School shooter’s brain exams to be subject to court hearing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — A defense mental health expert in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz can determine when he realized the 23-year-old mass murderer was still having ‘irrational thoughts’ – the the two spoke little when Cruz began to outline plans for a possible life outside prison. Wesley Center, a Texas … Read more

Phoenix man serving 16-year pot sentence denied clemency

The Arizona Board of Executive Clemency refused to shorten the 16-year prison sentence of Trent Bouhdida, a 29-year-old man who in 2015 sold an undercover cop an ounce of marijuana. Bouhdida was the subject of a Phoenix New Times August 4 story that investigated how a young black man from South Phoenix ended up serving … Read more

Father and son sentenced to life in prison for federal hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery murder – Tampa Bay Now

(CBS News) – Two of the three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery while running through a Georgia neighborhood in early 2020 were sentenced to life in prison on Monday for federal hate crimes. Travis McMichael, the man responsible for shooting Arbery, and his father, Greg McMichael, had previously been sentenced to life … Read more

Gregory and Travis McMichael receive second life sentences for federal hate crimes in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery

CNN — Gregory and Travis McMichael, the white father and son convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, were sentenced to life in prison on Monday after their federal convictions this year for interference with rights – a hate crime – as well as charges attempted kidnapping and the use of weapons. Their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan … Read more

Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan charged with murder of Ahmaud Arbery face federal hate crime sentences

GEORGIA — Months after being sentenced to life in prison for murder, the three white men who pursued and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood faced a second round of criminal penalties on Monday for federal hate crimes committed in the murderous pursuit of the 25-year-old man. Black man. U.S. District Court Judge Lisa … Read more

GoFundMe scammer who used homeless vet’s story gets 5 years

A New Jersey man who made up a story about a homeless veteran helping his then-girlfriend and used the story to solicit more than $400,000 in online donations was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday. ‘State. Mark D’Amico had pleaded guilty in December 2019 and admitted to concocting the feel-good story in late … Read more

Schenectady man convicted after 2019 rape and sodomy

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – An Albany County jury on Monday convicted a Schenectady man of the 2019 rape of a 17-year-old victim at a Quail Street home. Buba Barra, 24, was convicted guilty of third degree rape and third degree criminal sexual act for his attack on the teenager which occurred in the early morning … Read more

Darwin shooter Benjamin Hoffmann refuses to accept ultimate responsibility for rampage as sentencing nears

Darwin mass shooter Benjamin Hoffmann told the Northern Territory Supreme Court he felt ‘horrendous’ for killing four people in a drug-related rampage, but refused to accept responsibility ultimate of his actions. Hassan Baydoun, Michael Sisois, Robert Courtney and Nigel Hellings were killed in the shooting in the Northern Territory capital on June 4, 2019. Last … Read more

GoFundMe scam: Kate McClure convicted for her role in a fraudulent $400,000 fundraising scheme involving a homeless man in Philadelphia

A South Jersey woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for her role in the GoFundMe program which raised $400,000 with a heartwarming – but false – story about a homeless man. Kate McClure, 32, of Bordentown, Burlington County, had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit … Read more

‘It’s insulting’: Light sentence for ex-US police officer involved in Floyd Killing Angers Family ‘It’s insulting’: Light sentence for ex-US police officer involved in Floyd Killing Angers Family ‘It’s insulting’: Light sentence for ex-US police officer involved in Floyd Killing Angers Family WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A US District Court judge’s decision to sentence one of the four police officers involved in the May 2020 killing of George Floyd … Read more