Sentencing

August 02, 2019 - 2:32 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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August 02, 2019 - 2:29 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The family of a visiting Chinese scholar whose body was never recovered after a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped and killed her has been told the woman's remains may be in a landfill in Vermillion County in central Illinois. The (Champaign) News-...
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August 02, 2019 - 10:06 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man praised on social media for spending $450 to buy Girl Scouts cookies has pleaded guilty to plotting to kill a prosecutor and witnesses in his drug case. Federal prosecutors said 46-year-old Detric McGowan offered his cellmate $10,000 to arrange the...
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August 01, 2019 - 10:14 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy dismissed charges Thursday against an officer who had been accused of not reporting war crimes by a Navy SEAL later acquitted of murder in a high-profile case that got the president's attention. The action by the chief of naval operations in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016 file photo, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, is seen at a sentencing hearing in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals says it will issue an opinion this week in an appeal filed by Holtzclaw, who is appealing his 18 convictions and 263-year prison sentence. Holtzclaw was accused of preying on black women he encountered while on duty. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool, File)
August 01, 2019 - 5:54 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A court on Thursday upheld the rape and sexual assault convictions and 263-year prison sentence of a former Oklahoma City police officer whose case has been watched closely by the Black Lives Matter movement and some conservatives. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals...
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July 31, 2019 - 4:22 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — One of six men accused in a 2016 shooting death in North Carolina has pleaded guilty in the case. The Herald-Sun of Durham reports Jermauciyae Rysuan Abram of Durham pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday to being an accessory after the fact to second-degree...
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July 30, 2019 - 11:10 am
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — A Mauritanian blogger who had been sentenced to death for comments deemed as blasphemous by authorities has been freed after five years in detention, his lawyer said Tuesday. The release comes two days before the inauguration of the country's new president. Mohamed...
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July 30, 2019 - 7:26 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Prosecutors say they submitted a murder indictment against the former head of Hungary's swimming federation for allegedly ordering the 1998 killing of a rival media mogul. Budapest Chief Prosecutor Tibor Ibolya said Tuesday in a statement that Tamas Gyarfas decided to have...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2003 file photo, guard towers and razor wire ring the compound at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., the site of the last federal execution. Democratic presidential candidates may have a delicate balancing act when dealing with the Justice Department's announcement that it will begin executing federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003. The Democratic Party is more unified in its opposition to capital punishment than in years past, but a majority of Americans continue to support the death penalty. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
July 26, 2019 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The question to Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, was brutally personal. "If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?" Bernard Shaw, a CNN anchor, asked, referring to the Massachusetts...
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July 26, 2019 - 7:12 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two Jamaican men have received prison time in separate cases for trying to smuggle cocaine through North Carolina in their suitcases. Federal prosecutors said in a news release that Keshon Kevino Hawthorne flew into Charlotte on his way to New York with cocaine hidden in two...
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