Sentencing

March 26, 2017 - 9:33 pm
BEIJING (AP) — At first blush, the plight of former Chinese police official Zhao Liping might not win much sympathy. When a court sentenced Zhao, who'd wielded enormous power over his fellow citizens, to death for murder and corruption, state media hailed the ruling as evidence of equality before...
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March 25, 2017 - 5:59 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog's muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison. Media outlets report William Dodson's sentence Friday represented the state's maximum for animal cruelty. However, it will run...
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March 25, 2017 - 5:48 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog's muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison. Media outlets report William Dodson's sentence Friday represented the state's maximum for animal cruelty. However, it will run...
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March 25, 2017 - 2:54 pm
SEVERE WEATHER NEW: Storm destroys church as threat continues in Midwest, South RINGGOLD, La. (AP) — Authorities say an apparent tornado demolished a church as a large system of storms threatened several states across the South and Midwest. The Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office said on Saturday...
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March 25, 2017 - 2:10 pm
TRUMP-NATIONAL-SECURITY-ADVISER Ex-CIA chief: Flynn's firm discussed removing cleric from US WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA director has accused former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn of participating in a discussion with Turkish officials about possibly subverting the...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo, Kimberlyn Scott poses for a portrait in Makawao, Hawaii. Scott's daughter, Carly "Charli" Scott, went missing in Feb. 2014. Steven Capobianco, convicted of murder and arson in the Hawaii death of Scott, his pregnant ex-girlfriend, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, March 24, 2017. After jurors found Capobianco guilty of murder, they determined the crime was especially heinous, which makes it possible for a judge to sentence him to life in prison without possibility for parole. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia, File)
March 24, 2017 - 7:07 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge sentenced a man Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the murder of his ex-girlfriend who disappeared while pregnant with his child in Hawaii. A jury previously convicted 27-year-old Steven Capobianco of second-degree murder in the death of Carly "Charli...
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March 24, 2017 - 4:42 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a deadly shootout at a Charleston bar. The Charleston Gazette-Mail ( http://bit.ly/2nw3T39 ) reports a judge handed down the maximum prison sentence Thursday to 26-year-old Jacques Slade of Gastonia, North...
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March 23, 2017 - 8:02 am
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A North Carolina trucker behind the wheel of a rig that pinned and killed a woman in Massachusetts two years ago has pleaded guilty to negligent driving and avoided jail. The Telegram & Gazette ( http://bit.ly/2nMo65D ) reports that under a plea deal, a vehicular...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2016 file photo, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The ICC sentenced Bemba on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, to an extra year in prison and fined him 300,000 euros ($324,000) for interfering with witnesses in his trial at the court. Bemba is already serving an 18-year prison term for crimes committed in Central African Republic by a militia he commanded. (Michael Kooren, Pool via AP, File)
March 22, 2017 - 10:10 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former Congolese vice president was sentenced Wednesday to an extra year in prison and fined 300,000 euros ($324,000) for interfering with witnesses in his trial at the International Criminal Court. Jean-Pierre Bemba, who already is serving an 18-year prison term for...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file frame from video, Joey Meek, friend of Dylann Roof who is accused of killing nine black church members during Bible study on June 17 in Charleston, S.C., speaks to The Associated Press. Meek, the only person to whom Roof confided his racist plan to massacre worshippers is set to be sentenced Tuesday, March 21, 2017, for lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/File)
March 22, 2017 - 6:59 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — During a night of vodka, cocaine, marijuana and video games, Joey Meek listened as a childhood buddy confided that he hated blacks so much he was going to kill them at a South Carolina church. Meek said he thought his friend was all talk until a week later, when news broke...
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