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June 18, 2013 | By Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press
PHOENIX - An Arizona man on trial for sending his 16-year-old nephew into a busy intersection last summer with a fake grenade launcher was convicted Monday of endangering the teen's life and carrying out a terrorism hoax. Jurors in Maricopa County Superior Court got the case Monday afternoon and deliberated two hours before finding 40-year-old filmmaker Michael David Turley guilty of endangerment and knowingly giving a false impression in the July 28 terrorism scenario. Sentencing is set for Aug. 8. Prosecutors said Turley faces penalties ranging from probation to more than five years in prison.
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May 30, 2013 | Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. - A New Jersey man who conspired with his brother to violate federal elections laws has been sentenced to two years of probation. Benedetto Bigica, 46, of Elmwood Park, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Newark. He had pleaded guilty in January to conspiring to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act. Prosecutors said Bigica and his brother, Joseph Bigica, of Franklin Lakes, conspired to make more than $21,000 in illegal contributions to the campaign committee of a federal candidate.
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May 29, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The sister-in-law of Kermit Gosnell - the West Philadelphia abortion doctor serving life for murdering three infants born alive during abortions - was sentenced Tuesday to a year's probation for lying to a county grand jury investigating the 2009 overdose death of an abortion patient. Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner praised Elizabeth Hampton's decision to plead guilty and testify against Gosnell, whom Lerner called a "charismatic sociopath. " In a related development Tuesday, federal prosecutors filed notice that Gosnell, 72, would plead guilty June 6 to drug charges involving the sale of prescriptions for dangerous narcotics.
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May 24, 2013 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The District Attorney's Office will ask a judge Friday to keep Herbert and Catherine Schaible behind bars on a probation violation even if the Philadelphia faith-healing couple posts bail in the murder case of their infant son. Wednesday, the Schaibles were charged with third-degree murder in the death of Brandon Scott Schaible, who was 7 months old when he died April 18 of bacterial pneumonia, severe dehydration, and strep after his parents withheld...
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May 24, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
THE "FAITH-HEALING" parents who were charged with third-degree murder Wednesday for not seeking medical care for their bacterial pneumonia-stricken baby will learn this morning if they'll get bail or remain behind bars. At a 1 a.m. arraignment yesterday, Herbert and Catherine Schaible were granted bail at $250,000 each. But in the afternoon, before they had a chance to post bail, Judge Benjamin Lerner stayed the earlier order at the request of the District Attorney's Office - which wants the couple held without bail.
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May 15, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former New Jersey state trooper who led an "embarrassing" high-speed escort of luxury sports cars to Atlantic City was sentenced Monday to a year of probation. Nadir Nassry, who had held the rank of sergeant, also must perform 75 hours of community service as part of the sentence imposed by Superior Court Judge Bradley J. Ferencz in Middlesex County. Nassry, 48, of Phillipsburg, forfeited his job when he pleaded guilty in March to falsifying or tampering with records. He had been on the force for 26 years, earning an annual salary of $110,000.
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April 24, 2013 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
SHAQUANA OUTLAW lived up to her last name and beat school crossing guard Alicia Carranco so badly in September 2010 that Carranco still sees doctors for her lingering mental and physical problems. But a judge on Friday punished Outlaw, 22, with just probation, outraging Carranco and the crowd of crossing guards who showed up to support her. "This is saying: Go ahead and beat them up, because you'll go to court and be acquitted," said Carranco, 51, who still cries about the attack.
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April 22, 2013 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Northeast Philadelphia couple sentenced to probation for practicing faith healing after the 2009 death of their ill toddler son are again under criminal investigation in connection with the death of their 8-month-old son Thursday. Herbert and Catherine Schaible - members of a church that shuns medical care - were convicted of involuntary manslaughter for failing to bring their 2-year-old son to a doctor when he was sick with bacterial pneumonia. The couple had prayed over the sick child and called a funeral director when he died.
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April 22, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Bucks County woman killed by her ex-husband in front of her 16-year-old daughter Thursday has been identified by the District Attorney's Office as Violeta Isackov. She had been the second wife of Kenneth Philipp, who, according to court records, had a history of menacing behavior. Philipp, 50, was killed Thursday in a shootout with police around 6 p.m., after he killed Isackov and injured her daughter by firing three shots from a 12-gauge shotgun point-blank into their car outside a Lower Southampton dress shop, according to District Attorney David Heckler.
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April 22, 2013
HACKENSACK, N.J. - A former North Jersey high school football coach will not serve jail time for sex acts with a 17-year-old female student and for asking the girl to lie about their relationship. Scott Rubinetti, 40, instead was sentenced Friday to five years of probation. He must register as a sex offender under Megan's Law and is barred from working or volunteering as a teacher or a coach. Rubinetti pleaded guilty last month to criminal sexual contact and witness-tampering in a plea deal with Bergen County prosecutors.
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