BRIEFLY : RUNAWAY GIRL, 16, GETS LIFE IN MURDERS.
A 16-year-old Lancaster runaway was sentenced Thursday to four concurrent life sentences for her part in the grisly gris·ly
adj. gris·li·er, gris·li·est
Inspiring repugnance; gruesome. See Synonyms at ghastly.
[Middle English grisli, from Old English grisl slayings of three members of an Arizona family.
Kimberly Lane, who was 14 at the time of the killings, also received seven years for armed robbery. That sentence is to be served consecutively, after the life terms.
Lane, who was charged in the killings along with a 49-year-old neighbor with whom she ran away from home and a young transient they met in Arizona, will be eligible for parole parole (pərōl`), in criminal law, release from prison of a convict before the expiration of his term on condition that his activities be restricted and that he report regularly to an officer. in about 29 years, Mohave County prosecutors said.
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Area boy sentenced in manslaughter manslaughter, homicide committed without justification or excuse but distinguished from murder by the absence of the element of malice aforethought. Modern criminal statutes usually divide it into degrees, the most common distinction being between voluntary and case
LANCASTER - A 16-year-old Lancaster boy convicted of voluntary manslaughter The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
Please [ improve this article] or discuss the issue on the talk page. for shooting to death his mother's boyfriend was sentenced Thursday to serve time in the California Youth Authority.
The boy, whose name has not been released because of his age, could be kept in CYA CYA Cover your ass. See Defensive medicine. until he turns 25, but his defense attorney said the teen likely will serve about three years.
The boy was charged in the September 1997 slaying of 42-year-old Reggie Poindexter, who was shot as he walked down the stairs Adv. 1. down the stairs - on a floor below; "the tenants live downstairs"
downstairs, on a lower floor, below in his home in the 44000 block of 17th Street East.
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McKeon pushes bill on school funding
LANCASTER - Education legislation sent to the House floor would remove partisan federal politics from the process of distributing aid to schools, said U.S. Rep. Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon.
The Dollars to Classroom Act, approved 19-18 on Wednesday by the House Education and Workforce Committee, would consolidate 31 different federal education programs totaling $3.37 billion next year and send the money to states in block grants, which remove the necessity for individual applications for aid.
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