KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri jail nurse who allegedly wanted to marry a man convicted of killing a lottery winner has been charged with poisoning her husband and setting their home on fire, according to court records. Amy Murray, 40, is facing charges including first-degree murder and arson in the Dec. 11 death of her husband, Joshua Murray. Investigators said he was found dead in the master bedroom of the couple’s burned-out home in Iberia, and that his wife later told the prison inmate in a recorded phone call that they could get married because her husband was “out of the picture.” An autopsy determined her husband was poisoned by a chemical in antifreeze and likely died before the blaze started. Amy Murray remained jailed Monday on a $750,000 bond. Her attorney didn’t immediately return a phone message Monday seeking comment from The Associated Press. Murray reported finding the home ablaze when she returned from taking the couple’s … [Read more...] about A jail nurse who allegedly wanted to marry a convicted murderer has been charged with poisoning her husband
Man convicted 72 times
Carlo J. Marinello II took his federal tax conviction all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won. But despite his landmark victory, the 72-year old Buffalo man found himself back in court Wednesday, this time facing prosecutors intent on sending him back to prison anyway. Marinello's lawyer called the government's efforts "vindictive" and reminded U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny that his client's only felony conviction was overturned by the high court. "I implore you, judge," said defense lawyer Joseph M. LaTona. "This isn't about money. This is about power." In the end, Skretny decided to keep Marinello out of prison and instead sentenced the former small business owner to "time served," a reference to the 21 months he already had spent in prison. The judge's decision will end the government's campaign to return Marinello to jail unless prosecutors appeal. Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell J. Ippolito Jr. said the government will review Skretny's ruling before making a … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court overturned a Buffalo man’s conviction. But prosecutors tried to send him back to prison.
Associated Press Published 6:37 AM EST Nov 12, 2018 Lansing – A Lansing-area man has been sentenced to at least 72 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl he was taking care of at the time. The sentencing of 51-year-old Anthony Bonner came after an Ingham County jury convicted him of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and other counts for the May 2017 assault. The Lansing State Journal reports Bonner maintained he was innocent, but Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said she was believed he was someone who shouldn’t be released from prison. Bonner was arrested after the girl told her mother that “Uncle Anthony” had assaulted her and threatened to hurt her if she told anyone. Bonner has a Michigan criminal record dating back to 1986 that includes convictions for arson, drug charges and assault with a dangerous weapon. … [Read more...] about Man sentenced to 72 years in prison for assault of girl, 9
By Keri Blakinger Published 9:13 am CDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 Convicted killer Charles Raby says in a death row interview that he “said what they wanted me to” at trial. Convicted killer Charles Raby says in a death row interview that he “said what they wanted me to” at trial. Photo: Julio Cortez, Chronicle Photo: Julio Cortez, Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Convicted killer Charles Raby says in a death row interview that he “said what they wanted me to” at trial. Convicted killer Charles Raby says in a death row interview that he “said what they wanted me to” at trial. Photo: Julio Cortez, Chronicle Federal appeals court turns down Houston death row inmate convicted of … [Read more...] about Federal appeals court turns down Houston death row inmate convicted of stabbing elderly woman
If a man takes his case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and wins, you might assume his legal woes are behind him. Not so. Just ask Carlo J. Marinello III. Marinello, the Buffalo man who made history by successfully challenging his income tax conviction before the nation's highest court, is facing a possible return to prison. Even though his sole felony conviction was vacated, federal prosecutors want the former small-business owner to finish his three-year prison term. Now 72, Marinello has already spent 21 months in custody. "Unquestionably, Mr. Marinello has served more time than he was originally sentenced to," defense lawyer Joseph M. LaTona said in court papers. LaTona said his client's three-year sentence stemmed from the felony conviction that was overturned and noted that each of his misdemeanor convictions for tax evasion carried one-year concurrent sentences. Prosecutors point out that Marinello has a long history of avoiding taxes and, during his trial, was found … [Read more...] about Despite Supreme Court win in tax case, Buffalo man may be looking at prison