Oldest inmate in Mass. dies

BOSTON - The oldest prison inmate in Massachusetts, a career criminal who was the first person to make the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list twice, has died at 92.

Nicholas Montos was serving 33 to 40 years for robbery in the state prison in Norfolk.

Montos died Sunday of natural causes at a hospital, Department of Correction spokesman Diane Wiffin said Wednesday. Montos had said in a request to commute his sentence that he was being treated for prostate cancer, hypertension, arthritis and gout, among other ailments.

Man gets 45 years in Pa. collarbomb case

ERIE, Pa. - A man who took part in a bizarre bank robbery plot that turned deadly when a bomb affixed to the neck of a pizza deliveryman exploded was sentenced to 45 years in federal prison Wednesday.

Kenneth Barnes was 'intimately involved' in the plot and not just a minor player, U.S. District Judge Sean McLaughlin said. Barnes suggested bomb parts, provided magazine articles about bomb making and was present when the bomb was put on Brian Wells before he robbed a bank in 2003, McLaughlin said.

Ex-assembly speaker's son a murder suspect

SAN DIEGO - The 19-year-old son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez is among four men charged in the October stabbing death of a college student, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Esteban Nunez and the others were arrested Tuesday in Sacramento, a day after formal charges were filed in San Diego. Each is charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism, said Paul Levikow, a spokesman for the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.

Police: Shackled boy jumped fence to escape

TRACY, Calif. - After being held captive for nearly a year, an emaciated and shackled 17-year-old boy climbed out a window in the home of his captors and walked into a nearby gym in search of help, police said.

Authorities were still investigating the boy's alleged imprisonment and abuse by a California couple, but details of his escape were becoming clearer Wednesday, police said.

- From wire reports