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Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder for Shooting Black Teen

October 6, 2018 |

A jury on Friday convicted white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald , the AP reports. Van Dyke had been charged with first-degree murder in the October 2014 killing, a charge that requires a finding that the shooting was…
Newser

Man at Heart of Nobel Literature Scandal Convicted of Rape

October 1, 2018 |

The man at the center of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal in Sweden that has tarnished the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature was convicted of rape and sentenced Monday to two years in prison. Jean-Claude Arnault, 72, a major cultural figure in Sweden, had faced…
Newser

Ousted #MeToo Editor: I Was ‘Convicted on Twitter’

September 22, 2018 |

The former editor-in-chief of the New York Review of Books —who abruptly left his post after running an essay by #MeToo villain Jian Ghomeshi—has given an interview with a Dutch publication blaming his downfall on Twitter and university publishers, the Guardian reports. “As editor of the New York Review…
Newser

Convicted killer of Kim Wall: Appeal case starts

September 5, 2018 |

Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, who was found guilty of the torture, sexual assault, murder and dismemberment of a Swedish reporter, appeared before an appeals court Wednesday to fight against his life sentence.
FOX News

‘Gasps’ as Ex-Cop Convicted of Murdering Unarmed Black Teen

August 28, 2018 |

A white former police officer was convicted of murder on Tuesday for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager when he fired into a car full of teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas, the AP reports. Dallas County jurors were not swayed by former Balch Springs police officer Roy…
Newser

Paul Manafort Convicted of Eight Counts of Fraud

August 22, 2018 |

The former Trump campaign chairman was convicted of eight charges related to tax and bank fraud, in the first trial to stem from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
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He Was Convicted of Murder at 11. Now, ‘Long Overdue Justice’

July 18, 2018 |

Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a then-11-year-old boy in the 2009 shotgun slaying of his father’s pregnant fiancée , saying prosecutors had not provided enough evidence to support it, the AP reports. The state Supreme Court’s 5-0 ruling clears Jordan Brown of wrongdoing, his lawyers say, in…
Newser

Texas executes inmate convicted in 2004 murder of San Antonio store owner

July 18, 2018 |

A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate’s clemency request because he’s black.
FOX News

Model-Actor Convicted of Child Molestation

July 14, 2018 |

A model-actor who had roles in the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless has been convicted of child molestation. People reports that Corey Sligh was found guilty last month in his native Georgia on charges he molested a girl under 10 years old in 2016. Police said he…
Newser

‘Bachelorette’ contestant convicted of assault and battery

June 14, 2018 |

A contestant on the latest “Bachelorette” season was convicted of indecent assault and battery last month.
FOX News