Sentence (law)

Stacey Rambold stands in a courtroom after sentencing by Judge G. Todd Baugh in Billings, Mont., for the rape of Cherice Moralez. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Paul Ruhter, File)

Montana appeals teacher’s rape sentence

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The Montana attorney general’s office on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to throw out a 30-day sentence given to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl, saying the punishment was […]

11/30/2013

Jessica Ridgeway's aunt Becca Ridgeway, left, mother Sarah Ridgeway and grandmother Christine Ridgeway, right, testify in district court in Golden, Colo., on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, during the sentencing phase of Austin Sigg. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool)

Slain girl’s mother says killer’s name will be forgotten

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old Colorado girl whose death and dismemberment terrified a community said Monday the killer doesn’t deserve to know how the girl’s death affected her, and his name […]

11/18/2013

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LA judge begins cutting 3 strikes sentences

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has reduced sentences of five three-strikes inmates as a first step in carrying out a voter-approved initiative and is expected to reconsider sentences of 1,000 inmates in hearings likely to continue through the year.

02/12/2013

Media get hearing on closed Chandra Levy case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington judge has granted several media organizations’ request for a hearing to discuss access to transcripts and documents related to recent secret proceedings in the 2001 Chandra Levy case.

02/04/2013

Cameron Douglas

Michael Douglas watches NY appeals fight over son

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Douglas has been watching from a New York courtroom audience as federal appeals judges consider the validity of his son’s nearly 10-year prison sentence for drug crimes.

12/19/2012

Sentence wraps up for Ohio woman with 'idiot' sign

CLEVELAND (AP) – A woman sentenced to stand at the curb with an embarrassing sign for driving on the sidewalk past a stopped school bus has served out the second half of her two-hour punishment. […]

11/14/2012

AG says victims will speak at Sandusky sentencing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors say as many as half a dozen of Jerry Sandusky’s molestation victims will be heard at his sentencing hearing. On Tuesday, a judge will sentence the former Penn State assistant […]

10/08/2012