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Jan 12, 2017

Tennessee woman pleads guilty to felony in attempted coat hanger abortion

Anna Yocca was 24 weeks pregnant in September 2015, when Tennessee authorities said she climbed into a bathtub filled with water and drove a wire coat hanger into her womb. The alleged “self-abortion” didn’t work. Panicked at the sight of her blood in the water, she reportedly rushed to a nearby hospital, where she gave […]

Apr 23, 2015

Clarification sought on identical laws with different penalties

Guidance is being sought from the Appellate Division, Fourth Department on what to do when separate laws under the same statute have identical descriptions, but very different consequences. This question involves the predatory sexual assault statute, a Class A-II felony that has the exact same elements contained the Class B felony counts of four other […]

Aug 25, 2011

Rochester woman admits role in jail escape

Lakesia Binion, 34, of Rochester, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to a felony charge of making material false statements.

Jul 7, 2011

Jury consultant says social media shaped Anthony defense

On the heels of the verdict heard round the world, an effort has begun to urge Congress to pass a law making the failure of a parent to notify law enforcement of a child’s disappearance a federal felony. According to online petition organization ...

Mar 1, 2011

D.J. Rivera cops plea in theft

BINGHAMTON — Former Binghamton University basketball standout D.J. Rivera has pleaded guilty to one felony count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Feb 3, 2011

Guilty plea in drug trafficking case

Robert Oliver, of Canada, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara, to misprision of felony. Oliver faces up to three years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.

Apr 1, 2010

Court to decide if two misdemeanors equal a felony

The U.S. Supreme Court took up a case Wednesday that considers whether a person who was convicted of two misdemeanors — therefore qualifying for, but never charged with, a felony enhancement — is guilty of an “aggravated felony” under immigration law.

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