“We played some good tennis, five good matches, so it bodes well for us going forward.”Murray’s tournament is not over, though, as he still has the mixed doubles final to play alongside American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski were beaten by top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the semi-finals of the men’s doubles at the US Open.The British duo lost two tie-breaks in a 7-6 (5) 7-6 (8) defeat to the Colombians, who won the Wimbledon title earlier this year.“It was a close match, no breaks of serve, not many break points either,” said Murray. “I guess we just didn’t make enough good returns at the right time and ended up losing.“It’s frustrating to be that close to the final, losing by such a close margin, but it’s been a good tournament.
A man who threatened to send sexually explicit pictures of his partner to all her neighbours has been jailed for nine months.Anthony O’Donnell subjected his former partner to a litany of abuse after their relationship broke down. O’Donnell harrassed the mother of his children and made more than one hundred phonecalls on one occasion as he tried to get access to his children.The woman had to disconnect her phone because of the threatening manner and abuse being made during the calls.On another occasion, on April 26th, 2016, he called to the woman’s home in Newtowncunningham and twice spat at her and verbally abused her.He also sent her sexually explicit images of a woman whose face had been blurred out.He threatened his former partner that he would send the pictures to all her neighbours telling them it was her.O’Donnell, from Hawthorn Close in Ballybofey, Co Donegal had previously been barred from seeing the family but continued to try and make contact with them.He was arrested and taken into custody where he has remained in Castlrea Prison for the past two months.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Kieran O’Gorman said all matters stemmed from the breakdown of their relationship.He said O’Donnell had been in a relationship with the woman for ten years but this had broken down and he became seriously ill with cancer.Mr O’Gorman said his actions were driven by his frustrations in trying to get access to his children.Judge Paul Kelly described the case as an extremely serious and graphic case of harassment over a period of time.He said “I can also think of nothing worse than where he circulated explicit pictures which were shown to court and which he threatened to send to neighbours and then called 95 times and had to block him.“That is beyond comprehension how someone could do that to the lady in question – but more importantly he could think of doing that where he is claiming it is in pursuit of his desperation to get access to their children.“I regard this at the very limits of the seriousness of matters that can be dealt with in this court. He was on bail and told not to have any contact.“It has clearly had a devastating impact on the injured party. She is very clear in how she feels this could impact on the children and she is hoping that it won’t impact because she has done everything she can to protect the children.”He jailed O’Donnell for a total of nine months in jail and backdated the sentence to when he was taken into custody two months ago.He also ordered O’Donnell to remain under the supervision of the Probation Services for 12 months after his release and not to go within 100 metres of his former partner.Man who threatened to send explicit pictures of wife to neighbours is jailed was last modified: November 16th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Anthony O’Donnellcourtdonegalexplicit pictures
From the University PoliceThe Western Carolina University Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation have confirmed the arrest Saturday of Zavion Southerland of Charlotte, North Carolina, on a charge of attempted murder in the shooting of a WCU student late Friday night. The arrest was made by the SBI in Gastonia. Mr. Southerland, age 17, is not affiliated with WCU and is being held without bond at this time.The shooting occurred around midnight along Old Cullowhee Road adjacent to campus. WCU student Jacob Alexander Ray of Hendersonville sustained serious injuries in the incident and was transported directly to Mission Hospital in Asheville, where he remains in very serious condition.WCU Chief of Police Ernie Hudson said the investigation developed very rapidly and has been continuous since the incident occurred. “The investigation is continuing to develop, with many details and investigative leads being pursued,” Hudson said.Hudson continued to express appreciation to all of the law enforcement agencies involved in working toward a resolution in this case. This has included the SBI, Jackson County Sheriff Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and other agencies in the jurisdictions where the suspects went after the incident.
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The police chief of Thunder Bay, Ont., is now expected to stand trial on charges of breach of trust and attempting to obstruct justice as early as December.Chief J.P. Levesque waived his right to a preliminary inquiry this week and opted to go directly to trial in Superior Court.Levesque also chose to be tried by a judge alone.Ontario provincial police charged the officer of 30 years, including the last six as chief, in May after a five-month investigation.The charges stem from unproven allegations that Levesque disclosed confidential information concerning the city’s mayor.Official dates have yet to be set but his lawyer says the defence hopes the trial will start before the end of the year.“We’ve sought the earliest possible trial date,” lawyer Brian Gover said. “Chief Levesque looks forward to his ultimate vindication.”In a related case, police charged the mayor of the city in northwestern Ontario and his wife with extortion and obstructing justice in July. The charges against Keith and Marisa Hobbs are linked to those Levesque is facing, according to police.Levesque was charged after officers, at his instigation, launched an investigation into the mayor, who was an officer with the city’s police force for 34 years until he went into politics in 2010, Thunder Bay police have said.Also charged with extortion was Mary Voss, a city resident.