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young robber convicted in deadly pot shop shooting wants lighter juvenile senten


a san diego judge has denied the request of a man convicted of murder to have his case transferred to juvenile court because he was 17 when he committed the crime. kurese bell, 20, was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted murder and other charges in connection with two robberies in 2014,...






death sentence tossed out in florida drive-by shooting case


tallah ee, fla. (ap) — the florida supreme court is throwing out the death sentence of a jacksonville man convicted in a drive-by shooting that killed a young watching television at her grandma’s house. the high court on thursday upheld rasheem dubose’s conviction, but ordered a new sentencing hearing because a jury did not unanimously […]






aaroné thompson’s father appeals 114-year sentence on constitutional grounds


appellate lawyers for convicted child abuser aaron thompson say the 114-year sentence he received -- much of it for the death of his daughter, aaroné -- should be tossed because he was not allowed to keep his original attorney, a constitutional guarantee. in a 142-page document filed with the colorado court of appeals, thompson’s lawyers cite nine different reasons they say either necessitate a new trial or, at the minimum, a lighter sentence. his appeal is to be heard next month. the most prevalent reason is that thompson was forced by colorado law to change lawyers because the state would only pay for investigators and expert witnesses if he retained a free public defender.






man gets 40 years in prison for murder in south side shop


a man convicted of murder last year for chasing a man into a south shore shop and shooting him to death in 2013 was sentenced tuesday to 40 years in prison, according to prosecutors and court records. omar gunn, 20, was sentenced tuesday by cook county judge timothy joyce in the killing sept. 20,...






officer who s teen convicted of voluntary manslaughter


richmond, va. (ap) — a virginia police officer who fatally s an 18-year-old man has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter. news media outlets report that a jury found richmond police officer david l. cobb guilty of voluntary manslaughter on thursday for the october 2015 shooting of paterson brown jr. the conviction carries a sentence of […]






man imprisoned for blast convicted in murder-for-hire plot


a man serving two life sentences in a deadly indianapolis house explosion has been convicted of a murder-for-hire charge.






prosecutors to appeal ist’s sentence to us supreme court


columbus, ohio (ap) — an ohio prosecutor plans to appeal the rejection of a convicted ist’s 112-year prison sentence to the u.s. supreme court. the mahoning (muh-hoh’-ning) county prosecutor’s office wants the high court to take up the case of the 2008 sentence given to brandon moore for crimes committed when he was 15. moore […]






tv entertainer cleared in second uk abuse trial


london (ap) — television entertainer rolf harris, who is serving a prison sentence for ual abuse against young s, has been cleared in britain in another case. the 86-year-old artist- ian was convicted in 2014 of 12 offences against four victims. he was found not guilty wednesday of three of seven aults said to have […]






man who stashed gun in gopher hole after fatal shooting convicted of tampering


a man who stashed a hand gun in a gopher hole, after fatally shooting his friend during a "friendly scuffle," was convicted friday of tampering with evidence.






atlanta police to release video of deadly police shooting


atlanta (ap) — police plan to release surveillance video of a deadly police shooting outside the atlanta public safety annex. atlanta police spokeswoman elizabeth espy told the atlanta journal-constitution (http://bit.ly/2loyqnw ) that video in the shooting death of deaundre phillips is expected to be released on feb. 24. authorities have said an officer shot and […]






dutch man linked to amanda todd facing 11-year sentence for allegedly cyberbully


aydin c would persuade young s to strip in front of their web s and then use the images to blackmail them, according to prosecutors. he also allegedly targeted five gay men






judge lifts life sentence for florida man convicted as teen


tampa, fla. (ap) — a man who received a life sentence at age 16 for his role in a fatal robbery is getting out of prison. a tampa judge on wednesday ruled that 39-year-old floyd lafountain has been jailed long enough and resentenced him to 22 years. with time served, lafountain should walk free in […]






da: driver in fatal southern state hit-and-run convicted


the driver responsible for a deadly october 2015 hit-and-run on the southern state parkway in baldwin has been convicted of leaving the scene of a fatal collision, prosecutors said monday.






suspect detained in deadly quebec mosque shooting


canadian police detain one man as muslim leaders call for greater security for their community after shooting attack.






suspect detained in deadly quebec mosque shooting


canadian police detain one man as muslim leaders call for greater protection of their community after shooting attack.






atlanta police to release video of deadly police shooting


police plan to release surveillance video of a deadly police shooting outside the atlanta public safety annex.






death sentence expected for homeless offender who killed 4 o.c. women


steven dean gordon, the homeless offender who was convicted last year of murdering four women in orange county, will be sentenced friday for his crimes. in december, a jury convicted 47-year-old gordon of murdering the women, who had been working as prostitutes in santa ana and anaheim in 2013...






stevenson charged in juvenile court in beating of cl mate, police say


a stevenson high school student has been charged in juvenile court in the beating of a cl mate that another reportedly videotaped and later posted to facebook, authorities say. lincolnshire police sgt. kim covelli wrote in an email that the first was charged in juvenile court with aggravated...






man accused of shooting and paralyzing boy, 15, who tried to rob him


a sub shop worker has been ordered released on bond with electronic home monitoring after authorities said he s and paralyzed a 15-year-old boy who robbed him at gunpoint in a drug deal moments earlier.jonathan a. ramos, 22, was charged with aggravated battery for the shooting that happened...






toddler and man killed, woman wounded in little village shooting


a toddler and a man were killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting in the little village neighborhood tuesday afternoon, authorities said. the shooting took place near ogden and kostner avenues about 1:30 p.m., in an alley behind an ac delco auto electronics shop. chicago police said the child...






man convicted of helping plot texas attack to be sentenced


phoenix (ap) — sentencing is set wednesday for an american-born muslim convert convicted of supporting the islamic state group and helping to plot a 2015 attack on a prophet muhammad cartoon contest in texas. prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for abdul malik abdul kareem, while his defense attorney has asked for less than six […]






scarsella trial exhibits show deep racism before 5 shot


texts show that the man convicted of shooting five black lives matter protesters in minneapolis wanted to be part of a "reserve militia" and spoke of shooting blacks.






man imprisoned for blast convicted in murder-for-hire plot


indianapolis (ap) — a man serving two life sentences in a deadly indianapolis house explosion has been convicted of a murder-for-hire charge. prosecutors say 47-year-old mark leonard tried to hire a hit man to kill a key witness in the house explosion case while he was in jail. the marion county prosecutor’s office says a […]






el paso county judge to rule on request to trim 8-year prison sentence for comba


an el paso county judge is considering a request to reduce a former fort carson soldier's eight-year prison sentence for drunkenly shooting a friend in the hand based on whether he is receiving adequate mental health care in prison.






the latest: hospital says 5 critical after mosque shooting


the latest on the deadly shooting at a quebec city mosque (all times local):






terry edwards executed in texas for deadly 2002 sandwich shop holdup: ‘i hope y’


as the lethal dose of pentobarbital was administered, he began snoring quickly. within about 30 seconds, all movement stopped






wapato cop sues city after mayor called him a murderer following deadly shooting


mayor tony guzman also said officer michael pos “deserves to die in prison” in a facebook post after the july shooting.






wisconsin seeks funds restored for juvenile justice programs


wisconsin officials are seeking the restoration of federal grants they haven't been able to tap into for the past two years to fund juvenile justice programs.






'superior donuts' stars judd hirsch as owner of a kneady chicago shop


on his new sitcom, "superior donuts," judd hirsch plays the owner of a chicago doughnut shop who, after a half-century in business, warily hires a young go-getter bent on freshening the bill of fare. "i'm going to help you bring this place into the 20th century," says franco, the eager new istant...






pence's successor pardons wrongly convicted chicago-area man after years in indi


the new governor of indiana on thursday pardoned a wrongfully convicted chicago-area man who spent nearly a decade in prison for an armed robbery and shooting, marking what experts say is the first time in that state's history a gubernatorial pardon was granted based on actual innocence.indiana...






competency evaluation ordered for school shooting suspect


urbana, ohio (ap) — an ohio judge has ordered a competency evaluation for a 17-year-old student charged in a school shooting. authorities allege 17-year-old ely serna fired a 12-gauge s gun in the jan. 20 attack at a high school in west liberty. he is charged in juvenile court with attempted murder, felonious ault and other […]






man convicted in deadly blast faces murder-for-hire trial


indianapolis (ap) — a man serving two life sentences in a deadly indianapolis house explosion faces trial on a murder-for-hire charge. prosecutors say 47-year-old mark leonard tried to hire a hit man to kill a key witness in the house explosion case while he was in jail. the indianapolis star reports (http://indy.st/2kh67bt ) that leonard’s […]






juvenile arrested in fatal stabbing in north minneapolis


a female juvenile was arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing of a man tuesday evening in minneapolis, authorities said.






convicted sex offender charged in ohio state student's death


a convicted sex offender released from prison in november has been charged in the shooting death of a 21-year-old ohio state university student.






suspect arrested in wheat ridge bike-riding robbery and shooting


a suspect has been arrested in a wheat ridge armed robbery in which the robber, riding a bicycle, s a woman who was using a drive up atm.