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28, Feb 2015 - Convicted murderer Charles Capone sentenced to life in prison
MOSCOW, Idaho - Just after 12:00pm Monday, convicted murderer Charles Capone was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his estranged wife Rachael Anderson. It's a fixed term sentence, meaning there will be no chance he could get out early. Capone spoke to the court for 45 minutes in his defense, however the judge felt Capone was not remorseful for his crimes.
28, Feb 2015 - Hernandez trial draws O.J. similarities as jury prepares to visit crime scene
The Hernandez trial drew its first direct connection to the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial.
28, Feb 2015 - State opposes lifting of stay in same-sex marriage case
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed the state's response Friday to a request from plaintiffs that the Arkansas Supreme Court lift the stay of Judge Chris Piazza's ruling in the same-sex marriage case. Piazza invalidated the ban last May and arguments were completed in the case in November, but the Supreme Court has yet to rule. In the meanwhile, numerous federal courts have struck down bans ...
28, Feb 2015 - German student's family hopes sentence helps them find peace
MISSOULA, Montana (AP) — A Montana man was on the hunt, not the defensive when he shot and killed a German high school student who was trespassing in his garage, a judge said as he sentenced the man to 70 years in prison with no parole possible for at least two decades.
28, Feb 2015 - Billy Martin: Washington’s go-to lawyer when you’re in trouble. Real trouble.
And so will Billy Martin?s high-profile client list, from Lewinsky?s mom to Chandra Levy?s parents.
28, Feb 2015 - Central Texas sex offender allegedly sought hit man to kill judges, district attorney
A Central Texas man sentenced to 10 years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender allegedly sought a hit on the judge who presided over that trial.
28, Feb 2015 - Only woman on Georgia death row set to be executed
Georgia is set to execute its only woman on death row next week. Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter told Channel 2’s Tony Thomas the crime committed by Kelly Gissendaner has stuck in his mind since it happened in 1997. Gissendaner is accused of hiring someone to kill her husband. Porter said the one thing that strikes him about her case is that there was such an easy alternative to ...
28, Feb 2015 - Students charged with felonies in Clewiston school lockdown
The 29-year-old Cape Coral man was sentenced in federal court to five years, followed by three years of probation. More >>
28, Feb 2015 - Businessman who testified against Ray Nagin sentenced to 1 year in jail
A federal judge has sentenced a North Shore businessman to one year in prison for paying bribes to former Mayor Ray Nagin.
28, Feb 2015 - Christopher Jones Sentenced To Life In Prison After Guilty Verdict
Christopher Jones has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of First-Degree Murder in the death of his wife Heather Palumbo-Jones.
28, Feb 2015 - Punishment for using Facebook in prison: Solitary confinement
A report released Thursday by Electronic Frontier Foundation researcher Dave Maas shows that South Carolina's Department of Corrections considers "creating and/or assisting with a social networking site" while in prison an offense akin to committing a violent crime against another prisoner or officer.
28, Feb 2015 - Warren murder suspect pleads guilty to less serious charge
A 47-year-old Warren man is going to prison for a deadly shooting. David Blackmon was handed a nine year sentence after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.
28, Feb 2015 - Judge to review murder trial date in dispatcher's death
The trial of a man accused of killing a Hot Springs Village police dispatcher has been postponed until July 7, but that date is up for review at a hearing set for Monday.
28, Feb 2015 - Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio faces contempt hearing in profiling case
An Arizona sheriff known for clashing with the federal government and cracking down on illegal immigration will face a civil contempt-of-court hearing because his office repeatedly violated orders issued in a racial-profiling case, a U.S. judge said Thursday.
28, Feb 2015 - NJ court strikes down Christie plan to cut pension contributions
A New Jersey court struck down Governor Chris Christie's plan to cut contributions to its public pension system on Thursday, ruling in favor of teachers, firefighters and police who had sued the governor and state. "The court cannot allow the State to 'simply walk away from its financial obligations,' especially when those obligations were the State's own creation," the court said.
28, Feb 2015 - Drew Peterson charged with plotting to kill prosecutor - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
CHICAGO (AP) - Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in the disappearance of his fourth, has been charged with trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison, authorities announced Monday.
28, Feb 2015 - Mass. man pleads guilty to scamming US government in Afghan prison guard uniform program
WORCESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to his role in the creation of a fictitious uniform manufacturing company that did business in Afghanistan and defrauded the U.S. government of as much as $200,000.
28, Feb 2015 - US rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri
MIAMI (AP) - A new rule that required military judges presiding over the war crimes tribunals at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to relocate to the remote installation has been rescinded, the Pentagon said Friday.
28, Feb 2015 - Former Texas banker gets prison for embezzling nearly $366K
TYLER, Texas (AP) — A former East Texas banker must serve more than three years in prison for stealing nearly $366,000 from accounts including money being saved for Christmas.
28, Feb 2015 - Dzokhar Tsarnaev trial for Boston Marathon bombings can stay in Massachusetts
Attorneys for alleged bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued he wouldn't be able to get a fair trial after deadly attack, publicity
28, Feb 2015 - Assembly Oks bill allowing judges to issue restraining orders against people in other states
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a bill that would allow judges to issue restraining orders against people in other states.
28, Feb 2015 - OTTAWA — The Canadian Press has learned that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Prime Mini
Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy is set to face a retrial on terrorism-related charges in Cairo this Thursday, a development his family called their “worst nightmare.” Fahmy — who has spent more than a year in an Egyptian prison — was expected to...
28, Feb 2015 - Man Convicted in Gun Crime to Get New Trial
TWIN FALLS • A Twin Falls man is set to get a new trial in a 2012 gun case after a witness in the case apparently admitted to framing him.
28, Feb 2015 - Federal judge in Texas blocks Obama immigration orders
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - A federal injunction halted President Obama's "deferred action" programs for amnesty for an estimated 5 million illegal aliens.
28, Feb 2015 - Montana High Court: State Can Defend Abortion Notification
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that court hearings must be held to determine the constitutionality of laws requiring parental notice and parental consent before minors can have abortions.
28, Feb 2015 - Correction: Olson received "highly recommended" rating
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a Feb. 10 story about a Pennsylvania bar panel's evaluations of candidates for the state Supreme Court, The Associated Press misstated the rating Superior Court Judge Judy Olson received. She received a "highly recommended" rating, not a "recommended"...
28, Feb 2015 - How The Original 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Became an Unexpected Independent Hit
Lean, Green and On the Screen "You don't hear crickets in Manhattan, do you?" Me and Simon are standing over a motionless Raphael. It's actually an actor, Josh, inside a green latex suit. We're trying to make him feel a little less claustrophobic inside his boiling hot prison. "No." He's panting. This stressful panic is not his idea of movie magic. He's resting on a purpose-made wooden frame ...
28, Feb 2015 - Testimony in ‘American Sniper’ murder trial continues
( Thursday afternoon, jurors heard police testimony and saw video of police chasing Eddie Ray Routh the night famed Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were killed at the Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in 2013.
28, Feb 2015 - Probate judges never involved in federal decision Moore tells Enterprise GOP
Alabama’s 67 probate judges were never involved in the federal decision about same-sex marriage and the law is clear.That was the message Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore brought to those
28, Feb 2015 - Court: Prison system mostly responsible for inmate's injury
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio Court of Claims magistrate has ruled that the state prison system was mostly responsible for an inmate cutting off the tips of two fingers while working a commercial food slicer.
28, Feb 2015 - Etowah probate court will follow judge's ruling on same-sex marriage licenses
A federal court judge ruled the state cannot ban same-sex marriages, and Etowah County Probate Judge Bobby Junkins said his office will act in accordance with the law.
28, Feb 2015 - Judge to decide if girls will be tried in stabbing plot
A southeastern Wisconsin judge will decide whether there's enough evidence to send to trial two girls accused of nearly killing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man.
28, Feb 2015 - North Country man sentenced for smuggling more than a ton of marijuana into the US
A 43-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for distributing more than a ton of marijuana smuggled from Canada into the U.S. through the Mohawk Indian reservation.
28, Feb 2015 - Cop acquitted in fatal beanbag shooting of WWII vet
MARKHAM, Ill. — The judge was only halfway through his ruling Wednesday when it became clear that Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor would not be held criminally responsible for firing beanbag rounds at a knife-wielding World War II veteran who died hours later of internal bleeding.
28, Feb 2015 - Man gets 75 years for shooting 2 men in drive-by
A 26-year-old man is sentenced to 75 years in prison for gunning down two men during an Aurora drive-by shooting.
28, Feb 2015 - Kathleen Kane asks state Supreme Court to toss grand jury case against her
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who is facing possible perjury charges, is asking the state Supreme Court to throw out a grand jury investigation into whether she leaked secret documents to discredit her critics.
28, Feb 2015 - Wednesday Montana news headlines
MISSOULA - One of the men accused of burglarizing the residence of Markus Kaarma ten days before the shooting death of a German exchange student was sentenced Wednesday morning. Tristan Alfred Staber, 19 was given a three year deferred sentence by District Judge Ed McLean. Staber changed his plea to guilty as part of a plea deal back in October.
28, Feb 2015 - Homeless Woman In Ohio Walked Miles To Attend Her Rapist's Court Hearings
A homeless woman who was raped a year ago in Ohio says she sometimes walked up to eight miles to attend her attacker’s court hearings, reports The Columbus Dispatch . At other times, she begged for bus money to make the trip from Whitehall, Ohio, to the Franklin County courthouse where the trial was held.
28, Feb 2015 - Same-sex marriages can begin in Alabama on Monday
Probate courts across Alabama will be able to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples beginning Monday. As of Saturday night, the U.S. Supreme Court had taken no action on a request to delay a federal judge’s decision ruling the state’s bans on same-sex marriages unconstitutional. Finding someone to perform a ceremony for gay couples, however, will not be as easy. In West Alabama, probate ...
28, Feb 2015 - Va. Democratic Party sued over way candidate was named to face Morrissey
African American residents of Virginia claim their rights were violated by the process.
28, Feb 2015 - Judge rules in favor of college student in Twitter dispute
A Twitter feed created by a college student was intended to poke fun at a mid-Michigan lawyer and is protected by the First Amendment, a judge said in dismissing a lawsuit. Mount Pleasant lawyer Todd Levitt ...
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