Skype-recorded death is described by wife
DALLAS (AP) -- An Army nurse showed no alarm or discomfort before suddenly collapsing during a Skype video chat with his wife, who saw a bullet hole in a closet behind him, his family said Sunday.
Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark's family released a statement describing what Susan Orellana-Clark saw in the video feed recording her husband's death.
"Clark was suddenly knocked forward," the statement said. "The closet behind him had a bullet hole in it. The other individuals, including a member of the military who rushed to the home of [Capt.] Clark's wife, also saw the hole and agreed it was a bullet hole."
The statement says the Skype link remained open for two hours April 30 as family and friends in the United States and Afghanistan tried to get Clark help.
"After two hours and many frantic phone calls by Mrs. Clark, two military personnel arrived in the room and appeared to check his pulse, but provided no details about his condition to his wife," the statement said.
U.S. officials in Afghanistan referred questions to the Pentagon, which previously referred questions to the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, where Clark was assigned.
Clark, 43, grew up in Michigan and previously lived in Spencerport, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester, his wife's hometown. He joined the Army in 2006 and was stationed in Hawaii before he was assigned to the medical center in El Paso. He deployed to Afghanistan in March.
Clark's body was returned Thursday to Dover Air Force Base.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters, ages 3 and 9.
Last of 11 surrenders in band hazing death
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The last of 11 band members charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major has turned herself in to authorities.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says 20-year-old Lasherry Codner surrendered Sunday at the Orange County jail.
Jail records showed that Codner posted $15,000 bond and would be released.
Eleven Florida A&M band members face third-degree felony hazing charges from Robert Champion's death in November. Two others face misdemeanor counts.
Champion died aboard a charter bus outside an Orlando hotel. His death revealed a culture of hazing at the Tallahassee school and has jeopardized the future of its prestigious Marching 100 band.
A criminal investigation of the band's finances continues, as does a probe by the state university system into whether university officials ignored warnings about hazing.
Hospital performs surgery on gorilla
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- If things were a little bananas at the Nebraska Medical Center this weekend, it might be because of a special patient who needed jaw surgery.
A 27-year-old silverback gorilla named Motuba was brought in Saturday for a CT scan after a scuffle with another gorilla.
Doug Armstrong, director of animal health at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, says the zoo can't perform the scan.
Motuba is among four silverbacks that socialize together at the zoo. Armstrong says Motuba and one of the younger gorillas apparently got into a physical confrontation that left the older gorilla with a fractured jaw, which pushed three of his teeth outward.
Armstrong says that after surveying the extent of the Motuba's injuries, surgery was done to remove a piece of bone and the askew teeth.