A French policeman who shot dead a young black man in western France, sparking four nights of rioting, has been charged with manslaughter, his lawyer said as clashes between youths and police raged into early Saturday.
Rafaela Vasquez, repeatedly looked down and not at the road, glancing up just a half second before the car hit 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who was crossing the street at night.
Defendant Ben Deri had earlier confessed to the negligent manslaughter and aggravated injury of 17-year-old Nadim Nuwara - less serious than the full manslaughter charge he originally faced.
A judge in the US state of Minnesota sentenced a YouTube prankster to six months in prison on Wednesday for fatally shooting her boyfriend in a botched video stunt they hoped would go viral.
Oscar Pistorius was imprisoned in July last year after being found guilty on appeal of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013 in a case that attracted worldwide interest.
The Danish inventor of a do-it-yourself submarine has said that a Swedish journalist missing since August 11 died in an accident on board the vessel, and that he dumped her body in the sea, Danish police said on Monday.
A teenager who suffered from mental health issues pleaded guilty on Monday to killing a US tourist during a stabbing rampage in London last August.
The father of an Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant pleaded for leniency for his son at a sentencing hearing Tuesday in a case that has divided the country.