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Delaware man gets life sentence for murder

Jan. 18, 2020 3:11 PM EST

BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison in a fatal 2018 shooting. The Delaware Department of Justice announced McArthur Risper's sentence Friday. The 30-year-old from Bridgeville was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy and a firearms charge in...

FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Steven Jones, middle, weeps as Coconino County Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton announces his decision to amend the conditions of release for Jones in Flagstaff, Ariz. The former Northern Arizona University student is in jail awaiting his upcoming sentencing in a 2015 shooting that killed a student and three others were wounded. Before pleading guilty on Jan. 9, 2020, Jones was scheduled to face a second murder trial this month after a jury deadlocked on charges in his first trial. (Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP, File)

Man in jail to await sentencing in Arizona campus shooting

Jan. 18, 2020 3:01 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A former Northern Arizona University student has been booked into jail in advance of his upcoming sentencing in a 2015 shooting in which another student was killed and three others wounded. Charges against Steven Jones originally included first-degree murder but he ended up...

Arkansas man convicted of killing Oklahoma sheriff's father

Jan. 18, 2020 2:59 PM EST

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been convicted of killing the father of an Oklahoma county sheriff. Ricky Rainwater, 45, of Fort Smith was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the September 2018 death of Larry Lane Sr. in Cherokee County. A jury recommended...

In this 2001 photo, John Lesko is led by sheriff deputies from the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg, Pa. John Lesko can be seen in the top left as he exits the transport van. Jim Clawson hopes that one day he will watch the last breaths of the man who killed his friend and fellow police officer 40 years ago. Clawson has been waiting for decades to be summoned as a witness to John Lesko’s final day. But it’s more likely that Lesko — Pennsylvania’s longest-serving death row inmate — will die in prison by some other means. Lesko and another man were arrested in the so-called ‘Kill for Thrill’ spree.(Renatta Signorini/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

Man on death row 40 years after ‘Kill for Thrill’ murders

Jan. 18, 2020 11:25 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Clawson hopes that one day he will watch the last breaths of the man who killed his friend and fellow police officer 40 years ago. Clawson has been waiting for decades to be summoned as a witness to John Lesko’s final day. He wants to be seated behind a glass window when the...

Florida ex-mayor gets 4+ years in prison for charity fraud

Jan. 18, 2020 10:32 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The former mayor of a Florida city has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for defrauding a United Way charity while he ran the organization. U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe said in a news release Friday that ex-Milton mayor Guyland Thompson pleaded guilty in May to 20...

Man sentenced for punching Trump protester outside rally

Jan. 18, 2020 9:54 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Kentucky man who punched a protester outside of an August rally for President Donald Trump in Cincinnati was sentenced Friday to 120 days in jail. The sentencing comes after a jury in Cincinnati earlier this month found Dallas Frazier, 30, of Georgetown, guilty of misdemeanor assault....

Man convicted of raping girl sentenced to life in prison

Jan. 18, 2020 8:11 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Mill City man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole following his second rape conviction. The sentence Thursday came more than 20 years after he was first convicted of raping a minor, the Statesman Journal reported. A Marion County jury earlier this...

Alaska man given 9 years in prison for heroin distribution

Jan. 17, 2020 11:22 PM EST

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man was sentenced to nine years in federal prison for distributing large quantities of heroin throughout the Kenai Peninsula, authorities said. Matthew Sean Bremond, 32, of Soldotna was sentenced Jan. 15, The Peninsula Clarion reported Thursday. Bremond pleaded guilty in...

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

Jan. 17, 2020 10:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump to be president was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical company had...

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Sentencing delayed for man convicted of killing family

Jan. 17, 2020 9:40 PM EST

Sentencing was delayed Friday for a man convicted of killing a family of four and burying their bodies in the California desert after the defendant made a lengthy, unsuccessful bid to fire his attorney and have his conviction thrown out. San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Michael Smith was scheduled to sentence...