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'Major' Cartel Drug Transporter Sentenced
May 13, 2013
A high-ranking member of Mexico's Gulf Cartel received a 35-year prison sentence for his role as a "major transporter" of cocaine and marijuana into the United States, the DEA announced.
'Indestructible' Minn. K-9 Euthanized
May 6, 2013
A Minnesota agency's police dog euthanized April 30 left a lasting legacy in law enforcement after enduring a stabbing, kicking, and near drowning.
Fla. Man Gets 20 Years for Firing AK-47 at Officers
April 29, 2013
A central Florida man who tried to kill two St. Cloud Police officers in 2011 with an AK-47 was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the attack.
Texas Mexican Mafia Member Gets Life In RICO Case
April 11, 2013
A Texas Mexican Mafia member received three consecutive life sentences in federal prison for racketeering and assaulting a federal prison guard, the FBI announced.
Man Gets 25 Years for Shooting N.Y. Cop
April 9, 2013
A Long Island man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting a Hempstead village police officer during a foot pursuit.
Minn. Man Gets 17 Years for Police Ambush
April 3, 2013
A Minneapolis man who called 911 so he could "hurt some cops" has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for the ambush attack. Marsenior P. Johnson, 39, was sentenced Friday.
Court Error Caused Early Release of Colo. Prison Chief's Killer
April 1, 2013
A Colorado district court has apologized to the families of the two men slain by Evan Ebel for a clerical error that triggered the release of the white supremacist gang member four years early.
Prosecutors Seek Death for James Holmes
April 1, 2013
Arapahoe (Colo.) County prosecutors will seek capital punishment for James Holmes after concluding that "justice is death" for the man who allegedly killed 12 people and injured 58 in the Aurora theater massacre.
Colo. Theater Shooter Wants Life To Avoid Death Penalty
March 28, 2013
The attorneys for James Holmes have offered a guilty plea in the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting in exchange for prosecutors sparing their client's life.
Ohio School Shooter Gets Life Without Parole
March 19, 2013
The Ohio teenager who killed three classmates in a cafeteria attack a year ago showed no remorse as a judge gave him three life terms in prison on Tuesday. During sentencing, 18-year-old T.J. Lane wore a T-shirt with the word "killer" on it.
Ind. Man Gets 40 Years for Firing at Trooper
March 18, 2013
A Circuit Court judge has sentenced 20-year-old Zachary Buza to 40 years in prison for shooting at an Indiana State Police trooper from the window of a Rosedale home following a domestic dispute in July 2012.
Maryland Poised To Ban Death Penalty
March 15, 2013
Maryland's House of Delegates voted Friday to repeal the state's death penalty and sent the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat who initially sponsored it.
Ohio Judge Again Orders 'Idiot' Sign on Defendant
March 6, 2013
An Ohio judge who made a woman wear an "idiot" sign for driving on a sidewalk around a school bus has ordered similar punishment for a man convicted of threatening police officers.
Police Union Opposes 'Compassionate' Parole for Calif. Cop Killer
March 6, 2013
In 1973, Gerald Youngberg took the lives of San Bernardino County Sheriff's Lt. Al Stewart, California Highway Patrol Officer Larry Wetterling, and gas station attendant Robert Jenkins in execution-style murders.
NYPD Detective's Killer Gets 45 To Life
February 28, 2013
A 28-year-old man was sentenced on Thursday to 45 years to life in prison for the 2011 killing of a veteran police officer during a botched predawn robbery in Brooklyn. It was the maximum allowable sentence.
Black P Stone 'General' Gets 20 Years for Drug, Gun Crimes
February 28, 2013
A high-ranking member of a south side Chicago black street gang received 20 years in federal prison for narcotics and firearm charges stemming from his arrest in late 2011.
No Jail Time for Trucker In N.Y. Cop's Death
February 21, 2013
The truck driver who fatally struck and killed a Nassau County (N.Y.) Police officer while asleep at the wheel paid a $500 fine and lost his driving privilege.
N.Y. Gun Law Mandates Life In Prison for Cop Killers
January 24, 2013
New York's strict new gun law contains a provision that requires a mandatory life sentence for anyone convicted of killing a first responder in a state with a moratorium on the death penalty.
Loughner Sentenced To 7 Life Terms
November 8, 2012
U.S. District Judge Larry Burns on Thursday sentenced Tucson shooter Jared Loughner to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years, calling the sentence "astronomical" and "justified" because Loughner "knew what he was doing" when he killed six and wounded 13 at a 2011 congressional event sponsored by then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Calif. Retains Death Penalty, Softens Three Strikes
November 7, 2012
California voters sent a mixed message to public safety Tuesday by retaining the death penalty, softening three-strikes sentencing for violent felonies, and increasing penalties for human trafficking.
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