Life imprisonment

Dr. Kermit Gosnell (Photo credit: Philadelphia District Attorney's office/AP)

Pa. abortion doc gets 30 years in drug sentencing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia doctor already serving life in prison for performing rogue abortions has been sentenced to a concurrent 30 years for distributing painkillers. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is serving life without parole […]

12/16/2013

OC wife who had man killed must pay restitution

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An appeals court says a woman sentenced to life in prison for hiring a hit man to kill her cancer-stricken husband must pay nearly $500,000 in restitution to his estate. […]

11/27/2013

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Man sentenced to 50 years to life in wife’s death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for fatally shooting his estranged wife near the preschool where she worked. John Agosta received the sentence Friday. […]

11/16/2013

This March 11, 2012 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Sara Kruzan. (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections, File)

Jerry Brown allows freedom to woman who killed pimp

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California woman who received a life sentence as a teenager for killing her former pimp will be allowed to go free after Gov. Jerry Brown decided against blocking a […]

10/28/2013

Ariel Castro looks over at the prosecutors table during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Final report: Cleveland kidnapper killed self

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coroner’s final report confirms Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro died by hanging himself in his prison cell. The report by Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak (GOR’-nee-ak) says Castro […]

10/07/2013

Defendant Jennifer Mee enters the courtroom for her trial on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, 2013 in Clearwater, Fla.   Mee and two men are charged in the death of Shannon Griffin, a 22-year-old Wal-Mart worker. Prosecutors say Mee lured Griffin to a St. Petersburg home under the pretense of buying marijuana, but instead, two of Mee's friends robbed him at gunpoint. Griffin struggled with the suspects and was shot several times.  Mee gained fame because of her uncontrolled hiccupping as a teenager .  Videos of her hiccupping gained her national attention, as did her attempts to quell the problem.  (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Scott Keeler, Pool)

Fla. ‘hiccup girl’ guilty of 1st degree murder

  CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who became famous for her uncontrollable hiccupping was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday night and will serve life in prison without parole. A Pinellas County jury […]

09/20/2013

Jennifer Mee holds reacts as the jury selection begins in her murder trial, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Scott Keeler, Pool)

‘Hiccup Girl’ on trial on murder charge in Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who appeared on several national television programs as a teen because of her uncontrollable hiccupping went on trial on a murder charge on Tuesday. Prosecutors and attorneys for […]

09/17/2013

Ariel Castro looks over at the prosecutors table during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio kidnapper called mother of 1 victim

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro said he called the mother of one of his captives and told the woman her daughter was alive and had become his wife, according to interrogation videotapes. […]

09/06/2013

Ariel Castro appears court for arraignment, charged with kidnapping and rape in connection with his allegedly holding 3 women captive for 10 years, Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Cleveland man’s suicide brings little sympathy

CLEVELAND (AP) — Residents in the tough Cleveland neighborhood where three women were secretly imprisoned for a decade reacted with scorn and grim satisfaction Wednesday after Ariel Castro hanged himself in his cell barely a […]

09/04/2013

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Reaction to Castro death

Ariel Castro, the man serving a life term in prison for kidnapping and repeatedly raping three women in his Cleveland home for 10 years has committed suicide in his jail cell. And while some are […]

09/04/2013

Robert Bales, US Army Staff Sergeant who killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan, seen during 2011 training exercise at Fort Irwin, California, Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System photo. (AP Photo)

Villagers unsatisfied by life sentence for Bales

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year in one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars was sentenced Friday to life in prison […]

08/23/2013

Christian Gerhartsreiter (AP Photo)

Rockefeller impostor sentenced for San Marino murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christian Gerhartsreiter, who masqueraded across the U.S. as an heir to the fabled Rockefeller fortune, a movie producer and a wizard of Wall Street, was sentenced Thursday to 27 years to […]

08/15/2013

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