Criminal Law

Nebraska poised to carry out first execution since 1997

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection. Carey Dean Moore,...

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Activist who demolished Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame pleads not guilty

The California man charged with the pickax pulverization of Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday. Austin Clay, 24, entered the plea to one felony count of vandalism, his...

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Man pleads guilty in cold case racial murder

It took nearly 35 years, but justice has been served for 23-year-old Timothy Coggins, who was stabbed 30 times and dragged on a chain behind a pickup truck. On Thursday, William “Bill” Moore pleaded guilty to his involvement in the...

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Bank robber dubbed ‘Rt. 128 Bandit’ sentenced to 5 years for 10 robberies

BOSTON - A man convicted of robbing 10 banks in four months was sentenced to more than five years in prison and three years of supervised release in U.S. District Court Thursday. Paul B. Landrum, 38, of Boston, pleaded guilty...

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Ex-Rikers jail union boss Norman Seabrook found guilty of bribery

Former city jail-officers union boss Norman Seabrook was found guilty Wednesday of bribery — less than a year after his first trial ended in a hung jury. Seabrook, 58, faces up to 40 years in prison when he is scheduled...

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Victim’s widow: 18-month sentence not enough for fatal punch outside Fargo bar

FARGO – Darren Patterson was sentenced on Thursday, Aug. 16, to 18 months behind bars for fatally punching Jamie Grant outside a Fargo bar in May 2017, despite a tearful plea from the victim’s widow who asked that Patterson get...

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Two life sentences for child rapist who claims he’s impotent

It was definitely a little too much information to digest when a 67-year-old child rapist announced that his sexual organ is no longer functioning properly. The man, Abdool Jamil, a pensioner, of West Coast Demerara was about four weeks ago...

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‘This was combat,’ defense attorney says in urging acquittal for Harrisburg slaying

The DA says Razawn Moore deserves a life prison sentence. Is Razawn "RaRa" Moore a deliberate, unjustified killer or a victim who fired a fatal shot in valid self-defense when he was attacked outside a Harrisburg bar? A Dauphin County...

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Minnesota baby dies after alleged abuse. Father arrested searched ‘someone threw a baby on the floor,’ charges say

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. -- An infant boy has died two days after his Apple Valley father was arrested on suspicion of child abuse. Michael Anthony Herkal, 32, told police his 2-year-old son had twice pulled the 13-day-old boy off a...

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Stephen Shapiro Fatally Shot: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Famous attorney, Stephen Shapiro, was shot and killed on Monday evening in his home, during what police say was a “domestic altercation.” According to the Chicago Tribune , a suspect has been taken into custody after a long standoff with...

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