Sentencing

FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file pool photo, Cyntoia Brown, a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old girl, smiles at family members during her clemency hearing at Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. Brown, championed by celebrities as a symbol of unfair sentencing, was released early Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, from the Tennessee Prison for Women, where she had been serving a life sentence for killing a man who had picked her up for sex at 16. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)
August 07, 2019 - 6:19 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cyntoia Brown was released early Wednesday from the Tennessee Prison for Women, where she was serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute. Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and other celebrities had lobbied for Brown's release. She was granted...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file pool photo, Cyntoia Brown, a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old girl, smiles at family members during her clemency hearing at Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. Brown, championed by celebrities as a symbol of unfair sentencing, was released early Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, from the Tennessee Prison for Women, where she had been serving a life sentence for killing a man who had picked her up for sex at 16. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)
August 07, 2019 - 6:09 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — "I thank Governor and First Lady Haslam for their vote of confidence in me and with the Lord's help I will make them as well as the rest of my supporters proud," she wrote. Her attorneys said she's requesting privacy and transition time before she makes herself available to...
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Police officers walk behind a Walmart at the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Patrick Crusius, 21, opened fire Saturday at the mall that largely caters to the local Mexican-American community. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 06, 2019 - 1:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for new death penalty legislation as an answer to hate crimes and mass killings. But whether that would deter shooters is questionable — especially since most don't live to face trial. More than half the perpetrators of mass shootings since 2006...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Charles Manson on Aug. 14, 2017, left, in a photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and on Dec. 22, 1969, right, leaving a Los Angeles courtroom. Fifty years ago, Manson dispatched a group of disaffected young hippie followers on a two-night killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles. On successive nights in August 1969, the so-called Manson family murdered seven people. Manson died in prison on Nov. 19, 2017. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, left, and Wally Fong, right, via AP, File)
August 05, 2019 - 9:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Kay was a fresh-faced prosecutor just 27 years old and three years out of law school when circumstances handed him the Manson "family" murder case. Over the next half-century, it would come to define his career and lead to death threats that to this day he worries a...
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FILE - This Aug. 30, 2015, file photo released by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows Cesar Sayoc in Miami. Sayoc, who created a two-week crisis by mailing 16 packages of inoperative pipe bombs packed with fireworks powder and shards of glass to 13 famous Democrats and CNN is scheduled to learn his punishment Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 05, 2019 - 4:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are calling for a life prison sentence for a Florida amateur body builder who sent pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN. His lawyers say a decade in prison is enough. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff is scheduled Monday to decide how long Cesar Sayoc will spend behind...
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August 04, 2019 - 5:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Florida man who created a two-week crisis by mailing 16 packages of inoperative pipe bombs packed with fireworks powder and shards of glass to 13 famous Democrats and CNN is scheduled to learn his punishment Monday. Defense lawyers urge leniency, saying Cesar Sayoc, burdened as...
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August 01, 2019 - 5:48 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 - 7:16 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals 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 court...
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July 30, 2019 - 8:10 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 - 4:26 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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