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Judge OKs Putting Durst Away for 7 Years

Real estate heir will be sent to Calif. prison for his medical needs

(Newser) - A New Orleans judge officially approved Robert Durst's February plea deal on a gun charge and sentenced him to seven years in prison on Wednesday, Reuters reports. For more than a year, the real estate heir has languished in a New Orleans prison after being nabbed with a handgun... More »

49ers Linebacker Faces Gun Charges After Party Shootout

Assault weapons found after violent fracas

(Newser) - Embattled 49ers star Aldon Smith has been charged with three counts of illegally possessing assault weapons, stemming from a party-turned-shootout at his San Jose-area abode last year. According to prosecutors, Smith, 24, was hosting upward of 100 people at his home last June when someone pulled a gun on the... More »

Colts Player Arrested on Gun Charges

Police found unlicensed gun in car with Colts safety Joe Lefeged

(Newser) - Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested in DC today, after cops pulled over a car he was riding in for speeding, and found a handgun inside. Lefeged, 25, and another passenger were charged with possession of a firearm without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition,... More »

Pippa Laughing Off Gungate: Pal

Lawyer who pointed gun represents gun maker for US firm

(Newser) - Her Royal Hotness is still chuckling about a pal who pointed a gun at paparazzi pursuing their car in Paris, reports the Daily Beast . Pippa Middleton thought it was "very funny," says friend Marcy de Soultrait. "We are funny people, it's what we do," he... More »

Ex-Blackwater Prez Hit With Federal Weapons Charges

Gary Jackson, 4 others allegedly stockpiled arms

(Newser) - The former president of Blackwater Worldwide and four other former officials at the embattled security firm were indicted today on federal weapons charges, partially the result of a raid 2 years ago by agents that rounded up 22 weapons, including AK-47s. The indictment charges Gary Jackson, who left the company... More »

Cracked Tooth Delays Lil Wayne's Jail Start

Rapper will undergo dental surgery on Friday

(Newser) - Lil Wayne will wait until March 2 to begin serving his one-year term for a weapons charge. The rapper won a postponement today so he could have dental surgery on Friday. The prosecution agreed that Wayne, who has a cracked tooth, would get better care from his own dentist than... More »

Lil Wayne Pleads to Gun Charge

Rapper could serve a year over 2007 incident

(Newser) - Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted weapons possession today and expects to receive a one-year jail sentence. He previously had pleaded not guilty to illegal gun possession charges that carried at least 3 1/2 years in prison upon conviction. Police said a gun was found on his tour... More »

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