Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive
150x172_CUEffect.jpg
Contacts
LISA MCCUEVICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
MICHELLE WILLITSManaging Editor
RON JOOSSASSISTANT EDITOR
ALEX MCVEIGHSTAFF NEWSWRITER
TOM SAKASHSTAFF NEWSWRITER

News Now

CU System
Plea deals explored in Detroit CU fatal robbery
DETROIT (10/28/10)--Two men facing a possible federal death sentence for their involvement in the murder of an armored-truck courier during a robbery at DFCU Financial CU in Dearborn Mich., are looking to make plea bargains to avoid the death penalty. Norman Duncan and Kevin Watson are charged with killing guard Norman Stephens in 2001 while committing a $204,000 robbery at the credit union. Federal Judge Victoria Roberts wants an update on negotiations by Dec. 9, according to court filings (Associated Press Oct. 26). Timothy O'Reilly, 37, who was convicted in the killing of the guard got a life sentence, without parole, instead of the rare death penalty sought by prosecutors (News Now Aug. 27). The death penalty would have required a unanimous decision from the 10-woman, two-man jury, but only four jurors voted in favor of the death penalty (The Detroit News Aug. 26). The jury returned its verdict for O’Reilly Aug. 25. The guard, Norman Stephens, 30, was shot twice while restocking ATMs at Dearborn FCU (now DFCU Financial CU) on Dec. 14, 2001. Michigan was the first state to outlaw the death penalty, but the penalty can be used in certain federal cases. The last execution in the state occurred in 1938. The last person sentenced to death under federal law in Michigan is still on federal death row in Terre Haute, Ind., said the Detroit Free Press (Aug. 26).


RSS





print
News Now LiveWire
A recent report from @TransUnion says consumers born 1981 or later made up 27% of total auto-loan originations in 2014, up 16% from 2009.
10 hours ago
.@CUNA says new House bill is "further evidence" of lawmakers' interest in how @TheNCUA uses its funds from CUs. See News Now Monday.
1 day ago
.@MECreditUnions announces winner of @YoungFreeME #SoundOff contest. @Sassquatch_Band will play Old Port Festival in June @PDD_Downtown
5 hours ago
House Financial Services Com. to hold March 3 hearing to receive the semi-annual report of @CFPB Director Richard Cordray.
6 hours ago
Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) re-introduced bill to ease veterans' access to loans for #smallbusiness purposes from a #creditunion (HR 1133)
7 hours ago