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Thursday, Mar 24, 2016

DA: Don't Send Cop in Stairwell Shooting to Jail

DA: Don't Send Cop in Stairwell Shooting to Jail

The Brooklyn prosecutor said Wednesday that he has asked a judge not to give any jail time to the NYPD officer convicted of accidentally firing a stray shot into a public housing stairwell that killed an unarmed...

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Third Skydiver Who Jumped Off 1 WTC Avoids Jail

Third Skydiver Who Jumped Off 1 WTC Avoids Jail

A third extreme-skydiving enthusiast convicted of reckless endangerment, BASE jumping and other charges after parachuting off of the World Trade Center in September 2013 escaped jail time at his sentencing...

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Skydivers Trio Who Jumped Off 1 WTC Avoid Jail

Skydivers Trio Who Jumped Off 1 WTC Avoid Jail

Two extreme-skydiving enthusiasts convicted of reckless endangerment, BASE jumping and other charges after parachuting off of the World Trade Center in September 2013 escaped jail time at their sentences as...

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015

Blogger Mom Guilty of Killing Son, 5, With Salt

Blogger Mom Guilty of Killing Son, 5, With Salt

Lacey Spears, the Kentucky woman who authorities say force-fed her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube and reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, has been found guilty of murder in the...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013

Life Term for NJ Man Who Killed Schoolteacher Wife

Life Term for NJ Man Who Killed Schoolteacher Wife

A man who fatally beat and stabbed his schoolteacher wife inside their northern New Jersey home has been sentenced to life in prison.

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

Kennedy Acquitted on All Counts in Nurse Clash Trial

Kennedy Acquitted on All Counts in Nurse Clash Trial

A son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy has been acquitted on all counts in a trial stemming from a clash at a Westchester hospital in January.

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012

Former NYPD Cop Gets 25 to Life for Killing Wife

Former NYPD Cop Gets 25 to Life for Killing Wife

A former police officer has been sentenced to 25 years to life for strangling his wife, a mother of four whose body was found in the woods last year near the Taconic State Parkway in suburban Yorktown.

Monday, Oct 15, 2012

Ex-NYC Cop Convicted of Strangling Wife

Ex-NYC Cop Convicted of Strangling Wife

A former police officer strangled his wife, carried her dead body to his car and dumped it in the woods in suburban New York, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012

No Jail for Mechanic in Deadly Crane Collapse

No Jail for Mechanic in Deadly Crane Collapse

A mechanic has been sentenced to a year of community service for his role in a New York City construction crane collapse that killed two workers.

Monday, Jul 16, 2012

Ex-NYPD Officer Sentenced After Admitting Rape

Ex-NYPD Officer Sentenced After Admitting Rape

A former NYPD officer who admitted raping a schoolteacher has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison. But he's fighting a far longer sentence from a related conviction.

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