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Ohio man sentenced to death for Craigslist plot

Richard Beasley - USA Today

A self-styled street preacher was sentenced to death Thursday in the killings of three down-and-out men lured by bogus job offers posted on Craigslist. The jury that convicted Richard Beasley of murder recommended that he face execution. The judge had the option of reducing the sentence to life in prison.


Chardon OH shooter to victims' families: "This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory"

TJ Lane

A brazen TJ Lane wore a T-shirt reading "KILLER" and flipped off family members of the victims of the Chardon High School shooting at his sentencing Tuesday morning. Lane walked into the courtroom in a blue button-down shirt before sitting down and revealing the white T-shirt with letters handwritten in black marker.


Man who set fire to nuclear submarine gets 17 years

A shipyard worker who set fire to rags aboard a nuclear submarine because he wanted to go home was sentenced to a little more than 17 years in federal prison Friday for the blaze that transformed the vessel into a fiery furnace, injured seven people and caused $450 million in damage.


Berlusconi Sentenced to 1 Year in Jail in Wiretap Trial

Silvio Berlusconi

An Italian court on Thursday sentenced former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to a one-year jail term for making public the taped contents of a confidential phone call in a case related to a 2005 banking scandal.


Drew Peterson gets 38 years for ex-wife's murder

After years policing Illinois streets for criminals, Drew Peterson is now among them -- and will be for more than three decades, a judge ruled Thursday.


Amish Sect Leader Gets 15 Years in Beard-Cutting Attacks

Beard-cutting Amish

Samuel Mullet Sr. was sentenced along with 15 followers for a series of beard- and hair-cutting attacks on other Ohio Amish that drew national attention.


DealBook: Ex-Peregrine Chief Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

Russell Wasendorf Sr.

A prominent futures-industry executive, Russell Wasendorf Sr., was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Thursday for embezzling from his clients and defrauding banks over nearly two decades.


U.S. man who aided Mumbai plotters sentenced to 35 years in prison


David Headley, an American who admitted scouting targets for the 2008 Islamic militant raid on Mumbai and later agreed to testify against the plotters to avoid the death penalty, was sentenced on Thursday to 35 years in prison.


Bernard Madoff's Brother Gets 10-Year Sentence

The brother of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for crimes committed in the shadow of his notorious sibling by a judge who said she disbelieved his claims that he did not know about the epic fraud.


Jared Loughner likely to get life term for Arizona Gabrielle Giffords shooting

Jared Loughner

The man responsible for a shooting rampage in Arizona last year that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, is likely to be sentenced to life in prison on Thursday in a Tucson court.


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