Texas Governor Pardons Ex-Sergeant Serving 25-Year Murder Sentence, Sparks Controversy Amid New Accusations

Austin, Texas – A former United States Army sergeant convicted of murder for fatally shooting an armed demonstrator during protests in 2020 has been pardoned by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. This decision comes after the Texas board of pardons and paroles unanimously recommended that Daniel Perry, serving a 25-year sentence since his conviction in 2023, be pardoned and have his firearms rights restored. Perry was found guilty by a jury in Austin for the murder …

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Inmate serving time for spitting on police officer murdered at Texas prison

AMARILLO, Texas – An inmate at the Clements Unit was tragically murdered. This inmate, Antwan DeAngelo Alexander, was serving a three-year sentence for harassment of a public servant after spitting on a police officer in February 2021. Alexander, 34, was beaten to death in his cell on Monday, and his cellmate is believed to be the assailant, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Court records obtained by ABC 7 News revealed that Alexander’s …

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Indiana Man Serving 20-Year Sentence for Producing Child Abuse Images Dies in Federal Prison

PORTAGE, Indiana – Romio Hawkins, a 26-year-old man serving a 20-year prison sentence for producing child abuse images, was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at a federal prison in Milan, Michigan, on Monday. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons confirmed his death in a statement, indicating that life-saving efforts were unsuccessful. Hawkins, who had been at the Milan prison for 13 months, had pleaded guilty to producing child sexual abuse images in 2022. The charges against …

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Italian Mobster Serving Life Sentence Earns Honors Degree Writing Thesis Confessing to Unsolved Murders

CATANZARO, Italy – An incarcerated Italian mobster has made headlines for an unexpected achievement while serving a life sentence at the Calabrian prison of Catanzaro. Catello Romano, 33, graduated with honors, earning a sociology degree with a 170-page thesis that delved into his life of crime and contained confessions to three unsolved murders. According to reports, the gangster-turned-undergraduate detailed his criminal history in the dissertation, portraying a vivid account of his involvement in various crimes, …

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Oscar Pistorius Released on Parole After Serving Half His Sentence

Pretoria, South Africa – Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been released on parole by South Africa’s Department of Correctional Services. Pistorius, a double-amputee and sprinter who made headlines with his prosthetic legs, was convicted of killing his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in a highly-publicized case. Pistorius shot Steenkamp through the bathroom door of his home, claiming he believed she was an intruder. He served half of his sentence before being granted parole on Friday. The …

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Mother Serving Life Sentence for Murdering 8-Year-Old Daughter Dies in British Columbia Prison

British Columbia – A woman serving a life sentence for the murder of her eight-year-old daughter has died in custody at the Fraser Valley Institution in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Lisa Batstone, 50, passed away on January 1, according to a news release from the Correctional Service Canada. The cause of death has not been disclosed, but an internal investigation has been initiated, as is standard procedure for all in-custody deaths. Four years ago, Batstone was …

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“Parole Possibilities” Major Criminals Up for Release in 2024 After Serving Decades Behind Bars

Columbia, South Carolina: In 2024, the possibility of parole for some of America’s most infamous criminals looms. However, their release is contingent upon proving they have been rehabilitated and showing remorse for their heinous crimes. One of the notorious criminals is Susan Smith, known as the “Murderer Mom” of South Carolina. Smith, who infamously let her car roll into a lake with her two young sons inside, is scheduled for a parole hearing in November …

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