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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.


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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.


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


OC man gets life for killing ex-wife, her father

  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 […]


No execution for longest-serving death row inmate

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 […]


Don't drink dairy and drive, Russia's top doc says

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 […]


Mom who glued kid's hands to wall faces life term

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 […]


Ex-gang leader convicted of 4 killings

(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 […]


Former NFL player's sentence handed down in 1994 murder

(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 […]