Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Hotel agrees to pay victims of Vegas shooting

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/03/19, 01:43 pm

Families of the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in the United States could collectively receive $800 million under a settlement agreement with MGM Grand Resorts, attorneys announced Thursday. MGM owns the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds on Oct. 1, 2017.

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Court, family show mercy to Amber Guyger

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/03/19, 11:14 am

In court Wednesday, former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger got a 10-year prison sentence and a warm embrace from the brother of the man she killed. Guyger shot Botham Jean in September 2018 after mistaking his apartment for her own and thinking he was an intruder. Eighteen-year-old Brandt Jean said he forgave Guyger for shooting his brother.

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Dallas officer convicted of neighbor’s murder

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/01/19, 12:25 pm

A jury found a former Dallas police officer guilty of murder on Tuesday for shooting her unarmed neighbor in his apartment. Botham Jean died on Sept. 6, 2018, when Officer Amber Guyger mistakenly entered his home after finishing a long shift. She found the door ajar and suspected an intruder was in her apartment, but she had parked on the wrong level and walked into the apartment one floor above hers.

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