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Man who beat motel owner sentenced to psychiatric hospital

Oct. 1, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A La Pine man has been sentenced to 20 years in the state psychiatric hospital for brutally beating a 70-year-old woman in a racist attack last year. The Bulletin reports James Lamb Jr. was one of the first people in Oregon charged under a new hate crime law for seriously injuring the...

FILE - In this March 23, 2001, file photo, Gregory McKnight, 24, is comforted by his attorney in Vinton County Common Pleas Court in McArthur, Ohio, after he was indicted. Lawyers for McKnight, an Ohio death row inmate who is Black, are seeking a new trial based on allegations of racial slurs used during jury deliberations over the inmate's fate. McKnight was sentenced to death almost 20 years ago for the 1999 kidnapping and slaying of a white female college student. (AP Photo/Bill Graham, File)

Ohio killer alleging racism-tainted jury seeks new trial

Oct. 1, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio death row inmate who is Black is seeking a new trial based on allegations that some white jurors used racial slurs in describing him during their deliberations over his fate, according to arguments before a state appeals court. Defendant Gregory McKnight was sentenced to death...

Russian man sentenced for LinkedIn, Dropbox data breaches

Sep. 30, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Russian man convicted of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring and stealing the personal information of more than 100 million customers was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in federal prison. Yevgeniy Nikulin, 32, received the 88-month sentence Tuesday in federal court...

8th federal execution since July scheduled for Nov. 19

Sep. 30, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black death-row inmate who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Texas teenager in 1994 has been scheduled for execution in November, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. If the lethal injection goes ahead as scheduled Nov. 19, Orlando Hall would be the eighth person executed...

Clare Bronfman arrives at federal court, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Bronfman, the Seagram's liquor fortune heir and a wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced leader of a self-improvement group NXIVM in upstate New York convicted of turning women into sex slaves who were branded with his initials, faces sentencing Wednesday in the federal conspiracy case. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Seagram's heir sentenced to prison in branded sex slave case

Sep. 30, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An heir to the Seagram’s liquor fortune was sentenced Wednesday to an 81-month prison term and immediately thrown behind bars for her role as an unwavering benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced self-improvement guru convicted of turning women into sex slaves who were branded...

12 years in prison for speeding driver who killed 2 women

Sep. 30, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young man who drove through the streets of Portland at speeds estimated at 50 mph to 80 mph has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for running a red light and crashing into another car, killing two women. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Antonio Montgomery gathered...

FILE - In this March 29, 2014 file photo, Aziza al-Yousef drives a car on a highway during a women's rights campaign in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Her son, Salah al-Haidar, a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen, is set to go on trial Thursday in a court established to try terrorism cases in the Saudi capital, Riyadh on charges related to alleged social media posts criticizing the government. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Trump is urged to intervene in trial of US-Saudi national

Sep. 30, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The trial of a U.S. citizen who is also a Saudi national began Wednesday in Saudi Arabia in a counter-terrorism court that has been used to imprison rights activists in a case that could spark further tensions in already uneasy U.S.-Saudi relations. The case of Salah...

FILE - This undated file photo shows Rachael Hilyard of Wichita, Kansas. Hilyard was sentenced Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, to life in prison for decapitating the mother of her ex-boyfriend in 2017. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)

Kansas woman gets life for decapitating ex-boyfriend's mom

Sep. 30, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman has been sentenced to life in prison for decapitating her ex-boyfriend's mother with a pair of kitchen knives. Rachael Hilyard, 38, of Wichita, was sentenced Tuesday in the 2017 death of 63-year-old Micki Davis, The Wichita Eagle reported. Hilyard apologized at the...

Wall Street trader gets 5 years in prison in Ponzi scheme

Sep. 29, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Wall Street trader was sentenced Monday to over five years in prison after admitting to defrauding investors of $19 million in a Ponzi scheme. Paul Rinfret, 71, of Manhasset, New York, was sentenced Monday in Manhattan federal court. The sentencing followed his October guilty plea...

FILE - In this June 18, 2007 file photo, Edward Brown speaks to reporters during a news conference at his home, in Plainfield, N.H. Brown, 78, is up for re-sentencing Tuesday Sept. 29, 2020 over a months long armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction. Brown, originally sentenced to 37 years in prison, says he should be sentenced to the 13 years he has already served. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Tax protester in 2007 armed standoff to remain in prison

Sep. 29, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man will face more time in prison, a judge decided Tuesday in a case resulting from a monthslong armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 over a tax evasion conviction that led to the discovery of explosives and booby traps on his property. A judge resentenced Edward...