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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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April 18, 2017 - 7:21 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A judge imposed a life prison sentence Tuesday on a man convicted of plotting with an FBI informant to set off a nail-filled backpack bomb on a Florida Keys beach in solidarity with the Islamic State group. The attorney for Harlem Suarez had sought a more lenient sentence, but U.S...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Cardell Hayes, the man who killed Smith in an argument following a traffic crash avoided a mandatory life sentence when a jury convicted him of manslaughter instead of second-degree murder. But Hayes may still be locked away for a very long time if prosecutors get their way at a sentencing hearing Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
April 18, 2017 - 9:52 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who killed former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in an argument following a traffic crash avoided a mandatory life sentence last year when a jury convicted him of manslaughter instead of second-degree murder. But 29-year-old Cardell Hayes may still be locked away for...
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April 15, 2017 - 8:03 am
CAIRO (AP) — A court has sentenced Habib al-Adly, Hosni Mubarak's last minister of interior, to seven years in prison for embezzlement of public funds. The ruling against Adly and 12 other former ministry officials on Saturday for embezzlement of over LE2 billion ($110.3 million) of the ministry's...
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