LOS ANGELES — A married U.S. couple have been jailed in the Middle East and are being accused of starving their eight-year-old daughter to death, according to a coalition of groups that are trying to draw publicity to what they call unjust arrests.
Matthew and Grace Huang were arrested in Doha, Qatar, shortly after their daughter, Gloria, died Jan. 15, said Alex Simpson, associate director of the non-profit California Innocence Project. The Huangs adopted the child from Ghana at age four.
A lone gunman killed four people in a rampage in a Finnish shopping mall Thursday and also murdered his former girlfriend before being found dead himself, police said.The man named as Ibrahim Shkupolli, 43, opened fire in the suburban Helsinki mall where his ex-partner reportedly worked, shooting dead three men and a woman before fleeing, detectives told a press conference.The body of his former partner, whom he had been barred by a court from approaching, was discovered later in a house on the outskirts of the capital.
Matthew and Grace Huang, a U.S. couple with three adopted children from Africa, lived as a family in the affluent Gulf kingdom of Qatar starting in July 2012. For most of the time since then, the parents have been imprisoned there, accused of starving their 8-year-old daughter to death with the intent of selling her organs.
A shooting in southern Switzerland has left three women dead, two men wounded and raised questions about how a troubled suspect was able to go on a rampage with an old military rifle.
The suspect, a 33-year-old unemployed man living on welfare, fired about 20 shots Wednesday night in Daillon, a village in the canton of Valais.
He opened fire from his apartment and pursued people in the street, police said Thursday. Armed with a Swiss military rifle and a handgun, he then threatened to shoot the officers sent in to stop him.