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'Particularly Heavy Guilt' Found, Neo-Nazi Sentenced

Beate Zschaepe gets life in prison in Germany for her part in 10 racially motivated murders

(Newser) - A member of a neo-Nazi group in Germany has been sentenced to life in prison for her role in 10 racially motivated murders, though her lawyer claims she "was demonstrably present at no crime scene and never fired a weapon or detonated a bomb." Beate Zschaepe, 43, of... More »

They 'Married' Each Other's Daughters. The Girls Were 7, 8

Samuel Shaffer will spend at least 26 years behind bars; John Coltharp is still to be sentenced

(Newser) - A Utah man who said he was the prophet of a polygamist sect is headed to prison after his conviction and sentencing this week on a child sodomy charge. Samuel Shaffer is the Knights of the Crystal Blade leader who was arrested in December on kidnapping charges involving his two... More »

'Unjust': US Football Coach Gets 4 Years in Prison in China

Wendell Brown had been involved in 2016 bar fight; his mother calls it all a 'shakedown'

(Newser) - A Chinese court sentenced former American football player Wendell Brown to four years in prison Thursday for being involved in a bar fight, a punishment his lawyer and an activist call excessive. Brown, a native of Detroit who played for Ball State University in Indiana, had been teaching American football... More »

She Thought It Was a Date. There Was Only Murder

David Eisenhauer gets 50 years in Nicole Lovell's slaying

(Newser) - A man described by his alleged accomplice as a "sociopath" following his arrest for the killing of a 13-year-old Virginia girl will serve 50 years behind bars. Convicted in February of the 2016 murder of Nicole Lovell following no contest pleas, David Eisenhauer, 21, was sentenced Tuesday to 60... More »

New Drama on 2 Fronts in Cosby Camp

Cosby spox shoots down rumors of Camille Cosby moving out, fires entire legal team

(Newser) - Bill Cosby is now killing time as he awaits his September sentencing after being convicted of sexual assault in April, but is his wife killing time with him? Radar cites a source who claims that 74-year-old Camille Cosby has left their Pennsylvania home and moved into a home they own... More »

Cartel Boss Who Sent Cops Execution Video Is Sentenced

'Seriously evil' Texas-born 'La Barbie,' extradited from Mexico, gets nearly 50 years in prison

(Newser) - A Texas-born man who prosecutors say rose to the top ranks of a Mexican drug cartel using ruthless violence was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Atlanta to nearly five decades in prison. Edgar Valdez Villarreal, known as "La Barbie" because of his light eyes and complexion, was... More »

Cosby Will Be Sentenced in September

He's expected to get up to 10 years

(Newser) - Bill Cosby will be sentenced Sept. 24, almost five months to the day after he was convicted of sexual assault, a judge said Tuesday. Lawyers for the comedian, who turns 81 in July and faces the prospect of the rest of his life in prison, had asked Judge Steven O'... More »

South Korea's Ex-Prez Found Guilty, Sentenced to 24 Years

'The defendant abused her presidential power entrusted by the people'

(Newser) - South Korea's former President Park Guen-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in prison, less than 13 months after she was forced from office amid a corruption scandal. Park, who was found guilty on charges including abuse of power, was also fined $17 million in a verdict that was... More »

She Spewed Racist Remarks at Cops. Now She's Going to Jail

Vicky Momberg is South Africa's first person sentenced to up to 3 years of prison time for racism

(Newser) - Vicky Momberg didn't just say the slur one time to black police officers. She said it nearly 50 times, and that rant has now earned her a three-year prison sentence, with one year suspended. The BBC calls the South African ruling a "landmark" one, as it's the... More »

She Didn't Even Want to Vote. Now She's Going to Jail for It

Convicted felon who'd been on supervised release says she didn't know she couldn't vote

(Newser) - Crystal Mason cast her vote in the 2016 presidential election just like millions of other Americans—but unlike millions of other Americans, the Texas woman was a convicted felon, and on Wednesday she was sentenced to five years for that vote in Tarrant County. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Mason,... More »

Unusual Sentence Greets YouTuber Who Killed Beau

Mother of 2 Monalisa Perez to serve 180 days in jail in 10-day increments

(Newser) - A woman who fired a handgun aimed at her boyfriend, whose only protection was a thick book , will serve just 180 days in jail following his June death. A Minnesota judge approved a deal in which 20-year-old mother of two Monalisa Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in exchange for... More »

'Pharma Bro' Faces High-Stakes Sentencing

Prosecutors want Shkreli to get 15 years

(Newser) - Is "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli a master manipulator who conned wealthy investors or a misunderstood eccentric who used unconventional means to make those same investors even wealthier? A federal judge in Brooklyn will have to weigh the conflicting portrayals of the former pharmaceutical company CEO on Friday at his... More »

Teen Who Livestreamed DUI Crash Gets 6 Years

Obdulia Sanchez kept filming after her sister was killed

(Newser) - "I f------ killed my sister ... I know I'm going to jail for life," California teen Obdulia Sanchez said in livestreamed video of the DUI crash that killed her little sister last year . "I don't f------ care at all." The 18-year-old was sentenced Thursday not... More »

Larry Nassar Handed His Final Sentence

Given 40 to 125 years in prison over Twistars abuse

(Newser) - Larry Nassar was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years behind bars for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training center. He had pleaded guilty to penetrating girls with ungloved hands when they sought treatment for injuries at Twistars, a gymnastics club that was... More »

Slender Man Sentence an Issue of 'Community Protection'

Morgan Geyser, 15, was sentenced to 40 years in a mental hospital for her role in stabbing attack

(Newser) - A Wisconsin girl who stabbed a classmate in an attack inspired by the fictional horror character Slender Man was sentenced to 40 years in a mental hospital Thursday. Judge Michael Bohren granted the maximum penalty that prosecutors had sought, and he discounted Morgan Geyser's youth—she was just 12—... More »

Victim Describes Nassar Abuse Starting When She Was 6

I'm here to 'destroy your world,' Kyle Stephens tells disgraced ex-Team USA coach in court

(Newser) - "Little girls don't stay little forever. They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world" and "I have been coming for you for a long time," Kyle Stephens told disgraced ex-USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday. Revealing her identity for the first time,... More »

'Vulgar Butcher' Gets 8 Years in Prison for Subversion

Activist Wu Gan was known for irreverent remarks, imagery in mocking Chinese officials

(Newser) - A prominent activist who called himself the "Ultra Vulgar Butcher" was given an eight-year prison sentence Tuesday for subversion, the harshest sentence handed down in a sweeping crackdown on rights campaigners. Per the AP , the Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People's Court said in an online statement that Wu... More »

Serial Con Man's Unusual Sentencing Request Granted

Jimmy Sabatino, who ran $10M fraud job from prison, will have almost zero contact with anyone

(Newser) - In what the Sun Sentinel calls an "extremely unusual" case out of Florida, a judge has granted an inmate accused of running a multimillion-dollar fraud job out of his jail cell his sentencing request: to keep him away from nearly every person on Earth so he won't be... More »

Less-Than-Sympathetic Judge Sends Meek Mill to Prison

Judge Genece Brinkley went against prosecutor's recommendation

(Newser) - Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison on probation violations Monday by a Philadelphia judge who said the musician had wasted several chances to clean up his act following a 2009 gun and drug case. The sentence rounded out a roughly decade-long back-and-forth between the... More »

Judge Gives 'Nasty' Texter a Writing Assignment

Daren Young has to come up with 144 compliments for his former girlfriend

(Newser) - A judge on the Hawaiian island of Maui has handed down an unorthodox sentence to a man who pleaded no contest to violating a protection order preventing him from contacting his ex-girlfriend. Judge Rhonda Loo ordered Daren Young on Friday to write 144 compliments about his ex-girlfriend, in response to... More »

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