Feds: “No Criminal Intent” in Lower Merion Laptop Case

Now there's just the civil suits to worry about. Plus: No death penalty for cop killers, Brian Westbrook finds a new home, and more of what's news in the city this morning

No Charges in Lower Merion Spying. The feds have determined that Lower Merion school employees showed no criminal intent in capturing 56,000 images remotely from student laptops. [AP]

No Death Penalty for Cop Killers. A hung jury spared Eric DeShann Floyd and Levon T. Warner for the 2008 murder of Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, but each will now serve a life sentence without parole. [Inquirer]

Chase Returns! He went 0-for-5 in the Phils’ 9-3 win over the Giants, but his swing was looking good. [Daily News]

Brian Westbrook Signs With the 49ers. His former Eagles teammates approve; Inky sportswriters don’t. [Eagles Notes, You Talkin’ to Me?]

Haven’t the Duck Boat Families Suffered Enough? The owner of the Philly duck boats has apologized for inadvertently running a water test of the craft while relatives of the two Hungarian tourists killed in the July 7th crash were paying their respects at the accident site yesterday. [NBC 10]

Former Pepper Hamilton Partner Becomes CEO of Texas Rangers. Chuck Norris — no, sorry, Chuck Greenberg resigned from the firm last month to concentrate on acquiring the Major League baseball team. [Philadelphia Business Journal]