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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state judge has sentenced an inmate to death for killing a state corrections officer in a prison chapel two years ago. Byron Scherf is a convicted rapist who already was serving life in prison when he attacked...
Tags: Trials, Lawyers, Judges, Crime, Law and Justice, Entertainment
CASSOPOLIS, Mich. – Cass County’s prosecutor says a band of scrap metal thieves was no match for an off-duty police officer. And now, the leader of the band will pay a heavy metal price – up to life in prison. A Circuit Court jury...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- During the last few seconds of her life, Cherlyn Reyes was aware she was facing imminent death as she crouched in the bathroom facing a gun, the judge told the court. "Unfortunately, she saw what was coming," St. Joseph Superior Court Judge...
Tags: Trials, Crime, Law and Justice, Judges, Crimes, Punishment
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Think you've heard of every way possible to quit smoking? Etta Mae Lopez came up with a new one: slap a cop so you'll go to jail, where smoking isn't allowed. Lopez smacked Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Matt Campoy...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND — On the surface, it is a straight-forward theft case, Judge John Marnocha told Raymond Holycross, accused of stealing a camera from his girlfriend and pawning it. “I think there is a little bit more to it,” the St. Joseph...
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AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — A judge sentenced a woman to 38 years in prison Monday for her guilty plea in connection with her boyfriend's shooting of a northeastern Indiana deputy town marshal. DeKalb Superior Court Judge Monte Brown sentenced Julie King,...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Almost five years have passed since a study showed poor criminal defendants are routinely processed through Michigan's justice system without ever speaking to an attorney in violation of the Constitution. It has been nearly a...
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a Lansing woman has been convicted in the slaying and torture of her 2-year-old son. The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/18iTs3B ) that an Ingham County Circuit Court jury found 25-year-...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- While awaiting trial on two murder charges and a slew of other accusations, Brandon Biffle spent much of his time in the St. Joseph County Jail in the rubber room, where inmates on suicide watch are generally sent. He slept on the floor and...
Tags: Trials, Psychiatrists, Shootings, Psychiatry, Health
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A Goshen woman who authorities say lied about how her 19-month-old daughter died has pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent and obstruction of justice. The Goshen News reports (http://bit.ly/rpcW0G ) that 22-year-old Mande...
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GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — An Elkhart man who pleaded guilty to felony neglect of a dependent and felony obstruction of justice has been sentenced to 23 years in prison even though he didn't show for the sentencing. The Goshen News reports (http://bit....
Jayzahn Creel and Earl Hogan both received more than 35 years in prison for a home burglary where they pulled a gun. It happened last July at a house on West Jackson Boulevard in Elkhart. Two women and two children were home at the time. Police say at...
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