Lake City Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Sexual Assaults on Mentally Disabled Teen

Lake City, MI — A Michigan man, Jerel Lynn Grant, 56, has been sentenced to 25 to 40 years in prison following his conviction on multiple criminal sexual conduct charges involving a mentally disabled individual. The verdict, rendered by a Missaukee County jury, marks a significant stance against sexual assault within the community. Grant, a resident of Lake City, faced sentencing for nine counts of criminal sexual conduct, with a Missaukee County court mandating severe punishment for his crimes. He was judged a fourth-offense habitual offender, reflecting his past criminal history and increasing the gravity … Read more

Jose Rojas Sentenced to Life Imprisonment After Jurors Reject Death Penalty in Coral Gables Double Homicide Case

Coral Gables, FL – A dramatic closure came this week in a horrific double murder case that horrified a Florida community more than a decade ago. After a lengthy legal process, 51-year-old Jose Rojas received a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the brutal killings of his two colleagues in 2011. The decision was made by a jury on Thursday after a few hours of deliberation, concluding that despite Rojas’ guilt, the death penalty was not a suitable punishment. This came shortly after Rojas entered a surprising guilty plea during his trial in … Read more

Historic Verdict: Blair County Man Sentenced to Over Two Decades for Human Trafficking and Rape of a Minor

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. — In a landmark case for Blair County, a Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to a minimum of 21 years in prison following his conviction in the area’s first human trafficking jury trial. The decision was finalized in a local court on Friday, marking a significant moment in the county’s legal history. Donald Hetrick, 40, of Alexandria, received a sentence that could extend up to 47 years after being found guilty of multiple charges, including raping an unconscious 14-year-old girl. The incident, which occurred in 2021 at an Altoona motel room, led to … Read more

Capitol Rioter Dubbed ‘Shield Grampy’ Sentenced to Over 4 Years for Assaulting Officers During January 6th Attack

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington sentenced a man involved in the January 6 Capitol riots to more than four and a half years in prison on Thursday for assaulting law enforcement officers during the attack. Anthony Mastanduno, 61, known to online followers as “Shield Grampy,” had previously admitted guilt to nine criminal charges in March, a pivotal month that was supposed to see former Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump commence his trial over similar allegations connected to the attack. The sentencing of Mastanduno unfolds as Trump’s own legal battle remains on hold. The … Read more