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Rhode Island man sentenced in North Dakota fentanyl case

Oct. 17, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused by prosecutors of having a “leadership role” an international fentanyl trafficking operation has been sentenced in North Dakota to 33 years in federal prison. Steven Pinto, also known as Yeaboy, is one of more than 30...

Robert Durst hospitalized with COVID-19, his lawyer says

Oct. 16, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who days ago was sentenced in a two-decade-old murder case, has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, his lawyer said Saturday, Defense Attorney Dick DeGuerin said he was notified that Durst was admitted...

Missouri man given 16 life sentences for child sex abuse

Oct. 16, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to 16 concurrent life sentences plus 107 years for committing sex crimes against children for more than a decade. Stephen Turner, 56, of Nevada, was sentenced Friday on 33 felony counts, including...

Woman gets 38 years for stabbing 2 to death in Allendale

Oct. 16, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

ALLENDALE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman was sentenced to 38 years in prison for stabbing to death two neighbors in a rural South Carolina apartment complex, prosecutors said. Paulette Sims, 31, was still stabbing and sticking her finger into the wounds of one of...

Idaho man convicted in 1995 killing gets life sentence

Oct. 16, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho man convicted in the 1995 killing of a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to life in prison. Gilberto Flores Rodriguez, 59, received the sentence Friday in Fifth District Court. A jury previously convicted...

Mandaree man sentenced in chase that ended at national park

Oct. 16, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Mandaree man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for leading state and federal authorities on a January chase that ended when he and a passenger abandoned a stolen vehicle in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Bismarck Tribune reports...

North Carolina nursing assistant sentenced for elder fraud

Oct. 16, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A certified nursing assistant in North Carolina has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay $90,000 in restitution for defrauding a disabled military veteran, prosecutors said. Tracey McNeill, 51, of Raeford pleaded guilty in...

North Carolina man sentenced to 16 years for firearms crimes

Oct. 16, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing firearms as a convicted felon has been sentenced to 16 years in prison, a federal prosecutor says. Michael Hucks pleaded guilty to the charges in June, according to G. Norman Acker,...

Man sentenced to life in prison for Medicine Lodge killing

Oct. 16, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old south-central Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of a woman in Medicine Lodge last year. Clinton Wayne Rogers, of Medicine Lodge, was sentenced Friday in Barber County Court for the death of Joyce...

Court upholds new 1-year sentence for Iranian-British woman

Oct. 16, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian appeals court has upheld a verdict sentencing an Iranian-British woman long held in Tehran to another year in prison, her lawyer said Saturday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has already served a five-year prison sentence in the Islamic...