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Ex-judge facing jail after years of legal challenges

Jul. 22, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former county juvenile court judge's effort to stay out of jail will go before another judge in Cincinnati. Tracie Hunter has gone to multiple courts to challenge her 2014 conviction and sentence on a felony count related to mishandling a confidential document. She has been sentenced to...

Sentencing for California man who killed when he was 16

Jul. 21, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who was 16 when he participated in a botched robbery-turned homicide has been sentenced to 40-years-to-life in state prison. Zachery Goodwin, now 20, was one of four people convicted in the fatal shooting of 59-year-old Michael Der Vartanian of Clovis in 2016. The...

Billings man gets 4 years prison in meth trafficking case

Jul. 21, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Montana man to four years in prison after the man admitted selling methamphetamine as part of a large drug trafficking ring. Steven Amundson, of Billings, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters after pleading guilty to possession...

Navy airman sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Jul. 20, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy airman has been sentenced to 25 years confinement, with 15 years suspended, for attempting to kill his wife in a murder-for-hire plot. Uriel Gerardo-Olivas was sentenced Friday following a court-martial at Naval Station Norfolk. Media reports say he also will receive a...

Indiana woman gets 6 years for role in death of her son, 2

Jul. 20, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne woman has been sentenced to six years in prison on neglect charges stemming from her 2-year-old son's beating death. Twenty-seven-year-old Amber V. Garrett was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in June to two felony neglect counts involving her son and daughter....

Stepson of slain KKK leader sentenced to 59 years in prison

Jul. 20, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — The stepson of a slain Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader has been sentenced to a total 59 years in prison for his role in the death. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Paul Jinkerson Jr. was sentenced Friday. A St. Francois County jury found him guilty in May of involuntary...

Man gets 106 years in murder of elderly neighbor

Jul. 20, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 106 years in prison in the murder of an elderly neighbor. NJ.com reports that applause broke out after 53-year-old Jeffrey Harley was sentenced to what amounts to life plus 31 years. Prosecutors said he will have to serve at least 85 percent...

Man gets 5 years for blackmailing woman out of $18,000

Jul. 20, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A man who swindled $18,000 out of a woman by making her so scared of a character he invented that she didn't want to talk about it in a room with windows has been ordered to serve five years in prison. Mike Phillips pleaded guilty to blackmail Tuesday in Orangeburg County. Phillips...

Rolla man gets life in prison for 2 deaths at RV park

Jul. 20, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

TUSCUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A man who killed a Missouri couple after being evicted from an RV park has been sentenced to life in prison. Gary Sweet, of Rolla, was sentenced Friday in November 2017 shooting deaths of Jim and Shari Parker. Another man was injured in the attack at the Lake Ozark RV in Miller...

Man gets 6 years prison for sex abuse, strangulation

Jul. 20, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A former Seattle man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for sexual abuse, strangulation and other crimes against a woman in Oregon. The Washington County District Attorney's Office says Juan Perales Jr. was sentenced this week after he was convicted in June of sexual...