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Prosecutors open door for possible reduced sentence for ex-cop convicted of manslaughter

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Potter was found guilty of both first- and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright in December 2021.  During Potter's trial, Matthew Frank, the lead prosecutor, had previously said the state would be...

Wrongfully convicted man was released after 27 years, but then the world went on lockdown

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Emmanuel Kelly Cooper was resurrected last year. After spending 27 years behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit, Cooper was released in January 2020, just before the coronavirus began wreaking havoc acr...

He was wrongly convicted of murder as a teen. After fighting for 26 years, his name has finally been cleared

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Dontae Sharpe, a Charlotte, North Carolina, resident, breathed a heavy sigh of relief Friday upon receiving a pardon for a murder he didn't commit -- after spending 24 years in prison. Sharpe, 46, who's Black, was c...

Former DHS inspector general convicted of theft and defrauding the US

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Murali Y. Venkata, a 56-year-old former Acting Inspector General of DHS-OIG, was convicted of the charges in addition to convictions for wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and obstruction, according a Monday Justi...

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for chemical castration of those convicted of rape

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan called for rapists and child molesters to be chemically castrated when asked in an interview about a rape that garnered national attention in Pakistan. Khan said in an interview...

Carlie Brucia murder: Joseph Smith, man convicted in 2004 rape and killing of 11-year-old, dies in prison

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Joseph Smith, 55, died in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections on Monday, State Attorney Ed Brodsky said in a statement. Smith’s cause of death was not immediately provided. DEFENSE RESTS WITHOUT WITN...

Investigators find remains at location mapped out by convicted killer before his execution

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Investigators in Mississippi found remains Sunday at a site they found using a map provided by a man executed last month who said that's where they would find the body of Felicia Cox, who has been missing since July...

California man accused of propping up dead wife for kids on Christmas is convicted of murder: DA

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Defendant William Wallace, 39, was convicted of second-degree murder more than nine years after the death of his wife, 26-year-old Za’Zell Preston, the Orange County District Attorney's Office announced. Wallace is s...

NYC man who wanted to join Taliban and kill US troops convicted in federal court, prosecutors say

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Delowar Mohammed Hossain, 36, was found guilty Friday in Manhattan federal court of attempting to provide material support to the terror group.  He was arrested on July 26, 2019, at John F. Kennedy International Airp...

Ahmaud Arbery jury adjourns for day without verdict in hate crimes trial of men convicted of his murder

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The jury, which consists of eight White people, three Black people, and one Hispanic person, deliberated about for about three hours – following closing legal arguments in U.S. District Court. Beginning a week ago, t...

Kansas mother convicted of murder after toddler’s methadone overdose

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The Wichita jury deliberated for about two hours before delivering the guilty verdict for 25-year-old Kimberly Compass, who will be sentenced on Aug. 12.  Her toddler son, 2-year-old Zayden JayNesahkluah, was found d...

Exonerations for 2 men convicted in Malcolm X’s 1965 death

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Muhammad Aziz, now 83, and the late Khalil Islam were convicted in 1966, after a trial in which authorities withheld evidence favorable to the defense, said their attorneys, the Innocence Project and civil rights law...

ISIS ‘Beatle’ convicted on all counts related to kidnapping and death of four Americans

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The last member of the ISIS cell known as the "Beatles," a British group of fighters, was convicted by a jury in Virginia on Thursday of assisting in the kidnapping and deaths of four Americans between 2012 and 2015...

Colorado governor pardons people convicted of possession of up to an ounce of marijuana

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People who have been convicted of possession of one ounce or less of marijuana in Colorado are being pardoned by Gov. Jared Polis. Polis signed an executive order on Thursday issuing the pardons, according to a news...

Democratic donor Ed Buck convicted in connection to drug overdose deaths of 2 men in his apartment

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Buck, who contributed more than $ 500,000 to Democratic groups since 2000, was convicted on nine federal charges, including two counts of distribution of controlled substances resulting in death, in connection to th...

3 men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery will be sentenced on January 7

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A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery as he ran through their south Georgia neighborhood on February 23, 2020. Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichae...