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  US Dept of State - Nairobi Embassy Bomber Given Life Sentence
New York -- A terrorist convicted of murdering 213 Americans and Kenyans was spared the death sentence and given life in prison without the possibility of release June 12 by the same jury that had found him guilty two weeks earlier of bombing the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi in August 1998.
We understand that the consequence of this is that Al-'Owhali will be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of release," the foreperson told Judge Leonard Sand.
Susan Bartley, whose husband and son were killed, said that the sentencing "was not what we hoped for.
usinfo.state.gov /is/Archive_Index/Nairobi_Embassy_Bomber_Given_Life_Sentence.html   (1347 words)

  
  One of 11 in prison serving life sentence - The Boston Globe
In Tennessee, for example, state law requires that any person sentenced to life with the possibility of parole serve at least 51 years before release is considered.
In 2003, one in four lifers was serving a sentence without possibility of parole; in 1992 it was one in six, according to the report.
The study also found that in 1997, 90 percent of those serving life sentences were in prison for a violent offense, including 69 percent for murder.
www.boston.com /news/nation/washington/articles/2004/05/12/one_of_11_in_prison_serving_life_sentence   (576 words)

  
  Life Sentence Prisoners in Scotland - Chapter 1 The historical use of Life Sentences   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this report life sentence prisoners are considered separately under the headings of ‘discretionary life’ and ‘mandatory life’ sentences, ‘discretionary life being the statutory term introduced under the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 to distinguish life prisoners sentenced by the court to life from those whose life sentence is fixed by law.
In the case of mandatory life sentence prisoners the Secretary of State retains responsibility for determining the length of the minimum period to be served and for determining the point of release.
A life sentence is mandatory in the case of anyone over the age of 18 who is convicted of murder and the trial judge has no discretion to vary the sentence according to the individual circumstances of the case.
www.scotland.gov.uk /cru/documents/life-sent-03.htm   (2213 words)

  
 CNN.com - Exchange between Reid, judge follows life sentence - Dec. 6, 2003
Reid, a 29-year-old British citizen, was sentenced to life in prison on three counts: one of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction against U.S. nationals outside the United States and two of interference with flight crew and attendants using a dangerous weapon.
He was also ordered to pay a $2 million fine and sentenced to consecutive 20 year terms on four other counts and a 30 year term on an eighth count.
Defense attorneys had asked for a postponement in sentencing on seven of the counts, insisting classified government documents used against Reid should first be released.
www.cnn.com /2003/LAW/01/30/shoebomber.sentencing/index.html   (648 words)

  
 Latest News - One Of 11 In Prison Serving Life Sentence
The Supreme Court recently upheld the life sentence of Leandro Andrade, whose third strike, or felony conviction, was for the theft of children's videotapes worth $153 that he intended as Christmas gifts for his nieces.
In addition, the report found, there were 23,523 inmates serving a life sentence who were mentally ill and whose acts might have been caused by their illness.
Mauer said, is that inmates serving sentences that once would have been 25 years to life are serving a longer portion of their sentence, or all of it, till they die in prison, thus increasing the number of lifers behind bars.
www.november.org /stayinfo/breaking2/Lifers.html   (1346 words)

  
 LIFE SENTENCE AVAILABLE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The defendant argued that because he committed other crimes that if sentenced consecutively would constitute a "real life" sentence, that the availability of those sentences should be considered mitigating.
The Court determined that this is not a mitigator, although it may be appropriate to consider as an alternate sentence in the proper case.
The Court noted that the possibility of a life sentence is a sentencing option, not a mitigating circumstance.
www.supreme.state.az.us /courtserv/crtproj/capsentguid/page34b.htm   (227 words)

  
 Why Jonathan Pollard Got Life - Middle East Quarterly
Life imprisonment is apparently the harshest punishment ever meted out to someone found guilty of spying during peace time.
Secondly, Pollard was sentenced to life in prison despite the fact that he was never accused of delivering classified information to an enemy of the United States.
As the first sentence of the VIS makes clear, this document was submitted prior to the submission of the government's classified in camera damage assessment affidavit, and was intended only to provide a summary of the more detailed submission to come.
www.meforum.org /article/355   (2124 words)

  
 Maximum Prison Sentence Length -- Crimes and Sentencing of 10-20-Life Felons (August 2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Almost three-fourths (71.6%) of felons who pulled a gun, but did not fire it (10-year mandatory) received total sentences of at least 10 years and less than 20 years; but one-fifth (20.7%) received a total sentence of 25 years or longer, including 154 (9.4%) who were sentenced to life in prison.
About three-fifths (61.2%) of felons who fired a gun without causing injury or death (20-year mandatory) received total sentences of at least 20 years and less than 25 years; and almost two-fifths (38.8%) received total sentences of 25 years or longer, including 26 (12.9%) who were sentenced to life in prison.
More than two-fifths (45.1%) of felons who injured or killed a victim using a gun (25-year to life mandatory) were sentenced to life in prison; and more than half (54.9%) received total sentences of 25 years of longer.
www.dc.state.fl.us /pub/10-20-life/crimes-max.html   (243 words)

  
 Comparative Sentences
The following tables indicate how grossly disproportionate Pollard's life sentence is when compared to the sentences of others who spied for allied nations.
Pollard's life sentence is also disproportionate even when compared to the sentences of those who committed far more serious offences by spying for enemy nations.
This chart shows that Pollard's life sentence is far harsher than most of the sentences received by those who spied for enemies, and thereby committed much more serious offences and treason.
www.jonathanpollard.org /sentences.htm   (279 words)

  
 Life sentence sought in Seattle shooting - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Life sentence sought in Seattle shooting - USATODAY.com
Haq is charged with murder in the death of Pamela Waechter, 58, director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle's annual fundraising campaign, and with five counts of attempted murder in the attack at the federation's downtown offices on July 28.
"While we are relieved that our son, Naveed Haq, has been spared from the ultimate penalty, the death sentence, we mourn over the death of Pamela Waechter and we share our grief and sorrow with the wounded victims of a very tragic shooting," they said.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2006-12-20-jewish-center-shooting_x.htm   (613 words)

  
 Truck driver given life sentence for murder of Falconio - Independent Online Edition > Australasia
Speaking after Bradley Murdoch, a long-distance truck driver and drug runner, was given a life sentence for the murder of Mr Falconio four years ago, Ms Lees said she was "obviously delighted" with the verdict, but said Murdoch should reveal "what he had done with Pete".
Murdoch, 47, was also convicted yesterday of abducting and assaulting Ms Lees, but the trial ended with mystery continuing to surround the motive for the attack, as well as the whereabouts of the body.
She then managed to escape and hide in the bush "like a rabbit" for more than five hours on the moonlit night as Murdoch searched for her with his dog and a torch, sometimes coming within a few feet of her before giving up.
news.independent.co.uk /world/australasia/article333041.ece   (1395 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Life Sentence: Books: Mark Hodkinson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Life Sentence developed cult status as Hodkinson's wry prose touched a chord with fellow supporters, especially during an era when many felt the sport had lost its soul to rampant commercialism.
He also interweaves the life of his football club with the life of his family - a father who is similarly addicted to Rochdale FC and two young sons whom he is hesitant to introduce to the pleasure and pain of Spotland.
Life Sentence is a benchmark work by which other books about football support will be measured.
www.amazon.co.uk /Life-Sentence-Mark-Hodkinson/dp/1903158230   (1176 words)

  
 The Denver Post - Life sentence for man who killed toddler
Robert Hill was sentenced to life plus 48 years on Oct. 27, 2006 in the death of his girlfriend's young daughter.
Prosecutor Lori Tolle asked for the maximum sentence, reminding the court of Hill's previous convictions, beginning when he was a juvenile.
In 2003, Hill was sentenced to three years of probation for the severe head injury he caused by shaking his six-week-old daughter, Jessica, while living in Broomfield.
www.denverpost.com /news/ci_4561935   (471 words)

  
 Miami Criminal Law: Life Sentence Vacated: Client Granted New Trial
In Early 2002 Jackie Woodward was asked by Circuit Judge Trawick to assist a defendant serving a life sentence for an armed robbery in a motion for post conviction relief the defendant had filed pro se (on his own behalf without a lawyer).
The Defendant went to trial with a lawyer who clearly was not prepared, and was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.
After working on the case for over a year, conducting an exhaustive investigation of the facts and all court hearings, Jackie received permission from Judge Trawick to file a new motion for post conviction relief (rather than appealing the motion the Defendant did) raising the new points that she had found during her investigation.
www.miamicriminallaw.net /cases/life_sentence_vacated_client_granted_new_trial.html   (331 words)

  
 Murderer's life sentence reduced. 16/11/2006. ABC News Online
He was given a life sentence for the murder of Canley Vale chemist, Emad Youssef, and a total maximum sentence of 36 years in jail for the other crimes.
The Court of Criminal Appeal today partly upheld his application for the sentences to be reduced, finding the murder of Mr Youssef was not in the worst case category and therefore did not deserve a life sentence.
It has instead imposed a maximum term of 28 years in jail, but that sentence will not start until 2022, meaning Aslett will not be eligible for parole before 2044, when he is 73-years-old.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200611/s1789937.htm   (195 words)

  
 MySpace.com - Life Sentence - Gravesend, London and South East - Metal / Rock / Hardcore - www.myspace.com/lifesentence
Welcome to the world of Life Sentence - quite possibly the Shitkickingest hXc sing-along band in the UK.
Life Sentence have been festering away the last six years and this winter marks the release of their debut album, Doctor Death: 11 tracks of hooky, punchy, ball-busting metal/rock of the most fearsome kind.
What you need to do is get yourself along to a Life Sentence gig right about now to experience the sweaty devastation these songs leave in their wake.
www.myspace.com /lifesentence   (1208 words)

  
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 Worrying about sons is a life sentence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
More interesting is the question of how people should live their lives given that life is so dangerous that we all die in the end.
As Ben Roethlisberger has been this region's favorite adopted son, and Father's Day is this Sunday, I can't help thinking like a father who has a son and daughter of his own and is a preferred customer in that favorite store of worrywart parents, Rosary Beads 'R' Us.
That is the thing: Live life to the full, take risks if you must but hedge your bets by taking reasonable precautions.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06165/698000-154.stm   (696 words)

  
 The Literary Encyclopedia
In the following sentence, there are actually three sentences thrown together, the subject of the first being voices, the subject of the second being we, the subject of the third being there (a kind of placeholder for a subject).
Sentences which include non-restrictive relative clauses contain two independent statements, one of which can be dropped without harm to the main clause.
When the paragraph is not the first in a section, the first sentence should also establish a relationship with the preceding paragraph, perhaps helping to draw what was said in the preceding paragraph together as it establishes the ground for what is about to be discussed.
www.litencyc.com /stylebook/stylebook.php   (12117 words)

  
 HM Prison Service - Life Sentenced Prisoners
This sentence is available for persons aged over 10 but under 18 convicted of offences other than murder, for which a life sentence may be passed on an adult.
Every life sentenced prisoner or offender sentenced to IPP has to serve a minimum term of imprisonment to act as a deterrent and for retribution.
On release offenders with an IPP sentence will be subject to supervisoin on licence but in contrast to life licensees they can apply to the Parole Board to have their licence cancelled after 10 years (and at yearly intervals thereafter).
www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk /adviceandsupport/prison_life/lifesentencedprisoners   (646 words)

  
 Life sentence for murders | The Courier-Mail
Scott Geoffrey Maygar, 20, was yesterday sentenced to a mandatory life sentence of 20 years for the multiple murders in Toowoomba on May 30, 2005.
Maygar was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering David James Lyons, 17, and a second life sentence for murdering Michael Ross Thompson, 30.
He also was sentenced to 15 years' jail for the manslaughter of Tyson James Wilson, 17, and 10 years' jail for each of four counts of raping a young woman, all in the same evening at a Toowoomba unit.
www.news.com.au /couriermail/story/0,20797,21316251-3102,00.html?from=public_rss   (732 words)

  
 daily reflection - life sentence
We have a life, its as long as it happens, a day at a time, and every day is one we remember and file away in our memory.
And our life sentence is every stored experience we use to make each day work as we live it.
Our life sentence is how we measure and define ourselves with our code, our way of life and our humanity.
nodotny.tripod.com /chronicle/918.html   (1353 words)

  
 CNN.com - Florida teen gets life sentence - March 9, 2001
Lazarus also rejected arguments that the sentence was cruel and unusual punishment, that neither Lionel nor his mother understood what was before them when they rejected a plea bargain and that a psychiatrist's remarks may have prejudiced the case against him.
Lionel's attorneys tried to convince the judge that the boy's sentence should be reduced in part because he and his mother never understood the ramifications of rejecting the deal and going to trial.
Though prosecutors are arguing for the mandatory sentence, they have said they would not be opposed to a commutation of that sentence by Gov. Jeb Bush.
edition.cnn.com /2001/LAW/03/09/wrestling.sentence.04   (914 words)

  
 Isn't one life sentence enough? - By Daniel Engber - Slate Magazine
Under Kansas law, the standard life sentence is "15 to life," meaning the offender gets his first parole hearing after 15 years.
Because the crime was committed in "an especially heinous, atrocious or cruel manner," the minimum duration of that life sentence is 40 years.
In cases where the accumulation of life sentences has no practical effect—for example, in states where life sentences don't include the possibility for parole—courts assign multiple life terms for a few reasons.
www.slate.com /id/2124796   (504 words)

  
 Life sentence for child pornographer - Boston.com
A federal program that identifies alleged child molesters by publicizing their photographs has led to a life sentence for a five-time sex offender.
James A. Reigle Jr., 46, was convicted in Baltimore federal court in October and sentenced Friday for sexually exploiting minors to produce child pornography, conspiracy to transport child pornography and shipping child pornography.
Before getting the life sentence Friday, Reigle was sentenced in 2002 by a federal judge in Harrisburg to three years in prison for possessing child pornography.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2006/02/17/life_sentence_for_child_pornographer   (343 words)

  
 Citrus: Jury recommends life sentence
Myers must be sentenced under the guidelines in effect when he was arrested.
Myers would be eligible for parole in 25 years on the first-degree murder sentence, though Stephen Toner Jr., Genie Toner's husband and co-counsel, said that is unlikely.
Given two unpleasant sentencing options -- life in prison or death -- they were pleased with the recommendation Monday.
www.sptimes.com /News/110299/Citrus/Jury_recommends_life_.shtml   (818 words)

  
 life sentence definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
life sentence definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
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judgment of life imprisonment: a court verdict that condemns a convicted felon to spend the rest of his or her life, or a very lengthy period, in prison.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861696616   (91 words)

  
 CNN.com - Florida teen gets life sentence - March 9, 2001
Lazarus also rejected arguments that the sentence was cruel and unusual punishment, that neither Lionel nor his mother understood what was before them when they rejected a plea bargain and that a psychiatrist's remarks may have prejudiced the case against him.
Lionel's attorneys tried to convince the judge that the boy's sentence should be reduced in part because he and his mother never understood the ramifications of rejecting the deal and going to trial.
Though prosecutors are arguing for the mandatory sentence, they have said they would not be opposed to a commutation of that sentence by Gov. Jeb Bush.
archives.cnn.com /2001/LAW/03/09/wrestling.sentence.04/index.html   (953 words)

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