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Man sentenced in Utah killing pleads guilty in second death

Sep. 21, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man who was previously convicted of fatally shooting a University of Utah student has pleaded guilty to killing a Colorado man. Austin Jeffrey Boutain pleaded guilty Friday to murder and aggravated robbery in the death of 67-year-old Mitchell Ingle of Golden In October 2017. Authorities say...

Fourth defendant sentenced to prison Davenport slaying

Sep. 21, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — One of five suspects in the shooting death of a Davenport man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Twenty-year-old Darell Allen Williams Jr., of East Moline, Illinois, was sentenced Friday for his role in the robbery and shooting death of Brady Tumlinson, whose girlfriend was...

Man accused of killing woman's dog with hammer gets 9 months

Sep. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of killing a woman's puppy with a hammer has been sentenced to nine months in jail. Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Shearer, of Portage, learned his sentence on Friday. He pleaded no contest in May to the mistreatment of an animal causing death, disorderly conduct...

Man sentenced to life in prison for 2 Sioux City deaths

Sep. 21, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her friend in Sioux City has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Tran Walker, who will turn 20 Sunday, was sentenced Friday in the January 2018 deaths of 17-year-old Paiten Sullivan and 18-year-old Felipe Negron Jr....

Missouri man who shot deputy facing federal indictment

Sep. 21, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a St. Louis man on charges related to the shooting of a Jasper County deputy in 2017. The Joplin Globe reports the federal indictment against 46-year-old E.F. Fitchpatrick was made public Friday, a day after he was sentenced to 10 years in prison on a...

Kansas City man sentenced for killing 18-year-old daughter

Sep. 21, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 43-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to two life sentences after being convicted of murdering his teenage daughter. Jerry Bausby was sentenced Friday for the March 21 2016 death of 18-year-old Daizsa Laye Bausby. Prosecutors say Bausby sexually assaulted his daughter...

Judge cuts prison sentence for woman who suffocated husband

Sep. 21, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has reduced the sentence given to a woman who killed her ailing husband by smothering him with a plastic bag and tried to kill her two children the same way. Jenny Tran was convicted of aggravated manslaughter in 2011 and received a 50-year prison term. But a state appellate...

Lincoln husband, wife sentenced to illegally selling fish

Sep. 21, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man and wife who sold fish they had illegally caught in public waters in Kansas and other reservoirs have been sentenced to probation. Federal prosecutors for Nebraska say 49-year-old Phong Duong and 46-year-old Oanh Pham were each sentenced Friday to two years' probation...

Justices' DC sniper case examines teen murderers' sentences

Sep. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices' eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates who, like the now-34-year-old...

Ex-CEO sentenced to 7 years for visa fraud scheme

Sep. 20, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The former CEO of two Bellevue tech firms has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for a sophisticated visa fraud scheme that cheated workers out of their wages and cheated the government out of over $1 million in taxes. KOMO reports that 50-year-old Pradyumna Kumar...