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FILE - This June 23, 2011, file booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger. Bulger died in federal custody after being sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Officials with the Federal Bureau of Prisons say he died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (U.S. Marshals Service via AP, File)
October 30, 2018 - 4:36 pm
BOSTON (AP) — James "Whitey" Bulger, the murderous Boston gangster who benefited from a corrupt relationship with the FBI before spending 16 years as one of America's most wanted men, was slain in federal prison. He was 89. Bulger was found unresponsive Tuesday morning at the U.S. penitentiary in...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2011 file photo, Rodney Berget, who was convicted of killing a Sioux Falls prison guard during an escape attempt, is escorted to court in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota has set Monday as the execution date for Berget. Berget is one of two inmates convicted in the 2011 killing of guard Ronald Johnson during a failed escape attempt at the state prison in Sioux Falls. The other inmate, Eric Robert was executed by lethal injection in 2012. (Elisha Page/Argus Leader via AP, File)
October 29, 2018 - 1:01 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man who killed a South Dakota prison guard in a failed escape seven years ago is scheduled to be executed Monday after dropping his death penalty appeal. Rodney Berget, 56, will be put to death for the 2011 slaying of Ronald "R.J." Johnson, who was beaten with a pipe and...
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October 26, 2018 - 8:59 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's criminal court has ordered a former conservative prime minister to appear at the capital's jail by Nov. 8 to begin serving a two-year prison sentence for influencing officials to buy a luxury car. Skopje's criminal court said Friday it had notified Nikola...
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University of Utah Police Lt. Brian Wahlin talks to members of the media outside of the South Medical Tower on the University of Utah campus during a search for a man they say shot and killed a University of Utah student outside of a dormitory on campus, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The female student's body was found in a car near the medical towers, Wahlin said. The man they are searching for and the student had "a previous relationship," Wahlin said. (Kristin Murphy//The Deseret News via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 10:38 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The man who shot and killed a University of Utah student on campus was a former boyfriend and he was found dead inside a church about three hours after the shooting that prompted officials to lock down the campus, police and university officials said Tuesday. Lauren McCluskey...
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October 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The young Joe Hunt once used his intelligence, a high-energy salesman's patter and powers of persuasion to get wealthy friends to invest in his Billionaire Boys Club to fuel an opulent lifestyle that abruptly ended with a first-degree murder conviction and a prison sentence of...
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This image made from video shows Scott Ostrem in court in Brighton, Colo., Friday, Oct. 19. 2018. Ostrem, who gunned down three people in a suburban Denver Walmart on 2017, was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, but more than 11 months after the crime, his motive remains a mystery. (KMGH-TV via AP, Pool)
October 19, 2018 - 9:07 pm
BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — The man who gunned down three people in a suburban Denver Walmart last year was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. But more than 11 months after the crime, his motive remains a mystery. Scott Ostrem, 48, received three consecutive life terms plus 48 years as...
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October 19, 2018 - 6:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing "meritless," and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing. Cosby, 81, has asked for a do-over in the Pennsylvania sex assault case that ended with him being sent to prison...
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October 18, 2018 - 2:26 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted to leaking classified defense documents to a reporter was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison. Terry James Albury, 39, pleaded guilty in April to one count each of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, prisoners from Sacramento County await processing after arriving at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, Calif. California will reconsider life sentences for thousands of nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago. Court documents obtained by the Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 show Gov. Jerry Brown's administration will include the repeat offenders in Proposition 57's early release program. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
October 18, 2018 - 2:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will reconsider life sentences for up to 4,000 nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday. The state will...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department in Bismarck, N.D. shows Lavrick Willocks, of Jamaica. Willocks, the mastermind of a a Jamaican lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 of mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars, was sentenced Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in federal court in Bismarck, N.D., to six years in federal prison. (Burleigh County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
October 15, 2018 - 4:54 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 Americans out of more than $5.8 million was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison. Lavrick Willocks, 29, operated the scam out of a Jamaica mansion where he lived with his...
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