Jul 13, Ruth Ellis, last English woman (murderess), was executed by
hanging. Ten days before she had shot her husband, Ellis suffered a
miscarriage after Blakely, the baby’s father, punched her in the

Jul 13, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright returned to her Jewish
roots in the Czech Republic, finding names of family members killed by
the Nazis inscribed on a Prague synagogue wall. News reports the
previous February revealed that Albright, who’d been raised a Roman
Catholic, had Jewish relatives, many of whom died in the Holocaust.

Jul 13, President Bush met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in
Stralsund, Germany, while on his way to the G8 summit in Russia.

Jul 13, Former CIA officer Valerie Plame sued Vice President Dick
Cheney, presidential adviser Karl Rove and other White House
officials, saying they orchestrated a “whispering campaign” to destroy
her career.

Jul 13, The body of Rebecca Nalepa (32), the girlfriend of Medicis
Pharmaceutical Corp chief executive Jonah Shacknai, was found dead at
his mansion near San Diego, prompting an investigation by homicide
detectives. Two days earlier the 6-year-old son of Shacknai fell down
the stairs at the mansion. The boy died on July 17.

Jul 13, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Angola and sparked
controversy over an offer to sell six to eight patrol vessels to

Jul 13, Colorado police found the body of Christina Cornejo (30) in
Colorado Springs. She had been stabbed multiple times. On July 17
Suspect and boyfriend Brian Hedglin (40) was found dead having shot
himself in the head after he crashed a plane at Utah’s St. George
Municipal Airport.

Jul 13, In Missouri Ashley Key (22) and Britney Haarup (19) were
killed. Police arrested Clifford Miller (31) on July 15 and he told
investigators where to find the bodies. Miller said he was high on
methamphetamine when he killed the sisters in Edgerton.

Jul 13, A jury of six Florida women ranging in age from their 30s to
their 60s found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering unarmed
teenager Trayvon Martin last year, in the process underscoring the
high value at least these six jurors placed on self-defense.