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Judge denies man's request to set aside murder conviction

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Iowa man serving life for double homicide files appeal

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Woman convicted of using scissors to fatally stab boyfriend in East Hartford motel

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Woman convicted of using scissors to fatally stab boyfriend

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Openings to begin in trial of Morris twins accused of assault

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Violence erupts in St. Louis on 3rd night of protests over white officer's acquittal in killing of black suspect

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Ed Sheeran cancels St. Louis concert amid protests over police acquittal

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No new trial for convicted murderer of teen
DOVER — Convicted murderer Tristan Wolusky will not be granted a new trial after a judge at Strafford County Superior Court on Tuesday denied his lawyer’s motion to set aside the verdict. Wolusky, of Rochester, was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of Madbury teen Aaron Wilkinson in 2015 after a jury found that he and two co-conspirators, Michael Tatum and Zachary Pinette, used knives and a machete to stab Wilkinson to death outside Paul Carroll’s home on June 21, 2014   Read More ...
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Illinois court to issue ruling in Drew Peterson murder case
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on whether former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson was properly convicted of murder in the death of his third wife. The court announced it would release its opinion Thursday on Peterson's appeal of his 2012 conviction in the death of Kathleen Savio. He claims the use of hearsay testimony at his trial violated his constitutional right to confront his accusers   Read More ...
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Ohio Supreme Court rules appeals court had jurisdiction to reinstate murder conviction of ex-Akron police captain Douglas Prade
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that an appeals court had the proper jurisdiction to reinstate the 1998 murder conviction of former Akron Police Capt. Douglas Prade. The state's high court ruled in a 5-1 opinion that the Ninth District Court of Appeals was legally allowed to hear arguments over a county judge's 2012 decision that briefly exonerated Prade   Read More ...
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‘Breakfast Club’ star Anthony Michael Hall convicted of assaulting neighbor
“The Breakfast Club” actor Anthony Michael Hall, facing a felony battery charge for breaking a neighbor’s wrist in a struggle, opted Wednesday to plead no contest to a misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to three years of probation. Hall must also serve 40 hours of community service in connection with the conviction for assault with force likely to produce great bodily harm   Read More ...
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California woman convicted of writing illegal prescriptions
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A former California physician assistant has been convicted of federal drug-trafficking charges for allegations that she wrote prescriptions for narcotics without a medical purpose. The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/2fktg6c ) that a jury on Monday found 32-year-old Kaitlyn Phuong Nguyen guilty of illegally distributing oxycodone, methadone and alprazolam in 2012. Prosecutors say four people had died of drug overdoses after receiving prescriptions from Nguyen   Read More ...
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man sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison for dealing crack cocaine
Joseph Thigpen, 41, received the sentence after pleading guilty in June to possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. At the time of his arrest, he was on federal supervision for a 2006 drug conviction for selling crack cocaine, the attorney's office said. In 1994, Thigpen was also convicted on possessing crack with the intent to distribute, according to the attorney's office   Read More ...
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Iowa man serving life for double homicide files appeal
A north Iowa man serving life in prison for killing two people last year is appealing his conviction. The Globe Gazette reports that 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, filed the appeal in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Wednesday. He was sentenced earlier this month to two life sentences after being convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder   Read More ...
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Judge denies man's request to set aside murder conviction
Tristan Wolusky was sentenced in 2015 to life in prison. DOVER, N.H. — A judge has denied Tristan Wolusky's request to set aside his first-degree murder conviction and grant him a new trial in a 2014 stabbing death. Wolusky, of Rochester, who is serving a life sentence, was convicted in 2015 of killing 18-year-old Aaron Wilkinson during a robbery in Madbury   Read More ...
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Iowa man serving life for double homicide files appeal
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A north Iowa man serving life in prison for killing two people last year is appealing his conviction. The Globe Gazette reports that 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, filed the appeal in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Wednesday. He was sentenced earlier this month to two life sentences after being convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder   Read More ...
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Former Brat Pack star Anthony Michael Hall convicted of assaulting neighbor
“The Breakfast Club” actor Anthony Michael Hall, facing a felony battery charge for breaking a neighbor’s wrist in a struggle, opted Wednesday to plead no contest to a misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to three years of probation. Hall must also serve 40 hours of community service in connection with the conviction for assault with force likely to produce great bodily harm   Read More ...
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Iowa man serving life for double homicide files appeal
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A north Iowa man serving life in prison for killing two people last year is appealing his conviction. The Globe Gazette reports that 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, filed the appeal in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Wednesday. He was sentenced earlier this month to two life sentences after being convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder   Read More ...
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Iowa man serving life for double homicide files appeal
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A north Iowa man serving life in prison for killing two people last year is appealing his conviction. The Globe Gazette reports that 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, filed the appeal in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Wednesday. He was sentenced earlier this month to two life sentences after being convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder   Read More ...
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'Emotion' not fact: Court overturns child abuse conviction
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has overturned the child-abuse conviction of a woman whose 11-month-old daughter died after swallowing a morphine pill. The court says there was insufficient evidence to show that Kim Murphy committed a reckless act that led to Trinity's death in Macomb County. Judge Elizabeth Gleicher says it's a case "built on emotion rather than fact or law   Read More ...
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Man falsely accused of murder freed after 13 years behind bars
BALTIMORE – Prosecutors say a Baltimore man who was convicted of murder 13 years ago was falsely accused, reports CBS Baltimore. Lamar Johnson, 34, was freed from prison Tuesday. In 2005, Johnson was convicted of the first-degree murder of Carlos Sawyer, 31, who was gunned down in East Baltimore in 2004. But even after being sentenced to life, lawyers say Johnson always claimed his innocence and never changed his story   Read More ...
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Court overturns conviction of Oregon man who shot wife
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife. According to court documents, Peter Zielinski of Keizer told police he suspected his wife had been having an affair and found text messages and e-mails that confirmed his suspicions. Police say the man told them 38-year-old Lisa Zielinski looked at him with disgust and asked him to leave her alone on the January 2011 morning he shot her   Read More ...
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New St. Louis mayor navigates racial strife after acquittal
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After defeating three leading black candidates, the new white mayor of St. Louis is carefully navigating racial strife that culminated in days of protest over the acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect. Lyda Krewson watched as her city and some suburbs filled for days with thousands of protesters angry at the acquittal and upset with broader issues of racial inequality   Read More ...
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New St. Louis mayor navigates racial strife after acquittal
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After defeating three leading black candidates, the new white mayor of St. Louis is carefully navigating racial strife that culminated in days of protest over the acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect. Lyda Krewson watched as her city and some suburbs filled for days with thousands of protesters angry at the acquittal and upset with broader issues of racial inequality   Read More ...
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DeLand man who shot son convicted of attempted manslaughter
Tony Holt @TonyCrimeWriter Jurors convicted a DeLand man Wednesday of attempted manslaughter for shooting and injuring his son 18 months ago at his home on Holly Boulevard. It took jurors a little more than an hour to reach their verdict against Grady Edmondson Sr., 60, according to the State Attorney's Office. Jurors opted to convict Edmondson on a lesser charge instead of the more severe charge of attempted second-degree murder   Read More ...
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Former Hugo Boss Model Sentenced for Murdering Reality Star Loredana Nesci: ‘You Gutted Her Like a Farm Animal’
The boyfriend of Sundance TV reality star Loredana Nesci was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty Friday of second-degree murder. Robert Reagan, 53, was found guilty of fatally stabbing Nesci, 47, in her Redondo Beach, California, home in 2015. Nesci was a former police officer who became a lawyer, and her home life and legal career was the focus of the reality series Loredana, Esq   Read More ...
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Court overturns conviction of Oregon man who shot wife
PORTLAND -- The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife. According to court documents, Peter Zielinski of Keizer told police he suspected his wife had been having an affair and found text messages and e-mails that confirmed his suspicions. Police say the man told them 38-year-old Lisa Zielinski looked at him with disgust and asked him to leave her alone on the January 2011 morning he shot her   Read More ...
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Woman convicted of using scissors to fatally stab boyfriend in East Hartford motel
HARTFORD — has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter for fatally stabbing her boyfriend in a East Hartford motel. The Journal Inquirer reports that a jury on Tuesday convicted Samantha Wheeler in the death of 43-year-old Myron Sanborn. Sanborn bled to death in February 2016 after he was stabbed in the shoulder with a pair of scissors at the Madison Motor Inn in East Hartford   Read More ...
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Sparks Man Found Guilty in Residential Burglary Trial
The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office says a Sparks man faces up to 35 years in prison after being found guilty in a residential burglary trial last week. The DA’s Office says 29-year-old Jerome Kelly broke into a Sparks home and stole jewelry, electronics and a firearm in December 2016. The DA’s Office says he was found guilty last Thursday on one count of Burglary (Second or Subsequent Offense) with a Firearm, one count of Grand Larceny of a Firearm, one count of Ex-Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance in District Court   Read More ...
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Filming up woman’s skirt at Overland Park grocery store lands man, 67, in jail
A 67-year-old man convicted of trying to take pictures up a woman’s skirt inside an Overland Park grocery store was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days of “shock time” in jail. Jose Rene Garza, of Vista, Calif., was found guilty of breach of privacy after a jury trial in July in Johnson County District Court. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to one year and six months on probation   Read More ...
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More St. Louis protests planned over acquittal of ex-officer
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Another demonstration is expected in suburban St. Louis to protest a judge's acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect. Protesters say they will take to the streets again Wednesday to dispute the ruling Friday that found Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith   Read More ...
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Court overturns conviction of Oregon man who shot wife
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife. According to court documents, Peter Zielinski of Keizer told police he suspected his wife had been having an affair and found text messages and e-mails that confirmed his suspicions. Police say the man told them 38-year-old Lisa Zielinski looked at him with disgust and asked him to leave her alone on the January 2011 morning he shot her   Read More ...
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Woman convicted of using scissors to fatally stab boyfriend
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter for fatally stabbing her boyfriend in a Connecticut motel. The Journal Inquirer reports that a jury on Tuesday convicted Samantha Wheeler in the death of 43-year-old Myron Sanborn. Sanborn bled to death in February 2016 after he was stabbed in the shoulder with a pair of scissors at the Madison Motor Inn in East Hartford   Read More ...
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Judge delays decision on whether to lock up convicted Chicago cop
A federal judge on Wednesday delayed for the second time a decision whether to take Chicago police Officer Marco Proano into custody following this conviction last month in the on-duty shooting of two teens during a traffic stop on the South Side. U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman said he needed more time for legal analysis to determine whether the counts that Proano was convicted on constitute a “crime of violence,” which under federal law would require the officer to be jailed immediately   Read More ...
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Woman convicted of using scissors to fatally stab boyfriend
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter for fatally stabbing her boyfriend in a Connecticut motel. The Journal Inquirer (http://bit.ly/2yq3B0S ) reports that a jury on Tuesday convicted Samantha Wheeler in the death of 43-year-old Myron Sanborn. Sanborn bled to death in February 2016 after he was stabbed in the shoulder with a pair of scissors at the Madison Motor Inn in East Hartford   Read More ...
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More St. Louis protests planned over acquittal of ex-officer
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Another demonstration is expected in suburban St. Louis to protest a judge's acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect. Protesters say they will take to the streets again Wednesday to dispute the ruling Friday that found Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith   Read More ...
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Judge won't overturn conviction in killing of Providence police officer
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge says he won't overturn the 2006 murder conviction of a man found guilty of killing a Providence police officer with the cop's service weapon at police headquarters. The Providence Journal reported that U.S. District Court Judge John McConnell Jr. dismissed the lawsuit on Monday filed by 39-year-old Esteban Carpio seeking a new trial in the 2005 killing of Detective Sgt   Read More ...
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State appeals court overturns 2012 Ketchikan murder conviction
Citing improper arguments by the prosecution, the Alaska Court of Appeals on Friday overturned the murder conviction of a 25-year-old Ketchikan man who was found guilty about five-and-a-half years ago. In January 2012, then-19-year-old Devin Rossiter was convicted of second-degree murder for the March 2011 stabbing death of 45-year-old Nick Stachelrodt. Rossiter never denied stabbing Stachelrodt. He claimed during his jury trial that he acted in self-defense after Stachelrodt confronted him at the Vallenar View Trailer Park   Read More ...
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Convicted killer recaptured after escape from Mississippi prison
(Reuters) - Authorities in Mississippi have recaptured a convicted killer who slipped away from a state prison, but a second escaped inmate who was serving time for burglary remains at large, the state department of corrections said on Tuesday. The two men were discovered missing on Monday during a routine inmate count at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, about 125 miles west of Tupelo, and were presumed to have escaped between late Sunday night and early the next morning, prison officials said   Read More ...
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Killer of 20th Century Fox exec gets maximum sentence
Convicted drug dealer John Lenzie Creech, 44, was given the maximum possible sentence on Tuesday for the 2012 murder of a 20th Century Fox distribution executive after discovering that the victim was having an affair with his estranged wife. Creech was sentenced to 11 years in prison in Los Angeles after being convicted of manslaughter in July. Gavin Smith, 57, was beaten to death in a West Hills business park, according to , after Creech approached Smith regarding the affair   Read More ...
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Ex-soldier convicted of threatening Fort Hood rampage
WACO, Texas (AP) — An ex-soldier from Texas has been convicted of making threats to go on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood. A federal jury in Waco on Tuesday found Thomas Anthony Chestnut Jr. guilty of threatening a uniformed service member and using interstate communications to threaten injury. The 29-year-old Dripping Springs man could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison on Dec   Read More ...
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Man found guilty of raping Portales woman
PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) – A man who broke into a woman’s Portales home and raped her has been found guilty. Roy Brown faces up to 53 years in prison for the brutal assault in August 2016. The woman says she was asleep on her couch when Brown broke in and attacked her. Brown, who has two prior felony convictions, faces a minimum of 22 years in prison   Read More ...
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Ex-soldier convicted of threatening Fort Hood rampage
WACO, Texas (AP) — An ex-soldier from Texas has been convicted of making threats to go on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood. A federal jury in Waco on Tuesday found Thomas Anthony Chestnut Jr. guilty of threatening a uniformed service member and using interstate communications to threaten injury. The 29-year-old Dripping Springs man could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison on Dec   Read More ...
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Man convicted of killing 11-month-old New Hampshire boy
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of an 11-month-old New Hampshire boy in 2015. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2fhNduL) Tommy Page also was convicted Tuesday of falsifying evidence in connection with the death of Shawn Sylvester. He was acquitted of administering a controlled substance. Authorities say Sylvester, of Alexandria, died of blunt impact head trauma   Read More ...
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Man found guilty of killing girlfriend's 11-month-old son
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. — Tommy Page was found guilty of first-degree murder and falsifying evidence in connection with the death of 11-month-old Shawn Sylvester. He was found not guilty of administering a controlled substance. Prosecutors said the boy was killed when he was alone with Page in November 2015 while his mother was at a doctor's appointment. Shawn was found unconscious in his crib by his mother later that day, prosecutors said   Read More ...
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Judge won't overturn conviction in slaying of police officer
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge won't overturn the 2006 murder conviction of a man found guilty of killing a Rhode Island police officer with the cop's service weapon at police headquarters. The Providence Journal reports that U.S. District Court Judge John McConnell Jr. this week dismissed the lawsuit filed by 39-year-old Esteban Carpio seeking a new trial in the 2005 killing of Providence police detective Sgt   Read More ...
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Man found guilty of second-degree murder in 2016 fatal shooting at Olathe bar
A 30-year-old Augusta, Kan., man has been found guilty in the 2016 shooting death of another man at a bar in Olathe. Michael Wayne Chinn Jr. pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the killing of 38-year-old William Schutkesting. Chinn also pleaded no contest to aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm in an occupied dwelling. A Johnson County District Court judge accepted the no contest pleas and found Chinn guilty   Read More ...
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