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Cop Killer Sentenced to Death: A Florida man convicted of killing two police officers nearly three years ago has been sentenced to death.  The Global Dispatch reports that Dontae Morris killed the officers in June 2010 in what started as a routine traffic stop after his girlfriend was pulled over for not having a license plate on her car.  Morris is already serving a life sentence for a conviction last March for an unrelated murder.   

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Jilted Wife: In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a woman who was convicted under a federal chemical weapons law after she tried to poison her husband's mistress.  Jeremy Roebuck of The Inquirer reports that 42-year-old Carol Anne Bond was sentenced to six years in prison in 2007 after pleading guilty to two counts of using a chemical weapon.  She was prosecuted under a 1999 law based on a chemical weapons treaty.  The justices threw out her conviction Monday ruling that Bond should have been prosecuted under state law rather than an international treaty.  

NJ Governor Signs Sex Offender Bill: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed a law creating tougher penalties for sex offenders who prey on young children.  The Associated Press reports that the law, known as the "Jessica Lunsford Act" imposes a mandatory 25-year sentence without parole for anyone convicted of assaulting a child under the age of 13.  New Jersey is now the 46th state to enact a law increasing sentences for criminals who prey upon children.  

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