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February 14, 2017 | New York Times

Pedro Hernandez, a former bodega stock clerk who confessed to luring 6-year-old Etan Patz into a basement and attacking him, was found guilty on Tuesday of murder and kidnapping, a long-awaited step toward closure in a case that bedeviled investigators for decades and changed forever the way parents watched over their children.

A Manhattan jury...

February 14, 2017 | USA Today

As prosecutors, our business is public safety. And our experience at the helm of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence – a bipartisan coalition advancing prosecutorial and policy solutions to the crisis of gun violence in our cities and towns — informs us that people with serious mental illness should not have unfettered access to guns.

February 10, 2017 | Courthouse News Service

Stolen from a burial ground west of Thessaloniki in 1989, an ancient Greek sarcophagus fragment inspired stirring words of praise, poetry and gratitude at a repatriation ceremony on Friday. “Whoever neglects the arts has lost the past and is dead to the future,” Greece’s consul general Konstantinos Koutras proclaimed, prefacing his remarks...

January 26, 2017 | CBS New York

A teenage suspect was convicted Wednesday in a double shooting at the Bryant Park ice skating rink that left a boy paralyzed. Cory Dunton, 19, was convicted in the Nov. 9, 2013 shooting at the rink. 

January 12, 2017 | PIX 11

A man who hacked his wife with a meat cleaver was sentenced to 13 years in prison Wednesday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said. Ming Guang Huang, 32, attacked his then-23-year-old-wife on a Chinatown sidewalk in February 2013, court documents show. She suffered deep gashes to her head, neck and body.

January 10, 2017 | DNAinfo

A pair of grifters who bashed a Manhattan homeowner into unconsciousness and then looted his apartment last year were sentenced to prison Monday, the DA’s office said.

January 05, 2017 | New York Post

A 32-member crack cocaine-trafficking ring was brought down and 21 members hauled into a Manhattan courtroom on conspiracy and related charges Wednesday...“These arrests shutter an alleged criminal organization that pumped narcotics into a quiet residential neighborhood 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr...

January 05, 2017 | DNAinfo

A man who assaulted three women during a vicious one-night crime spree in Harlem has been sentenced to serve 52 years-to-life in prison.

January 05, 2017 | CBS New York

A 57-year-old man was sentenced to 52 years-to-life in prison after attacking three women in one night in 2015 in Harlem.

January 04, 2017 | DNAinfo

A Virginia man was sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison Wednesday for a fatal shooting he carried out while in the city for a family party. Bryan Rogers, 32, shot Todd Wilson, 48, inside the Manhattanville Houses at 1420 Amsterdam Ave. in the summer of 2014 after a heated argument fueled by alcohol, officials said.