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Man convicted of firing into home and killing teen sentenced

Aug. 23, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man convicted of firing into a Milwaukee home and killing a 13-year-old girl in her living room has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Isaac Barnes pleaded guilty to three felonies for the killing of Sandra Parks last November. Prosecutors have said that Barnes' ex-girlfriend may have...

'The Bachelor' star gets suspended sentence in fatal crash

Aug. 23, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A farmer who appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" has accepted a suspended two-year prison sentence for his role in a 2017 Iowa crash that killed another man. Court records show that Chris Soules entered written consent documents on Friday agreeing to the suspended sentence and...

Judge says she can't order new trial for convicted murderer

Aug. 23, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a motion for a new trial for a St. Louis man serving a life sentence for murder, despite an investigation that contended misconduct by police and prosecutors led to his conviction. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Hogan said in her order that she doesn't have the authority...

Man gets life for 1998 killing after confessions met doubt

Aug. 23, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As the father of an 18-year-old video store clerk spoke to her confessed killer, a slide show flashed on a monitor in a Montana courtroom Friday: the young woman smiling with a fish dangling from a pole, laughing with her brother perched atop a boulder and posing in a formal dress...

Serial killer pleads guilty in 4 slayings

Aug. 23, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who claims he has killed more than 90 women across the country pleaded guilty Friday to murdering four women in Ohio. Samuel Little appeared via Skype from the California state prison where he's serving multiple life sentences. He admitted in separate hearings that he killed two...

The Latest: Man gets life in 1998 killing of video clerk

Aug. 23, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Montana man who admitted killing a teenage clerk at a video store in 1998. (all times local): 11:55 a.m. A Montana man whose confessions to a 1998 murder were initially met with disbelief has been sentenced to life in prison. State District Judge...

Iowa man who killed top golfer from Spain gets life sentence

Aug. 23, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The man who fatally stabbed a former Iowa State University golfer from Spain while she was playing a round near the school was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Collin Richards pleaded guilty on June 14 to first-degree murder in the Sept. 17 slaying of...

Protester who smeared blood in Portland City Hall sentenced

Aug. 23, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who smeared his own blood on a piece of public art in Portland's City Hall after being forcibly removed from a City Council meeting has been sentenced to community service and two years of probation. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said Friday that a jury...

Serial killer who preyed on gay men executed in Florida

Aug. 23, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison. The sentence was carried out at 10:58 p.m., according to the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis. Bowles received the...

Man's confessions in 1998 murder met doubt, now faces life

Aug. 22, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — More than 17 years after he slashed the throat of a teenage clerk while robbing a Montana video store, Zachary O'Neill says guilt overcame him and he tried to tell authorities. But it was another three years after he first confessed in a psychiatric hospital, and later to sheriff's...