NY attorney general: Debt collector went overboard with sexual threats and harassment

NY: Debt collector used sex threats, harassment

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s attorney general said Tuesday he is trying to shut down a debt collector whose employees used outrageous tactics in several states, such as threatening to sexually attack one debtor’s daughter, berating people as drunks and deadbeats, and bullying others with threats of arrest.

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With judge on trial for misconduct, lawyer for executed man defends efforts to file appeal

Lawyers spar in trial of judge over death-row case

SAN ANTONIO — An attorney for a death-row inmate defended the efforts he made to file a last-minute appeal as he testified Tuesday in the trial of a judge accused of misconduct for closing her court before the condemned man’s request was received.

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Witness says Kan. student who was also a porn model left bar with man accused of killing her

Witness tells of night out before porn model death

EL DORADO, Kan. — A Kansas college student who led a secret life as an Internet porn model spent the evening she disappeared with her friends at various bars, where she was seen leaving with the man accused of killing her, witnesses testified Tuesday.

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1 of 4 boys charged in Liberian girl’s rape ruled incompetent to understand case against him

Judge: Liberian boy charged in rape incompetent

PHOENIX — A juvenile court judge ruled Tuesday that a 10-year-old boy charged in the alleged gang-rape of an 8-year-old Liberian girl be released from juvenile detention and placed in a therapeutic foster-care home.

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Ohio executes triggerman who killed woman, injured woman’s son in 1995 murder-for-hire scheme

Ohio executes triggerman in murder-for-hire scheme

LUCASVILLE, Ohio — Ohio on Tuesday executed a murder-for-hire triggerman for killing the mother of his intended target, who lay severely wounded nearby as his mother died.

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NY man sentenced to 25 years in prison for hate crime slaying of transgender woman

NY man gets 25 years for transgender hate killing

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — An upstate New York man has been sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison for the hate crime killing of a transgender woman.

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Trial begins in case of Haitian mom, 12-year-old son sexually assaulted by teen gang in Fla.

Trial begins in sexual assault of mother and son

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Jury selection has begun in the trial of two suspects accused in the 2007 rape and assault of a mother and her young son.

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Trial to begin in Florida sexual assault of mother and son by gang of teenagers

Trial to begin in sexual assault of mother and son

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Jury selection will begin in the trial of two suspects accused in a brutal 2007 rape and assault of a mother and her 12-year-old son.

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Ohio murder-for-hire triggerman, after exhausting appeals, awaits execution for 1995 killing

Ohio murder-for-hire triggerman awaits execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The triggerman in an Ohio murder-for-hire scheme that killed a 66-year-old woman and critically wounded her son is awaiting execution after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his final appeal.

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Clerk: Texas judge on trial for misconduct didn’t shut access to court before death-row appeal

Clerk: Judge didn’t shut court to death-row appeal

SAN ANTONIO — The ethics trial of a Texas judge who closed her court before a death row inmate could file an appeal began Monday with her lawyers suggesting she wasn’t the only judge who knew a last shot at a reprieve was in the works.

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