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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2014, file photo, Eric Frein is escorted by police out of the Pike County Courthouse after his arraignment in Milford, Pa. Frein, a survivalist who shot and killed a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and injured another in an ambush at their barracks, will now fight for his own life following his conviction, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, on capital murder charges. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
April 20, 2017 - 6:39 pm
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The widow of a state police trooper shot and killed by a survivalist in a 2014 ambush described a sad, lonely life without him and said their two young sons are struggling. "I don't have a break. I'm just really tired," Tiffany Dickson, the widow of Cpl. Bryon Dickson II, told...
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Racquel Smith, widow of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, arrives at the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in New Orleans, with supporters, for the second day of a sentencing hearing for Cardell Hayes, who killed her husband and shot her, and was convicted of manslaughter. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 20, 2017 - 5:10 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who killed retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith and wounded his wife after colliding in traffic last year was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for manslaughter, far less than the maximum prosecutors had called for. Cardell Hayes faced up to 60 years if given...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017, file photo, Defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. Massachusetts prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File)
April 19, 2017 - 4:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Hours before his former New England Patriots teammates were due to visit the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, prison officials say, Aaron Hernandez tied one end of his bedsheet to a window and the other around his neck and hanged himself. In a maximum-security prison...
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In this Dec. 12, 2005 photo, Aaron Hernandez poses for a photo in Bristol, Conn. Hernandez, a former NFL star, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and Friday, April 14, 2017, was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself at the prison early Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Massachusetts prisons officials said. (Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant via AP)
April 19, 2017 - 1:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in the prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, officials said Wednesday, the same day his ex-teammates on the New England Patriots were set to visit the White House to mark their Super Bowl victory. His death came...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is led into his court appearance at the Fall River Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Massachusetts prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and was pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (Matt Stone/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool, File)
April 19, 2017 - 1:55 pm
MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the death of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A lawyer for the families of two men Aaron Hernandez was acquitted of killing says the relatives "don't take any joy" in Hernandez's apparent suicide, even though they believe he was...
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April 19, 2017 - 11:59 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — One of two men accused of killing a couple in southeast Georgia couple has been sentenced to life in prison. Media outlets report Chatham County Superior Court Judge sentenced 27-year-old Michael Donnta Jones to two consecutive life prison terms without the possibility of...
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Racquel Smith, widow of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, enters the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse with supporters, for a sentencing hearing for Cardell Hayes, who was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 19, 2017 - 11:01 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was a road-rage confrontation that cost former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith his life. Now, more than a year later, the man who pumped eight bullets into Smith is close to learning his punishment. Cardell Hayes, 29, appeared to have caught something of a break at his...
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April 19, 2017 - 9:29 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Pooler man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to shooting a Chatham County sheriff's deputy. News outlets report 30-year-old Vincent Helmly Jr. entered an open-ended guilty plea to all counts in a 17-count indictment returned by a Chatham County...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is led into his court appearance at the Fall River Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Massachusetts prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and was pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (Matt Stone/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool, File)
April 19, 2017 - 7:55 am
MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the death of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez (all times local): 7:45 a.m. The New England Patriots learned of former tight end Aaron Hernandez's apparent suicide as they prepared to go to the White House to celebrate their fifth Super Bowl title. Guards found the...
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April 18, 2017 - 7:23 pm
FACEBOOK SHOOTING-THE LATEST The Latest: Troopers checked casino for Cleveland suspect CLEVELAND (AP) — Pennsylvania police say they kept a close watch on an Erie casino in recent days because the man who recorded himself killing an elderly man in Cleveland had a history of gambling. The suspect,...
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