A federal district court judge tossed out 2 life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo on Friday. Malvo and his “father figure” John Allen Muhammad were convicted of the sniper-style shootings that killed ten people and wounded three others in the Washington D.C. area in 2002.
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A brother of one of the 5 victims gunned down by James Henderson on Cleveland’s east side in 2014 lunged at Henderson in court on Thursday. Henderson, 19, pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated murder.
Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez apparently left a message when he took his own life in his cell at a maximum security prison in Shirley, Massachusetts early Wednesday.
According to CBS Boston affiliate WBZ, Hernandez, 27, scrawled a bible verse on his forehead in his own blood.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his prison cell, prison officials report.
Guards found Hernandez, 27, hanging in his cell around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.
The 15-year-old Gwinnett County boy convicted of killing Papa John’s pizza driver Shane Varnadore may be back out on the street by age 45.
Brendan Dassey, who was convicted of rape and murder as a teenager, will remain behind bars after a federal appeals court blocked a judge’s order to release him from prison this week.
A Manhattan judge sentenced 2 gay male prostitutes to 25 years to life each for murdering one of their regular customers in his Chelsea apartment.
33-year-old Edwin Faulkner, left, and Juan Carlos Martinez-Herrera, 35, will spend the rest of their natural lives in prison.
Update II: Kelly Gissendar, 47, was put to death early Wednesday at the Georgia Diagnostic Prison in Jackson. Gissendaner became the first female convict executed in Georgia in 70 years.
She died by lethal injection at 12:21 a.m. Wednesday after exhausting all of her appeals at the state and federal levels. The Supreme Court denied Gissendaner’s final appeal at 11:30 p.m. ET.
Gissendaner’s three grown children were offered the option of saying their good-byes to their mother at the prison, but they opted to go before the clemency board on Tuesday to plead for her life instead.
Susan Smith, the deranged mom who killed her two sons because they were a hindrance to her love life now wants your sympathy.
“I am not the monster society thinks I am,” wrote Smith in a letter to The State newspaper editor Harrison Cahill.
A Florida man was put to death by lethal injection Thursday for the 1992 double murders of his wife and her 10-year-old daughter.