Brekky Wrap: Safe Access Zones Passed, Axe Murderer Sentenced & Missing Backpacker Found
All the news you need to know this Friday morning.
Safe access zones of 150-meters around abortion clinics have finally been made law in New South Wales. The debate went long into Thursday night, but finally returned a result of 61/18, with no amendments. The bill makes it a criminal offence to harass, record, or communicate negatively about abortion within that zone, carrying a maximum penalty of six months prison or a $5,550 fine.
The former Perth student who murdered his parents and brother with an axe at the family's home in South Africa has been sentenced to three life sentences. Henri van Breda, 23, was also sentenced to 15 years for the attempted murder of his sister Marli, and received an additional 12-months for obstructing the course of justice. His lawyers plan to appeal the decision on June 27.
A Korean backpacker who went missing in far north Queensland almost a week ago has been found. Joohee Han, 25, says she fell during a mountain walk and knocked herself out, waking up hours later stuck in a ravine. She was found by soldiers and police at Mount Tyson in Tully, near Cairns, and was taken to hospital with severe dehydration. If she hadn't been found, says Queensland Ambulance flight paramedic Hannah Gaulke, "her chances of survival were near zero".
Kate Spade's husband Andy Spade has released a statement on his late wife's death, explaining that she been dealing with anxiety and depression before dying by suicide. “Kate was the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years,” the statement begins. “My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can’t even begin to fathom life without her. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.”
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Alice Marie Johnson, the woman serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug crime pardoned by Donald Trump, has thanked Kim Kardashian West for securing her release. "I want to tell my war angel that I thank you for never giving up, that you did it," she told CBS News. "You never gave up on me. You fought and you fought until I was free. And that was one thing that she told me, that she would not give up on me. And I would just like to thank her and hug her."
YouTube star Tyrone Fleming has been found stabbed to death in his New York Apartment. The 40-year-old father of two, who played Tye Banga on the drama web series 848, was found in his apartment by his fiancée. The New York Police Department is investigating.
The judge in Brock Turner's sexual assault case has been removed from office over the lenient sentence. Judge Aaron Persky, who controversially sentenced Turner to a lenient six months in county jail for sexual assaulting an unconscious woman, has become the first judge recalled in California since 1932.
Reese Witherspoon confirmed Legally Blonde 3 is officially happening. The actress confirmed the rumoured news on Twitter with a video of her character, Elle Woods, gliding across a sunlit pool in a pink bikini, a throwback to the 2001 original. "It's true...." she said. What, like relaunching a franchise with the original star two decades after the first film is hard?
A tweet from MGM Studios confirmed we won't get the film till 2020, but it also slightly makes it look like Elle is mounting a presidential campaign. Honestly, stranger things have happened.
The president of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team has resigned after it was confirmed he was being reckless with sensitive team information that leaked on Twitter. Bryan Colangelo resigned Thursday following a legal investigation after a report by The Ringer. His wife, Barbara Bottini, admitted to running the Twitter accounts, but Colangelo was found to be "careless and in some instances reckless" with sensitive information.
And you're all caught up with ten daily.