Court records say Niles man previously plotted to kill wife – South Bend Tribune

NILES — A Niles Township man who was charged with shooting his wife to death this week had previously talked about killing her. John Lewis told a woman he’d had a longstanding affair with he had a plan to kill his wife by giving her an overdose of a prescription anti-anxiety drug.

Also, on the day of the shooting, 49-year-old Lewis texted an acquaintance asking him to retrieve ammunition for him that was stored at his business.

That’s all according to charging documents in the case obtained by The Tribune.

Lewis also maintained a marijuana-growing operation in the couples’ home that was monitored with surveillance equipment, according to the handwritten probable cause affidavit from the Berrien County Sherrif’s Department.

Carla Lewis, 55, was found dead in a crouched position with her head resting on a planter in a small marijuana grow room in the couple’s basement on Sunday evening.

When police arrived at the home in the 1400 block of Lawndale Avenue, John Lewis was lying nearby uninjured and reportedly had made no attempt to provide care or first aid to his wife, according to court documents.

The couples’ two dogs were locked in a spare bedroom.

John Lewis told officers two unknown men entered the home and shot at them and then fled the scene in his wife’s 2008 Mazda CX-9. The vehicle was found Friday, abandoned in a Cass County corn field.

Lewis was originally jailed Sunday for violating the state’s medical marijuana act. He was also charged Wednesday with killing his wife.

According to the probable cause affidavit, two people contacted police after learning of the shooting saying they had information. One was a Michigan State Police confidential

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Al Farrow's 'Divine Ammunition' to Open Aug. 26 at UW Art Museum – University of Wyoming News

August 18, 2017

Al Farrow’s “Synagogue (III)” is among works from “Divine Ammunition: The Work of Al Farrow” that will open Saturday, Aug. 26, at the UW Art Museum. (Catharine Clark Gallery and the artist)

A new exhibition, “Divine Ammunition: The Work of Al Farrow,” will open Saturday, Aug. 26, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

“Divine Ammunition: The Work of Al Farrow” presents technically sophisticated architectural works that are made to scale and are created from guns, ammunition and found objects. The exhibition includes meticulous depictions of cathedrals, synagogues, mausoleums, mosques, devotional objects and more that explore ideas about religion and conflict. The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 16.

“The aesthetic beauty of Farrow’s work defies imagination and lies in dramatic opposition to the dialogue and discussions that are possible when considering the exhibition’s content,” says Susan Moldenhauer, director and chief curator at the UW Art Museum.

Farrow, in addition to UW faculty, curators and educators for the Art Museum, will present two free public programs in September.

Events scheduled are:

— Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., “Examining Intersections of War, Religion and Death: A Panel Discussion with Al Farrow and UW Faculty,” Art Museum.

— Thursday, Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m., gallery walk-through, Art Museum.

The exhibition and visiting artist residency have been made possible by Union Wireless, Art Museum Gala funds, an anonymous donor, Edelweiss funds, the National Advisory Board for the UW Art Museum Endowment, the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.

For more information about the Art Museum, call (307) 766-6622, visit the website at www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum, or follow the museum on Facebook.

Through its “Museum as Classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. Located

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Charlottesville violence prompts ACLU to change policy on hate groups protesting with guns – PBS NewsHour

White nationalists are met by a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday it would no longer represent white supremacist groups who demonstrate with guns.

After the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly, ACLU executive director Anthony Romero told The Wall Street Journal that the group will review legal requests from white supremacist groups on a case-by-case basis, assessing more closely whether their protests would have the potential to be violent.

“The events of Charlottesville require any judge, any police chief and any legal group to look at the facts of any white-supremacy protests with a much finer comb,” Romero told the Journal. “If a protest group insists, ‘No, we want to be able to carry loaded firearms,’ well, we don’t have to represent them. They can find someone else,” he added.

MORE: President Trump defended the Charlottesville marchers. Here’s what we saw.

Charlottesville officials originally denied organizer Jason Kessler a permit for a march protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee Confederate statue from a local park. In response, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the city, citing the national organization’s long-held belief to uphold the rights of free speech for all.

The city of Charlottesville would ultimately grant the permit for the rally, where violence broke out between armed white nationalist groups and counter-protesters. It ended with a car attack that injured 19 and killed counter-protester Heather Heyer, 32, whose funeral was held earlier this week.

The ACLU faced backlash over the decision to defend the white supremacist groups, including from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe who told NPR that Charlottesville officials “asked for [the rally] to be moved out of downtown Charlottesville to a park about a mile and a half away —

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Federal Premium announces Edge TLR all-range hunting ammunition – Guns.com

The Edge TLR series is all all-range hunting ammunition, allowing for both close up and distance shots. (Photo: Vista Outdoor)

Federal Premium introduced the new Edge TLR hunting ammunition to its ever-expanding ammo lineup Wednesday, offering shooters more options in the field.

The company blends top match bullet design features with better bonding technology to bring the Edge TLR to life. The loads boast match-grade long range accuracy in addition to reliable expansion at low velocities. The ammo also offers high weight retention, deep penetration and lethal terminal performances at close ranges.

The Edge TLR bullet utilizes the exclusive Slipstream tip crafted from heat resistant polymer for consistent ballistics that instantly initiate expansion. At close ranges, the bullet’s copper shank and bonded lead core retain weight to offer deeper penetration. The round’s long, sleek profile boasts a high ballistic coefficient while AccuChannel groove technology improves overall accuracy and reduces drag.

“The Slipstream tip features our patent-pending hollow-core technology,” said Product Development Engineer Justin Carbone in a press release. “A small cavity runs the length of the shank all the way up to just below the point itself. That point breaks free upon impact, allowing fluid to enter the hollow core, where it generates pressure and easy expansion, even at low velocities.”

Available in .308 Win, 30-06 Spring., 300 Win Mag and 300 Win Short Mag., the Edge TLR series is currently shipping to dealers with prices starting at $47.95.

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Federal Premium Introduces Edge TLR All-Range Hunting Ammunition – American Rifleman (press release) (blog)

Federal Premium Ammunition has announced Edge TLR rifle ammunition, which combines features of top-match bullet designs with optimal bonding technology to achieve match accuracy and reliable expansion at extreme long range.  

High weight retention, deep penetration and lethal terminal performance at shorter distances are just a few of the benefits of the 

Edge TLR bullet, which uses the exclusive Slipstream tip to instantly initiate expansion. 

Features
• Match-grade long-range accuracy in a bonded hunting bullet
• High-performance polymer tip material provides the industry’s highest heat resistance for the most consistent ballistics
• Extremely high ballistic coefficient with target bullet precision
• Exclusive Slipstream tip helps flatten trajectories and initiates low-velocity expansion
• Less wind drift and drop
• AccuChannel groove technology minimizes drag and improves accuracy
• Copper shank and bonded lead core retain weight for deep penetration at any range 
• Demonstrated expansion at out to 1,200 yards 

MSRP:
.308 Win. 175-gr. and .30-’06 Sprg. 175-gr.: $47.95
.300 Win. Mag. 200-gr. and .300 Win. Short Mag. 200-gr.: $59.95

For more information watch the video or visit federalpremium.com

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