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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.
Jared Loughner Pleads Guilty, Avoids Death Penalty
August 7, 2012
Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to the Tucson shooting attack last year that killed six people and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. A federal judge here concluded that Loughner understands at this time that he's responsible for opening fire during a congressional constituent meeting in a parking lot.
Gang Member Gets Life for Killing Calif. Cop
July 25, 2012
The Vineland Boys street gang member who shot and killed a Burbank (Calif.) Police Department officer during a traffic stop pleaded guilty to the crime Tuesday and was immediately sentenced to life in prison.
Supreme Court Rules On Cocaine Sentencing
June 21, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that two Chicago drug dealers should have been sentenced under a 2010 law that reduced the disparity of sentencing for crack and powder cocaine.
Maryland Trooper's Killer Gets Life
May 10, 2012
Cyril Williams, 29, had been convicted of first-degree murder in the June 2010 shooting of Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown outside a Forestville Applebee's.
Mich. Cop Shot 5 Times Tells Off Judge
May 2, 2012
A highly decorated police officer who was shot five times last year delivered a harsh message Tuesday to a Wayne Circuit judge who handed down what the officer called an "insulting" and "lenient" sentence to the convicted 25-year-old gunman.
Calif. Bill Would Alter 'Three Strikes' Law
February 1, 2012
A bill passed by the California Assembly Monday would alter the "three strikes" law to require that the third strike be a serious or violent felony.
Man Who Shot Fla. Wildlife Officer Gets 5 Life Terms
January 6, 2012
Judge Morgan Reinman sentenced Christopher Eddy on Thursday to five consecutive life sentences in the 2009 shooting of Florida wildlife Officer Vann Streety.
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