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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County man has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for fatally shooting his ex-wife and her father as they arrived to take court-ordered […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A federal court overturned the death sentence for California’s longest-serving death row inmate Monday on the grounds that his defense lawyer did an inadequate job. A 9th Circuit U.S. Court of […]
MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s top health official says drinking and driving don’t mix – even when the drink in question is kefir, a fermented milk beverage containing less than one percent alcohol. The comments Monday […]
DALLAS (AP) – A doctor has testified that a Texas mother who glued her 2-year-old daughter’s hands to a wall also beat the toddler so badly that she suffered significant brain trauma and bleeding inside […]
(CNS) – A former leader of a violent band of Asian Boyz gang members was convicted today of four counts of first-degree murder and other felonies for his role in a Los Angeles County crime […]
(CNS) – A former NFL linebacker who killed his lover’s wealthy live-in boyfriend in his Newport Beach home so the couple could loot his savings and collect on a $1 million life insurance policy was […]
(AP) – A Muslim soldier has been sentenced to two life terms in prison for planning to attack a Texas restaurant full of U.S. troops. A defiant Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo told a federal court […]