On Thursday, attorneys for Alex Murdaugh filed a notice to appeal his convictions for the murder of his wife and son along with his life sentence. The trial in South Carolina lasted six weeks and included more than 75 witnesses but culminated in a jury taking less than three hours to find the 54-year-old Murdaugh guilty last week.
Infamous singer R. Kelly must spend at least an extra year in prison on top of a 30-year sentence he is already serving. Kelly was imprisoned in June 2022 for three decades of sex trafficking and racketeering after a trial in New York.
Almost three years after the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein on accounts of sex trafficking and child prostitution, Epstein’s literal partner in crime Ghislaine Maxwell is set to be officially sentenced today for crimes she was arrested for two years ago. Last December, she was found guilty for five of the six counts, and ultimately faces up to 55 years in prison. While 60-year-old Maxwell refuses to officially plead guilty and maintains her innocence, unless her lawyers are able to significantly reduce her time in prison, she is facing a theoretical life sentence.
A member of Proud Boys pleaded guilty for being involved in the attack in the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to bring Donald Trump in the second term of presidency. This person would face up to 28 years in prison, but federal sentencing guidelines would have this person jailed for six or seven years. Their group members will be going to trial this May.
Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis reduced the sentencing for Rogel Aguilera-Mederos by about 100 years. The result will likely be around a five-year sentencing, with another five years on parole. This change in the sentencing was highly praised by many in the general public, who believed that the charges were inappropriate for the situation, but not everyone is satisfied with this decision.
Aguilera-Mederos was charged with vehicular homicide after his breaks allegedly went out on his semitruck during a steep decline, resulting in the dead of four individuals.