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Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn, an attorney who challenged a measure to speed up implementation of the death penalty in California, talks with reporters after a California Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 66, in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. California Supreme Court justices considering whether a ballot measure to speed up executions is unconstitutional expressed skepticism Tuesday about a provision that would require death sentence appeals to be completed within five years. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
June 06, 2017 - 8:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Supreme Court justices considering whether a ballot measure to speed up executions is unconstitutional expressed skepticism Tuesday about a provision that would require death sentence appeals to be completed within five years. Several justices peppered a lawyer from...
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FILE - This Sept. 21, 2010 file photo shows the interior of the lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. The California Supreme Court heard arguments over whether to block a voter-approved measure to speed up executions at a hearing in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The case was brought by death penalty foes after voters approved Proposition 66 in November. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 06, 2017 - 6:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Supreme Court justices considering whether a ballot measure to speed up executions is unconstitutional expressed skepticism Tuesday about a provision that would require death sentence appeals to be completed within five years. Several justices peppered a lawyer from...
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Former mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, aka War Machine, addresses the court before his sentencing at the Regional Justice Center on Monday, June 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. Koppenhaver is ordered to serve 36 years to life behind bars after being convicted of more than two dozen charges, including sexual assault and first-degree kidnapping. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
June 05, 2017 - 9:56 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine was sentenced Monday to 36 years to life in Nevada state prison for kidnapping, beating and sexually assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend and attacking her male friend at her Las Vegas home in 2014. Jonathan Paul...
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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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