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Day care worker gets 10-year term in Kansas baby’s death

Nov. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman convicted in the killing of a 9-month-old boy at a Kansas day care has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Carrody Melissa Buchhorn was found guilty in July of second-degree murder in the September 2016 death of Oliver Ortiz at the Sunshine Kids...

Dutch court sentences Pakistani of threat to kill Wilders

Nov. 18, 2019 1:13 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court sentenced a Pakistani man Monday to 10 years in prison for plotting a terror attack on anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders. The 27-year-old man, whose identity was not released by The Hague District Court, was given a higher sentence Monday than the six years...

Man convicted in deaths of 3 men gets life in prison

Nov. 18, 2019 12:56 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted in the slayings of three young men found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm was sentenced to life in prison after authorities dropped their pursuit of the death penalty. A Bucks County judge sentenced 22-year-old Sean Kratz to life in prison without parole Monday,...

Mainer caught on video killing stepfather to be sentenced

Nov. 18, 2019 8:48 AM EST

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A Maine man captured on home security video firing shots into his stepfather's home is due to be sentenced for murder. Prosecutors said James Peaslee, of Easton, was furious over a probate decision involving the estate of his late mother, Janet Hilenski. Peaslee's stepfather,...

Sentence upheld for man who broke into home, raped woman

Nov. 18, 2019 8:41 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — An appellate court has upheld the convictions of sentences of a man who broke into a Louisiana home and recorded himself raping a female at gunpoint. The American Press reports part of the video was played for jurors at the 2017 trial of 23-year-old Javonta Jermel Harrison. He was...

Conviction upheld for child abuser serving lengthy sentence

Nov. 18, 2019 8:32 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man serving a lengthy sentence for sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl nearly nine years before his trial. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports the court unanimously ruled last week that there’s no...

Man gets prison for repeatedly raping Delaware girl

Nov. 18, 2019 6:28 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for raping a Delaware girl. The News Journal of Wilmington reports Evaristo Martinez was sentenced Friday for the repeated rapes, which started when the girl was about 11 years old. Court records say he would tell the victim, now 18,...

A history of capital punishment in South Dakota

Nov. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Wild Bill Hickok died holding a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights — the dead man's hand. He was shot by Jack McCall, whose death later marked South Dakota's first recorded execution. McCall was hanged for the killing in Yankton on March 1, 1877. The ultimate...

Sioux Falls woman sentenced on child porn charges

Nov. 17, 2019 3:41 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman has been sentenced for receiving and distributing child pornography. Forty-nine-year-old Sharon Dvorak was sentenced Friday to time served and five years of supervised release. Dvorkak was indicted by a federal grand jury in March for distribution and receipt of...

Man convicted in death of state trooper faces sentencing

Nov. 17, 2019 3:14 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of causing the death of a state police trooper faces sentencing this week. David Njuguna (en-juh-GOO'-nuh) is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Worcester Superior Court. The 33-year-old Webster man was convicted last Tuesday of involuntary...