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Father gets nearly 4 years in death of 9-month-old daughter

Oct. 13, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man will spend nearly four years in prison for the death of his 9-month-old daughter. Circuit Judge Joseph Migliozzi Jr. on Friday sentenced 29-year-old Kasiam Tinsley to 15 years in prison on felony child abuse and felony child neglect charges but suspended most of that...

Judge who gave jail to missing juror facing backlash

Oct. 13, 2019 3:47 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Some community leaders say a Florida judge should be disciplined after sentencing a man who overslept and skipped jury service to 10 days in jail. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes also sentenced 21-year-old Deandre Somerville to one year probation and 150 hours...

West Richland man gets 20 years in prison in strangling case

Oct. 12, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A West Richland man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for strangling his former co-worker to death. William C. Lee was sentenced Friday in connection with the death of 53-year-old Alisa J. Brewer on Dec. 9, the Tri-City Herald reports. Lee, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree...

Ex-Lincoln police officer sentenced for buying teen alcohol

Oct. 12, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Lincoln police officer who bought alcohol for his teenage girlfriend has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and a year's probation. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a judge on Friday ordered 26-year-old Scott Bierle to serve three days in county jail per month for the next...

Man gets 25 years in prison for 2017 shooting death of woman

Oct. 12, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2017 fatal shooting of a woman stopped at a traffic signal. The Kansas City Star reports that Anton Hunter received the sentence Friday after pleading guilty in August to second-degree murder and weapons...

Drunken driver sentenced to 7 years in fatal crash

Oct. 12, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A drunken driver who fled from a fatal crash in Milwaukee has been sentenced to seven years in prison. The Journal Sentinel reports 30-year-old Dennis Thomas Jr. was sentenced Thursday but avoided a homicide conviction because the other driver had gone through a stop sign. The crash...

Man sentenced to 25 years in slaying after fender-bender

Oct. 12, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in a slaying that prosecutors said followed a fender-bender accident in New Jersey last year. Twenty-eight-year-old Jerome Bearfield of Newark pleaded guilty earlier to aggravated manslaughter and a weapons charge in the death of...

Minnesota man sentenced to 47 years in hit-and-run of couple

Oct. 12, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man convicted of second-degree murder for plowing his minivan into a married couple has been sentenced to 47 years in prison The Star Tribune reports 38-year-old Jonna Kojo Armartey was sentenced Friday in connection with the crash that killed 58-year-old Diane Peterson...

Florida woman sentenced in health care fraud case

Oct. 12, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Florida woman gets jail time after pleading guilty to a scheme involving forged prescriptions sent to a South Carolina pharmacy to be filled. U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon, in a statement, said 47-year-old Natacha Gonzalez, of Weston, was sentenced to 12 months and one day for...

Egypt court hands out 6 death sentences on terror charges

Oct. 12, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced six people to death on terror-related charges for carrying out a militant attack outside a hotel near the famed Giza Pyramids. The Giza criminal court on Saturday also sentenced eight defendants to life in prison on similar charges that include attacking...