Two men admitted Tuesday that they were involved in a Far West Side home-invasion robbery during which an accomplice was fatally shot.
Michael E. Ruffin, 21, was sentenced to 13 years in prison and Dusty E. Thomas, 20, to 10 years after each pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery. Ruffin also pleaded guilty to two gun specifications and Thomas to one.
Ruffin, Thomas and Brandon Bolin, 18, forced their way into a residence in the 500 block of Station Road on the night of Dec. 12, 2014, said Assistant Prosecutor Scott Shumaker. One of the occupants of the home, a 21-year-old man, fired at them in self-defense, killing Bolin.
Both of Bolin’s accomplices were indicted for murder, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge as part of a plea agreement. Under Ohio law, murder charges can be filed against a person whose
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A 78-year-old Howell man was sentenced to probation and community service for a misdemeanor charge stemming from a crash that severed a good Samaritan’s legs.
Malcolm Darryl Steider declined to comment at his sentencing hearing in 53rd District Court in Howell, but his attorney said the Howell man wishes he could apologize for the Nov. 15 crash on Grand River Avenue that severed local businessman Christopher Alvarado’s legs.
“My client wants more than anything to apologize to the victim in this matter, but has not been able to because of the circumstances
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PEORIA — A Peoria man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for his part in a 2012 murder that resulted from a botched robbery.
Robert C. Nunn, Jr. now 23, pleaded guilty in Peoria County Circuit Court to second-degree murder as part of a deal that saw a first-degree murder charge dropped, said his attorney William Loeffel.
The plea came after an appellate court panel last summer threw out Nunn’s conviction for the murder of Kelin “Noopy” Drummond in May 2012. Nunn had originally received a life sentence. But the appellate judges found a judge here improperly barred a Facebook conversation at the December 2012 trial. The case was sent back to Peoria County last summer.
No one disputed Nunn killed Drummond. At issue was whether Nunn shot in self-defense or as the result of a
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Hayes, who was convicted of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter, insisted at trial that he shot in self-defense.
At one point, Judge Buras and courtroom deputies admonished a man in audience for raising a fist to Hayes as he left stand. The “sentencing does not bring back Will and leaves another child, (Hayes’ son), to grow up without a father”. “If I didn’t take responsibility for what happened …”
As she puts it, “I will continue to shine my light for my Superman”.
Cardell Hayes was sentenced to 25 years total in prison Wednesday, more than four months after being convicted of killing former New Orleans Saints standout Will Smith and wounding Smith’s wife, Racquel.
“Cardell Hayes was just sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing ex-NFL star Will Smith“. Being away from my son for 60 years, what’s the difference from being dead? The defense has noted the absence of any
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An Independence woman who was found guilty of murder for stabbing her mother more than 70 times was sentenced to 27 years in prison on Thursday.
According to prosecutors, Laura Conley broke knives during the attack, only to get additional knives and continue stabbing her mother, 69-year-old Carlene Conley, in the kitchen of the home they shared.
The Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office said prosecutors cited Lara Conley’s multiple inconsistent and uncorroborated versions of the events during the case. It took three hours for a jury to return a guilty verdict.
According to prosecutors, on March 14, 2015, Lara Conley reported a home invasion at the home she shared with her mother and told the 911 operator that someone had hurt her mother. Officers found Carlene Conley dead
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OAKLAND — A 31-year-old Oakland gang member was sentenced Friday to more than 100 years in prison for executing a rival that he said he shot in self-defense, and for robbing a woman at gunpoint at an ATM months later.
Gerald A. Gipson was convicted by a jury in June of first-degree murder for fatally shooting 49-year-old Timothy Wilson on the afternoon of July 23, 2014, in front of Wilson’s home in the 5900 block of E. 17th Street. Prosecutors said they believe Gipson targeted Wilson “over an inner-feud within the gang stemming from a homicide which occurred years earlier.”
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Vernon Nakahara sentenced Gipson on Friday to more than 105 years to life for the killing and an unrelated ATM robbery, according to court staff.
Prosecutor Ben Beltramo argued to jurors that Gipson had hunted Wilson down and executed him “in cold blood” to finish an ongoing dispute. A witness testified they saw
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