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Vatican tribunal convicts ex-diplomat of possession, distribution of child porn, sentences him to 5 years

Jun. 23, 2018 7:45 AM EDT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican tribunal convicts ex-diplomat of possession, distribution of child porn, sentences him to 5 years.

Oldest member of corrupt Baltimore police unit gets 18 years

Jun. 22, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The oldest member of a deeply corrupt Baltimore police unit was sentenced Friday to 18 years, becoming the sixth member of the now-disbanded squad to head to federal prison. U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake handed down the punishment to former Gun Trace Task Force member Daniel Hersl,...

Mueller seeks sentencing for former Trump adviser in Sept.

Jun. 22, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is asking a federal judge to set a sentencing date for former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Prosecutors say in a new court filing that Papadopoulos (pah-puh-DAHP'-uh-luhs) could be sentenced as early as Sept. 7. The move suggests...

The Latest: Prosecutor: Trial ends 'long and dark chapter'

Jun. 22, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the guilty verdicts for Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme and his co-defendant Paul Weadick (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The top federal prosecutor for Massachusetts says the murder conviction of an 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss "ends a long and dark chapter" in the...

Man convicted of slashing his baby gets 26 years in prison

Jun. 22, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of kidnapping his newborn daughter, slashing her neck and cramming her into a trash bag inside a backpack has been sentenced to at least 26 years in prison. David Sleets was found guilty in April of attempted murder. The 37-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 26 to 52...

Board again rejects mercy for killer despite juror's concern

Jun. 22, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Parole Board on Friday again rejected a request for mercy from a condemned killer who fatally stabbed a man two decades ago, despite an ex-juror's revelation that he now regrets his vote in favor of a death sentence. The board ruled 8-1 against sparing death row inmate...

Maryland office park killing suspect sentenced in Delaware

Jun. 22, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A man accused of shooting five co-workers, killing three, at a granite company in Maryland was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison for the later shooting of a man in Delaware. Radee Prince, 38, was convicted last month of attempted manslaughter, reckless endangering, resisting...

Woman who took dead butterfly from exhibit gets probation

Jun. 22, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman who took a dead butterfly from an Ohio botanical garden has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that 36-year-old Jaime Revis was sentenced to six months' probation after entering the plea Thursday. She was arrested in April for taking a blue morpho...

Man gets life sentence for fatal robbery of $4

Jun. 22, 2018 8:24 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal robbery that earned him and an accomplice $4. The Florida Times-Union reports that 27-year-old Erron Coleman was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty last summer to second-degree murder. Authorities say 20-year-old...

Belgian gets life on cocaine smuggling charges in Cambodia

Jun. 22, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court sentenced a Belgian man to life in prison on Friday on charges of smuggling cocaine into the country. David Noel Catry was convicted of trafficking 1.03 kilograms (2.27 pounds) of cocaine earlier this year, said Ei Rin, a spokesman for the Phnom Penh Municipal...