(Northampton, MA) — Judge Bertha Josephson has allowed public defender Paul Rudof to withdraw from the Ryan Welch murder case. Welch has insisted upon defending himself at his upcoming trial in October. Rudof wanted to walk away earlier, but was told he would still be needed on a standby basis. On Monday, the judge said she’d work to find a replacement. Welch is accused of slashing his girlfriend’s throat in her Easthampton apartment last year.
Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.
A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, and wounding at least four others.
More than 200,000 rear-facing car seats are being recalled.
A 19-year-old Sunderland man is behind bars after threatening to commit a mass shooting at Frontier Regional School