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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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30, Mar 2015 - More mental health courts could open in S.C.
COLUMBIA — Paton Blough thought the police were trying to kill him. When he was 29, he had demanded to use the telephone at a gas station, and the attendant called the police. Blough, now 38 and a father of six, racked up nine charges, including one for breaking the leg irons confining him in the backseat of a patrol car when an officer tased him. Summary:  COLUMBIA - Paton Blough thought the ...
30, Mar 2015 - Longview man to spend time behind bars for sawed-off shotgun
A 39-year-old Longview, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Promote to Mobile 0 read more
30, Mar 2015 - Boston Marathon bombing trial moving faster than anticipated
The first two weeks of the Boston Marathon bombing trial focused on the injuries and deaths from the 2013 attack: Survivors recounted losing limbs and loved ones as federal prosecutors told of the killing of a...
30, Mar 2015 - Teen in Alabama 'rape bait' case files suit
More than five years after a 14-year-old Alabama girl with special needs says she was persuaded by a teacher's aide to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator, her attorneys have filed a civil lawsuit.
30, Mar 2015 - Maryland dump truck drive charged with attacking police ruled not competent
A Maryland dump truck driver who allegedly attacked two police officers with his vehicle has been ruled not competent to stand trial, police said on Thursday. The suspect, Gene Brandon Jr., 31, of Aquasco, Maryland, was charged with attempted murder for allegedly ramming his vehicle into Prince George's County Police Department squad cars in January. "Suspect in at murder of 2 of our officers ...
30, Mar 2015 - Criminal court, March 30, 2015
A state prison inmate admitted March 23 in Schuylkill County Court that he possessed a drug when he fled from Shenandoah police in October 2014. Dennis Hopkins, 23, of Minersville, pleaded guilty to flight to avoid apprehension and possession of a controlled substance. Judge Charles M. Miller accepted the plea and, pursuant to an agreement between prosecutors and the defendant, sentenced him to ...
30, Mar 2015 - Florida Supreme Court orders new sentences in juvenile cases; one near P.C.
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is ordering new sentencing hearings for four people who were convicted of felonies they committed as juveniles, including two murders.
30, Mar 2015 - NEW INFO: Suspect in shooting deaths near UNC makes first court appearance
The suspect in the shooting deaths of three relatives near the University of North Carolina campus has made a first court appearance on murder charges.
30, Mar 2015 - Johna Vandermore: Woman Tricks Ex Into Paying Thousands For Child That Didn’t Exist
While single parents all over the world struggle to get their exes to financially kick in for their children, Johna Vandermore tricked one man into paying child support for a child that didn’t exist for six whole years. The relationship between Vandermore and the man, who was only identified by his initials in court documents, Johna Vandermore: Woman Tricks Ex Into Paying Thousands For Child ...
30, Mar 2015 - Maine charity founder who killed himself under investigation
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Court records indicate that the founder of a Maine charity that provided holiday gifts to the children of military families was under investigation for fraud when he committed suicide last month.
30, Mar 2015 - Abortion law lets judges appoint lawyers for fetuses
MONTGOMERY | The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked a federal judge to block an Alabama law that allows a fetus to be represented in court when a minor is seeking judicial permission for an abortion. While abortion opponents have rolled out a variety of new restrictions on abortion in recent years — including new requirements on clinics and doctors — ACLU staff attorney Andrew ...
30, Mar 2015 - Trial begins in Philippines of US Marine charged with murder - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Miss
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine court has begun the trial of a U.S. Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipino after allegedly discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel.
30, Mar 2015 - Jesse Jackson Jr. to be freed from Illinois prison
Aileen Graef WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., will be freed from prison Thursday and moved to a halfway house in Washington D.C.
30, Mar 2015 - Staying in Washington — Lee to face trial for felony eluding charge before extradition to Idaho
Moscow shooting suspect John Lee will be extradited to Idaho after the conclusion of a trial for a felony eluding charge in Whitman County. Whitman County Judge David Frazier signed off on the extradition warrant from ...
30, Mar 2015 - For Selenski jurors, bodies remain consideration as deliberation commences
As Hugo Selenski’s second double-murder trial comes to a close, prosecutors will be left to deal with one more skeleton in his closet. Or, more precisely, in his backyard. When former friend and alleged accomplice Paul Weakley led police to the back of Se
30, Mar 2015 - Indiana judge admonishes abducted teens’ sister at hearing
Marion Superior Court Judge Shatrese Flowers asked 27-year-old Whitney Blackwell on Monday whether she could afford to hire her own attorney when Blackwell replied that she needed “a public pretender.”
30, Mar 2015 - 1 month prison for businessman in smuggling of Dodgers' Puig
MIAMI (AP) — A businessman who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig get out of Cuba to sign a rich American baseball contract was sentenced Friday to a month in prison and five months' house arrest for violating U.S. immigration laws.
30, Mar 2015 - Retrial uncertain in 1976 Reno murder case with new DNA
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Thirty-six years ago this month, police learned that a mental patient at a hospital in Louisiana was claiming she killed "a girl named Michelle" in Reno three years earlier.
30, Mar 2015 - Black Madam convicted of murder in fatal buttocks injection
Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker speaks to members of the media after Padge-Victoria Windslowe's trial Monday, March 9, 2015, in Philadelphia.
30, Mar 2015 - 20 people busted on drug charges in Fayette County roundup
Oak Hill (WVVA) Twenty people charged with drug crimes woke up to handcuffs on Thursday morning. The warrants were served by members of the Central West Virginia Task Force...
30, Mar 2015 - Facebook Fraud Case Suspect Ceglia Is Missing
Paul Ceglia is scheduled to go on trial in May in Manhattan federal court, where Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is slated to testify against him. U.S. authorities are looking for Ceglia and his family after finding the ankle bracelet, but not Ceglia, in his Wellsville, New York, home. “It appears he has fled,” U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick said at a hearing Tuesday, before revoking ...
30, Mar 2015 - Robert Durst 'Killed Them All' TV Confession Likely Admissable in Court
New York real estate scion and accused murderer Robert Durst’s bathroom muttering that he “killed them all” would likely be admissible evidence in a murder trial, legal experts said on Monday. Click here for the rest of the article...
30, Mar 2015 - Ohio man cleared of murder after 39 years in jail to get $1 million payment
(Reuters) - An Ohio man freed last year after spending 39 years in jail for a murder he did not commit will receive more than $1 million from the state for his wrongful imprisonment, court records show. An Ohio Court of Claims judge on Thursday ordered that just over $1 million be paid to Ricky Jackson, the longest-held U.S. prisoner to be cleared of a crime. "Wow, I didn't know that," Jackson ...
30, Mar 2015 - Almost five years later, DUI-manslaughter case might come to trial
Michigan native and seasonal Middle Keys resident Richard Lee Hall could finally face trial in a few months on a charge of driving under the influence-manslaughter, for which he was… Click to Continue »
30, Mar 2015 - Soccer Player Sentenced To 8-15 Years In One-Punch Killing Of Referee
After serving his sentence, Bassel Saad faces deportation because he is not a U.S. citizen.
30, Mar 2015 - Galvan Ballroom Proposed Site for Historical Marker
Anita Eisenhower, the head of the Nueces County Historical Commission, gave the Nueces County Commissioners Court a report Wednesday of historical markers that will soon be going up at important sites throughout the county.
30, Mar 2015 - Authorities search for link between slain family, jailed man
An Idaho sheriff has appealed for the public's help to determine what might connect a slain former Arizona power company executive, his wife and their adult son to a 22-year-old man who prosecutors say was arrested...
30, Mar 2015 - Callers claim to be missing boy Etan Patz amid murder trial
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who thinks he could be Etan Patz was interviewed by police amid the murder trial of a suspect accused in the boy's 1979 disappearance, prosecutors said Tuesday, noting they have received similar calls before.
30, Mar 2015 - California high court agrees to reconsider 1993 murder case
A San Bernardino man convicted of murder in part because of discredited forensic evidence will have his case reviewed again by the California Supreme Court.
30, Mar 2015 - Death Penalty in Montana Could Apply to Aggravated Kidnapping
A Corvallis man charged in the kidnapping, drugging and rape of a 17-year-old mother could face the death penalty.
30, Mar 2015 - US tribes free to prosecute non-Indians for certain crimes
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (AP) " American Indian tribes now have the authority to prosecute non-Indians for a limited number of domestic violence crimes.The federal government extended the authority Saturday to all tribes that meet certain...
30, Mar 2015 - Readsboro landlord sued over killing tenant's cat
BENNINGTON >> A Readsboro landlord who pleaded guilty in 2012 to killing a tenant's cat is now being sued by the cat's owner. The suit was filed in February by attorney David G. Reid, of Brattleboro, on behalf of Kelly Gancarz, owner of "Dizzy," a cat who was killed when Michael R. Choquette threw a piece of wood at it.
30, Mar 2015 - Supreme Court rules against Alabama voter redistricting plan
The Supreme Court delivered a rare victory for minority voting rights Wednesday, finding that a 2012 Alabama redistricting plan appeared to violate federal law by shifting black voters into districts they already dominated to dilute their influence elsewhere.
30, Mar 2015 - Justices pause hearing on Little Rock School District
LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday stopped in midstream a Pulaski County Circuit Court hearing in a lawsuit to reverse the state Board of Education's Jan. 28 takeover of the Little Rock School District and dismissal of its elected School Board.
30, Mar 2015 - Minnesota Man Spends Months In Jail On Drug Charges For Vitamin Powder
Minnesota Man Spends Months In Jail On Drug Charges For Vitamin Powder Minnesota Man Spends Months In Jail On Drug Charges For Vitamin Powder Local Weird News Jail Cell Has Been Optimized Joseph Burrell spent months in jail for allegedly possessing amphetamines, which turned out to be a powdery vitamin. Ironically, Burrell had recently completed an in-patient drug treatment plan before he was ...
30, Mar 2015 - Virginia Man Gets 13 Years for Stray Bullet Death
A Frederick County man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for the stray bullet death of a Stephens City man.
30, Mar 2015 - Girl, 11, charged with murder in beating death of 2-month-old baby
WICKLIFFE, Ohio — An 11-year-old girl in Ohio has been charged with murder after she allegedly beat a 2-month-old baby to death. The girl, who is not being named because of her age, went before a juvenile court judge Monday and was ordered to undergo a mental competency exam before her next appearance. “We’re trying […]
30, Mar 2015 - Florida State looks to advance in NCAA tourney on home court
Coach Sue Semrau entered this season at Florida State with the challenge of getting a roster of talented transfers on the same page so they could learn to play together. ''If we could connect the dots, then we could be a very special basketball team.'' The seventh-ranked Seminoles (29-4) start NCAA Tournament play Saturday on their home court as a second-seed against Alabama State (17-14), which ...
30, Mar 2015 - Yakima facing mounting costs in ACLU elections suit
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:15:35 GMT By Mike Faulk Yakima Herald-Republic As the Yakima City Council considers whether to appeal a federal judge’s decision changing the city’s elections system, members are confronted with an issue of cost versus conscience. Most have at some point in the 21/2-year case come out opposed to chang...
30, Mar 2015 - Life in Prison for Meskwaki Man Who Killed his Parents
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Tama County man has been sentenced to life in prison for using a machete to kill his parents. A federal jury found 26-year-old Gordon Lasley Jr. guilty of two counts of second degree murder back in December. Lasley Jr. attacked his mother and father, Gordon Lasley Senior and Kim Lasley, at their home on the Meskwaki Settlement in February of 2014. His defense attorneys ...
30, Mar 2015 - Judge rules teenage girl sparked California wildfire
(Reuters) - A California judge ruled on Tuesday that a teenage girl sparked a wildfire that scorched roughly 2,000 acres (800 hectares) and destroyed some 40 structures north of San Diego last May, officials said. A San Diego Superior Court judge issued true findings, equivalent to guilty verdicts in an adult court, on three counts of arson and one misdemeanor fire charge against the 14-year-old ...
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