5 things to know on Monday

1.8 million additional doses of monkeypox vaccine available to order

An additional 1.8 million doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine are available to order on Monday. Last week, the Biden administration announced an expansion of its supply of available monkeypox vaccines and treatments as part of the White House’s next steps to accelerate its response to the virus. In an effort to conserve vaccines and get as many vaccines in arms as possible, the FDA has issued an emergency use authorization for the Jynneos vaccine which allows five doses to be obtained from the single-dose vial of origin. More than 13,500 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the United States, according to the latest CDC data.

Ex-Louisville detective charged with lying about Breonna Taylor’s search warrant to plead guilty

Former Louisville Metro Police Detective Kelly Goodlett is set to plead guilty on Monday to one count of conspiracy to violate the civil rights of Breonna Taylor for helping to falsify an affidavit for the search of the Taylor’s apartment in March 2020, her attorney said. Goodlett is scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge David Hall to enter his plea, his attorney, Brandon Marshall, announced Friday. The charging document says Goodlett falsely claimed that a postal inspector checked that Taylor was receiving packages for her ex-boyfriend, convicted drug dealer Jamarcus Glover, at her apartment before the raid. Goodlett, a detective with the now disbanded location-based investigations, is also accused of knowingly conspiring with one of his co-defendants, former Detective Joshua Jaynes, and others to falsify the search warrant affidavit. . She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Defense in school shooter’s Parkland trial set to present case for sentencing

Lawyers for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz will present their case to explain why they believe he should be sentenced to life in prison, not death. Senior public defender Melisa McNeill is expected to make her opening statement on Monday and then begin her team’s case. They will attempt to persuade at least one juror that their 23-year-old client should not be executed for the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 14 students and three staff members dead. Cruz pleaded guilty in October to 17 counts of first-degree murder. It is the deadliest American mass shooting ever.

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