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The 10-member jury deliberated for two hours in military court at Fort Bragg on Monday after hearing closing arguments.

Holcomb was the first of eight soldiers to be court-martialed for the alleged racial hazing of Pvt. Danny Chen, who killed himself last October.

Throughout the trial, the defense painted Chen as an incompetent soldier disowned by his family. Prosecutors said Holcomb abused Chen and drove him to suicide.

OHIO

Student in Twitter threat ordered to avoid Kent St.

COLUMBUS — A Kent State University student accused of posting a message on Twitter saying he planned to “shoot up” the northeastern Ohio campus was instructed Monday to stay away from the school and its president.

William Koberna, a 19-year-old sophomore, was released Monday after posting part of a $50,000 bond set at Portage County Municipal Court in Ravenna. He appeared via video from the Portage County Jail.

Conditions of his bond require Mr. Koberna to wear a GPS tracking device and stay away from university President Lester A. Lefton and the school.

University officials say an employee was monitoring social media mentions of the school when a profanity-laced tweet posted July 25 was discovered. The public tweet mentioned Kent State University, identified the university president by name and included the threat: “I’m shooting up your school ASAP.”

Mr. Koberna was arrested Sunday afternoon at his parents’ home in the Cleveland suburb of Brunswick after university officials contacted police about the tweet. Officials say he was taken into custody without incident.

Mr. Koberna has been charged with inducing panic, a felony, and aggravated menacing, a misdemeanor. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Friday at the Kent branch of the municipal court.

NEW JERSEY

Girl grabs wheel when grandfather dies

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP — A 12-year-old girl steered a car to safety when her grandfather died at the wheel with his foot on the accelerator.

Miranda Bowman was returning to her Burlington Township home after spending the day racing go-karts at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville with Paul Parker, 63, on Tuesday.

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