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Plaxico Burress was walking up the stairs in a Manhattan nightclub three years ago when his life changed with a single gunshot.
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn spent his first day of freedom from house arrest in a sexual-assault case by ducking out of his rented townhouse with his wife on Saturday, returning a few hours later and heading quickly back inside.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn formally asserted his innocence Monday to charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid, but the drama unfolded outside the Manhattan courtroom as protesters jeered the former International Monetary Fund leader and attorneys for the housekeeper said she was eager to testify despite a "smear campaign" against her.
With his DNA discovered on the woman who accused him of trying to rape her and forcing her to perform oral sex, former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn may employ a consensual sex defense that poses risks for defendants and prosecutors alike.
California improperly freed more than 450 dangerous criminals without supervision last year as part of a controversial parole program designed to reduce prison crowding and cost, the California prison system's independent inspector general said in a report Wednesday.
DNA taken from former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn matches material on the uniform of a hotel maid who says he sexually assaulted her, two people familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn remained jailed under a suicide watch Wednesday as a lawyer for the woman sought to rebut whispered allegations that her charges were a conspiracy and a setup.
Pressure built Tuesday for Dominique Strass-Kahn to consider resigning as chief of the International Monetary Fund after he was charged with trying to rape a maid at a New York hotel.
The head of the International Monetary Fund must remain jailed at least until Friday, the day of his next court hearing for attempted rape and other charges, a judge ruled Monday.
New York police say the maid who accuses the head of the International Monetary Fund of sexually assaulting her in his luxury hotel room picked the Frenchman out of a lineup.
Former New York Giants Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has lost a bid for work release from his two-year prison sentence in a gun case.
"At the very first appearance ... I said in open court that this was not a forcible encounter," Strauss-Kahn's attorney Benjamin Brafman said outside court. "You can engage in inappropriate behavior, perhaps, but that is much different than a crime. And this case was treated as a crime — when it was not."
Benjamin Brafman, issued a statement saying that the French diplomat and his family were grateful for the decision.