Brianna Ghey’s killers given life sentences for brutal murder

Brianna Ghey’s killers have been given life sentences for her “brutal, planned and sadistic” murder. Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe murdered the 16-year-old in a park in Cheshire in February 2023. Mrs Justice Yip said Jenkinson was motivated by a “deep desire to kill” while Ratcliffe’s motivation was in part hostility to Brianna’s transgender identity. … Read more

Man Allegedly Posed as Minor Online to Meet Child Predator, Then Fatally Shot Him

A Texas man is charged with murder after allegedly posing as a minor to meet and kill a convicted sex offender, according to authorities. The Houston Police Department alleges that in May 2023, James Spencer III, 22, shot and killed victim Sean Connery Showers, 37.  Police claim Showers approached a vehicle in the early morning hours … Read more

Florida man accused of forcing adopted son to live in garage pleads for mercy, sentenced to 5 years in prison

A Florida man who was found guilty of locking his adopted son in a box-like structure in the family’s garage has been sentenced to five years in prison, which is more than what the defense requested but less than the maximum possible sentence of 40 years. Tim Ferriter, 48, was back in court Thursday for … Read more

Event Planner Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Prison for Shoving Beloved Vocal Coach, 87, to Death

Lauren Pazienza was sentenced to 8½ years in state prison on Friday after shoving 87-year-old vocal coach Barbara Gustern to her death last year, according to multiple outlets including the New York Post and Newsday. On Aug. 23, the New York City woman pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree manslaughter and agreed to a sentencing of eight years in state prison, followed … Read more

Disgraced New Orleans cop and ‘mentor’ gets twice as much prison time for sexually assaulting 15-year-old rape victim after judge rejects DOJ-backed deal

After a federal judge rejected a negotiated sentence between the government and the defense, a 55-year-old former officer with the New Orleans Police Department was sentenced to twice as much prison time for sexually assaulting a teen girl he once brought to a hospital for a rape kit. Rodney Vicknair was sentenced to serve 14 … Read more

Scott Eby who kidnapped a 3-year-old Illinois girl, raped her and then drowned her in a creek dies while in prison leading an attorney to declare ‘finally justice for Riley!’

A man who confessed to the 2004 sexual assault and murder of a 3-year-old Illinois girl has died in a state prison, according to state records. Scott Eby, 52, an inmate at the Menard Correctional Center, died on Thursday, according to an online inmate notification system. The death of Riley Fox, whose body was found in a … Read more

Man Gets 100 Years for Accidentally Killing His 8-Year-Old Daughter While Trying to Shoot His 18-Year-Old Son

A Montana man was sentenced to 100 years in prison for unintentionally shooting and killing his 8-year-old daughter while firing shots at the girl’s mother and his son. Tony Louis Valez, 66, of Helena, learned his fate on Wednesday, when Lewis and Clark District Court Judge Mike Menahan handed down the sentence. In September, Valez … Read more