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Nine-year-old Emily Conatzer was killed when a tornado struck her school in Moore, OK on Monday. John Berman met with her parents yesterday, shortly after they planned their daughter’s funeral.
“She was a fashion diva,” Emily’s dad Christopher Conatzer says. “She was beautiful. She always twirled around and had little ballerina dresses and she loved Lady Gaga. That inspired her to be a fashion designer and she would make stuff like this hat for me and made her own skirt.”
Emily painted her mom’s nails blue the night before the tornado. “She had it all over the place and I had to clean it up," Kristi Conatzer says. "But now I don't want to take it off.”
Host of HLN's "After Dark," Vinnie Politan, sheds light on day three of deliberations as Jodi Arias awaits her fate. "In Arizona, it's got to be unanimous for life or unanimous for death," Politan says. He says there is some sort of impasses as the jury has not yet reached a consensus, but he has "no idea what the split is, if it's one holdout or if it's 6-6."
It also isn't clear which way the jurors are swaying. "The bottom line here now is if they all cannot agree one way or the other, then what happens, believe it or not, is a new jury gets impanelled and they will determine that single issue...of life or death."
In just a few hours President Obama will deliver a major national security speech now that his administration is acknowledging that the U.S. killed four Americans in drone strikes. The admission was made in a letter to Congress on Wednesday. "We expect the president to announce new restrictions on how those controversial drone strikes can take place," Lothian says.
Moore Oklahoma Fire Chief Gary Bird is on 'Starting Point' with John Berman, Chris Cuomo, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discussing the search and rescue effort after the devastating tornado. He says he is 98% sure bodies & survivors found.
HLN Host Nancy Grace weighs in on the Arizona jury resuming deliberations in determining if Jodi Arias will get the death penalty. This is after Arias herself made a 19 minute plea for her life to the jury.
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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Stephanie Barnhart from the OU Medical Center who says she was just doing her job when the tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma.
Terimy Miller and her three sons left home minutes before it was destroyed by Monday's devastating EF5 tornado.
EMSA Field Operations Supervisor Tony McCarty is on 'Starting Point' talking with John Berman on helping the devastated community of Moore, Oklahoma in the aftermath of the EF5 tornado.
Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma Todd Lamb is on 'Starting Point' talking with John Berman and Chris Cuomo about the devastation in Oklahoma. It is estimated a near 2400 homes were damaged by the EF5 tornado.
Dawnita, James, Josh Lee rode out storm, but lost home. They are on 'Starting Point' talking with John Berman and Chris Cuomo about their experience.