Parkland School: Shooter sentenced to life imprisonment without parole
After four years of lingering litigation and prosecution, the teenage gunman who carried out the Parkland school shooting has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 people on February 14, 2018, formally received a sentence of life without parole on Wednesday, November 2, after families of his 17 slain victims spent two days berating him.
Judge Elizabeth Scherer sentenced him to 17 life terms for the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in suburban Fort Lauderdale.
Additionally, Scherer imposed a sentence of life in prison with a minimum of 20 years to serve on 14 of the 17 counts of attempted murder, and life without the possibility of parole for the remaining three counts of attempted murder. All counts are to run consecutively, the judge ruled.
The jury in Cruzs three-month penalty trial voted 9-3 on October 13 to sentence him to death, but Florida law requires unanimity for that sentence to be imposed.
Cruz acknowledged under questioning by the judge before sentencing that he is on medication but could understand what was occurring.
George Floyd: Court Sentences Officer Involved To 22 Years Imprisonment
#Blacklivesmatter was echoed with the death of George Floyd last year and the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who was involved in the incident has been sentenced on Friday to 22 years and six months in prison for murdering George Floyd, a videotaped killing that triggered the most profound racial upheaval in the U.S. since the civil rights era.The punishment ended one chapter of a reckoning that spread from questions of official force to a broad rea...
Fraud: U S Court Sentence Another Nigerian To 12 Years Imprisonment
Though the case has been lingering at the court for like four years now, however, Fort Worth, TX – 372nd District Court Judge Scott Wisch yesterday sentenced a Nigerian named Gbenga Fadipe to 12 years in prison after he pled guilty to first-degree felony Theft greater than $300,000.The offence involved $693,625.77 in funds stolen from the City of Fort Worth.“If criminals are deciding who to target, and they know Tarrant County judges are giving sentences like this,...
US Court Sentences Nigerian Motivational Speaker to 10 Years Imprisonment for Fraud
One of the outspoken Nigerian Motivational speakers Nigerian Mr Obinwanne Okeke aka Inviticus Obi was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme that caused approximately $11 million in known losses to his victims.“Through subterfuge and impersonation, Obinwanne Okeke engaged in a multi-year global business email and computer hacking scheme that caused a staggering $11 million in losses to his victims,”...
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