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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...

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...

Former 'American Gangster' prosecutor sentenced to probation

Sep. 19, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by actor Russell Crowe in the film "American Gangster" was sentenced to five years' probation Thursday, two months after pleading guilty to scheming with his law partner to steal money from clients. Richard Roberts spoke very briefly in court...

Life sentences given to man convicted in couple's slaying

Sep. 19, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man convicted in the case of a couple who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in a 2007 carjacking in Tennessee is going to prison having heard emotional testimony from the victims' relatives. News outlets report 47-year-old Eric Boyd was sentenced in Knoxville on Wednesday to two...

Ex-Michigan State medical resident sentenced in sex assault

Sep. 19, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University medical resident who authorities say sexually assaulted two women at a university health center and forced them to watch videos of him masturbating has been sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison. The Lansing State Journal reports 33-year-old Michael...

Parole board weighs release of woman in texting suicide case

Sep. 19, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts officials are weighing whether to grant early jail release for Michelle Carter, the woman currently imprisoned for urging her suicidal boyfriend via text messages to take his own life. Carter, 22, appeared Thursday before the state Parole Board to seek release after...

Man gets 30 years in prison for stabbing DC runner to death

Sep. 19, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally stabbing a runner in Washington, D.C. News outlets report Anthony Marquell Crawford was sentenced last week in the death of 35-year-old Wendy Martinez, who was attacked while running in her gentrifying neighborhood. Crawford...

South Korea police say they may have found serial killer

Sep. 19, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Thursday that they have found a suspect thought to be an infamous serial killer wanted for the slaying of nine women some 30 years ago. Police said the man's DNA matches samples taken from evidence collected from some of the crime scenes. Senior police...

Ex-official convicted of child porn charges gets 12 years

Sep. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

WAYNE, Pa. (AP) — A former top official in a Philadelphia suburb who authorities say had thousands of pornographic images of children on various devices, including an iPad issued for government business, has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison. Philip Ahr was sentenced Tuesday. The...