Teen Texting Suicide Case Ends with Jail Sentence

Last week, Michelle Carter was sentenced to 15 months in jail after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 18-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy. Carter, who was 17 at the time of Roy’s death, sent text messages urging him to commit suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. Carter’s…

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Father accused of punching child

LUCERNE VALLEY – A 56-year-old father was put behind bars Monday after he allegedly struck his child, authorities said. Jose Alfonso Sanchez Arias, 56, was arrested on suspicion of inflicting a corporal injury on a child Monday. Sheriff’s officials said in a Thursday news release that Arias was arrested following…

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Man sentenced for having child pornography

A former resident of Washington County was sentenced in federal court on a charge of receipt of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton announced Tuesday. Michael G. Williams, 48, formerly of Eighty Four, was sentenced to 96 months imprisonment, followed by a lifetime…

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‘Imagine’ fundraiser fights child abuse

River Bridge Regional Center holds its fourth annual “Imagine” fundraiser Saturday, with all proceeds benefiting the Glenwood Springs-based nonprofit’s child advocacy programs. The event takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at River Valley Ranch’s Old Thompson Barn, with tickets $50 in advance and $55 at the door if they…

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