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couple pleads not guilty to charges in uw shooting during milo yiannopoulos spee


elizabeth hokoana pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault, with a firearm enhancement, stemming from the shooting; marc hokoana pleaded not guilty to third-degree assault over his alleged use of pepper spray.a seattle couple pleaded not guilty wednesday to assault charges filed in connection with the jan. 20 shooting of a protester outside a speech at the university of washington by former breitbart editor milo yiannopoulos.appearing at the king county courthouse, elizabeth hokoana pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree assault, with a firearm enhancement, stemming from the shooting.her husband, marc hokoana, pleaded not guilty to one count of third-degree assault over his alleged use of pepper spray.king county prosecutors allege the two, both 29, had armed themselves — him wi






wife claims she shot protester outside uw event for milo yiannopoulos


elizabeth hokoana shot a protester because she believed her husband, marc hokoana, was in imminent danger of death or serious injury during a jan. 20 demonstration at the university of washington, her attorney says.the wife of the man initially suspected of shooting and wounding a protester during a january demonstration at the university of washington has told police and prosecutors that she was the person who fired, her attorney said tuesday.in an interview with the seattle times, the attorney, steve wells, said his client, elizabeth hokoana, shot the protester because she believed her husband, marc hokoana, was in imminent danger of death or serious injury during the jan. 20 incident in red square.“the evidence shows mrs. hokoana was legally justified,’’ wells said of the incident, whic






couple charged in shooting outside seattle right-wing event


seattle — prosecutors on monday charged a couple in connection with a shooting during a demonstration over the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the university of washington in january. lawyers for the two said they acted in self-defense.elizabeth hokoana, 29, was charged with first-degree assault for shooting a 34-year-old protester in the abdomen. her husband, marc hokoana, was charged with third-degree assault.joshua dukes, 34, was critically injured in the jan. 20 shooting and had several surgeries before he was released from a hospital.the shooting happened outside the university auditorium appearance of milo yiannopoulos, a far-right commentator known for leading a hate campaign that resulted in a lifetime ban from twitter.prosecuting attorney dan satterberg said that the two too






wife says she shot protester outside right-wing event


seattle — the wife of a man who was initially suspected of shooting and wounded a protester during a demonstration over the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the university of washington has told police she was the one who fired.the seattle times reports (https://goo.gl/9wosjy ) attorney steve wells told the newspaper that his client, 29-year-old elizabeth hokoana, shot the person because she believed her husband, marc hokoana, was in imminent danger of death or serious injury.the incident happened jan. 20 outside the appearance of political provocateur and trump supporter milo yiannopoulos (yuh-nah'-poh-lihs).wells says the evidence shows she was legally justified to shoot.the case remains under investigation by university police and has yet to be submitted to the king county prosecut






uw police seek felony assault charge against alleged shooter during milo yiannop


the charging recommendation comes after a nearly three-month investigation into the jan. 20 shooting of one of the organizers of a raucous demonstration in red square over the appearance of the then-breitbart news editor.university of washington police are recommending a felony assault charge against a woman who they say shot a protester outside a hall where “alt-right” provocateur milo yiannopoulos was speaking on campus in january, according to two sources familiar with the investigation.the recommendation was submitted wednesday by uw police detectives to the king county prosecutor’s office, where senior prosecutors will review the investigation and make a charging decision, possibly as early as next week, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.the police recommen






ex-counselor at melville camp admits sexually abusing boy


advertisement | advertise on newsdaykeith meyn, who possessed a massive collection of child pornography, pleaded guilty june 21st, 2017. david greenberg pleaded guilty today before judge barbara kahn in riverhead to four counts of possession of sexual performance by a child. (credit: scpd) a former counselor at a melville day camp admitted in court thursday that he tied up an 11-year-old boy and sexually abused him while another counselor video recorded it.david greenberg, 37, now of north carolina but formerly of suffolk county, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual act and possessing a sexual performance by a child. he will be sentenced in october to 25 years in...






former federal officer pleads guilty in wife’s killing


washington (ap) — a former federal officer convicted in a deadly shooting rampage has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his estranged wife. the washington post reports that 64-year-old eulalio tordil pleaded guilty on monday to killing gladys tordil on may 5, 2016, in the parking lot of a high school in beltsville where she was picking up her daughters. beltsville is in prince george’s county.in april, tordil pleaded guilty to fatally shooting two strangers during apparent carjacking attempts, one outside a bethesda shopping mall and the other at a nearby shopping center. those shootings took place in montgomery county the day after tordil’s shooting.






3rd florida man guilty for burning cross in couple's yard


port richey, fla. — a third florida man has pleaded guilty to setting a wooden cross on fire in an interracial couple's yard.federal prosecutors said in a statement tuesday that 56-year-old william dennis of port richey pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to threaten, intimidate and interfere with an interracial couple's enjoyment of their housing rights. two other men previously pleaded guilty.officials say the men were living in a largely white community in pasco county when an african-american couple moved into a house on his street. on halloween 2012, sigler and two others decided to burn a cross in the couple's yard to intimidate them.one of the men was sentenced to more than three years in prison. sentencings for dennis and the other man are pending.






mom of twin toddler boys killed in house fire pleads guilty


batavia, n.y. — the mother of twin toddler boys who died in a western new york house fire while she left them alone to buy marijuana has pleaded guilty in connection to their deaths.twenty-five-year-old heather ace pleaded guilty monday in batavia town court to a single count of endangering the welfare of a child. prosecutors say the potential punishment — a fine and up to a year in jail — is the same whether she'd pleaded guilty to one or two counts.two-year-olds michael and micah gard were killed when their mother's batavia home caught fire last may. authorities say ace had left the boys alone for about 90 minutes while she went out to buy pot and an alcoholic drink.the cause of the fire hasn't been determined.






ex-counselor at melville camp admits sexually abusing boy


advertisement | advertise on newsdaykeith meyn, left, who possessed a massive collection of child pornography, pleaded guilty june 21, 2017. david greenberg, right pleaded guilty on thursday to first-degree criminal sexual act and possessing a sexual performance by a child. (credit: scpd) a former counselor at a melville day camp admitted in court thursday that he tied up a then-9-year-old boy to a bed and sexually abused him while another counselor video-recorded it.david greenberg, 37, now of north carolina, but formerly of suffolk county, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual act and possessing a sexual performance by a child. he will be sentenced in october to...






man guilty of covering up teenager's slaying for 31 years


morrisville, pa. — a pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to hiding information about a 14-year-old 's murder for 31 years.fifty-three-year-old robert sanders pleaded guilty tuesday in bucks county to two counts of hindering the apprehension of 56-year-old george shaw jr.shaw was living in geneva, florida, when he was charged in october 2015 with the 1984 and killing of barbara rowan.she was a neighbor who baby shaw's daughter when he lived in bucks county in the philadelphia suburbs. she was drugged, d and killed. her whose body was found in the woods.authorities allege that shaw was high on methamphetamine at the time. he's awaiting trial and has pleaded not guilty.sanders acknowledged helping shaw dump the body and keeping that secret from police. he faces up to 14 years in prison.






former uaw official pleads guilty in fiat chrysler case


ann arbor, mich. — a former united auto workers associate director has pleaded guilty to misusing money from fiat chrysler that was intended to train blue-collar workers.sixty-five-year-old virdell king pleaded guilty tuesday to one felony count of conspiracy to violate the labor management relations act. under a plea agreement, she faces up to 16 months in prison and restitution payments of up to $15,000. a judge set her sentencing for jan. 3, 2018.king is the second person to plead guilty in the case. the government says former fiat chrysler labor executive al iacobelli provided uaw officials with credit cards linked to the company-sponsored training center. iacobelli has pleaded not guilty.the detroit news reports king and her attorney declined to comment after her appearance in u.s. di






world trade center construction firm partner pleads guilty


new york (ap) — a prosecutor says a man with ties to the bonanno organized crime family and a secret partner in a world trade center construction firm has pleaded guilty to criminal charges.vincent vertuccio pleaded guilty wednesday in brooklyn federal court. acting u.s. attorney bridget rohde says the 61-year-old maspeth, new york, resident pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and making a false tax return. she says he also has agreed to pay over $1 million in restitution.prosecutors say vertuccio hid his control of a construction company when it was bidding to do work on the one world trade center project. they say he also hid his interest to hide taxable income he received from the construction company.vertuccio could face up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced.most read stori






ohio man facing federal terrorism charges pleads guilty


cleveland — an ohio man has pleaded guilty to charges brought after the fbi said he threatened u.s. military members online on behalf of the islamic state.fbi officials say terrence mcneil posted a file on his tumblr page in september 2015 that contained the names and addresses of military personnel. the akron man then allegedly urged supporters of the islamic state to behead the people mentioned in the file.u.s. attorney's office spokesman mike tobin says mcneil pleaded guilty tuesday in federal court in cleveland.tobin says mcneil pleaded to five counts of solicitation to commit a crime of violence and five counts of making threatening interstate communications, with five other charges dismissed. sentencing is aug. 2.a message was left with mcneil's lawyer seeking comment on the guilty p






prosecutor says alabama governor has resigned and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressmontgomery, ala. (ap) — prosecutor says alabama governor has resigned and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor campaign finance charges.the associated presscustom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






katie rough death: girl pleads guilty to manslaughter


a 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to killing seven-year-old katie rough.the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility.katie was found with severe lacerations to her neck and chest on a playing field in woodthorpe, york, on 9 january. she died later in hospital.the girl entered her plea via video link at leeds crown court.






parents plead to charges in boy's fatal shooting of sister


toledo, ohio — the parents of a 2-year-old girl fatally shot by her 6-year-old brother have pleaded to ohio misdemeanor charges in the child's death.twenty-seven-year-old turhan johnson, of toledo, pleaded guilty wednesday to negligent homicide for failing to secure the handgun.twenty-three-year-old kayla johnson pleaded no contest to obstruction of official business for lying to police and cleaning up evidence from the shooting.turhan johnson, the father of the girl and stepfather of the boy, said he left the gun in his pocket when he went to bed after returning home from a 14-hour security guard shift in december. he said gunshot woke him up.the couple's daughter, journi, was shot in the head.turhan johnson's attorney declined to comment thursday. kayla johnson's lawyer didn't respond to






ex-oyster bay supervisor venditto, others charged with corruption


former oyster bay supervisor john venditto pleaded not guilty thursday to charges stemming from a monthslong investigation of public corruption in oyster bay by the nassau county district attorney’s office.venditto pleaded not guilty to several charges, including conspiracy, official misconduct, corrupt use of position or authority, and defrauding government.most popularhe was one of seven people with connections to the town who surrendered early thursday to face charges in three separate indictments.others who pleaded not guilty to various charges were: frank antetomaso, 77, of massapequa, former oyster bay town public works commissioner, and richard porcelli sr., 70, of ronkonkoma, venditto’s campaign manager and longtime friend; frank nocerino, a former oyster bay town parks commissione






mother pleads guilty in deaths of twins who died in fire while she was buying po


batavia, n.y. -- the mother of twin toddler boys who died in a western new york house fire while she left them alone to buy marijuana has pleaded guilty in connection to their deaths.heather ace, 25, pleaded guilty monday in batavia town court to a single count of endangering the welfare of a child. prosecutors say the potential punishment -- a fine and up to a year in jail -- is the same whether she’d pleaded guilty to one or two counts.michael and micah gard, both 2 years old, were killed when ace’s batavia home caught fire last may.authorities say ace had left the boys alone for about 90 minutes while she went out to buy pot and an alcoholic drink.ace received two calls and a text from her mother around 10 p.m. that night, according to cbs buffalo affiliate wivb, telling her that her ho






ex-oyster bay supervisor venditto, others charged with corruption


former oyster bay supervisor john venditto pleaded not guilty thursday to charges stemming from a monthslong investigation of public corruption in oyster bay by the nassau county district attorney’s office.venditto pleaded not guilty to several charges, including conspiracy, official misconduct, corrupt use of position or authority, and defrauding government.most popularhe was one of seven people with connections to the town who surrendered early thursday to face charges in three separate indictments.others who pleaded not guilty to various charges were: frank antetomaso, 77, of massapequa, former oyster bay town public works commissioner, and richard porcelli sr., 70, of ronkonkoma, venditto’s campaign manager and longtime friend; frank nocerino, a former oyster bay town parks commissione






transients plead guilty to 2 northern california murders


san francisco — two young transients have pleaded guilty to killing a canadian tourist who was ping in san francisco's golden gate park during a festival and a yoga teacher walking his dog on popular hiking trail two days apart in 2015.the marin county district attorney's office announced the pleas monday.prosecutors say 24-year-old morrison lampley has agreed serve 100 years in prison and 19-year-old lila scott alligood has agreed to 50 years in prison after each pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder. lampley's sentence was double alligood's because he pulled the trigger in both murders.twenty-five-year-old sean angold previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges and will be sentenced to 15 years in prison.the trio robbed and killed 23-year-old audrey carey and






idaho man admits to federal hate crime in killing of gay man


boise, idaho — an idaho man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime in the death o ay man in exchange for a chance at a 28-year sentence instead of life in prison.twenty-three-year-old kelly schneider on tuesday pleaded guilty to willful ault based on ual orientation, resulting in death, in u.s. district court in boise.his sentencing is set for april 26. schneider previously pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in state court in the death of 49-year-old steven nelson.the hate-crime charge was filed in federal court because idaho doesn't include ual orientation and gender identity in its malicious har ment law.schneider acknowledges in court documents luring nelson to a remote area and using steel-toed boots to kick nelson roughly two-dozen times while nelson begged for his life.






malaysia sentences islamic state-linked nightclub attackers


kuala lumpur, malaysia—malaysia sentenced two men to 25 years in prison for a hand-grenade attack on a nightclub last year, the first terror attack connected to islamic state in the country.imam wahyudin karjono, 21 years old, and jonius indie, 24, pleaded guilty to charges of supporting terrorist activities wednesday and received the sentences, state news agency bernama reported. they also pleaded guilty to giving support to...






conservative christian reality tv star toby willis gets 40 years in prison after


former tlc star toby willis pleaded guilty to child rape. willis was the patriarch of tlc’s former reality show “the willis family.” on tuesday, he pleaded guilty to four counts of rape and was sentenced to 40 years of imprisonment, people reported. read: did jinger duggar breaks family rules for wearing pants? julie hibbs, the circuit…






former social security judge pleads guilty to taking bribes


lexington, ky. — a former social security administration judge has pleaded guilty to taking more than $600,000 in bribes in cases involving clients of a kentucky lawyer who is facing prison time for a scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in disability payments.the lexington herald-leader (http://bit.ly/2pttcjo ) reports 81-year-old david black daugherty pleaded guilty friday in federal court in lexington to two counts of taking illegal gratuities. daugherty agreed to pay the government $609,000 as part of his plea.daugherty faces a maximum sentence of four years. sentencing is scheduled for august.the case involved thousands of clients of eric c. conn, who has also pleaded guilty. he is scheduled to be sentenced in july and faces 12 years in prison. conn has agreed to pa






asia-based fifa official pleads guilty to corruption charges


new york — an asia-based fifa official has pleaded guilty in a u.s. court to charges relating to bribery and corruption in elections for soccer's world governing body.guam football association president richard lai, who is a member of fifa's audit and compliance committee and is on the asian football confederation's executive board, pleaded guilty in a federal courthouse in brooklyn on thursday to two counts of wire fraud conspiracy in connection with multiple schemes to accept and pay bribes to soccer officials.lai, a u.s. citizen, also pleaded guilty to failing to disclose foreign bank accounts and agreed to pay more than $1.1 million in forfeiture and penalties. the plea was entered before u.s. district judge pamela k. chen.bridget m. rohde, an acting u.s. attorney, announced the guilty






asia-based fifa official pleads guilty to corruption charges


new york (ap) — an asia-based fifa official has pleaded guilty in a u.s. court to charges relating to bribery and corruption in elections for soccer’s world governing body.guam football association president richard lai, who is a member of fifa’s audit and compliance committee and is on the asian football confederation’s executive board, pleaded guilty in a federal courthouse in brooklyn on thursday to two counts of wire fraud conspiracy in connection with multiple schemes to accept and pay bribes to soccer officials.lai, a u.s. citizen, also pleaded guilty to failing to disclose foreign bank accounts and agreed to pay more than $1.1 million in forfeiture and penalties. the plea was entered before u.s. district judge pamela k. chen.bridget m. rohde, an acting u.s. attorney, announced the g






westbury man who claimed police brutality headed to prison


advertisement | advertise on newsdaykyle howell of westbury, testified wednesday, nov. 18, 2015, in mineola. (credit: howard schnapp) a westbury man who was at the center of 2014 police brutality allegations that ended in a nassau cop’s acquittal pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge wednesday in a separate case and will be heading to prison.the nassau district attorney’s office said kyle howell, 23, pleaded guilty in nassau county court to a second-degree assault charge after an arrest last year on robbery, assault,...






now-paralyzed man admits to 2002 after kit match


memphis, tenn. — a now-paralyzed man has pleaded guilty to a that occurred in tennessee more than a decade ago.local media outlets report that 49-year-old albert evans pleaded guilty this week to ing a woman in 2002 while armed. he received a 10-year suspended sentence and remains in a nursing home.the crime went unsolved until a match was made on a kit in 2014. evans was paralyzed from injuries in a vehicle crash at some point following the . he was arrested in 2015. kits are used to collected physical evidence of ual ault. authorities disclosed in 2013 that more than 12,000 kits had accumulated and not been tested since the 1980s.a city official said 1,024 kits remain to be shipped for testing.






man with gun forces standoff with police at montgomery middle school


a man kept police at bay as he held a gun to his head at montgomery middle school in southern san diego thursday night, police said. crisis negotiators were at the campus on picador boulevard trying to persuade the man to peacefully surrender, police officer robert heims said. the man, whose age was unknown, was not in custody as of 8:30 p.m.the weapon he brandished may be a bb or an airsoft gun, police said. police received a report of a possibly schizophrenic man acting strangely at a home near piedra and marzo streets about 6:10 p.m. when officers arrived, the man ran away. officers chased after him. the man ultimately went onto school grounds, and police surrounded the campus.on twitter, police asked the public to stay away from the area. captiona poway couple accused of hoarding rough






oak lawn man who pleaded guilty to tax fraud surrenders


an oak lawn man who manages a cigarette store in willowbrook and had pleaded guilty to filing a fraudulent tax return surrendered thursday to authorities, according to illinois attorney general lisa madigan's office.in a news release, madigan's office said that abdullah dahleh, 36, had been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay more than $200,000 to the illinois department of revenue. dahleh had pleaded guilty feb. 24 and on thursday surrendered to authorities in dupage county to begin serving his sentence, according to annie thompson, a madigan spokeswoman.dahleh had been indicted in january 2016 and the state had claimed that, between 2011 and 2014, he had underreported more than $2.79 million in sales to the revenue department as manager of outlet tobacco inc., which opera






former attorney sentenced for stealing $5.7m from clients, da says


advertisement | advertise on newsdayhempstead attorney david frankel, 52, pleaded guilty tuesday, jan. 10, 2017, in the theft of more than $5.7 million belonging to clients, nassau county prosecutors said. (credit: ncda) a disbarred west hempstead attorney who admitted to stealing more than $5.7 million from escrow accounts belonging to clients was sentenced monday to 3 to 9 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution, prosecutors said.david frankel, 52, pleaded guilty jan. 10 to first-degree grand larceny before acting supreme court justice helene gugerty, according to the nassau county district attorney’s...






armed man in custody after standoff at montgomery middle school


a man kept police at bay for several hours as he held a gun up to his chin at montgomery middle school in southern san diego thursday night, police said.the weapon he had may be a bb or an airsoft gun, police said.police received a report of a possibly schizophrenic man acting strangely at a home near piedra and marzo streets about 6:10 p.m. he ran when officers arrived, and they chased after him.the man ultimately went onto school grounds, and police surrounded the picador boulevard campus.on twitter, police asked the public to stay away from the area.crisis negotiators spent hours trying to persuade the man to peacefully surrender. he was taken into custody about 9:20 p.m. police said no one was hurt.captiona poway couple accused of hoarding roughly 170 yorkies pleaded guilty monday to f






n. bellport man accused of rape, sex crimes against teen, da says


advertisement | advertise on newsdayefrain villafane, 60, of north bellport, pleaded not guilty tuesday, feb. 14, 2017 to a seven count indictment charging him with rape and other sex crimes committed against a teenage female, suffolk county district attorney thomas spota said. (credit: scda) a north bellport man was arraigned tuesday on charges involving rape and sex crimes authorities say he committed against a 16-year-old girl.efrain villafane, 60, pleaded not guilty to seven counts in the indictment at his arraignment before suffolk county court judge timothy mazzei in a riverhead courtroom, suffolk district attorney thomas spota said. villafane, who was arrested by...






bay shore man admits shooting his friend to death


advertisement | advertise on newsdaymichael dirkschneider, 31, of bay shore, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on friday, april 21, 2017, in the killing of alexander p. incorvia, 26, on march 29, 2016. (credit: scpd) a bay shore man admitted friday in court that he shot his friend in the head last year after luring him behind an abandoned former kmart in middle island to rob him.michael dirkschneider, 31, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the march 29, 2016, killing of alexander incorvia, 26. in return for the pleas, state supreme court justice richard ambro promised to sentence him to 20 years...






garden city lawyer pleads guilty to stealing over $785g from clients


advertisement | advertise on newsdaygarden city lawyer steven morelli pleaded guilty on monday, april 17, 2017, to misusing clients' funds. (credit: ncpd) a garden city lawyer who the district attorney’s office said treated his clients’ settlement money “as his personal piggy bank” by stealing more than $785,000 pleaded guilty monday to felony charges.prosecutors said steven morelli, 60, is now facing 2 1/2 to 7 1/2 years in prison when a judge sentences him in june after his plea to eight grand larceny charges.the nassau district attorney’s...






man arrested in oceanside fatal hit-and-run


a 22-year-old man has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash that killed an oceanside woman a day before her 64th birthday in april.edward anthony hernandez, of oceanside, was booked into jail tuesday on suspicion of hit-and-run in connection with the death of margaret examus.she was walking across mission avenue near interstate 5 when she was hit by a silver, 1998 honda civic about 8 p.m. on april 16, police said. she died before she could be taken to a hospital.the driver who struck her did not stop.police lt. taurino valdovinos said hernandez is the owner of the car witnesses saw run down the woman. at the time, police said a witness followed the civic driver as he headed north on the freeway and then drove east on state route 76. witnesses provided police with the honda’s license plate n






refugees say trump's travel ban 'really hurts'


closeskip in skipxembedxshare president donald trump's signing of an executive action to bring sweeping changes to the nation's refugee policies is causing fear and alarm for immigrants in the u.s. whose family members will be affected. (jan. 27) appresident trump speaks on the phone with king salman of saudi arabia in the oval office on jan. 29, 2017.(p o: jim lo scalzo, european pressp o agency)cairo — omar al ad, a syrian refugee in jordan, had been preparing for a trip to the united states with his family to start a new life. they were to depart feb. 6.he received a call that ended those plans over the weekend from a resettlement officer with the international organization for migration. the agency in amman, jordan, had resettled 18,300 syrians, iraqis, somalis, sudanese and others las