Man accused of killing parents sister couldnt fathom why they were targeted

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – A trial has been told that a central Alberta man accused of killing his parents and his sister refused to take a lie detector test or provide police with a DNA sample after learning he was a suspect.Jason Klaus, 42, is charged with first-degree murder and arson in the deaths of his parents, Gordon and Sandra Klaus, and his sister Monica Klaus.Police believe all three were killed before their Castor-area farmhouse was set on fire in December 2013.On Wednesday, RCMP Sgt. Rob Kropp testified police began tapping the accused’s phones on Jan. 23, 2014.Kropp said when the two met in person a few week later, Klaus told him that his lawyer advised him not to take a lie detector test, and a couple of months later, he refused to offer a DNA sample.Kropp also confirmed that Sandra Klaus’s remains were never found.Joshua Frank, a friend of Klaus, faces the same charges along with one related to animal cruelty.Klaus and Frank were arrested and charged in August 2014 after police dive teams discovered a key piece of evidence.(RD News Now)last_img read more

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OK Explorers A New Version of Google Glass Is Coming Next Year

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Lately, things haven’t been looking so hot for Google Glass. Reports say early developers and explorers are becoming disenchanted with the device. Then there was Google’s decision to shut down its physical Glass stores.But now comes word that far from easing off the brakes on Glass, Google is revving up its efforts. A new version of the device will be released sometime next year, the Wall Street Journal reports. The upgraded device will replace the current version’s Texas Instruments Inc. processor with an Intel chip, and it will apparently boast improved battery life.Related: The Future of Google Glass Is Looking a Little CloudyWhile people “familiar with the matter” told the Journal that Intel plans to heavily promote Glass for use in the workplace — notably hospital networks and manufacturers — Google appears to be holding out hope that Glass can still reach a wider user base. The large majority of the more than 300 Google employees working on Glass are focusing on its uses for consumers, not its applications in the workplace, the Journal says.“We expect Glass to evolve and be more useful for companies, but it will still be a crossover device for consumers,” Eric Johnsen, a former Google employee who worked on the Google’s Glass at Work program, told the outlet.No word yet on price. Right now, Glass retails for $1,500, which has been considered a barrier for more widespread adoption.Related: Apparently You Can Become Addicted to Google Glass 2 min read December 1, 2014 Register Now »last_img read more