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Oscar Pistorius’ sentence more than doubled for girlfriend’s killing

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Pistorius re-sentencing is justice for Reeva Steenkamp, her family says

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Chicago cop Marco Proano, who shot at stolen car full of black teens, sentenced

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Judge sentenced Oregon refuge occupier Darryl Thorn to year and a half in prison

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Judge sentenced Oregon refuge occupier Darryl Thorn to year and a half in prison


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Woman sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for hitting and killing pedestrian

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Former Tulsa officer convicted of manslaughter sentenced to 15 years

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Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced
A former Arkansas County employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation. Court documents show 44-year-old Kristi Goss was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in September to using the card to purchase the dog tuxedo, a diamond bracelet, tickets to Arkansas Razorbacks sporting events, and to pay utility bills and auto payments   Read More ...
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Oscar Pistorius’ sentence more than doubled for girlfriend’s killing
Reeva Steenkamp “can now rest in peace,” her family said Friday, after a South African high court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius’ sentence for her killing. The Supreme Court of Appeal increased his sentence to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Steenkamp. It issued the ruling after the prosecution appealed his previous sentence of six years as too lenient   Read More ...
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Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas County employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation. Court documents show 44-year-old Kristi Goss was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in September to using the card to purchase the dog tuxedo, a diamond bracelet, tickets to Arkansas Razorbacks sporting events, and to pay utility bills and auto payments   Read More ...
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Oscar Pistorius' Sentence for Murdering Girlfriend Is More Than Doubled: Reports
Paralympic medalist-turned-murderer Oscar Pistorius‘ prison sentence for killing his girlfriend in 2013 was more than doubled on Friday when a South African appellate court agreed that his original term was “shockingly lenient,” multiple news outlets report. In its decision, the five-judge Supreme Court of Appeal ordered Pistorius — originally sentenced to six years in prison for murdering Reeva Steenkamp — to spend 13 years and five months behind bars, according to the Associated Press, the BBC and   Read More ...
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Oscar Pistorius’ Sentence for Murdering Girlfriend Is More Than Doubled: Reports
Paralympic medalist-turned-murderer Oscar Pistorius‘ prison sentence for killing his girlfriend in 2013 was more than doubled on Friday when a South African appellate court agreed that his original term was “shockingly lenient,” multiple news outlets report. In its decision, the five-judge Supreme Court of Appeal ordered Pistorius — originally sentenced to six years in prison for murdering Reeva Steenkamp — to spend 13 years and five months behind bars, according to the Associated Press, the BBC and   Read More ...
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Oscar Pistorius Slammed by Appeals Court that More than Doubled His Murder Sentence
Oscar Pistorius just got the book thrown at him because South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal more than doubled his sentence. Pistorius had originally been sentenced to for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The Appeals Court just upped the sentence to 15 years ... agreeing with prosecutors that the 6 year sentence was shockingly lenient. Under South African law, the recommended minimum sentence for murder is 15 years   Read More ...
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Pistorius re-sentencing is justice for Reeva Steenkamp, her family says
(CNN) -- Reeva Steenkamp "can now rest in peace," her family said Friday, after a South African high court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius' sentence for her killing. The nation's Supreme Court of Appeal increased his sentence to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Steenkamp. It issued the ruling after the prosecution appealed his previous sentence of six years as too lenient   Read More ...
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Pistorius re-sentencing is justice for Reeva Steenkamp, her family says
(CNN)Reeva Steenkamp "can now rest in peace," her family said Friday, after a South African high court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius' sentence for her killing. The nation's Supreme Court of Appeal increased his sentence to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Steenkamp. It issued the ruling after the prosecution appealed his previous sentence of six years as too lenient   Read More ...
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Oscar Pistorius’s Murder Sentence Is Increased to 15 Years
South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday more than doubled the sentence imposed by a lower court on Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympic sprinter convicted of shooting and killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in February 2013. After his initial trial in 2014, Mr. Pistorius, sometimes nicknamed Blade Runner for the prosthetics on which he runs, was sentenced for manslaughter, but that was later changed on appeal to murder   Read More ...
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South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was "shockingly lenient". Pistorius was imprisoned in July last year after being found guilty on appeal of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013 in a case that attracted worldwide interest   Read More ...
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South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was “shockingly lenient”. Pistorius was imprisoned in July last year after being found guilty on appeal of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013 in a case that attracted worldwide interest   Read More ...
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Alaska man sentenced in threats against federal officials
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man has been sentenced to two years in prison and a year of supervised release for threatening to assault federal officials after he was denied mining permits. Jay Rolf Armstrong of Wiseman was sentenced Wednesday in Fairbanks after pleading guilty in August to two counts of making threats. According to court documents, he made numerous complaints to Bureau of Land Management officials involving decisions regarding his mining activities on public lands   Read More ...
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Three Sentenced for Strangling Friend Who Was Overdosing With Jumper Cables
Preston Layfield, Tyler Mirabelli, and Amanda Wayda all pleaded guilty in August to third-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Joshua Rose, reports WNEP. Police said at the time of the trio’s arrest that Rose was suffering an overdose when the trio got into a truck with him, drove him down Interstate 81 and strangled him with jumper cables before dumping his body over an embankment in a wooded area   Read More ...
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Man sentenced to 6 years for 2016 Jacksonville murder in drug deal outside Walmart
A 19-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced to six years in state prison after being found guilty of third degree murder in the Oct. 18 2016 death of Peter Anthony Perez-Corona during a drug deal gone wrong outside a Regency Square Wal-Mart, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. D’Andre Lorenzo Cohen, initially arrested on an attempted-murder charge, had that charge upgraded to murder after Perez-Corona, 19, died from a gunshot to the head while trying to thwart an armed robbery of his friend, police said   Read More ...
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3 defendants sentenced for roles in casino blackjack scheme
WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Three people have been sentenced for their roles in a blackjack scheme that federal authorities say involved the theft of about $10,000 from a casino in the northeast region of South Dakota. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler's office said Lito Bolocon, 44, and Jordon Rondell, 29, were sentenced this week to six months in custody and ordered to pay $8,700 in restitution to the Dakota Sioux Casino   Read More ...
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3 defendants sentenced for roles in casino blackjack scheme
WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Federal authorities say three people have been sentenced for their roles in a blackjack scheme that involved the theft of about $10,000 from a northeast South Dakota casino. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler's office says 44-year-old Lito Bolocon and 29-year-old Jordon Rondell were sentenced this week to six months in custody and ordered to pay $8,700 in restitution to the Dakota Sioux Casino   Read More ...
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Boise man sentenced for dumping uranium, acid into city sewage system
The following is a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho. BOISE — James Findlay, 22, of Boise, was sentenced Monday to one year of probation for negligent discharge of waste in violation of the Clean Water Act, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. On Aug. 28, Findlay pleaded guilty to unlawfully discharging waste into the Boise sewage system between April 2012 and October 2014   Read More ...
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Sentencing Scheduled for Clive Man Accused of Greenbelt Trail Attack
CLIVE, Iowa -- A Clive man will be sentenced in January for an attack along the greenbelt trail in Clive. As part of a plea deal, 20-year-old Robert Goodenough pleaded guilty to a felony charge of willful injury. Goodenough held a woman at gunpoint along the trail in August. The victim managed to knock the gun away, but suffered injuries during the attack that required stitches   Read More ...
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Bodyguard to armed Oregon occupation leader sentenced to probation
(Reuters) - A man who tried to get Mormon church leaders to mediate an end to last year’s occupation of a federal wildlife center in Oregon by armed militants was sentenced on Wednesday to two years on probation for his own brief role in the takeover. Wesley Kjar, 33, a Utah native who prosecutors said acted as a bodyguard for occupation leader Ammon Bundy in the early days of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge siege, pleaded guilty last June to a single count of conspiracy to impede federal officers   Read More ...
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Serb general sentenced to life for genocide
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — It was perhaps the closing of Europe’s most shameful chapter of atrocity and bloodletting since World War II. With applause inside and outside the courtroom at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, General Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb commander, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday for genocide and a catalog of other crimes   Read More ...
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Drug offender finally caught after skipping sentencing 11 years ago
DETROIT - He might have thought the justice system had forgotten about him, but after more than a decade, the law has caught up with Rashaan Paris. Paris was supposed to show up for sentencing on a drug offense 11 years ago. He didn't show up, but he didn't leave town, either. Police eventually caught up with him in Detroit. Police working the Yacama Avenue corridor, a Detroit neighborhood in desperate need of help, said abandoned homes there are magnets for dangerous criminals   Read More ...
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Sentencing pushed back for Aurora shop owner who sold synthetic marijuana to teen before fatal crash
An Aurora shop owner who sold a teen synthetic marijuana hours before his death now won't be sentenced until the new year. Cigar Box owner Ruby Mohsin and employee Mohammad Khan both pleaded guilty in February agreements to conspiracy to distribute the synthetic drug, which Aurora college student Max Dobner, 19, bought at the store inside the Fox Valley Mall in 2011 and smoked with a friend before he crashed his car into a North Aurora house   Read More ...
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Mom Says Murder-Suicide Attempt on Her 2 Children Was a 'Harmless' Cry for Help: Reports
A Pennsylvania mom convicted in the attempted murder-suicide of herself and her two children by carbon monoxide poisoning said she meant her actions as a cry for help to escape an allegedly abusive husband, according to multiple news reports. Melissa Scholl, 34, of Wilkes-Barre Township, was sentenced Monday to serve 10 to 30 years in prison, with 10 years’ probation to follow, reports , the and local TV station WNEP   Read More ...
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Man linked to art heist will remain held in weapons case
Related Coverage HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge won’t release a reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. history and faces sentencing in an unrelated weapons case. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/2zYS8Jb) the judge denied Robert Gentile’s bid Wednesday to await sentencing at his home. The motion was filed Friday by Gentile’s attorney   Read More ...
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Standing Rock woman, boyfriend will spend decades in prison in beating death of 5-year-old
Desarae Makes Him First, 26, of Standing Rock was sentenced to 30 years in custody, while her boyfriend, Matthew St. Pierre, 32, of McLaughlin was sentenced to 40 years by U.S. District Judge Charles Kornmann in federal court in Aberdeen on Monday. Makes Him First pleaded guilty to second degree murder in July, with St. Pierre pleading guilty to the same charge in August   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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Utah man sentenced to prison for deadly alcohol-related crash
A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to prison for an alcohol-related crash that killed a woman in Utah County last year. Ricardo Oswaldo Estrada, of Midway, had pleaded guilty to third-degree felony automobile homicide in the Nov. 20, 2016, death of 54-year-old Maria Rodriguez. At about 1:50 a.m. on the day of the crash, Estrada was driving north in a southbound lane on University Avenue when his Jeep crashed head-on with a sedan driven by Rodriguez at about 800 North, near the mouth of Provo Canyon, witnesses told police   Read More ...
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Man linked to art heist will remain held in weapons case
Man linked to art heist will remain held in weapons case HARTFORD, Conn. — A federal judge won't release a reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. history and faces sentencing in an unrelated weapons case. Related Content The 81-year-old Gentile was to be sentenced in September for having guns   Read More ...
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Man linked to art heist will remain held in weapons case
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge won't release a reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. history and faces sentencing in an unrelated weapons case. The Hartford Courant reports the judge denied Robert Gentile's bid Wednesday to await sentencing at his home. The motion was filed Friday by Gentile's attorney   Read More ...
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Father charged for 5-month-old daughter's head injuries sentenced
A Mechanicsburg father police say abused his 5-month-old daughter, causing traumatic head injuries, is looking at up to 23 months behind bars. Kyle A. Horsman, 24, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Jessica E. Brewbaker to 9 to 23 months in Cumberland County Prison on charges of simple assault and endangering the welfare of children. He pleaded no contest to the charges Oct   Read More ...
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Ratko Mladic guilty of genocide, sentenced to life in prison
(CNN)Former Bosnian Serb army leader Ratko Mladic was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after being found guilty of genocide for atrocities committed during the Bosnian war from 1992 to 1995. Verdict proceedings had been interrupted earlier when the 74-year-old's legal team claimed that his blood pressure was too high to continue. After outbursts from Mladic, Judge Alphons Orie, who was delivering a summation of the case, ordered the removal of the ex-general, telling him he could monitor proceedings by audio and video   Read More ...
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Ex-WellCare general counsel gets six months in U.S. prison
(Reuters) - A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making a false statement to Florida’s Medicaid program as part of what prosecutors called a sophisticated healthcare fraud scheme. Thaddeus Bereday, who was indicted in 2011 along with four other former WellCare executives, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Moody in Tampa, Florida, after pleading guilty to a false statement charge in June, according to court records   Read More ...
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Robbery, police chase draw 19 years in prison
.... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 20-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 19 years in prison for his role in an armed robbery, kidnapping and high-speed police chase that ended in a wreck. Xavier Montoya’s family members begged state District Court Judge Stanley Whitaker to release the young man and send him to treatment   Read More ...
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Woman sentenced to 3½ years for Davidsonville accident that killed man
An Edgewater woman was sentenced Tuesday to three and a half years in prison after she pleaded guilty to being drunk during a Davidsonville accident that left one man dead in 2016. Michelle Lee Brookman, 44, was sentenced by Judge J. Michael Wachs after she had pleaded guilty in August to negligent homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol   Read More ...
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Pa. woman who pleaded guilty to shoving 12-year-old girl gets prison sentence
As tensions flared during a sentencing on Tuesday, a woman who pleaded guilty to shoving a 12-year-old girl was sentenced to prison. Times Leader reports 30-year-old Marlenea Uravage was sentenced to four to 20 months in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. That sentence came after Uravage failed to show up at her original sentencing date, according to the report. Uravage previously pleaded guilty to shoving a 12-year-old girl outside of a Wilkes-Barre convenience store in May   Read More ...
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Ex-commander gets life sentence for Yugoslav war crimes
THE HAGUE -- The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Wednesday found former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic guilty of and war crimes during Bosnia's devastating 1992-95 war, and sentenced him to life in prison for his crimes. 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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Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for genocide in Bosnia
An unrepentant Ratko Mladic, the bullish Bosnian Serb general whose forces rained shells and snipers' bullets on Sarajevo and carried out the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, was convicted Wednesday of genocide and other crimes and sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Defiant to the last, Mladic was ejected from a courtroom at the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal after yelling at judges: "Everything you said is pure lies   Read More ...
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Man sentenced in shooting death of mother found in Greenville parking lot
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - The man who shot and killed a 24-year-old Greenville mother in her car in 2015 was sentenced to prison on November 17. The solicitor’s office said Obed Ronnell Jones, 29, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and the judge sentenced him to 25 years in prison. Jones was originally charged with murder in the death of Keondra Rosemond   Read More ...
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Ex-prison staffer sentenced for smuggling phone to inmate
TECUMSEH, Neb. — A former staff member has been given probation for smuggling a cellphone to an inmate at a state prison in southeast Nebraska. Court records say 21-year-old Sarah Murillo was sentenced Monday in Johnson County District Court to two years of probation and was ordered to perform five hours of community service. She'd pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful acts by corrections employee   Read More ...
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