Man Wrongfully Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison Goes Free After Dog He Supposedly Killed Is Found Alive and Well

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Reason.com—A dog may have spared a Salem, Oregon, man from a 50-year prison sentence for sexual abuse of a minor. The fact that the dog is still alive contradicts key testimony used to convict the defendant, who had already been released from prison and is no longer facing a possible retrial. In this very strange and slightly confusing tale, plumber Joshua Horner was convicted in 2017 of abusing a minor who testified that Horner had threatened to shoot her animals if she ever squealed on him to the cops....

Man who killed his friend in a jealous rage sentenced to 24 years in prison. Shansey Abernathy described his neighbor that he killed as his brother saying he loved him and apologized to the family at the sentencing. A Union County man was sentenced to 24 years in prison for killing his neighbor and former friend last December.  Shansey Abernathy, 24, of Linden was sentenced Friday by Union County Superior Court Judge Candido Rodriguez, Jr. after he was found guilty of first-degree aggravated manslaughter for shooting to death 27-year-old...