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we're getting wrapped. >> see you in 2014. >> thank you. that'll do it for us today. thank you so much for watching, everybody. >> yeah, you don't want to go anywhere. so much more news ahead in the next hour with our own colleague and friend fredricka whitfield. >> good to see you guys. thank you so much. we do indeed have a very busy day ahead. thank you so much. we'll pick up the baton from where you left. thanks so much, have a great day. >> you, too. >> you, too. 11:00 eastern hour, and "newsroom" starts right now. hello, everyone. more than 1,000 people are believed dead after a supertyphoon tears through the philippines with three and a halftimes the force of hurricane katrina. a live report from the storm zone just moments away. and here in the u.s., a verdict in the trial of a prominent doctor accused of murdering his wife. the jury's decision is next.
and dr. sanjay gupta finds out the dangers of the trans fats. what they can do to your heart that has the fda so worried. first up, the tragedy that's unfolding right now in the philippines from a massive storm that could end up being the strongest to ever hit land. the red cross estimates as many as 1,200 people have been killed by supertyphoon haiyan. 1,000 of the deaths are in one coastal town, the city of tacloban. homes, buildings there are levelled from the storm's ferocious 195-mile-an-hour wi s winds. trees are blocking the roads and communication lines, of course, are down. torrential rains plus the storm surge have put entire towns under water. extraordinary images. and many of the people who died are believed to have drowned. neighbors helped neighbors evacuate to safety when they could, as the floodwaters rose
even higher, as you see right there, in some instances. here are some of the incredible images of ordinary citizens carrying out courageous rescues trying to help out one another. as high as the death toll is now, it could get even worse as crews reach hard-hit areas cut off from the storm. ivan watson joins us live from manila, so, ivan, what are officials telling you about when they'll be able to reach the people in the devastated areas? >> reporter: it's very tough. there are no telecommunications right now. there's no electricity on this island of lete, the provincial capital of tacloban, we believe is one of the hardest-hit areas, and the officials are not mincing words. listen to the interior minister speaking about the scale of the damage. >> the devastation is -- it's -- i don't have the words for it. it's really horrific.
it's great human tragedy. there's no power. no light. by the time the sun sets, it's dark, and, you know, you're just going to have to make your way to -- to where you can find some shelter. we're opening as many stores as we can, so that the people can have access to food. there is some looting that is going on, and we've deployed army and p&p as much as we can. and trying to secure power and water, which are the basics. >> reporter: so can you imagine that, fredricka? more than 24 hours since the supertyphoon hit, and all the interior minister can say, as the sun sets, you just have to find your way to some kind of shelter. that's because it's so difficult for the authorities to even get to this area. the main airport there is believed to have been heavily damaged. we've had teams on the ground in that town of tacloban who were
staying in a hotel more than two blocks away from the coast, from the beach, and the storm surge brought the level of water in their hotel rooms to 4 1/2, nearly 5 feet. if i can just give you a sense. some people reporting seeing bodies in the streets of that town, and we still don't know what's happened in other coastal communities in that area, as well. the filipino authorities still very much trying to get a sense of the scale of the damage more than a day after the supertyphoon struck. fredricka? >> -- what people envision as shelter is very different there in the philippines, especially in the remote islands and what a lot of folks might envision here in the u.s. for people who were able to seek higher ground or seek some area of safety, because they've been displaced, what about food and clean water? because we know oftentimes with flooding, there are going to be some, you know, water-borne illnesses that could crop up. so what do people do about, you know, surviving, and what kind of sustenance might they get in
that flood-ravaged area? >> reporter: well, these are some of the biggest challenges. and our own reporters on the ground are staying at a hotel where they're basically being given some bread and some pasta that people in the town, they report seeing basically going through stores to try to scavenge, some may argue loot, for supplies just to get through the next day or so. the humanitarian organizations, putting out appeals, trying to get aid to the stricken area. but, of course, connections are quite difficult right now. we're supposed to go out on a flight at dawn tomorrow with the government aviation service to get a sense of the scale of the damage to the landing strips and the airports on this stricken island of lete. now, if you can believe it, in this very region, it was hit by a deadly earthquake just last month, a nearby island of bojal, scores of people killed by a seven-plus magnitude earthquake.
and if anything, we're hearing that perhaps that island was not hit as hard, because people had been forced out of their homes by the earthquake, they then were much quicker to assemble at areas, at shelters believed to have been safer. we don't know what happened in this stricken town of tacloban with a population of more than 200,000 people that was also hit by apparently a storm surge, as well. people still are trying to get information from the storm-stricken area. fredricka? >> keep us posted when you do get that. thank you so much, ivan watson in manila. to give you an idea of how big the typhoon is, this is what it looks like from space. astronaut karen nyberg tweeted this picture today from the international space station. alexandra steel is tracking the storm from the weather center. it's a monster of a storm. it's hard to believe that's considered one big system. >> 1,000 miles at one point, so giving perspective all the way from canada to florida for us.
so here's another satellite perspective. but this supertyphoon is super no more, thank goodness. supertyphoon means maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour -- one-five-oh. they are down dramatically now. at one point, when it raked over the fill peeps, it had maximum sustained winds of 190, gusts to 235. so right now, it is right here in the south china sea, heading towards vietnam. it will just cruise the coast of vietnam. look at the stats and how dramatically weakened it has been. it's all relative. but maximum sustained winds down from 190 to 115, gusts to 145. so here's the timeline on it, dda nang, and moving towards hanoi, the capital. moving as a cat 3, cruise the coast. now it looks as though the winds not the biggest factor, fred. maybe the rainfall will be, as you can see by monday,
40-mile-an-hour winds. so from 40, from 190. so dramatically different, dramatically weakened, thank goodness, but still quite a player. >> wow, incredible. fragments from a european satellite are expected to fall from space. that's yet another issue. yeah, people are thinking about it, worried about, thinking about the images they've seen from movies. >> right. all right. the former worse than the latter, okay? the typhoon certainly a bigger issue than this guy. what goes up must come down, isn't that the case? the satellite up in space with european satellite agency, it's falling from space, it ran out of gas. the timeline tomorrow afternoon into monday afternoon. now, it's most likely to hit water, because, well, the planet's mostly water. so that's most likely what will happen. this is the size of it. it's the size of about a chevy, a large chevy suburban. just for the record, never have in known history has space debris likely hit anyone. but, you know, you can keep your
eye out there as we head tomorrow afternoon into monday. but most likely we're all safe. it will break into pieces most likely over the ocean. hopefully, we find a fragment or two. it will be interesting. >> it could be interesting as long as it does hit all of the water. >> right. >> that encompasses earth. thank you so much, keeping an eye on both the breaking up of a soot light as well as the remnants now of the typhoon. now back to the talk of the typhoon. eight aide agencies are mobilizing, and to find out how you can help, go to cnn.com/impact. there's a lot of guidance there. back here in the u.s., an emotional outburst in court when the verdict came down after midnight in the martin macneill trial. >> -- versus martin macneill, we, the jury, having reviewed the evidence and testimony in the case find the defendant as to count one, murder, guilty. [ shouts ] as to count two -- >> outbursts in the courtroom hardly any emotion from the doctor himself. the cry coming from macneill's
family, including his daughters who testified against him. macneill's team had argued that his wife, michele, died of natural causes, but in the end, jurors decided macneill drugged and drowned his wife. ted rowlands joining me now from utah. ted, clearly the jurors said, "we want to work through the night," they deliberated and they came up with this verdict in the middle of the night. explain what that was like. >> reporter: yeah, well, it was very emotional in that courtroom, fredricka, as you can imagine. you hear the outbursts there, they were weeping -- not only the sisters of michele macneill, but her daughters, and you alluded to them. this was a difficult case for the prosecution. they didn't have any direct evidence leading -- hooking the doctor up to the actual murder, but they had all of this circumstantial evidence and a lot of their case surrounded the testimony of his daughters. five daughters in all took the stand against him, and
afterwards, the jury said that they thought the daughters were absolutely credible and crucial to this case. alexis summers, his daughter who is now a physician herself, was key in this -- in this case. she took the stand, and jurors said they thought she made the difference. take a listen to her reaction after the verdict. >> so happy he can't hurt anyone else. we miss our mom. we'll never get her back. but that courtroom was full of so many people who loved -- loved her. i looked around, and it was full of everyone who loved my mom. i can't believe this has finally happened. we're so -- we're so grateful. >> reporter: she really made the difference, fredricka. after michele macneill died, the case was closed, ruled an accident. the daughters pushed for investigators to open up the case, and they got the guilty verdict last night. >> how emotionally, indeed, for
the family. in the meantime, for macneill, what is next? >> reporter: sentencing, looking at 15 years to life. likely he'll spend the rest of his life in prison. his sentencing date set for early january. >> all right, ted rowlands, thank you so much for bringing that to us. all right. the government wants to eliminate a substance found in some of your favorite foods. find out why the move could actually improve your health. [ male announcer ] this is brad. his day of coaching begins with knee pain, when... [ man ] hey, brad, want to trade the all-day relief of two aleve for six tylenol? what's the catch? there's no catch. you want me to give up my two aleve for six tylenol? no. for my knee pain, nothing beats my aleve. i'm bethand i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink.
why trans fats are so bad for you. >> reporter: it's an ingredient in a lot of our favorite foods. microwave popcorn, cookies, cakes, frozen pizza, and much more. trans fats. they increase shelf life and they add flavor to processed foods. but the fda is now saying they are not safe, and wants to ban them. it's a move they say would save thousands of lives. >> we think it's time to address and really phase out the remaining uses of trans fat in the diets so we can reduce the incidence of heart disease and deaths resulting from heart attack. >> reporter: you see, trans fats lower good cholesterol, and they raise bad cholesterol. what we're trying to avoid is this -- ldl, or bad cholesterol, building up as plaque in the blood vessel walls. because that plaque buildup is what can cause heart attacks. the cdc says ditching trans fats would prevent up to 20,000 heart attacks a year and as many as
7,000 more deaths from heart disease. new york city banned trans fats from restaurants in 2007, and many companies and popular chains around the country have already phased them out. the grocery manufacturers association says that it looks forward to working with the fda to better understand their concerns and how the industry can better serve consumers. now, fred, if there is some good news in this, if you look back at 2003, we ate over 4 grams of trans fats a day on average as americans, and now it's closer to a gram a day. and a lot of the changes have just happened voluntarily, and because of people paying attention to labels and things like that. so we've made a lot of progress on our own. but i think this decision by the fda could eliminate the trans fats nearly entirely, and that's their goal. right now, there's a 60-day period where people can relay their questions and concerns about this. but it is expected to actually go through, because, again, even industry has been largely supportive of this.
the big question going forward, fred -- what are they going to replace the trans fats with? we might see some saturated fats coming back in smaller amounts, and that might be one of the replacements. a lot of scientists are working on alternatives, as well. fred, back to you. >> all right. thank you so much, sanjay. a trans fat ban might be felt the most, actually, at mom-and-pop bakeries. cnn's alexandra field shows us how it could change the way your favorite doughnuts and pastries taste. >> reporter: fred, despite recent efforts to curb the use of trans fats, they can be found in a number of processed foods and baked goods. so a ban on trans fats would send some bakers back to the kitchen to try and rework recipes to make the things that taste really good a little better for all of us. >> we haven't changed recipes in 40 years. everything's all old school, old-fashioned. >> reporter: new federal regulations could soon force thomas to change the way he's always made the doughnuts at brothers quality bakery in new
jersey. this is how you make the doughnuts? >> we fry the doughnuts inside this oil. the oil is all-purpose vegetable shortens. it contains artificial trans fat with the food and drug administration is now taking steps to ban. the american medical association called that a lifesaving move that requecan help keep the pub healthy. anthony says there's no trans fats in most of his baked goods and he supports a trans fat ban, even if it means changing some of the recipes in his bakery, even if it means getting rid of a top-selling italian pastry. >> without it, you're not going to get this type of flakiness in the dough. >> reporter: trans fat is found in processed foods made with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils linked to heart disease, and for years now, it's been under attack. in 2007, new york city banned restaurants from using artificial trans fats, and in recent years, more and more fast-food chains and food
manufacturers have made the switch voluntarily to healthy oils. >> it was cheaper for the food companies to do this over the years, but now the science says to get it out of the flood supplies. >> reporter: not everyone agrees. jan says he uses 14,000 pounds of shortening to get the time-tested recipes just right. >> it will change the taste of the quality, change the quality, and it will change the texture of the doughnut. >> reporter: he believes there's no need for new regulations, it's been up to consumers to practice moderation. >> i believe it's not going to kill you, as long as you don't even a pan of doughnuts, you know? >> reporter: as for moving a ban forward, the fda has opened up a 60-day comment period. after that, the agency could start talking to food manufacturers about how to phase out trans fats. fred? >> all right, thank you so much. alexandra. let's talk politics straight ahead. hillary clinton and chris christie under the 2016 presidential election spotlight.
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even though some events are not open to the media, this is one of the busiest weeks that she's actually had publicly since stepping down as secretary of state. let me bring in will cain, a cnn commentator and with "the blaze." and donna brazile, and a democratic strategist, and good to see you, as well, donna. donna, let me begin with you. here we are, three years away from the presidential election day, and, you know, this really could be a kiss of death, right, if you get too much attention or publicity about your possible presidency? so how is hillary clinton playing this? is that what she has in mind as to why so many of her events are closed to the media? >> look, there's no question that after 4 1/2 years of serving as our secretary of state, not involved in the day-to-day combat that we often see in politics, mrs. clinton is free to go about her way and trying to get her message out. i think what she's doing this
weekend, and not just, you know, giving some good, strong policy speeches to private organizations, but, also, raising money for the clinton foundation, look, she's probably doing a test run on some of the ideas that she could possibly use if she decides to run for president. she's a very electrifying individual and a dynamic. she understands public policy. i wish i could be there in san francisco to hear her today. >> yeah, will, you see this as a test run, as she put it? >> oh, i don't know if it's a test run. i think it's the beginning of the campaign. are we going to sit around and pretend like hillary clinton won't run for president a few years from now? no, she is. this is the beginning. we've seen it happen on the republican side, as well. i guess, fredricka, here we are, what did you say, three years out? it's already begun. >> oh, my goodness. some of clinton's events this weekend, in fact, are sponsored -- or at least attended by a number of high-powered hollywood type, rim
necessa reminescent of bill clinton's years. and now, are we seeing that, you know, the hollywood supporters who are backing obama are now going to be backing hillary clinton? why is this deja vu, donna? >> look, they wantw winn winner. but more importantly, these individuals want to stand with someone who believes in climate change and believes that we have to do something. they want to stand with someone who understands a woman's right to choose, who believes in education, and wants to work to create jobs in this economy. so i'm sure that they're standing with hillary clinton because they're standing with a champion of equality and somebody who would do a good job in leading this country. if she decides to run. i still believe it's an if question, will. we don't know yet. >> do you? >> yeah, will doesn't think so, yeah. he definitely thinks it will happen. we're trying to read the tea
leaves as it pertains hillary clinton, in other things, all things politics. will, former alaska governor, sarah palin. she's in iowa tonight. what is she up to? is it your feeling that she is positioning herself for a potential run? or, you know, does she even have any political clout to back anybody else up? >> well, i mean, with as much certainty i gave you that hillary clinton will be running, i will match that certainty that sarah palin will not be running. sarah palin has a -- is a political advocate. she's a figure on the right for the conservative cause, and she shows in places like iowa because she has a role in the movement. it's a role for her and a role for the movement. it's mutually beneficial. it doesn't mean she'll run for president, i'm fairly certain of that fact. >> chris christie. let's throw another name -- >> i'm certain he will. >> you're certain he will. >> right. >> donna, are you certain he will? he says he loves, you know, the frenzy over a presidential run. it's very flattering. but he says, you know what, i have a job to do. i'm focusing on being governor.
we all know he'll be crisscrossing the country, leading the american governors' group, so he's constantly going to be evaluated, right, as to whether he's behaving himself in a presidential manner. >> look, i agree with will on sarah palin. i think if there are lights and cameras, sarah palin wants to be among them. but look, with regard to governor chris christie, the incoming chair of the american governors association, he'll get a taste, a sample of the wonderful meals in new hampshire, south carolina, florida, all of the states where you have gubernatorial elections in 2014. chris christie will have a quote/unquote reason or purpose to go and sort of get a taste of the voters there. i don't know if he'll sell in 2016, but i do know coming off his victory on tuesday, this is a governor who has a purpose, one purpose in mind, and that is to rebrand the republican party in his image, and we don't know
how that will go over. >> mm-hmm. donna brazile, okay, good to see you all this saturday. thank you so much. >> thanks, fred. >> hey, fred? >> yeah. >> go tigers! lsu! [ laughter ] >> all right. you get it in there. >> i had to say that. >> that explains the purple there. and i was thinking -- >> go tigers! >> all right. go tigers. >> go tigers. >> all right. very good. good to see you guys. all right. so we're talking about politics and then the culture of the nfl. first, jonathan martin detailed through his attorney how he was allegedly bullied business his teammates on the miami dolphins. now, he's taking it a step further. that's next in the "bleacher report." 20 years with the company. thousands of presentations. and one hard earned partnership. it took a lot of work to get this far. so now i'm supposed to take a back seat when it comes to my investments? there's zero chance of that happening.
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been bullied, will meet with an independent investigator. the nfl hired a prominent law firm to investigate the case from bottom up, and that person has flown to los angeles where martin is. and they're going to discuss the allegations. but meantime, the accused bully is also -- >> coincidentally? >> -- in l.a. on the move friday morning. he flew from miami to los angeles, and it's not known if incognito will meet martin in l.a. he was met at the gate by a group of reporters. he did not comment, because he said, quote, it was not the time or the place. but some of incognito's teammates, some of his friends say he's been blindsided by the accusations and feels shocked or betrayed by the whole thing. >> if ever incognito no muss. >> and how is it strange that his name is incognito? ? i know. >> and donna brazile just mentioned, a big game. alabama, ls uu, crimson tide on
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detroit is one of the most magnificent cities in america. of course, you know, it's facing enormous challenges. i had a chance to talk to anthony about all of this. >> detroit's a place i've loved for years. every time i've passed through, whether on book tour, speaking tour, i've always been -- i've just always felt very connected to the people there. it's a city that's been just really egregiously and profoundly screwed over for years, and yet they have an extraordinary strength, and more importantly perhaps, a sense of humor that i just always felt very connected with. it's an amazing-looking place. this great american city where all these great american things came from, and yet we've allowed it to basically molder back into the forest. 70,000 abandoned buildings. policemen who have to use their own cell phones to, you know, call for help, who have to take buses to crime scenes. forests, essentially, you know, whole neighborhoods overgrown with waist-high -- waist-high
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john f. kennedy. there've always been conspiracy theories surrounding jfk's death. well now, a new doubter reveals himself, none other than u.s. secretary of state john kerry. he spoke with nbc's tom brokaw. >> reporter: where do you come down on the conspiracy theories? >> to this day, i have serious doubts that lee harvey oswald acted alone. >> reporter: really? >> i certainly have doubts that he was -- that he was motivated by himself. i mean, i'm not sure if anybody else was involved. i don't go down that road with respect to the grassy knoll theory and all of that. but i have serious questions about whether they got to the bottom of lee harvey oswald's time and influence from cuba and russia. >> reporter: and what about the cia? there are some who -- >> i've never gone there. no, i don't believe that. >> reporter: but you think the russians and the cubans may have had something to do with it? >> i think he was inspired somewhere by something, and i
don't know what or any -- i can't pin anything down on that, tom, and i never spent a lot of time -- >> kerry says he met president kennedy once, in 1962, while working at a volunteer for ted kennedy's senatorial campaign. >> next thursday, cnn puts you on the ground 50 years ago as the shooting of president kennedy happened. you'll also see how the controversy surrounding the warren report unfolded. watch "the assassination of jfk" thursday night 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific here on cnn. twitter's ipo hit the markets this week, but it was friday's jobs report that really got investors' attention. the dow hit another new high at the close on friday, just below 15,762. alison kosik has a look at "the week on wall street." >> reporter: hi, fredricka, this past week on wall street brought good news. the u.s. economy added 204,000 jobs in october. wall street expected fewer
because of washington's shutdown and fears about the debt ceiling. but october was actually the third-best month for job gains this year. the unemployment rate rose to 7.3%, but analysts say it's a temporary blip because of the shutdown. still, unemployment is high and we haven't gained back all of the jobs lost during the recession. despite the upbeat reports, stocks ended mixed for the week. twitter's little bluebird landed at the nyse. the social media company went public. it was the biggest ipo of the year. traders cheered when ticker symbol twtr moved for the first time, and it eventually closed 70% higher. still, twitter has yet to turn a profit. another bad omen for blackberry. it's abandoning plans to put itself up for sale and the ceo is stepping down. fairfax financial was expected to buy blackberry outright, and wall street saw fairfax as a white knight for the struggling company. but now that isn't happening and blackberry's future is uncertain.
blockbuster, as we know it, is dead. the store is closing the last of the 300 company-owned stores. a few years ago, blockbuster video had 9,000 locations, but it couldn't keep up with netflix and red box, and it went bankrupt. a handful of franchise independently owned places will survive. that's a wrap of "the week on wall street." fredricka, back to you. >> thank you so much, alison. tom cruise says he's a good dad to his daughter sury, and he's suing the tabloids. own th. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love.
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he says are false headlines calling him a bad father. now he is fighting back, suing bauer publishing company for $50 million. his lawyer says it is not about the money but about saving his reputation. michaela herrera has details. >> reporter: he is famously known for keeping his mouth wide shut when it comes to his personal life. now tom cruise is defending his actions as a father in a very high profile way. tuesday, cruise filed this document in his $50 million lawsuit against bauer
publishing, about stories in life and style and in touch magazines where they claim he abandoned his daughter, suri. >> by filing this $50 million lawsuit, he is taking a stand, saying he is not putting up with headlines that he believes are not only false but destructive to his reputation. >> reporter: in the filing, the assertion that i abandoned suri after my divorce is patently false, i have in no way cut suri out of my life, whether physically, emotionally or otherwise. cruise says it is not about the $50 million price tag, it is about the priceless value of his reputation. >> he is seen his share of scandalous headlines. this brings into the spotlight his parenting and his being a father. and i think for him that was just hitting below the belt and that's where he drew the line. >> reporter: in the document, cruise acknowledges he was shooting back to back films at the time that hit the news stands. he says even during times i was working overseas and was not able to see suri in person we
were and continue to be extremely close. >> i think the general public will sympathize with what he is going through because truly no one really knows what's going on behind closed doors, unless you're tom, katie, or suri. all right. so i say it is time to find out what our legal guys would say about this case. criminal defense attorney richard herman in the studio with me, what a special occasion. avery, civil rights attorney, in cleveland. we'll get you here, too, so all of us will be together. >> you bet. >> richard, you first. what do you think about this tom cruise case. does he have a legitimate shot? >> he has no shot i think. >> none? >> no shot at all. i think he is frustrated with his divorce and frustrated with his schedule, out of the country, i don't think he has spent a lot of time with his daughter apparently, and he's frustrated at the tabloids printing this stuff up, it is embarrassing, so he is trying to
stop it. >> going to make a point. >> they have to prove malice, a tough element to prove when you're a public figure in a defamation case. >> avery, nothing against the law being a working parent that travels a lot, he is saying, however, while he is doing that, his reputation is being scarred. is it worth 50 million? will the court see it his way? >> well, the supreme court answered that question, fredricka, about 50 years ago cht number one, is he a public figure. number two, is there actual malice. the record shows for five months he saw suri ten days. he will never get the disclosure of sources. i hate to agree, richard is exactly right on this. case dismissed. >> we like it when you all agree. we know we have to tackle a couple other cases, avery, richard, in which you will not be in total agreement. look forward to seeing you. they'll breakdown the guilty verdict for utah dr. martin macneill, convicted overnight of
murdering his wife, and also tackling the potential legal consequences involving the miami dolphins alleged bullying investigation. our legal guys, avery and richard will be back breaking down those cases. richard here in the house. avery, you in cleveland. that's okay. we're going to feel like we're all together in one room. >> there we go. there we go. wonderful. >> we'll be right back. if you're seeing spots before your eyes...
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signs of a brain disease that's been found in dead nfl players has now been found in living, retired players. that's the stunning finding in a new study out of ucla. hall of fame running back tony dorset one of the players that received that frightening diagnosis. hire is brian todd. >> reporter: this hit in 1984
against the philadelphia eagles was the worst one tony dorset ever took. he says hits like that left him with menacing symptoms, depression, outbursts of temper. >> not remembering. i been taking my daughters to practice for years and all of a sudden i forget how to get there, have to ask my wife how do you get there. >> reporter: dorsett doesn't know how many concussions he got in his hall of fame career or during four seasons in college, but he is one of nine former nfl players that had a new brain scan that may help identify chronic encephalopathy, a brain disease caused by head trauma linked to dementia and depression. he tested positive for symptoms consistent with cte. previously the only way to find out if someone had cte was after their death with autopsy on the brain. now -- >> this test involves a tracer injected into a vein, and it
will bind to these abnormal proteins that we see in cte. so if you have them in your brain, it can diagnose this in a living person. >> reporter: nurn julian bails, former physician for pittsburgh steelers is part of the team that devised this brain scan. he acknowledges it is too early to tell if the test is reliable, sample size is too small and results need to be peer reviewed. it is believed cte played a role in the death of former players dave duerson, junior sao and others. allen schwartz that covered those for "the new york times" says the nfl brushed aside key early research. >> each one of those steps from roughly 2005 through 2009 was met with a response from the nfl that the evidence didn't mean anything. one of the doctors on the lead committee called an important study virtually worthless,
that's a direct quote. >> reporter: the nfl changed, later acknowledged lingering effects from head injuries and recently settled a lawsuit by players for $765 million. contacted by cnn, an envelonfl spokesman wouldn't comment on dorsett, but will review dr. bails and his team's findings. brian todd, cnn washington. >> our hearts go out to the dorsett family. a pleasure to meet him a couple years ago in pittsburgh. we wish him all the best. we have much more straight ahead in the newsroom and all starts right now. hello, i'm fredricka whitfield. here are the top stories we are following in the cnn newsroom. the jury renders its verdict in the case against a prominent
doctor accused of murdering his wife. we will bring you that decision and the dramatic courtroom reaction coming up. plus, the death toll from a super typhoon skyrockets. officials warn it could get even worse. the overwhelming aftermath of what may be the strongest storm in recorded history. and three u.s. navy officers, including a commander, are implicated in a major bribery scandal. wait until you hear what prosecutors say they did in exchange for prostitutes and lavish gifts. we begin with a staggering death count from a super typhoon that hammered the philippines with a force three and a half times the force of hurricane katrina. the red cross there estimates that as many as 1200 people have been killed by super typhoon
haiyan. a dozen in tatorrential rains a storm surge put entire towns underwater. many of the people that died are believed to have drowned. many evacuated ahead of the storm. but the red cross chairman in the philippines says the storm was simply too powerful for even the evacuation centers and some people died in some of those buildings tragically. so some families became separated from their loved ones during the chaos of that storm. here is cnn's paula hancock. >> reporter: she lost three of her daughters in a matter of seconds. the storm surge from typhoon haiyan tore them from her husband's arms. aged 15, 13, and 8.
only two bodies have been found. >> only one missing is my eldest daughter. i hope she's alive. we are hoping that she's alive. >> reporter: she became emotional remembering seeing bodies float past her home. she says she was on the roof to avoid the water. they are just some of the victims congregating. many walked for hours for their first food since the storm. it has become the military staging area, a first aid center set up for cuts and bruises, but they can do little for a serious gash to the head. one of the first priorities, restoring communications. >> from today, in 48 hours,
hopefully we are now relying on satellite phones. >> as we move inland we come across more bodies. this is the local chapel being turned into a morgue. inside there are nine bodies, five of them are children. the military planes that bring life essentials intake the body bags out. as well as the injured that need to keep their hope for the future. paula hancocks, cnn, talk la ban in the philippines. >> to give an idea how big the typhoon is, this is what it looks like from space. astronaut karen nieburg tweeted this today from the international space station. alexandra steele is tracking the storm from cnn weather center or what's left of it. alexandra, what is the storm doing? >> this is what a super typhoon looks like. this is the philippines, this monster in nature, over a thousand miles wide, this
definite defined center here, but it is not that any more. that's the good news. a super typhoon means maximum sustained winds are 150 miles per hour. this thing hit the philippines with 190 miles per hour winds, gusts to 235. and that is not the case now. here is a look at where it is now. you can see east of vietnam this is the key, maximum sustained winds down to 115, gusts to 145. certainly it is not what it was. but it is moving northwest and will head to vietnam. by late tonight or early tomorrow. you can see what happens here. it kind of paralyzed the vietnam coast. when it gets there, it stays off the coast. then it looks as though winds won't be the biggest factor but perhaps rain will with 6 to 10 inches of rain.
you can see even han oi monday, maximum sustained winds there then at 40 miles per hour. certainly a far cry from what it was. >> incredible. there's something else that has many people worried, talking about fragments of a european satellite expected to fall from space, people are wondering whether it will hit land, will it hit their neighborhood, their house, will it matter, or hit all of the water on earth. >> most likely the water on earth, but it is the size of a car or chevy suburban. the satellite is up in space, out of fuel, so falling. the time frame of pieces falling is tomorrow afternoon into monday afternoon. now, the world, of course, is most water. it is most likely to fall in the ocean. this is a picture of it. again, it is the size of a chevy suburban, expected to break into pieces. just so you know, space debris never hit anybody before, so most likely into the water, and that's the way it goes. >> we hope for that, hope it is not a first hitting something
other than water. >> chevy suburban. >> thank you for that footnote. all right, alexandra, appreciate it. back to the typhoon and devastation that it has created, aid agencies are mobilizing to help victims. to find out how you can help, go to cnn.com/impact. jurors in the martin macneill murder trial delivered a guilty verdict very early this morning after deliberating for hours. macneill barely reacted as the verdict was read overnight here. family members in the audience there were reacting. the family made up of many of the daughters feel like this is the end of a horribly emotional trial. they endured weeks of heart wrenching testimony. yesterday it all came down to closing arguments. here is jean casarez. >> martin macneill murdered his wife, michele. >> prosecutor chad grunander
didn't mince words. >> the case is dripping with motive. >> that motive, gypsy willis, michele was on to his cheating ways and confronted him days before her death. >> martin's secret life with gypsy willis was beginning to intersect with his life with michele. >> he wanted her out of the way so he could finally marry his mistress and true love, gypsy. >> the defendant was a married man. had a beautiful wife. a wonderful family. but things had changed because he and gypsy were now together. >> as a doctor and lawyer, macneill had the motive, means and opportunity, grunander told the jury. it was planned all along. and he left plenty of clues along the way. prosecutors allege macneill supplied her with a deadly dose of drugs after insisting she
have a face lift. then held her head underwater in the bathtub until she drowned. >> my wife's fallen in the bathtub. >> who is in the bathtub? >> there's an hour and a half period of time no one knows where martin is. plenty of time. rush home, take care of your business. give michele the drugs, fix her up a bath. get her in the tub. hold her head down for a little while and help her out. >> jurors were reminded of the love letters between macneill and gypsy. >> i love you with all my heart. i dream of you. can't handle being separated. i have loved you from the day we met. let's get married and shut these people up once and for all. >> prosecution just want to take the pieces of the evidence that supports their case. >> with macneill facing life in prison, attorney randy spencer told the jury his client may be a fill anderer, but he is not a
murderer. >> he was living an alternative life-style. gypsy willis wasn't his first affair. >> spencer argued she died of heart disease and laid out a time line of alibi, witness inconsistencies and circumstantial evidence. stories from macneill's daughters that changed over time, all he says proves reasonable doubt and gives the jury permission to find him not guilty. >> martin macneill did not kill his wife. it makes no sense. in relation to the drugs, he said they could potentially have had an effect. they may have had an effect. that's reasonable doubt. >> more than six years after michele's death and with 14 days of testimony, the jury was left with one final piece of advice. >> it is time for the truth to have its day.
it's been almost seven years since michele's death. it is time for the truth to come out. do the right thing. do the right thing and convict martin macneill of murder and obstructing justice. >> jean casarez, cnn, provo, utah. >> we will talk more about that with richard herman and avery freedman in a minute. this just in. we are learning iran nuclear talks will likely end today without agreement, according to reuters. six of the world's major powers, including the u.s. are in geneva, negotiating the future of iran's nuclear program. iran's foreign minister said a few hours ago said if there's no deal today, talks could go on for another week or perhaps ten days. britain's foreign secretary has been very optimistic about this, saying there has been very good progress, but flexibility is needed to broker a deal. we will have much more after this. [ female announcer ] we give you relief from your cold symptoms.
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a utah jury convicts dr. macneill of murdering his wife. his daughters who testified against him couldn't control their emotions. >> we the jury having reviewed the evidence and testimony in the case find the defendant as to count one murder guilty. >> we're just so happy he can't hurt anyone else. we miss our mom. we'll never get her back. but that courtroom was full of so many people who loved her. i looked around, and it was full of everyone who loved my mom. i can't believe this has finally
happened. we're so grateful. >> wow. incredible. five daughters testifying against their dad. time for the legal guys here to look at where this case is going and look who i have here in person, richard herman! >> in the house! with the great fredricka whitfield, live and in color! >> usually out of new york and las vegas, today in atlanta. criminal defense attorney, good to see you, richard. avery, we have to get you down here, too. >> it looks incomplete to me. >> ha-ha-ha. joining us from cleveland, good to see you. really, we're having fun seeing one another, but this is a heartbreaking case we're talking about the family dynamic here just crumbling as a result of what took place with the mom, michele, her death, then to be testifying, five daughters testifying against their dad. all of them saying their dad did
it. now we're talking -- as we examine this case, richard, you first, talking about circumstantial evidence, you know, and how there was a lot of evidence that was absent. motive led to an extraordinary verdict. >> what's the link from the doctor for cause of death. these are big questions never answered in this case, but you have a conservative mormon jurisdiction, you have a serial philanderer, cheater, with mistresses coming to the courtroom, five daughters take the stand, say my father did it, that's pretty stacked. if you look at the facts of the case objectively, legally speaking, look at the facts, there's no way there should have been conviction of murder in this case. >> avery, do you agree with that? we are talking about the jury had to fill in the blanks. they listened to the argument. the emotional testimony, whether from the mistresses or from the
daughters, but even the medical examiners were unable to definitively detail how this woman died. >> yeah, but in practical terms, fredricka, i think the jury got it 100% right. the fact there were inconsistent autopsies only tells us that it was a superficial examination and the fact is that alexis somers, the daughter, medical student at the time, i think solidified this. and you couple that with someone, they must have found out of central casting, gypsy willis, the girlfriend, my goodness gracious, there's the motive, the opportunity, the explanation in the defense seemed to me just goofy. i think the jury got it 100% right and actually the two of us talked about this, richard felt it would be an acquittal. i never believed there would be an acquittal. i think the jury got it 100% right. >> richard, avery makes an
incredible point. this daughter who was also a doctor understood the meds, had a conversation with the mother. the mother said she, too, suspected that her husband was pumping her up unnecessarily with medication, that the husband also talked her into plastic surgery that she didn't want to get. that was compelling testimony coming from that daughter. credibility was on the line for everybody. clearly the jurors thought these daughters, especially her, were very credible. >> and they said when they interviewed the jurors afterward, fred, they said the testimony from the daughters is probably what swayed this jury but we don't know why she died. we don't know if it was a blood clot, we don't know if it was drug toxicity. >> is this problematic, there may be appeal on that kind of argument? >> there's appeal in all these cases like a knee jerk, absolutely going to take an appeal. he is looking at 15 to life on the murder. he has 1 to 15 on obstruction
charges, he is going to be in prison a long, long time. i am saying for a conviction on murder, intentional killing of this woman, the facts were not there to prove it. and the jury took a major leap here. >> avery, you do believe enough was there and this was the right call. >> i think they were right on, right on on this one. 100% correct. >> all right. we're going to talk about another case that really has divided an awful lot of people, whether on the athletic field or off, the alleged victim in the nfl bullying scandal telling his side of the story. jonathan martin detailing why he abruptly left the miami dolphins. martin says he and his family were threatened. our legal guys, richard and avery are back. is this an issue of the culture of the nfl? is it misunderstood? was there a crime that was committed here? all of that and more straight ahead. as a business owner, i'm constantly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cash card from capital one, i get 2% cash back on every purchase, every day.
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the miami dolphins player at the center of the bullying scandal will soon tell his side of the story. jonathan martin is meeting with nfl's special investigator in l.a. next week to discuss the allegations according to a person familiar with the situation. meantime, the accused bully, richie incognito was on the move friday. he flew to los angeles, a reporter met him at the gate. the lineman said he was not going to comment because it was, quote, not the time or place, end quote. it is not known if incognito will meet with martin in l.a. or members of the nfl, that investigating team. some of incognito's team say he was blindsided by the accusations and feels betrayed. here is nick valencia. >> reporter: vulgar comments, racially charged language, and a physical attack. for miami dolphins lineman jonathan martin, the threats crossed a line.
so last week he left the team. this according to a statement released from his attorney. jonathan endured harassment, and it went far beyond traditional locker room hazing. his lawyer said these facts are not in dispute. what is in dispute is the relationship between martin and teammate richie incognito, the man suspended by the dolphins for detrimental conduct. >> gets to the point you can't differentiate between what's fact and opinions. >> reporter: the question, were martin and incognito best friends despite what's alleged. some players say yes. >> what's perceived is that richie is this psychopath, racist maniac, right, and the reality is that richie was a pretty good teammate and that richie and jonathan martin were friends. >> reporter: some say they hung out together on the field and off. for one full season they played next to each other on miami's offensive line. a position where both martin and incognito were expected to be tough. something martin's lawyer addressed in his statement.
jonathan martin's toughness is not an issue, he said, the issue is jonathan's treatment by his teammates. in the fallout, martin's decision to leave the team has been widely scrutinized, while incognito's behavior sharply criticized. each day there seems to be a new twist in the story. the latest, a woman that said incognito touched her inappropriately with a golf club, details from a 2012 police report. cnn affiliate wplg reports incognito was never charged. as for his future with the team, for now the dolphins aren't talking. >> any comments we would make at this time would be a disservice to the process that's about to take place. >> reporter: i have spoken to some players who say while they don't condone the alleged bullying or racial slurs used by incognito, they think the whole situation has been blown out of proportion. they say in their own locker rooms they've seen and heard much worse. nick valencia, cnn, atlanta. >> our legal guys are back.
let's tackle this case. richard herman here in atlanta with me in person, sharing a sofa, at least the sofas are near each other. and avery freeman, i will get you here soon. let's talk about the liability potentially the coaches or general manager may face. avery, you first. if it is true, that reportedly incognito was told to kind of toughen up martin, the rookie. >> well, fredricka, there's no way the miami dolphins told richie incognito to employ racial terms and epithets to toughen him up. you don't toughen up a football by sticking race in the workplace. that just doesn't happen. whatever else went on, incognito went over the line when he started playing race. that's what this is about. that's unlawful, violates nfl policy. and let me tell you something, the dolphins did the right thing
suspending him. ted wells is one of the best lawyers in the country is doing the investigation, hired by the commissioner. he will interview jonathan martin this week. at the end of the day, i think incognito is gone. >> what if, richard, it is beyond incognito. talking about the allegations. what if it is, indeed, cultural, it is within, top to bottom, the nfl. you have so many former players saying you know what, this is nothing, or it is typical that the rookie would be asked to do things, carry the bags, would be taunted, would be roughed up, so to speak. if that's the case, if it is cultural, do you have a case? >> right. it depends. if the brass at the miami dolphins issued a code red here to go after him and it crossed the line to an assault and battery or to some criminal activity, then potentially they could be liable. but this is the nfl, okay? this is not flag football. these are tough guys. football is a tough sport, physically and emotionally.
now did this individual decide to stay home, not go to a voluntary practice, decided not to go to team meetings which was the case, and coaches said listen, toughen him up a bit, that's not a problem, that's football. this is an elite group. they make a lot of money. not many people get to this level. race is used all the time, avery. on the high school level, used in college, used in the pros, they're kidding around. none of them are taking that serious. >> if they're using race, that's unacceptable. it is unacceptable. you don't use race. >> that's how football is. >> maybe it is. it may be unlawful also. >> and when we talk about the culture of football, are we talking about bullying/harassment being two different things? does it reach a certain level of in tolerance when bullying or harassment reaches a certain level, when will upper management or when would it get involved even if as you say,
richard, it is part of the game that people are to be toughened up, whether it is race or not that's used, which is a whole another argument. >> emotional distress is a complex issue. very complex. i don't know what his problem is. >> i don't think it is complex at all. >> it is very complex. i think dr. drew would have a field day on this case. he walked out. >> the big difference is that, for example, you have the rookies having to underwrite a trip to vegas for $30,000 and pick up laundry and things like that. but this is poison. it is toxic. there's no way that management is going to tell a player we need to toughen a guy up, start using racial epithets. it doesn't work. there's no justification for it. that's when the nfl will find what the miami dolphins did was the right thing in getting rid of incognito. >> i still have tons more questions. we will have to have you come back because we know this case is the tip of the iceberg. it is going to make -- there are
going to be several kind of revelations about it as it proceeds forward. >> both of them may never play again. both may not play again. >> i agree with that. the only thing we agreed on during this. >> i'm sorry i agree on that. >> richard, thanks for being here. avery, always good to see you, thanks, gentlemen. you can always catch our incredible, brilliant minds of richard and avery every weekend in the noon eastern hour. we can't get enough of them. i know you can't either. thanks so much, gentlemen. and thanks so much, richard for stopping by. appreciate it. cg/úññ
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prostitutes, free travel, even lady gaga tickets. cnn's kyung lah has more. >> reporter: it is a scandal rocking the u.s. navy. three officers charged with accepting bribes like prostitutes and concert tickets, in exchange for giving up classified information. >> the u.s. attorney is implicating you in a bribery scandal. >> reporter: dressed in civilian clothes for court. >> i'm sorry, i can't comment. >> reporter: the commander had nothing to say about his role in a suspected multi million dollar scheme. they say he received thousands in gifts. in tokyo, tickets to see lion king. in thailand, more tickets, this time to lady gaga. then there were prostitutes and free hotel rooms. why? this man, malaysian business man, known as tipping the scales
more than 400 pounds. the defense contractor that ports naval ships. prosecutors say fat leonard and he became friends in e-mails, calling each other big bro and little bro. after receiving gifts, a fat leonard associate declared we got him. prosecutors say the two men moved u.s. navy ships around asia like chess pieces, using classified information. ending up at ports where francis' firm would overbill the u.s. >> i think it would be fair to say they were seduced by mr. francis. >> reporter: retired navy captain kevin ire understands it like no others. served 30 years, was commanding officer of a ship in asia that frequented some of the same ports where fat leonard operated. he even attended parties with the lavish business man. >> reporter: having looked this man in the eye, can you see how that seduction could happen? >> i do.
he's very charming, he's very social, whereas i might go, i might be at this party and have a budweiser, no, leonard is drinking dom perfect in i don't know. >> only the finest. the big man loved the big life, fast cars and women and travel. he seemed eager to share with his military friends. in court he appeared next to his co-conspirator, trading in a tuxedo for a jail jumpsuit and shackles. >> you can see how if you fell into the mode of socializing with him, it might be possible to get swept up by that, and that's why, you know, so many military officers are a little wary of him. >> reporter: court documents reference the wolf pack. it is not clear how many others it could implicate, how big this could get as far as other defendants, as far as the three charged so far, they've all pled not guilty. fredricka? >> thank you so much, kyung lah,
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what michelle endured during her decade long kidnapping. she and two others survived the horrors at the hands of ariel castro. they were chained prisoners. she's telling the story now to dr. phil and it is helping her cope. >> reporter: the interview so powerful it is uncomfortable. michelle knight's words don't just tell us, they take us in the torture rooms of a cleveland home. >> i hated him. >> reporter: she's the first victim to talk in detail in the aftermath of a multiple kidnapping case that has horrified and spelled on a nation. speaking to tv psychologist, dr. phil. >> he already had it set up to where he could tie me to the i think like a clothesline. >> reporter: she was kidnapped by ariel castro in august of 2002 and wouldn't go free for 11 years. >> he ties me up to a pole with chains wrapped around it. the chains were so big. and he wraps it around my neck.
he sits me down on the floor and he says this is where you're going to stay until i can trust you. now if i do it too tight and you don't make it, that means you wasn't meant to stay here. that means god wants to take you. >> reporter: she was chained, starved, left naked in a frigid, dark basement for days. then came the sexual abuse. when she eventually became pregnant, knight described how castro beat her into a miscarriage. >> i was standing up and he punched me with a barbell. he took the round part and went like this. and he made it go up so it could hit the lower area of my stomach. i fell to the floor. >> reporter: knight says castro would show leniency, once giving her a puppy. a comfort that ended when the dog snapped at him and he killed
it before her very eyes. >> picked him up, turned his neck. all i heard was a yelp and he was gone. >> reporter: the torture went on and on. then one day knight says she realized she was no longer alone, meaning the girl who had gone missing, who she recognized from the news, amanda berry. >> sometimes she would cry. and i would tell her everything would be okay. and that one day we'll get home, we just have to, you know, wait it out. >> it was just the beginning. martin savidge, cnn, atlanta. >> michelle knight's first time on camera after her kidnapping ordeal left some with the wrong impression about her. dr. phil cleared up some misconceptions with anderson cooper on ac 360. >> anderson, i was very surprised because i was concerned that she was going to have a difficult time because
like so many others, i was able to see her do her statement in the courtroom and then a statement that was on youtube and those really do not tell you who she is. everyone had said in the media she was intellectually disabled, and i wasn't at all sure what her ability to talk about it was going to be. when i sat down with her, i found that she was intelligent, she was articulate, that she just really was forthcoming and candid about the things she had to say. this is a very well spoken young woman. >> we also in your interview learn more about just how demented this guy ariel castro was. i want to play a part where she talks about him throwing money at her. >> what did you say to him. >> i said please don't do this to me. and he said he can't take me back. and then he threw money at me. >> what was the significance of him throwing money at you? >> he was obsessed with
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the world's number one golfer tiger woods competing in the turkish airlines open. earlier he shot 4 under 68 which remained him to stay in the hunt at 15 under for the tournament. but dropped him six behind the leader. woods is a 14 time major winner, but he recently has fallen short in some of the big tournaments. rachel nichols caught up with him, got his reaction to that. >> so you've had these great wins all over the world and yet when there are those big moments on the weekends of the biggest tournaments, you haven't been able to pull through. what's that juxtaposition like for you. >> it is frustrating. i had a chance in two of the major championships, so i've been there with championships to win on the weekend, i just haven't done it yet. >> as that stretch gets longer and longer without a major, what's that like when it builds, what's that pressure like as it builds and builds? >> i look at it the fact it takes a career, you know, for
jack, it took him 'til he was 46. it takes a long time to win a lot of major championships and you're going to have your years where you play really well, may clip two or three out of there, then you're going to have years you just don't win anything, but you're there. just don't happen to win. and quite frankly over the last, since '08, i have been there with a chance to win about half of them, just haven't seemed to have won one. >> rachel nichols, thanks so much. tiger woods there. catch rachel on her show unguarded with rachel nichols friday's, 10:30 eastern only here on cnn. each week we're shining a spotlight on the top ten cnn heroes of 2013. you can vote for the one that most inspires you at cnnheroes.com. this week's honoring, a surgeon that devotes his personal time to bringing medical care to the
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unanswered. her family came to do what no parents should ever have to do, say a final good-bye to their young daughter. their faith now in the prosecutor and police. >> we believe that kym worthy will do the right thing, pr prosecute to the fullest extent and that deer important heights police will cooperate and give all the information that's needed. >> reporter: at the house she was shot in a lower class neighborhood, police are still searching for clues. no one charged yet. neighbors say the man who lives here is white, in his 50s, quiet, law abidinabiding, lives. why she was here is unclear. she crashed her car into a parked vehicle some distance away, then as much as two hours later comes here. according to her family, asking
for help. that's when things go horribly wrong. a shot is fired. >> just watching from the window, didn't see nothing out of the ordinary. three, four minutes later, about 10:07, police cars. >> reporter: the 19-year-old high school graduate according to the alleged gunman's attorney was accidentally shot in the face as he feared she was trying to break in. proving hard for her family to comprehend. >> was it an accident at the gun, was it aimed at her face, is that an accident? >> this happened in dearborn heights. >> reporter: anger, frustration, fueling small protests from people that feel she was shot because she was black. police and the family's attorney say there's not enough yet to reach that conclusion. >> you have a suspect, he admitted that he has done this thing, but the police arrested him and the police let him go,
and that's kind of a hard pill to swallow, because in the climate we live in today. >> reporter: at the chapel where friends joined family to say their good-byes, there is little solace that justice miss wait. all here mourning a life barely lived, in death leaving a legacy of questions. nic robertson, cnn, dearborn heights, michigan. much more ahead in the newsroom, which begins right now. hello again, i'm fredricka whitfield. here are the top stories we're following in the cnn newsroom. a super typhoon wipes out entire towns in the philippines. we will have a report from