Sentencing

This photo provided by San Miguel County Sheriff's Office shows Ashford Nathaniel Archer. Archer, convicted in the deaths of two girls whose bodies were found on a southwestern Colorado farm has been sentenced to 24 years in prison. The Cortez Journal reported Thursday, June 13, 2019 that Archer was found guilty earlier this year of two counts of fatal child abuse and being an accessory to a crime for the deaths of 10-year-old Makayla Roberts and 8-year-old Hannah Marshall. The bodies of the young sisters were found in a car parked on farm near Norwood in September 2017. They died of heat, dehydration and starvation. ( San Miguel County Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 12:39 pm
CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — A man was sentenced to 24 years in prison in the 2017 deaths of two sisters who were banished to a car without food or water by members of a doomsday religious group because the girls were thought to have been impure. Ashford Archer was found guilty in March of two counts of...
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Timothy Jones Jr. looks around the courtroom during closing arguments of his trial in Lexington, S.C. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Jones, Jr. was found guilty of killing his five young children in 2014. (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool)/
June 13, 2019 - 5:02 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina father was sentenced to death Thursday for killing his five children with his own hands. After they were dead, he drove around with their bodies for nine days before dumping them in garbage bags on the side of an Alabama dirt road. Timothy Jones Jr. showed no...
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June 13, 2019 - 2:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the physical and psychological abuse of a young autistic woman who told him in federal court Thursday, "You made my life a living hell." Jody Lambert's sentencing was the latest in court cases involving the woman...
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June 13, 2019 - 9:01 am
Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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Thomas Perumean
June 13, 2019 - 8:46 am
The horrific accounts of a 22-year-old autistic girl held in a cage by her relatives and subjected to brutal physical, mental, and psychological abuse will be center stage in New Orleans Federal Court today to face sentencing. Jody Lambert plead guilty to federal civil rights charges in October...
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FILE - In a February 2015 file photo, Namee Barakat hugs a female relative during a news conference in Raleigh, N.C., about the death of his son, Deah, his daughter-in-law and her sister. Barakat said the death penalty "would not be enough" for Craig Hicks, the man charged with murdering the three Muslim students. Hicks is expected to enter a plea Wednesday, June 12, 2019, more than four years after the slayings, which the victims’ families blamed on bigotry.(AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
June 12, 2019 - 6:47 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Moments after a North Carolina man pleaded guilty to gunning down three Muslim university students, a prosecutor played a cellphone video of the slayings in court Wednesday as one of the victims' relatives fainted, others wept and a man cursed the confessed killer openly. Craig...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 18, 2019 file photo, Oyub Titiev, the head of a Chechnya branch of the prominent human rights group Memorial, gestures while standing behind bars in court after a hearing in Shali, Russia. A court in Russia's province of Chechnya has on Monday, June 10, 2019 ruled to grant early release to Titiyev, a prominent rights activist whose conviction has drawn an international outcry. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev, File)
June 10, 2019 - 11:40 am
GROZNY, Russia (AP) — A court in the Russian province of Chechnya granted parole Monday to a prominent rights activist whose conviction drew an international outcry. Oyub Titiyev, who led the Chechen office of prominent rights group Memorial, has been in custody since being arrested in January 2018...
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June 10, 2019 - 10:26 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who pleaded guilty to trying to fight for the Islamic State group is being sentenced. Federal court documents show sentencing is set for Monday morning for 20-year-old Zakaryia Abdin in Charleston. He faces up to 20 years in prison. Abdin pleaded guilty...
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Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor reads a statement Friday, June 7, 2019, in Minneapolis, before being sentenced by Judge Kathryn Quaintance in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Noor, convicted of shooting an unarmed woman to death as she walked toward his cruiser says he can't apologize enough "for taking the life of a perfect person. He sentenced Friday to 121/2 years in prison for the shooting. (Leila Navidi//Star Tribune via AP, Pool)
June 07, 2019 - 7:33 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who had called 911 said Friday he "knew in an instant I was wrong" and apologized to her family, just moments before a judge brushed off a defense request for leniency and ordered him to prison for 12½ years...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks to court in Minneapolis. Attorneys for Noor, convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed woman in 2017, plan to ask a sentencing judge for no prison time. If that's not granted, they're seeking less prison time than state sentencing guidelines recommend. Noor's lawyers filed a motion Thursday, May 30 asking for a "dispositional departure" when he is sentenced June 7 for third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond who had called 911 to report a possible crime. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP, File)
June 07, 2019 - 11:33 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The fiance of an unarmed woman shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer says every time he sees the alley where she died walking toward the police car he relives...
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