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  • Not-guilty pleas in police beating case

    Not-guilty pleas in police beating case

    Criminal Law 07/03/2007

    Three Chicago police officers accused of beating four businessmen in a bar pleaded not guilty. The incident was one of several videotaped confrontations that have led to criticism of the city's Police Department. Sgt. Jeffrey Planey and Officers Paul...

  • Two plead guilty in horse doping case

    Two plead guilty in horse doping case

    Criminal Law 06/28/2007

    [##_1L|1294141386.jpg|width="142" height="117" alt=""|_##]A father and son accused of trying to fix races by injecting harness horses with substances designed to deaden pain or improve performance pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony charges. William B...

  • Shelton pleads guilty to attempted murder of teen

    Shelton pleads guilty to attempted murder of teen

    Criminal Law 06/18/2007

    [##_1L|1092838015.jpg|width="120" height="101" alt=""|_##]A former Metro East teacher pleaded guilty to attempted murder today and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for an attack that left a teenager clinging to life in a Belleville park. Samson Sh...

  • Three MS-13 Leaders Charged with Racketeering

    Three MS-13 Leaders Charged with Racketeering

    Criminal Law 06/06/2007

    A federal grand jury in Greenbelt, Md., has charged leaders of the violent street gang known as MS-13 with federal racketeering crimes, including two men who allegedly ordered murders inside the United States from their prison cells in El Salvador, A...

  • Homeless man pleads guilty in manhole slayings

    Homeless man pleads guilty in manhole slayings

    Criminal Law 05/31/2007

    A homeless man accused of killing four other homeless men and placing their bodies in manholes in a dispute over scrap metal pleaded guilty Wednesday to four counts of murder.   Daniel J. Sharp entered the plea as part of an agreement with prose...

  • Woman not guilty of daughters murder

    Woman not guilty of daughters murder

    Criminal Law 05/28/2007

    [##_1L|1055222369.jpg|width="180" height="122" alt=""|_##]A woman whose 12-year-old daughter was killed after she allegedly locked the doors and set their house on fire has been found not guilty of murder and other charges because of insanity. Superi...

  • Former Wilton Mayor Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

    Former Wilton Mayor Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

    Criminal Law 05/18/2007

    The former mayor of the eastern Iowa town of Wilton has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to deliver marijuana.Dick Summy was charged last September with distributing and manufacturing about 100 marijuana plants. He entered his plea Tu...

  • Pittsfield man guilty of murdering wife

    Pittsfield man guilty of murdering wife

    Criminal Law 05/18/2007

    [##_1L|1121405378.jpg|width="120" height="101" alt=""|_##]A Pittsfield man who stabbed his wife 58 times has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of first-degree murder. Seymour Townsend, 37, was convicted Thursday by a Berkshire...

  • Man pleads guilty to 3 N.Y. murders

    Man pleads guilty to 3 N.Y. murders

    Criminal Law 05/17/2007

    [##_1L|1139970461.jpg|width="120" height="101" alt=""|_##]A man prosecutors suspect of preying on more than a dozen women as the "Bike Path Rapist" pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering three women since 1990, including two whose bodies were found on...

  • Court rejects appeal in slayings of six Wis. hunters

    Court rejects appeal in slayings of six Wis. hunters

    Criminal Law 05/16/2007

    [##_1L|1309665634.jpg|width="120" height="101" alt=""|_##]A Minnesota truck driver sentenced to life in prison for murdering six deer hunters in northern Wisconsin after a confrontation over trespassing was not a victim of a racially biased court sys...

  • Casper woman pleads not guilty to murder charge

    Casper woman pleads not guilty to murder charge

    Criminal Law 05/16/2007

    [##_1L|1106151455.jpg|width="130" height="132" alt=""|_##]A Casper woman who allegedly told investigators that she killed her boyfriend "because his life was so bad" pleaded not guilty this morning (Tuesday morning) to a charge of first-degree murder...

  • Man pleads guilty to rape; gets life sentence

    Man pleads guilty to rape; gets life sentence

    Criminal Law 05/14/2007

    Due to the victim's age, a Defiance man convicted Monday of child sexual abuse was sentenced to life imprisonment. Defiance County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Schmenk handed the mandatory sentence to Andrew Arps, 18, 700 Kiser Road, for rape, a first-d...

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