Latest Sentencing News

Convicted New York bomber faces sentencing for NJ shootout

Jan. 24, 2020 7:41 AM EST

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — An Afghan-born U.S. citizen already serving a life prison term for a bombing in New York City faces sentencing Friday for multiple counts of attempted murder and assault stemming from a shootout with police in New Jersey in 2016. Ahmad Khan Rahimi is scheduled to appear in state...

Man gets 5 years for slamming pregnant girlfriend into wall

Jan. 24, 2020 6:40 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man has been given five years in prison for slamming his pregnant girlfriend into a wall. The Gazette reported that Randelle Brown, 29, was sentenced Wednesday in Cedar Rapids. A jury convicted him Oct. 2 of domestic abuse assault, abuse assault and other crimes. ...

Man sentenced in Nebraska for bogus Mexico real estate deals

Jan. 24, 2020 6:16 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A California man has been sentenced in Nebraska for a scheme involving bogus purchases of real estate in Mexico. Sean O'Neal, 58, of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, was given 54 months in prison at his sentencing Thursday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. The charge: wire fraud. He also...

Ex-nurse faces sentencing for oxycodone possession

Jan. 24, 2020 4:59 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware nurse with a history of misconduct is facing sentencing by a federal judge after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, a powerful and addictive prescription painkiller. Kelly A. Mullins, 59, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years at...

Handyman gets 50 years for killing couple during burglary

Jan. 24, 2020 4:38 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A handyman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing a Florida couple during a burglary. Michael Anthony Herald, 52, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of second-degree murder as part of a deal with Hillsborough County prosecutors, the Tampa Bay Times reported. He had been...

Maryland man sentenced for defrauding clients of over $1.6M

Jan. 24, 2020 4:24 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he took more than $1.6 million from clients at his payroll processing business used them to pay his personal expenses, federal authorities said. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III sentenced David Richison, 64, of...

North Carolina woman slated for sentencing skips hearing

Jan. 24, 2020 4:08 AM EST

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — Arrest warrants have been issued for a woman who skipped out on a sentencing hearing for her alleged involvement in a 2016 double murder, a sheriff's office said. Brandy Nicole Davis, 35, along with three others, was charged in 2016 with two counts of murder in the deaths of Albert...

FILE - This undated image provided by the FBI in a U.S. District Court filing in Washington on Feb. 29, 2019, shows Mustafa al-Imam after his capture in October 2017.  A federal judge has sentenced Mustafa al-Imam to 19 years in federal prison for helping to plan the 2012 attacks in Benghazi. The sentence came several months after a federal jury in Washington  convicted Mustafa al-Imam of supporting the extremist militia that launched the fiery assaults on the U.S. compounds. (FBI via AP)

Militant sentenced to 19 years for role in Benghazi attacks

Jan. 24, 2020 12:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Libyan militant to more than 19 years in prison for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador. A jury convicted Mustafa al-Imam last year of conspiring to support the extremist militia that...

Florida Supreme Court on the death penalty: We got it wrong

Jan. 23, 2020 11:20 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday it erred in 2016 when it ruled a jury must be unanimous in deciding a convicted murderer should be sentenced to death, announcing a dramatic legal reversal that could affect dozens of death row cases. The opinion pulled back from the court's...

Ex-principal gets prison time for secretly recording girls

Jan. 23, 2020 10:19 PM EST

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont high school principal accused of secretly recording teenage girls was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday. Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Mann handed down the sentence to Dean Stearns, 57, that includes an additional five to 10 years suspended, and...