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Man sentenced in death of undercover detective, informant

Jul. 06, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a botched robbery that ended with the fatal shooting of an undercover Cleveland detective and his informant. Kevin Robinson, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts each of aggravated murder and...

Inquest jury starts deliberations in woman's death by police

Jul. 05, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An inquest jury has started deliberations into the actions of two Seattle police officers who fatally shot a Black pregnant mother of four in her apartment. The jury will weigh responses of “Yes,” “No,” or “Unknown” to 123 questions relating to the...

Albanian jailed for life over killing of 2 Czech tourists

Jul. 05, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a life sentence imposed on a local man over the killing of two Czech tourists during a carjacking robbery in 2015. Sokol Mjacaj, 27, was convicted of fatally shooting the two tourists in Prekal village, 130 kilometers...

Man sentenced to more than 120 years in Tennessee robbery

Jul. 04, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who was convicted in a violent Tennessee home invasion robbery that took place 11 years ago has been sentenced to more than 120 years in prison, prosecutors said. A criminal court judge has sentenced Giorgio Lakeith Jennings to 132 years in prison,...

2 dead, 1 injured after Sioux Falls robbery and standoff

Jul. 04, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two people are dead and a third is in critical but stable condition after a robbery and related standoff Saturday in the Sioux Falls area, officials said. Police said two people were shot at a business in Hartford, just outside the city, around 9:30 p.m....

Tacoma woman pleads guilty to stealing more than $600,000

Jul. 04, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 40-year-old Tacoma woman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud involving a scheme to defraud friends and acquaintances out of more than $600,000. Sabrina Taylor admitted to lying about her health, employment status, and education to steal money from people who had...

Ex-state senator charged with stealing gun from constituent

Jul. 01, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts state senator and Republican candidate for Congress has been charged after allegedly stealing a gun from an elderly constituent and misleading investigators about what happened, Attorney General Maura Healey said Friday. Investigators said Dean...

Delaware auditor dodges felony charges, guilty of misconduct

Jul. 01, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The jury in the corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness acquitted her on Friday of felony charges of theft and witness intimidation but found her guilty on three misdemeanor counts. Jurors deliberated for about four hours over two days before...

Jury begins deliberations in state auditor corruption trial

Jun. 30, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jurors began deliberations Thursday in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness after hearing closing arguments from attorneys. Jurors deliberated for about two hours Thursday and will reconvene Friday. McGuiness, a...

Man gets life in prison in fatal shooting of Texas officer

Jun. 30, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison in the 2018 fatal shooting of an undercover Fort Worth, Texas, police officer, prosecutors said. A jury on Wednesday gave Timothy Huff, 36, a life sentence without possibility of parole in the death of Garrett Hull, an...