Two years ago, when Washington’s Supreme Court was reviewing the death sentence assigned to a black man accused of raping and murdering a 65-year-old woman, Justice Charles Wiggins found himself troubled by numbers.
Washington’s governor does have the authority to cancel an inmate’s parole.
A Bozeman woman has been sentenced to 100 years in prison after being convicted of breaking into the house of a former tenant, ransacking the place and shooting the man in the head.
A Montana judge apologized but said he had no plans to resign after his remarks about a 14-year-old rape victim — and the 30-day jail sentence he handed the perpetrator — sparked outrage.
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales’ own “stomach-churning” words prove he knew what he was doing when he massacred 16 Afghan villagers during pre-dawn raids last year, a prosecutor told jurors Friday during closing arguments in the sentencing hearing.
Afghan villagers will have a chance to sit face-to-face with Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for the first time since he stormed their mud-walled compounds in pre-dawn darkness and slaughtered 16 people, most of them women and children.
Headed to federal court for sentencing on Friday, lawyers for Colton Harris-Moore are fighting back against the notion that he’s not sorry for his infamous two-year crime spree.