The dog that went to prison

Culture 11/07/18, 17:01

In 1924, a black Irish setter received a life sentence at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. He was a dog called Pep.Pep was arrested in his home for the murder of the cat belonging to the wife of governor Griffin Pinchot. Did playtime get too rough? Or was it viciously premeditated? It ...

Man sentenced to more than 24 years for Texas mosque fire

Texas 10/18/18, 04:57

A man convicted of torching a South Texas mosque last year has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison. Marq Vincent Perez was sentenced Wednesday during a court hearing in Victoria, Texas. In July, a jury convicted the 26-year-old Perez of federal arson, explosives and hate crime charges. Mark Di Carlo, ...

Philadelphia crime boss gets 2 years in prison

New York 10/17/18, 22:53

A notorious Philadelphia mob boss sentenced to two years in prison for illegal betting quipped outside court that President Donald Trump was right to suggest cooperators or flippers should be outlawed. Smoking a cigarette, Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino chuckled when he made the comment as he walked away from Manhattan federal ...

Illinois teen sent to juvenile prison in classmate shooting

U.S. 10/11/18, 23:27

An Illinois high school student accused of shooting a classmate last year has been sentenced to juvenile prison, with the possibility of adult prison if he commits other crimes. The Journal Gazette and Times-Courier reports that the 15-year-old boy was sentenced Thursday by Coles County Circuit Judge Matt Sullivan. The September 2017 ...

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