PHOENIX (AP) - A woman charged with hindering prosecution in the killing of another woman, whose body was found in Lake Pleasant, has been sentenced to a year in prison. Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Kerrie Quaintance was sentenced Friday in relation to the 2017 killing of 21-year-old Taylorlyn Nelson. The 52-year-old Quaintance was an acquaintance of Nelson's
PHOENIX (AP) - A former Phoenix strip club manager has been sentenced for trying to cover up the beating death of an off-duty firefighter. Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Timothy John Piegari was sentenced Friday to two years and three months for tampering with physical evidence. Prosecutors say surveillance video from the January 2017 altercation shows 37-year-old Luke Jones getting beaten by a bouncer before Piegari disconnects the video.
PHOENIX (AP) - The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to conspiring to facilitate prostitution in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors. The plea Friday by Dan Hyer marked the second Backpage.com employee to plead guilty in cases in Arizona in which the site is accused of ignoring warnings to stop running prostitution ads.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge is calling on the U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties Union to come up with a plan to address the rights of parents and children to seek asylum. During a hearing Friday, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw asked the two sides to come to an agreement over whether some deported parents should be returned to the U.S. to pursue asylum with their children. The hearing came a day after Sabraw extended a freeze on deportations of families who were separated at the border.
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