Latest Sentencing News

Whiting man gets 180 years for killing woman, 2 teens in '98

Jun. 24, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A judge sentenced a Lake County man to 180 years in prison Friday for killing a woman and two teenage boys found bludgeoned to death in 1998 in a house in northwest Indiana. James H. Higgason III, 52, of Whiting, was sentenced to three terms of 60 years...

Several accusers seek roles at Ghislaine Maxwell sentencing

Jun. 24, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of four women who testified at Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial that she had a role in their sexual abuse at the hands of financier Jeffrey Epstein may be speaking at her sentencing or have their statements read aloud, court filings Friday show. Prosecutors told a...

Ex-Argentine officer faces trial in Miami in massacre case

Jun. 24, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Argentine navy officer goes on trial Monday in Miami for his alleged role in a 1972 massacre of political prisoners in his homeland. Roberto Guillermo Bravo, who has lived in the U.S. for decades, is the only former Argentine military officer accused of taking...

Mississippi man gets 30 months for COVID-related wire fraud

Jun. 24, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for wire fraud related to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, federal authorities said. Court documents show Hancock County Sheriff's deputies arrested Trevon Evans, 25, of Kiln, on Aug. 3, 2020, in...

Dissident artist, rapper sentenced to prison in Cuba

Jun. 24, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Two members of a loose-knit group of dissident artists have been sentenced to prison in Cuba, the country's prosecutor's office said Friday. Maikel Castillo was sentenced to nine years for attacks and defamation against the country's institutions and Luis Manuel Otero...

Man gets life for hit-and-run that killed man and toddler

Jun. 24, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the hit-and-run deaths of a man and the man's young daughter, who was in a stroller. Shawn Allen, 37, of Canton, remained defiant and maintained his innocence during sentencing in Akron, the Akron Beacon...

Nebraska Supreme Court denies appeal of death row inmate

Jun. 24, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday denied the postconviction appeal of a death row inmate who said his defense attorney was so inept that his right to a fair trial had been compromised. Roy Ellis Jr., 68, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to...

Man who took Molotov cocktails to Floyd protest sentenced

Jun. 24, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who took three Molotov cocktails to a demonstration to protest the killing of George Floyd, and who shouted “kill the police,” has avoided any additional prison time. Vincent Eovacious, 20, of Worcester, was sentenced by a federal...

Felon who shot at NC deputy gets 10 years in prison

Jun. 24, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man who shot at a North Carolina sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 10 years prison on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, prosecutors said. Rodriguez Crudup pleaded guilty to the charge in March, U.S. Attorney Michael F. Easley Jr....

NC woman gets nearly 6 years for supplying guns to gang

Jun. 24, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for trying to buy firearms on behalf of gang members who she helped sell drugs, according to a federal prosecutor. U.S. Attorney Michael F. Easley Jr. said in a news release that Vernisha...