Pastor Pleads Guilty To Killing His Wife
A Yonkers man pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2019 killing of his estranged wife in front of her grandchildren. The plea comes just over two years after Victor Mateo ran over his estranged wife with a car and then stabbed her to death with a machete, according to the District Attorney Darcel Clark. Mateo, a pastor in the Bronx, and his wife, Noelia Mateo, had been estranged for about a month when he “mercilessly killed her in front of her two young grandchildren and bystanders” on Oct. 3, 2019, Clark said. Mateo will be sentenced to 23 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision. Read more about the murder here.
New Hampshire Student Suspended For Saying There Are Only Two Genders
A New Hampshire high school student who was punished by his school for allegedly saying there “are only two genders” has sued the school district and its vice principal. The student and his mother filed a state lawsuit this month against Exeter High School and Vice Principal Marcy Dovholuk after he was suspended for one football game for stating his beliefs about gender in a text message to a classmate. The student then turned the texts over to the vice principal, who, along with the football coach, allegedly told him he was “not respecting pronouns” and that he needed to “respect how people identify.” Read more about the case here.