Sentencing

October 07, 2019 - 6:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it won't review the case of an Alabama death row inmate who argued his sentence is unconstitutional because a judge imposed it over the will of a jury. The high court said Monday it won't hear Mario Dion Woodward's case. Woodward was convicted of fatally...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2011 file photo, James Kraig Kahler, who was convicted of capital murder in the fatal shooting of his estranged wife, their two teenage daughters and his wife's grandmother, looks into the spectators gallery in Osage County District Court in Lyndon, Kan., during a break in his sentencing hearing. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider whether Kansas is improperly denying criminal defendants the right to an insanity defense is it takes up an appeal from Kahler who was sentenced to die for the killings. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
October 06, 2019 - 7:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man sentenced to die for killing four relatives. The high court planned to hear arguments Monday in James Kraig...
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October 04, 2019 - 12:57 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor has begun asking judges to throw out nearly 800 convictions that she said were tainted by officers linked to a corruption scandal. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's review found 790 criminal cases handled by 25 city...
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Former amateur basketball league director Merl Code leaves federal court after sentencing, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. Code was sentenced to three months in prison for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that focused on NBA-bound athletes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 04, 2019 - 9:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An amateur coach has been sentenced to three months in prison for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that focused on NBA-bound athletes. Merl Code was sentenced Friday at a federal court in New York. Code was convicted in May of conspiring to pay thousands of dollars in...
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This Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, booking photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department shows former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger. Guyger, who shot her black unarmed neighbor Botham Jean to death after, she said, mistaking his apartment for her own, was convicted of murder Tuesday. (Dallas County Sheriff's Department via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 8:18 am
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Dallas police officer convicted of murder in the shooting death of her neighbor inside his apartment (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The judge in the trial of a Dallas police officer convicted of murder for killing her black neighbor in his home says...
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This Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, booking photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department shows former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger. Guyger, who shot her black unarmed neighbor Botham Jean to death after, she said, mistaking his apartment for her own, was convicted of murder Tuesday. (Dallas County Sheriff's Department via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 10:38 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The same jury that convicted a white Dallas police officer in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor returns to court Wednesday to consider her sentence — a penalty that could be anywhere from five years to life in prison. Amber Guyger, who said she mistook the man's apartment for...
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September 27, 2019 - 2:32 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A man convicted of leaking Singapore's HIV patient database as part of an alleged extortion attempt has been sentenced to two years in prison in Kentucky. Singapore's health ministry accused Mikhy Farrera-Brochez of leaking a database of 14,200 people infected with HIV. FBI...
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September 26, 2019 - 10:06 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Iranian citizen who was brought to the U.S. to face criminal conspiracy charges has been deported back in her home country. Robert Richman, an attorney for 40-year-old Negar Ghodskani, told The Associated Press on Thursday that Ghodskani left Minnesota on Tuesday after she was...
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September 26, 2019 - 9:37 am
A Los Angeles businessman was sentenced Thursday to four months in prison for paying $400,000 to get his son into Georgetown University as a fake tennis recruit. Stephen Semprevivo, 53, pleaded guilty in May to a single count of fraud and conspiracy in a deal with prosecutors. Semprevivo is the...
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This photo released by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Ron Rockwell Hansen, a former U.S. intelligence officer who pleaded guilty to trying to sell secrets to China. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, Hansen was sentenced to ten years in prison after admitting that foreign agents targeted him for recruitment. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 24, 2019 - 4:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former U.S. intelligence officer convicted of trying to pass defense information to China was solemn as he was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison and said he "would give anything" to change his actions. Ron Rockwell Hansen, 60, wearing a gray jumpsuit, apologized in a...
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