3 Things To Know Today

1 State Department Officials Added To Impeachment Testimony Schedule

As today’s impeachment hearing gets underway, it’s been confirmed that the State Department official who claims to have overheard President Trump discussing Ukraine investigations in a phone call will testify in public. David Holmes gave a deposition behind closed-doors last week, confirming testimony from the acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor. Taylor told lawmakers that Holmes had overheard President Trump asking Gordon Sondland about Ukraine investigating Joe Biden and his son. Holmes is set to testify alongside Fiona Hill on Thursday. Meanwhile, the President says via Twitter that he will "strongly consider" submitting written testimony in the House impeachment investigation. “Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax,” he writes. “I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Trump should testify during an appearance on CBS' Face the Nation. Trump touched on that, too – calling it "DEFACE THE NATION." He also said "Nervous Nancy Pelosi" is "petrified by her Radical Left knowing she will soon be gone." There’s been no comment from Pelosi

2 Officials In Fresno Update on Shooting at Backyard Football Party

The suspects in the shooting at a football watch party over the weekend in Fresno, California are still at large. Speaking with reporters, Police Chief Andy Hall confirms earlier reports that at least two suspects entered the backyard through an unlocked gate and immediately opened fire. Hall said this appears to be a targeted act of violence and there is little information about the suspects because it was dark and they fled on foot. It’s also been confirmed that three men were pronounced dead on scene, another died while in surgery and six more are recovering from their injuries. Hall said almost all the people in the backyard were Asian adult males. Officials are investigating if this is the result of Asian gang violence, as there is indication that some of the party attendees were involved in an incident last week. About 30 people were at the residence of the time of the shooting, with men mostly watching football outside and women and children were mostly inside.

3 Verdict Is In: CO Man Found Guilty In Fiancé’s Murder, Gets Life In Prison

Missing since last Thanksgiving, Kelsey Berreth – the young mother last seen food shopping with her baby daughter – finally has some justice. Her fiancée, Patrick Frazee has not only been convicted of her murder, but he’ll spend the rest of his life in prison.

While defense attorneys said there isn't enough evidence to convict Frazee suggesting he was never seen with a weapon or with blood on his clothes, the jury only spent three-hours deliberating before conferring their verdict: guilty on all counts: that includes first-degree felony murder and three counts of solicitation to commit murder. An hour after the verdict was read, Frazee was sentenced to life without parole plus 156 years – the maximum possible sentence. Someone who got to go home? Krystal Lee, Frazee’s former girlfriend, who cut a deal to avoid charges related to the murder. She’s admitted to cleaning up the bloody murder scene and destroying Berreth’s cell phone. Lee still faces charges of tampering with evidence.

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