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Drunk driver gets 14 years in triple fatal crash

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — The families of three women killed by a wrong way drunk driver were in court for his sentencing today, where he received 30 years in prison, suspended after he serves 14 years. 396 more words

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Pa Superior Court: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Scheme "Unconstitutional"

Appellant brings this appeal challenging the constitutionality of one of Pennsylvania’s mandatory minimum sentencing statutes, 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 9712.1, following the United States Supreme Court’s holding in…

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Man gets 120 days in prison for kidnapping

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Hartford man has been sentenced to jail after what police are calling a domestic kidnapping.

They say Brimage forced his ex-girlfriend and her son into a car and then drove away. 37 more words

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Scranton Man Headed to Prison for Child Sex Abuse

SCRANTON — A man is going to prison for sexually abusing a six-year-old girl.

A judge sentenced John Ward Jr., 22, of Scranton Wednesday after he pleaded guilty in April to charges related to the molestation. 34 more words

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PRISON CRISIS? YOU CAN SPRAY THAT AGAIN

This week Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has been defending himself against further criticism that there is a prisons crisis. A little over a week ago Nick Hardwick, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, told the Independent newspaper that overcrowding and staff shortages were directly related to the growing number of suicides in prisons. 1,287 more words

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Brooklyn Man Sentenced To 25 Years To Life For Fatal 2013 Shooting

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for fatally shooting a man following a dispute, the Brooklyn district attorney announced Wednesday. 207 more words

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Ledyard man sentenced for assaulting girls

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A 29-year-old Ledyard man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting three girls.

Judge Hillary Strackbein sentenced James Matthewson on Monday in New London Superior Court and called his behavior “unspeakable.” Matthewson pleaded guilty in June to three counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of risk of injury to a child. 88 more words

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