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Illinois woman sentenced to 18 months prison in medical hoax

Jan. 24, 2021 10:31 AM EST

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 36-year-old southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison in a medical hoax that tricked people who gave her money and other benefits. Sarah Delashmit of Highland pleaded guilty in October to multiple fraud charges after authorities claimed she...

Driver convicted in deaths of 5 teens appeals sentence

Jan. 22, 2021 5:55 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A quintuple murder conviction stemming from the 2016 deaths of five teens in a car crash was before the Vermont Supreme Court this week. The defense for Steven Bourgoin argued Thursday that the testimony at trial from forensic psychiatrist Dr. Paul Cotton was a procedural blindside...

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Detective Young Clifton Hobson. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, David Walsh, a Chicago man who was paroled after serving less than 20 years for the 1968 murder of Hobson, was sentenced to life in prison for a 2018 bank robbery, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. (Courtesy of Chicago Police Department via AP)

Man who murdered Chicago cop gets life for bank robbery

Jan. 22, 2021 4:11 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who was paroled after serving less than 20 years for the 1968 murder of a police officer has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2018 bank robbery, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Judge Gary Feinerman on Wednesday handed the sentence to David Walsh, 74, who...

Kansas man sentenced to prison in assault rifle case

Jan. 22, 2021 3:51 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man who officers believed was intending to fire a semi-automatic assault rifle around closing time in a popular Lawrence bar district has been sentenced to 16 months in prison. The judge told 19-year-old Dayson G. Kelley of Topeka during his sentencing Thursday that he or police...

Teen gets 45 years for killing mom during fight over grades

Jan. 22, 2021 2:17 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager was sentenced to 45 years in prison Friday, a month after pleading guilty to charges of killing his mother and disposing of her body during an argument over his grades, prosecutors said. Gregory Ramos was 15 when he killed Gail Cleavenger in November 2018,...

This undated photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows David Bennett, who has been in prison for nearly 50 years for murder when he was a teenager. Bennett won a major decision from the Michigan appeals court that should lead to his eventual release. A Wayne County judge violated Bennett's rights when he cited mental health as a reason to keep him locked up with no chance for parole, the appeals court said Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)

Juvenile lifer locked up for nearly 50 years could go free

Jan. 22, 2021 1:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A man who has been in prison for nearly 50 years for murder when he was a teenager has won a major decision from the Michigan appeals court that should lead to his eventual release. A Wayne County judge violated David Bennett's rights when he cited mental health as a reason to keep him...

DCI Daniel Stoten gives a statement outside the Old Bailey, where those involved were sentenced for their part in a people-smuggling plot that ended in the deaths of 39 migrants, in London, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Four people-smugglers convicted of killing 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a container truck as it was shipped to England have been sentenced to between 13 and 27 years in prison. The victims, aged between 15 and 44, were found in October 2019 inside a refrigerated container that had traveled by ferry from Belgium to the eastern England port of Purfleet. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

People smugglers jailed in UK for deaths of 39 in container

Jan. 22, 2021 12:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Four people-smugglers convicted of killing 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a container truck as it was shipped to England were sentenced Friday to between 13 and 27 years in prison. The victims, between the ages of 15 and 44, were found in October 2019 inside a refrigerated...

Today in History

Jan. 22, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2021. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, declared a nationwide constitutional right to abortion. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at...

California man sentenced after traveling to abuse children

Jan. 21, 2021 6:51 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who authorities said traveled across the country to sexually abuse children, including a 6-year-old girl drugged by her mother, was sentenced Thursday to federal prison. Daniel Seibert, 29, of Lake Forest was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison....

Idaho man sentenced to 25 years for child pornography

Jan. 21, 2021 12:42 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. Andrew Neil Smith, a 33-year-old Caldwell resident, was sentenced Wednesday. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Smith to serve 10 years of supervised release following his...