Latest Sentencing News

Board rejects Arizona death-row prisoner’s clemency bid

May. 24, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s clemency board has declined to recommend to Gov. Doug Ducey that the death sentence of a man convicted in the 1984 kidnapping and killing of an 8-year-old girl be reduced to a lesser punishment, rejecting his claims that he is innocent of the crimes. The...

Maryland man pleads guilty to threats to NSA and NSA workers

May. 24, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to making threats against the National Security Agency and its employees, prosecutors said Tuesday. Ryan Matthew Conlon, 38, of Halethorpe, pleaded guilty to making interstate threatening communications concerning the NSA and its...

Man sentenced to life in deaths of Missouri mother, daughter

May. 24, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — A Camdenton man has been sentenced to two life terms in prison without parole for shooting a woman and her daughter after a long dispute over the daughter's sexual orientation. Steven Endsley, 59, was sentenced Monday in the deaths of Danielle M. Smith, 27,...

Man linked to white supremacist group sent to prison

May. 24, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

CARO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man described as a leader of a white supremacist group was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Tuesday for conspiring to train for civil disorder, the attorney general's office said. Investigators said Justen Watkins and two other men entered...

North Carolina man gets 10 years for shooting at police

May. 24, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday after his conviction on charges stemming from a police chase during which he fired multiple shots at an officer, a federal prosecutor said. Cedrick Tyler Armstrong, 37, of Zebulon was convicted...

Elko man gets 20 to life in killing of Spring Creek teen

May. 24, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 20-year-old Elko County man convicted of sexually assaulting and killing a Spring Creek teenager two years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years. A jury deliberated for two hours Monday before settling on Bryce...

Idaho woman gets 2 months jail for U.S. Capitol riot actions

May. 24, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman was sentenced Tuesday to two months in jail for her participation in the Jan. 6, 2021 siege of the U.S. Capitol building. Pam Hemphill of Boise will also be on probation for three years and must pay a $500 fine, U.S. District Senior Judge Royce...

Ohio woman sentenced to life in 1993 death of newborn

May. 24, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who dumped the body of her newborn son in woods after giving birth in 1993 was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 15 years. A jury convicted Gail Eastwood Ritchey, 51, of murder in early April in northeast...

Arizona court upholds man's convictions, death sentences

May. 24, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a man's convictions and death sentences in the 2012 killing of his nine-months pregnant girlfriend who was bound, handcuffed and gagged when her partially burned body was found in a bed by firefighters responding to an apartment fire. ...

Capitol rioter draped in Confederate flag gets 33 months

May. 24, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland man who was draped in a Confederate flag when he stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced Monday to 33 months in prison for assaulting police officers and obstructing an official proceeding during the mob’s attack. Matthew Ryan Miller,...