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Ms. Kennedy was arrested July 13. Her vehicle had swerved across Interstate 684 in North Castle and swiped a tractor-trailer.

Police said she failed several sobriety tests and was swaying and slurring her speech.

Outside court on July 18, Ms. Kennedy said her doctors thought the July 11 accident was caused by a seizure. She said their tests found no alcohol, recreational drugs or prescription medication in her system.

MICHIGAN

Autopsy: Man killed self after shooting officer

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — A business executive who gunned down a police officer responding to a trouble call at his suburban Detroit house committed suicide, an autopsy found Tuesday.

Ricky Coley, 50, killed himself with a gunshot to the mouth, according to a report by Dr. Cheryl Loewe of the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Authorities said Coley fired through a wall and door as police approached his room Sunday night, killing Officer Pat O’Rourke and precipitating a 20-hour standoff that ended Monday with Coley found dead in a weapons-strewn bedroom.

The businessman shot Officer O’Rourke as officers responded to a report of a possible suicide attempt at his home, authorities said.

Coley and his wife had recently divorced, and federal authorities filed a lawsuit accusing him of mishandling employees’ insurance funds.

ALABAMA

Ex-professor pleads to killing colleagues

BIRMINGHAM — A former professor pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally shooting three colleagues and wounding three others during a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2010, court officials said.

Amy Bishop, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of capital murder involving two or more people and three counts of attempted murder. She had earlier pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence of life without parole for the capital charge, and three life sentences for the attempted murder charges.

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