Month: November 2009

Sicopata

Sicopata, spanish for psycho, is the nickname Josue Pena, 26, went by in the DC Columbia Heights neighborhood where 9-year-old Oscar Fuentes died last Saturday evening. Pena, shown here at his arraignment in courtroom C-10 of DC Superior Court yesterday,

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Jefferson Sentenced

Former congressman William Jefferson stood with his attorney, Robert Trout, his clasped hands resting on the lectern, as Judge Ellis sentenced him to 13 years in prison. Jefferson, 62, infamous for the $90,000. in cold cash found in his freezer

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Life-Without-Parole for Juveniles?

In 2005 the Supreme Court banned the death penalty for youthful offenders under the age of 18.  Today the court was asked to establish a similar bar to sentencing non-homicide juvenile offenders to life in prison without the possibility of

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