Death penalty sought in inmate killing  | ajc.com

Because Brian Richardson is already serving the equivalent of a life sentence for a series of armed robberies, a sentence of life without parole is “simply no punishment,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill McKinnon said during closing arguments of a six-week trial. Richardson’s lawyer, federal defender Brian Mendelsohn, asked for mercy, saying his client and siblings…

Skakel Loses Sentence Reduction Bid – Courant.com

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel has lost his bid for a reduction in his prison sentence of 20 years to life for a 1975 killing. A three-judge panel rejected Skakel’s request in a decision obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The panel says there was nothing inappropriate about the sentence. via Skakel Loses Sentence Reduction Bid…

Jacksonville man convicted of manslaughter then acquitted of murder in 2 killings in 1 morning | jacksonville.com

Evans A man was convicted of manslaughter in one killing and then acquitted in another that occurred just hours earlier in a West Jacksonville neighborhood. After approximately nine hours of deliberations, Rashard Antwan Evans, 23, was convicted for his involvement in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Monquell Deshaun Wimberly as he rode his bicycle down…