Sentencing looms in Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy

U.S. 06/23/19, 09:47

The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison. Lawyers ...

Update: Father won’t testify in death penalty trial

U.S. 06/12/19, 13:23

The Latest on a death penalty trial for a South Carolina father (all times local):1:50 p.m.The South Carolina father convicted of killing his five children won't testify on his behalf or make a statement to a jury deciding whether he ...

California man freed from life prison sentence for joyriding

U.S. 06/04/19, 19:41

A California man was freed from prison after serving 23 years of his life sentence on a joyriding conviction, including eight years in solitary confinement for possessing a book written by the co-founder of a notorious prison gang.His attorneys say ...

Minneapolis officer’s attorneys seek no prison for shooting

U.S. 05/31/19, 08:06

Attorneys for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed woman in 2017 plan to ask a sentencing judge for no prison time.If that's not granted, they're seeking less prison time than state sentencing guidelines recommend.Mohamed Noor's ...

Update: Tennessee church shooter sentenced to life

U.S. 05/28/19, 16:56

The Latest on the trial of the Tennessee man convicted in a 2017 church shooting (all times local):4:45 p.m.A Tennessee man convicted of murder in a 2017 Nashville church shooting will spend the rest of his life behind bars.Judge Cheryl ...

Sentencing set for Alabama man in $2M scam

U.S. 05/28/19, 01:37

A man who pleaded guilty to federal charges in a $2 million scam that sucked in an Alabama town is due in state court to face additional counts.Records show Kyle Sandler has signed papers showing he plans to plead guilty ...

Statement of Jayme Closs at sentencing for abductor

U.S. 05/24/19, 16:28

Jayme Closs' statement at Friday's sentencing for Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old man who killed her parents and kidnapped her last October, holding her captive for 88 days before she escaped. Closs did not appear in court, and her statement was ...

Jury deliberating fate of Nevada death row inmate

U.S. 05/16/19, 15:22

A jury began deliberating Thursday whether to reorder the execution of a three-time murderer who's been on Nevada's death row for 34 years.Defense lawyers told the jury in Reno that 67-year-old Tracy Petrocelli should spend the rest of his life ...

China holds appeal hearing for Canadian sentenced to death

World 05/09/19, 03:18

A Chinese court held an appeal hearing Thursday for a Canadian who was sentenced to death for drug smuggling in a case that has deepened a diplomatic rift between the two countries. The intermediate-level court in northeastern Liaoning province said Robert ...

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