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Two men sentenced in death of home-invasion accomplice

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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Sheriff: Botched robbery led to man’s death

Deputies now say a man stole guns from his girlfriend’s Gastonia home and then pretended to sell them in an attempt to rob people of their money.

The man who answered the door at his Painter Lane residence outside of Lincolnton around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, believed Marion Palmer Yarborough and anther man were there to sell him weapons, Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter said. But after he showed interest in paying, the resident realized this was not a typical transaction.

“It was determined to be a robbery by the people that came from Gastonia,” Carpenter said. “Once they got there they attempted to rob the folks of the money they were going to pay for the weapons.”

The Gastonia men had the male resident drop to the floor at gunpoint, when a woman emerged from a back bedroom firing her handgun.

Read more at: http://www.gastongazette.com/news/20170508/sheriff-botched-robbery-led-to-mans-death

Defense to plead for leniency in death ex-New Orleans Saint (Apr 20, 2017)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The defense will get a chance to make its case for leniency Thursday when a sentencing hearing resumes in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith.

Smith’s widow, Racquel, and other loved ones took the stand Wednesday and tearfully aimed bitter remarks at her husband’s killer, Cardell Hayes.

Hayes, 29, could be sentenced to 60 years for fatally shooting Smith and wounding Racquel Smith in a confrontation after a traffic crash last year.

Hayes, who was convicted of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter, insisted at trial that he shot in self-defense.

His family and friends were in the courtroom as well Wednesday and some may be called to the stand Thursday to show support.

Judge Camille Buras denied a new trial for Hayes on Wednesday and is expected to impose a sentence no later than Friday.

Buras rejected numerous defense arguments for

Read more at: http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/defense-to-plead-for-leniency-in-death-ex-new-orleans-saint-042017

San Francisco police face no charges in death of man shot from behind

Two San Francisco police detectives will not face criminal charges for the 2015 killing of a young Guatemalan immigrant who was shot from behind five times, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Detectives Eric Reboli and Craig Tiffe feared for their lives and shot in self-defense after scuffling with Amilcar Perez-Lopez, 21, who lunged at one of them with a 12in knife, the San Francisco district attorney said in a report.

The plainclothes detectives were in an unmarked police car when they responded on 26 February 2015 to a report of a man chasing another man with a knife. Reboli detained the man getting chased and Tiffe grabbed Perez-Lopez, according to the report. Tiffe told investigators that Perez-Lopez slipped from Tiffe’s grasp and then lunged at him with the knife while the other officer was coming to help.

An autopsy showed Perez-Lopez was shot five times from behind

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/12/san-francisco-police-shooting-amilcar-perez-lopez

2-year-old’s death ignites gun safety discussion – Corpus Christi Caller

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Ryan, 2, got his hands on his father’s loaded 9 mm handgun, shot himself in the eye and died. Local groups and gun shops in Corpus Christi share thoughts on gun safety.
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Two-year-old Ryan Morales was curious, like any other toddler his age.

On Sunday morning, Ryan got his hands on his father’s loaded 9 mm handgun.

The night before, Ryan’s father, Eric Morales, 22, had left his gun on a valet tray on the kitchen table after returning home from dinner at a local restaurant, according to a police arrest report.

Ryan shot himself in the eye and was taken to Christus

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Jurors decide against death penalty for man who shot OKC store …

Oklahoma County jurors have decided against the death penalty for an Oklahoma City man who fatally shot a well-liked convenience store clerk in 2013.

Instead, Darrien Hasmii Clark, 29, was given a punishment of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the killing of Habib Hajimirzaei, 62. Clark denied involvement.

The jury found Clark guilty earlier this month of first-degree murder and five other felonies related to what prosecutors called “a violent and dangerous crime spree.” Jurors Monday night chose the punishment for the murder count after deliberating about five hours.

“We are satisfied with the jury’s verdict. Darrien Clark took the life of an innocent, hardworking man,” Assistant District Attorney Merydith Easter said. “He will live out the remainder of his life in prison and we believe that is justice for the family of Habib Hajimirzaei.”

During closing arguments, defense attorneys urged jurors to spare Clark’s life. Easter, though, told the

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Jurors decide against death penalty for man who shot OKC store clerk

Oklahoma County jurors have decided against the death penalty for an Oklahoma City man who fatally shot a well-liked convenience store clerk in 2013.

Instead, Darrien Hasmii Clark, 29, was given a punishment of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the killing of Habib Hajimirzaei, 62. Clark denied involvement.

The jury found Clark guilty earlier this month of first-degree murder and five other felonies related to what prosecutors called “a violent and dangerous crime spree.” Jurors Monday night chose the punishment for the murder count after deliberating about five hours.

“We are satisfied with the jury’s verdict. Darrien Clark took the life of an innocent, hardworking man,” Assistant District Attorney Merydith Easter said. “He will live out the remainder of his life in prison and we believe that is justice for the family of Habib Hajimirzaei.”

During closing arguments, defense attorneys urged jurors to spare Clark’s life. Easter, though, told the

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Jurors decide against death penalty for man convicted of OKC store clerk murder

Oklahoma County jurors have decided against the death penalty for an Oklahoma City man they convicted of a fatal 2013 shooting of a well-liked convenience store clerk.

Instead, Darrien Hasmii Clark, 29, was given a punishment of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the killing of Habib Hajimirzaei, 62. Clark denied involvement.

The jury found Clark guilty earlier this month of first-degree murder and five other felonies related to what prosecutors called, “a violent and dangerous crime spree.” Monday night, the jury deliberated about five hours and chose the punishment for the murder count.

“We are satisfied with the jury’s verdict. Darrien Clark took the life of an innocent, hardworking man,” Assistant District Attorney Merydith Easter said afterward. “He will live out the remainder of his life in prison and we believe that is justice for the family of Habib Hajimirzaei.”

During closing arguments Monday, defense attorneys begged the jurors to

Read more at: http://newsok.com/article/5542469