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SAN FRANCISCO---A bicyclist has
pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter
after running down a 71-year-old pedes-
trian in a San Francisco crosswalk, pros-
ecutors said yesterday. It could be the
first such conviction in the US, the city s
district attorney said.
Under the unusual plea deal last week,
Chris Bucchere, 37, would not serve any
jail time and instead would be sentenced
to three years of probation and 1,000
hours of community service in the death
of Sutchi Hui in March 2012, San Fran-
cisco District Attorney George Gascon
Gascon believes it could be the first
vehicular manslaughter conviction in
the nation involving a bicyclist.
"We hope this case continues to serve
as a reminder that blatant disregard of
the traffic laws can have dire conse-
quences," Gascón said in a statement.
Prosecutors said Bucchere was riding
recklessly and had run several red lights
that morning when he struck Hui as he
and his wife crossed a street. Hui died
four days later of injuries. His wife was
not hurt. (AP)
Bicyclist pleads guilty to manslaughter
There s the royal baby! Kate Middleton
and Prince William introduced the world to
England s future king when they exited St
Mary s Hospital yesterday evening carrying
their newborn son.
As the crowd broke out into cheers, people
suddenly spilled out of the doorway, and sec-
onds later, the couple exited the building.
Middleton wore a Jenny Packham light blue
dress with white polka dots (similar to the
green one Princess Di wore the day she left
the hospital with newborn William) and nude
high heels and William was dressed in blue.
Middleton carried the baby who was wrapped
in a white blanket and passed the baby to
William before the couple posed for photog-
raphers and answered questions.
"He s got a good pair of lungs on him," said
William. "He s a
big boy, he s quite
heavy. We re still
working on a
name so we ll have
that as soon as we
"It s very emo-
tional and it s such a special time. I think any
parent probably knows what this feeling is
like," said Middleton.
"I ll remind him of his tardiness when he s
a bit older," said William. "Hopefully, the hos-
pital and you guys can all get back to normal
now. And we can look after him. He s got her
Middleton said, "No, no, no."
When a reporter asked if the royal baby
has hair, William replied, "He s got way more
than me. Thank god."
Earlier that day, the royal couple released
an official statement through Kensington
"We would like to thank the staff at the
Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the
tremendous care the three of us have received.
We know it has been a very busy period for
the hospital and we would like to thank every-
one---staff, patients and visitors---for their
understanding during this time."
A Kensington Palace spokesman added:
"Mother, son and father are all doing well
Yesterday, the newborn s other grandparents,
ton, paid a visit to
St Mary s Hospi-
tal. And Prince
Duchess of Cornwall arrived as well, waving
to the crowd before entering the hospital. As
photographers captured Kate s beaming parents
on the steps of the Lindo Wing, they were
greeted by lead clinician Jonathan Ramsey,
before being introduced to the young prince.
"We could not be happier," Prince William
said Monday through his spokesman. Unlike
previous royals, William was at his wife s side
as she gave birth and spent Monday night in
On Monday, palace officials confirmed that
Kate Middleton gave birth at St Mary s Hospital
to a boy weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces at 4.24
pm. The newborn, officially called the Prince
of Cambridge, is the first royal to use the title
in 100 years.
The royal family rejoiced. "The Queen, The
Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The
Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and mem-
bers of both families have been informed and
are delighted with the news," according to an
e-mail sent to the press.
Also expressing his joy was Prince Charles
who released a statement through Clarence
House, saying he is "enormously proud and
happy to be a grandfather for the first time."
William and Kate
show off royal baby
The Prince of Cambridge made his
appearance at St Mary's Hospital exclusive
Lindo Wing in London where his mother
Britain's Kate Duchess of Cambridge gave
birth on Monday.
The newborn, officially called the
Prince of Cambridge, is the first
royal to use the title in 100 years.
Britain's Prince William carries his new born son, the Prince of Cambridge, who was born on
Monday, into public view for the first time outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in
London, yesterday. The boy will be third in line to the British throne. AP PHOTO
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