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American Who Attacked 2 Tourists Gets Life in Prison in Germany

Unnamed 31-year-old raped, murdered US citizen, injured another at popular tourist spot

(Newser) - An American man was convicted of murder and other charges on Monday for brutally attacking two American women near Germany's famed Neuschwanstein Castle last summer and pushing them into a ravine, fatally injuring one of them. He was sentenced to life in prison, reports the AP . The Kempten state...

Hong Kong Introduces Harsh 'National Security' Bill

Some residents could face life sentences under law seen as crackdown on dissent

(Newser) - Hong Kong unveiled a proposed law on Friday that threatens life imprisonment for residents who "endanger national security," deepening worries about erosion of the city's freedoms four years after Beijing imposed a similar law that all but wiped out public dissent. More, from the AP :
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Man Who Mocked Marriage on Family Feud Gets Life in Prison

Illinois' Timothy Bliefnick was found guilty in May of murdering his wife early this year

(Newser) - A judge sentenced a former contestant on the television game show Family Feud to life in prison after he was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges in the slaying of his estranged wife in western Illinois. Timothy Bliefnick, 40, showed no reaction as Adams County Circuit Judge Robert Adrian...

School Shooter Who Killed 6-Year-Old Pleads for Mercy

SC's Jesse Osborne, now 21, killed Jacob Hall in 2016 and now seeks to be released in his 60s

(Newser) - A 21-year-old man serving two life sentences plus 30 years for murdering his father and subsequently carrying out a deadly school shooting is asking a judge for mercy so that he might eventually get out of prison. On Sept. 28, 2016, Jesse Osborne killed his father as he slept in...

Jury Deadlocks on Execution for Killer of Eight on Bike Path
Bike Path Killer Gets
10 Life Sentences

Bike Path Killer Gets 10 Life Sentences

Families, victims describe their pain in court

(Newser) - A judge on Wednesday imposed 10 life sentences, plus 260 years, on the Islamic terrorist who drove a truck onto a Manhattan bike path in 2017, killing eight people and severely injuring 18. In following prosecutors' recommendations, US District Judge Vernon Broderick cited Sayfullo Saipov's lack of remorse. Families...

Teenager Gets Life in Prison in 13-Year-Old's Stabbing Death

Killer's grandmother pleads for mercy, saying 'There's some good' in him

(Newser) - A Florida judge sentenced a 16-year-old Florida boy to life in prison on Friday for fatally stabbing a 13-year-old classmate on Mother's Day in 2021. Aiden Fucci, 16, was 14 when he stabbed Tristyn Bailey at least 114 times in the woods near where the teens lived in north...

Ex-Cop Who 'Brazenly Raped' a Dozen Women Gets Life

David Carrick was one of UK's worst serial rapists, involved in attacks that spanned 17 years

(Newser) - An ex-London police officer was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with a minimum term of 30 years for raping and sexually assaulting a dozen women over a 17-year period. David Carrick, 48, formerly of the Metropolitan Police, admitted last month he was a serial rapist in what prosecutors described...

Court: Resentence Sorority Girl Who Threw Out Baby

Emile Weaver is currently serving life without parole

(Newser) - A woman who was sentenced to life without parole for killing her daughter by throwing the infant in the trash after giving birth at her college sorority house should be resentenced, a divided Ohio Supreme Court has ruled. The justices also ordered that a different judge should handle the resentencing...

Wealthy Connecticut Socialite Guilty of Voyeurism Involving Minor
Socialite Sentenced
in Voyeurism Case

Socialite Sentenced in Voyeurism Case

Connecticut's Hadley Palmer gets a year in prison, 20 years of probation

(Newser) - A wealthy Connecticut socialite has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to voyeurism and child endangerment. Hadley Palmer, 54, could have faced a maximum of five years. Under a plea deal, she has already served 90 days in a state prison. Few details on the case...

3 Life Sentences for Murder of Herbalist and Family

Prosecutor says Pierre Haobsh 'has no possibility of ever being released'

(Newser) - A judge in Santa Barbara last week sentenced murderer Pierre Haobsh to three consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole. Haobsh was found guilty in November of carrying out the brutal 2016 murders of Dr. Henry Lan—a well-known Chinese herbalist—his wife, Jennie Yu, and their 5-year-old daughter,...

Driver Who Plowed Into Parade Jailed on 177 Counts

Germany's Maurice P., convicted of 89 counts of attempted murder, receives life sentence

(Newser) - Update: The man who plowed his vehicle into a parade in Germany in February 2020 received a life sentence Thursday for 89 counts of attempted murder. Identified as 31-year-old Maurice P., he was also convicted of 88 counts of grievous bodily harm at a trial that began in May, reports...

Man at Center of SCOTUS Case Gets Parole After 57 Years

Henry Montgomery, 75, killed a deputy in Louisiana when he was 17

(Newser) - After spending nearly six decades behind bars, the Louisiana inmate whose Supreme Court case was instrumental in extending the possibility of freedom to hundreds of people sentenced to life in prison without the opportunity for parole when they were juveniles was freed on parole Wednesday. From the AP :
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Killer Put Away for Life Dead in Apparent Suicide

Judge said Kenneth Gleason, murderer of 2 Black men in Louisiana, couldn't be rehabilitated

(Newser) - A white man convicted of the random killing of two Black men in Baton Rouge, La., in 2017 reportedly died by suicide just as he was starting a life sentence. Authorities say Kenneth Gleason, 27, was discovered dead early Wednesday in his cell at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola,...

Killer Gets Life Without Parole in Slaying of Mollie Tibbetts

Cristhian Bahena Rivera says nothing in Iowa courtroom as he's sentenced

(Newser) - "You, and you alone, forever changed the lives of those who loved Mollie Tibbetts," a judge told Cristhian Bahena Rivera in an Iowa courtroom on Monday. "And for that, you and you alone will receive the following sentence." Judge Joel Yates then imposed a sentence of...

Man Who Killed High School Runners Learns Fate

It's 3 consecutive life sentences for Oklahoma's Max Townsend

(Newser) - An Oklahoma man will likely never leave prison again after plowing his truck into a high school cross-country team , killing three and injuring four, on the day after his own son's death. Kolby Crum, 18; Rachel Freeman, 17; and Yuridia Martinez, 16, died as a result of the Feb....

America's Oldest Juvenile Lifer Freed After 68 Years

Joe Ligon, 83, was sentenced to life at 15

(Newser) - At 83, Joe Ligon is now a free adult for the first time in his life. The Pennsylvania man, America's longest-serving prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment as a juvenile, was released last week after 68 years in prison, CNN reports. He had been behind bars since February 1953, when...

Minnesota Decides to Free Myon Burrell
Minnesota Decides
to Free Myon Burrell
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Minnesota Decides to Free Myon Burrell

The 34-year-old was sentenced to life as a juvenile

(Newser) - A Black Minnesota man sent to prison for life as a teenager took his first steps of freedom Tuesday to the sound of ringing bells and cheering family members and supporters, hours after a pardons board commuted his sentence in a high-profile murder case. Myon Burrell's prosecution and harsh...

'Golden State Killer' Welcomed to His New Home

Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, arrived at Calif. state prison Tuesday

(Newser) - A former police officer who eluded authorities for years as the "Golden State Killer" arrived in state prison Tuesday to begin serving multiple life sentences for rapes and murders that terrorized much of California in the 1970s and 1980s. Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, arrived at North Kern State Prison,...

'Stolen Hedge Clipper' Case Takes a Turn

Fair Wayne Bryant leaves prison after 23 years

(Newser) - A Louisiana man is no longer serving life for trying to steal hedge clippers. State officials granted Fair Wayne Bryant parole Thursday in a 3-0 vote after his case drew widespread attention—and a scathing rebuke from a Louisiana high court justice, the New York Times reports. "Mr. Bryant...

Celebs Hope to Free Rapper Serving Life for Killing Teen

Ex-girlfriend Monica claims C-Murder is innocent

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian West has teamed up with singer Monica in an effort to free rapper C-Murder, who's serving life in prison for a murder they say he didn't commit. C-Murder, real name Corey Miller, is the brother of rap star Master P. He was a member of the...

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