By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 04/24 — President Donald Trump’s prison-bound former lawyer told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn’t commit so his wife wouldn’t “get dragged into the mud of this crap.”
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 04/20 — A 30-year-old parole violator faces up to five years in prison when sentenced for killing a police dog, a crime that helped prompt lawmakers to increase the possible sentence in such cases.Read more »
DALLAS (AP) 04/09 — A suburban Dallas teenager has pleaded guilty to plotting an Islamic State group-inspired mass shooting at a North Texas mall.
A state judge sentenced Matin Azizi-Yarand to 20 years in prison Monday for solicitation of capital murder and making a terroristic threat,
CANTON, Ill. (AP) 03/29 — A man convicted of murder as a suspected member of the notorious “Ripper Crew” that killed as many as 20 Chicago-area women in the 1980s has been released from prison,Read more »
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 03/28 — A 19-time felon suspected of escaping from authorities, getting shot by Las Vegas police and leading a wild chase in a stolen truck stood before a judge the next day,
By NICK PERRY, Associated Press DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) 03/24 — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned the 74-page manifesto written and released by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/18 — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia’s plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington,
By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) 03/16 — A U.S. Navy veteran from California has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran,
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/09 — News that a grand jury had indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have made much of a splash except for one thing: The lone felony count that Smollett had been arrested on last month had turned into 16.
By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) 02/25 — A California man has asked for 20 years in prison as his punishment for making a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game.
By KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) 02/21 — A Colorado man and his mother will serve life in prison without parole for murdering a witness who had cooperated with police investigating a suburban Denver marijuana store robbery.
CHICAGO (AP) 02/14 — A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald was assaulted by inmates in his cell at a Connecticut prison,Read more »
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 02/12 — Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings,
By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) 02/01 — A federal judge on Friday ruled that a Muslim inmate’s scheduled lethal injection can proceed next week without an imam present but said Alabama must keep a Christian prison chaplain out of the execution chamber.
By JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 01/30 — A 61-year-old Texas inmate was executed Wednesday evening for killing a Houston police officer more than three decades ago.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) 01/31 — A judge has sentenced a 15-year-old boy to 22 to 48 years in prison in the fatal shooting of an Omaha teenager during a dispute that prosecutors say involved drugs.Read more »
By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 01/26 — Some legal experts believe there’s a reasonable chance the prison sentence of less than seven years imposed on a white Chicago police officer last week for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times could be tossed out and a new sentencing ordered.
By DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 01/18 — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison,
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) 12/22 — A man once accused of plotting to kidnap retired talk show host David Letterman’s son and nanny has been released from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole.Read more »
By The Associated Press , 12/19 -The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping criminal justice overhaul. The House is expected to pass the bill this week,