May 25, 2015

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Adams gets maximum sentence in Coats killing

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE
Tove Adams (center) exits Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi's court room along side of Defense attorney Kenneth Lieux (left) after his sentencing on Friday morning, May 21.

ELYRIA – Tove Adams was sentenced Friday to 34 years to life in prison, the maximum sentence, for gunning down Anthony Coats nearly two years ago in Elyria. Adams, 44, didn’t speak during the hearing because his attorney, Kenneth Lieux, said his client plans to appeal. Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Donna Freeman asked county Common Read More…

Despite conviction, sentencing, Hernandez’s time in court isn’t over

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles. He still faces double murder charges in Boston, as well as civil lawsuits over the killings and Read More…

Ex-Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez found guilty of 1st-degree murder, sentenced to life in prison

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. Hernandez, 25, who had been considered one Read More…

Man gets 34 years for crash that devastated Tomasheski family

ELYRIA — Gerald Wetherbee Jr. was sentenced Friday to 34 years in prison for killing Tammy Tomasheski and her 11-year-old son, Tommy Tomasheski, in a June 2011 car crash that also critically injured her husband, Tom Tomasheski, and the couple’s daughter, Danielle. The prison term was two years shy of the 36-year maximum sentence that Read More…