February 23: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
Your speedy summary of today's must-read stories.
Senior PSNI officer shot in front of his son
The senior PSNI Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell was shot and seriously injured in Omagh by masked men in front of young people — including his own son — that he had been coaching at a sports complex on the Killyclogher Road. He remained in critical but stable condition. The detective has been involved in some high-profile investigations recently, including the murder of Natalie McNally in Lurgan.
Harvey Weinstein to be sentenced in LA
Harvey Weinstein could face up to 24 years in prison when he is sentenced for rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles today. The movie mogul was found guilty of rape, forced oral copulation and another sexual misconduct count involving a woman known as Jane Doe One, after a trial in December.
Former GAA player arrested for fraud
Gardaí have arrested a former GAA player who is being investigated for fraud in which he allegedly sought money falsely on the basis that he needed cancer treatment. The development comes after a series of revelations from a range of people that they had been approached by the former player seeking money, including one report suggesting that up to €250,000 had been handed over to the individual on this basis.
Man charged with murder of Irish bishop David O’Connell
Prosecutors have charged a man with killing a Catholic bishop in a crime that has stunned LA religious and immigrant communities. Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell (69) was fatally shot in the bedroom of his home in Hacienda Heights. The suspect, Carlos Medina, is the husband of O’Connell’s housekeeper. Medina had done work at the bishop’s home and has been charged with one count of murder with a special allegation that he personally used a firearm.