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May 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
A man who abducted his two daughters 20 years ago, told them their mother was dead and made a new life for them under assumed names in Florida pleaded guilty Friday to kidnapping and was sentenced to probation and a $100,000 fine. Stephen Fagan, who could have gotten 20 years in prison, struck a plea bargain that called for five years of probation.
October 11, 1995
Professional skateboarder Joshua Swindell, convicted of the second-degree murder in the fatal beating of a man outside an Azusa bar, was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Tuesday after a judge rejected his attorney's argument that the jury should have been given the option of manslaughter. "This was a vicious felony assault. This was always in my mind a murder case," said Pomona Superior Court Judge George W. Trammell before sentencing the 23-year-old Diamond Bar skateboarder.
April 21, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A Superior Court judge sentenced a 17-year-old girl Tuesday to the California Youth Authority for the slaying of actor Merlin Santana. Monique King, who was tried as an adult, will be released at age 25. She could have been sentenced to 26 years to life in prison. She was 15 when she told Damien Andre Gates, 22, and Brandon Douglas Bynes, 23, that Santana had raped her. They found Santana in South Los Angeles, and Gates fatally shot him. King later admitted she had lied about the rape.
Jeen "Gina" Han, sentenced last week to 26 years to life in prison for conspiring with two teenagers to kill her identical twin sister, was at an Anaheim hospital Tuesday, recovering from what sources said was a suicide attempt after she took an overdose of sleeping pills. A spokeswoman for Western Medical Center-Anaheim confirmed that Han was a patient but said hospital officials could not release any information about her condition, including why and when she was admitted.
September 26, 2006
Re "Flesh-and-blood law," Current, Sept. 24 It is rare that the public is privy to judicial indiscretions, moreover to concrete challenges to California's determinate sentencing laws -- which, as author Joe Domanick points out, are being challenged as unconstitutional by these and other cases on appeal. We should ask ourselves how such cases play into the prison crisis so prominent in the news these days. BARBARA DEVER Arroyo Grande, Calif.
August 26, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
FT. HOOD, Texas -- Sentencing for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, convicted as the gunman responsible for the deadliest attack on a domestic U.S. military base, is expected to begin Monday, with victims and relatives testifying and Hasan potentially speaking at length about the shootings. Hasan, 42, was found guilty Friday of premeditated and attempted premeditated murder in connection with the Nov. 5, 2009, shootings at this central Texas Army post, which killed 13 and wounded more than 30. He faces a potential death sentence.
August 28, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
FT. HOOD, Texas -- Closing arguments are expected Wednesday in the sentencing of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the convicted gunman in the deadliest attack on a domestic U.S. military base. Hasan, 42, was convicted of of premeditated murder last week in connection with the Nov. 5, 2009, shootings here that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30. He faces a potential death sentence. The Army psychiatrist has defended himself at sentencing, as he did at his trial. However, he has refused to make a statement, call witnesses or submit evidence during about four weeks of testimony . Prosecutors, by contrast, called more than 100 witnesses and submitted more than 700 pieces of evidence.
July 31, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
FT. MEADE, Md. -- Retired Army Brig. Gen. Robert A. Carr, the government's first witness in the sentencing phase of Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial, testified Wednesday that Manning's disclosures to WikiLeaks endangered U.S. ground troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Carr, who oversaw the Pentagon's secret intelligence gathering but is now an executive at Northrop Grumman, said what Manning did “affected our ability to do our mission.” On Tuesday, Manning was found guilty of violating the Espionage Act but was acquitted of the more serious charge of aiding the enemy by making the material available to Al Qaeda and other terrorist  groups.
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