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Cop Killers' Fate Decided, Pat Burrell Returns To Face Phillies, Spycam Case Update, and Blago Verdict

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The Omelette Wednesday August 18, 2010 Edition

"Philly Cop Killers" won't face death penalty

Eric Floyd and Levon Warner were spared of the death penalty when the jury was deadlocked between sentencing them to life in prison and giving them the death penalty. Floyd and Warner were charged with the murder of Sgt. Stephen Lisczbinski even though they didn't pull the trigger. Mayor Nutter is satisfied that there's at least some closure to the case now.

Pat Burrell returns to Citizen's Bank Park as the Phils have a huge night

Chase Utley isn't the only one to return tonight. Pat Burrell returned to Citizen's Bank Park tonight for the first time since leaving as a free agent following the Phillies' championship 2008 season. The Phillies took a 4-3 lead into the 8th inning and ended up scoring 5 runs in the inning to make it 9-3. They are now in the Wild Card lead following the win. Roy Oswalt was solid tonight, at one point retiring 17 of 19 batters faced.

Feds won't press charges in spycam case

Federal authorities announced that they won't press charges against Harriton High School officials in the Webcam spy case. They released the following statement: “After a thorough review of the evidence in this matter by my office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery County Detectives, and the Lower Merion Police Department, I have concluded that bringing criminal charges is not warranted in this matter,” Memeger said in a statement. “For the government to prosecute a criminal case, it must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person charged acted with criminal intent. We have not found evidence that would establish beyond a reasonable doubt that anyone involved had criminal intent.”

Blago verdict: found guilty on just one out of 24 counts

And, finally in national news, a jury found America's favorite corrupt politican, Rod Blagojevich guilty of just one charge, while being hung on the other 23 charges. They could only agree that Blago lied to the feds. As for the other 23 charges, they couldn't decide.