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40-Year Sentence Handed Down in Kidnapping Case Police Called a ‘Hoax’

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTEROn Thursday a Harvard-educated kidnapper was sentenced to 40-years in prison in a kidnapping case that Vallejo Police Department described as a “hoax.”The kidnapper, Matthew Muller, was a Harvard Law School graduate and former Marine. He was found guilty and sentenced over the March 23, 2015, kidnapping of Denise Huskins.SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERAccording to the Los Angeles Times, Huskins and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn were asleep in a home on Mare Island when they...

Harvard-educated lawyer gets 40 years in prison for kidnapping California woman in ‘Gone Girl’-like case

A disbarred Harvard-educated lawyer got 40 years in prison Thursday for kidnapping a California woman with tactics so bizarre, police originally dismissed the case as a "Gone Girl"-style hoax. Matthew Muller, 39, faced up to life in prison but prosecutors pushed for the lower sentence in exchange for his guilty plea. In a filing Wednesday, Muller's lawyers said the former lawyer and U.S. Marine suffers from "paranoia, a break with reality, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, mania,...

Boutique eyewear retailers see potential for growth in Canada

Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press</span> Published Monday, April 10, 2017 7:35AM EDT TORONTO -- Boutique eyewear retailers from around the world have set their sights on Canada as a hotbed for growth, hoping to capitalize on the country's aging population and what they say is its taste for haute couture. Several companies including Japan's Mujosh, U.S.-based Warby Parker and Bailey Nelson of Australia have plans...