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According to Metro Police, Alaa Gamal Mikhaiel, 26, went to his cousin's apartment on Monday and said he needed to speak with her. He talked her into getting into his car and he drove away. She kept telling him to stop, but he took her to the Hamilton Creek boat ramp against her will where he attempted to rape her.
During the attempted rape, Mikhaiel also punched and slapped the victim several times. She fought her cousin off until he shoved her out the car door.
The suspect does not like the victim's boyfriend, according to the police report, and doesn't want her to marry him. In Egyptian custom, the victim's boyfriend wold not marry her if she had been raped.
Mikhaiel is in jail on $40,000 for kidnapping, rape, domestic assault and other charges.
Wednesday, December 12 2012, 06:56 AM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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