Sentencing

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2016 file photo, Chad Copley is led out of a courtroom at the Wake County Judicial Center in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina's second-highest court says Copley, who reported "hoodlums" in his neighborhood before he shot and killed an unarmed black man should get a new trial. In a 2-1 ruling Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the state Court of Appeals said 42-year-old Chad Copley of Raleigh deserves another trial because the prosecutor gratuitously injected race in his closing argument. Copley was sentenced to life in prison in 2018 for killing 20-year-old Kouren Thomas outside Copley's home in August 2016. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 4:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A white homeowner who fatally shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" in his neighborhood should get a new trial because the prosecutor gratuitously injected race in his closing argument, North Carolina's second-highest court ruled Tuesday. In the split 2-1...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, members of an honor guard fold the U.S. flag during flag presentation at the funeral services for Jill Robinson, in West Valley City, Utah. Kevin Wayne Billings, a man accused of fatally shooting Robinson, a West Valley City code-enforcement officer, will likely get life in prison. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Billings is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, May 6, 2019, morning after pleading guilty in February to aggravated murder, aggravated cruelty to an animal and arson-related charges. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 06, 2019 - 6:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The children of a municipal enforcement officer shot and set afire by a man with a history of code violations recounted through tears and clenched fists Monday what their mother would have wanted them to say as he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. "I wish that...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals office shows Chicago terrorism suspect Adel Daoud. Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman handed Adel Daouda 16-year prison sentence for trying to kill hundreds of people by detonating a car bomb outside a Chicago bar in 2012, saying she factored in his mental health in imposing a sentence much lower than prosecutors requested. The sentence announced Monday, May 6, 2019 in Chicago for Daoud includes time for related convictions for later attempting to have an FBI agent killed and for slashing an inmate with a shiv for taunting him with a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad. (U.S. Marshals office via AP, File)
May 06, 2019 - 4:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday handed an Illinois man a 16-year prison sentence for trying to kill hundreds of people by detonating what he thought was a car bomb outside a Chicago bar in 2012, saying she factored in his mental health in imposing a sentence much lower than prosecutors...
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FILE- In this March 11, 2002 file photo, Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin watches during the sentencing portion of his trial in Atlanta. Al-Amin, the militant civil rights leader known in the 1960s as H. Rap Brown who was convicted of killing Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Kinchen and wounding Deputy Aldranon English in a shootout in March 2000, is challenging his imprisonment, saying his constitutional rights were violated at trial. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
May 03, 2019 - 12:03 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The 1960s black militant formerly known as H. Rap Brown is challenging his imprisonment for the killing of a sheriff's deputy in 2000, saying his constitutional rights were violated at trial. The 75-year-old inmate, who converted to Islam and now goes by the name Jamil Abdullah Al-...
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May 03, 2019 - 9:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's embassy in the United States says its diplomats have visited the gun-rights activist who was sentenced to prison last week for being an unregistered agent of Russia. In a Facebook statement on Friday, the embassy said Maria Butina is "bearing the burdens of imprisonment...
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A supporter of Julian Assange, with a poster of the WikiLeaks founder, joins other protesters to block a major road in front of Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, May 2, 2019. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing court over a U.S. request to extradite him for alleged computer hacking. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 03, 2019 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — A panel of legal experts affiliated with the United Nations has criticized the 50-week sentence a British judge imposed on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for jumping bail. The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said Friday that Assange's punishment was "disproportionate" for his "...
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FILE - This undated file photo made available by the Georgia Department of Correction shows Scotty Garnell Morrow, who is set to die Thursday, May 2, 2019. When Morrow killed his ex-girlfriend and her friend nearly 25 years ago, his actions were spontaneous and emotionally fueled and shouldn't be punished by death, his lawyers argue. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a clemency hearing for Wednesday, May 1, 2019, and on Tuesday released a declassified clemency application submitted by Morrow's lawyers. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 10:50 pm
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A man who shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and another woman nearly 25 years ago was executed Thursday evening in Georgia. Scotty Garnell Morrow's approximate time of death was 9:38 p.m., Warden Benjamin Ford told witnesses at the state prison in Jackson. Morrow, 52, was...
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FILE - This undated file photo made available by the Georgia Department of Correction shows Scotty Garnell Morrow, who is set to die Thursday, May 2, 2019. When Morrow killed his ex-girlfriend and her friend nearly 25 years ago, his actions were spontaneous and emotionally fueled and shouldn't be punished by death, his lawyers argue. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a clemency hearing for Wednesday, May 1, 2019, and on Tuesday released a declassified clemency application submitted by Morrow's lawyers. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 9:49 pm
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Georgia man who killed two women nearly 25 years ago (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Georgia has executed a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and another woman nearly 25 years ago. The Georgia attorney general's office said in a...
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FILE- In this Sept. 17, 2009 file photo, Najibullah Zazi arrives at the offices of the FBI in Denver for questioning. Zazi, the ringleader of a thwarted terror plot to bomb the New York City subways in 2009 is about to find if becoming a government cooperator will pay off when he is sentenced on Thursday, May 2, 2019. His cooperation could earn him a far lighter punishment on charges that carry a maximum of life. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
May 02, 2019 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who plotted to bomb New York City's subways, then switched sides after his arrest and spent nearly a decade helping the U.S. identify and prosecute terrorists, was rewarded for his help Thursday with a sentence of 10 years in prison, effectively time he has already served...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office former shows former Texas A&M football player Thomas Johnson. Johnson, accused of hacking a Dallas jogger to death with a machete in 2015, has been convicted of murder. A Dallas County jury swiftly returned a guilty verdict Tuesday in Johnson's trial in the killing of David Stevens after the former wide receiver's legal defense declined to call a single witness. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 01, 2019 - 2:56 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A former Texas A&M football player was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the slaying of a Dallas jogger who was hacked to death with a machete in 2015. A Dallas County jury had found Thomas Johnson guilty of murder Tuesday for the seemingly random killing of David Stevens...
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