Brekky Wrap: Teen Allegedly Killed Father, Injured Brother After Being Told To Clean Room
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An Alabama teen has been charged, accused of killing his father and leaving his 12-year-old brother fighting for life. The 16-year-old allegedly opened fire on Saturday after he was asked to clean his room. Deputies who responded to multiple 911 calls said the teen walked towards them with his hands raised when they arrived at the scene. His father, Chad Wanca, couldn't be saved, while the young injured boy, Hunter Wanca, was rushed to hospital in a critical condition. The teenager has since been charged with attempted murder and murder. “I’m going to the hospital," the accused's grandmother Linda McNamara, told WHNT. "I hope I’ll be able to get in and see my grandson. I’d like to go to the jail as well and see my other grandson. I want to talk to him. I don’t know where his head is at. I love my grandsons. I love them both,” she continued.
NAPLAN results are in and show that average national student scores have barely moved since testing began more than a decade ago. While there were improvements in grammar, spelling and reading for years three and five students, year seven and nine writing results were down. The scores have been labelled ‘disappointing’ and ‘alarming’.
China’s foreign ministry has warned the Australian government not to interfere in its case against Australian writer Yang Hengjun. Doctor Yang was charged with espionage yesterday following more than eight months detention. Foreign Minister Marise Payne insists he is not an Australian spy.
A man has been pulled from his burning home in Sydney’s inner west. Firefighters were called to the Five Dock property just before 2 o’clock this morning. The resident, in his 70s, suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital for treatment.
More than a dozen women who say they were victimised by Jeffrey Epstein have spoken out about his suicide in a New York jail. Labelling him a ‘coward’, the women told a judge they were deprived of a chance at justice. The case has now been dismissed.
Protestors are expected to cause commuter chaos in Brisbane’s CBD this morning after winning the right to clog the streets. Council lost an 11th-hour court battle to have the demonstration blocked.
Extinction Rebellion protesters glue themselves to a Brisbane street in June, Photo: 10 News First
In sport, there are seven Australians in action on Day Two of the U.S. Tennis Open. Jordan Thompson and Alexei Popyrin were the first of the group to win through to the second round.
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