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Rancher gets life in prison in beating death of his fiancee

Nov. 18, 2019 11:44 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado rancher was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday shortly after a jury convicted him of beating his fiancée to death with a baseball bat and setting the woman’s remains on fire to hide the evidence. Patrick Frazee was convicted of first-degree...

The Latest: Colorado man sentenced to life in fiancee death

Nov. 18, 2019 6:09 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Colorado man accused of killing his fiancee (all times local): 4 p.m. A Colorado rancher convicted of murder in the death of his fiancee has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Patrick Frazee was sentenced Monday...

Death sentence switched to life for man guilty of murder

Nov. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EST

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man on death row for murdering a student has worked out a deal to convert his death sentence into a life sentence without parole. Circuit Judge Eddy Coleman approved a motion Friday to set aside 69-year-old Roger Dale Epperson’s death sentence and re-sentence him to...

Man gets 8 years in prison for extorting immigrants

Nov. 18, 2019 2:58 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A New York City man convicted in an extortion scheme that involved kidnapping immigrants at a bus station has been sentenced in Connecticut to eight years in prison. A federal judge in Bridgeport handed down the punishment Monday to 56-year-old Carlos Hernandez, who was one of four...

Day care worker gets 10-year term in Kansas baby’s death

Nov. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman convicted in the killing of a 9-month-old boy at a Kansas day care has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Carrody Melissa Buchhorn was found guilty in July of second-degree murder in the September 2016 death of Oliver Ortiz at the Sunshine Kids...

Dutch court sentences Pakistani of threat to kill Wilders

Nov. 18, 2019 1:13 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court sentenced a Pakistani man Monday to 10 years in prison for plotting a terror attack on anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders. The 27-year-old man, whose identity was not released by The Hague District Court, was given a higher sentence Monday than the six years...

Man convicted in deaths of 3 men gets life in prison

Nov. 18, 2019 12:56 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted in the slayings of three young men found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm was sentenced to life in prison after authorities dropped their pursuit of the death penalty. A Bucks County judge sentenced 22-year-old Sean Kratz to life in prison without parole Monday,...

Father sentenced to 26 years for infant’s beating death

Nov. 16, 2019 5:35 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for the beating death of his 20-day-old son. The Spokesman-Review reports a superior court commissioner sentenced Erik Sherman on Friday for last year’s drug-fueled attack on his son Emmett. A doctor told police...

Man gets 15 years in prison for $6 million stock fraud

Nov. 16, 2019 9:01 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a $6 million stock fraud. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle says Keenan A. Gracey, formerly of Newcastle, Washington, posed as a British billionaire with degrees from the London School of Economics and Oxford. He...

Man who shot, wounded school bus driver sentenced to prison

Nov. 15, 2019 11:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who shot and wounded a school bus driver on a Minneapolis freeway during a snowstorm has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Kenneth Lilly, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty in August to first-degree assault for the February attack that left...