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Man sentenced after Facebook helps solve 21 year old case

DALLAS: Justice was finally served after a man was sentenced for the crimes he did 21 years ago all thanks to Facebook. In 1996 a Dallas woman, Manuela Dominguez was raped and murdered while her daughter of 6 months slept in a playpen nearby. Dominguez's husband, Manuel Serrano, found her dead in bed, next to their infant daughter sleeping in a playpen. He told authorities that Victor Serrano, his brother, was the only other person with a key to the Dallas apartment. A neighbor also told police that she saw Victor…

Comedian Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault in retrial

NORRISTOWN, Pa: Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted on Thursday on all three counts of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004, a decisive victory for prosecutors in one of the first celebrity sexual-assault trials of the #MeToo era. Cosby, 80, best known as the lovable father from the 1980s TV hit “The Cosby Show,” faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault of Andrea Constand, who is now 45. Cosby looked down with a sad expression when the Pennsylvania jury’s…

Russian blogger convicted for playing Pokemon Go in church

YEKATERINBURG: A Russian court on Thursday convicted a video blogger of inciting hatred against believers by posting videos online showing him chasing Pokemons in a church, giving him a suspended sentence. Ruslan Sokolovsky, a militant atheist who posted the videos on his YouTube channel, was detained in August 2016 and spent nine months in jail and under house arrest. His case, heard in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, highlighted the role of the powerful Orthodox Church and sparked comparisons with the scandalous case…

31 workers convicted over killing at Indian car plant

NEW DELHI: An Indian court convicted 31 workers Friday over an outburst of deadly violence at a car plant in 2012, including 13 for murder, during one of the country's worst episodes of labour unrest. The court cleared 117 accused who were also facing charges of murder, arson and rioting after hundreds of workers clashed with managers over wages and appointments at the Maruti Suzuki factory in Manesar. The hearing in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, found 13 workers guilty of murdering Awanish Kumar Dev, whose…

Israeli soldier who shot dead prone Palestinian guilty of manslaughter

TEL AVIV: An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground posing no apparent threat was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday after a trial that deeply divided the country. Sentencing is expected at a later date. He faces up to 20 years in prison. The soldier, Elor Azaria, had been on trial for manslaughter in a military court since May, with right-wing politicians defending him despite top army brass harshly condemning the killing. Judge Colonel Maya Heller spent more than…

Massachusetts man convicted of fraud over ‘Kung Fu Panda’ drawings, lawsuit

BOSTON: A Massachusetts man was found guilty by a federal jury on Friday of back-dating drawings he relied on as evidence in his lawsuit against DreamWorks Animation that claimed he had invented the title character in the 2008 film "Kung Fu Panda." A federal jury in Boston convicted Jayme Gordon, 51, on four counts of wire fraud and three counts of perjury after prosecutors accused him of lying in a 2011 lawsuit against the Hollywood studio, the US Attorney's Office in Massachusetts said in a statement. Prosecutors…