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Nurse sentenced to 13 years in prison for harming infants

Feb. 21, 2020 7:50 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A nurse convicted of injuring nine infants at a Wisconsin hospital has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Christopher Kaphaem pleaded guilty in September to 19 felony counts, including child abuse, for injuries to the babies in the newborn intensive care unit at UnityPoint...

Gillian Millane, mother of murdered British backpacker Grace, holds up a photo during her victim impact statement via video link from England, at the sentencing of the man found guilty of her murder at the Auckland High Court in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. The killer, who has name suppression, has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years. (Dean Purcel/New Zealand Herald via AP)

New Zealand killer of British backpacker sentenced to life

Feb. 21, 2020 3:00 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for murdering a young British backpacker, whose mother told the court the stealing of her daughter's life had ripped a hole in her heart. Grace Millane was strangled to death on her 22nd birthday in December 2018 by a...

Sentencing in child death that led to protection changes

Feb. 21, 2020 2:00 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge is scheduled to sentence a woman on Friday who was convicted of murdering her 10-year-old daughter in a case that led to changes in the state's child protection system. Sharon Carrillo was convicted for the death of Marissa Kennedy. Marissa's battered body was found in...

FILE - This photo provided by Tennessee Department of Correction shows death row inmate Nicholas Sutton. According to the Tennessee Department of Correction, Sutton is scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 20 for killing a fellow inmate. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP, File)

Tennessee man gets electric chair for killing fellow inmate

Feb. 20, 2020 10:42 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A convicted murderer was put to death in Tennessee's electric chair Thursday, becoming the state's fifth prisoner over 16 months to choose electrocution over the state's preferred method of lethal injection. Nicholas Sutton, 58, was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. at the Riverbend...

Roger Stone, center, puts his hat on as he departs after his sentencing at federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. President Donald Trump loyalist and ally, Roger Stone was sentenced to over three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department's original sentencing recommendation. The sentence came amid President Donald Trump's unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant that led to a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations the president interfered in the case. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

Feb. 20, 2020 9:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in the justice system. Soon after Judge Amy Berman Jackson...

Business owner sentenced for slayings of 2 employees

Feb. 20, 2020 9:40 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Franklin business owner was sentenced Thursday to 72 years in prison for killing his two employees and burning their bodies in a fire pit. Matthew Neumann, 44, maintained his innocence at his sentencing, drawing gasps in the courtroom as he denied responsibility for the deaths of...

Kansas developer gets prison term over asbestos disposal

Feb. 20, 2020 9:34 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Lawrence developer to serve three months in prison for illegal disposal of asbestos during a construction project. Thomas S. Fritzel, 54, was also ordered to pay a $55,000 fine for violations of the Clean Air Act during remodeling work in 2016...

Wisconsin lawmaker's daughter sentenced in fatal OD case

Feb. 20, 2020 9:19 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The daughter of a Wisconsin state lawmaker was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison for providing drugs that killed a pregnant woman. Cassie Nygren, 30, was sentenced after she was found guilty in the June 2017 death of 31-year-old Jennifer Skeen. Skeen was six months pregnant...

FILE – This undated booking photo provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff shows Ethan Kollie. Kollie, a friend of a gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in Dayton, faces sentencing on unrelated federal firearms charges. On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose is expected to sentence Kollie, 24, who pleaded guilty in November to lying on a federal firearms form and to possessing a gun while using illegal drugs. (Montgomery County Sheriff via AP)

Judge gives prison time to friend of gunman who killed 9

Feb. 20, 2020 4:57 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A friend of a gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on Thursday on unrelated federal firearms charges. Ethan Kollie, now 25, pleaded guilty in November to lying on a federal firearms form and to possessing a gun while...

Man convicted of murder sees sentence reduced by 15 years

Feb. 20, 2020 4:54 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man serving a 45-years-to-life prison sentence for the killing of a tattoo shop owner had his minimum sentence reduced by 15 years, according to this attorney. Eric Marallo, 40, of Rutland, was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1997 stabbing death of Dwayne Bernier in...