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  • Judge agrees to toss Hernandez murder conviction

    May 9, 2017 11:35 AM

    FALL RIVER - A Massachusetts judge has agreed to erase Aaron Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder because he died before his appeal could be heard. Judge Susan Garsh ruled Tuesday that a legal doctrine that calls for vacating convictions when a defendant dies before an appeal can be heard... more »
  • Filing: Tossing conviction would reward Hernandez for dying

    May 1, 2017 11:37 AM

    BOSTON - Prosecutors have asked a judge to reject a request by attorneys for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez to dismiss his murder conviction. In court documents filed Monday, prosecutors argue that dismissing the conviction would reward Hernandez for his "conscious, deliberate and voluntary act" of suicide. Hernandez was convicted of... more »
  • Livingston man sentenced to 12 years for juvenile sex offenses

    May 20, 2016 12:41 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish District Attorney says a Livingston man will serve 12 years in prison without parole for a range of juvenile sex offenses. 35-year-old Tony Willbanks, of Livingston, was charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile, video voyeurism, two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and... more »
  • Robert Downey Jr. pardoned for drug conviction

    December 24, 2015 1:55 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's governor has pardoned Robert Downey Jr. for a 1996 drug conviction that sent the actor to prison. Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced Thursday that Downey was among 91 people receiving pardons. Downey was convicted of felony drug possession after he was arrested on a Los Angeles... more »
  • Some, not all, convictions dumped in La. film credit case

    December 9, 2015 6:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Some, but not all, of the criminal convictions against two men accused of bilking Louisiana's movie production tax credit program have been thrown out by a federal judge. But that same judge refused Wednesday to grant a new trial on the remaining convictions against New Orleans lawyer... more »
  • Post denounces conviction of reporter in Iran

    October 12, 2015 11:19 AM

    TEHRAN, Iran - The Washington Post is describing as an "outrageous injustice" the conviction of one of its reporters in Iran on charges including espionage. Iran's judiciary spokesman today confirmed the verdict in the trial of Jason Rezaian, who has been detained in Iran for more than a year.... more »
  • 1 convicted, 1 charged in ongoing federal check fraud case

    May 30, 2015 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal prosecutor in Baton Rouge says one man has been convicted and another indicted in a $4 million fraud scheme involving U.S. Treasury checks. In a Friday news release, U.S. Attorney Walt Green said the scheme took place in 2012 and 2013. Green said 26-year-old Albelk... more »
  • Experts: Convictions will be tough to win in Baltimore case

    May 2, 2015 11:58 PM

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore's top prosecutor acted swiftly in charging six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a grave spinal injury as he was arrested and put into a police transport van, handcuffed and without a seat belt. But getting a jury to convict police officers of murder... more »
  • Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

    March 25, 2015 2:48 PM

    FORT BRAGG, NC - The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban could face up to life in prison if convicted of both the charges he's facing. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was charged with misbehavior before the enemy, which carries a maximum sentence... more »
  • Pistorius lawyers fail in attempt to stop appeal

    March 13, 2015 4:18 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' lawyers have failed in their attempt to stop prosecutors from appealing the double-amputee athlete's negligent killing conviction. Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday dismissed an application by Pistorius' lawyers to challenge the appeal by prosecutors, who want Pistorius convicted of the more serious charge of... more »
  • Driver convicted in hit-and-run death of first grader

    February 28, 2015 4:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of a first-grader last February will spend 10 to 40 years in prison, after being convicted of manslaughter. Arthur Toledano was found guilty Friday in the death of 6-year-old Shaud Wilson, who was struck by Toledano's speeding vehicle while walking... more »
  • Suspect, 26, convicted in 2010 triple slaying

    November 9, 2014 12:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year-old man is facing a lifetime in prison after being convicted in a triple murder in New Orleans. An Orleans Parish jury on Saturday convicted Charles "Tiger" Franklin of three counts of first-degree murder. The killings happened in 2010 in New Orleans' St. Roch neighborhood. Franklin... more »
  • Murder conviction in killings of ex-Auburn players

    October 7, 2014 3:01 PM

    OPELIKA, AL - A jury has convicted a man of capital murder in the shooting deaths of two former Auburn University football players and a third man. Jurors began talks Tuesday morning and returned the verdict against Desmonte Leonard in the afternoon. He faces a possible death sentence. The 24-year-old... more »
  • Man faces life sentence in rape convictions

    September 26, 2014 6:17 AM

    GONZALES - A 51-year-old Raceland man faces two mandatory life sentences after an Ascension Parish jury convicted him in the sexual abuse of two girls. Jurors found Edward Caldwell guilty of two counts of aggravated rape and one count of molestation of a juvenile after 40 minutes of deliberation on... more »
  • Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, negligent killing Play Video

    September 12, 2014 2:57 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in the murder trial against Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee athlete is guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Friday that Pistorius was not guilty of murder, as prosecutors had alleged. She... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans mayor reports to federal prison Play Video

    September 8, 2014 3:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, to begin serving a 10-year sentence. Nagin arrived at the facility shortly before noon Monday. New Orleans television stations showed images of Nagin hugging family members in a parking lot before he... more »
  • Woman who escaped prison has run before Play Video

    January 1, 2013 5:56 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- Authorities said the woman who escaped overnight from a state prison in St. Gabriel was serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter, and offered a reward for information leading to her capture. St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau said 33-year-old Keana Barnes climbed over a fence at the... more »

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