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A former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of 3rd-degree felony murder in the shooting death of an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home. Justine Damond, an Australian-American resident, was unarmed and wearing pajamas when Mohamed Noor shot her in an alley behind her home.

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Michelle carter

Justice has been served in the case of a sick woman who encouraged her teenage boyfriend to kill himself via phone calls and text messages in 2014.

On Friday, a Massachusetts judge convicted Michelle Carter, 20, of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging then-boyfriend Conrad Roy to take his own life.

Carter, who pleaded not guilty, waived a jury trial and took her chances with a bench trial.

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Taiwo Sobamowo, the woman who allegedly impersonated a nurse so she could get close to Bobbi Kristina Brown, also impersonated a nurse in the nation's capital.

The NY Post's Page Six reports that Sobamowo, 32, used the license number of another registered nurse to apply for a position at a hospice in Washington, D.C. in 2013.

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gay panic defense

An Atlanta teenager was convicted of murder after a Fulton County jury rejected his gay panic defense.

19-year-old Marquavyian Gude (inset) told the court he expected to meet a girl for random sex, but Devontavius McClain, also 19, showed up instead.

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Safaree Samuel

Nicki Minaj's hapless ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels probably thought his new girlfriend, Zashia Santiago, was a prize catch. It turns out Ms. Santiago is a convicted felon who worked as a certified nursing assistant until her arrest for identify theft.

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Jasmine Jones Norris Speed

A faulty lock at the Fulton County jail led to a brief romantic interlude for a death row prisoner and a female inmate, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The incident took place in the medical wing at the jail last week, according to an official incident report obtained by the AJC.

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Derrick Williams sentenced to life for killing wife

Finesse Dawson died a brutal death at the hands of the man who vowed to love and protect her forever. Derrick McLaurence Williams, 32, was convicted of beating and strangling Dawson on Dec. 5, 2012.

He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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Juror #8 in Michael Dunn murder trial

One of the 2 black female jurors on the Michael Dunn jury has spoken out on whether racism was a factor in the jury deliberations.

Dunn, 47, was convicted on 4 of 5 counts against him in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis following an argument over loud rap music.

Juror #8 said race was not a factor in convicting Dunn on 3 counts of 2nd degree attempted murder and 1 count of throwing a missile.

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Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn, the Florida who fatally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis during an argument over loud music, compared himself to a rape victim during a recorded jailhouse phone call.

A Florida jury convicted Dunn, 47, on three counts of 2nd-degree attempted murder for shooting up the SUV that Davis and his 3 friends were riding in.

“I was the one that was being preyed upon and I fought back," Dunn told his fiancée, Rhonda Rouer, according to audio released by the prosecutor's office on Monday.

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Shellie Zimmerman pleads guilty

The wife of George Zimmerman, the wannabe cop who shot unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, pleaded guilty today to one count of misdemeanor perjury for lying about the couple's finances. The convicted felon agreed to a plea deal of one year probation and 100 hours of community service.

As part of Shellie Zimmerman's conditions of probation, she cannot own or carry a firearm and she must get permission to own any weapon. If she moves or changes jobs, she must notify her probation officer.

She must also pay $263 in fines and $50 a month for the cost of her supervision.

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Rashia Wilson sentenced

Rashia Wilson, the Florida woman who bragged about stealing millions from the IRS on Facebook.com, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. The 27-year-old mother-of-three pleaded guilty to federal charges, including wire fraud, mail fraud, filing false tax returns, and aggravated identity theft. She dropped her head on the table and sobbed when she heard her punishment, Tampabay.com reports.

Wilson's 3 children, ages 2 to 12, wailed in open court when the judge denied the defendant a final chance to hug her kids.

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