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KKK member gets 4 years in prison for gunshot at rally

Aug. 21, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Ku Klux Klan member from Maryland who pleaded no contest to firing a gun at a white nationalist rally last summer in Virginia has been sentenced to four years in prison. Charlottesville Circuit Court records show Richard Preston was sentenced Tuesday to eight years, with four...

Ex-prison nurse who had sex with inmate gets probation

Aug. 21, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut prison nurse who had a sexual relationship with an inmate has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor sexual assault. Dana Gibson, 46, of Montville, accepted a plea deal Tuesday in New London Superior Court. She had been...

Michael Flynn not yet ready to be sentenced, prosecutors say

Aug. 21, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors with the special counsel's office say President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not yet ready to be sentenced. The joint filing with defense lawyers Tuesday is a sign that Flynn's cooperation with investigators is continuing. Flynn pleaded...

Man who beat his brother to death with hammer sentenced

Aug. 21, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting that he beat his brother to death with a hammer. Keandre Washington, of Northwoods, was sentenced Monday for second-degree murder and armed criminal action. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch report s Washington, who was 17...

Woman who left day care kids to tan appealing sentence

Aug. 21, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who abandoned and drugged children at her Bend day care so she could go tanning is appealing her 21-year prison sentence. January Neatherlin was assigned consecutive prison sentences after pleading guilty in Deschutes County Circuit Court to 11 counts of first-degree criminal...

Iowa man sentenced for icy crash that killed passenger

Aug. 21, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — A driver whose passenger drowned after the vehicle they were in broke through ice in eastern Iowa has been sentenced to up to 15 years. Television station KCRG reports that 37-year-old Joshua Juengel, of Manchester, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years on a count of vehicular homicide...

Wisconsin man sentenced in 2017 strangling death

Aug. 21, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Kenosha man has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for the killing of a 17-year-old who he met online. Daniel Tate, 20, was sentenced Monday in the July 2017 strangling death of Olivia Mackay, Kenosha News reported. Tate's co-defendant, Jamari Cook, told...

Arizona woman to serve 23 years in prison for fatal shooting

Aug. 21, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman who said she shot her girlfriend in self-defense was sentenced Monday to 23 years in prison. Michele Butler, 57, apologized to the family of her partner Kimberly Shelton, 53, during her sentencing hearing on Monday, the Casa Grande Dispatch reported . Butler was...

Life in prison for man convicted of killing 6-year-old girl

Aug. 21, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California judge has given a life sentenced to a man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and killing his girlfriend's 6-year-old daughter before setting her body on fire. Judge Steve White on Tuesday sentenced Juan Rivera to life in prison without the possibility...

Man sentenced for scamming elderly out of $640K

Aug. 21, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who scammed hundreds of elderly people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to prison. The Arizona Republic reports Phoenix resident Raheem Oliver was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty in February to fraud conspiracy charges....