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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2016 file photo, Chad Copley is led out of a courtroom at the Wake County Judicial Center in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina's second-highest court says Copley, who reported "hoodlums" in his neighborhood before he shot and killed an unarmed black man should get a new trial. In a 2-1 ruling Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the state Court of Appeals said 42-year-old Chad Copley of Raleigh deserves another trial because the prosecutor gratuitously injected race in his closing argument. Copley was sentenced to life in prison in 2018 for killing 20-year-old Kouren Thomas outside Copley's home in August 2016. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 4:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A white homeowner who fatally shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" in his neighborhood should get a new trial because the prosecutor gratuitously injected race in his closing argument, North Carolina's second-highest court ruled Tuesday. In the split 2-1...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals office shows Chicago terrorism suspect Adel Daoud. Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman handed Adel Daouda 16-year prison sentence for trying to kill hundreds of people by detonating a car bomb outside a Chicago bar in 2012, saying she factored in his mental health in imposing a sentence much lower than prosecutors requested. The sentence announced Monday, May 6, 2019 in Chicago for Daoud includes time for related convictions for later attempting to have an FBI agent killed and for slashing an inmate with a shiv for taunting him with a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad. (U.S. Marshals office via AP, File)
May 06, 2019 - 7:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday handed an Illinois man a 16-year prison sentence for trying to kill hundreds of people by detonating what he thought was a car bomb outside a crowded Chicago bar, saying she factored in Adel Daoud's mental health in imposing a sentence much lower than...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, members of an honor guard fold the U.S. flag during flag presentation at the funeral services for Jill Robinson, in West Valley City, Utah. Kevin Wayne Billings, a man accused of fatally shooting Robinson, a West Valley City code-enforcement officer, will likely get life in prison. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Billings is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, May 6, 2019, morning after pleading guilty in February to aggravated murder, aggravated cruelty to an animal and arson-related charges. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 06, 2019 - 6:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The children of a municipal enforcement officer shot and set afire by a man with a history of code violations recounted through tears and clenched fists Monday what their mother would have wanted them to say as he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. "I wish that...
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Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building before beginning his prison term Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. Cohen will begin a three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on Trump's behalf. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
May 06, 2019 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen took a last swipe at President Donald Trump while reporting to federal prison Monday to start a three-year sentence for crimes including tax evasion and campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made to protect his former boss. Cohen, who turned on...
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FILE- In this March 11, 2002 file photo, Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin watches during the sentencing portion of his trial in Atlanta. Al-Amin, the militant civil rights leader known in the 1960s as H. Rap Brown who was convicted of killing Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Kinchen and wounding Deputy Aldranon English in a shootout in March 2000, is challenging his imprisonment, saying his constitutional rights were violated at trial. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
May 03, 2019 - 11:29 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A 1960s black militant-turned-Muslim cleric is challenging his imprisonment for the killing of a sheriff's deputy in 2000, saying his constitutional rights were violated at trial. Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, 75, gained prominence in the 1960s as a Black Panthers leader known as H. Rap...
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May 03, 2019 - 9:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's embassy in the United States says its diplomats have visited the gun-rights activist who was sentenced to prison last week for being an unregistered agent of Russia. In a Facebook statement on Friday, the embassy said Maria Butina is "bearing the burdens of imprisonment...
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A supporter of Julian Assange, with a poster of the WikiLeaks founder, joins other protesters to block a major road in front of Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, May 2, 2019. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing court over a U.S. request to extradite him for alleged computer hacking. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 03, 2019 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — A panel of legal experts affiliated with the United Nations has criticized the 50-week sentence a British judge imposed on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for jumping bail. The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said Friday that Assange's punishment was "disproportionate" for his "...
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May 03, 2019 - 8:56 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for child porn possession. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Thursday that 77-year-old Paul Delavan Knoke was also ordered to register as a sex offender upon his release. Knoke admitted to...
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FILE - This undated file photo made available by the Georgia Department of Correction shows Scotty Garnell Morrow, who is set to die Thursday, May 2, 2019. When Morrow killed his ex-girlfriend and her friend nearly 25 years ago, his actions were spontaneous and emotionally fueled and shouldn't be punished by death, his lawyers argue. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a clemency hearing for Wednesday, May 1, 2019, and on Tuesday released a declassified clemency application submitted by Morrow's lawyers. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 10:50 pm
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A man who shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and another woman nearly 25 years ago was executed Thursday evening in Georgia. Scotty Garnell Morrow's approximate time of death was 9:38 p.m., Warden Benjamin Ford told witnesses at the state prison in Jackson. Morrow, 52, was...
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FILE - This undated file photo made available by the Georgia Department of Correction shows Scotty Garnell Morrow, who is set to die Thursday, May 2, 2019. When Morrow killed his ex-girlfriend and her friend nearly 25 years ago, his actions were spontaneous and emotionally fueled and shouldn't be punished by death, his lawyers argue. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a clemency hearing for Wednesday, May 1, 2019, and on Tuesday released a declassified clemency application submitted by Morrow's lawyers. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 9:59 pm
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Georgia man who killed two women nearly 25 years ago (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Georgia has executed a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and another woman nearly 25 years ago. The Georgia attorney general's office said in a...
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