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Bismarck man gets 15 years for raping unconscious teen girl

Jun. 19, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man who pleaded guilty to buying alcohol for a teenage girl and raping her while she was asleep or passed out has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The Bismarck Tribune reports 43-year-old John Burnette III appeared in court on...

Man with abusive history sentenced for killing ex-girlfriend

Jun. 18, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who beat and strangled his ex-girlfriend and mocked the security system she'd installed hours earlier to protect her from his abuse was sentenced Friday to life in prison without possibility of parole. Jason Becher, 46,...

Hawaii driver gets 30 years after truck kills 3, injures 4

Jun. 18, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii judge sentenced a man to 30 years in prison for manslaughter and assault after his speeding pickup truck killed three people waiting to cross a street and injured four others. Police say Alins Sumang, 29, was drunk and behind the wheel in 2019...

Kentucky judge blocks parole board rule on new hearings

Jun. 18, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has temporarily blocked a new parole board policy that would give dozens of convicted murderers another chance at potentially cutting short their life-in-prison sentences. The temporary restraining order issued this week by a...

Man who killed son's girlfriend sentenced to life in prison

Jun. 18, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — A Joplin man who shot and killed his son's girlfriend and injured his son during a custody dispute has been sentenced to life in prison. Rickey Lamb, 62, was sentenced Thursday in the fatal shooting of Sarah Tyminski, 32, two years ago. He pleaded...

Indianapolis man gets 46 months for hate crime at neighbor

Jun. 18, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man was sentenced to nearly four years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to federal hate crime and weapons charges for threatening a Black neighbor, prosecutors said. Shepherd Hoehn, 51, was sentenced to 46 months in prison and...

South Carolina man sentenced in death of pregnant girlfriend

Jun. 18, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Life in prison is the sentence for a South Carolina man convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend, authorities said. Tremaine Pierre Johnson, 27, of Spartanburg, was found guilty following a four-day jury trial, said Murray Glenn of the...

Ex-principal jailed for recording girls can appeal sentence

Jun. 18, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former school principal serving a five-year prison sentence for secretly recording teenage girls in his home will be able to appeal his sentence, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled Friday. The high court reversed a decision by a lower court that...

NW Indiana man gets 5-year sentence for boy's fatal shooting

Jun. 18, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana man has been sentenced to two years in prison for the death of a 4-year-old boy he was babysitting who accidentally shot himself with an unsecured handgun. A Lake County judge sentenced Brett A. Beatty, 32, of Winfield, to...

Turkish policeman convicted in 2014 death of teenager

Jun. 18, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish police officer has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison for the murder of a teenager who was hit in the head with a tear-gas canister in 2013. Police officer Fatih Dalgali was on trial for causing the death of Berkin Elvan, a 14-year-old...