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Judge sentences man for assaulting incapacitated woman

May. 19, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A West Seattle man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman who suffered a stroke after a car crash has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison. The Seattle Times reports 43-year-old Chayce Hanson was convicted last month of rape, assault with sexual motivation, felony hit-and-run and...

Man sentenced to 35 to 43 years in 2014 fatal stabbing

May. 18, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Winston-Salem man has been sentenced to 35 to 43 years in prison for the 2014 stabbing death of his longtime girlfriend. Ferjus Bernard Moore was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Friday. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the 57-year-old Moore told...

Virginia gets jail time for asking woman to get in car trunk

May. 18, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A 30-year-old Virginia man has been sentenced to a year in jail for grabbing the wrist of a restaurant employee and asking her to get into the trunk of his car. A prosecutor said Marquise Bailey was trying to abduct an 18-year-old employee of Zaxby's as she helped him carry food to...

Man sentenced for 2018 meth bust in Hall County

May. 18, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine. U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly's office says in a news release that Elmer Alexander Andrade was sentenced Thursday to 175 months in federal prison. He was convicted of conspiracy to...

Woman gets 3 years for giving infant nearly fatal methadone

May. 18, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Albany woman arrested for giving her infant a nearly fatal dose of methadone has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. The Gazette-Times reports 34-year-old Magan McDermott was sentenced in Benton County Circuit Court Friday. McDermott pleaded guilty to charges of...

Man sentenced for threatening to assault Oregon senator

May. 18, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Beaverton man who threatened to harm Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden on a voice mail message was sentenced to two years of federal supervision. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that court records show James Sickler left a two-minute message on the phone line of Oregon Health Authority's state...

Report: Iran gives death penalty for American woman's murder

May. 18, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-owned newspaper says the country's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man accused of murdering an American woman during a robbery. The Saturday report by the "Iran" daily identified the accused only by his first name, Siamak. The report says the...

The 'power of second chances': juvenile life to LSU grad

May. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three years ago, Andrew Hundley was still in prison. And only a few years before that, he had little hope he would ever re-enter society. But now Hundley has graduated from LSU with honors — a far cry from the Louisiana state prisons where he served almost 20 years. "I could...

Northeast IN man gets 80 years for trying to kill officers

May. 17, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

GARRETT, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana man has been sentenced to 80 years for two counts of attempted murder for shooting at police. The (Auburn) Star reports 42-year-old Joshua D. Mumma of Garrett learned his prison term Friday after pleading guilty to those charges and to being a habitual offender...

El Salvador sentences 7 in 'black widows' insurance killings

May. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A court in El Salvador sentenced seven gang members to up to 30 years Friday for the notorious "black widows" killings, in which women were forced to marry men who were then killed to collect on life insurance policies. Prosecutors accused the defendants of recruiting women...