JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 08/16 — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a motion from attorneys seeking to halt the execution of a man scheduled to die next week but did not explain its decision.
HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) 08/11 — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 35 years for shooting a police officer, striking him four times, in a shooting captured by a camera in the officer’s glasses.
JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press – This is the last in a three-part series on juvenile life without parole. BALTIMORE (AP) 08/02 — A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it’s cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life — to a larger population,
JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 08/01 — The political defiance that made Joe Arpaio popular and seemingly untouchable as metro Phoenix’s sheriff of 24 years ultimately led to his downfall as he was convicted of a crime for ignoring a U.S.
SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer 07/31 – In the past decade or so, the U.S. Supreme Court and state legislatures have taken steps to scale back the most extreme punishments for juvenile criminals.
This is the first in a three-part series on juvenile life without parole.
SHARON COHEN and ADAM GELLER, AP National Writers DETROIT (AP) 07/31 — Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines,
MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 07/27 — Attorneys for a condemned killer of a San Antonio woman argue that deficient legal help during earlier stages of his appeals tainted his case and that he should be spared from being executed Thursday so his appeals can be reviewed more fairly.
DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) 07/17 — It’s a day seared into the memories of all involved: The July 23, 2007, home invasion in which two paroled burglars broke into a Cheshire,
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) 07/15 — A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has sentenced a 26-year-old California man to 16 years in prison for killing 21 cats,
ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) 07/04 — The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S.
ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) 06/30 — William Morva showed signs of mental illness long before he killed two men during an escape from custody in 2006,
RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) 06/19 — Investigators were suspicious in 2006 when they heard that a rural Texas judge was trying to exchange $450,000 in consecutively marked bills.
ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) 06/09 — Australian government leaders on Friday agreed to toughen parole laws in response to a siege this week in which a gunman who once trained with Muslim extremists killed an apartment building receptionist and wounded three police officers months after being released early from prison.
KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) 06/08 — Alabama is preparing to execute an inmate for the shooting deaths of three fast food restaurant workers during a 1994 robbery.
MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Writer CHICAGO (AP) 06/03 — An Illinois man who typed out emoji and other text messages to advise his cousin thousands of miles away on how to kill a wealthy Chicago woman vacationing in Indonesia was sentenced on Friday to nine years in prison.
SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 05/30 — A zealous prosecutor who was crucial in writing the Justice Department’s new policy encouraging harsher punishments for criminals is now turning his attention to hate crimes,
MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press McLEAN, Va. (AP) 05/27 — A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia’s most notorious criminals,
KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press ATMORE, Ala. (AP) 05/26 — A man once dubbed the “Houdini” of Alabama’s death row after averting seven prior execution dates was put to death Friday,
HERI JUANDA, Associated Press BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) 05/23 — Two men in Indonesia’s Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual gay sex,
BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 05/22 — Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century.
The felony prevented him from landing jobs,