Sentencing

FILE - This undated file photo from the Alabama Department of Corrections shows inmate Dominique Ray. A federal appeals court has stayed the execution of Ray, a Muslim inmate in Alabama who says the state is violating his religious rights by not allowing an imam at his lethal injection. The 11th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals granted the stay Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, a day before the scheduled lethal injection of Ray.(Alabama Department of Corrections via AP, File)
February 08, 2019 - 12:28 am
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A Muslim inmate who filed a legal challenge because Alabama wouldn't let his Islamic spiritual adviser be present in the execution chamber was put to death Thursday after the nation's highest court cleared the way. Dominique Ray, 42, was pronounced dead at 10:12 p.m. of a lethal...
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FILE - This 2005 photo provided by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials shows puppies rescued from a farm in Colombia destined for use by a U.S. veterinarian working for a Colombian drug trafficking ring. Veterinarian Andres Lopez Elorez used the puppies to smuggle packets of liquid heroin on commercial flights to New York City, where the heroin packets were eventually cut out of the puppies, who died in the process, officials said. Elorez, who pleaded guilty in September 2018 to conspiring to import heroin into the United States, received a 6-year sentence on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration via AP, File)
February 07, 2019 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A veterinarian who surgically implanted liquid heroin in puppies on behalf of Colombian drug traffickers was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday. One of the puppies went on to become a drug-detection dog named Heroina. The sentence for Andres Lopez Elorez was announced in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for an appeal hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, but a Pennsylvania appeals court ordered him to be re-sentenced for a 45-count child molestation conviction. Superior Court on Tuesday said Sandusky was improperly sentenced using mandatory minimums. The 75-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years in state prison for sexual abuse of 10 boys. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 05, 2019 - 4:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial Tuesday but a Pennsylvania appeals court ordered him to be resentenced for a 45-count child molestation conviction. The former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years, but a Superior Court panel...
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Jason Dalton stands in front of Judge Alexander C. Lipsey as he is sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for six counts of murder and several other charges at the Kalamazoo County Courthouse in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Dalton, who was driving for Uber at the time shot eight people killing six of them, on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. He plead guilty to all 16 charges on Jan. 7 the day before his long-awaited trial was slated to begin. (Joel Bissell/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 2:04 pm
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man who fatally shot six strangers in southwestern Michigan was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with no chance of parole, and some loved ones of those he killed said they believe he'll face a greater, more permanent punishment. "Someday when you die and you face God,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 file photo, a villager walks through his yard flooded by toxic mud in the Kolontar, Hungary. A Hungarian court on Monday Feb. 4, 2019, has sentenced to prison two former executives of an alumina plant involved in the 2010 red sludge flood, an industrial disaster which killed eight people and injured over 220. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)
February 04, 2019 - 1:55 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two former executives of an alumina plant in Hungary were convicted and sentenced to prison Monday for an industrial disaster that killed eight people and injured more than 220 in flooded towns and villages, a Hungarian court said. Zoltan B., the former CEO of MAL Zrt.,...
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Khin Maung Zaw, a lawyer of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, talks to journalists as he leaves the Supreme Court after submitting appeal documents of the two journalists in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Lawyers for the two journalists sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act filed an appeal to the country's supreme court, after a high court judge rejected their appeal in January. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
February 01, 2019 - 3:58 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — A lawyer for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act filed an appeal Friday with the Supreme Court seeking to overturn their convictions. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December 2017 for...
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Saiful Malook, center, lawyer of Pakistani Christian woman Aasia Bibi who is facing blasphemy charges, arrives at the Supreme Court, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Bibi acquitted of blasphemy faces a final legal hurdle in the court that could guarantee her freedom, allowing her to join her daughters. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
January 29, 2019 - 4:59 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Pakistan surrounding the case of Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Pakistan's top court has upheld its acquittal of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, clearing the last legal hurdle and freeing Aasia...
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Li Wenzu, wife of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang wears a sweater with her husband's portrait printed with the words "Release Quanzhang" after Wang's sentencing, at her house in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Wang was sentenced to 4 and half years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power Monday, more than three years after he was detained in a wide-ranging crackdown on the legal profession. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 28, 2019 - 6:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced to 4½ years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power Monday, more than three years after he was detained in a sweeping crackdown on the legal profession. The No. 2 Intermediate Court in the northeastern...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019 file photo, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. The Illinois attorney general's office has signaled it may be considering a rare sentencing-related appeal if it concludes the white Chicago police officer's less-than-seven-year prison sentence in the slaying of black teenager McDonald was wrongly calculated. The office said in an emailed statement Thursday, Jan. 24, it is reviewing Van Dyke's sentence. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
January 25, 2019 - 11:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Some legal experts believe there's a reasonable chance the prison sentence of less than seven years imposed on a white Chicago police officer last week for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times could be tossed out and a new sentencing...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019 file photo, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. The Illinois attorney general's office has signaled it may be considering a rare sentencing-related appeal if it concludes the white Chicago police officer's less-than-seven-year prison sentence in the slaying of black teenager McDonald was wrongly calculated. The office said in an emailed statement Thursday, Jan. 24, it is reviewing Van Dyke's sentence. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
January 25, 2019 - 9:54 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Some legal experts believe there's a reasonable chance the prison sentence of less than seven years imposed on a white Chicago police officer last week for second-degree murder in the fatally shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times could be tossed out and a new sentencing...
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