All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘life sentence’

Vybz Kartel, Dancehall Reggae Artist, Sentenced To Life In Prison

Jamaican dancehall artist Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Azim Palmer, and three other associates were sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. During the 65-day trial, considered as one of the longest in Jamaican history, fans of the artist showed their support while standing outside the Kingston courthouse waiting for the judge’s verdict. Judge Lennox …

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Mickey the Pit Bull Gets Life Behind Bars

A New York-based animal rights group has 30 days to find a rehabilitation facility for an Arizona dog. According to ABC 15 Arizona, Mickey the pit bull was sentenced to life in a shelter Tuesday following an outcry to save the dog from euthanasia. A Phoenix judge declared Mickey guilty in the Feb. 20 attack of 4-year-old Kevin Vicente-who was …

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Amanda Berry and Fellow Captives Receive Awards

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight received Ohio Governor John Kasich’s annual courage awards during a ceremony on Monday night. The three women survived at least a decade of captivity at the hands of Ariel Castro, who kidnapped the three at separate times. Governor Kasich called the story of these three women one of “hurt beyond imagination.” He also …

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Daniel Villegas: Out On Bail After 19 Years In Prison

An El Paso, Texas man who had been convicted of double murder and imprisoned for life was freed Tuesday, 19 years after being sent to prison. Witnesses, supporters and family members all maintain that he was wrongly sent to prison. Daniel Villegas, 37, has been serving a life sentence for the 1993 driver-by shooting of Armando Lazo, 17, and Robert …

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Life Sentence For Pot: Jeff Mizanskey Seeks Support

A Missouri newspaper tells us of a man named Jeff Mizanskey who was convicted of an intent to distribute about five pounds of marijuana charge in 1993. Today, Mizanskey seeks support to gain clemency from the resulting life sentence. Although this was his third marijuana offense, Riverfront Times tells us that Mizanskey has never been convicted of a violent crime. …

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Jennifer Mee, Hiccup Girl, Guilty Of Murder

Jennifer Mee, who became famous her hiccuping, earning the nickname of “hiccup girl,” has been convicted of first degree murder. Mee is from Clearwater, Florida and burst onto the scene when her hiccups lasted for months in 2007. She is being charged in the 2010 murder of Shannon Griffin. A Pinellas County jury deliberated for four hours before delivering the …

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