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Ex-compounding pharmacy CEO sentenced in drug-potency case

Sep. 19, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former central Indiana compounding pharmacy executive who was convicted of federal charges stemming from drug-potency problems has been sentenced to almost three years behind bars. The Indianapolis Star reports 68-year-old Paul J. Elmer wept Wednesday at his sentencing hearing for...

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...

Oregon man imprisoned for importing fentanyl from China

Sep. 19, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for importing fentanyl from China. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported 28-year-old John William Schantz was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Portland. Schantz pleaded guilty to one count of importing a...

Driver in fatal Colorado interstate crash gets 10 years

Sep. 18, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man accused of overstaying his U.S. visa was sentenced to 10 years in Colorado state prison for a 2018 hit-and-run highway crash that killed a truck driver, Denver's top prosecutor said Wednesday. Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda, 28, had pleaded guilty in July to one count of vehicular homicide,...

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...

Vermont man sentenced in shooting death of girlfriend

Sep. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who admitted he shot and killed his girlfriend at their home in 2016 is going to serve eight years in prison. Frank Weir had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in March in the 2017 death of 57-year-old Donna Marzilli. WCAX-TV reports that the Weir was sentenced Tuesday...

Judge rejects 30-year sentence for man who killed mom, son

Sep. 18, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A judge has rejected a plea deal for a Utah man who acknowledged killing his girlfriend and her toddler. The deal called for him to get a lesser sentence for helping police find their remains, officials said. Christopher Poulson pleaded guilty to murder charges in the 2015 deaths...

Man convicted of murder, rape sentenced to death in Florida

Sep. 18, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to death for the murder of a 35-year-old woman and the sexual assault of her young daughter. The State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville announced Wednesday that Donald Hugh Davidson Jr. had waived his right to a jury trial after pleading guilty to...

Man who robbed cab driver, left ID, sentenced to 6 years

Sep. 18, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who robbed a cab driver at gunpoint but who made it easy for police to track him down because he left his wallet behind has been sentenced to six years in prison. The Stamford Advocate reports that 48-year-old Jihad Amir was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in May to...