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Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

German co-pilot locks cockpit, deliberately slams plane into Alps; investigators study why
Angela Charlton And David McHugh, The Associated Press

PARIS - Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.

Alone in cockpit, co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane

Ignoring pilot and passengers' screams, Germanwings co-pilot deliberately destroyed plane
Lori Hinnant And David McHugh, The Associated Press

PARIS - Ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door, the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself inside the cockpit and deliberately rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps as passengers screamed in terror, a prosecutor said Thursday.

In a split second, all 150 people aboard were dead.

Terminally ill woman witnesses Ohio murder-suicide

Family friction over care for Ohio cancer patient culminates in murder-suicide, leaves 4 dead
Kantele Franko, The Associated Press

LOGAN, Ohio - A man repeatedly shot his adult son and two sisters-in-law in his living room, killing them in front of his terminally ill wife, then fatally shot himself on the front porch as family tension about the cancer-stricken woman's care apparently boiled over, authorities said.

An earlier dispute about whether the woman should have been fed tea and toast or the orange her husband had peeled for her apparently set off the shooter Monday, 63-year-old Paul Gilkey.

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