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  • DA: Mom chased pot while twins, 3, died in fire

    January 24, 2013 12:38 PM

    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh-area woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes for allegedly leaving her 3-year-old twins alone before they died in a fire, while she was trying to retrieve marijuana stolen by her 15-year-old daughter. The attorney for 32-year-old Dalawna Berran-Lett says he's still reviewing the... more »
  • Prosecutor invokes Jackson's children in closing

    November 3, 2011 12:22 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Closing arguments have begun in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor with a prosecutor telling jurors that there is overwhelming evidence to convict the singer's personal physician of involuntary manslaughter. Deputy District Attorney David Walgren says the case will never end for Jackson's three children, and... more »
  • Jury selection begins in LA for trial of Jackson doctor

    March 24, 2011 12:40 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Jury selection has begun under tight security in the trial of the doctor charged in the death of Michael Jackson. The judge has temporarily moved the proceedings for the involuntary manslaughter case to a jury assembly room so that potential jurors can begin filling out questionnaires... more »
  • Not guilty plea in California meth-laced breast milk death

    January 27, 2011 11:18 AM

    HUMBOLDT, Calif. - A Northern California woman has pleaded not guilty to killing her 6-week-old baby by feeding him methamphetamine-laced breast milk. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Maggie Jean Wortman of Loleta used methamphetamine and passed it to her two children while breast-feeding. Detectives arrested Wortman last week after a... more »
  • Prosecutor: Michael Jackson was dead before help was called

    January 4, 2011 1:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A prosecutor has opened a hearing that will determine whether Michael Jackson's doctor will stand trial in the superstar's death by saying Jackson was already dead by the time help was summoned. Dr. Conrad Murray appeared in a Los Angeles court Tuesday to begin a... more »

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