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Russian actor arrested at rally released pending appeal

Sep. 20, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian actor sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison for allegedly assaulting a police officer has been released from custody following a massive outcry. Pavel Ustinov, 24, was charged on Sept. 16 with assaulting a police officer at an opposition rally in July. He pleaded not guilty, claiming...

Man sentenced for sexually assaulting child he met online

Sep. 20, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Florida man who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old New Jersey girl at a hotel in Philadelphia last year has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Liam Heim will also be on lifetime supervised release under the sentence imposed Thursday. The 23-year-old St. Petersburg man pleaded...

40 years in prison for drug debt homicide

Sep. 20, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Green Bay area woman in 2016 because of her boyfriend's drug debt has been given a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. Forty-seven-year-old Anthony Kitchenakow was sentenced in Brown County Circuit Court Thursday for first-degree reckless homicide in...

Man convicted in 1997 murder of grandparents dies in prison

Sep. 20, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who was convicted of capital murder in the 1997 slayings of his grandparents has died in prison. Al.com reports 44-year-old William "David" Spratling died Tuesday, about two decades after he was sentenced to serve life without parole. The newspaper says Spratling was...

Man gets 30 years for slaying over yard-work debt

Sep. 20, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 year in prison for killing a neighbor over a yard-work debt. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 42-year-old Michael Harbaugh was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to murder and solicitation to commit murder. His trial was set to begin next...

Ex-Maryland jailer gets prison for running Crips conspiracy

Sep. 20, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

JESSUP, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland corrections officer has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for working as a high-ranking member of the 8-Trey Crips street gang. News outlets report Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced the sentencing of 33-year-old Antoine Fordham on Thursday. A...

Phoenix man gets prison for extorting nude photos from girls

Sep. 19, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man accused of threatening nearly a dozen young Tempe girls in order to get nude photos of them has been sentenced to 4½ years in prison. Maricopa County prosecutors say 25-year-old Jarre Edward Bjelic was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to three counts of theft by...

Man tried 6 times for murder seeks bail, end to charges

Sep. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

A Mississippi man who's been tried six times for murder asked a judge to free him on bail and throw out the charges against him in motions filed Thursday in state court. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the convictions of 49-year-old Curtis Flowers in June, finding racial bias in jury selection. Prosecutors say...

Man sentenced in fatal Omaha crash that killed 14-year-old

Sep. 19, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 37-year-old Bennington man has been sentenced to 43-to-53 years in prison in a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a 14-year-old Omaha boy. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Jeffrey Eggeling was sentenced Thursday for vehicular homicide and drunken driving. Police say Eggeling was...

Kealoha conspiracy sentencing re-scheduled for Halloween

Sep. 19, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge is postponing sentencing for a retired Honolulu police chief and his wife convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's largest corruption case. Louis Kealoha and ex-prosecutor Katherine Kealoha requested a longer delay until after the conclusion of other trials against them. But U.S....