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Frat found guilty in pledge's 2013 hazing death in Poconos

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2 wrongfully convicted men each get $15mn after decades in prison, police misconduct

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Portland activist convicted after pipeline protest in Montana

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Waterloo man convicted of tweeting threats to Joni Ernst

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Court upholds conviction in SXSW crash that killed 4 in 2014

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UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia’s horrors

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Convicted killer: Civil rights violated when dreadlocks cut

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Louisiana man walks out of prison after being wrongfully convicted in 1974
Nearly 50 years after he was arrested in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse, a Louisiana man walked out of prison on Wednesday, his life sentence and conviction overturned by a judge who said the case against him was "weak at best." Authorities withheld evidence decades ago that could have exonerated Wilbert Jones, now 65, State District Judge Richard Anderson said   Read More ...
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Court nixes high attorney fees for wrongly convicted man
RALEIGH, N.C. – A judge has thrown out a contract allowing lawyers for a man freed after 30 years on death row to claim a large part of his compensation for wrongful imprisonment. Judge Terrence Boyle ruled Monday that Henry McCollum lacked competence to sign with lawyers currently representing him in a lawsuit against investigators who put him behind bars. The current lawyers are not the ones who helped free McCollum and his half brother from prison in 2014   Read More ...
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Calif. inmate walks free after DNA clears him in 1978 slayings of ex, her son
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 70-year-old California man convicted nearly four decades ago of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son walked out of prison Wednesday after DNA tests showed he was wrongfully convicted. Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned Craig Richard Coley and ordered his immediate release from a state prison in Lancaster. Coley has maintained his innocence since he was arrested on the same day 24-year-old Rhonda Wicht and her 4-year-old son, Donald Wicht, were found dead in her Simi Valley apartment on Nov   Read More ...
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Wrongfully convicted California man pardoned after 39 years behind bars
A 70-year-old man who spent almost 40 years of his life in prison for murders he didn’t commit has been pardoned by Governor Jerry Brown. Craig Coley was granted amnesty by Brown Wednesday after recent investigations proved he was wrongly convicted some 39 years ago. Coley’s case was reopened in October 2016 by Simi Valley Police Chief David Livingstone after a retired detective raised concerns about Coley’s guilt   Read More ...
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Man convicted of 1978 California double murder pardoned after DNA test
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A 70-year-old California man convicted nearly four decades ago of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son walked out of prison Wednesday after DNA tests showed he was wrongfully convicted. Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned Craig Richard Coley and ordered his immediate release from a state prison in Lancaster. Coley has maintained his innocence since he was arrested on the same day 24-year-old Rhonda Wicht and her 4-year-old son, Donald Wicht, were found dead in her Simi Valley apartment on Nov   Read More ...
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After 28 Years in Prison, a Guilty Plea Sets a Connecticut Man Free
NEW HAVEN — On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, Leroy Harris appeared in court and pleaded guilty to kidnapping and robbery. The plea was a legal fiction and everybody knew it. He knew it. The prosecutors knew it. The judge knew it, too. Nearly 30 years ago, Mr. Harris was convicted of raping a woman in this Connecticut city — a verdict he has been trying to reverse ever since   Read More ...
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Governor Brown Pardons Simi Valley Man After Advanced DNA Test
SACRAMENTO (AP) — A 70-year-old California man convicted nearly four decades ago of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son was pardoned Wednesday after DNA tests showed he was wrongfully convicted. Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the immediate release of Craig Richard Coley from a state prison in Lancaster. Coley has maintained his innocence since he was arrested on the same day 24-year-old Rhonda Wicht and her 4-year-old son, Donald Wicht, were found dead in her Simi Valley apartment on Nov   Read More ...
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Video: Diana Lovejoy, 45, Faints As She’s Found Guilty Of Plot With Lover To Kill Her Husband During New Moon
Diana Lovejoy is a 45-year-old woman who went viral due to the dramatic courtroom scene in the attached video, showing Diana appearing to fall backward after hearing her guilty verdict. Lovejoy hails from Carlsbad, California. According to the San Diego Tribune, Diana was found guilty on charges of attempted murder and a conspiracy charge in a complicated murder-for-hire plot that involved Lovejoy and her 50-year-old shooting instructor, Weldon McDavid Jr   Read More ...
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Ratko Mladic 'Butcher of Bosnia' convicted of war crimes
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US general's Guantanamo contempt conviction upheld
WASHINGTON: A Pentagon official overseeing prosecutions at Guantanamo Bay has upheld a contempt conviction against a Marine general defence chief who was briefly sentenced to confinement at the Naval base.   Read More ...
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Frat found guilty in pledge's 2013 hazing death in Poconos
STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- A Baruch College fraternity has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and other offenses for the in a rented home in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. Jurors announced the verdict Tuesday against the Pi Delta Psi fraternity after six days of testimony in the death of freshman pledge Chun "Michael" Deng of New York. The fraternity was also found guilty of aggravated assault, hazing, hindering apprehension and conspiracy   Read More ...
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Dubai executes Jordanian convicted of raping, killing child
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai has executed a 50-year-old Jordanian man convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing an 8-year-old boy. The government-run Dubai Media Office announced the execution on Thursday of Nidal Eisa Abdullah. It says Abdullah's execution came after Dubai's Court of Cassation, the emirate's highest court, rejected his appeal and upheld his death sentence. Abdullah kidnapped 8-year-old Obaida Ibrahim Sidgi Abdul Hadi from a workshop in the neighboring emirate of Sharjah in May 2016   Read More ...
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Dubai executes Jordanian convicted of raping, killing child
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai has executed a 50-year-old Jordanian man convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing an 8-year-old boy. The government-run Dubai Media Office announced the execution on Thursday of Nidal Eisa Abdullah. It says Abdullah's execution came after Dubai's Court of Cassation, the emirate's highest court, rejected his appeal and upheld his death sentence. Abdullah kidnapped 8-year-old Obaida Ibrahim Sidgi Abdul Hadi from a workshop in the neighboring emirate of Sharjah in May 2016   Read More ...
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Convicted rapist on the run may be in South Georgia
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A convicted rapist who disappeared in the middle of his trial in Fulton County may be in South Georgia. That’s according to the U.S. Marshal’s Office. Marshals said a tip on Charles Pinckney's whereabouts led them to the southern part of the state. Prosecutors said Pinckney drove a 15-year-old girl to his apartment and raped her. He was a DeKalb County Corrections officer at the time   Read More ...
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2 wrongfully convicted men each get $15mn after decades in prison, police misconduct
Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 05:28 Two separate juries in Los Angeles and Baltimore have awarded multi-million dollar settlements to two innocent men wrongfully convicted of murder after police were found to have withheld evidence and pressured witnesses to testify against them. Frank O’Connell. After spending 27 years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit, Frank O’Connell was awarded a $15 million payout by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, the largest single-plaintiff settlement in the past 10 years   Read More ...
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Waterloo Man Convicted After Threatening Iowa Senator
WATERLOO, Iowa -- A Waterloo man accused of threatening Iowa senator Joni Ernst could spend the next 15 years in prison. On Wednesday morning, a federal jury in Cedar Rapids convicted 34-year-old Joseph Dierks of sending threatening communications. Police arrested Dierks in August after he sent three threatening tweets to the senator. One included a link to scene in a movie showing a man shooting a woman in the head   Read More ...
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Man, 60, dead in Bessemer shooting; police say killing appears justifiable
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'Justice Has Been Served.' Wrongly Convicted Man Gets $15 Million After Nearly 2 Decades in Prison
(BALTIMORE) — A federal jury has awarded $15 million to a wrongfully convicted man in his lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and two detectives. The Baltimore Sun reports that Sabein Burgess said “justice has been served” after the verdict Tuesday. The 47-year-old Burgess spent nearly two decades in prison after being convicted in 1995 of killing his girlfriend. He was sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison   Read More ...
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Man Wrongfully Convicted of 1978 Murder Is Freed From Prison After Nearly 40 Years
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A 70-year-old California man convicted nearly four decades ago of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son was pardoned Wednesday after DNA tests showed he was wrongfully convicted. Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the immediate release of Craig Richard Coley from a state prison in Lancaster. Coley has maintained his innocence since he was arrested on the same day 24-year-old Rhonda Wicht and her 4-year-old son, Donald Wicht, were found dead in her Simi Valley apartment on Nov   Read More ...
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Portland man found guilty after pipeline protest in Montana
FORT BENTON, Mont. (AP) — An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change was found guilty of criminal charges on Wednesday for closing a valve last year on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States. A Montana jury found Leonard Higgins of Portland, Oregon, guilty of criminal mischief and trespassing. Higgins could face up to 10 years in prison and a $50,000 fine on the felony criminal mischief charge   Read More ...
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Srebrenica survivors: No punishment enough for Mladic despite conviction
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Portland activist convicted after pipeline protest in Montana
FORT BENTON, Mont. (AP) - An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change has been found guilty of criminal charges for closing a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States. A Montana jury found Leonard Higgins of Portland, Oregon, guilty of criminal mischief and trespassing on Wednesday. Sentencing was expected later in the day   Read More ...
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Man Pardoned After Serving 38 Years For Murder He Didn’t Commit
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned a man who spent 38 years in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of murder. Craig Conley was convicted in the murder of an ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son in 1978. But decades later, DNA evidence shined a new light on the case. Coley petitioned for clemency in 2015 and Brown ordered the parole board to investigate the case   Read More ...
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Waterloo man convicted of sending threatening tweets to Sen. Ernst
A federal jury on Wednesday convicted a Waterloo man for sending threatening tweets to Sen. Joni Ernst.   Read More ...
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Ratko Mladic convicted of genocide, sentenced to life
The Hague, Netherlands — Ratko Mladic, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb army, was sentenced Wednesday to life imprisonment after a United Nations special court found him guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity that it labeled as some of the “most heinous” in human history. Mladic, 75, was found guilty by the United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes tribunal of leading forces responsible for crimes including the worst atrocities of Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war — the deadly three-year siege of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, and the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the eastern enclave of Srebrenica, which was Europe’s worst mass killing since World War II   Read More ...
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UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors
The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic on Wednesday of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. Mladic, 75, was found guilty of commanding forces responsible for crimes including the worst atrocities of the war — the deadly three-year siege of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, and the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the eastern enclave of Srebrenica, which was Europe's worst mass killing since World War II   Read More ...
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The Latest: Climate activist convicted in pipeline protest
FORT BENTON, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on the trial of a climate activist who closed a valve on a Montana oil pipeline (all times local): An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change has been found guilty of criminal charges for closing a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States. A Montana jury found Leonard Higgins of Portland, Oregon, guilty Wednesday of criminal mischief and trespassing   Read More ...
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Man convicted in killing over New Jersey Devils hat comment
A man has been convicted of stabbing another man to death near a popular Philadelphia park because of a comment about the killer's New Jersey Devils hat. Philly.com reports Wednesday that 42-year-old Steven Simminger has been convicted of first-degree murder for the 2016 killing of 24-year-old Colin McGovern in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square. One of McGovern's friends testified that he said something like "screw the Devils" before Simminger stabbed McGovern 10 times   Read More ...
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2 convicted of murder, arson for blaze that killed firefighter
CINCINNATI -- An Ohio homeowner and his nephew were convicted Wednesday of murder and arson for a 2015 blaze that led to a firefighter's death. Butler County jurors found Lester Parker and William "Billy" Tucker guilty after getting the case late Tuesday in Hamilton, about 30 miles north of Cincinnati. A judge sentenced both men to life in prison, with a minimum of 15 years before either one is eligible for parole   Read More ...
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Climate activist convicted after pipeline protest
FORT BENTON, Mont. -- An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change has been found guilty of criminal charges for closing a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States. A Montana jury found Leonard Higgins of Portland, Oregon, guilty of criminal mischief and trespassing on Wednesday. Sentencing was expected later in the day   Read More ...
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The Latest: Climate activist convicted in pipeline protest
FORT BENTON, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a climate activist who closed a valve on a Montana oil pipeline (all times local): An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change has been found guilty of criminal charges for closing a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States. A Montana jury found Leonard Higgins of Portland, Oregon, guilty Wednesday of criminal mischief and trespassing   Read More ...
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Waterloo man convicted of tweeting threats to Joni Ernst
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo man who sent threatening tweets to U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst has been convicted by a jury of sending threatening communications. A federal jury in Cedar Rapids reached the verdict for 34-year-old Joseph Hilton Dierks on Wednesday after five hours of deliberations. U.S. Attorney Peter Deegan Jr. says evidence showed Dierks sent Ernst several threatening tweets in August, one which suggested he would shoot her and included a link to a 2010 movie in which a man shoots a woman in the head and kills her   Read More ...
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Waterloo man convicted of tweeting threats to Joni Ernst
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo man who sent threatening tweets to U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst has been convicted by a jury of sending threatening communications. A federal jury in Cedar Rapids reached the verdict for 34-year-old Joseph Hilton Dierks on Wednesday after five hours of deliberations. U.S. Attorney Peter Deegan Jr. says evidence showed Dierks sent Ernst several threatening tweets in August, one which suggested he would shoot her and included a link to a 2010 movie in which a man shoots a woman in the head and kills her   Read More ...
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Frat found guilty in pledge's 2013 hazing death in Poconos
STROUDSBURG -- A Baruch College fraternity has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and other offenses for the 2013 hazing death of a pledge in a rented home in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. Jurors announced the verdict Tuesday against the Pi Delta Psi fraternity after six days of testimony in the death of freshman pledge Chun "Michael" Deng of New York. The fraternity was also found guilty of aggravated assault, hazing, hindering apprehension and conspiracy   Read More ...
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Murder conviction for drunk driver sends message just as holiday - | WBTV Charlotte
When a Mecklenburg County jury convicted a drunk driver of second-degree murder on Tuesday, the verdict sent a message "This community is tired of those that choose to drive impaired. They are an active bullet out there on the streets. There are people maimed, killed every day because of the recklessness of those who chose to drive drunk," Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray said   Read More ...
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Climate activist convicted after pipeline protest in Montana
FORT BENTON, Mont. (AP) — An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change has been found guilty of criminal charges for closing a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States. A Montana jury found Leonard Higgins of Portland, Oregon, guilty of criminal mischief and trespassing on Wednesday. Sentencing was expected later in the day   Read More ...
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Man convicted in killing over New Jersey Devils hat comment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been convicted of stabbing another man to death near a popular Philadelphia park because of a comment about the killer's New Jersey Devils hat. Philly.com reports Wednesday that 42-year-old Steven Simminger has been convicted of first-degree murder for the 2016 killing of 24-year-old Colin McGovern in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square. One of McGovern's friends testified that he said something along the lines of "screw the Devils" before Simminger stabbed McGovern 10 times   Read More ...
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Man convicted in killing over New Jersey Devils hat comment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been convicted of stabbing another man to death near a popular Philadelphia park because of a comment about the killer's New Jersey Devils hat. Philly.com reports Wednesday that 42-year-old Steven Simminger has been convicted of first-degree murder for the 2016 killing of 24-year-old Colin McGovern in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square. One of McGovern's friends testified that he said something like "screw the Devils" before Simminger stabbed McGovern 10 times   Read More ...
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Man convicted of first-degree murder for daylight killing
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) - Jurors in Northern California convicted a man of first-degree murder for gunning down another man in broad daylight in front of the shooter's own wife and children and more than a dozen security cameras. The Mercury News of San Jose reports that Edbert James III was found guilty Tuesday in Contra Costa County of first-degree murder, attempted murder, and child endangerment   Read More ...
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Climate activist convicted after pipeline protest in Montana
FORT BENTON, Mont. (AP) - An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change has been found guilty of criminal charges for closing a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States. A Montana jury found Leonard Higgins of Portland, Oregon, guilty of criminal mischief and trespassing on Wednesday. Sentencing was expected later in the day   Read More ...
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