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'Gone Mom' Case Finally Gets a Conviction

Michelle Troconis guilty of conspiracy to murder boyfriend's estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos

(Newser) - A woman was convicted Friday of conspiring to murder missing mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos , who vanished from a wealthy Connecticut enclave in 2019 and was never found. Michelle Troconis, 49, sat with her head down and cried as the jurors were polled as to whether they agreed with the verdict, per...

Russian Activist Imprisoned, Says 'I Don't Regret Anything'

Oleg Orlov, 70, of human rights group Memorial is hit with 2.5 years behind bars in Russia

(Newser) - A veteran human rights campaigner who criticized the war in Ukraine was convicted Tuesday by a Moscow court of "repeatedly discrediting" the Russian military and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. Oleg Orlov, 70, co-chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights group Memorial, had rejected the case...

France's Sarkozy Hears His Fate in Campaign Finance Trial
Court Cuts Sarkozy
Sentence to 6 Months
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Court Cuts Sarkozy Sentence to 6 Months

But it upholds former president's conviction for illegal campaign financing

(Newser) - Nicolas Sarkozy didn't have a great Valentine's Day. An appeals court in Paris upheld the former president's 2021 conviction for illegal campaign financing, though it halved his sentence from one year to six months, with another six months suspended, the New York Times reports. If he does...

Teens Sentenced to Life for Brianna Ghey Murder

The pair, now both 16, had plotted February 2023 slaying of transgender girl for weeks

(Newser) - The two teens convicted in the killing of Brianna Ghey have found out their fate. The AP reports the pair, now IDed as Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe, both 16, received life sentences on Friday, with Jenkinson not eligible for parole till she's served at least 22 years, while...

Jonathan Majors: I Was 'Shocked' by Verdict

Former MCU star gives first interview since his assault conviction against ex-girlfriend

(Newser) - In his first interview since his assault and harassment conviction last month, actor Jonathan Majors said he was shocked by the New York jury's verdict . "I was absolutely shocked and afraid," Majors said Monday on ABC's Good Morning America . "I'm standing there and the...

6 Teens Guilty for Role in Teacher's Beheading

Defendants had testified they didn't know Samuel Paty would be killed by Islamic extremist

(Newser) - A French juvenile court on Friday convicted six teenagers for their roles in the beheading of a teacher by an Islamic extremist that shocked the country. Teacher Samuel Paty was killed outside his school in 2020 after showing his class cartoons of the prophet of Islam during a debate on...

Army Aims to Rectify 'Largest Mass Execution' in Its History

More than a century later, soldier convictions related to the 1917 Houston riots are overturned

(Newser) - It was, as the Washington Post reports, "the largest mass execution carried out in the history of the US Army." On Dec. 11, 1917, 13 Buffalo Soldiers were hanged in a military camp near Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. The African American cavalry soldiers of the...

Fugees Rapper Blames Conviction on Lawyer's Use of AI

Prakazrel 'Pras' Michel says David Kenner hid personal stake in 'experimental' AI program

(Newser) - Prakazrel "Pras" Michel wants his April corruption conviction thrown out, partly because his high-profile defense attorney allegedly relied on artificial intelligence to deliver his final arguments. Accused of conspiring with Malaysian businessman Jho Low to funnel money to political campaigns through straw donors and attempting to influence the Trump...

New Zealand Mom Guilty of Murdering 3 Young Daughters

Lauren Dickason said her postpartum-induced mental illness led her to kill her kids

(Newser) - A New Zealand jury on Wednesday found a mother guilty of murdering her three young daughters after rejecting her defense that she was so mentally ill at the time she couldn't be held responsible. Lauren Dickason, 42, had earlier admitted killing her 2-year-old twin daughters, Maya and Karla, and...

Tory Lanez Gets 10 Years in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Shooting left fellow rapper with bullet fragments in her feet

(Newser) - Canadian rapper Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for three felonies connected to the 2020 shooting of fellow hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. Prosecutors had sought a 13-year sentence while lawyers for the 31-year-old Lanez had sought probation, arguing in a memo last week that "...

In Deadliest Antisemitic Attack in US History, a Verdict

Truck driver Robert Bowers is found guilty of killing 11 in Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue shooting

(Newser) - A truck driver who expressed hatred of Jews was convicted Friday of barging into a Pittsburgh synagogue and shooting everyone he could find, killing 11 congregants in an act of antisemitic terror for which he could be sentenced to die. The guilty verdict was a foregone conclusion after Robert Bowers'...

She Claimed a Kidnapping Attempt. Now, 'Justice'

Katie Sorensen's videos falsely accusing Latino couple of trying to abduct her kids went viral

(Newser) - A California influencer who accused a Latino couple of trying to kidnap her young kids in a Michael's craft store in Petaluma in December 2020 was found guilty this week of falsely reporting a crime. Per a release cited by CBS San Francisco , Katie Sorensen, 31, was convicted Wednesday...

Capitol Rioter Who Carried Zip Ties Is Convicted
Another
Capitol Rioter
Is Sentenced
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Another Capitol Rioter Is Sentenced

Larry Brock Jr., who carried zip-ties, is sentenced to two years

(Newser) - Another Capitol rioter has learned his fate—in this case two years in prison. Larry Brock Jr., a retired Air Force officer who entered the Capitol in combat gear and carrying zip-tie handcuffs, received that sentence in a DC federal courtroom on Friday, reports the AP . US District Judge John...

Accused Wedding Killers Lived Just Down the Street
Wedding Crashers Found
Guilty of Killing Groom
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Wedding Crashers Found Guilty of Killing Groom

Brothers Rony and Josue Castaneda convicted for beating Joe Melgoza to death in California in 2019

(Newser) - Two men accused of killing a groom at his California wedding reception have been convicted of second-degree murder. Rony Castaneda, 31, and his 22-year-old brother, Josue Castaneda, were found guilty on Feb. 9, per a San Bernardino County DA's release from late last month. The release notes that the...

Doctor Who Claimed Face Masks Were Harmful Gets Jail Time

Physician in Germany hit with nearly 3-year prison sentence after issuing 4K-plus mask exemptions

(Newser) - A German doctor has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for illegally issuing exemptions from wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic for more than 4,000 people. Public broadcaster SWR reported that a regional court in the southwestern town of Weinheim convicted the doctor late Monday...

Aung San Suu Kyi Hears Her Fate in Latest Corruption Trial

Ex-Myanmar leader convicted, hit with 7-year sentence, bringing her total to 33 years

(Newser) - A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted the country's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi of corruption Friday, sentencing her to seven years in prison in the last of a string of criminal cases against her, a legal official said. The court's action leaves her with a total of...

80 Years After Teen Worked in Nazi Camp, a Conviction

Irmgard Furchner, 97, aka 'Secretary of Evil,' found guilty of being accessory to murder at Stutthof

(Newser) - A German court on Tuesday convicted a 97-year-old woman of being an accessory to murder in over 10,000 cases for her role as a secretary to the SS commander of the Nazis' Stutthof concentration camp during World War II, the AP reports. Irmgard Furchner was accused of being part...

He Killed Wife, Replaced Her With Kids' Teen Babysitter

Chris Dawson sentenced to 24 years in wife Lynette's 1982 murder in Australia

(Newser) - A true-crime podcast helped bring about his conviction. Now Australian Chris Dawson has been sentenced to 24 years for the 1982 murder of his wife Lynette, whom he seemingly replaced with a 16-year-old student at the high school where he taught. In sentencing the 74-year-old on Friday, Justice Ian Harrison...

Stewart Rhodes' Estranged Wife, Son Speak Out on Conviction

'Beyond happy,' Tasha Adams says; 'so much weight is off now' tweets his son

(Newser) - Prosecutors with the Justice Department were handed a big win Tuesday with the conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes on sedition charges, but they're not the only ones celebrating a victory. "I am beyond happy," Tasha Adams, the far-right militia leader's estranged wife, tells Insider...

K-Pop Star Gets 13 Years for Rape
K-Pop Star
Gets 13 Years
for Rape

K-Pop Star Gets 13 Years for Rape

Kris Wu, formerly of EXO, also fined $83.7M for evading taxes in China

(Newser) - A Chinese court on Friday sentenced Chinese-Canadian singer and actor Kris Wu to 13 years in prison on charges including rape. Beijing's Chaoyang District Court said the K-pop star was given 11 years and 6 months for a 2020 rape, and 1 year and 10 months for the "...

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