Sentencing

May 02, 2017 - 5:28 pm
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man will serve a life sentence without parole after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a print shop operator. Local media outlets report the Wayne County jury deliberated around 90 minutes on Tuesday before reaching the...
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May 02, 2017 - 9:53 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A medical researcher in South Carolina has been sentenced to prison for misusing millions of federal grant funds. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported ( http://bit.ly/2qtNJGw ) that former Mount Pleasant resident Dr. Jian-Yun Dong was sentenced to nearly six years in...
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April 29, 2017 - 11:38 am
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A convicted pedophile who used the messaging service on his Xbox to solicit nude photos from four boys in three states is heading to prison. Prosecutors in Monmouth County, New Jersey, say Gary Wolchesky received a 46-year sentence Friday. The 28-year-old was convicted in...
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April 29, 2017 - 11:18 am
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is sentenced to 45 years for breaking into a home and shooting a mother as she protected her 6-year-old daughter from being raped. Solicitor Rick Hubbard announced in a release that 34-year-old Nate Hunter was convicted Friday of burglary, attempted...
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Barbara Byrd-Bennett leaves the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago on Friday, April 28, 2017, after being sentenced for her role in a bribery scandal. The former head of Chicago Public Schools was sentenced to more than four years in prison on Friday for steering $23 million in city contracts to education firms for a cut of more than $2 million in kickbacks. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 10:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge lamented the persistence of city corruption Friday as he sentenced the former head of Chicago Public Schools to 4 ½ years in prison for steering $23 million in no-bid city contracts to education firms for a cut of more than $2 million in kickbacks. Barbara Byrd-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd- Bennett speaks before leaving federal court in Chicago, after she pleaded guilty to helping steer $23 million in no-bid contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in kickbacks and bribes while working for CPS. A federal judge in Chicago is scheduled to sentence Byrd-Bennett Friday, April 28, 2017. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media via AP, File)
April 28, 2017 - 4:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The former head of Chicago Public Schools was sentenced to more than four years in prison on Friday for steering $23 million in city contracts to education firms for a cut of more than $2 million in kickbacks. A tearful Barbara Byrd-Bennett, who held top education jobs in Detroit and...
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April 28, 2017 - 3:26 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver is moving to reduce the sentences of most municipal offenses to less than a year in jail to help immigrants keep off the radar of immigration officials and avoid deportation. Under a proposal by Mayor Michael Hancock's administration, maximum sentences for offenses including...
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April 28, 2017 - 3:24 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver is moving to reduce the sentences of most municipal offenses to less than a year in jail to help immigrants keep off the radar of immigration officials and avoid deportation. Under a proposal by Mayor Michael Hancock's administration, maximum sentences for offenses including...
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April 28, 2017 - 9:52 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A friend with whom convicted church shooter Dylann Roof shared his plans to massacre South Carolina churchgoers has begun serving prison time for lying to federal authorities. Attorney Debbie Barbier tells The Associated Press Joey Meek reported to federal prison in Ohio on...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Kenneth Williams. Arkansas wrapped up an aggressive execution schedule Thursday, April 27, 2017, putting to death its fourth inmate in eight days. Williams, 38, received a lethal injection Thursday night at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner for the death of a former deputy warden killed after Williams escaped from prison in 1999. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP, File)
April 28, 2017 - 2:27 am
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died. Kenneth Williams, 38, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m., 13 minutes after the...
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