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NEW JERSEY

Airport security supervisor used fake ID for years

NEWARK | A Nigerian man used the identity of the victim in an unsolved killing to hide his status as an illegal immigrant while working undetected for two decades as a security guard and then a security supervisor at one of the United States’ busiest airports, authorities said Monday in announcing his arrest.

The arrest of Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewole came on the day a federal report found the Transportation Security Administration’s handling of security breaches at the airport, Newark Liberty International, deficient.

Mr. Oyewole, 54, worked at the airport, starting in 1992, under the name of Jerry Thomas, who was killed that year in New York City. He was arrested, after an anonymous tip, at his home in Elizabeth on Monday.

MINNESOTA

Grand jury indicts right-to-die group

HASTINGS | A Minnesota grand jury has indicted a national right-to-die group and several members for their actions in the 2007 suicide of a suburban Minneapolis woman.

The 17-count indictment unsealed Monday charges the medical director of Final Exit Network, Lawrence Egbert of Baltimore, and three other officials with felony counts of assisting suicide and interference with a death scene, a gross misdemeanor. It also charged the New Jersey-based group in its corporate capacity.

Dakota County prosecutor James Backstrom said the investigation is an effort to bring to justice a group that helped Doreen Dunn of Apple Valley take her own life in May of 2007.

Ms. Dunn was 57 and had suffered through a decade of intense, chronic pain when she used helium and a plastic bag to kill herself.

NEW YORK

State seeks to deny spouse burial rights

ALBANY | New York lawmakers are trying to change a state law that allowed a man who murdered his wife to deny release of her body to her outraged family for months, then bury his victim near his favorite fishing hole.

A new bill would prohibit spouses charged with murder or subject to restraining orders from dictating what happens to the bodies of the wives or husbands they’re accused of killing. It would end what victims’ families call abuse beyond the grave.

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