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High court grants new trial for man convicted of killing cop
BOSTON (AP) - The highest court in Massachusetts has upheld a lower court decision that granted a new trial to a man convicted of the 1993 killing of a Boston police officer. Sean Ellis was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted in 1995 of the shooting death ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Judge Jury Appeal Police Massachusetts Life imprisonment Court Washington D.C.
Man gets life in prison for 2015 fatal gas station shooting
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A 19-year-old Summerville man will spend life behind bars for a fatal shooting last year at a gas station. News agencies report Thomas Robert Shewtzuk was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after a jury convicted him of murder in the death of 23-year-old Travis Aaron ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Life imprisonment Murder Prison
Man gets at least 20 years in prison for raping 3 children
TROY, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio man who admitted under a plea deal that he raped three children has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. Miami County Judge Jeannine Pratt sentenced Benjie Van Winkle on Tuesday. The 42-year-old Troy man apologized to the children and their ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Prison Life imprisonment Murder Victim
Winooski teen will be tried as an adult on murder charges
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) - A Winooski teen will be tried as an adult on a charge of second-degree murder after a 54-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a street fight last month. Judge Dennis Pearson ordered the 17-year-old boy held without bail on Thursday in Vermont Superior Court. The ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Murder Assault Crime Life imprisonment English-language films Vermont Legal terms Prison
No bond for Grand Forks slaying suspect until second trial
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - The suspect in a slaying in Grand Forks two years ago has been ordered held without bond while he awaits a second trial. A jury in June 2015 convicted Delvin Shaw of murder and burglary in the June 2014 death of 24-year-old Jose Lopez, and ...
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Man who drove into crowd after baby shower stabbing gets 18 years
Kevin Weekes drove his Nissan Altima into a crowd after he was stabbed on Nov. 8, 2014, killing Kevin Lewis.
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LA woman pleads not guilty to death of malnourished son, 11
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles woman whose malnourished 11-year-old son was found dead in a closet has pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse. Thirty-nine-year-old Veronica Aguilar appeared in court Thursday wearing a suicide prevention smock. She could face 15 years to life in prison if convicted. ...
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Fifth suspect charged in killing of Cuomo aide Carey Gabay
A Brooklyn grand jury has indicted a fifth man charged in connection with the murder of Gov. Cuomo’s aide during last year’s J’Ouvert event.
9 points by Daily News | Jury Supreme Court of the United States Murder New York City Life imprisonment United States Grand jury Brooklyn
Man gets life sentence for killing wife
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Panhandle man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife. The Pensacola News Journal (http://goo.gl/VYa5rD) reports that 46-year-old Richard Kline was sentenced Friday. A jury convicted him last month of second-degree murder, following an April trial that resulted in a hung ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Murder Life imprisonment Pensacola Florida Florida Panhandle Florida Jury English-language films Death
2 men get prison terms in fatal shooting of Phoenix pastor
PHOENIX (AP) - Two men accused in the fatal shooting of a Phoenix pastor who ministered to ex-convicts and the homeless have each been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office says 32-year-old Jaime Norberto Sapien and 40-year-old Jesse Armando Monroy each got 25-year prison terms ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Life imprisonment English-language films Murder Phoenix Arizona Capital punishment Homicide Manslaughter Maricopa County Arizona
Grisly crime-scene video showing slain landlord is played in court
Gruesome crime-scene video was played in Brooklyn court Thursday showing notorious landlord Menachem Stark’s charred, snow-covered body inside a Great Neck dumpster — and even his accused murderer had a hard time watching it. Slay suspect Kendel Felix hunched forward looking upset as the video played, while members of Stark’s family cried softly, and some...
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Convicted Brown’s Chicken murderer seeks hearing
A man sentenced to life in prison for killing seven people in the infamous Brown’s Chicken massacre in Palatine is seeking an evidentiary hearing, arguing that his statements to detectives were coerced and that the woman who implicated him and his high school friend talked to police only because she wanted to snare the $100,000 […]
3 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Murder Life imprisonment Crime Law Police Testimony Trial Juan Luna
Man gets life sentence in shooting of Maryland ice cream truck driver
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick man has been sentenced to life without parole for fatally shooting an ice cream truck driver as children waited in line. The Frederick News-Post reports that 28-year-old Larnell Lyles was sentenced Thursday in Frederick. A jury convicted him in July of first-degree...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Murder Life imprisonment Frederick Maryland Frederick County Maryland Frederick News-Post
Teen killers get 40-75 years for 'savage' murder of Grand Rapids boy, 16
Michael White’s body was found March 19 by a man walking his dog at Lions Park in Wyoming        
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Court: Pleas properly entered in Wisconsin fatal fire case
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court has rejected arguments from a man convicted of setting a fatal house fire that his statements should have been suppressed and his guilty pleas withdrawn.
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Upstate N.Y. woman charged in '83 necktie slaying of WWI veteran
Fingerprints and DNA evidence link Saundra Adams to the slaying of Edmund Schreiber, found strangled with eight of his own neckties in Buffalo in 1983, according to the Buffalo News.
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Teen killers get 40-75 years for 'savage' murder of boy, 16
Michael White’s body was found March 19 by a man walking his dog at Lions Park in Wyoming        
633 points by Detroit Free Press | Life imprisonment Judge Supreme Court of the United States Murder Jury United States Arraignment Chief Justice of the United States
Juvenile lifer, supporters plead case for resentencing
Supporters say Charles Lewis should be freed and will make a case to judge in Wayne Circuit Court        
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Man gets at least 25 years in prison for home invasion death
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years for a central Ohio home invasion robbery in which his accomplice was strangled during a brawl with the home's occupants. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2c6KXk9 ) reports 33-year-old Michael Long ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Crimes Home invasion Columbus Ohio Criminal law Life imprisonment Murder Crime Robbery
Rival gangsters will be tried together for Carey Gabay slay
Micah Alleyne, 24, Tyshawn Crawford, 21 and Keith Luncheon, 24, each face 25 years to life for the murder.
94 points by Daily News | Murder Life imprisonment Gang Crime Crips Jury
Prosecutors believe slain Brooklyn landlord was victim of a hit
A Brooklyn landlord whose body was found burned may have been the victim of a planned hit, prosecutors said Wednesday.
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Assistant DA eyed for possible coverup in 1993 murder case
In July 1998, Shawn Newton testified that Tasker Spruill was responsible for the October 1993 murder of Tracy Thomas in East New York. Newton was a suspect, but pinned the crime on Spruill.
342 points by Daily News | Judge Prison Lawyer Jury Supreme Court of the United States Life imprisonment Prosecutor Murder
Joliet man gets life for murder of restaurant diner having breakfast with family
A Joliet man on Wednesday was sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a man nine times at point-blank range in a crowded restaurant while the victim was dining with his family, officials said. Will County Circuit Judge Dan Rozak sentenced Christopher Thompson, 33, of the 700 block of South...
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Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Lethal injection Arkansas Capital punishment Mike Huckabee Mike Beebe Life imprisonment Pardon Pine Bluff Arkansas
The Latest: Judge: Murder sentence affected by lack of body
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of man in the murder of his ex-girlfriend who disappeared while pregnant with his child (all times local):
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Man sentenced in death of pregnant ex-girlfriend in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge sentenced a man Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the murder of his ex-girlfriend who disappeared while pregnant with his child in Hawaii.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Life imprisonment Crime Prison Prosecutor Jury Murder Criminal law Maui County Hawaii
Brothers in Texas get life in prison for 3 Mexico killings
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two brothers have been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the 2008 killings of three relatives in Mexico.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Ciudad Juárez Life imprisonment Family Murder Rio Grande English-language films Marriage Benito Juárez
84-year-old inmate dies in Carson City prison
Homer Burton who was serving time in the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, died Tuesday, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. No possible cause of death was given.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Prison Penology Life imprisonment Carson City Nevada Nevada Corrections Crime Criminal justice
‘White Boy Rick’ movie in works
Cameras rolling on portrayal of Detroit area’s infamous 1980s teen drug kingpin        
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Man gets 32 years for ex-girlfriend's stabbing death
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Holly Hill man to serve 32 years in prison for stabbing his former girlfriend to death after saying he wanted back in her life. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg (http://bit.ly/2lzkKBs ) reports that 33-year-old Omar Profit pleaded to murder last ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Orangeburg County South Carolina The Times and Democrat English-language films Washington D.C. Murder Rupert Murdoch Life imprisonment
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in federal prison
BUTNER, N.C. — A federal prison official says a blind Egyptian cleric serving a life sentence in the United States in connection with a failed plot to blow up landmarks in New York City has died.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United States Prison U.S. state North Carolina New York City Life imprisonment United Nations Omar Abdel-Rahman
Blind cleric serving life sentence dies in federal prison
BUTNER, N.C. (AP) — A federal prison official says a blind Egyptian cleric serving a life sentence in the United States in connection with a failed plot to blow up landmarks in New York City has died.
2 points by The Denver Post | United States Prison U.S. state North Carolina New York City Life imprisonment United Nations Omar Abdel-Rahman
Man convicted, gets life in 1987 tavern waitress slaying
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison in a retrial in the slaying of a waitress during a tavern robbery nearly three decades ago. The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard (http://bit.ly/2lL7fPI ) reports that a Fayette County jury took less than an hour ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Murder Life imprisonment Capital punishment Fayette County Pennsylvania Crime Prison Homicide Capital punishment in the United States
Man gets life sentence in fatal stabbing of woman in 1999
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A man who was on the run for more than a decade after his ex-girlfriend was stabbed to death outside a Burger King in Oregon has been sentenced to life in prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported (http://bit.ly/2kIEajP) Tuesday that Efrain Sanchez-Diaz was convicted of murder for the ...
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‘White Boy Rick’ regrets being ‘blinded by the money’
Rick Wershe was sentenced at age 17 to a life sentence without parole in 1988 for drug possession        
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'I deserve a second chance,' White Boy Rick says after parole meeting
Rick Wershe Jr., who is eligible for parole, said he takes full responsibility for selling drugs.        
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Lawyer to panel: No promises to 'Making a Murderer' inmate
CHICAGO (AP) — State attorneys tried to persuade a panel of federal appellate judges that a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" made a voluntary confession and was properly convicted.
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Lawyer hopeful ‘White Boy Rick’ will be paroled
Rick Wershe was sentenced at age 17 to a life sentence without parole in 1988 for drug possession        
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Appellate court taking up ‘Making a Murderer’ inmate’s case
A federal appeals court will consider the fate of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.”
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Appeal Magistrate Judge United States Life imprisonment Court Manitowoc Wisconsin Murder
Missouri KKK leader's wife, stepson accused of his murder
Malissa Ancona, 44, and her son, Paul Jinkerson Jr., 24, both have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Frank Ancona. Malissa AnconaAP  LEADWOOD, Missouri -- The wife and stepson of a self-proclaimed Ku Klux Klan leader have been charged with his murder, although a lawyer says the stepson was not involved, reports say. Malissa Ancona, 44, of Leadwood, and her son, Paul Jinkerson Jr., 24, of Belgrade, Mo., both have been charged with first-degree murder, the Daily Journal reports. Both are being held in the St. Francois County Jail without bond. Paul E. Jinkerson Jr.AP  They are accused of killing Frank Ancona, 51, who said he was the imperial wizard of a KKK chapter near St. Louis, ABC News reports. A probable cause statement says Jinkerson shot and killed Ancona on Thursday as Ancona slept in a bedroom, according to the Associated Press. Ancona's body was put in Jinkerson's body and driven about 20 miles, where it was left on the bank of the Big River. The body was found Saturday by a family fishing along the river. St. Francois County Prosecutor Jerrod Mahurin tells kmov.com that evidence indicates that Malissa Ancona "was an active participant" in the crime. Malissa Ancona had told investigators she was at a convenience store at the time of the shooting, a story that was "easily" proven untrue, kmov.com reports. Malissa Ancona reportedly told investigators that Jinkerson shot her husband, and she tried to destroy evidence and alter the crime scene. A lawyer for Jinkerson tells the AP he doesn't believe Jinkerson is involved, but he declined to elaborate. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section.
8 points by The Plain Dealer | Associated Press Ku Klux Klan Murder Capital punishment Associated Press Television News Homicide Bowl Championship Series Life imprisonment
Appellate court takes up 'Making a Murderer' inmate's case
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal appeals court will consider the fate of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in the death of photographer Teresa Halbach two years earlier. Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Appeal Magistrate Judge Life imprisonment United States Court Manitowoc Wisconsin Murder
Police: Man charged with burglarizing Skokie hookah shop
A man was charged Saturday with two counts of burglary for breaking into a north suburban Hookah shop early Friday morning in Skokie.
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Chad Holley back in court to ask for bail
Chad Holley, the Houston man at the center of a highly publicized police brutality probe in 2010, is expected back in court Monday where his attorneys will ask that bail be set for the capital murder suspect.
4 points by The Houston Chronicle | Capital punishment Criminal law Prison Murder Capital punishment in the United States Life imprisonment Crime Crimes
Hudson Valley man to stand trial in murder-arson case
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) - A Hudson Valley man will stand trial for the slaying of an 81-year-old woman after turning down a plea offer. The Middletown Times Herald-Record reports that 22-year-old Devin Giordano faces felony charges of murder, arson and evidence tampering in the death of Helen Mills. Mills was ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Jury Crimes Assault Orange County New York Plea Felony Life imprisonment
Jailed as teens, some Michigan murderers get shot at freedom
Jennifer Pruitt could learn today if she has paid enough for her crime after serving 24 years for a robbery gone bad.        
1084 points by Detroit Free Press | Murder Life imprisonment Prison
Jailed as teens, some Michigan prisoners get shot at freedom
Jennifer Pruitt could learn today if she has paid enough for her crime after serving 24 years for a robbery gone bad.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Murder Life imprisonment Prison
Man resentenced to 50 years for Halloween 1990 murder in Aurora
A man sentenced to life in prison for a fatal shooting he took part in as a minor on Halloween 1990 was resentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison.
4 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Life imprisonment Murder Prison
A second chance for Michigan's juvenile lifers? Tough call for judges
Jennifer Pruitt could learn today if she has paid enough for her crime after serving 24 years for a robbery gone bad.        
1084 points by Detroit Free Press | Murder Life imprisonment Prison
Suspect in multistate killing spree returns to Florida jail
Mary Craig Rice didn’t say anything to law enforcement or reporters Wednesday as she was shuffled into the Santa Rosa County Jail.       
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40 years in prison for 2014 murder of Dunbar High freshman
A man convicted of murdering a Dunbar Vocational High School freshman in 2014 was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison, according to prosecutors and court records.  Ahbir Sardin, 20, was found guilty of first-degree murder in September in the slaying of Venzel Richardson in April 2014 when Sardin...
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