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Saudis Sentence 5 People to Death for Khashoggi's Killing
Crime
Saudis Sentence 5 People to Death for Khashoggi's Killing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death Monday for the killing of Washington Post columnist and royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi, whose grisly slaying in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul drew international... Read More

Can People With Criminal Records Become Lawyers? These Michigan Attorneys Did It
Law
Can People With Criminal Records Become Lawyers? These Michigan Attorneys Did It

DETROIT — Becoming a lawyer in Michigan after a felony conviction is challenging, but it’s not impossible. Tenisha Yancey did it, before she was elected to the state House, even though law school admissions officials warned that she probably wouldn’t... Read More

Trump Lawyers Ask Supreme Court to Let Federal Executions Resume
Criminal Justice
Trump Lawyers Ask Supreme Court to Let Federal Executions Resume

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to clear the federal government to resume executions as soon as next week. The emergency filing on Monday urged the court to lift a hold that a trial judge... Read More

Trial to Determine Sanity for Capital Gazette Gunman Rescheduled for March
Criminal Justice
Trial to Determine Sanity for Capital Gazette Gunman Rescheduled for March

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Anne Arundel County Judge Laura Ripken has set a new date for the trial to determine whether the Capital Gazette shooter was sane at the time of the mass shooting, according to the Maryland Judiciary. Slated to... Read More

Roger Stone Faces Jury Pool in Trial for Lying About Clinton Leaks
Law
Roger Stone Faces Jury Pool in Trial for Lying About Clinton Leaks

WASHINGTON — Roger Stone, the Republican political operative who famously predicted a dump of embarrassing documents on the Clinton campaign in 2016, got his first glimpse on Tuesday of the jurors who’ll decide whether he lied to a congressional committee... Read More

Federal Authorities Struggle to Counter ‘Sextortion’ Trend
Crime
Federal Authorities Struggle to Counter ‘Sextortion’ Trend

MINNEAPOLIS — Barton Scott found the girl on Snapchat. He pretended to be her friend and persuaded her to give up her password. Then Scott took what he really wanted: the photos marked “My Eyes Only.” Scott, in his mid-30s... Read More

A Sock and a Snapshot: How a Temple Professor Helped State Police Crack a Cold-Case Murder
Criminal Justice
A Sock and a Snapshot: How a Temple Professor Helped State Police Crack a Cold-Case Murder

PHILADELPHIA — In 2015, Byron Wolfe helped a Pennsylvania State Police detective enhance 24-year-old photographs. The work took two hours, and Wolfe promptly forgot about the case, chalking it up as a simple favor, he recalled recently in his office... Read More

He Started Murdering Women in South Florida — Then Became the Worst Serial Killer in US History
Crime
He Started Murdering Women in South Florida — Then Became the Worst Serial Killer in US History

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Samuel Little, a 79-year-old man with a penchant for storytelling and drawing chalk pastel portraits in his California prison cell, was recently labeled by the FBI as the United States’ most prolific serial killer. Over the... Read More

Feds Arrest Fourth Defendant in Campaign Finance Case Involving Giuliani Associates
Law
Feds Arrest Fourth Defendant in Campaign Finance Case Involving Giuliani Associates

MIAMI — A self-described former pro golfer from South Florida who was indicted last week on campaign finance charges was arrested by federal authorities on Wednesday. David Correia, who worked with Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, is now in federal... Read More

Justices to Consider Life-Without-Parole Sentences in D.C. Sniper Case
Supreme Court
Justices to Consider Life-Without-Parole Sentences in D.C. Sniper Case
2019-10-15 19:59:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Do a pair of decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court require the resentencing of Lee Boyd Malvo, the surviving assailant in the D.C. sniper case? That's the question the justices will consider when it convenes Wednesday to hear... Read More

Why Are Judges Sentencing People on Probation for Debts They Won’t Ever Be Able to Pay?
Criminal Justice
Why Are Judges Sentencing People on Probation for Debts They Won’t Ever Be Able to Pay?

PHILADELPHIA — A decade after he was first sentenced in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, Maurice Hudson still could not come up with $1,941 in outstanding court costs — and, at a February hearing, it was clear Judge Genece Brinkley was... Read More

California Supreme Court Lets New Death Penalty Cases Proceed, Despite Moratorium
Criminal Justice
California Supreme Court Lets New Death Penalty Cases Proceed, Despite Moratorium

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court on Thursday rejected attempts from two men to block prosecutors from seeking the death penalty against them, indicating the court will not stop new death sentences from being imposed, even as Gov. Gavin... Read More

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