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Texas inmate faces execution for killing prison supervisor

Dec. 11, 2019 12:04 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate is set to be executed Wednesday evening for killing a supervisor at an Amarillo state prison shoe factory nearly 17 years ago. Travis Runnels, 46, is facing lethal injection for the Jan. 29, 2003, death of 38-year-old Stanley Wiley. Prosecutors said Runnels slashed...

Prosecutors OK with probation for ex-Trump aide Rick Gates

Dec. 10, 2019 8:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it is not opposing a sentence of probation for a former Trump campaign official who provided “extraordinary assistance" in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum that Rick Gates met with...

Life sentence for man wounded in confrontation with deputies

Dec. 10, 2019 5:59 PM EST

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who was wounded last year in a shootout with deputies has been sentenced to life in prison. Joshua Imhoff, 34, was sentence this week by a Polk County judge, the Ledger reported. A jury found Imhoff guilty last month of seven counts of attempted first-degree murder of a...

Ex-marketing executive gets prison for $855K fraud plot

Dec. 10, 2019 4:48 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an airline and a hospitality company that both employed her as a marketing executive, prosecutors said. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte also sentenced...

Colorado pastor gets 2 years in jail for sexual misconduct

Dec. 10, 2019 4:00 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A judge has sentenced a pastor at a Denver church to two years in jail after she pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl for more than three years. The Denver Post reports that 36-year-old Erika Gonzalez received the maximum possible sentence Thursday. Gonzalez met the girl...

Arkansas woman gets 40 years in prison in plot to kill judge

Dec. 10, 2019 2:25 PM EST

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — A northwestern Arkansas woman was sentenced to 40 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill a judge and another man in exchange for thousands of dollars in electronics and art. Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green sentenced Dorris Jenkins, 38, on Monday after the...

Algerian court convicts 2 ex-prime ministers of corruption

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Two former prime ministers of Algeria were convicted and sentenced to prison Tuesday for corruption-related charges in a landmark trial, unleashing cheers of joy from pro-democracy activists who want an overhaul of the gas-rich country's political system. The verdict came amid high...

Egyptian whistleblower gets 5-year sentence in absentia

Dec. 10, 2019 12:15 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A self-exiled Egyptian businessman whose allegations of corruption against the country's military sparked rare protests has been sentenced in absentia to five years in prison for tax evasion. Mohamed Ali had released a series of viral videos from Spain earlier this year, pitching himself as a...

Court to hear resentencing bid in Arizona death penalty case

Dec. 9, 2019 2:24 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal Wednesday by an Arizona death row inmate who is seeking a new sentencing trial, arguing the horrific physical abuse that he suffered as a child wasn’t fully considered when he was first sentenced. The appeal of James Erin McKinney could...

Court weighs whether Boston Marathon bomber got a fair trial

Dec. 8, 2019 12:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Boston will consider whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a fair trial in the city where the bombs exploded. Oral arguments before the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled for Thursday, according to The Boston Globe. Tsarnaev was...