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Jodi Arias during sentencing phase in murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, Maricopa County Superior court, Phoenix. (AP Photo)

Arias tells jury what she’ll do if allowed to live

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias asked jurors Tuesday to give her life in prison, arguing she “lacked perspective” when she told a local reporter in an interview after she was convicted of murder that she […]

05/21/2013

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Arias case likely far from over even after verdict

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder, but the case is far from over. Arias, 32, was convicted of first-degree murder in the June 4, 2008, death of Travis Alexander, […]

05/08/2013

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A look at the charges in Jodi Arias’ murder trial

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury of eight men and four women has found Jodi Arias guilty of first degree-murder. Jurors had several options as they considered four months of testimony and evidence in the case: […]

05/08/2013

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Calif. man who dealt with death faces prison life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Wayne Sconce’s past life as a mortician has come back to haunt him decades after he gained notoriety for stealing body parts from corpses and plotting to kill a funeral […]

05/06/2013

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Chef sentenced in boiled wife’s body case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A chef who told police he cooked his wife’s body in boiling water has been sentenced in Los Angeles to 15 years to life in prison for second-degree murder.

03/22/2013

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High court: ‘Marsy’s Law’ applies to all ‘lifers’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state’s high court has ruled that a 2008 ballot measure increasing the time period between parole hearings for inmates serving life sentences applies to all so-called “lifers,” not just those sentenced after the law passed.

03/04/2013

Dallas stepmom gets 85 years in dehydration death

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas woman was sentenced Tuesday to 85 years in prison in the dehydration death of her 10-year-old stepson whom she denied of water for days during record-high temperatures.

01/22/2013

Addiction counselor charged with murder in DUI

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) – Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed murder and drunken-driving charges against a substance abuse counselor who allegedly struck a pedestrian and drove for more than two miles with the dying victim […]

11/27/2012

Man sentenced in fetish killing

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles fetish club “house slave” who had been banned from attending “swinger parties” at the facility was sentenced today to 56 years to life in prison for murdering the […]

11/15/2012

Calif. voters retain death penalty despite costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California voters have decided to retain the death penalty for the state’s worst criminals, rejecting the argument that too few death row inmates are executed to justify the cost. Nearly complete […]

11/07/2012

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