The saga of the Oscar Pistorius case continues: in the middle of Wednesday’s resentencing hearing on charges that he murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the runner’s defense attorneys directed him in court to remove his prosthetic legs. Pistorius then walked through the courtroom on his residual limbs.
The New York Times editorial board weighed in Thursday on what they called the “outrageous” sentenced handed down to Lee Carroll Brooker, a 75-year-old disabled veteran in Alabama who is serving a life sentence for growing marijuana. The NYT called on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Brooker’s sentence, saying it’s…
In October, former House Speaker Dennis J. Hastert pleaded guilty to bank fraud and lying to the FBI about millions he paid to cover up what an indictment called “prior misconduct.” That “misconduct” is widely rumored to be sexual abuse, committed when Hastert was a wrestling coach; the Chicago Tribune now reports…
What is it that advice columns always say about good relationships? It's either "communication is key" or "murder your spouse and become a sex monster." Unfortunately, "Master Bob" (real name: Bob Bashara) forgot which was right. Now he faces life in prison.
Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Joe "Giuseppe" and Teresa Giudice were sentenced for fraud and tax charges on Thursday. Joe will go to prison for 41 months and Teresa will be going away for 15 months, though both sentences are to be served separately.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was sentenced Thursday, receiving no jail time. He was reprimanded, whatever that means, and is required to give up his pay of $5,000 a month for four months, for a total of $20,000. He will keep his pension.