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Jury's swift verdict for Chauvin in Floyd death: Guilty

Apr. 21, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After three weeks of testimony, the trial of the former police officer charged with killing George Floyd ended swiftly: barely over a day of jury deliberations, then just minutes for the verdicts to be read — guilty, guilty and guilty — and Derek Chauvin was...

Ex-nursing home owner gets 2 1/2 years for stealing benefits

Apr. 21, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut nursing home operator has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for stealing millions of dollars of employees’ benefits. Chaim Stern, 72, who owned nursing homes in Bridgeport and Waterbury, was sentenced Tuesday...

Arizona rancher gets 41-month prison term for fraud schemes

Apr. 21, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona rancher has been sentenced to nearly 3 ½ years in federal prison for his role in embezzlement and wire fraud schemes. Prosecutors said 62-year-old Donald Hugh Nichols of Coolidge received a 41-month prison term after he pleaded guilty to...

A look at high-profile cases over killings by US police

Apr. 20, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter charges in George Floyd's death after pressing his knee into Floyd's neck as he cried out: “I can't breathe.” The defense argued that Chauvin, a white...

2 Iowa men sentenced to prison for robbery, deadly shootout

Apr. 20, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa men convicted for their roles in a violent 2018 home-invasion robbery followed by a shootout with police have been sentenced to decades in prison. Michael Bibby, 35, was sentenced Monday to up to 60 years in prison, the Ottumwa Courier...

Court upholds sentences for 2 convicted of murder as teens

Apr. 20, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The sentences of two men convicted of murder as teenagers decades ago were upheld Tuesday by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, which disagreed with their lawyers that the terms amount to life imprisonment. Robert Dingman, 42, was 17 when he and his...

Suburban Chicago woman gets 6.5 years for labor trafficking

Apr. 20, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman was sentenced Tuesday to six and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to charges alleging she helped several people from Guatemala enter the U.S. illegally and forbid them from leaving her home until they paid off debts to her. ...

Supreme Court rejects defendant's appeal in 2015 slaying

Apr. 20, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the life prison sentence given to a man who plotted the slaying of his ex-girlfriend, a 22-year-old Rapid City woman. Jonathan Klinetobe pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in a deal with prosecutors...

Man pleads guilty in fatal home robbery for coin collection

Apr. 20, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of a home invasion robbery near Bremerton in 2011 in which a man was struck with an ax and later died has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison. Daniel Farley, 37, was serving a prison sentence in Nevada...

Man sentenced to at least 4 years in prison in fatal crash

Apr. 20, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to four to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to negligent homicide in a car crash that killed his passenger in New Hampshire. Matthew Pittman, 20, of Quincy, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty and apologized in...