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Convictions, death penalty overturned in 2001 bar slayings

May. 27, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned the murder convictions of a man sentenced to death in the shooting deaths of two other men in a bar in Pennsylvania's capital city almost two decades ago. PennLive.com reports that U.S. Middle District Chief Judge Christopher Conner ruled Wednesday that...

St. Louis man gets 15-plus years for spate of carjackings

May. 27, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for a spate of violent carjackings across the city in 2018. Federal prosecutors said in a news release that Deandre Moore, 26, was sentenced Tuesday to 186 months in prison for his part in six armed carjackings....

Texas man, ex-Nebraska outfitter sentenced in hunting sting

May. 27, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Texas man and former central Nebraska hunting guide has been sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay more than $80,000 in fines and penalties for his part in an illegal hunting operation. Jordan Cook, 32, of Boerne, Texas, was sentenced Tuesday in Omaha’s...

Philippine court convicts American of online child abuse

May. 27, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has sentenced an American to life in prison on charges of sexually exploiting Filipino children using webcams to sell videos, photos and livestreams to buyers abroad, an official said Wednesday. National Bureau of Investigation official Janet Francisco said the...

Man gets more than 9 years in drug trafficking case

May. 26, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A 37-year-old Connecticut man is going to prison for more than nine years for his role in a drug trafficking and money laundering operation in Vermont, Maine and Connecticut, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Korey Stewart, who used a number of aliases, was sentenced last week in...

Supreme Court refuses case of condemned Alabama inmate

May. 26, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to consider the appeal of an Alabama death row inmate convicted in two slayings. Without comment, the justices rejected a legal challenge by Taurus Carroll, 42. Carroll was convicted in 1998 of killing Betty Long in her family's laundry...

SW Indiana man gets 40-year sentence in toddler's death

May. 26, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

BOONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southwestern Indiana man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the neglect death of his girlfriend's 10-month-old son. A Warrick County judge sentenced Thaddious Rice of Newburgh on Friday to the maximum sentence for his conviction on a felony neglect of a dependent charge....

Athletic trainer gets jail for giving alcohol to minors

May. 26, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — A woman who worked as an athletic trainer in eastern Nebraska has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for giving alcohol to Plattsmouth High School students. Ashley Torske, 27, of Bellevue, was sentenced last week in Cass County after she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of...

Germany: Father convicted of murdering 2 young children

May. 26, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A judge in Germany has convicted a 56-year-old Frenchman of murder for killing his two young children by choking them and then filling their mouths with fast-hardening building foam. German news agency dpa reported Tuesday that the man, whose name wasn’t released, was sentenced to life...

Pastor sentenced for stealing Oso slide donations

May. 25, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Bodies were still buried beneath the mud of the Oso hillside in May 2014 when pastor Gary Ray funneled $30,000 in cash — donations meant for grieving families of the 43 killed — into a church bank account where only he had access. “People were still searching...