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The Mueller Russian investigation: A full docket of developments set for Friday 6.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
News — big and small — on four different fronts of the Russia investigation is expected Friday. Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen and James Comey all have a role. Here's what to watch for.
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Heroin dealer gets eight years in prison for fatal 2017 drug sale 1.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Anthony West admitted that he sold heroin but stopped short of taking responsibility for causing the death of one of the people who injected the drug. The judge disagreed.
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Notorious drug lord 'El Chapo' heads to trial in New York 6.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the man accused of having run the world's largest drug trafficking organization, was charged in a 17-count indictment that spans decades. Jury selection began Monday.
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2 officers attacked at Faribault prison 5.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Department of Corrections says the two officers were injured Sunday night, taken to a hospital, treated and released. The inmate was placed in restrictive housing at the Faribault prison, which houses 2,000 men.
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Fargo man gets life in prison for kidnapping baby cut from womb 29.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A North Dakota man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for conspiring to kidnap a baby that his girlfriend had cut from their neighbor's body and lying to police about it.
South Dakota to execute inmate on Monday for guard's slaying 28.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When South Dakota executes an inmate Monday for killing a prison guard during a 2011 escape attempt, it will be the state's fourth execution since it reinstituted the death penalty in the late 1970s.
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Gay immigrant freed on bond nine months after ICE arrest in West Philly 25.10.2018 Philly.com News
Jose "Ivan" Noe Nuñez Martinez' many supporters in the Philadelphia region have insisted that he deserves to be free to pursue his case. He represents no threat to the community, they say, and is unlikely to flee, given that his husband, Paul Frame, an American citizen, lives in the area.
Michael Africa of MOVE 9 paroled to wife he hasn't seen in 40 years 24.10.2018 Philly.com News
Debbie and Michael Africa, two members of MOVE 9 sentenced to 30 to 100 years for the death of a Philadelphia policeman during a 1978 standoff in Powelton Village, have been paroled.
This woman was 18 when she acted as lookout for a fatal robbery. But was she just a kid? 23.10.2018 Philly.com News
Are 18-year-olds adults, or just kids? Pennsylvania courts' decision could determine whether hundreds of lifers, convicted as young people, have a chance to be released.
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New seasons of 'Making a Murderer,' 'Serial' should be reality check for true-crime fans 20.10.2018 Philly.com News
New editions of the Emmy-winning Netflix series and the Peabody Award-winning podcast get down to the nitty-gritty of a system that's not always about justice.
Infamous drug dealer on case list of accused Eden Prairie detective 19.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Travis Serafin was a "peripheral witness" on an investigation of Beverly Burrell, who was convicted in the murders of three men who overdosed on drugs she sold them. It's not clear how Serafin's alleged lie in another case affects Burrell.
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Chinese Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Rape in Australia 12.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
An Australian court sentenced property developer Longwei ‘Tommy’ Xu to serve up to four years in prison for raping a young model he took to a Sydney dinner party hosted by Chinese e-commerce billionaire Liu Qiangdong.
Why are so many Pa. prison inmates committing suicide? 10.10.2018 Philly.com News
The suicide rate in Pennsylvania state prison is the worst it's been in more than two decades. Meanwhile, the suicide attempts have tripled in just four years, from 181 in 2014 to 551 in 2017.
Fargo man acquitted in Savanna Greywind's death 29.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
William Hoehn, 33, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the August 2017 death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind. He would have faced life in prison if convicted of the charge.
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Jurors: West Philly murder suspect serving as his own lawyer came close to acquittal 27.9.2018 Philly.com News
A single holdout juror prevented the acquittal this month of a West Philadelphia man who represented himself in a retrial after serving 12 years for a murder he says he didn't commit, according to two of the panel members.
In jail calls, Heinrich said he 'never touched anybody' after Wetterling 25.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Transcripts of several phone calls between Danny and David Heinrich are among the 41,787 pages of documents from the Wetterling investigative file Stearns County released last week. In one call Danny Heinrich said he "was a monster back then, but I stopped."
'I feared for my life': Former Pagans member testifies at April Kauffman murder trial 25.9.2018 Philly.com News
The plan to kill April Kauffman was set in motion as early as the fall of 2011, Mulholland said, the year before her body was found inside her Linwood home.
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Court of appeals hears arguments on Sawina sentence 20.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Anthony Sawina's attorney says 39 years for attempted murder of two men is "extraordinary."
Racial disparities plague Pennsylvania's life-without-parole system - but can it be fixed? 18.9.2018 Philly.com News
Black Pennsylvanians are sentenced to life-without-parole at a rate 18 times higher than white ones. Advocates say it should be recognized as a "major human rights issue."
Faribault prison on lockdown after inmate hurts 4 guards 18.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The state's largest prison was on lockdown Monday evening.
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