Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News (SAN JUAN) — Salvatore “Sam” Anello, who was accused in the fatal fall of his young granddaughter from an 11-story cruise ship window in July 2019, pleaded guilty Thursday to negligent homicide. “I was placed in charge of keeping my beautiful granddaughter safe and I failed. It will always […]

NORFOLK, Va. – A Virginia Seaside man pleaded responsible in the present day to wire fraud and fraudulently gathering federal unemployment advantages. Officers say 59-year-old Ronald A. Smith pleaded guilty to an internet-based scame that cheated approximately 1,700 victims out of $1,287,000. He additionally pleaded responsible to a separate cost of fraudulently gathering unemployment advantages […]

Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC News (JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — A Keyport, New Jersey, pawnshop owner whose phone number turned up in the pocket of one of the assailants in last December’s Jersey City shootings pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single criminal charge. Ahmed A-Hady pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in […]

Shelby County Detention CenterBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Brett Hankison, the only officer to be indicted in the Breonna Taylor case, pleaded not guilty to his charges during a telephone court appearance Monday afternoon. Hankison, who was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department in June, was hit with three counts of […]

U.S. Attorney’s OfficeBY: AARON KATERSKY and JUSTIN DOOM (NEW YORK) — Ethan Melzer, the former Army private accused of plotting with a Satanic neo-Nazi group known as O9A to kill fellow soldiers, pleaded not guilty to new charges brought Wednesday. The superseding indictment includes two new counts of illegal transmission of defense information. “While deployed […]

Randy Pench/Sacramento Bee/Tribune News Service via Getty ImagesBy EMILY SHAPIRO and MATT GUTMAN, ABC News (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Joseph DeAngelo, the man now known as the Golden State Killer, pleaded guilty on Monday to 13 counts of first-degree murder in front of dozens of victims and victims’ relatives, prosecutors said. The plea deal also required […]

Kuzma/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ALEX PEREZ, and ANDY FIES, ABC NEWS (MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was considering a guilty plea in the death of George Floyd, but the deal fell apart, ABC News has learned. The Hennepin County prosecutor’s office confirmed to ABC News that Chauvin and his attorney were negotiating […]

Kuzma/iStockBy KATE HODGSON, AARON KATERSKY and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (BOSTON) — Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty, via a Zoom video call, to a federal judge for their roles in the massive college admissions scam. The Full House actress and fashion designer appeared on two different screens as they entered pleas […]

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