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3 weeks 3 days ago

Trial set to open for marathon suspect's friend

BOSTON (AP) - The prosecution and the defense will likely paint starkly different pictures in the criminal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Robel Phillipos of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is accused of lying to authorities about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room when two other friends removed...

9 months 3 weeks ago

Holmes trial suspended indefinitely

CENTENNIAL - The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case has indefinitely postponed the trial of James Holmes so attorneys can argue whether Holmes should undergo another psychiatric evaluation. Holmes' trial had been set to start in February. District Judge Carlos Samour postponed it Thursday and scheduled hearings on the...

1 year 1 month ago

Ex-Ariz. officer concludes murder trial testimony

PHOENIX (AP) - A former Phoenix police officer charged with murder and animal cruelty has concluded his testimony after nearly two days on the witness stand. Richard Chrisman maintains the 2010 shootings of 29-year-old Daniel Rodriguez and his dog were justified because Rodriguez reached for the officer's gun and tried...

1 year 3 months ago

Trial wrapping up for Pfc. Bradley Manning

The trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning is set to wrap up today. Both the prosecution and the defense teams will present their closing arguments this morning. Manning is the accused WikiLeaks whistleblower. Among the charges against him are "aiding the enemy."

1 year 5 months ago

Arias to face sentencing today

Jodi Arias is expected to take the stand today in Arizona during the sentencing phase of her trial. Jurors will try to decide whether Arias should live or die for the murder of Travis Alexander. Arias was convicted of first degree murder last week.

1 year 6 months ago

UCLA professor ordered to trial in lab death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - County prosecutors say a University of California, Los Angeles chemistry professor has been ordered to stand trial after a fire in his lab caused the death of a 23-year-old research assistant. A district attorney's statement Friday says Judge Lisa Lench ordered 43-year-old Patrick Harran to be...

1 year 8 months ago

Trial set for man accused as accessory

COLORADO SPRINGS - A man accused of helping a teenage homicide suspect to evade capture will stand trial for his alleged role in the crime. Jerel Couch, 19, is charged with being an accessory to murder for letting homicide suspect Macyo January stay at his apartment. Fourth Judicial District...

2 years 2 months ago

Peterson trial could end today in mistrial

CHICAGO (AP) - A judge will decide whether to put an end to a former suburban Chicago police sergeant's murder trial just days after it began. Thursday's expected ruling on a defense motion for a mistrial follows several blunders by prosecutors seeking to prove Drew Peterson killed his third wife,...

2 years 2 months ago

Jurors to hear openings in Peterson trial

CHICAGO (AP) - The saga of Drew Peterson and his ill-fated wives has drawn a lot of attention outside the courtroom. Now, the case finally goes to trial. Opening statements are Tuesday in Joliet, followed by testimony from the first witnesses. The former suburban Chicago police officer's day in court...

2 years 4 months ago

Edwards re-trial unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) - A knowledgeable law enforcement official says it is unlikely that the Justice Department will retry John Edwards. The official made the comment after the campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial. The official spoke on condition of anonymity about the case regarding an issue that will...

2 years 5 months ago

Media coalition files motion in Edwards case

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A coalition of 10 media companies, including The Associated Press, has filed a joint motion with a federal court in Greensboro seeking the release of information about jurors at the conclusion of the John Edwards trial. Clerk of Court John Brubaker notified journalists this week that...

2 years 10 months ago

Anti-tax activist's trial continues today

DENVER (AP) - Opening statements begin Friday in the tax-evasion trial of Colorado's best known tax opponent. Douglas Bruce of Colorado Springs is accused of evading taxes between 2005 and 2007 through a nonprofit group fighting government spending. Bruce is a former Republican state lawmaker and the father of...

3 years 1 week ago

Midyette seeks new trial in son's death

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A woman convicted in the death of her 10-week-old son is trying to convince a judge she deserves a new trial on the argument that her ex-husband and family allegedly influenced her ability to defend herself in court. The Boulder Daily Camera reports that Molly Midyette...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Ex-Broncos Cox's trial on sex assault delayed

DENVER (AP) - The trial of former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox on sexual assault charges has been postponed until February. The trial was originally scheduled to start Tuesday. The defense requested a delay but the reason wasn't immediately known. The delay until Feb. 27 was announced Wednesday. ...

3 years 1 month ago

Opening statements to Jackson Trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death opens with a bit of star power and the one thing the King of Pop enjoyed throughout his life - a worldwide audience. Prosecutors plan to call the superstar's friend and choreographer, Kenny Ortega, as...

3 years 2 months ago

Polygamist groups denounce Jeffs' alleged abuse

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A coalition of Utah polygamous groups is denouncing the alleged acts of sexual assault that have surfaced during the Texas trial of sect leader Warren Jeffs. The Principle Rights Coalition represents five polygamous churches, along with others who practice polygamy but are unaffiliated with...

3 years 3 months ago

Anthony defense: Prosecution evidence a fantasy

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Casey Anthony's attorney resumed his closing arguments by ridiculing the prosecution's forensic evidence as a "fantasy." Jose Baez told the Florida jurors after their lunch break that prosecutors are hoping the emotional 2008 death of Anthony's 2-year-old daughter Caylee will cause them to see stains...

3 years 4 months ago

Defense begins presenting case in Blagojevich trial

CHICAGO (AP) - The defense has begun making its final arguments at the corruption retrial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Defense attorney Aaron Goldstein started his closing Thursday. He says Blagojevich never made one shakedown or demand. Prosecutors wrapped up their closing arguments earlier in the day. Government...

3 years 4 months ago

Casper woman's trial dismissed

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a case against a Wyoming woman who was arrested after she balked at giving a wallet she found to police until first hearing from the owner, a Colorado man. Deborah Heinrich's first trial on police interference charges was declared a mistrial....

3 years 5 months ago

Casey Anthony trial resumes today

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jurors will hear more testimony when Casey Anthony's murder trial resumes Tuesday in central Florida. Anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Prosecutors say Anthony suffocated the girl with duct tape in the summer of 2008. If convicted, she could be sentenced to...

3 years 7 months ago

Gaines found guilty on murder charge

Terry Gaines Jr has been found guilty in a murder that happened in 2009. In addition to 1st Degree Murder, Gaines was found guilty of Felony Eluding for a high speed chase on I-25 that ended in Pueblo. Gaines was convicted of killing Michael Davis after a rap concert...

3 years 8 months ago

Jury deciding fate of accused killer

An El Paso County jury will resume deliberations this morning in the case of Robert Marko, accused of killing Judilianna Lawrence in 2008. Her body was found dumped off Gold Camp Rd. Prosecutors are pushing for a first degree murder conviction. Marko is claiming insanity.

3 years 9 months ago

Stark guilty on five counts

A jury of four men and 8 women took about six and a half hours today to convict Paul Stark on five counts including 1st Degree Murder. Stark was arrested in the strangulation death of 14-year-old Ashley Patterson in Pueblo West in March of 2009. At around 4...

3 years 9 months ago

Jury selection continues in Stark trial

After three days, jury selection in the Paul Stark murder trial continues. The defense has four challenges left, while the prosecution has three. Judge Victor Reyes said this afternoon he will keep court in session tonight until a jury is seated. Stark is charged in the 2009 murder of...

3 years 10 months ago

Man sentenced to life in prison in 1977 murder

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Florida man convicted of killing a woman 33 years ago in Colorado has been sentenced to life in prison. Fifty-two-year-old Marcello Maldonado Perez of Port Charlotte, Fla., was sentenced Thursday after a jury in Greeley convicted him of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault. Prosecutors...

3 years 10 months ago

Oliver guilty on manslaughter charge

A Colorado Springs jury has convicted Aylais "Buddy" Oliver on a manslaughter charge. Oliver was charged with fatally shooting his son Keith, on Thanksgiving last year, at their home in Security. Oliver had faced a murder charge, but just after 5 p.m. the jury released a guilty verdict...

4 years 2 weeks ago

New trial ordered in prison killing

DENVER (AP) - A man who once faced the death penalty for a brutal prison slaying has won a new trial after a Colorado judge ruled that prosecutors failed to turn over evidence that could have won the man an acquittal. David Bueno, a former inmate at Limon Correctional...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Victims testify at Fort Hood trial

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army sergeant wounded in a deadly rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, last year, has told a military court that he made eye contact with the alleged shooter before being shot himself. Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford says he heard Maj. Nidal Hassan say "God is...

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