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Lawmakers seek to tweak proposed constitutional amendment for victims' rights

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Lawmakers seek to tweak proposed constitutional amendment for victims' rights

- Lawmakers behind a proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at giving crime victims more say in criminal prosecutions have put forward a number of changes that authors say will avoid slowing the criminal justice process. The authors are also making it clear that crime victims don't need to be kept apprised of each stage of the prosecution process if they don't want to be
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Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

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Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

- Cranbrook, British Columbia • A former bishop of an isolated polygamous commune in Canada has been convicted of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight. Winston Blackmore was found guilty Monday by British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Sheri Ann Donegan. Justice Donegan says the evidence showed Blackmore was married to 25 women at the same time in the tiny community of Bountiful
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Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in death of mother of 2

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Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in death of mother of 2

- YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of the mother of his child almost two years ago in Pennsylvania. Jurors in York County deliberated for about 31/2 hours Friday before convicting 26-year-old Kameron Orr in the August 2015 slaying of 27-year-old Ruby Mercado. He faces a mandatory life term when he is sentenced next month
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Hubbard man sentenced for killing estranged wife in Iowa

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Hubbard man sentenced for killing estranged wife in Iowa

- SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A Nebraska man found guilty of second-degree murder in northwest Iowa for the death of his estranged wife has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Rogelio Morales, of Hubbard, Nebraska, was found guilty last month of killing 21-year-old Margarita Morales on April 19, 2015, in his car near a Sioux City residence. He was sentenced Friday in Woodbury County District Court
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Baton Rouge man convicted in May 2016 Garden District home-invasion rape

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Baton Rouge man convicted in May 2016 Garden District home-invasion rape

- A 23-year-old Baton Rouge man was found guilty Friday of raping a woman in her Garden District home last year and pouring bleach on himself and the victim before fleeing with her driver's license and other items. Thairie Xavier Robinson, who had the 31-year-old woman's license in his pants pocket when police arrested him two days later, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison on the first-degree rape conviction
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Wilmington habitual offender gets 120 years in prison, 2 years probation in drugs-and-guns conviction

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Wilmington habitual offender gets 120 years in prison, 2 years probation in drugs-and-guns conviction

- A Wilmington man is heading to prison for what would likely be the rest of his life after receiving a 120 year sentence on a drugs and weapons conviction, Delaware Department of Justice officials announced Friday. A jury of his peers found Marzette King, 38, guilty of drug dealing, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, three counts possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, and one count possession of ammunition by a person prohibited
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Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed

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Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed

- WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters. Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley imposed the sentence on Dalia Dippolito, who was convicted last month of solicitation of first-degree murder
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Ex-police sergeant convicted in wife's death to pay $426,000

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Ex-police sergeant convicted in wife's death to pay $426,000

- OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A former Gladstone Police sergeant convicted of orchestrating a plot to kill his wife will pay her estate nearly $426,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed by Debbie Higbee Benton's mother Irene Berg, sought $900,000. Higbee-Benton was found dead inside her beauty salon on May 28, 2011. Prosecutors say Benton conspired with his friend Susan Campbell and her son to kill his wife
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23-year-old's heroin death gets conviction for man accused of supplying drug

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23-year-old's heroin death gets conviction for man accused of supplying drug

- The Maryland man accused of supplying the heroin that killed a York County 23-year-old has been found guilty. Mitchell G. Peck Jr., 25, was convicted Wednesday in York County Court of one count of drug delivery resulting in death. Police say he supplied the heroin that killed Kevin Hunt, 23, of Fawn Township, in December 2014. An investigation into Hunt's death showed he died of a drug overdose, and in his phone, police found the name "Mitch P" and a text conversation that seemed to be coordinating a drug deal, the York Daily Record reported
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York County woman convicted of supplying alcohol before crash that killed Red Lion teens

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York County woman convicted of supplying alcohol before crash that killed Red Lion teens

- The Windsor Township woman police say supplied alcohol to Red Lion High School students before two of them died in a fiery crash has been convicted of all charges. Jodie L. Tierney, 46, was found guilty in York County Court this afternoon of involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors and selling or furnishing alcohol to minors. The jury had deliberated for roughly two hours before reaching their verdict
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Iowa man found guilty in Mason City double homicide

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Iowa man found guilty in Mason City double homicide

- FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - A Lake Mills man has been found guilty of killing two people and trying to kill another in Mason City last year. The Globe Gazette reports that a jury on Thursday found 31-year-old Peter Veal guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. Officers sent to a Mason City home in November to check reports of a shooting found the bodies of Caleb Christensen and Melinda Kavars
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Ex-Gladstone cop convicted in wife's death to pay her estate $426,000

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Ex-Gladstone cop convicted in wife's death to pay her estate $426,000

- A former Gladstone police sergeant convicted of orchestrating a plot to kill his wife in 2011 will pay her estate nearly $426,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Leslie Bottomly on Wednesday approved a negotiated agreement that calls for Lynn Edward Benton to pay $425,000 in damages and another $956 in fees. The lawsuit, filed by Debbie Higbee Benton's mother Irene Berg, sought $900,000
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Lake County cop found guilty in hit-and-run at Gary Air Show; another suspended amid rape charges

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Lake County cop found guilty in hit-and-run at Gary Air Show; another suspended amid rape charges

- As one Lake County police officer was found guilty Thursday of his disciplinary charges, another was suspended without pay as his disciplinary proceedings begin. The Lake County Sheriff's Police Merit Board found Guy Mikulich, 38, guilty of all eight disciplinary charges he faced in connection with an alleged hit-and-run at last year's Gary Air Show. Mikulich, a 16-year veteran of the department, had his two-day disciplinary hearing before the merit board in June, in which multiple witnesses were called, including the wife of the victim, Maureen Dircks, who described running to her husband's side
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Iowa man found guilty in Mason City double homicide

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Iowa man found guilty in Mason City double homicide

- Iowa man found guilty in Mason City double homicide FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Lake Mills man has been found guilty of killing two people and trying to kill another in Mason City last year. The Globe Gazette reports that a jury on Thursday found 31-year-old Peter Veal guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder
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Western Michigan woman convicted of murder in parrot case

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Western Michigan woman convicted of murder in parrot case

- WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (AP) — A jury has convicted a western Michigan woman of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man's pet parrot. The Newaygo County jury deliberated about eight hours before finding 49-year-old Glenna Duram guilty Wednesday of killing 46-year-old Martin Duram. He was shot five times in May 2015
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OJ Simpson making case for his freedom

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OJ Simpson making case for his freedom

- The former football star was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room. . . OJ Simpson making case for his freedom The former football star was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room OJ Simpson making case for his freedom The former football star was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room Former football star and convicted felon O
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'Don’t (expletive) shoot': Michigan woman convicted of murder in parrot witness case

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'Don’t (expletive) shoot': Michigan woman convicted of murder in parrot witness case

- WHITE CLOUD, Mich. - A jury has convicted a western Michigan woman of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man’s pet parrot. The Newaygo County jury deliberated about eight hours before finding 49-year-old Glenna Duram guilty Wednesday of killing 46-year-old Martin Duram. He was shot five times in May 2015. Glenna Duram suffered a head wound in what prosecutors said was a suicide attempt, but survived
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  • Lawmakers seek to tweak proposed constitutional amendment for victims' rights
    Lawmakers seek to tweak proposed constitutional amendment for victims' rights

    , madison.com

    Lawmakers behind a proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at giving crime victims more say in criminal prosecutions have put forward a number of changes that authors say will avoid slowing the criminal justice process. The authors are also making it clear that crime victims don't need to be kept apprised of each stage of the prosecution process if they don't want to be
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  • This music mogul who launched Katy Perry's career helps free wrongfully convicted felons
    This music mogul who launched Katy Perry's career helps free wrongfully convicted felons

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    Music mogul Jason Flom has jam sessions with Wyclef Jean, hangs out with Jay-Z and is responsible for launching the careers of Katy Perry and other hitmakers. But he has another existence away from the glamour of Hollywood, working to free people convicted of crimes they did not commit. "I’m fascinated by their stories and I’m fascinated by their courage and their strength and their spirit and their lack of bitterness, which always blows me away," Flom said
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