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Florida man gets 12 years in battery of deputy, police dog

Jun. 19, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been found guilty of kicking a sheriff's deputy and a police dog. The News-Press reports 52-year-old Dennis Lamar Flint was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for the assault. A State Attorney's Office release says Lee County Sheriff deputies responded to a...

Former Chicago tanning salon owner sentenced for sex assault

Jun. 19, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago tanning salon operator has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for sexually assaulting a former employee nearly 10 years ago. Cook County Circuit Judge Carol Howard sentenced Marc Winner on Tuesday after hearing the statements of the victim and two other women who said...

Innocent teen sentenced to life is freed after 40 years

Jun. 19, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A Monroe man jailed for life for murder is free for the first time in his adult life. Innocence Project New Orleans and Louisiana Center for Children's Rights, in a news release, said Gerald Manning — now 59 — Tuesday walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at...

Ex-Delaware teacher gets 12 years for child sex crimes

Jun. 19, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware teacher accused of seeking sex with a child has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. The News Journal of Wilmington reports 38-year-old Joshua Rutherford was sentenced Tuesday. Court records say the former Smyrna High School track coach answered an ad seeking "family...

Corruption retrial begins for ex-New York Senate leader, son

Jun. 19, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son returned to a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday for the start of their retrial on corruption charges. U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood told prospective jurors that Skelos and his son, Adam, were facing public corruption charges and she was...

Parents of ex-UW-Madison student ask for redemption

Jun. 19, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The parents of a former University of Wisconsin-Madison student asked a judge Tuesday to give their son a chance at redemption when he is sentenced for a string of alleged assaults around campus. Alec Cook's parents, Arne and Jessica Cook of Edina, Minnesota, said in a letter to Dane...

Man gets 35 ½ years in prison for killing mother in Phoenix

Jun. 19, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Flagstaff man arrested for killing his mother by nearly decapitating her with a kitchen knife at a Phoenix apartment has been sentenced to 35 ½ years in prison. Maricopa County prosecutors say 32-year-old Marlow Chiquito received a 25-year prison term Tuesday for second-degree murder...

Maryland man convicted of gang related crimes

Jun. 19, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been convicted of conspiring to take part in a racketeering enterprise as part of a gang. WJZ-TV cites a U.S. Department of Justice release that says 25-year-old Lamont Jones was also convicted Tuesday of conspiring to distribute narcotics. Court documents say Jones was...

Man sentenced to 3 years for selling crack

Jun. 19, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for distributing crack. Prosecutors say 30-year-old Jason Walker of Ansonia has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer on Tuesday to three years of imprisonment and five years of supervised release...

Colorado man given life sentence for setting woman on fire

Jun. 19, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado prosecutors say a 34-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted him of dousing his girlfriend with gasoline and lighting her on fire at a campsite. John Vasquez, of Arvada, was found guilty in April of first-degree murder and other charges in...