A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional.
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Donald Trump closed his first trip as president overseas with a visit to a NATO summit in the Belgian capital Brussels, a city he once denigrated as a “hellhole.” Though he praised the Belgian Royal Palace for its “warm welcome,” his sojourn was filled with a string of awkward moments and photo ops, including an over-the-top power handshake with French President Emmanuel Macron. Related story: ‘Knuckles turning white’: Macron is a match for the Trump power handshake _____ See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
The world's most famous sled dog race has lost a major backer, and Alaska race officials are blaming animal rights organizations for pressuring corporate sponsors outside the state like Wells Fargo with ''manipulative information'' about the treatment of the dogs. Wells Fargo spokesman David Kennedy said Wednesday the banking institution's investment in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has declined since 2010. PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, lauded the decision.
A man who claims Detroit police framed him for a 1992 slaying walked out of prison for the first time in 25 years after new tests showed bullets taken from the victim's body didn't come from a gun that was presented at trial as the murder weapon. "Justice prevailed," Desmond Ricks, 51, told The Associated Press after enjoying a grilled turkey-and-cheese sandwich with his legal team at a restaurant in Marshall, Michigan. The Innocence Clinic at University of Michigan law school asked Judge Richard Skutt to reopen the case after prosecutors in 2015 turned over photos of two bullets removed from the victim, Gerry Bennett.