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Biden Opens Campaign Headquarters in Philadelphia; Missouri Passes Joins the Pro-Life Movement with Stiffer Legislation; Severe Weather Threats Continue; Ball State University Party Leaves Several Wounded; Mnuchin Denies Request for IRS Returns and Defies Subpoena; Immigrant Mother's Last Wish is to See Her Son; Tensions Arise Within DHS; Pregnant Woman is Lured in for Free Baby Supplies and Murdered; Father Pleads Guilty to Bribery to Obtain College Admission for his Son; Tiger Woods Guilty?; Cafeteria Worker Fired for Good Deed. Aired 6-7a ET
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JOE BIDEN, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. AND 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: If I'm going to be able to beat Donald Trump in 2020, it's going to happen here.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Campaign headquarters and kick off rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
BIDEN: The best way to change it and I'm not joking, is to get Donald Trump out of that office.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The Missouri House of Representatives passed the bill 110-44 but here they specifically outlawed abortions after eight weeks.
BRIAN WESTBROOK, DIRECTOR, COALITION FOR LIFE, ST. LOUIS: I would support the legislation as it's written in Missouri. Any incremental improvements in pro-life legislation is always going to help save more lives.
LEANA WEN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Our partners will be suing to prevent this unconstitutional illegal law from going into effect and we need our patients to know that our doors are open.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Tornadoes have been spotted in several states.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: This is called a rope tornado. You can see that defined by its narrow band of cloud cover. It's quite a dramatic sight.
ANNOUNCER: this is "New Day" weekend with Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul. VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN HOST: Good Saturday morning to you. A pregnant
woman in Chicago, about to give birth is lured to a home, strangled to death and the baby cut from her body.
EDDIE JOHNSON, SUPERINTENDENT OF CHICAGO POLICE: I really cannot express how disgusting and thoroughly disturbing these allegations are.
CHRISTI PAUL, CNN HOST: Also, this woman battling an aggressive brain tumor has one wish. She just wants to see her son one last time but the current immigration policies are what's stopping her.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What was it like for you to learn you weren't going to see your son in person?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: [ speaking foreign language].
BLACKWELL: And dozens of tornadoes ripped through parts of Texas and Oklahoma and the severe weather today is expected to be even worse. Meteorologist Allison Chinchar is following that.
ALLISON CHINCHAR, CNN METEOROLOGIST: There's already a tornado watch in effect for portions of Texas and Oklahoma. We'll detail where the system is going to expand throughout the day.
PAUL: Allison, thank you. We want to start in Missouri though, the latest state to pass a strict anti-abortion bill following Alabama, Georgia; other states have enacted similar legislation this year. There's been a sudden flurry of republican states to enact anti- abortion laws setting up a showdown over the fate of Roe versus Wade.
BLACKWELL: The Missouri bill is now headed to Governor Mike Parson's desk, who plans to sign it into law.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you believe Roe versus Wade should be overturned?
MIKE PARSON, GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI: Yes, I do. I believe (inaudible) and I think there will be a day come we may see that.
BLACKWELL: So the Missouri bill bans abortion after eight weeks. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies but not for pregnancies that are resulting from rape or incest. Let's go to CNN's Natasha Chen for details. NATASHA CHEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The Missouri House of
Representatives passed this bill 110-44 after about two hours of debate on Friday. Like some other states, they looked at the moment a fetal heart beat can be detected. But here they specifically outlawed abortions after eight weeks. Now in case a judge strikes that down, they also have provisions for a ban after 14 weeks, then 18 weeks then 20 weeks, all dependent on the outcome of any legal challenges. There is also a trigger here to completely outlaw abortion should Row versus Wade be overturned. There's also no exception here for rape or incest and that caused a lot of emotional debate today including a moment where protesters were asked to leave the gallery. Here are some tense moments from the debate. (BEGIN VIDEO)
CRYSTAL QUADE (D) MISSOURI STATE REPRESENTATIVE: When you each see me in this hallway, remember what you are doing to little girls who were like me. Because that abuse is me and you simply don't care. And to the women of this state and the women up here, I'm sorry. I'm sorry there aren't enough of us in this chamber to stop this. I'm sorry you are viewed as second class citizens. Now it's up to you to change this.
MARY ELIZABETH COLEMAN (R) MISSOURI STATE REPRESENTATIVE: Abortion is the ultimate in might makes right. It is saying that if I don't have the ability to kill my child that I, as a woman, cannot obtain whatever dreams and beliefs I may have. It's saying that my economic opportunities will be limited if I do not pay that price with the blood of my child. Our freedom cannot bought with the blood of our children.
CHEN: The bill does not criminalize going across state lines to seek an abortion but it does require that anyone in Missouri referring someone to an out-of-state abortion provide educational materials, including information about the possibility that an abortion could cause pain to a fetus. The House also passed an emergency clause which means as soon as the Governor signs this in about a week's time, it will immediately go into effect. Natasha Chen, CNN, Jefferson City, Missouri.
PAUL: Now the debates on the abortion issue, you know they're heated, they're personal, they're sensitive to everybody here and we want to bring you both sides. I spoke with Brian Westbrook first of all who is the director of the Coalition for Life in St. Louis and supports the abortion ban in Missouri.
Here is what he said when I asked him about the case of a 12-year-old girl who was raped and how she feels about the thought of being denied the opportunity to abort the baby.
BRIAN WESTBROOK, DIRECTOR, COALITION FOR LIFE, ST. LOUIS: Well, again, we are talking about a little innocent child who is inside the womb of this woman.
PAUL: But a 12-year-old is also an innocent child.
WESTBROOK: I agree. A 12-year-old is also a very innocent child, absolutely I agree with you.
PAUL: I just want to be very clear about this, do you support the bill the way it is in Alabama?
WESTBROOK: So, I have not read the bill in Alabama. We are talking about the legislation that is in Missouri.
PAUL: In Missouri -- it's the same. Rape and incest would not be...
WESTBROOK: Correct. Correct.
PAUL: ... would not be -- yes. You would not be able to get an abortion in those cases.
WESTBROOK: Correct. Correct. So, I would support the legislation as it's written in Missouri.
PAUL: I spoke with Leana Wen. She's the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood. She says taking away a woman's rights for abortion will have a deadly outcome for women.
LEANA WEN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Banning abortion will not stop abortions. It will stop safe, legal abortions. We know what happened before Roe v. Wade. Thousands of women died every year because they didn't have access to safe, legal abortions and we just cannot go back to that time. For us in Planned Parenthood, this is the fight for our patient's lives and it's the fight of our lives.
Women in this country are paying attention. We are outraged. We know who is standing up for us and our healthcare and who wants to take away our rights. We know keeping people unhealthy is a tool of oppression and stigmatizing women's healthcare is a tool of misogyny. We will be holding all of these women's health politicians accountable.
PAUL: Mr. Westbrook and Dr. Wen have so much more to say about this. We'll hear more from them in the coming hour.
BLACKWELL: Well you know there's been strong reaction to these bills, also in Hollywood. Some people are comparing the Alabama abortion bill to the Handmade's Tale.
PAUL: Jacqueline Howard, writer for CNN Health and Wellness is with us now. Talk to us about what they are saying.
JACQUELINE HOWARD, WRITER CNN HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Yes, so many celebrities actually are turning to Twitter, turning to Instagram to share their own personal abortion stories. Just this week, we saw actresses Mila Jovovich, Jameela Jamil, Minka Kelly, just to name a few shared their own personal experiences having abortion procedures and the idea behind this is that they are trying to shed light on how abortion might more common than some people think. And really taking off this morning and we are expecting to see it more through the weekend is actress and talk show host Busy Phillips launched a hashtag called, #youknowme and women across the country are using that hashtag to share their own personal abortion stories. It's interesting to see these personal stories now enter this ongoing debate and conversation.
BLACKWELL: So these -- these actresses are trying to tell people with this hashtag, #youknowme, the numbers, what are they in the U.S.?
HOWARD: So the CDC does have surveillance data on abortion procedures across the U.S. The most recently available data is from the year 2015. So, that year, according to the CDC, there were more than 600,000 legal abortion procedures performed across 49 states and area in the U.S. Anecdotally, this week, Planned Parenthood said its southeast regional office, which covers Alabama and Georgia has received an influx of phone calls from hundreds of women relating to abortion bans that we're seeing emerge this week. So anecdotally, it looks like hundreds of women are raising alarm and concern and questions.
PAUL: Yes, in fact Dr. Wen addressed that as well. We're going to talk to her about that again. That's all in the next hour. Jacqueline Howard, we appreciate it. Thank you.
HOWARD: Thank you.
BLACKWELL: And of course, we want to hear your thoughts on this fight over the anti-abortion legislation across the country. Tweet us, my handle, @victor blackwell.
PAUL: And I'm at Christi_paul. You can use the hashtag, #newday. And we're going to share your thoughts throughout the weekend as well but it matters to us what you think so please do chime in.
Listen, we want to talk to you as well about this region known as Tornado Alley because it is living up to its name today and in the days to come. This tornado in northern Oklahoma is just one of the more than 30 reported tornadoes that ripped across the central U.S. yesterday. There's more severe weather expected today.
BLACKWELL: Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City, could see powerful thunderstorms, damaging wind, even baseball-sized hail and other cities are in this scope, too.
Let's go now to CNN Meteorologist Allison Chinchar. Millions of people could be in the path of these storms?
CHINCHAR: Yes, and this all started yesterday. The system really began to develop and take shape yesterday and begin producing a lot of severe weather. Take a look. You have over 100 severe storm reports from yesterday. So far, 31 of those were reported tornadoes out of this system, mainly in Nebraska and Kansas.
We do have a tornado watch already in effect for parts of Texas as well as Oklahoma. You can see a lot of those strong storms really beginning to fire up. This is the morning hours. You don't necessarily think of this as the time for severe weather but that's to give you the impact of how strong this system is. It will continue to develop and continue to push off to the east as we go throughout the afternoon and even into the evening hours.
But then it begins to impact even more states, places like Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri and further north as well. Here is a look at the next several days because this is not just going to be a one-day event. Today the main focus stretches from Texas all the way up to Minnesota. Tomorrow it becomes more of a concern for the Great Lakes region. And then by Monday, a separate system triggers new storm threats for portions of southern Texas and Oklahoma and that's where we have the threat today.
The main threats, however, will be tornadoes, damaging winds and even very large hail. Here is why this is important because we talk about the impacts to your daily life when it comes to hail sizes. Okay? In terms of hail, if you can get it up to say about one inch which is the size of a quarter, this will guarantee you a severe thunderstorm warning for the area. If it gets a little bit bigger, say maybe up around the size of golf balls, this is going to cause pretty big dents in an asphalt shingled roof. Because of that you could have leaks or compromise the understructure meaning you're likely going to get a new roof.
If that hail gets even bigger, say up to the size of baseballs, Victor and Christi, this is not only going to dent your car, it's going to take out your windshield, your moon roof, all of that and again people may say, "Oh but that hardly ever happens." We had numerous reports of it yesterday and expect more today.
PAUL: All right, Allison, thank you for the heads up. Everybody take cover.
BLACKWELL: All right, breaking news. This is coming to us from Indiana where there's been a shooting at a house party near Ball State University.
PAUL: Muncie, Indiana, police say seven people were shot in this home. This is about three minutes from the university's campus. We know at least three of the victims do have life-threatening injuries. According to CNN affiliate, WXIN, there is a suspect in custody and shortly after the shooting, Ball State sent out a message saying there was no threat to the campus. We are going watch it this morning. This is a developing situation; we'll bring the latest as we get it.
BLACKWELL: So this is a big day for former Vice President Joe Biden. He's planning a major rally today in the city where he will open his campaign headquarters, Philadelphia.
PAUL: And, where thousands of immigrants were separated from the border, we have some new numbers from federal public health experts that suggest that is exactly what's happening.
BLACKWELL: And a school cafeteria worker fired for letting a student pay late has been offered her job back. Will she take it?
PAUL: Well Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is defying the House subpoena for the president's tax returns now.
BLACKWELL: He says the request lacks a legitimate legislative purpose and he is not authorized to release them. While the denial is not a surprise, it does appear out of step with the law as the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee points out, the statute says Congress can request the documents and leaves little room for discretion on whether the IRS can comply. The next step is likely a court battle.
PAUL: Oh, today, Joe Biden christening his kick off with a major rally at the home of his new campaign headquarters, yes, it's Philadelphia.
BLACKWELL: So this the final leg of his kickoff. It comes as he gains even more share of the polling here. CNN's Arlette Saenz has more.
ARELETTE SAENZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: With the first three weeks of his 2020 run behind him, Joe Biden turning to a new phase in his campaign.
BIDEN: I'll be president for all America, not just the base.
SAENZ: First a campaign headquarters and kick off rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a state democrats lost to Donald Trump in 2016, and one where Biden sees an opening. A recent poll found Biden beating Trump in a head-to-head match up there by 11 points.
BIDEN: If I'm going to be able to beat Donald Trump in 2020, it's going to happen here.
SAENZ: In the early weeks of his campaign, Biden enjoying his stronger than expected front-runner status, topping national polls, lining up endorsements in key early states and raking in more money in the first 24 hours than any of his democratic rivals.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Nice to see you again.
BIDEN: Good to see you again.
SAENZ: He's taken his brand of politics to six states across the country from an ice cream shop in Iowa to fielding voter's questions in a New Hampshire backyard.
BIDEN: Folks, we can change this again and the best way to change it and I'm not joking, is to get Donald Trump out of that office.
SAENZ: Biden framing his campaign as a showdown with President Trump, a move that strummed(ph) the president's ire.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How do you beat Joe Biden?
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I think we beat him easily.
SAENZ: The former vice president also facing friendly fire from his democratic opponents.
SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I disagree with him. That crime bill, that 1994 crime bill, it -- it did contribute to mass incarceration in our country.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: No, I don't think that Joe is the most progressive candidate in this race.
SAENZ: Biden largely aiming to stay above the fray.
BIDEN: I will not speak ill of any of the democratic candidates. I will not do it.
SAENZ: In his speech, Biden will present his vision for unifying the country and that speech taking place here in Eakins Oval, right near those famous "Rocky" steps. Arlette Saenz, CNN, Philadelphia. BLACKWELL: Well democratic candidates are spread out across the
country today. At least ten of them and that's less than half, are campaigning in half a dozen states.
PAUL: Yes, Bernie Sanders is wrapping up a tour of the south in South Carolina and Georgia. Elizabeth Warren is in New Hampshire.
Pete Buttigieg is in Iowa. We are going to bring coverage of these weekend stops right here on CNN as the 2020 race is obviously getting into high gear now.
BLACKWELL: A mother's dying wish is to see her son one more time. But the Trump Administration's immigration policy is stalling her dream. We'll have the story next.
PAUL: And Chicago police say a suspect lured a pregnant teen to her home, offering the girl free baby items. Coming up, what we are learning today about that murder plot.
BLACKWELL: This morning, we are learning more than 1,700 additional cases of possible family separation have been found, that's according to new numbers from federal public health experts. They say all of those cases have some preliminary indication of separation.
PAUL: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection have been handed all of those cases to review. This stems from an effort to track down parents and children who were split up at the border. This is all part of ACLU's lawsuit over family separations.
BLACKWELL: A mother who is fighting an aggressive brain tumor and has been told she could go blind or lose her life has a final wish. That is to see her son one more time.
PAUL: Well the Trump Administration's immigration policy, specifically that rollback of Obama-era programs is making that nearly impossible. Here's CNN's Rosa Flores.
ROSA FLORES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: All Margarita Cruz wants is to see her son one last time. But the Trump Administration's hard lined immigration policies have kept her from doing so. She lives in the D.C. area with her husband and three of her children. Her oldest is thousands of miles away.
MARGARITA CRUZ, IMMIGRANT MOTHER: (Speaking in foreign language)
FLORES: When she migrated to the U.S. from El Salvador 17 years ago, she left her son, Edwin, with her parents. Edwin was about to turn 2.
FLORES: How did you say good-bye?
CRUZ: (speaking foreign language)
FLORES: it pains her to say it, but she didn't say good-bye. The Cruzes obtained temporary legal status through a program called TPS, which allows them to be in the U.S. If they leave the country, re- entry is not guaranteed. Cruz talks to her son Edwin by video chat regularly but she feels her family is not complete. Many parents have paid a (inaudible) to smuggle their children into the United States. Did you ever think about doing that?
CRUZ: (speaking foreign language)
FLORES: While the Cruzes said they contemplated the idea, they were determined to bring Edwin to the U.S. the legal way. Starting in 2016, the Cruzes and thousands of families took advantage of an Obama-era immigration program that required them to file paperwork to submit to medical and other tests, pay fees and the child had to wait in his or her native country.
Within a year, the Cruzes received notice saying their son had been approved to travel to reunite with them.
CRUZ: (Speaking a foreign language)
FLORES: Her joy was short lived.
TRUMP: I Donald John Trump...
FLORES: (Voice over) Shortly after President Donald Trump took office, he shut down the program and parents say they were not notified.
FLORES: What was it like for you to learn you weren't going to see your son in person?
CRUZ: (speaking foreign language)
FLORES: Cruz's world came crashing down. Advocacy organizations like CASA filed the lawsuit on behalf of 2,700 families who like the Cruzes had children already approved to travel to the U.S. A judge ruled in their favor, saying the mass cancellation of the program was unlawful and ordered the government to continue processing the applications. The government settled with the migrant families and the reunification details are being ironed out.
GEORGE ESCOBAR, CASA: At the earliest date that the government has conceded to is late October of 2019.
FLORES: For Cruz who is battling an aggressive brain tumor...
CRUZ: (Speaking in a foreign language).
FLORES: ...and has been told she could go blind or worse, lose her life.
CRUZ: (Speaking foreign language).
FLORES: Her final wish seems ever so far away. Rosa Flores, CNN, Washington.
PAUL: Well there is a power struggle at the Department of Homeland Security right now. The "Washington Post" says acting Homeland Security Security Kevin McAleenan threatened to resign this week if he wasn't given more authority over his agency.
BLACKWELL: The "Post" says it all stems from White House Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller attempting to influence hiring at the department. CNN White House reporter Sarah Westwood is following the latest for us. Good morning. More from Stephen Miller?
SARAH WESTWOOD, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: That's right, Victor. Stephen Miller, the long-time Trump aide, one of the most powerful in the White House and one of the most hawkish when it comes to immigration. Now Miller is someone who has been staking out an even greater claim for himself at the Department of Homeland Security as he seeks to take greater control of the president's immigration agenda.
It was Miller was partly responsible for the shake up at DHS we saw earlier this year that saw Kristjen Neilson out of the top job and some more high-level departures. "The Washington Post" is reporting that Stephen Miller wanted Mark Morgan, that's someone who was in DHS during the Obama Administration and who was recently picked by Trump to come back. Miller wanted Morgan to go to Customs and Border Protection but Kevin McAllenan, he's the acting DHS head right now, he said he wanted Mark Morgan to go into the top job at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, as was the original plan.
McAllenan went to the White House, told acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney that he would quit if he wasn't given more control over the hiring process or at least consulted about who would be working under him at the department and it appears for now that McAllenan has won this particular struggle.
And just for some context, this all comes the same week as the White House is rolling out an immigration plan that many lawmakers are panning it's assumed to be dead on arrival because democrats and even some republicans are not lining up behind it. It would replace the family-based migration system that we have now with something that's focused on a points-based system, more merit based bringing in skilled workers, more highly-educated immigrants. That's likely to be controversial on Capitol Hill though, Victor and Christi.
BLACKWOOD: All right, Sarah Westwood for us at the White House. Sarah, thank you.
PAUL: Thanks Sarah.
Disgusting. Thoroughly disturbing. That's how police in Chicago are describing the murder of a pregnant woman. Coming up, how police say the suspect lured that victim into her home and what they're doing now.
BLACKWELL: And an update on the people heard after a fighter jet crashed into a California White House -- warehouse, rather.
BLACKWELL: We're learning of new gruesome details about the murder of a missing pregnant teen in Chicago. Police say a woman who strangled the victim and cut her baby out of her had planned the killing weeks in advance. CNN's Jean Casarez reports.
JEAN CASAREZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Chicago police say these two women are responsible for the murder of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, forcibly removing her baby from her womb.
EDDIE JOHNSON, SUPERINTENDENT OF CHICAGO POLICE: I really cannot express how disgusting and thoroughly disturbing these allegations are.
CASAREZ: Forty-six-year-old Clarissa Figueroa and her daughter Desiree are charged in the strangling death of Ochoa-Lopez.
The elder's Figueroa's boyfriend has also been charged with concealment of the crime. Ochoa-Lopez was nine months pregnant when she disappeared last month, her body was found May 14th on the suspect's property.
JOHNSON: It was there, the detectives finally located the remains of a female in a trashcan that were later verified to be 19-year-old mother-to-be, Marlen Ochoa.
CASAREZ: Clarissa Figueroa responded to the 19-year-old's social media post for baby items and allegedly lured her to her home with an offer of baby clothes and other items. The two met on April 23rd, hours later, a 911 call from the home, not from the mother-to-be, but from the now defendant, Figueroa.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER: The caller gave birth ten minutes ago, 46 years of age, the baby isn't breathing.
(END VIDEO) CASAREZ: The next day, Ochoa-Lopez's husband reported Marlen missing
but it wasn't until May 7th when the case took a turn after a friend of the victim told detectives about Ochoa-Lopez's Facebook chat site where authorities found exchanges with Figueroa. This led officials to Figueroa's home where they spoke to her daughter.
BRENDAN DEENIHAN, CHICAGO POLICE DETECTIVE: And they talked to Desiree for a while. They are able to kind of solicit from Desiree, well where is your mom at. They continue to talk to her and talk to her and Desiree says well my mom also did just deliver a baby.
CASAREZ: Police interviewed Figueroa at the hospital where she claimed the baby was hers and admitted to knowing the victim saying she gave her baby clothes in the past but denied seeing her on the 23rd. She was arrested after DNA evidence showed she was not the mother of the child.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (Speaking in a foreign language).
CASAREZ: Ochoa-Lopez's family says they want justice for their only daughter. All three defendants were denied bond. Jean Casarez, CNN, New York.
PAUL: Well a suspected serial killer is charged now in the deaths of 12 elderly women in two counties. This is happening in Texas.
BLACKWELL: Investigators are saying Billy Chemirmir who worked as a health care or maintenance worker targeted women in their 80s and 90s across north Texas. According to investigators he is a Kenyan citizen living in the U.S. illegally.
The mother of a missing 4-year-old girl, Maleah Davis, is talking about the search for answers in her daughter's disappearance and she still hopes her daughter is alive.
BRITTANY BOWENS, MOTHER OF MALEAH DAVIS: Where is she? How did she feel before? What was she thinking about? Will I ever find out what happened, like what really happened to her?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you think Maleah is still alive?
BOWENS: As a mother, I want to hope that she is.
PAUL: Earlier this week, authorities were searching an area that Darian Vence, the suspect in her disappearance, allegedly described as a good place to hide a body. Vence told police, three Hispanic men knocked him unconscious and abducted Maleah. Within days police said his story just didn't add up. Court documents point to a, quote, "substantial likelihood" that Vence will be charged with murder.
BLACKWELL: Coming up, a father pleads guilty to bribery in a college admission's scandal. Now his son is suing the school that intends to expel him. Why and does this son have a case?
PAUL: Also, from Master champ to missed the cut. What went wrong for Tiger Woods at the golf's second major. A look at who is in the lead entering play this weekend.
BLACKWELL: All right, so don't go looking for Tiger Woods on the course this weekend. He's not there. Tiger missed the cut at golf's second major of the year, the PGA Championship in New York just a month after he took home his fifth Master's title when shooting five over par through the first two rounds at one of the hardest courses in the country. Health might have played a part in struggles. He admitted after his round Thursday that he wasn't 100 percent. The leader entering the weekend, last year's winner, American Brooks Koepka. Koepka made golf history shooting 12 under par, the lowest score, ever for two rounds in a major. Our Andy Scholes will be live from the course with more coverage. That's at 8 Eastern so be with us for that.
PAUL: And there is a legal battle brewing for Tiger Woods. The parents of a drunk driver who crashed his car and died last year filed a lawsuit against Woods and his girlfriend over their son's death. Here is the story. The driver was a bartender at Woods' restaurant in Jupiter, Florida. His name is Nicholas Immesberger. He's 24 years old. Woods' girlfriend is the manager at that restaurant and his parents say he died as a result of this staff serving him too much alcohol. And then since we're talking about legal issues here, the college admission scandal.
An undergraduate student whose father pleaded guilty to paying $400,000 in the bribery scheme is now suing Georgetown University to stop disciplinary action against him. Let's bring in criminal defense attorney Janet Johnson first of all. I want to start with Tiger Woods because as I understand it, there is a blood alcohol level of .256for Immesberger and he had THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that was well above state reporting limits when his blood was drawn. Does that presence of THC change anything? Does it mitigate or absolve anything for Tiger Woods?
JANET JOHNSON, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Christi, you would think it would. In most lawsuits you would say well, he contributed to this accident. In Florida and under this law it actually maybe helps the case that Woods is at fault. If Tiger knew or his girlfriend knew or the restaurant knew that Immesberger was a habitual drunkard or he was an addict. These are words that they use in the lawsuit. If they knew he had the problems but they kept serving him, then they may be on the hook. But in Florida, it's a very hard case to make for the plaintiff.
PAUL: OK, so let's listen to the family attorney, Spencer Kuvin, make part of his - plead part of his case here.
SPENCER KUVIN, ATTORNEY FOR INCHOLAS IMMESBERGER FAMILY: This is a tragedy because someone who had a problem was not taken care of and, instead, the Woods, Tiger and Erica, chose to fuel that addiction. They fueled his addiction with more alcohol instead of help.
PAUL: So Janet, how would they prove that somebody at the restaurant -- what would they need to prove somebody at the restaurant knew he was an addict?
JOHNSON: Right, because in most states, it's enough to say he was visibly impaired and you kept serving him. In Florida, you actually have to prove that the person is a habitual addict and that you served him in spite of that. Well, just going to AA, which is what the lawsuit says, just having an alcohol problem isn't enough.
It has to be that he can't control himself around alcohol. So if he's a bartender, which he was at the restaurant and he didn't drink while he was serving people, if he was able to not consume alcohol every day, all day, it's going to be hard to prove it. The lawsuit has a lot of here say. They say, Tiger knew. Tiger talked to him about it. I don't think that's enough Christi and here in Florida, you really have to see that person shaking or have to be visible signs of his addiction.
PAUL: So the interesting thing is, Mr. Kuven said something else about addiction and I want to know if it's fair game to you. Let's listen.
KUVIN: Just like he ignored his own problem for years, he and his girlfriend chose to ignore this problem that their own employee had and as a result, this tragedy ensued.
PAUL: Well he's saying that Tiger Woods had an addiction problem, he ignored that, why wouldn't he ignore this. Is that fair?
JOHNSON: You know I think it's not a great idea to name call and do that in a lawsuit because it looks like it's a personal vendetta and I think it's going to have a backlash effect. Because if you're Tiger Woods, you might say, well that's why I didn't recognize that he is an addict. It isn't his responsibility. He isn't the caretaker for Immesberger and a jury isn't going to want to say Tiger should have gotten him help. That's not what the lawsuit needs to allege. It has to allege that it was obvious that he had this problem.
PAUL: All right. I - I have to get to Georgetown but I want to ask you one more quick thing about this - the timing. The accident was in December; it's been six months. Tiger has won the Masters since then. Do you read anything into that?
JOHNSON: I actually think it hurts them because Tiger is now a hero again. I mean even though he didn't do very well this weekend, he just won an award at the White House. Tiger is riding this sort of wave of popularity again. I think it's going to hurt them.
PAUL: Okay, Georgetown University, the undergrad's dad, he pled guilty to paying $400,000 to get his kid into Georgetown, paid it to William Singer, which is the ring leader of this college admissions scandal. Now his son is suing Georgetown. What is his assertion?
JOHNSON: Yes, on the face of it, you say you guys bribed to get your way into Georgetown, how could you possibly sue the university? But it's actually a well taken lawsuit because he's saying I've been going to school here two years. He has over a 3.1 GPA. Even if he didn't get in on his merit, he is doing very well there. He said, you knew that the tennis coach was taking bribes for two years and now you want to kick me out and take my college credit. That violates your rules and it violates my rights.
PAUL: So the fact that he contends that he knew nothing about the bribe as well, does that play into this? He said, "Look, my dad did this but I didn't know anything about it."
JOHNSON: Yes, it totally does. And he basically said Georgetown, you knew your tennis coach was basically crooked; you fired him but have been taking my tuition money for two years and now you want to say that everything I have done doesn't count? I am an innocent victim of my dad's behavior and I think it's a good argument.
PAUL: All right. Janet Johnson, always appreciate your perspective. Thank you for being here.
PAUL: Absolutely. Victor.
BLACKWELL: So consider this. A school lunch worker was fired for letting a student pay for his lunch the day after he ate it. Now, the food contractor says she can have her job back. Does she want it? We'll find out.
PAUL: You know recently, two CNN heroes got together to help a young girl. Amanda Boxtel assists people who have mobility impairments. Ricardo Pun-Chong provides free housing and support for sick children and their families while they're receiving medical treatment. They got together to deliver the gift of mobility to a child at Ricardo's shelter in Peru. Look at this.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He sent me a little video of a little girl who is 8 years old named Dileska(ph). She has cerebral palsy. She's been in a stroller for her whole life. It's time, don't you think, for her to have a wheelchair to call her own? Look what we have for Deliska(ph). We have to think of everything because she is going to grow with this wheelchair.
RICARDO PN-CHONG, CNN "HEROES" PROGRAM: This chair is fantastic. She is going to be so happy. She is going to have a better life.
PAUL: Oh my goodness. They do so much good just singularly. But together, look at that. To see the whole story and then to nominate someone you think should be a CNN Hero, go to CNNheroes.com.
BLACKWELL: Thirteen people were hurt when a fighter jet crashed into a California warehouse on Thursday. Ten of them have now been treated and released from the hospital. Hospital officials say the remaining three are stable and doing well. The pilot also survived the crash. This F-16 was a NORAD alert jet. That means it was flying with missiles and other munitions when it went down and those have been safely removed.
PAUL: Well a part time school lunch worker, fired for giving a student a free meal, is being offered her job back now, with back pay.
She says she has no interest in returning. We are talking about Bonnie Kimball. She was fired for allowing a student to take his food free of charge, after promising he would pay the next day, which he did do. However, she was fired for not following rules.
BONNIE KIMBALL, FIRED CAFETERIA WORKER: In my book, students that don't have lunch money -- we said let it go because we didn't need attention until after the bids were in. Then, the district manager came in and another student didn't have lunch money and I got fired for it. So, I was pretty disappointed the first manager didn't step up for me.
PAUL: Kimball does have another job offer, by the way. Chef Jose Andres who helping feed furloughed federal workers and disaster survivors called Kimball hero and tweeted, "if he has job openings at his food group."
BLACKWEELL: So was she just supposed to let the kid go hungry that day instead of wait to the next day for the $2.25?
PAUL: Yes, it seems very...
BLACKWELL: Like that was the rule.
PAUL: ... common sense that wouldn't be what you would do, you would take care of a student.
BLACKWELL: I guess she just says I don't want the job back if that's the policy.
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