Sentencing

Former Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver, foreground left, stands next to defense attorney Miles Brissette, right, after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at the Frank Crowley Courts Building, in Dallas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 30, 2018 - 8:25 am
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury gave a white former police officer too lenient of a punishment when sentencing him to 15 years for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager who was in a car leaving a house party, the victim's family members said. Roy Oliver fired into the car filled with teens the...
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Fired Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver, who was convicted for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, sits during the sentencing phase at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Oliver was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday night, after being convicted of murdering Edwards, an unarmed boy when he fired into a car packed with black teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 11:23 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white former police officer was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday night after being convicted of murder a day earlier for killing an unarmed 15-year-old boy when he fired into a car packed with black teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas. Roy Oliver, who faced...
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Fired Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver, center, and his attorneys Miles Brissette, left, and Bob Gill stand before the reading of the verdict during Oliver's trial at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Oliver was convicted of murder on Tuesday for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager when he fired into a car full of teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 10:40 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a white former police officer in Texas convicted of murder for the on-duty death of an unarmed black teenager (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A Dallas jury has issued a 15-year prison sentence for a white former police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting an...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 1, 2012 file photo, Israeli businessman Nochi Dankner attends the annual gathering of the rabbi's followers and supporters in the town of Netivot, southern Israel. Israel’s Supreme Court on Wednesday Aug. 29, 2018, sentenced Nochi Dankner, one of the country's most prominent businessmen, to three years in prison for securities fraud. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
August 29, 2018 - 4:40 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has sentenced one of the country's most prominent businessmen to three years in prison for securities fraud. The court ruled Wednesday that former IDB Holding Corp. controlling shareholder Nochi Dankner will begin serving his prison term on Oct. 2 for his...
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August 27, 2018 - 1:00 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A former Fiat Chrysler executive was sentenced to 5 ½ years in federal prison Monday in a scheme to curry favor with union officials by showering them with cash and gifts. Former head of labor relations Alphons Iacobelli admitted that he turned the budget of a company-sponsored...
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August 23, 2018 - 9:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate leaders agreed Thursday to hold off on compromise criminal justice reform legislation until after the midterm elections. The delay is intended to head off a nasty debate in the lead-up to the midterms and give supporters more time to hash out...
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Reality Winner, who pleaded guilty to mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization, walks out of a courthouse in Augusta, Ga., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, after being sentenced to more than five years in prison. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 2:38 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former government contractor who pleaded guilty to mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization was sentenced to more than five years in prison Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors, who called it the longest sentence ever imposed for a federal crime involving...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office in Little Rock, Ark., shows Gary Eugene Holmes, who was convicted by a jury Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, of first-degree murder and terrorist threatening in the December 2016 death of Acen King. He was accused of firing his gun into another driver's car and killing the 3-year-old boy. (Pulaski County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 22, 2018 - 3:20 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man who fired his gun into another driver's car and killed a 3-year-old boy in the back seat was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison without the possibility for parole. Jurors found Gary Eugene Holmes guilty of first-degree murder and terroristic...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 7, 2018 file photo, Henri van Breda sits in the hall of the High Court in Cape Town, South Africa, during sentencing for the 2015 murders of his parents and brother and received a separate sentence of 15 years for the attempted murder of his sister. Van Breda was denied the opportunity to appeal his conviction and life sentence on Monday Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Halden Krog, File)
August 20, 2018 - 6:56 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African man found guilty of murdering three of his immediate family members was denied the opportunity to appeal his conviction and life sentences on Monday. The Western Cape High Court dismissed the application of Henri van Breda, 23, to appeal his three life sentences...
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In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 photo, Dr. Shafeeq Sheikh awaits his sentencing at Harris County Family Law Center in Houston. The former Baylor doctor received 10 years probation for raping a patient in 2013 at Ben Taub Hospital. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 3:41 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston doctor convicted of sexually assaulting a patient while she was tethered to machines and receiving treatment for asthma won't serve any prison time and will instead serve 10 years' probation. The punishment has surprised defense attorneys, disappointed law...
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