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    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- A judge has set a date to re-sentence convicted killer Scott Peterson to life in prison with no chance of parole.Peterson has been on death row for more than 15 years for killing his wife Lacy and their unborn son.TIMELINE: How the Laci Peterson case unfoldedThe state Supreme Court previously threw out his death sentence. That's...
    CRIMES in the UK carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and is applicable to only the most serious cases. However, not all life sentences carry the same jail time as it varies on a case by case basis. Here we explain all. 2 Prisoners who have been given terms of life imprisonment can apply for paroleCredit: Getty - Contributor...
    EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia prisoner found guilty of murder in the 2017 killings of two guards on a transport bus was sentenced Wednesday to serve life in prison without parole. After taking only a few hours last week to convict Donnie Rowe of malice murder and other crimes, jurors could not agree on whether he should be sentenced...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II, the oldest son of Robert F. Kennedy, denounced the possible parole of the man convicted of killing his father in California in 1968. “Two commissioners of the 18-member California Parole Board made a grievous error last Friday in recommending the release of the man who murdered my father,” Kennedy wrote in the...
    BOSTON (AP) — Former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II, the oldest son of Robert F. Kennedy, denounced the possible parole of the man convicted of killing his father in California in 1968. “Two commissioners of the 18-member California Parole Board made a grievous error last Friday in recommending the release of the man who murdered my father,” Kennedy wrote in...
    A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday will make it easier to sentence minors to life in prison without parole.  In a 6-3 vote, the nation's top court ruled that judges do not need to find a juvenile murderer beyond rehabilitation to issue such a term. Former President Trump’s three Supreme Court nominees were key to the ruling. Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the majority's opinion. 'CURSING...
    More On: supreme court McConnell blasts media over reporting on court packing Arizona AG urges senators against court packing Rep. Jordan believes Pelosi is eventually going to try to pack the Supreme Court Letters to the Editor — April 16, 2021 The Supreme Court on Thursday shot down a Mississippi man’s bid to overturn a life sentence he got...
    (CNN)The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the sentence of life without parole for a juvenile offender in a 6-3 decision, rejecting arguments that such sentences should have additional limits.Justice Brett Kavanaugh penned the decision for his conservative colleagues, holding that a sentencer will not have to make a separate finding that the juvenile offender was incapable of being rehabilitated.The ruling...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has vetoed a bill that would have abolished life sentences without parole for juveniles. The state's Senate Bill 494 and House Bill 409, known as the Juvenile Restoration Act, would have required authorities to sentence minors being convicted as adults to less than the legal minimum term and prohibited courts from imposing life sentences. Hogan said the bill "pertains to...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced Thursday evening that he’d vetoed the Juvenile Restoration Act, a bill to prohibit life without parole sentences for juvenile offenders. The bill also would establish a process by which juvenile offenders may seek...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — The man accused of strangling the California serial killer known as the “I-5 Strangler” won’t face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Amador County District Attorney Todd Riebe said he had filed first-degree murder charges against Jason Budrow and will seek a sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole, the Sacramento Bee reported. READ...
                        The Tennessee House will vote on Thursday whether they will rescind life without parole sentencing for juveniles who commit aggravated rape of a child. Instead, those offenders would be charged with a Class A felony and sentenced in accordance with Range III provisions – 40 to 60 years’ imprisonment. According...
                        Those who murder or attempt to murder law enforcement or first responders may be sentenced to death or life without parole, respectively. The Tennessee House will vote on two bills outlining these proposed sentencing changes next Thursday. Specifically, these bills would apply to police, correctional officers, department of correction employees,...
    By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire juveniles convicted of homicide would no longer be sentenced to life in prison without parole under a bill before a House committee on Wednesday. The bill would bring New Hampshire in line with 23 states and Washington, D.C., that already have enacted similar legislation, said Preston Shipp, senior policy...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi appellate court has upheld the life sentence without parole for a 31-year-old man who was 15 when he committed the murder that landed him behind bars. The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling in the case of Dunta Dotson, of Jackson. That means Dotson will continue to serve a life sentence...
    Sentencing juveniles to life without parole could essentially end in Maryland if legislation going through the General Assembly becomes law. The bill, HB0409, also known as the Juvenile Restoration Act, would allow courts to deviate from sentence minimums required by the law when dealing with children younger than 18, and no longer allow the sentencing of juveniles to life without...
    By TORI BERGEL of Capital News Service Sentencing juveniles to life without parole could essentially end in Maryland if legislation going through the General Assembly becomes law. “No child should ever be told that they have no hope for the future but to die in prison. We are all of us more than the worst mistake we made as a...
    TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – He served more than a decade of a life sentence for a third-strike marijuana charge, now Ferrell D. Scott could leave prison thanks to a last-minute commutation from outgoing President Donald Trump. The father of three from Dallas was charged with transporting shipments of marijuana in 2007. One of his co-defendants received 20 years in prison and...
    Almost four years after a white man plunged a knife into a Black man’s chest on the College Park campus of University of Maryland, Sean Urbanski could be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for the first-degree murder of U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III. Urbanski, now 25, was convicted Dec. 18, 2019 in the...
    YouTube/WKYC Channel 3 Convicted Serial Killer Shawn Grate was arrested after a kidnapping victim escaped her bindings and called 911. On tonight’s episode of the ID Channel’s Evil Lives Here, an ex-wife of convicted serial killer Shawn Grate discusses what it was like to live with him. The episode marks the beginning of the channel’s Serial Killer Week. According to...
    The Christchurch, New Zealand shooter was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Thursday, the Associated Press reported. Brenton Harrison Tarrant killed 51 worshippers in two New Zealand mosques in March 2019. His sentence is the maximum available and has never been previously given, the AP reported. Judge Cameron Mander said that the sentence was insufficient...
    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The judge imposed the maximum available sentence on 29-year-old Australian gunman Brenton Harrison Tarrant, the first time the sentence has been imposed in New Zealand. Judge Cameron Mander said Tarrant’s crimes...
    Former police officer Joseph DeAngelo was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. After 45 years spent hiding in plain sight, 74-year-old former California police officer Joseph James DeAngelo — once called the “Visalia Ransacker,” the “East Area Rapist,” the “Original Night Stalker,” and most commonly called the “Golden State Killer” — has been sentenced to spend...
    Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy joined Fox News Radio's "The Guy Benson Show" Friday to react to the breaking news that a federal appeals court had thrown out the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A three-judge panel ordered a new penalty-phase trial on the grounds that the case judge did not vet the jury properly with regard to...
    By CLAUDIA LAUER, The Associated Press Six Pennsylvania inmates serving defacto life without parole sentences for crimes where they did not kill or intend to kill someone are challenging the state's felony murder statutes as unconstitutional under the state's ban on cruel punishment. The six inmates represented by lawyers from the Abolitionist Law Center, the Amistad Law Project and the...
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