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Woman Accused of Assaulting Minor Skips Sentencing; Warrant Issued

WILKES-BARRE — The woman accused of pushing a 12-year-old girl in a convenience store parking lot in Wilkes-Barre was a no-show at her sentencing on Friday. 338 more words

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Killer of 7 in Connecticut sentenced to life in prison

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — An East Coast drifter who killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003 has been sentenced to life in prison.

A state judge in… 156 more words

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Bad law reporting and a public dangerously disconnected from criminal justice

I have today written a piece for Legal Cheek, in which, like a stuck record, I bemoan the standard of public legal education and tabloid law reporting, and submit that the public… 26 more words

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Man serving life plus 220 years sentenced to additional 50 years for Va. Beach cold case rape

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Robert Lee Lane, was sentenced Wednesday to an additional 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to rape and abduction with the intent to defile. 201 more words

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A trial court cannot deny probation simply because of the elements of an offense when the offense is probation eligible

This month, the Tennessee Supreme Court determined that, for probation eligible offenses, a trial court can deny probation solely on the basis of the offense itself only after finding that “the circumstances of the offense  770 more words

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New Deschutes drug program prioritizes treatment, not prison

Low-level drug offenders will be offered help instead of prison time.

The Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office is starting a program Friday that puts those arrested for small amounts of illegal drugs in treatment rather than behind bars, but seeks maximum prison time for drug dealers. 59 more words

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Woman who married her biological mom after they 'hit it off' is sentenced

DUNCAN, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman who married her biological mother has received a 10-year, deferred sentence, according to KFOR.

Misty Spann pleaded guilty to incest and will be on probation with two of those years under the supervision of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. 267 more words

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