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Police: Ohio woman fatally

mauled by pit bull

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a woman found unresponsive at an Ohio home was mauled to death by a pit bull.

Cincinnati police on Thursday identified the woman as 42-year-old Della Riley. The Hamilton County coroner has ruled that Riley died from traumatic injuries caused by the dog.

Cincinnati police Lt. Steve Saunders says officers were called to the home early Wednesday afternoon to assist firefighters who had responded to a report of a woman having seizures. Saunders says officers found the dog standing over Riley inside the home and that it charged at the officers, who opened fire and killed it.

Saunders says an autopsy showed that one of the officers’ rounds ricocheted off the floor and struck Riley in the abdomen after she had died.

US wants 10-year prison term

for Mexican ex-commander

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors are asking a federal judge in Chicago to impose an above-the-guidelines 10-year prison sentence on a former Mexican intelligence-unit commander for divulging secrets to the Beltran Leyva drug cartel for money.

Ivan Reyes Arzate, who worked closely for years with U.S. agents, deserves a far stiffer punishment for the havoc he caused than the sentence of around three years recommended by U.S. sentencing guidelines, prosecutors argue in a late Wednesday filing.

“In the world of international narcotics investigations, one can hardly envision a more serious betrayal,” it says about the American-trained Arzate, who was a main point of contact for intelligence sharing between U.S. agencies and Mexican Federal Police.

Arzate’s Chicago attorney, Joseph Lopez, asked in a defense filing for a 17-month prison term. Arzate has been jailed in Chicago since early last year, so with time served, that would mean he would go free almost immediately.

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