne in the 34th, as Haiti marched to their second win in Group B.Saba scored from the edge of the 15-yard box, driving a low shot through a cluster of defenders after being fed by Duckens Nazon from a central position.And Etienne doubled the French side’s advantage when he worked his way around the box and shot from 10 yards out, the ball taking a deflection off Manuel Rosas before finding its way into the back of the nets.The victory took Haiti to six points and second in the group to Costa Rica only on goal difference.Bermuda, meanwhile, started strongly and like in their opener against Haiti last Sunday, failed to cash in on the opportunities they created.Willie Clemons blasted wide from eight yards after being set up by Reggie Lambe in the 16th minute and Lambe had a great chance just three minutes later from close range but was denied by a low save from goalkeeper Leonel Moreira.George then put Costa Rica ahead against the run of play in the 30th minute, stabbing home a rebound after goalkeeper Dave Eve had saved from Celso Borges, following Elias Aguilar’s corner kick.And it was Aguilar who doubled the lead with a powerful left-footed volley from just inside the left corner of the 15-yard box in the 54th minute.England-based striker Nahki Wells halved the deficit for Bermuda from the spot in the 59th minute but the Caribbean side failed to find the precious equaliser.
We knew it was coming at some point today, and it’s finally here! The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuted during Star Wars Celebration today, and now we can all watch it. At first I was expecting a brief teaser, no more than a minute long. I expected we’d see a little bit of Rey, maybe some Kylo Wren. Maybe, just maybe, there would be brief glimpse of Luke. I didn’t expect more than two full minutes of new Star Wars footage.In some ways, it’s just like the trailer for The Force Awakens. There’s narration by Luke Skywalker, shots of ships landing on a strange new planet, and the Millennium Falcon fighting a bunch of tie fighters, which I will never get tired of seeing. But now that we know who all these characters are, we can start to infer a little bit of meaning from the images we’re shown.Rey is training under Luke on the island where she found him at the end of The Force Awakens. She appears to be getting better with a lightsaber. He’s also training her in the ways of the force, much like Yoda and Obi Wan did with him. Only this time, she’s lifting a bunch of little rocks instead of stacking larger ones. Then there’s a brief glimpse of one giant space battle, an angry Kylo Wren and a whole bunch of fire. Things don’t look like they end too well for the resistance in this movie. Poe and BB-8 had better make it through that X-Wing explosion alive, that’s all I’m saying. Finally, we get an idea of where the title comes from. Luke has had a lot of time to think during his disappearance and it looks like he’s decided to not to bring back the Jedi Order. Or maybe he’s creating a new one.There appears to be a brief shot of Carrie Fisher from the back, which is probably for the best. Anything more at this point would be too much. To be honest, it’s going to be hard making it through this movie next December without tearing up at some point.Finally, there’s that John Williams score, which I will be humming the rest of the day. Along with the trailer, we got to see the poster for The Last Jedi.It’s pretty great. I love the homage to old posters from Star Wars: A New Hope and Return of the Jedi, with Rey taking Luke’s place, holding her lightsaber in the air.Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be in theaters on December 25, 2017.