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  • South Carolina children were strangled, officials believe

    LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. The five children of Timothy Jones Jr. might have been strangled the first hint of the way they died authorities in two states said Friday. Wilcox County District Attorney Michael Jackson in Alabama told The State newspaper on...
  • Convicted killer executed by lethal injection in Texas

    A Texas man who murdered his former common-law wife and her brother in 1993 was executed by lethal injection Wednesday night. Before he was put to death, Willie Trottie had messages for his relatives, including, “I hope this brings you some...
  • Detroit prep football star arrested hours after release from jail

    Jayru Campbell the Detroit Cass Tech football star who served time in jail for assaulting a school security officer is back in police custody Friday, just hours after being released from jail. A source familiar with the incident told the Free Press...
  • Bangor teacher's aide who supplied drugs to students gets sharply reduced sentence

    A former Bangor teacher's aide who supplied drugs to students got back more than six years of his life Friday at resentencing. Brad Washburn will serve 32 to 64 months in state prison for a 2012 parole violation in which he was caught using heroin &#...
  • Why Not Unused State Prison Instead Of New Federal One?

    Why Not Unused State Prison Instead Of New Federal One?
    Why build a new minimum-security prison in Danbury when one is standing empty in Mansfield? That question was posed by Courant reader Catherine Dietz of Glastonbury, and it is worth asking. A year ago, federal officials planned to transfer all the...
  • More corrections officers plead guilty in BGF gang conspiracy

    More corrections officers plead guilty in BGF gang conspiracy
    Six more corrections officers who helped the Black Guerrilla Family gang operate a drug-smuggling and racketeering enterprise from inside the Baltimore City Detention Center have pleaded guilty or received sentencing in the past two weeks, continuing a...
  • Ohio school shooter T.J. Lane recaptured 100 yards from prison

    Ohio school shooter T.J. Lane recaptured 100 yards from prison
    Ohio high school shooter T.J. Lane and a fellow inmate were returned to custody at an Ohio state prison early Friday morning, after their escape prompted an hours-long search through the night to recapture them. Lane, 19, who was convicted in 2012 for a...
  • Support for death penalty hits 50-year low in California

    (Reuters) - The majority of California voters still favor the death penalty as a form of punishment but support has dwindled to a 50-year low, according to a Field Poll released on Friday. The poll shows that 56 percent of California voters support...
  • Convicted Boston mobster Whitey Bulger transferred to Coleman federal prison

    Convicted Boston mobster Whitey Bulger transferred to Coleman federal prison
    COLEMAN — The notorious Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who was found guilty of murder and racketeering last year, has a new address. Bulger, 85, recently was moved from an Arizona federal prison the Federal Correctional Complex in...
  • A kiss, an earring, an escape attempt by a handcuffed burglary suspect

    It was wild, daring and romantic: Two sweethearts handcuffed in the back of a patrol car shared a kiss, an earring and an escape attempt that led to a short-lived romp. In the end, however, burglary suspect Jonathan Kokontis wound up trying to steal a...
  • Pistorius's next battle to avoid notorious C-Max jail

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After his conviction on Friday for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius's next battle will be to stay outside the walls of the notorious...