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Escapee, 64, sentenced after 29 years on the run in Sydney

Oct. 28, 2021 04:21 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 64-year-old fugitive who surrendered to Australian police because a Sydney lockdown left him jobless and homeless was sentenced on Thursday to an additional two months behind bars for escaping from prison almost 30 years ago. Darko Desic has been back in...

Mother sentenced in toddler son's 2019 death near Shiprock

Oct. 27, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for the 2019 death of her toddler son, whom she left behind after driving while intoxicated in rural northwestern New Mexico. Tonya Mae Dale was sentenced Monday in federal court in Albuquerque...

Young Saudi man released from prison after nearly a decade

Oct. 27, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A young Saudi man was released from prison on Wednesday after spending nearly a decade behind bars in a case that drew international scrutiny because until recently he'd been facing a possible death sentence for protest-related crimes committed as a minor. ...

Woman gets life sentence for helping husband plan killings

Oct. 27, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman received a life sentence Wednesday for helping her husband plan the 2015 killings of his estranged pregnant wife, her unborn child and three others. Rhonda Carlson, 48, avoided the death penalty in a deal with prosecutors in...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Oct. 27, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. October 23, 2021. Editorial: Poisoned smokes The relative leniency in sentencing of a former North Alabama jailer who laced an inmate’s cigarettes with self-defense spray should alarm every Alabamian and prompt lawmakers to review...

Man who crashed fuel truck into Waterloo house gets prison

Oct. 27, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A man who crashed a stolen fuel tanker into other vehicles before smashing into a Waterloo home last year has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Dakota Luck, 26, was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty in July to theft, reckless use of...

Indiana man asks court to review sentence in wife's slaying

Oct. 27, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man who was sentenced to 65 years in prison last year for killing his wife and dismembering and hiding her body has asked the Indiana Supreme Court to review his sentence. Judson K. Hoover's petition to the state's high court...

Mississippi man pleads guilty in 2020 shooting death of teen

Oct. 27, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

PONTOTOC, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of a teenager. Jacoby Samaji O’Neal, 20, of Belden, was sentenced Friday in Lee County Circuit Court, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. ...

2-year sentence for ex-cop in federal task force scandal

Oct. 27, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Louisiana police officer and federal drug task force member has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison. Court records show Rodney Gemar was sentenced to 27 months by U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. ...

Woman gets 27 years in crash that killed Michigan trooper

Oct. 26, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A woman sentenced to 27 years in prison Tuesday after being in a drunken driving crash that killed a Michigan state trooper. Thomasina Jones pleaded guilty last week in Ionia County Circuit Court to second-degree murder, operating a vehicle with a...