Sentencing

April 14, 2017 - 6:54 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The husband of Heart lead singer Ann Wilson has been sentenced for allegedly choking her nephews during a concert in suburban Seattle. Seattlepi.com reported Friday ( https://goo.gl/6KoJxG ) that Dean Wetter pleaded guilty March 9 to two counts of assault. He was sentenced as part of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 1997 file photo, Barry Loukaitis listens to his defense attorney make a motion during Loukaitis' murder trial Monday, Aug. 25, 1997 in Seattle. The prisoner who as a teenager opened fire at his middle school in Washington state has spoken out for the first time two decades later, apologizing for killing a teacher and two fellow students. Barry Loukaitis' hand-written letter to the Grant County Superior Court was filed last week as part of a court-ordered re-sentencing in the 1996 bloodshed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 14, 2017 - 6:11 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The prisoner who as a teenager opened fire at his middle school in Washington state more than 20 years ago has spoken out for the first time, apologizing for killing a teacher and two fellow students. Barry Loukaitis' hand-written letter to the Grant County Superior Court was...
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Tony Sanborn becomes emotional during a hearing at Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland, Maine, Thursday, April 13, 2017. The judge has set bail for Sanborn, who has spent nearly 30 years in prison for a 1989 murder and whose guilt has been called into question by new evidence. The key witness in Sanborn’s trial now says she didn’t see the killing. The judge is considering a motion for a new trial and set bail at $25,000. (Ben McCanna/Portland Press Herald via AP)
April 13, 2017 - 10:37 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The key witness in a murder that sent a teenage boy to prison for 27 years recanted Thursday and accused authorities of coercing her testimony. The stunning declaration led a judge to set bail in the case, drawing a gasp from the packed courtroom and sending the defendant's...
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April 13, 2017 - 5:52 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy sailor has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for recording sex acts between him and minor girls. Virginia prosecutors said Thursday that a federal judge sentenced 26-year-old Jordan Lee Adams in civilian court in Norfolk. Adams pleaded guilty in January to one...
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Hera McLeod talks to reporters in Manassas, Va., Thursday, April 13, 2017, after her ex-fiancé, Joaquin Shadow Rams, was convicted of murdering their 1-year-old son. A judge has convicted a Virginia father of murdering his 1-year-old son in an effort to collect on more than $500,000 in life insurance he had taken out on the boy. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
April 13, 2017 - 4:20 pm
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Joaquin Shadow Rams plotted to kill his infant son from nearly the time he was born, finally snuffing out his life at age 15 months when the opportunity presented itself, a Virginia judge ruled Thursday. Rams was convicted of capital murder in the 2012 death of Prince McLeod...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by Orange County Corrections shows Gustavo Falcon, the last of South Florida's "Cocaine Cowboys". Falcon was arrested Wednesday, April 12, 2017, some 26 years after he went on the lam, while on a 40-mile bike ride with his wife near the Orlando suburb where they apparently lived under assumed names. Gustavo Falcon, 55, also known as Taby, was booked into the Orlando County jail, Wednesday. He is scheduled to have his first appearance in Orlando federal court on Thursday, before his expected transfer to Miami. (Orange County Corrections via AP)
April 13, 2017 - 3:35 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A quarter-century after he vanished on the eve of a major drug indictment, the last of Miami's fabled "cocaine cowboys" was in custody Thursday, nabbed on a suburban bike ride with his wife near Disney World. Prosecutors say the man living under an assumed name is Gustavo "Taby" Falcon...
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April 12, 2017 - 3:37 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced a rights lawyer to 10 years in prison and five years of house arrest and a social media ban for using Facebook to "destabilize the general order" and "harm national unity and social peace." The Alexandria-based lawyer, Mohamed Ramadan, was...
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Dylann Roof enters the court room at the Charleston County Judicial Center Monday, April 10, 2017, to enter his guilty plea on murder charges in Charleston, S.C. The convicted Charleston church shooter, Roof was given nine consecutive life sentences in state prison after he pleaded guilty to state murder charges Monday, leaving him to await execution in a federal prison and sparing his victims and their families the burden of a second trial. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool)
April 11, 2017 - 4:25 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — With Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof getting nine life sentences in state court on top of a federal death sentence, his prosecutions are finally over — and some relatives of the nine parishioners he killed at a historically black church say they can finally begin to...
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April 11, 2017 - 12:22 am
TILLERSON-SYRIA US seeks support on Syria, but big questions remain LUCCA, Italy (AP) — The United States struggled Monday to explain a Syria strategy that has yet to clarify key questions: Whether President Bashar Assad must go, how displaced Syrians will be protected and when America will feel...
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April 10, 2017 - 10:22 pm
TILLERSON-SYRIA US seeks support on Syria, but big questions remain LUCCA, Italy (AP) — The United States struggled Monday to explain a Syria strategy that has yet to clarify key questions: Whether President Bashar Assad must go, how displaced Syrians will be protected and when America will feel...
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