A Manhattan karate instructor pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing four young girls and possessing a trove of child porn documenting the sick acts.
"A Manhattan man was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison Friday for sodomizing an 11-year-old girl more than two decades ago. Investigators in 2017 were able to tie William Dixon, 61, to the sick 1993 attack after testing an old sex assault evidence kit."
"A 35-year-old Princeton graduate dubbed the "Ivy League Killer" was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison Friday for fatally shooting his hedge fund manager father after having his allowance reduced, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said. Thomas Gilbert Jr. was convicted in June for killing his father, Thomas Gilbert Sr., 70, in his parents’ luxury Midtown Manhattan apartment on Jan. 4, 2015."
"Nearly five years ago, Thomas Gilbert Jr. showed up unannounced at his parents’ Midtown Manhattan apartment and asked to speak alone with his father about business. Minutes later, his father, a hedge fund manager, lay dead with a gunshot to his head and Mr. Gilbert was running from the police [...] A jury found Mr. Gilbert, 35, guilty of second-degree murder and gun charges in late June, rejecting an insanity defense. And on Friday, a state judge in Manhattan, Melissa Jackson, sentenced him to life in prison, with a possibility of parole after 30 years..."
"He pulled the blame-the-victim defense. It didn’t work. Ex-con Jason Wright, 39, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for shooting an innocent 34-year-old woman in the knee in Battery Park City on April 24, 2017, after a judge discounted his excuse that he was aiming for a rival ferry ticket vendor, who was grazed in the chest during the violence."
"While some kids might be getting into trouble on a Saturday night, others are taking part in a program that offers free soccer, basketball, and dance classes [...] 'It's turning criminal dollars into community activity and program development. What could be a better statement than to say to those who are committing crime, we're going to take what you've done and we're going to make it positive for our neighborhood,' Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance said."