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Jorion Garrett, 21, of Hazelwood, Mo., convicted of carjacking three vehicles, including one driven by a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program that delivers food to homebound people, was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Robert Pratersch, 58, a Florida man convicted of leaving threatening voice mails at a Vermont office of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, including one threatening to behead Sanders "ISIS-style," was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

Jan Gorniak, chief medical examiner in Fulton County, Ga., said a man's remains that were found a month after the man disappeared are missing again after being shipped in June to an expert in St. Louis to determine a cause of death and never arriving.

Gustavo Lerma, 64, of Sacramento, Calif., a Mexican citizen who testified that he supports President Donald Trump and donated to the Republican Party, was convicted of voter fraud and identity theft for assuming an American identity to vote in five federal elections.

Jean Cramer, a City Council candidate in Marysville, Mich., who was asked about diversity during a candidates forum, responded that she wants to keep her community white "as much as possible" with "no foreign-born, foreign people," later telling a reporter: "But as far as me being against blacks, no I'm not."

Royce Taylor, a judge in Murfreesboro, Tenn., rejected a plea deal for Brandon Wiley, who was accused of severely beating a man for flirting with him at a bar, saying the proposed three-year sentence was insufficient and noting that the victim requested eight years behind bars.

Gary Broome, 63, was quickly arrested in an armed-robbery case after sheriff's deputies in Lancaster, S.C., said he laughed, dropped his knife, high-fived a drugstore employee and walked out when the clerk told him she didn't have any money or a specific brand of painkillers.

Billy Evans, 28, of Macon, Ga., is facing up to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to making and carrying a homemade weapon disguised as a 5-inch-long ink pen but capable of firing a .22-caliber bullet, prosecutors said.

Raymond Holton, a 74-year-old man found trapped in his apartment in Washington, D.C., five days after his senior-citizen complex was gutted by fire, is suing the property's manager, saying firefighters were falsely told all residents had been accounted for.

A Section on 08/24/2019

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