Ex-prison worker faces 100-year sentence for knife attackDecember 7, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana Department of Correction worker faces a potential sentence of 100 years in prison under a deal in which she agreed to plead guilty to two counts of murder for a knife attack two years ago in which two people were killed and a third was wounded, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Top exec at pharmacy in deadly meningitis outbreak sentencedDecember 2, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A former co-owner of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that resulted in more than 100 patient deaths has been sentenced to a year in prison for conspiring to defraud the federal government.
Gaetz friend says lighter sentence deserved for cooperationNovember 30, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest led to a federal investigation of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz learns this week how much prison time he gets on charges of sex trafficking a minor and identity theft, but not before trying to convince a judge that his cooperation in several probes should lighten his sentence.
Life sentence for poacher who killed German police officersNovember 30, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A court in western Germany convicted a 39-year-old man of murder Wednesday in the shooting deaths of two police officers who had stopped him and an accomplice earlier this year on suspicion of poaching.
Missouri man put to death for killing police officer in 2005November 30, 2022 GMT
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of ambushing and killing a St. Louis area police officer he blamed in the death of his younger brother was executed Tuesday night.
Kevin Johnson, 37, died after an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre.
Psychiatrist gets more prison time for assaulting patientNovember 25, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Twin Cities psychiatrist has been sentenced to spend additional time behind bars for repeatedly sexually assaulting a patient he was treating.
Gavin P. Meany, 41, was sentenced Wednesday to a term of 12¾ years after pleading guilty to four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
China sentences Chinese-Canadian star Kris Wu to 13 yearsNovember 25, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison on charges including rape.
Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court said Wu was given 11 years and 6 months for a 2020 rape, and 1 year and 10 months for the “crime of assembling a crowd to engage in sexual promiscuity” in a 2018 event in which he and others allegedly assaulted two women they had gotten drunk.
Court OKs life term in 2016 police chase crash that killed 3November 24, 2022 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a man convicted of third-degree murder in a Thanksgiving Day 2016 crash that killed three people following a police chase can be sentenced to a mandatory life prison term.
Ex-Indiana doctor gets 1 year for sexual battery of patientsNovember 23, 2022 GMT
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A former northern Indiana doctor has been sentenced to one year in jail after admitting that he sexually battered two patients during examinations.
Former principal sentenced for sexually abusing studentsNovember 23, 2022 GMT
HILTON, N.Y. (AP) — A former elementary school principal was sentenced Wednesday to 63 years in prison for sexually abusing 21 students over several years.
Kirk Ashton, 52, was the top administrator at Northwood Elementary School in Hilton from 2004 to April 2021.
Navy SEAL wins appeal of sentence in soldier’s hazing deathNovember 21, 2022 GMT
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A military appeals court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a U.S. Navy SEAL who got 10 years in prison for his role in the hazing death of a U.S. Army Green Beret while the men served in Africa.
Tennessee court: Juvenile life sentencing unconstitutionalNovember 18, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Supreme Court ruled Friday that a state law mandating life sentences for juvenile homicide offenders is unconstitutional, saying it amounts to “cruel and unusual punishment" and violates the Eighth Amendment.
2 Hawaiian men guilty of hate crime in white man’s beatingNovember 18, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — A jury on Thursday found two Native Hawaiian men guilty of a hate crime for the 2014 beating of a white man who was fixing up a house he purchased in their remote Maui neighborhood.
Elizabeth Holmes faces judgment day for her Theranos crimesNovember 18, 2022 GMT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday will decide whether disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes should serve a lengthy prison sentence for duping investors and endangering patients while peddling a bogus blood-testing technology.
Officer gets less than 2 years for killing unarmed Black manNovember 17, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge on Thursday sentenced a white Philadelphia police officer to 11½ to 23 months in prison in the 2017 fatal shooting of an unarmed Black motorist, far less than the decades behind bars he potentially faced.
‘I feel gutted’: Victims of parade crash speak at sentencingNovember 16, 2022 GMT
Nearly a year after their lives were shattered when a man drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, dozens of people who were hurt or saw their loved ones killed or injured unleashed raw emotions and anger in court Tuesday as they begged the judge to put the driver away for life.
Connecticut Democratic official sentenced for ballot fraudNovember 15, 2022 GMT
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former chairperson of a local Democratic Party in Connecticut must serve two years' probation and pay a $35,000 fine for fraudulently submitting absentee applications and ballots for dozens of people without their knowledge during a local election.
Life sentence sought for teen in Michigan school shootingNovember 15, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors said they'll seek a life sentence with no chance for parole for a 16-year-old boy who killed four fellow students at a Michigan school and pleaded guilty to murder and terrorism.
Man sentenced to death over jury’s wish seeks execution stayNovember 15, 2022 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — Lawyers on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the upcoming execution of an Alabama man who was sentenced to death over the jury’s wishes — a punishment he could not receive today since states no longer allow judicial override.
Prosecutors push 15-year sentence for Theranos’ CEO HolmesNovember 12, 2022 GMT
Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence disgraced Theranos CE0 Elizabeth Holmes to 15 years in prison, arguing she deserves a lengthy prison term because her massive scheme duped investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars by falsely convincing them her company had developed a revolutionary blood testing device.
Man named in July 4 plot sentenced on immigration chargeNovember 10, 2022 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Guatemalan immigrant who was identified by Richmond police as one of two suspects in a potential July 4 mass shooting plot has been sentenced to 5 1/2 months in prison for reentering the U.S.
‘Great danger’: Couple sentenced in submarine secrets caseNovember 9, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Citing the “great danger” that a Navy engineer and his wife posed to U.S. security, a federal judge gave both of them lengthy prison terms Wednesday for a plot to sell secrets about nuclear submarines to what they thought was a representative of a foreign government.
Bid for new trial fails, Elizabeth Holmes awaits sentencingNovember 8, 2022 GMT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a bid for a new trial for disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes after concluding a key prosecution witness's recent remorseful attempt to contact her wasn't enough to award her another chance to avoid a potential prison sentence for defrauding investors at her blood-testing company.
Former partner of Elizabeth Holmes wins delay in sentencingNovember 7, 2022 GMT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday granted a three-week delay in the sentencing of Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, the former lover and accomplice of disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, to give probation officers more time to recommend his punishment for engineering a scam tied to Theranos’ blood-testing technology.
Yuma man gets life sentence in woman’s death 2 years agoNovember 5, 2022 GMT
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A Yuma man was sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of a woman two years ago whose body was found in a citrus grove.
Jorge Alan Aguilar-Hernandez, 23, had previously pleaded guilty to murder in the Nov.
Accomplice in dismemberment slaying sentenced to 5 yearsNovember 4, 2022 GMT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne man who pleaded guilty to charges in the dismemberment of a 55-year-old man was sentenced Friday to five years in prison.
Jacob Carreon-Hamilton, 22, of Elkhart, pleaded guilty in July 2021 to assisting a criminal, abuse of a corpse and resisting law enforcement.
Church elder sentenced to life for killing pastor-wifeNovember 3, 2022 GMT
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former elder in a Kansas City, Missouri, church was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for killing his wife, who was an associate pastor.
Robert Lee Harris' sentencing comes after he was found guilty in August of first-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Tanisha Harris.
Ex-Whitecaps, Soccer Canada coach gets jail for sex assaultNovember 2, 2022 GMT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Soccer Canada coach Bob Birarda was sentenced Wednesday to over a year in jail after pleading guilty to three counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual touching involving teens.
Paris court sentences Liberian ex-rebel to life in prisonNovember 2, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A Paris court on Wednesday found a former Liberian rebel guilty of torture, acts of barbarism and complicity in crimes against humanity during the country’s civil war almost 30 years ago, sentencing him to life in prison.
Eco-activist sentenced to community service, no prison timeNovember 1, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced an eco-activist to community service but no extra time in custody, rejecting the government’s call for a yearslong prison term for the Seattle man related to arsons decades ago.
Kansas mom gets 20 years for leading Islamic State battalionNovember 1, 2022 GMT
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Kansas native who led an all-female Islamic State battalion when she lived in Syria has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, the maximum possible sentence, after her own children denounced her in court and detailed the horrific circumstances and abuse she heaped on them.
Man gets 6 years in prison for dumping body parts in ArizonaOctober 31, 2022 GMT
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The former operator of a Seattle donated-cadaver business who callously dumped numerous body parts around central Arizona was sentenced to more than six years in prison Monday.
Judge sets 2-day sentencing hearing in Christmas parade caseOctober 31, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis., (AP) — A judge on Monday scheduled a two-day sentencing hearing for a man who killed six people when he drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee last year.
Waukesha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Dorow set Darrell Brooks’ sentencing for Nov.
Families get final say before Parkland shooter is sentencedOctober 30, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz will be sentenced to life in prison this week — but not before the families of the 17 people he murdered get the chance to tell him what they think.
Ex-United Nations employee sentenced for multiple rapesOctober 28, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The sentencing of a former United Nations communications specialist to 15 years in prison Thursday was punctuated by the tears and eloquence of some of his 13 sexual assault victims who said being drugged and raped by a man who first won their trust left them shattered and hopeful that justice might help them heal.
Family details horrific abuse at hands of female ISIS leaderOctober 24, 2022 GMT
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Kansas native convicted of leading an all-female battalion of the Islamic State group had a long history of monstrous behavior that included sexual and physical abuse of her own children, family members said in court filings.
Man who stole $426,000 from elderly victim faces sentencingOctober 21, 2022 GMT
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — An Oshkosh man convicted of stealing more than $426,000 from a 92-year-old nursing home resident is scheduled to be sentenced in January.
A jury earlier this month found Terry Culver guilty of eight felonies.
Canadian singer Jacob Hoggard sentenced for sexual assaultOctober 20, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — A judge sentenced Jacob Hoggard, the front man for the Canadian band Hedley, to five years in prison for the sexual assault of an Ottawa woman, in what the presiding judge called a “particularly degrading rape.”
Former officer sentenced for drug, gun charges in MaineOctober 18, 2022 GMT
MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — A longtime law enforcement officer and former candidate for sheriff in Washington County has been sentenced to four years in prison for drug- and gun-related charges.
The case against Jeffrey Bishop, 55, unfolded with his arrest for providing opioid pills to a teenage girl last year in a high school parking lot.
Oilman catches sentencing break for exposing Venezuela graftOctober 13, 2022 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida-based oilman who pleaded guilty for taking part in a $1 billion conspiracy to pay bribes to Venezuelan officials received a major break in sentencing after providing standout cooperation to U.S.
Ex-Angels employee gets 22 years in Skaggs overdose deathOctober 11, 2022 GMT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison Tuesday for providing Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs the drugs that led to his overdose death in Texas.
Supreme Court rejects appeal from Dylann Roof, who killed 9October 11, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Dylann Roof, who challenged his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation.
Prosecutors seek prison for rioter’s attack on AP journalistOctober 9, 2022 GMT
Federal prosecutors on Sunday recommended a prison sentence of approximately four years for a Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to assaulting an Associated Press photographer and using a stun gun against police officers during a mob's attack on the U.S.
Man guilty in Olympic National Park standoff gets probationOctober 8, 2022 GMT
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man accused of assaulting a woman at Olympic National Park and causing part of the park to be evacuated during an armed standoff has been sentenced to three years of probation.
Former USA Climbing coach sentenced for sexual abuseOctober 7, 2022 GMT
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A former coach for Team USA Climbing has been sentenced to five years in prison for the sexual abuse of two girls.
The Daily Herald of Everett, Washington, reports that 28-year-old Alexander Fritz was charged in February with four counts of third-degree child rape after two 15-year-old girls he met through climbing reported he abused them from 2016 to 2019.
Life sentence for murder of would-be online bike sellerOctober 6, 2022 GMT
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A man convicted of gunning down a victim who was lured to a New Orleans-area apartment in hopes of selling a dirt bike has been sentenced to life in prison.
WWL-TV reports that Jalen Harvey was sentenced Thursday.
Prison reform advocate gets 40-year sentence in jail schemeOctober 6, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A longtime prison reform advocate was sentenced to 40 years behind bars on Thursday following his conviction for hiding guns, ammunition, handcuff keys and hacksaw blades inside the walls of Nashville's new jail while it was being built.
Seattle woman gets probation for massive Capital One hackOctober 5, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — A former Seattle tech worker convicted of several charges related to a massive hack of Capital One bank and other companies in 2019 was sentenced Tuesday to time served and five years of probation.
Ex-trooper missing after sentencing in protester’s unmaskingOctober 5, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee state trooper has gone missing after he was sentenced for a misdemeanor assault conviction on a charge that he pulled the face mask off a protester during the COVID-19 pandemic in August 2020.
Arizonan sentenced for Vegas-based scheme targeting migrantsOctober 1, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona man who convinced recent immigrants from mainly Asian countries to pay him thousands of dollars each to help them gain U.S. citizenship has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison by a federal judge in Las Vegas, authorities announced.
Former Hong Kong lawmaker sentenced to 3 1/2 years in jailSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — Former Hong Kong lawmaker and pro-democracy activist Ted Hui was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in jail for criminal contempt after he skipped bail and fled overseas, missing trial for cases against him.
Sentencing for man in plot to blow up Democratic HQ delayedSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The sentencing of a California man who pleaded guilty to plotting to firebomb the state Democratic Party’s headquarters and other buildings in Northern California after the defeat of former President Donald Trump was delayed Wednesday after a federal judge rejected a plea agreement.
Maryland couple plead guilty in submarine secrets sale caseSeptember 27, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife entered new guilty pleas Tuesday in a case involving an alleged plot to sell secrets about nuclear-powered warships, a month after their previous plea agreements that had called for specific sentencing guidelines were rejected.
N. Dakota guard fired over suicide of man serving lifeSeptember 23, 2022 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota prison guard was fired over the suicide of a man who was serving life sentences for killing four people.
Last defendant sentenced in US Border Patrol agent’s deathSeptember 22, 2022 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The seventh and final defendant has been sentenced for the 2010 fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, a case that exposed a botched federal gun operation known as “Fast and Furious."
Ex-cop Lane gets 3 years for role in George Floyd’s deathSeptember 21, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for aiding and abetting manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd became angry when he erroneously thought he might have to register as a predatory offender, saying his role was “minimal” when compared with Derek Chauvin's.
Man sentenced to life plus 40 years in Missouri cop’s deathSeptember 21, 2022 GMT
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was sentenced Wednesday to life plus another 40 years in prison in the 2019 shooting death of a suburban St. Louis police officer.
Bonette Meeks, 29, was convicted in June of second-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest in the killing of North County Police Cooperative Officer Michael Langsdorf.
Mom gets probation in jail scuffle, driving into schoolgirlsSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A mother who was sentenced Monday to probation and mental health treatment for intentionally striking two schoolgirls with her SUV near a Las Vegas-area high school pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor battery for scuffling with a jail guard while in custody.
Minnesota man gets life for selling fentanyl in 11 fatal ODsSeptember 12, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man was sentenced to life in prison Monday for selling fentanyl online that led to 11 fatal overdoses.
A federal jury in March convicted Aaron Broussard, 32, of Hopkins, of 17 counts including distribution of fentanyl resulting in death.
After Memphis killings, officials push harsh sentencing lawsSeptember 9, 2022 GMT
The high-profile killings rattling Memphis this week have added fuel to calls by some politicians for stricter sentencing laws throughout the U.S., sparking alarm among criminal justice reform advocates who say that approach is outdated and ineffective.