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Texas court overturns Beaumont’s death sentence

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned the conviction of a Beaumont man who was sentenced to death for capital murder five years ago. Now he will now get a new trial. Joseph Kenneth Colone Jr., won his appeal based on allegedly mishandled evidence and false testimony during the 2017 Mary trial that ultimately resulted […]

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Double murder in the woods: Man loses appeal and faces death penalty for killing pregnant wife and daughter

SINGAPORE: A man who strangled his pregnant wife before killing his four-year-old daughter lost his appeals against his double murder convictions on Wednesday February 23. Delivering the verdict on behalf of a five-judge panel, Judge Judith Prakash dismissed the appeal and upheld Teo Ghim Heng’s convictions as well as the death sentence. Teo, now 46, […]

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Prosecutors reduce sentence sought for ex-cop Kim Potter

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors have apparently dropped their pursuit of a longer-than-usual sentence for the suburban Minneapolis police officer who said he mistook his handgun for his Taser when she killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black motorist. Kim Potter, 49, is expected to be sentenced on Friday following her December conviction of first-degree manslaughter. […]

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Voting error results in 6-year jail term for black woman in Tennessee

By postal staff Pamela Moses, a Black Lives Matter activist in Memphis, Tennessee, was sentenced to six years in prison for attempting to register to vote. His conviction last fall and sentencing on February 4 was met with fury by black leaders and political progressives. Janai Nelson, the associate director-attorney of the NAACP Legal Defense […]

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Hey pandas, give me a two-sentence horror story (closed)

I loveeeee horror! Get Creative Pandas! I turned to the last page and finished the book. Then I realized that I didn’t have the second in the series. 😱 Reporting They looked behind their backs and were relieved. “Above you,” hissed the voice. Reporting I recognize all the passengers on the train. I know them […]

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Ethan Cain receives maximum sentence for murder of Drake Smith

An Indiana man was recently sentenced to a maximum sentence of 55 years in state prison for a years-old murder that took place in one of the country’s most notoriously violent and haunted swamps. Ethan Cain24, pleaded guilty to the murder of a 22-year-old man Drake Smith Last year. The incident happened in May 2018 […]

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Final sentence handed down in Drew Cato murder case

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — The family of a local murder victim got a little more closure on Thursday. Virginia Reynolds was convicted of covering up a death after the 2018 murder of Andrew Cato IV. Cato, a 28-year-old father of two, was shot and buried in McCormick County, and the entire community spent weeks looking […]

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Single mom faces jail time for letting 14-year-old daughter babysit younger children after daycare center closed due to COVID – Crime Online

A Georgia woman could face jail time after allowing her teenage daughter to watch her younger siblings during the 2020 pandemic lockdown. Melissa Henderson, of Blairsville, was charged with reckless criminal driving after leaving her four youngest children with her eldest, 14-year-old Linley, in May 2020 after the COVID pandemic forced the children’s daycare center […]

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Providing an opportunity for a hearing before the sentencing order is a statutory mandate U/S 235(2) CrPC: Gauhati High Court reiterates

The Gauhati High Court, in a criminal appeal, ruled that when a magistrate court convicts a defendant, it must give him an opportunity to be heard on sentence, as provided for in Section 235(2) of the CrPC. The provision states: If the accused is found guilty, the judge must, unless he proceeds in accordance with […]

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California movie studio fraud asks judge to reduce sentence

Carissa Carpenter has frequently cited her health issues for problems she faced while building her multi-billion dollar movie studio in the farming town of Dixon, Solano County. After her arrest in 2014 on fraud charges that she defrauded millions of dollars from investors over a 20-year period, Carpenter listed a variety of illnesses, strokes, cancers, […]

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Nashville Waffle House shooter gets life without parole for killing 4 people

A man who shot and killed four people at a Nashville Waffle House in 2018 was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole on Saturday. Jurors handed down the sentence of Travis Reinking, 33, after hearing about two hours of testimony from family members of the four people killed. They were sobbing and […]

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Jurors sentence Waffle House shooter to life

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who shot and killed four people at a Nashville Waffle House in 2018 was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole on Saturday. Jurors handed down the sentence of Travis Reinking, 33, after hearing about two hours of testimony from family members of the four people killed. […]

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Suspended sentence for man who ran over and killed his father while crossing

The wife of a man who died when he was run over at a pedestrian crossing has called on drivers to be more careful on the roads after the driver who caused the death of her husband was today sentenced to a two-year suspended prison sentence. Simon Poole, father-of-three and chief operating officer of Isle […]

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Daniel Boulton sentenced to life for the murder of Bethany Vincent and her autistic son Darren

An obsessed killer who murdered his ex-girlfriend and her autistic son has been jailed for life with a minimum sentence of 40 years. Daniel Boulton, 30, walked 28 miles from Skegness to Louth in Lincolnshire in May last year to murder Bethany Vincent, 26, and her son Darren, also known as DJ, Henson, nine year. […]

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DAs rebuke governor for commuting Colorado trucker’s sentence

Colorado district attorneys have warned the governor he set a “troublesome precedent” when he intervened in the Rogel Aguilera-Mederos case. by: Lanie Lee Cook Job : January 25, 2022 / 11:24 p.m. MST / Update: January 25, 2022 / 11:24 p.m. MST DENVER (KDVR) – District attorneys have warned Gov. Jared Polis that he set […]

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Santa Fe convicted rapist gets 11 1/2 year sentence | Local News

State District Judge T. Glenn Ellington on Tuesday sentenced a Santa Fe man convicted of raping a homeless woman to 11½ years in prison, despite the defendant’s claims that he had been wrongly convicted and had been trapped by a police officer with racist intentions. “You see yourself as the victim… [but] you are a […]

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Corey Johnson sentenced to life in prison for murdering teenager in 2018

WEST PALM BEACH — Corey Johnson apologized on Thursday for killing 13-year-old Jovanni Sierra at a sleepover in 2018. He even denounced ISIS — the militant Islamic group which his lawyers say influenced his thinking before the murder – at his sentencing. “I know that I have contributed to the spread of evil in this […]

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Truck driver’s 110-year prison sentence drastically reduced

by: Lanie Lee CookNexstar Multimedia Cable Job : December 30, 2021 / 3:36 PM PST / Update: December 30, 2021 / 5:29 PM PST Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, a truck driver sentenced to 110 years in prison for causing a violent accident on I-70, appears in court. (Photo: KDVR) DENVER (KDVR) — The truck driver sentenced to […]

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Truck driver’s 110-year sentence in Colorado crash reduced to 10 years

DENVER (KDVR) — The truck driver sentenced to 110 years in prison for his role in a fatal crash that killed four people on Interstate 70 has been granted clemency by the governor. Rogel Aguilera-Mederos asked for clemency from Governor Jared Polis, who announced on Thursday that he had reduced the sentence to 10 years. […]

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Truck driver’s sentence reduced to 10 years after initially receiving 110 years for fatal accident

Proponents called the original sentence unusually harsh. December 31, 2021, 01:17 • 5 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article A truck driver who was sentenced to 110 years in prison for a fatal accident in Colorado has been sentenced to 10 years after an outcry from family and lawyers. Governor Jared Polis […]

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Russian court extends historian Dmitriev’s sentence to 15 years on charges he denies

A Russian court has increased the sentence of historian Yury Dmitriyev, the local head of human rights group Memorial in the northwestern region of Karelia, to 15 years in prison for allegedly taking pornographic images of his daughter adoption, a charge he strongly denied. The Petrozavodsk City Court issued the verdict on December 27 after […]

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Judge reconsiders 110-year sentence for I-70 truck driver who killed four in crash

A Colorado judge will reconsider in January the 110-year prison sentence for the truck driver who killed four people when he crashed into stopped traffic on Interstate 70 more than two years ago. District Court Judge Bruce Jones has scheduled a hearing for Jan. 13 to reconsider the jail sentence of 26-year-old Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, a […]

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Trucker’s 110-year sentence in fatal I-70 crash highlights Colorado’s sentencing laws and prosecutors’ charging decisions – The Denver Post

Rogel Aguilera-Mederos The 110-year prison sentence imposed this week on the truck driver who killed four people when he lost his brakes on Interstate 70 has put a new spotlight on Colorado’s mandatory minimum sentencing laws and on the ability of district attorneys to use these laws to secure convictions. lead to prison sentences. Rogel […]

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Judge goes beyond prosecutors’ request with sentence for Jan. 6 couple

A U.S. District Judge on Wednesday handed down a sentence against a couple who participated in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot that went beyond what prosecutors recommended, handing them a prison sentence. The Department of Justice (DOJ) had requested that Brandon Miller and his wife Stephanie Miller be sentenced to house arrest as part of […]

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Two-Sentence Takeaway: What All 30 Teams Should Be Thankful For

Stephen Curry and the NBA-leading Warriors have much to be grateful for. It’s the season to be grateful, and in the spirit of the moment, it’s fitting to bring out the good in all 30 NBA teams. Yes, some might need binoculars to spot their silver linings, while other teams are more obvious with their […]

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Students come out to protest the death sentence

Preview:Students come out to protest the death sentence Public calls for clemency for Julius Jones have intensified this week, prompting Oklahoma students to action. For many students in November, civic engagement wasn’t just something to learn in class. It was something to practice. Public calls for clemency for Julius Jones have intensified this week, prompting […]

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John Getreu sentenced to life for 1974 murder | News

Calling the series of strangulation murders and sexual assaults of John Arthur Getreu “evil and despicable crimes”, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Robert Foiles sentenced the 77-year-old to prison to life and fined $5,000 on Friday for killing Janet Ann Taylor 47 years ago. “Words cannot begin to express my grief in this matter,” […]