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FATHER KILLED

Son found not guilty by insanity in dad's killing

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 26-year-old man has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal shooting of his father in Shelby County.

Criminal Court Judge Bobby Carter ruled Monday that there was no dispute that Alexander Shelton killed his father and that he did not understand the wrongfulness of his actions at the time because of a mental disorder.

His father, 55-year-old accountant Lauren Shelton, was found shot to death on June 16, 2012, inside the family's home.

A psychologist said Shelton suffered from a major psychotic disorder at the time.

The judge referred Shelton to a state mental facility for further evaluation to determine whether he is committable and whether he poses a danger to himself or others.

SENATE DISTRICT 30

Caucus to decide nominee for Memphis Senate seat

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - While several potential candidates have expressed interest in running to succeed state Sen. Jim Kyle, the Shelby County Democratic Party has decided to forgo a primary and decide the nominee through a caucus.

The Commercial Appeal reports that the caucus is scheduled to take place Aug. 28 in Memphis. Bryan Carson, the county party chairman, said that about 16 members of the executive committee who represent parts of Senate District 30 will be eligible to vote for the nominee.

Kyle, who serves as Senate minority leader, is leaving the Legislature after winning a chancery judgeship on Aug. 7.

Democrats interested in running for the seat include the incumbent's wife, Sara Kyle; former Sen. Beverly Marrero; and state Reps. G. A. Hardaway and Antonio Parkinson.

OIL CEO-CHARGES-KENTUCKY

CEO of bankrupt oil company set for sentencing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The CEO of a bankrupt southern Kentucky oil company is set to be sentenced after pleading guilty to scamming investors into giving him money for three oil partnerships in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Young Oil executive Anthony L. Young of Knob Lick pleaded guilty in March to defrauding investors in both states.

Young acknowledged that from November 2007 through December 2008, he fraudulently solicited investments through his company, Young Oil Corp., and took the majority of the money for personal and other uses.

Young also pleaded guilty to failing to file income taxes in 2005 and 2006 and having someone make a false statement on a federal form to purchase a pistol for him in 2010.

U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell will hold the hearing in Louisville on Tuesday.

FATHER KILLED

Son found not guilty by insanity in dad's killing

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 26-year-old man has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal shooting of his father in Shelby County.

Criminal Court Judge Bobby Carter ruled Monday that there was no dispute that Alexander Shelton killed his father and that he did not understand the wrongfulness of his actions at the time because of a mental disorder.

His father, 55-year-old accountant Lauren Shelton, was found shot to death on June 16, 2012, inside the family's home.

A psychologist said Shelton suffered from a major psychotic disorder at the time.

The judge referred Shelton to a state mental facility for further evaluation to determine whether he is committable and whether he poses a danger to himself or others.

SENATE DISTRICT 30

Caucus to decide nominee for Memphis Senate seat

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - While several potential candidates have expressed interest in running to succeed state Sen. Jim Kyle, the Shelby County Democratic Party has decided to forgo a primary and decide the nominee through a caucus.

The Commercial Appeal reports that the caucus is scheduled to take place Aug. 28 in Memphis. Bryan Carson, the county party chairman, said that about 16 members of the executive committee who represent parts of Senate District 30 will be eligible to vote for the nominee.

Kyle, who serves as Senate minority leader, is leaving the Legislature after winning a chancery judgeship on Aug. 7.

Democrats interested in running for the seat include the incumbent's wife, Sara Kyle; former Sen. Beverly Marrero; and state Reps. G. A. Hardaway and Antonio Parkinson.

MUSIC-TAYLOR SWIFT

Taylor Swift to release new album on Oct. 27

NEW YORK (AP) - Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she's releasing her first full-length pop album on Oct. 27.

The 24-year-old revealed in a livestream via Yahoo! on Monday that "1989," named after her birth year, is her "first documented official pop album."

The first single is the upbeat jam "Shake It Off," which she debuted during the livestream and was released Monday.

Swift said her upcoming fifth album, which was mainly inspired by late '80s pop music, is the "most sonically cohesive album I've ever made."

"1989" was available for pre-order Monday. The singer also premiered the music video for "Shake It Off" during the livestream.

Swift's last effort was 2012's "Red," which sold 1.2 million copies in its first week.

MISSING PREGNANT WOMAN

Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed.

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said Monday that the remains of 20-year-old Erin Corwin were found Saturday and were identified by dental records Sunday.

Her alleged lover and former neighbor, 24-year-old Christopher Brandon Lee, was arrested at 9 p.m. Sunday at a traffic stop in Anchorage, Alaska, on an extradition warrant out of California.

BEALE STREET SECURITY

Beale Street begins charging security fee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Beale Street has instituted a policy that increases safety by charging visitors a new fee.

WMC-TV reports visitors arriving at midnight Saturday or later had to pay a $10 charge to get past a security checkpoint and onto the iconic street in Memphis. The station reports the special event cover charge paid for 23 extra security officers.

Many who were visiting along the street said they didn't mind paying the extra fee.

Merchants said it is the first of many changes they are making to keep Beale Street safe for everyone.

CHILD SHOT

Police: 4-year-old shoots self, dies

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Middle Tennessee say a 4-year-old boy has died after shooting himself in the chest.

Clarksville Police spokeswoman Natalie Hall told The Leaf-Chronicle that the boy apparently gained access to a loaded handgun on Sunday night and was able to fire it.

Police were called to the scene, and the boy was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he later died.

An investigation into the circumstances of the boy's death is continuing.

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