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Indiana synagogue vandal sentenced to 3 years in prison

May. 21, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in prison for spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti and lighting fires outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler says 21-year-old Nolan Brewer of Eminence was sentenced Monday evening for conspiring to...

LMan gets life for wife's murder; son found body years later

May. 21, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for his wife's murder, which was witnessed by their then-toddler son who found his mother's buried body 21 years later. Michael Haim, 52, was convicted last month of second-degree murder, the Florida Times-Union reported....

Arizona accountant gets 6 years in prison for stealing $841K

May. 21, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An accountant accused of stealing more than $841,000 over a six-year span from two of her employers in east-central Arizona has been sentenced to six years in prison. State prosecutors say Rebecca Sigeti of Payson has been ordered to pay nearly $525,000 in restitution to the Pine-Strawberry...

Judge sentences man to death for used car lot slayings

May. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man to death for the slayings of a couple at their Cleveland used car dealership. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County judge sentenced 32-year-old Joseph McAlpin on Tuesday. The jury that found McAlpin guilty of aggravated murder and other charges had recommended...

Judge delays sentence for 'The Bachelor' star in Iowa crash

May. 21, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A judge will not consider requests from a dead farmer's relatives to impose prison time when she sentences "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of the accident that killed the man, she ruled Tuesday. The wife and sons of farmer Kenneth Mosher are not considered...

Lifer inmates excluded from Washington '3 strikes' change

May. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of inmates, many of them black, are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life — left out of the latest in a multi-year wave of reforms easing tough-on-crime "three-strikes" laws around the U.S. At least 24 states including Washington passed such laws during the...

Texas man gets life sentence for abduction of 2 sisters

May. 21, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man accused of fatally beating a Central Texas woman, kidnapping her daughters and sexually assaulting one of them for five months was sentenced Tuesday to life in federal prison. Terry Allen Miles, 45, was convicted in February of several charges, including two counts of kidnapping...

Greece: Supreme court hears appeal for far-left killer

May. 21, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court on Tuesday examined the rejection of a furlough request by a hunger-striking extremist serving multiple life sentences for the killing of 11 people by Greece's deadliest militant organization. Dimitris Koufodinas, a hit man for the now defunct November 17 group...

Iowa man sentenced to 30 years for woman's fire death

May. 21, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the fire-related death of a woman last year. The Sioux City Journal reports that 52-year-old Robert Mahoney was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years for first-degree arson and five years for involuntary manslaughter, with the...

Ex-police officer gets prison for paying teen girls for sex

May. 21, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man who pleaded guilty to paying two teenage girls for sex while he was employed as a police officer in Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Robert Hur's office says a federal judge on Tuesday also sentenced 29-year-old Chukwuemeka...