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Man sentenced to decades in prison in drug deal slaying

Jan. 20, 2020 1:32 PM EST

A man has been sentenced to decades in prison by a judge who told him he had “thrown his life away” by killing another man over a small amount of marijuana. John Curtain, 20, was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison and ordered to spend at least 34 years behind bars before becoming eligible for...

Weber County sent 4 juveniles to Utah State Prison last year

Jan. 20, 2020 11:14 AM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A 17-year-old boy walked into an Ogden courtroom on a sunny June day, shackled and wearing a Weber County Jail uniform. Facing adult charges and prison time, Mario Segura asked the judge for another chance. “Once you’re in the adult system there’s no way of getting...

Death penalty hearing set for man in Lincoln woman's slaying

Jan. 20, 2020 9:28 AM EST

WILBER, Neb. (AP) — A June hearing has been scheduled for a three-judge panel to consider whether a man's crime qualifies for the death penalty or whether he should be sentenced to life in a Nebraska prison. Aubrey Trail and his girlfriend, Bailey Boswell, were both charged in the slaying of Sydney Loofe....

Bangladesh court sentences 5 ex-cops to death for killing

Jan. 20, 2020 6:54 AM EST

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh court sentenced five former police officials to death Monday for opening fire on a motorcade of then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina 31 years ago, killing 24 of her supporters during an anti-government rally. Judge Mohammed Ismail Hossain in southeastern Bangladesh's...

Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for 2001 political bombings

Jan. 20, 2020 4:03 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh on Monday sentenced 10 members of a banned Islamist militant group to death for a deadly bomb attack on a Communist Party rally in 2001. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Court Judge Mohammed Rabiul Alam made the decision in a crowded courtroom while four of the...

Former massage therapist sentenced for sexual misconduct

Jan. 19, 2020 4:56 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former massage therapy instructor who was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct has been sentenced. The Great Falls Tribune reports 48-year-old Gene Watson was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison and a year and a half in the Cascade County jail. The terms...

Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking

Jan. 19, 2020 12:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for drug trafficking. Prosecutors say Jeremy Rodriguez, 22, was part of a drug trafficking organization selling large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine in the Hartford-area. The Hartford...

Russian group reports 8 arrests at Moscow human rights march

Jan. 19, 2020 9:38 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian group that monitors political repressions said eight people were detained by police Sunday at a march in Moscow commemorating a human rights lawyer and a journalist who were fatally shot 11 years ago. There was no immediate information from the OVD-Info group about charges against...

Ex-Boston City Hall official to be sentenced for bribery

Jan. 18, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are highlighting a photo they say shows a former Boston City Hall official accepting a bribe as they argue for prison time in the case. A sentencing memorandum filed Friday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Chao says the photo shows John Lynch accepting one of several...

Fort Smith woman sentenced for killing ex-substitute teacher

Jan. 18, 2020 4:42 PM EST

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A Fort Smith woman has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the beating death of a former long-time substitute teacher in the city's school district. Taylor Cynthia Elkins, 22, was sentenced Thursday as part of a plea agreement with...