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  • Oviedo mother who killed her 17-year-old daughter: I want a life prison sentence (Florida)

    01/09/2016 5:54:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 6, 2016 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD – Sujatha Guduru, the Oviedo mother who fatally shot her 17-year-old daughter then tried to kill herself, refused to accept an act of mercy by prosecutors on Wednesday. They offered her a plea deal that would have reduced her sentence from life in prison to 30 years, but she rejected it. She would plead guilty, she said, only if she were allowed to spend the rest of her life in prison.
  • Do Not Laugh When a Judge Sentences You

    10/31/2015 11:19:14 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    AllGov.Com ^ | 10/31/2015 | Noel Brinkerhoff
    Ramon Ochoa probably isn’t laughing now. Ochoa, who had previously served about six years for firearms possession by a felon, got into trouble with his probation officer, which resulted in Ochoa being back inside a Fresno courtroom. Ochoa’s mouth got him into more hot water when he laughed at O’Neill’s sentence, saying, “Anything else?” “Well, you just talked yourself into more time,” O’Neill replied. The judge doubled Ochoa’s sentence to two years for laughing at the court.
  • Judge REDUCES prison sentence of man who raped 3-year-old

    04/08/2015 11:39:50 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 93 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 8, 2015 | James Nye
    A California judge has reduced a child rapist's mandatory 25-year sentence down to only 10 - saying anything longer would be 'cruel and unusual punishment'. Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly told an Orange County jury that 20-year-old Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto 'did not intend to harm' the three-year-old girl he raped at his family home in June. The judge said that he was sure that although Rojano-Nieto sodomized the girl and covered her mouth so she couldn't scream out, 'there was no violence or callous disregard for the victim's well-being'.
  • Breaking News: Reese Sentence

    11/06/2014 2:13:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Luna Tea Party Patriots ^ | 6 November, 2014 | Luna Tea Party Patriots
    Ina stunning blow to the federal governments case against the Reese family in the New Deal case, Judge Robert Brack imposed the following sentence: Time Served3 years supervised release$100 fine per count of convictionRandom drug testingDNA samplesRefrain fromalcohol use or possession of alcoholRandom home/vehicle searchNo gun ownership He informed them they have the right to appeal his sentence.The government had originally sought the maximum sentence of five years each for Rick and Terri Reese, plus an additional few years for testifying in their own defense at trial, which was considered by the government to be obstruction of justice. The government...
  • Chicago man gets 160 years in slaying of Indian Head Park teenager

    10/10/2014 5:46:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 10, 2014 | Clifford Ward
    A Chicago man was sentenced Friday to 160 years in prison for fatally stabbing a 14-year-old girl nearly three years ago after he broke into her west suburban home. John Wilson Jr., 41, was charged with murder, armed robbery and home invasion in the death of Kelli O'Laughlin, of Indian Head Park. In handing out the maximum sentence, Judge John J. Hynes called the murder a crime that shocked the conscience of the community.
  • DSouza Speaks Out on Sentencing: There Was All-Out Attempt to Put Me Away

    09/24/2014 7:56:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9-24-14 | Josh Feldman
    Conservative filmmaker Dinesh DSouza spoke out tonight about his five-year probation and eight-month sentence to a community confinement center on Fox News. DSouza told Megyn Kelly, My faith in an independent judiciary is affirmed. DSouza was indicted in January for campaign finance, and pled guilty in May. DSouza had suggested on multiple occasions that he was targeted for his criticisms of President Obama, a charge prosecutors strongly denied. DSouza repeatedly said in his interview tonight that theres been an all-out attempt to put me away, and while he didnt directly say it was the Obama administration, he did note theres...
  • D'Souza Sentenced to Eight Months in 'Confinement Center' Over Campaign Finance Violation

    09/23/2014 12:51:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    THR ^ | 09/23/2014 | Paul Bond
    In a decision likely to be framed by conservative media as a vindictive abuse of power, filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in a confinement center and five years probation after pleading in May that he was guilty of violating campaign finance laws. D'Souza's movies, America this year and two years earlier, 2016: Obama's America, are critical of the left and in the case of the first one, President Barack Obama and they are among the most successful political documentaries in history. D'Souza was indicted in January after he promised his then-fiancee and his former...
  • Man gets 3 life sentences plus 60 years for Hoffman Estates triple murder

    07/09/2014 8:08:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 9, 2014 | George Houde
    The man who murdered three members of a Hoffman Estates family and seriously wounded another in a 2009 knife attack was sentenced today to three life sentences without parole plus an additional 60 years. DAndre Howard, 26, showed no emotion as Cook County Judge Ellen Mandeltort delivered the sentence in a crowded Rolling Meadows courtroom.
  • Montana teacher's 1-month rape sentence overturned

    04/30/2014 4:09:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies ^ | 4-30-2014 |
    The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a one-month sentence that was widely condemned as too lenient for a former high school teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old student. The court ordered a new judge to re-sentence defendant Stacey Dean Rambold, who has been free since completing the previous term last fall. Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said that according to state sentencing laws, the decision means Rambold must serve a minimum of two years in prison. The high court's decision cited in part the actions of District Judge G. Todd Baugh, of Billings, who suggested the young victim shared...
  • Judge orders no jail for teen in fatal car wreck

    02/06/2014 8:49:43 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 6, 2014 | By Nomaan Merchant of AP
    "Judge Jean Boyd again decided to give no jail time for Ethan Couch, defense attorney Reagan Wynn and prosecutors told reporters after the hearing, which was closed to the public. Prosecutors had asked Boyd to sentence him to 20 years in state custody on charges related to two people who were severely injured."
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • Teen pleads guilty, gets life plus 20 years in volleyball player's slaying

    11/22/2013 9:15:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 22, 2013
    A teenager pled guilty today to the August 2012 slaying of a Wheaton volleyball standout in St. Louis and was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years, prosecutors said. Keith Esters, 19, pled guilty to second-degree murder in the killing Aug. 18 2012 of Megan Boken, 23, in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Steve Ohmer sentenced Eseters to life in prison--under Missouri law, 30 years in prison, of which Esters will have to serve at least 85 percent--plus another 20 years.
  • Soldier Receives 20 Year Sentence One Year After Afghanistan Shooting

    10/16/2013 10:23:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/13 | AWR Hawkins
    In late summer 2012, Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance ordered one his "marksman to engage" Afghan men approaching their position on a motorcycle. The marksmen killed two of the three men; because they were unarmed, Lorance was charged, tried, and, in just over a year, sentenced to 20 years in Leavenworth. Yet as the Washington Times reports, the charges ignore the fact that "a common enemy tactic is for unarmed fighters on motorcycles... to track [U.S.] unit movements... with cell phones." On the other hand, after Army Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 soldiers and wounded more than 30 during his...
  • Court Cuts Anat Kams Sentence in Split Decision

    12/31/2012 2:20:22 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    The High Court Monday morning reduced by one year a jail term for Anat Kam, convicted of stealing and exposing IDF documents while she was a soldier. She turned over the material to Haaretz journalist Uri Blau, who was sentenced to four months of community service. Kam filed the appeal after Blau's relatively light sentence. Kam stole and passed on to Blau more than 2,000 classified documents while she served in the army. She was sentenced last year to four and a half years in jail, and the judges at the time said the stiff sentence was necessary to make...
  • Breivik Apologizes for Not Killing More People

    08/25/2012 2:01:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/12 | Elad Benari
    Shortly after the court in Norway sentenced Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people just over a year ago, to 21 years in prison, he apologized for not having murdered more people. Asked whether he intends to appeal the sentence that was handed down to him, Breivik said, Since I do not recognize the authority of the court, I cannot recognize the legitimacy of the punishment it gave me. Accordingly, I cannot appeal. When he was asked on Friday whether he wants to apologize or express remorse for his actions, Breivik responded, I definitely want to apologize. I apologize to...
  • Jackson On Blagojevich Sentence: Sad Day For Illinois (Jr. behind bars soon?)

    12/11/2011 12:22:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Jackson On Blagojevich Sentence: ‘Sad Day For Illinois’December 8, 2011 9:50 PM CHICAGO (CBS) – U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was speaking out for the first time on Thursday about the 14-year sentence handed down to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. As CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports, at a rally for Chicago postal workers, Jackson declared that the Blagojevich scandal has “shamed our state.” He also said Blagojevich’s sentencing was “a sad day for Illinois, a very sad day for (Blagojevich’s) wife and for his family. No one is shouting with glee, with excitement over what happened and transpired.”
  • Blagojevich prison facts

    12/08/2011 7:01:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies ^ | Dec 8, 2011
  • Man Who Ran Over Terrorist Gets Community Service

    12/06/2011 5:09:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/11 | Gil Ronen
    The Jerusalem District Court sentenced David Mizrachi of Kiryat Arba to three months' community service for running over a terrorist who stabbed his wife. Mizrachi, 57, was convicted in June of serious assault as part of a plea bargain, and the sentence was handed down Tuesday. The incident took place at the gas station at the entrance to Kiryat Arba in November of 2009. The terrorist, Wasim Maswada, came to the Paz gas station armed with an axe and a knife. He entered the convenience store that Mizrachi ran along with his wife, Tamar, and stabbed Tamar in the neck...
  • South Carolina Women Get Life For Toddler's Death (Video)

    11/06/2011 7:13:08 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/4/2011 | Reuters
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  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Casey Anthony's sentence long enough? Basically time served.)

    07/07/2011 6:20:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies ^ | 7-7-11 | Fox News
    Do you agree with the judge's sentence for Casey Anthony? I'm not sure. The jury said she's not guilty, but she did lie. Yes. She was found not guilty and has served enough time awaiting and during the trial. No. Her lying during the police investigation cannot go unpunished. Other (post a comment).
  • Jaycee Dugard reveals kidnappers said she was 'help for a sex problem'

    06/03/2011 12:20:34 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:49 PM on 3rd June 2011 | By Mark Duell
    Phillip Garrido used a Taser gun to subdue kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard and threatened to stun her again if she tried to escape. The shocking new detail was revealed by El Dorado County Superior Judge Douglas Phimister as he imposed the maximum possible sentence on 60-year-old Phillip Garrido, calling his treatment of Dugard evil and reprehensible. The judge said: 'Basically what you did was you took a human being and turned them into a chattel, a piece of furniture, to be used by you at your whim. 'You reinvented slavery, that's what you did.'
  • Exotic dancer sentenced to 10 years for mans dragging death

    04/08/2011 8:57:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | April 7, 2011 | Lauren Pack
    HAMILTON An exotic dancer who pleaded guilty to striking a customer with her vehicle and dragging him to death was sentenced to 10 years in prison this afternoon in Butler County Common Pleas Court. Kristina Hensley, 35, of Higginsport, was given the maximum sentence by Judge Keith Spaeth at a 1:30 p.m. hearing. Supporters of Jae Cho, the 31-year-old Monroe man killed by Hensley, applauded the judges ruling. Pam Birch, Hensleys mother, began wailing as her daughter broke out in tears and doubled over. Spaeth called the autopsy photos and the autophy report detailing how Cho died, ghastly. The...
  • Head-stomping results in 10-year prison sentence

    04/04/2011 3:33:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 4, 2011 | Tonya Alanez
    FORT LAUDERDALE A Fort Lauderdale woman will spend 10 years in prison for spraying another woman with Mace, knocking her down and stomping on her head until her eyes, nose and mouth bled, a Broward County judge ordered Monday. Porsha Dale, 22, who has a 5-year-old son, had asked for house arrest, anger management classes and treatment for depression. The two women were both interested in the same man at the time of the attack.
  • Record 309-Year Sentence Upheld for White-Collar Criminal

    03/30/2011 6:32:02 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 4 replies
    FBI ^ | March 30, 2011 | United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Louisiana
    BATON ROUGE, LAUnited States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr., announced today that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a sentence of 309 years' imprisonment for Robert Thompson, also known as John Lawson, age 44, of Zachary, Louisiana. Chief U.S. District Judge Ralph E. Tyson imposed the sentence on February 17, 2010, following Thompson's conviction on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and obstruct justice; seven counts of wire fraud; one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering; one count of mail fraud; one count of honest services mail fraud; one count...
  • Rod Blagojevich to judge: Sentence me now and cancel retrial

    03/09/2011 8:31:50 AM PST · by STARWISE · 19 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 3-9-11 | Natasha Korecki
    Rod Blagojevich wants to cancel his retrial, asking to be sentenced immediately, however, prosecutors and the judge would have to approve of the request. His lawyers filed a five-page motion asking to proceed to sentencing right away and avoid a retrial thats set to begin April 20. A second prosecution of this case is an irresponsible use of taxpayer funds in light of the current economic crisis and Blagojevichs imminent sentencing on the conviction from the first trial, lawyers wrote in the motion. U.S. District Judge James Zagel and federal prosecutors would have to agree however, to dismiss the remaining...
  • Indonesia seeks prison sentence for 'blasphemous' American

    12/14/2010 8:53:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/14/10 | Staff
    Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought a seven-month prison sentence for a US retiree accused of blasphemy after he allegedly pulled the plug on a mosque loudspeaker during a prayer reading. The August 22 incident in the middle of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan resulted in retired Californian engineer Gregory Luke, 64, needing a police escort from his home on Lombok island as a mob tore it to pieces around him. (Snip) Mr Luke has previously denied pulling the plug on the loudspeakers used to broadcast the call to prayer a feature on most mosques in Indonesia.
  • Wife of Rep. Conyers begins federal prison sentence

    09/10/2010 4:52:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Wife of Rep. Conyers begins federal prison sentence By Michael O'Brien - 09/10/10 04:28 PM ET The wife of Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) reported to a federal prison in West Virginia on Friday to begin a 37-month sentence on corruption charges. Monica Conyers, a former Detroit city councilwoman, reported to the Alderson Federal Prison Camp this afternoon 20 minutes before deadline, the Detroit Free Press reported. Conyers pleaded guilty last year for taking bribes to influence a vote on a sludge disposal contract in Detroit. She has since attempted to withdraw her plea. Her husband, the chairman of the House...
  • Aaron Vargas Gets 9 Yr. Sentence for Killing His Molester

    06/16/2010 12:41:24 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 13 replies · 806+ views
    Associated Content ^ | June 16, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The sick saga of Darrell McNeill and Aaron Vargas began when Vargas was 11 years old. That's when Darrell McNeill started molesting Vargas. McNeill continued to stalk Aaron Vargas for the rest of his life. Tracking Vargas down when he moved, finding his work places, calling him at home a dozen times a day, Vargas could not escape his molester.
  • Iran sentences 11 demonstrators to death (& 2 hanged)

    01/29/2010 4:15:15 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies · 501+ views
    CNN World ^ | January 29, 2010 3:56 p.m. EST | Tehran, Iran (CNN)
    Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Tehran's Revolutionary Court sentenced 11 people to death after convicting them of participating in post-election riots, state media reported Thursday. Two of the sentences have been carried out; the rest are under appeal, the Iranian Students News Agency said, quoting a court official. These are the first executions known to be related to the post-election violence that erupted across Iran in June and has continued since, Amnesty International said in a statement condemning the hangings. But a lawyer for one of the men executed on Thursday disputed a key part of the official report. "Both of...
  • Maximum sentence for racist murderer (Germany, man who stabbed Muslim woman in courtroom gets life)

    11/11/2009 1:50:26 PM PST · by Moose4 · 1 replies · 461+ views
    Der Spiegel Online ^ | 11 November 2009 | Unknown
    Alex W., the man who stabbed pregnant Egyptian pharmacist Marwa al-Sherbini to death in a courtroom in Dresden in July, was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday. The judge imposed the harshest possible sentence under the German system by ruling that W. will not be eligible for parole after 15 years. A court in Dresden sentenced Alex W., a German man of Russian origin, to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering Marwa al-Sherbini, a pregnant Egyptian woman, by stabbing her 16 times in a courtroom in a case that caused outrage across the Arab world. The judge, Birgit...
  • Ex- Chicago alderman Troutman to be sentenced today

    02/17/2009 5:54:33 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies · 1,286+ views
    Chicago Breaking ^ | February 17, 2009
    <p>Arenda Troutman is scheduled to be sentenced today in federal court following her guilty plea in August to mail and tax fraud. Troutman admitted that for several years she had solicited cash from developers to back their projects in her South Side ward.</p>
  • O.J. Simpson sentenced to at least 15 years

    12/05/2008 10:58:16 AM PST · by ezfindit · 99 replies · 3,343+ views
    AP ^ | 12/5/2008 | KEN RITTER
    <p>LAS VEGAS (AP) - A broken O.J. Simpson has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel armed robbery by a judge who rejected his apology and said, "It was much more than stupidity."</p>
  • Charades reveals a universal sentence structure

    07/01/2008 10:08:46 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 150+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 30 June 2008 | Ewen Callaway
    If Kim Jong Il plays charades, his hand gestures might look just like George Bush's, a new study suggests. It seems that, regardless of the sentence structure of their native tongue, non-verbal communication is the same across the globe. English, Spanish and many other Western languages build most basic sentences around a simple blueprint: a subject followed by a verb and object; for example, "mice eat cheese". Other languages, like Turkish and Korean, tend toward subject-object-verb construction, or "mice cheese eat". "There's something pretty fundamental about these orders," says Susan Goldin-Meadow, a linguistic psychologist at the University of Chicago, who...
  • Six-Month Sentence for Asking: Should We Expel Arabs or Jews?

    03/25/2008 9:25:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 246+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | March 25, '08 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    ( Yekutiel Ben-Yaakov, convicted over a private referendum he conducted, was sentenced on Tuesday to 200 hours of community service, along with a suspended sentence of six months in jail. Ben-Yaakov's parole period is to last for three years. About 50 demonstrators, including some musicians playing protest songs, showed up outside the More than 100,000 people... participated in the referendum, with over 90 percent saying they would rather expel hostile Arabs. Jerusalem Magistrate's Court, where sentencing took place. Ben-Yakov, of Kfar Tapuach, was convicted for incitement to racism as a result of a street referendum he designed prior to Israel's...
  • Feds call for 60-year sentence for Wilkes (defense contractor bribed Randy Duke Cunningham)

    01/21/2008 9:43:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 313+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/21/08 | Greg Moran
    SAN DIEGO Federal probation officials are recommending that Brent Wilkes, the Poway defense contractor who was convicted of bribing former Rep. Randy Duke Cunningham, should be sentenced to 60 years in prison, according to court records. Wilkes was scheduled to be sentenced next Monday, but that has been postponed until Feb. 19 at the request of his lawyer, Mark Geragos. In court papers, Geragos said he needed more time to analyze and challenge the report from the federal probation office, which he received Jan. 15 later than required under court rules. Such a lengthy sentence recommendation, even in...
  • Lohan to visit county morgue as part of drunken driving sentence

    01/18/2008 4:45:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 82+ views
    Lindsay Lohan is about to see dead people. In June, the 21-year-old actress will visit the morgue as part of her punishment for misdemeanor drunken driving. "She's gonna see bodies. We'll have anywhere from 20 to 25 people in the class and she's treated like any other individual," Los Angeles County Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said Friday. Lohan has completed her rehabilitation and served 80 hours of community service with the American Red Cross, attorney Blair Berk said Friday. Berk appeared at a hearing Thursday to report to a judge on Lohan's progress. Lohan was arrested twice last year...
  • Vick begged for 'second chance'

    12/15/2007 1:27:01 AM PST · by Westlander · 48 replies · 124+ views
    AP ^ | 12-14-2007 | AP
    (AP) -- Michael Vick declared, "I am not the bad person or beast I've been made out to be" and asked for leniency in a letter to the federal judge who sentenced him to 23 months in prison for a dogfighting conspiracy. Vick wrote: "I was suffering from a deep state of depression, and after my father attacked me in the media, I was heartbroken. ... That's no excuse for using marijuana, but I didn't know how to cope with all the difficulties I was facing because it was all new to me."
  • 3/11: From Mistake to Mistake

    12/14/2007 10:44:31 AM PST · by J Aguilar · 3 replies · 296+ views
    Libertad Digital ^ | 27 November 2007 | Luis del Pino (transl. & cmmts. J Aguilar)
    From Luis del Pino's blog: Assessment of the Sentence (IX): Dragging the Mistakes The court that has judged the 3/11 case has made the second public writ of clarification of the sentence, where answers to diverse questions related to the compensations to the victims are provided, some allegations to the defence attorneys are responded and... certain aspects denounced by the independent media are corrected. For example, the court could not help rectifying the part of the sentence in which it was affirmed, as Libertad Digital had denounced, that the suicides of Legans had said goodbye to their families through a...
  • Low Literacy Equals Early Death Sentence

    07/26/2007 3:40:02 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 289+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 7-26-2007 | NW University
    Source: Northwestern University Date: July 26, 2007 Low Literacy Equals Early Death Sentence Science Daily Not being able to read doesn't just make it harder to navigate each day. Low literacy impairs people's ability to obtain critical information about their health and can dramatically shorten their lives. A new study from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine shows that older people with inadequate health literacy had a 50 percent higher mortality rate over five years than people with adequate reading skills. Inadequate or low health literacy is defined as the inability to read and comprehend basic health-related materials such...
  • Tom Sizemore gets 16-month sentence

    06/25/2007 2:05:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 725+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/25/07 | AP
    LOS ANGELES - Tom Sizemore was sentenced Monday to 16 months in state prison by a judge who ruled the alleged discovery of methamphetamine in the actor's car had violated his probation in a previous drug case. Sizemore "has been in every program, and here he is again," Superior Court Judge Cynthia Rayvis said. He "abused the privilege of probation" and "needs to be in a lockdown setting," the judge said. Rayvis recommended Sizemore be sent to the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego County because of its noteworthy drug treatment program. Sizemore, whose screen credits include "Saving Private...
  • Spanish Anesthesiologist Gets 1,933-Year Sentence for Infecting Patients With Hepatitis

    05/15/2007 2:29:28 PM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 793+ views
    foxnews ^ | 5-15-2007 | Staff Writer
    MADRID, Spain A Spanish anesthesiologist with hepatitis C was sentenced to 1,933 years in prison Tuesday for infecting 275 people with the virus by injecting them with morphine from the same needles he used to feed his addiction to that drug. The Valencia Provincial Court said Juan Maeso, 65, tainted the patients by first giving himself a portion of morphine shots meant for them, then shooting the rest into them without changing the syringes. Maeso worked in four hospitals in the coastal city of Valencia when he infected the people from 1988-1997, the court said. Four of the patients...
  • Former SLA Member's Sentence Restored (Sara Jane Olson)

    04/14/2007 7:00:13 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 1,118+ views
    Former SLA Member's Sentence Restored Saturday April 14, 2007 2:01 PM LOS ANGELES (AP) - The former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive who hid for years by posing as an ordinary housewife had a year restored to the sentence she is serving for trying to bomb police cars. In 2001 Sara Jane Olson, formerly known as Kathleen Soliah, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 14 years in prison for attempting to bomb police cars in 1975 with the SLA, the group best known for kidnapping newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst. The state Board of Prison Terms had reduced Olson's sentence by a...
  • 'American Taliban' Lindh Wants Sentence Reduced

    04/05/2007 1:40:36 PM PDT · by bedolido · 52 replies · 1,047+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 4-5-2007 | staff writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The lawyer and parents of American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh asked President Bush to commute his 20-year prison term, citing the case of an Australian man who was sentenced to less than a year for aiding terrorism.
  • 15-month sentence for illegal labor use ($12 million forfeiture)

    03/02/2007 8:35:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 476+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/2/07 | AP
    CINCINNATI - The head of a temporary labor business that used hundreds of illegal immigrants was sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $12 million. Maximino Garcia, 42, of San Antonio, Texas, pleaded guilty last October to conspiracy to induce, aid and abet illegal aliens to reside or remain in the United States for commercial or private gain. U.S. District Judge S. Arthur Spiegel sentenced him Thursday. Federal prosecutors said the $12 million represents money Garcia made by employing illegal immigrants for his temporary labor companies. Julie Myers, assistant secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said...
  • 5-year sentence in oil-for-food caper - Tongsun Park

    02/22/2007 2:07:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 427+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/22/07 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK - A South Korean businessman convicted of accepting at least $2 million to secretly work on Iraq's behalf to influence the United Nations' oil-for-food program was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison. Tongsun Park was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Denny Chin for his conviction seven months ago on conspiracy charges. A jury had rejected his claims that he was a middleman representing the U.N.'s interests in relieving the pain of Iraqis under Saddam Hussein. The judge called it a "harsh" sentence for a 71-year-old man in poor health but said it was reasonable and appropriate under...
  • Court Upholds Death Penalty for Hussein

    12/26/2006 7:46:18 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 14 replies · 640+ views
    New York Times ^ | 26 December 2006 | Christine Hauser
    An Iraqi appeals court today upheld a death sentence for Saddam Hussein in a decision that could clear the way for Mr. Husseins execution within 30 days, Iraqi officials told news agencies. The announcement came today as at least 20 people were killed and dozens were injured in bomb and mortar attacks in the capital. The court was reviewing a Nov. 5 verdict in which Mr. Hussein and two of his top associates, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad al-Bandar, were sentenced to death by hanging for their involvement in the arrest and killing of 148 Shiite men and boys in...
  • CA: DA blasts judge for sentence given to illegal immigrant (3 years for sex with 13-year-old)

    12/14/2006 8:26:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,424+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/14/06 | Jessica Logan
    Kern County District Attorney Ed Jagels blasted a local judge on Thursday for giving a lenient sentence to an illegal immigrant in the name of saving taxpayer money. Kern County Superior Court Judge Richard Oberholzer sentenced Jose Richard Leiva to three years in prison in October for having sex three times with a 13-year-old girl. This happened while Leiva was on probation for a misdemeanor conviction of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. In my 30 years as a prosecutor, I thought I had seen every conceivable example of judicial wackiness, but I was wrong, Jagels wrote in...
  • Judges postpone verdict in Saddam trial

    10/03/2006 5:31:53 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 9 replies · 567+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3 October 2006 1 hr. ago | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press Writer
    Judges postponed their verdict in Saddam Hussein's trial Tuesday, a long-awaited decision that once held out the hope of healing Iraq's wounds but now threatens to spark even more sectarian violence. The verdict had been expected on Oct. 16 but was delayed until at least the end of the month while judges take extra time to review the evidence and make sure their case is airtight. But no matter how well crafted, the verdict could worsen violence that is already claiming dozens of lives daily. A death sentence for the former leader could enrage his Sunni Muslim supporters, while anything...
  • Immigrant smuggler gets 15-year sentence

    08/28/2006 7:54:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 387+ views
    SAN DIEGO The leader of a ring responsible for smuggling more than 100 undocumented immigrants into the United States through San Diego's East County was sentenced Monday to 15 years and eight months in federal prison. Armando Rangel-Rodriguez was convicted March 17 on 10 counts of bringing in illegal aliens for financial gain. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan. According to court documents, Rangel-Rodriguez's arrest was the result of an in-depth investigation by the Border Patrol into alien smuggling in the Jacumba and Boulevard areas of San Diego County. At least nine drivers who smuggled aliens...
  • Etienne down for the count (Boxer receives 160-year sentence)

    06/23/2006 3:03:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 711+ views
    (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | June 23, 2006 | William Kalec
    BATON ROUGE -- Clifford "The Black Rhino" Etienne entered the final round donning an orange and white jumpsuit, awaiting the judge's decision. Standing between wood-paneled walls and under courtroom lighting -- the antithesis of the ringside glitz friends say he soaked up excessively, perhaps to this end -- the fighter's bounce was gone, his expression beaten, as the hard time for crimes he committed flowed like a blistering combination to the gut -- - 50 years, 5 years, 20 years. Once the shining example of correctional reform and rehabilitation, a former convict turned lucrative heavyweight prizefighter and ranked contender, Etienne's...