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New hearing, same sentence for convicted Penn State child molester Jerry Sandusky

Nov 22 2019

BELLEFONTE, Pa. A resentencing hearing on Friday for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky resulted in the same penalty that he received after his 2012 conviction for sexually assaulting teenage boys: 30 to 60 years in prison, likely the rest of his life.

Pennsylvania police settle lawsuit in shooting of black teenager

Oct 30 2019

HARRISBURG, PA. The parents of Antwon Rose II, a black teenager shot dead by a police officer in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2018, will receive a settlement worth about $2 million of their civil damage claim, according to a court document.

Rapper Meek Mill seeks new trial to end decade-long probation

Jul 16 2019

PHILADELPHIA Lawyers for Meek Mill on Tuesday asked a Pennsylvania appeals court to overturn a 2008 drugs and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity advocate for U.S. criminal justice reform.

Federal judge throws out ex-Penn State president’s conviction

Apr 30 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa A federal judge on Tuesday threw out the child endangerment conviction of former Penn State University president Graham Spanier, one day before he was to enter a county jail to begin serving his sentence.

Pennsylvania man charged with posting online hate messages

Apr 11 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania man has been charged by federal prosecutors with posting online hate messages and threats, including a digitally created image that appeared to show himself pointing an AR-15 rifle at a congregation of Jewish men.

Man gets death sentence for rape, murder of 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl

Mar 28 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. A jury in suburban Philadelphia sentenced a man to death by lethal injection on Thursday for the rape, murder, and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl who had lived with him and his girlfriend, the teenager's adoptive mother, authorities said.

Jury clears Pennsylvania police officer of murder in Antwon Rose shooting

Mar 23 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pittsburgh jury on Friday unanimously found that a white police officer did not commit murder when he fatally shot black teenager Antwon Rose, an incident that sparked protests and fueled a debate about racial bias in the U.S. criminal justice system. | Video

Pennsylvania prosecutor focuses on officer's motive in murder trial

Mar 19 2019

PITTSBURGH, Pa. A Pennsylvania prosecutor on Tuesday urged jurors in the racially-charged trial of a white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose in June 2018 to focus on what motivated him to pull the trigger.

Pennsylvania teen found alive after five family members murdered

Feb 26 2019

NEW YORK A teen whose mother and twin 9-year-old sisters were among five family members killed in their Pennsylvania home was staying at a friend's house at the time of the murders and is safe, officials said on Tuesday. | Video

Sandusky to be resentenced on child sex conviction

Feb 05 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania court on Friday ordered former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky to be resentenced for his child sex abuse conviction, saying the mandatory minimum sentence of 30-60 years had become illegal since the trial judge imposed it.

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