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“Unfortunately, I did,” Woodbury answered.

Asked why, Woodbury replied: “Needed the money.”

In court, Woodbury waived extradition to New Hampshire. He tried to plead guilty to a firearms charge, but that charge was dropped. New Hampshire authorities immediately transported Woodbury back to the state, where he is scheduled to be arraigned today on three counts of first-degree murder.


Man charged in assault on child

NEW BEDFORD — A man accused of biting off the lip and ear of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty yesterday and was ordered held without bail.

Bryan James, 34, was charged with assault and battery upon a child causing substantial bodily injuries. Police said the attack left the girl so mutilated that doctors could not fully repair the damage.

The child’s mother, Jessica Silveria, 26, pleaded not guilty to permitting substantial injuries to a child younger than 14 and intimidation of a witness. She was also ordered held without bail.

Prosecutors plan to ask at a hearing next week that Mr. James and Miss Silveria be held without bail for up to 90 days, said Lisa Rowell, a spokeswoman for Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter’s office.


Woman sues over co-worker’s perfume

DETROIT — An employee in the Detroit planning department who says she is severely sensitive to perfumes and other cosmetics has sued the city, saying a co-worker’s strong fragrance prohibits her from working.

Susan McBride’s lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, says the work environment is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She wants a ban on such scents at work — and unspecified damages.

City spokesman Matt Allen declined to comment, telling the Detroit News that the city does not normally comment on litigation or personnel issues.


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