Today in the news: Cops: Mom killed kids to cause dad pain
News to know
A 40-year-old woman is accused of killing her 5-year-old son and a 7-year-old girl in order to cause her husband pain, police said as the Chicago-area woman was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. DuPage County (Ill.) prosecutor Bob Berlin said Thursday that the woman, Elzbieta Plackowska, confessed to police that “she began stabbing her son Justin and told him he was going to heaven tonight. He pleaded for his life and told her to stop, but she continued stabbing him until he was dead.”
Quote of note
“To host the New York City Marathon in the middle of what is complete devastation and a crisis in parts of this city is just wrong.” - City Councilman Domenic Recchia, talking about New York’s original plan to hold the marathon as scheduled on Sunday despite the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. Mayor Michael Bloomberg cancelled the marathon Friday afternoon.
Hot video: Sandy retrospective
As we end a week that has been nothing short of devastating for those on the East Coast, we take a look back at Sandy’s fury. Watch at http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?vcid=23867350&freewheel=90108&sitesection=gatehouse.
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