Ex-doctor gets life term for murder plot against ex-lover
A jury has sentenced a former Houston medical resident to life imprisonment for plotting the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and his new girlfriend's ex-husband.The Harris County jury in Houston deliberated just over an hour Monday before coming back with the maximum sentence for 40-year-old Leon Philip Jacob. That's after finding him guilty Friday of capital murder solicitation.
The Colorado man who prosecutors said purposely left his toddler unrestrained in the backseat of his car prior to intentionally crashing the vehicle pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree attempted murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison, The Denver Post.
Nathan Weitzel, 31, of Centennial, Colo., deliberately tried to kill his infant son in August 2016 when he drove his Acura sedan at 75 mph into several park cars.
California molester who kept 'child love' manual sentenced
A 25-year-old Southern California man who kept a document on his computer titled "How to Practice Child Love" has been sentenced to 125 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting children as young as 5. David Goodman was sentenced Wednesday.
Weitzel’s son suffered a broken leg, a concussion and a cut to his forehead that required 20 stitches, FOX 31.
Weitzel reportedly told authorities “the reason he wanted to kill [his son] was because being a father was a big responsibility and he did not think he was man enough to raise a child.” He also allegedly admitted to using cocaine.
KUSA previously, citing court documents, that Weitzel thought of killing his son while watching him play at a park.
Weitzel was charged with attempted first-degree murder, child abuse, assault and other charges.
Weitzel pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and had all but the attempted first-degree murder charge dropped. He pleaded guilty to the one charge in February.
“This was a very serious crime in which an innocent child was hurt and very easily … could have been dead,” Arapahoe District Judge Jeffrey Holmes said during Weitzel’s sentencing.
After Weitzel’s prison term, he is sentenced to five years of parole, the Post reported.
MS-13 gang leader in Massachusetts gets 19-year prison sentence .
The leader of a Massachusetts-based affiliate of the notoriously violent MS-13 gang was sentenced on Monday to 19 years in prison after being convicted in the first trial to spill out of a 2016 crackdown that led to charges against 61 people. Rafael Leoner Aguirre, a Salvadoran national who prosecutors said oversaw a reign of violence and mayhem as the leader of an MS-13 "clique" in Chelsea, Massachusetts, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dennis Saylor in Boston.His sentence was confirmed by a spokeswoman for U.S.