STAFF BLOG DIRTY LAUNDRY Life without parole
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday it was unconstitutional to sentence a juvenile to life without parole except in cases of murder.
The case involved a 17-year-old teen from Florida who was on parole... Posted on 5/17/10 at 11:28 PM
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of a convicted rapist for the 2003 kidnapping and killing of a University of North Dakota student in a case that led Minnesota and North Dakota to toughen their sex-offender laws.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., of Crookston, Minn., got a fair trial and rejected his bid to overturn his death sentence. The defense said it would appeal.
By Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press
, September 23, 2009
PIERRE, S.D. — The former superintendent at the Crow Creek Tribal School was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for soliciting bribes in what prosecutors called a case of kickbacks and money laundering involving federal funds used to replace a student dormitory destroyed by fire.
By Chet Brokaw, The Associated Press
, July 21, 2009
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