1. Articles in category: Criminal Law

    1-24 of 1781 1 2 3 4 ... 73 74 75 »
    1. Woman Convicted of Murdering Parents in House Fire is Exonerated

      Woman Convicted of Murdering Parents in House Fire is Exonerated

      A Massachusetts woman has been exonerated 17 years after she was locked up for the murder of her parents following the discovery of emails that showed prosecutors exchanging 'jokes about Asian stereotypes and mocking caricatures of Asians using imperfect English.'

      Frances Choy – who is Asian-American - was convicted in 2011 of murdering her parents Jimmy and Anne Choy by burning down their house in April 2003, but her 16-year-old nephew later confessed to his involvement.

      Frances – whose parents were from Hong Kong and Vietnam - was released this year and finally cleared Tuesday with her attorneys believing she's the first woman of color to be exonerated in the state.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Massachusetts
    2. Ex-Scranton Superintendent and Other Employees Charged with Child Endangerment

      Ex-Scranton Superintendent and Other Employees Charged with Child Endangerment

      SCRANTON, Pa. — Newswatch 16 reported back in January about unsafe levels of lead and asbestos in several buildings in the Scranton School District, causing one of the schools to close for the rest of the semester.

      There was a possibility that former school administrators knew about the problem for years but failed to do anything about it.

      Attorney General Josh Shapiro confirmed that today and said it wasn't just poor judgment, it was criminal.

      Former Superintendent Alexis Kirijan, former chief operations officer Jeff Brazil, and current maintenance supervisor Joseph Slack are charged with endangering the welfare of children & reckless endangerment. The school district would not comment on the employment status of Slack. 

      Read Full Article
    3. Detective Charged in Breonna Taylor Case Pleads Not Guilty

      Detective Charged in Breonna Taylor Case Pleads Not Guilty

      The lone Kentucky detective facing charges related to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor pleaded not guilty Monday.

      Brett Hankison’s plea comes five days after a grand jury indicted him on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into the home of Taylor’s neighbors. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison on each count.

      Hankison’s lawyer asked that his client be allowed to keep firearms for self-defense, saying Hankison, who was fired in June, “has received a number of threats.” The judge turned down the request.

      Read Full Article
    4. Texas Sheriff Charged in Evidence Tampering in Black Man's Death

      Texas Sheriff Charged in Evidence Tampering in Black Man's Death

      A Texas sheriff who starred on the controversial reality show “Live PD” was arrested Monday on evidence tampering charges in the case of a Black man who died in police custody.

      Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody is accused of destroying or concealing audio and video footage that showed his deputies pursuing and using force on Javier Ambler, 40, in March 2019, according to an indictment.

      The footage was captured by Live PD cameras on the night that Ambler, a former postal worker and the father of two, died following a 22-minute car chase by Williamson County deputies.
      Read Full Article
    5. Mom and Daughter Found Guilty of Murdering 5 Family Members

      Mom and Daughter Found Guilty of Murdering 5 Family Members

      A Bucks County mother and daughter pleaded guilty in the 2019 murders of five of their family members, officials announced Monday.

      Shana Selena Decree, 47, and Dominique Kiaran Decree, will both serve five consecutive life sentences after pleading guilty but mentally ill to five counts of first-degree murder and one county of criminal conspiracy.

      Between Feb. 23 and Feb. 25th, 2019, police say the mother and daughter killed two of Shana Decree's other children Naa’Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree Jr., 13, as well as Shana Decree’s sister, Jamilla Campbell, 42, and Campbell’s 9-year-old twin daughters Imani and Erika Allen.

      Read Full Article
    6. Residents Want Prosecutor to Resign Following Conviction of Child Molesters

      Residents Want Prosecutor to Resign Following Conviction of Child Molesters

      WEBSTER COUNTY, Mo. — Dozens of people in Webster County have taken to social media to share outrage over the sentencing of Aaron and Petie Schwartz after being convicted of child molestation. The brothers received five years of probation.

      Now, Tiffany Hill and Mel Pleasant want Webster County Prosecutor Ben Berkstresser to resign or be removed from his position.

      The two recently created an organization, called CAAP, or Child Advocacy Against Pedophilia, hoping to give a voice to victims of sexual abuse in the Amish community.

      “The first is to spread awareness,” Pleasant said. “The second is to speak on the victims and what they have been through and what they continue to go through. And third is repercussions for the ...

      Read Full Article
    7. Woman Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Kidnap Joe Montana's Grandchild

      Woman Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Kidnap Joe Montana's Grandchild

      Football legend Joe Montana said a home intruder tried to take his 9-month-old grandchild before he and his wife, Jennifer, thwarted the alleged kidnapping, Los Angeles police said Sunday. Montana tweeted on Sunday that it was a "scary situation, but thankful that everybody is doing well."

      According to police, Montana told them his 9-month-old grandchild was sleeping in the playpen on Saturday when an unknown woman allegedly entered the residence and removed the child from the playpen and held the baby in her arms. Police said Montana and his wife confronted the woman, attempted to de-escalate the situation and asked for her to give back their grandchild.

      Read Full Article
    8. California Woman Arrested After Allegedly Ramming Protestors with Her Car

      California Woman Arrested After Allegedly Ramming Protestors with Her Car

      A Long Beach, California, woman was arrested on Saturday after allegedly ramming her car into protesters, seriously injuring two people, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

      Tatiana Turner, 40, was taken into custody after striking a man and a woman with her car in the parking lot of the Yorba Linda Public Library, according to an Orange County Sheriff's Department press release.

      The release states that Turner will be charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. An investigation is ongoing.

       

      Read Full Article
    9. Man in Mental Crisis Shot by Police Charged with Assault

      Man in Mental Crisis Shot by Police Charged with Assault

      CLEVELAND, Ohio — City prosecutors on Thursday charged a 43-year-old man shot by a Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority police officer after officials said he charged at officers and social services employees with knives.

      Brian Ellenburg, 43, is charged with assaulting a police officer, a first-degree felony. He suffered gunshot wounds to his abdomen and wrist when the officer shot him during the mental health crisis. Ellenburg remains at MetroHealth. A court date has not yet been set.

      CMHA officials have not yet released the name of the officer who shot Ellenburg, nor said if the officer is on any kind of restricted duty. CMHA police do not wear body cameras.

      Read Full Article
    10. Four Ex-Ebay Workers Plead Guilty to Sending Spiders to Couple

      Four Ex-Ebay Workers Plead Guilty to Sending Spiders to Couple

      Four former eBay employees have agreed to plead guilty for their roles in an intimidation campaign that included sending live spiders and cockroaches to a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter that was highly critical of the auction site.

      "Four former employees of eBay are scheduled to plead guilty on Oct. 8 at 2pm via Zoom in federal court in Boston," according to a tweet from the U.S. attorney's office in Massachusetts. "The defendants are charged with participating in a cyberstalking campaign that targeted a Massachusetts couple."

      The four expected to plead guilty are California residents Brian Gilbert, Stephanie Popp, Stephanie Stockwell and Veronica Zea, according to The Boston Globe. They are all charged with conspiracy to ...
      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Massachusetts
    11. Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor's Murder Charged with Wanton Endangerment

      Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor's Murder Charged with Wanton Endangerment

      More than six months after emergency medical worker Breonna Taylor was shot dead by police in her Louisville home, a grand jury has indicted one officer in relation to shooting into her neighbor's apartment — but no officers were charged for their role in Taylor's death. Former officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment and two other officers who opened fire were not indicted.

      Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the results of the grand jury proceedings in Frankfort following months of rallies, with protesters demanding that the officers involved in Taylor's death be charged. Two of the officers who opened fire, Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, were justified in their actions, Cameron said ...

      Read Full Article
    12. Man Arrested for Shooting Two Cops in Breonna Taylor Protest

      Man Arrested for Shooting Two Cops in Breonna Taylor Protest

      A suspect is in custody after two Louisville Metro police officers were wounded in a shooting Wednesday evening downtown. He's been identified as Larynzo Johnson. He's charged with wanton endangerment and assault of a police officer.

      The shooting occurred after 8:30 p.m. when officers were notified of a large crowd gathering near South Brook and East College streets.

      Interim police chief Rob Schroeder said in an update late Wednesday that officers were then deployed to the area to investigate reports of shots fired. Schroeder said when officers arrived to the area of South First and East Broadway, shots rang out and two of the LMPD officers were wounded.

      Both officers were transported to University ...

      Read Full Article
    13. Parents Charged Over Teen Party Causing Entire School Going Remote

      Parents Charged Over Teen Party Causing Entire School Going Remote

      Two Massachusetts parents and their teenage child are facing criminal charges in connection to a party that sparked coronavirus concerns and led the town's entire high school to delay in-person learning.

      The parents and teen in Sudbury, Massachusetts, were charged with violating the state's social host law, the Sudbury police chief, Scott Nix, told NBC News on Tuesday morning. Under the law, “whoever furnishes alcohol” to underage drinkers faces a fine of up to $2,000, imprisonment for up to a year, or both.

      The adults were charged with the misdemeanor in Framingham District Court and their child in Framingham Juvenile Court, the chief said.

      Read Full Article
    14. Ex-Salisburg University SGA Charged with Child Pornography Solicitation

      Ex-Salisburg University SGA Charged with Child Pornography Solicitation

      Former Salisbury University Student Government Association President Brendan Link has been charged with six counts of child pornography solicitation, according to charging documents of the District Court for Wicomico County.

      All six charges are felonies. Each count, if convicted, carries up to 10 years in federal prison and/or up to $25,000.

      Link was elected president of the SGA in April. He served as the organization’s vice president prior to his election.

      Link published a letter of resignation on Aug. 1 citing “personal matters” that would not allow him to be “able to effectively execute [his] duties and responsibilities that come with the position.”

      Read Full Article
    15. Ex-Illinois State Police Trooper Charged with Selling Military Stolen Equipment

      Ex-Illinois State Police Trooper Charged with Selling Military Stolen Equipment

      Federal prosecutors in North Carolina have charged a former Illinois State Police trooper from Yorkville with stealing and selling stolen military equipment.

      Rafael Montalvo, a Marine veteran, allegedly conspired with people in North Carolina to steal and sell government-owned avionics and electronic testing equipment from multiple Marine aviation squadrons, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

      The illegal sales began in March 2018, prosecutors said in a statement.

      Read Full Article
    16. Man Gets Probation for Stalking and Peeping into Sorority Houses

      Man Gets Probation for Stalking and Peeping into Sorority Houses

      PORTAGE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - A 44-year-old North Royalton man was sentenced to probation on Monday for looking into the windows of several sorority homes at Kent State University.

      Steven Franzreb, who pleaded guilty to a felony as part of a deal, apologized to the female victims from Kent State University associated with the case during Monday’s Portage County court hearing.

      The attorney for Franzreb claimed he suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and sexual masochism disorder.

      Franzreb was nearly naked when he spied on the Delta Gamma and Alpha Phi homes in September and October of 2019. He was seen approaching the doors with his phone covering his face with words like “loser” and “pervert” written across his body.

      Read Full Article
    17. Woman Arrested After Allegedly Sending Poisonous Letter to President Trump

      Woman Arrested After Allegedly Sending Poisonous Letter to President Trump

      (CNN)A woman suspected of sending a letter containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump was arrested as she tried to enter the US from Canada at a border crossing in New York state, a US law enforcement official said.

      The woman was carrying a gun and arrested by US authorities, according to the law enforcement official.
      US prosecutors in Washington, DC, are expected to bring charges against her.
      CNN previously reported that law enforcement had intercepted a ricin package sent to Trump last week, according to two law enforcement officials, and that investigators were looking into the possibility that it came from Canada.
      Read Full Article
    18. Man Found Guilty of Killing and Eating Parts of Girlfriend

      Man Found Guilty of Killing and Eating Parts of Girlfriend

      Indiana man Joseph Oberhansley, 39, was found guilty on Friday in the horrific murder of his ex-girlfriend Tammy Jo Blanton, 46. Jurors convicted him of murder and burglary, but acquitted him of rape, according to WTHR.

      Authorities said that he raped the victim, killed her, and ate parts of her body.

      Blanton’s body was found in her bathtub on Sept. 11, 2014. Oberhansley was caught, as investigators said they found a knife on him covered in what seemed to be hair and blood.

      Nonetheless, a trial was pushed back for years, as the defendant’s mental competency was repeatedly called into question. He would even accuse his attorneys of trying to control his thoughts.

      Read Full Article
    19. Officer Charged with Felony After Releasing Dog After Black Man

      Officer Charged with Felony After Releasing Dog After Black Man

      A Salt Lake City police officer who allegedly sicced a K9 on a Black man who had his hands in the air has been charged with aggravated assault, authorities said.

      Officer Nickolas Pearce was charged with the second-degree felony on Wednesday by the Salt Lake County District Attorney over the incident on April 24.

      Jeffrey Ryans was in his wife's backyard when confronted by Salt Lake City police who were responding to a report of a domestic dispute, prosecutors said.

      Read Full Article
    20. Netflix 'Cheer' Star, Jerry Harris, Charged with Producing Child Pornography

      Netflix 'Cheer' Star, Jerry Harris, Charged with Producing Child Pornography

      Chicago-area native Jerry Harris rocketed to fame earlier this year as the breakout star of the Netflix docuseries “Cheer,” parlaying his contagious exuberance into talk show appearances, an Oscars gig and more than a million Instagram followers.

      But the young star’s image was shattered Thursday when FBI agents arrested him on child pornography charges, alleging he repeatedly coerced minor victims to send him obscene photos and videos of themselves and solicited sex from boys as young as 13 at cheerleading competitions.

      Harris, 21, of Naperville, was charged in a criminal complaint with one count of production of child pornography, which carries a minimum of 15 years in prison upon conviction.

      Read Full Article
    21. Man Arrested After he Admitted to Setting Fires in Oregon

      Man Arrested After he Admitted to Setting Fires in Oregon

      (CNN)An Oregon man was arrested after he admitted to setting a brush fire along a highway, police said, as wildfires burn through large swaths of the West Coast.

      Then, they said, he set six more.
      Domingo Lopez Jr., 45, was booked Sunday afternoon after witnesses said he set a section of grass along the I-205 freeway on fire with what appears to be a Molotov Cocktail, according to a report by the Portland Police Bureau.
      Lopez admitted to lighting the fire, and he was booked on charges of reckless burning and disorderly conduct in the second degree, according to the report.
      Read Full Article
    22. Man and Stepfather Charged for Vandalizing Homes with BLM Signs

      Man and Stepfather Charged for Vandalizing Homes with BLM Signs

      A Massachusetts man and his stepfather repeatedly vandalized a home displaying Black Lives Matter signs — spray-painting an obscenity on a tree and hurling eggs and tomatoes at the residence, authorities allege.

      Joshua Simpson, 21, and Stephen Smith, 55, were arraigned Tuesday after a month-long investigation into vandalism, property damage and civil rights violations at the home in Lynnfield, Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett announced.

      The pair, who also live in Lynnfield, were charged after a resident first reported the vandalism on Aug. 17, saying an obscenity directed toward Black Lives Matter was spray-painted on a driveway, Blodgett said.

      Read Full Article
    23. Texas Police Officer Charged for a 2019 Fatal Shooting

      Texas Police Officer Charged for a 2019 Fatal Shooting

      HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas police officer has been charged with assault for fatally shooting a woman after a struggle over the officer’s stun gun last year, prosecutors announced Monday.

      A Harris County grand jury indicted Baytown Officer Juan Delacruz Monday for shooting Pamela Turner in the parking lot of an apartment complex where they both lived in May 2019.

      Delacruz was charged with aggravated assault by a public servant, a felony that could lead to a sentence of five years to life in prison if he’s convicted. Prosecutors said he’ll be given the chance to turn himself in.

      Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, on Monday called Turner’s death a tragedy.

      Read Full Article
    24. Three Protestors Charged in the Connection of Harassment of Diners

      Three Protestors Charged in the Connection of Harassment of Diners

      A Black Lives Matter protester who chugged an elderly couple’s drink amid chants of “f–k the white people” has been charged with two others over the harassment of Pittsburgh diners caught in now-viral videos.

      Monique Craft, 35, Kenneth McDowell, 33, and Shawn Green, 24, were hit with a slew of misdemeanor charges Monday for the Labor Day weekend public browbeating that President Trump slammed as a “disgraceful” act by “thugs,” the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said.

      Arrest warrants were issued for McDowell and Green — accused of being the most vocal harassers — because their appearance in court is “not guaranteed,” the Post-Gazette said, citing the criminal complaint.

      Read Full Article
    1-24 of 1781 1 2 3 4 ... 73 74 75 »
  1. Categories

    1. News.Law Categories:

      Big Law, Civil Plaintiff, Consumer Law, Coronavirus, Criminal Law, Drug Safety, Employment Safety, Opioids, Political and Legislative, Product safety, Securities, Special Topic, Trucking
    2. Targo:

      F-NRA, Gun Violence
  2. Popular Articles

  3. Locations in the News

    1. (4 articles) Massachusetts
    2. (1 articles) Florida
  4. News.laws in the News

    1. (2 articles) Coronavirus
    2. (1 articles) Civil Rights