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W.Va. man sentenced for stealing guns from sports store

May. 29, 2020 2:54 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced for stealing two dozen guns from a sporting goods store, federal prosecutors said Thursday. James Evans, 19, was sentenced to 14 months in prison after pleading guilty late last year, officials said. Evans has admitted to breaking into a...

4-time DUI offender gets 17-year sentence for deadly crash

May. 28, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man convicted of driving under the influence for a fourth time was sentenced to 17 years in prison in connection with a crash last year that left a 66-year-old man dead. Tyler James Cummings, 26, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony DUI with death, two counts of...

Washington man last of group sentenced in homeless killing

May. 28, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man convicted of participating in the killing of a Washington state homeless man who was tied to a tree and left to die in the cold was sentenced to more than five years in prison. Darron Weidman was sentenced for setting in motion a robbery that resulted in the December 2018 death...

Ex-TV weatherman sentenced to prison on child porn charges

May. 28, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former television weatherman accused of downloading pornographic images depicting children was sentenced Thursday to four to six years in prison. Mike Davis' sentence followed his guilty pleas on four counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. Authorities have...

Former sheriff's deputy gets 21 years for sex abuse

May. 28, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A former Lewis and Clark County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced Thursday to nearly 22 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child for molesting a girl over a period of a dozen years. Virgil Allen Wolfe was arrested in February 2019 on 80 state...

Rwandan sentenced to life in prison for key role in genocide

May. 28, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan court on Thursday sentenced to life in prison one of the most wanted men in the country’s 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and Hutus who tried to protect them were killed. Ladislas Ntaganzwa, who had a bounty of up to $5 million on his head, had...

North Carolina man sentenced in 'gun pipeline' scheme

May. 28, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of running a “gun pipeline” that furnished firearms to dozens of buyers in other states was sentenced to prison Tuesday, according to the U.S. Justice Department. William John Shaw Jr., 37, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on...

Houston businessman gets probation for for illegal donations

May. 28, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An 80-year-old Houston businessman has been sentenced to two years of probation after he pleaded guilty to making illegal political contributions to U.S. congressional candidates. Prosecutors had sought a two-year prison sentence for James Dannenbaum but a judge Wednesday opted for probation...

In this Jan. 29, 2009, photo, Sean Murphy, alleged mastermind behind a $2 million jewelry heist from the E.A. Dion jewelry manufacturing company in 2008, in Attleboro, Mass., listens to a list of charges brought against him during arraignment in Attleboro District Court. At right is court officer Howie Werman. In a February 2020 letter to The Associated Press, the career criminal said he is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from burglarizing a Brink’s warehouse in Columbus, Ohio, during which he accidentally set millions of dollars on fire. (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP)

'Master Thief' burglar hopes to catch break on sentence

May. 28, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A self-described “master thief” career criminal is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from burglarizing a Brink’s warehouse during which he accidentally set millions of dollars on fire. Sean Murphy and two other men were convicted of breaking into the...

Ex-sheriff's deputy who assaulted 16 women freed from jail

May. 27, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former San Diego County sheriff’s deputy who pleaded guilty to assaulting 16 women has been released from jail only months into his nearly 4-year term. Richard Fischer, 33, was freed after the San Diego County Sheriff's Department received a Superior Court order on May 15 that...