Sentencing

FILE - In this March 21, 2018 file photo, Andrew Urdiales looks back into the courtroom gallery as opening statements began his trial in Santa Ana, Calif. Urdiales was later found guilty of the murders of five women in Southern California more than two decades ago, and was sentenced to death on Oct. 5, 2018 by an Orange County judge. Urdiales was one of two condemned men who apparently committed suicide within hours of each other on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Corrections officials said they found Urdiales, 54, unresponsive during a security check at San Quentin State Prison late Friday. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
November 05, 2018 - 11:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two condemned multiple murderers, including a serial killer, apparently committed suicide within hours of each other on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Monday. Corrections officials said they found Andrew Urdiales, 54, unresponsive during a...
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November 05, 2018 - 4:28 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced in Myanmar to seven years in prison for possession of official documents are appealing the verdict, the news agency said Monday. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on a military-led brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Southport High School, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 02, 2018 - 7:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's re-election campaign released a new ad Friday that borrows liberally from an expletive-filled, anti-immigration video that was denounced as racist. The new ad, tweeted by Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, warns ominously that a caravan of migrants that has been...
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FILE - This June 23, 2011, file booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger. Officials with the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Bulger died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in a West Virginia prison after being sentenced in 2013 in Boston to spend the rest of his life in prison. The death of notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger marks the third inmate to be killed at a West Virginia federal prison in the last six months. (U.S. Marshals Service via AP, File)
October 30, 2018 - 5:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — James "Whitey" Bulger, the murderous Boston gangster who benefited from a corrupt relationship with the FBI before spending 16 years as one of America's most wanted men, was slain in federal prison. He was 89. Bulger was found unresponsive Tuesday morning at the U.S. penitentiary in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, William Hoehn testifies in District Court in Fargo, N.D., during his trial for conspiracy to commit murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a 22-year-old who's baby was cut from her womb. Hoehn, who pleaded guilty to two charges for his role in the death, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Michael Vosburg/The Forum via AP, Pool, File)
October 29, 2018 - 3:27 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for conspiring to kidnap a baby that his girlfriend had cut from their neighbor's body and lying to police about it, a sentence that didn't entirely satisfy the slain woman's mother. William Hoehn, 33, will have a chance...
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University of Utah Police Lt. Brian Wahlin talks to members of the media outside of the South Medical Tower on the University of Utah campus during a search for a man they say shot and killed a University of Utah student outside of a dormitory on campus, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The female student's body was found in a car near the medical towers, Wahlin said. The man they are searching for and the student had "a previous relationship," Wahlin said. (Kristin Murphy//The Deseret News via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 10:38 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The man who shot and killed a University of Utah student on campus was a former boyfriend and he was found dead inside a church about three hours after the shooting that prompted officials to lock down the campus, police and university officials said Tuesday. Lauren McCluskey...
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October 22, 2018 - 3:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The young Joe Hunt once used his intelligence, a high-energy salesman's patter and powers of persuasion to convince wealthy friends to invest in his Billionaire Boys Club to fuel an opulent lifestyle that abruptly ended with a first-degree murder conviction and a prison...
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This image made from video shows Scott Ostrem in court in Brighton, Colo., Friday, Oct. 19. 2018. Ostrem, who gunned down three people in a suburban Denver Walmart on 2017, was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, but more than 11 months after the crime, his motive remains a mystery. (KMGH-TV via AP, Pool)
October 19, 2018 - 7:23 pm
BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — The man who gunned down three people in a suburban Denver Walmart last year was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. But more than 11 months after the crime, his motive remains a mystery. Scott Ostrem, 48, received three consecutive life terms plus 48 years as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, prisoners from Sacramento County await processing after arriving at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, Calif. California will reconsider life sentences for thousands of nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago. Court documents obtained by the Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 show Gov. Jerry Brown's administration will include the repeat offenders in Proposition 57's early release program. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
October 18, 2018 - 6:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Up to 4,000 California inmates serving life sentences for nonviolent convictions will have a chance at parole following the state's decision to let stand a judge's ruling saying those prisoners are eligible for freedom under a voter-approved law. The state will craft new...
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October 11, 2018 - 2:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has given the creator of the highly publicized, failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas a six-year prison term. Billy McFarland was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald called him a "serial fraudster." He admitted defrauding investors...
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