American Scene: Man in Detroit case not mentally competent

MICHIGAN

Man in Detroit explosive case still not mentally competent

MARQUETTE | A judge has ruled that a Michigan man who authorities say placed an explosive outside a federal building in Detroit last year is still not mentally competent to face the charges.

The Mining Journal of Marquette reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Greeley made the determination Tuesday in the case of Gary Mikulich. Judge Greeley made a similar determination in August. Mr. Mikulich, 44, is in custody for treatment to try to improve his mental health.

An email seeking comment was sent Thursday to an attorney for Mr. Mikulich.

Mr. Mikulich, of Kingsford, is charged with leaving a metal box containing explosive components outside the McNamara Federal Building on Feb. 26, 2011. After his arrest, his family said he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia 18 years ago and often refuses to take medication.

PENNSYLVANIA

Police: Woman gave illegal buttocks-enhancing injections

PHILADELPHIA | Police arrested a Philadelphia woman they say gave illegal buttocks-enhancing injections, and investigators are examining her possible connection to the death of a foreign tourist in a similar case last year.

Authorities say Padge Victoria Windslowe faces charges including aggravated assault and deceptive practices following her arrest Wednesday night.

Police say Ms. Windslowe was taken into custody as she prepared to host a “pumping party” where she would illegally inject clients.

Lt. John Walker says one of Ms. Windslowe’s clients had been sickened by the injection she received Feb. 19. Ms. Windslowe declined to comment as police escorted her to a waiting cruiser.

UTAH

Woman gives birth to third Leap Day baby

PROVO | A Utah woman has tied a record after she gave birth on a third consecutive Leap Day.

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