sentencing http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: Of Criminal Justice And Executive Reprieves http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-criminal-justice-and-executive-reprieves <p>You can be just or you can be merciful but it’s damned hard to be both simultaneously. Barack Obama may have pulled off that difficult trick when he recently commuted the sentences of eight people serving extended time for crack cocaine violations.</p><p>Perhaps moved by the holiday spirit, the president exercised his constitutional authority to “grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States” and released the federally imprisoned octet in time for its members to be home for Christmas.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:25:08 +0000 M.W. Guzy 32656 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Of Criminal Justice And Executive Reprieves Mo. Supreme Court affirms Bowman's murder conviction, reverses death row sentence http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-affirms-bowmans-murder-conviction-reverses-death-row-sentence <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed the murder conviction for Gregory Bowman, but reversed the sentence that put him on death row.</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:53:50 +0000 Maria Altman 939 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court affirms Bowman's murder conviction, reverses death row sentence Former Sunset Hills police officer Miller sentenced to 8 years in prison for DUI crash http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-sunset-hills-police-officer-miller-sentenced-8-years-prison-dui-crash <p><strong>Updated at 5:00 p.m. March 10, 2011 with additional comments.</strong></p><p>Former Sunset Hills police officer Christine Miller received her sentence today for the 2009 drunk driving accident that killed four people.</p><p>Miller was sentenced today <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-sunset-hills-cop-miller-pleads-guilty-five-charges-drunk-driving-wreck">after pleading guilty to all five counts</a> against her in December 2010. She faced 4 counts for involuntary manslaughter and 1 for second-degree assault.</p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:52:36 +0000 Adam Allington, The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 698 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Sunset Hills police officer Miller sentenced to 8 years in prison for DUI crash Sentencing handed down for former St. Louis liquor control officer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sentencing-handed-down-former-st-louis-liquor-control-officer <p>In November 2010, James Allen Morgan, a former St. Louis city liquor control officer, <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1725781/St..Louis.Public.Radio.News/Former.city.liquor.control.">plead guilty to bribery charges</a>. Today, Morgan found out just how he&#39;ll be punished.</p><p>According to a Department of Justice press release, Morgan received the following sentence:</p><ul><li>Five months in prison</li><li>Five months home confinement</li><li>Two years of supervised release</li></ul><p>And what was Morgan&#39;s crime?</p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 21:43:57 +0000 Kelsey Proud 639 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sentencing handed down for former St. Louis liquor control officer Former cop Shade gets 27 months in towing scandal sentencing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-cop-shade-gets-27-months-towing-scandal-sentencing <p>Shade gets stiffest sentence in Metropolitan St. Louis Towing scandal; decision to stop cooperating added to the length.</p> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 23:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kelsey Proud 124 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former cop Shade gets 27 months in towing scandal sentencing