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Man gets 25 years for near-fatal stabbing

...on isolating Mr. Williams," Kemp said."I don't think that it's time to write Mr. Williams off yet," defense attorney Eve Soutiere countered.Soutiere said alcohol has been a life-long issue for Williams - he began drinking when...
Abuser gets 25 years for harming two girls

...Obviously, this is a mother's worst nightmare," she said, telling the judge that Griffin has destroyed her family.Defense attorney McDannel requested 20 years to serve, saying Griffin will be 70 years old by that time and less of a threat to the...
Soldotna man get 6 months jail time in dog's death

...aggressive. The incident started as Stroer tried to put the dog in a bedroom and away from another dog.Stroer's defense attorney said it was a case of self-defense.But Judge Carl Bauman said it crossed over to a crime after Stroer continued...
Wisconsin GOP abolishes secret corruption probes

...grand jury, but done before a judge. Witnesses can be compelled to testify and they, as well as prosecutors and defense attorneys, are prohibited from speaking publicly about anything related to the investigation.Republicans say the probes...
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Former House speaker Hastert to plead guilty

...Speaker Dennis Hastert intends to plead guilty in a hush-money case linked to allegations of sexual misconduct, a defense attorney said Thursday, a move that could ensure that any secrets from his days as a high school wrestling coach are never...
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16-year-old to be tried as adult in stabbing adult in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings, a judge ruled Monday, rejecting a request by defense attorneys to certify him as a juvenile delinquent or youthful offender.Michael Bever and his 18-year-old brother Robert...
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Child predator offers apology at sentencing

...Advocacy Center in Juneau.The images in question also did not meet the legal definition of child pornography, the defense attorney added. He said he would have moved to sever those charges from the child sex abuse case.Prosecutors offered Scaggs...
Lawyer for Kane accuser: Evidence bag secretly left in door

...compromised," Cambria told The Associated Press. "We are obviously quite pleased with the DNA results."A noted defense attorney who is not involved in the Kane case said that bag could simply have been carelessly discarded if the evidence it...
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Petersburg bomber gets probation, fine

...The day of the explosion, Weaver was "seriously contemplating suicide" but inadvertently set off the bomb, the defense attorney said."He was in the pit messing with the wires and batteries and accidentally set it off," Weidner said. He added...
Soldotna man pleads guilty in dog beating death

...affidavit that Stroer beat the dog with a piece of metal and a two-by-four after he said he became aggressive.Defense Attorney Nathan Lockwood argued self defense was the main factor in Stroer's actions. On the stand, Stroer said he was...


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