ATLANTA — After a jury returned a verdict in her murder trial, Hannah Payne has learned her fate Friday morning.
After hearing arguments and witness statements, the Clayton County judge sentenced Payne to serve life in prison with the possibility of parole for the charge of malice murder. She will also serve eight years consecutively for the count of false imprisonment and another five for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Click here to re-watch the sentencing.

Updated: 12:28 PM EST December 15, 2023

A Virginia mother held liable for her 6-year-old son's shooting of his elementary school teacher this year was handed a two-year sentence Friday on a state charge of felony child neglect.


Jury finds Norton Shores mother guilty of 1st-degree murder, child abuse​

They found Shanda Vander Ark guilty of both first-degree murder and first-degree child abuse in the death of her 15-year-old son, Timothy Ferguson.

Former YouTube vlogging star Ruby Franke appeared in a Washington County, Utah, state court on Monday where she pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree felony child abuse, authorities confirmed to Law&Crime. She is currently scheduled to appear in court again in February 2024 for her sentencing hearing.

Under state law, a second-degree felony child abuse charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison and a $19,000 fine.

The plea agreement states that Franke will serve a prison term and that her sentences for each of the four felony convictions will be served consecutively, meaning one after the other. She is also required to testify against her co-defendant in the case, Jodi Hildebrandt.

Dec 18th, 2023, 1:45 pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A Louisville jury reached a verdict in the 2016 triple murder case against Brice Rhodes less than five hours after they began deliberations Monday.

The jury found Rhodes guilty on all six charges against him — three counts of murder for the deaths of Christopher Jones, Maurice Gordon and Larry Ordway, one count of tampering with physical evidence, and two counts of abuse of a corpse for Gordon and Ordway.

He is facing a possible sentence of life in prison. The sentencing phase will begin Tuesday.

The verdict came down just before 9:30 p.m., several hours after the jury began deliberations in the case.

The prosecution rested their case Friday and the defense did not call any witnesses on Monday with Rhodes deciding not to testify.


Dec 18, 2023 Updated 11 min ago


The jury will determine #BriceRhodes sentence. The penalty phase begins tomorrow at 1pm ET and will continue into Wednesday. Should be complete by Wednesday night.

SANTA FE, N.M. — Alec Baldwin is headed to trial over the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed in 2021 after the actor's prop gun fired a live round of ammunition on the "Rust" film set.


Pizza Delivery Murder Retrial: Watch the Verdict​

An Ohio jury has found Erica Stefanko GUILTY of all charges related to the murder of Ashley Biggs. (1/31/24) MORE

Posted at 6:55 AM, February 1, 2024 and last updated 7:01 AM, February 1, 2024

AKRON, Ohio (Court TV) — Ohio mother Erica Stefanko was convicted on murder charges for the second time after an appeals court overturned her murder conviction in the death of Ashley Biggs.

The jury deliberated for more than eight hours over two days before finding Stefanko guilty of both charges she was facing. The judge scheduled sentencing for Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Under Ohio law, Stefanko will be charged on just one offense of the prosecution’s choosing. The possible sentences for aggravated murder include 20 years to life, 25 years to life, 30 years to life, or life without the possibility of parole.

PONTIAC, Mich. — Jennifer Crumbley, the Michigan woman charged in connection with her son’s deadly school shooting rampage in 2021, was convicted Tuesday of involuntary manslaughter in the unprecedented case.

Live updates from Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting here (periodically refresh page):

Two juveniles have been charged in connection to a shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade that left one person dead and 22 others injured, officials said Friday.
Judge Arthur Engoron ordered the former president and the Trump Organization to pay over $350 million in damages, and bars Trump "from serving as an officer or director of any New York corporation or other legal entity in New York for a period of three years."

The body of missing 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham was found in the Trinity River in Texas, officials announced Tuesday.

Don Steven McDougal, 42, in custody on an unrelated matter, will be charged with capital murder in connection with her death, Polk County District Attorney Shelly Sitton said at a news conference.

The parents of slain New York woman Gabby Petito say they have reached a settlement in their suit against the parents of Brian Laundrie, the man who admitted responsibility for her death, as well as his parents’ attorney.



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