Sentencing

June 03, 2017 - 11:58 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man will spend the rest of his life in prison for fatally shooting his fiance and 20-month-old daughter and seriously injuring their 3-year-old son and a neighbor with a machete. Media outlets report 36-year-old Darrell Taylor of Wilmington pleaded guilty...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Nikko Jenkins is led to court by a Douglas County deputy in Omaha, Neb. Jenkins, convicted of killing four people in and around Omaha in 2013. A three-judge panel sentenced Jenkins to death, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The panel had the option of sentencing Jenkins to death or life in prison. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
May 30, 2017 - 5:42 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man convicted of killing four people in Omaha in 2013 was sentenced to death Tuesday by a three-judge panel — Nebraska's first death penalty sentence handed down since the punishment was reinstated by voters in November. The panel issued its ruling in the case of Nikko Jenkins...
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May 29, 2017 - 2:11 pm
Government data obtained by The Associated Press show more cases of opioid drug theft or missing prescriptions at Veterans Affairs health facilities despite new prevention efforts. The VA inspector general's office opened 36 new criminal investigations into possible drug theft from Oct. 1 to May 19...
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May 29, 2017 - 3:36 am
Government data obtained by The Associated Press show more cases of opioid drug theft or missing prescriptions at Department of Veterans Affairs health facilities despite new prevention efforts. The VA inspector general's office opened 36 new criminal investigations into possible drug theft from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2004, file photo, Lee Boyd Malvo enters a courtroom in the Spotsylvania, Va., Circuit Court. A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper shooter Lee Boyd Malvo and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In a ruling issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. (Mike Morones/The Free Lance-Star via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 10:50 pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new...
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FILE - In this May 16 2013, file photo, Federal authorities search an apartment in Boise, Idaho. U.S. authorities arrested Fazliddin Kurbanov, a man from Uzbekistan accused of conspiring with a designated terrorist organization in his home country and helping scheme to use a weapon of mass destruction. Kurbanov serving 25 years in federal prison for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been indicted on charges that he stabbed a prison warden. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles say Thursday, May 25, 2017, Kurbanov used a homemade knife to attack the warden at a federal correctional facility in Victorville, Calif., in May 2016. (Joe Jaszewski/The Idaho Statesman via AP, File)
May 25, 2017 - 4:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Uzbek refugee serving 25 years behind bars for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been charged with stabbing the warden at the California federal prison where he was serving his sentence, prosecutors said Thursday. Fazliddin Kurbanov, 34, was indicted...
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May 24, 2017 - 5:35 pm
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina jury has found a man guilty of killing a man while robbing him and shooting his girlfriend in the head as she tried to escape. Solicitor Barry Barnette announced Wednesday that a jury found 31-year-old Steven Lewis of Greensboro, North Carolina, guilty of...
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May 23, 2017 - 6:23 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A New York man convicted of smuggling more than 880 pounds (399.17 kilograms) of marijuana on commercial flights from San Francisco to Charlotte has been sentenced to 24 years in federal prison. The Charlotte Observer reports ( http://bit.ly/2rbZrcq ) 38-year-old Lavon...
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May 19, 2017 - 12:16 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a state court hearing for a former North Carolina legislator investigated for the misuse of campaign dollars (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Former North Carolina state Sen. Fletcher Hartsell has received probation in state court after pleading guilty to three...
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May 19, 2017 - 8:36 am
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A North Charleston man has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in connection with a 2015 shooting at a Dorchester County apartment complex. The Post and Courier reports ( http://bit.ly/2qENN6V ) 31-year-old Byron Christopher Kinsey was convicted...
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