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  • Court: Therapy dog didn't sway jury against sex offender

    October 23, 2015 11:56 AM

    AKRON, Ohio - An Ohio appeals court has rejected an inmate's claim that the jury in his trial was influenced by a county-employed therapy dog used to calm a testifying young victim. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the ruling on Michael Jacobs' complaint to the 9th District Court of Appeals... more »
  • Gun shop ordered to pay millions to injured police officers

    October 13, 2015 6:53 PM

    MILWAUKEE - A jury has ordered a gun shop to pay nearly $6 million to two Milwaukee police officers who were seriously wounded when shot by a gun purchased at the store. Jurors issued the ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit against Badger Guns. The lawsuit alleges the store was negligent... more »
  • Trump released from New York jury duty, now back to campaign

    August 17, 2015 4:29 PM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump has been sent home without being picked for a jury. The billionaire candidate for president reported for jury duty in New York City on Monday. He was released at the end of the day without being selected to serve on a case. He has now... more »
  • Trump reports for jury duty, takes campaign break

    August 16, 2015 3:04 PM

    NEW YORK - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is taking a break from courting voters to go to court as a potential juror. Trump shook hands and fist-bumped bystanders as he reported for jury duty Monday at a Manhattan court. He arrived in a limousine and walked up the courthouse... more »
  • Colorado jury asked about Louisiana movie attack

    July 27, 2015 11:55 AM

    CENTENNIAL - Jurors deciding whether Colorado theater shooter James Holmes should be sentenced to death or life in prison are being questioned about whether the deadly theater shooting last week in Louisiana might influence them. Holmes' lawyers asked Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. on Monday to poll jurors about whether... more »
  • Man guilty of brutal, racial attack; could face life in prison check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jurors found a man guilty of second degree battery in a brutal attack at a gas station two years ago. The decision by the jury means Donald Dickerson is facing the possibility of a life sentence for being a habitual offender. "He has four prior... more »
  • Livingston Parish cracking down on jury duty skippers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 6, 2015 5:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A handful of residents were found in contempt of court Wednesday after a judge in Livingston Parish cracked down on people skipping jury duty. Judge Robert Morrison of the 21st Judicial District says the parish started to send sheriff's deputies to hand-serve jury duty subpoenas this year,... more »
  • Lee Turner murder trial jury selection

    April 13, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A high profile murder trial is set to begin later today in Baton Rouge. Jury selection will begin in the trial against Lee Turner. The process could take up to two weeks. Turner is accused of murdering two men at the Carquest Auto Parts store off... more »
  • Jurors stumped in shooting case of man mistaken as an alligator

    March 29, 2015 3:23 PM

    THIBODAUX - A 31-year-old man from Cut Off who said he shot a man he mistook for an alligator will get a new trial after a jury could not make a decision in his second-degree murder case. Sources say that after two-and-a-half hours of deliberation, jurors on Saturday were deadlocked... more »
  • Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

    March 5, 2015 12:02 PM

    PHOENIX - Convicted murderer Jodi Arias has been spared the death penalty after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008. The decision in a Phoenix courtroom Thursday means the judge will sentence Arias on April 13 to... more »
  • Jury seated in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    March 3, 2015 11:40 AM

    BOSTON - A jury has been seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was chosen Tuesday. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday. The 21-year-old Tsarnaev faces 30 charges in connection with twin bombings at the... more »
  • Jury selection starts in Colorado theater shooting trial

    January 19, 2015 11:02 PM

    CENTENNIAL, CO - Jury selection has started in the Colorado theater shooting trial after a judge called an unprecedented pool of 9,000 potential jurors to hear the death penalty case. The first wave of potential jurors reported to a courtroom Tuesday to hear the judge explain the process and fill... more »
  • Aaron Hernandez murder trial to begin with jury selection

    January 9, 2015 2:30 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Jury selection is set to begin in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who's charged with killing a semiprofessional football player in 2013. Hundreds of potential jurors are expected to report to Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River Friday for... more »
  • Mother's Day slaying suspect found not guilty

    December 10, 2014 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused in the Mother's Day 2013 shooting death of his former girlfriend has been acquitted by an East Baton Rouge Parish jury. Carlos Thomas, of Baton Rouge, was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Amanda McCullough. In his closing argument Tuesday, Sean Collins... more »
  • Jury seated in vehicular homicide trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 14, 2014 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A six-person jury has been selected the vehicular homicide trial of a man accused of killing one cyclist and injuring a second while driving drunk in 2012. Joseph Branch faces charges of vehicular homicide and 1st degree vehicular negligent injury for the crash that killed Nathan... more »
  • ABA: Lawyers can scour jurors' social media sites

    June 22, 2014 12:04 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors. The American Bar Association says it's ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available musings of citizens called for jury service - and even jurors in deliberations. But the ABA does... more »
  • Jury seated in 2012 Gerald St. shooting

    June 9, 2014 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury has been seated in the trial of a man accused of shooting two men and killing one more than two years ago. 21-year-old Nicholas Revish is charged with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder in connection with a shooting that occurred on... more »
  • Attorneys in Holmes case to discuss jury selection

    May 29, 2014 3:13 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Co - Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court to discuss the logistics of jury selection. A hearing on Thursday will focus on how prospective jurors should be interviewed and what they should be asked in a written questionnaire. The public will be barred from... more »
  • Jurors enter 4th day deliberating loud-music trial

    February 15, 2014 10:32 AM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jurors deciding the fate of a Florida man charged with fatally shooting a teen after an argument over loud music are entering their fourth day of deliberations, seemingly stuck on whether to convict on some counts but not others. The 12 sequestered jurors were returning Saturday to... more »
  • Jurors find Nagin guilty of 20 out of 21 counts

    February 12, 2014 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jurors returned a guilty verdict against former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin Wednesday in his federal corruption trial. The jury made the announcement after just over six hours of deliberation, according to WDSU in New Orleans. Nagin faced a 21-count indictment and was found guilty... more »
  • Katrina flooding case to go to jury Wednesday

    February 4, 2014 11:26 AM

    GRETNA - Deliberations should begin Wednesday for the jury deciding the Hurricane Katrina flooding case in Jefferson Parish. They are deciding whether local government and former Parish President Aaron Broussard are liable for damage to property after drainage pumps went unused. Jurors were sent home Tuesday, and attorneys... more »
  • Jury selection continues in BP engineer trial

    December 3, 2013 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Jury selection is continuing in the case of a former BP engineer accused of obstruction of justice related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Justice Department has charged Kurt Mix with deleting text messages and voicemails in order to impede the investigation... more »
  • Jury selection begins in former BP engineer trial

    December 2, 2013 11:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jury selection has begun in the trial against a former BP engineer charged with deleting texts and voicemails about the response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kurt Mix has been charged with two counts of obstruction of justice by the U.S.... more »
  • Jury seated in trial for murder of LSU grad students

    September 26, 2013 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury has been seated in the trial of two men accused of killing a pair of LSU grad students six years ago. Judge Chip Moore swore the jurors in immediately, and told them to delete any local news apps from their smartphones in addition to admonitions... more »
  • Jury selection begins in LSU student murder case

    September 23, 2013 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jury selection started Monday in the trial for one of two men accused of killing two LSU graduate students six-years ago. Casey Gathers faces a murder charge that could send him to prison for life and the jury is being picked for his trial. Michael... more »
  • Mom pleads not guilty in child's death

    September 14, 2013 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman has pleaded not guilty to counts of second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile in the death of her 11-month-old daughter. The Advocate reports that 28-year-old Ashley Heard pleaded not guilty Friday. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Heard in... more »
  • Jury convicts 2 in fatal shooting of toddler

    August 31, 2013 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A jury has convicted two cousins in the shooting death of a toddler who was shot as he sat in a car with his grandmother near a parade. The Times-Picayune reports that the Orleans Parish jury convicted 24-year-old Bernell "Benny" Pollard and 31-year-old Jamiron Pollard on Friday.... more »
  • Jury given time amid rapid pace of Fort Hood trial

    August 12, 2013 11:51 AM

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Testimony is moving so quickly during the Fort Hood shooting trial that military jurors are getting time between witnesses to go through their notes. Maj. Nidal Hasan is acting as his own attorney during the trial at the Texas military base, where he's accused of killing... more »
  • Local gatherings call Zimmerman verdict unjust

    July 15, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- At least two groups gathered Monday evening in protest of the George Zimmerman verdict. Activists said the not guilty decision meant justice was not done. "There has to be a change... this has to be addressed," said Mary Triplett. Triplett joined a few others who said... more »
  • Zimmerman jury begins 2nd day of deliberations

    July 13, 2013 11:51 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Jurors have left the courtroom to resume their deliberations in George Zimmerman's murder trial. Jurors reconvened in the courtroom at 9 a.m. Saturday and will continue discussing whether Zimmerman committed second-degree murder when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year. Jurors deliberated for three and a... more »
  • Zimmerman jury asks judge for list of evidence

    July 12, 2013 3:54 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial are asking the judge for a list of all the evidence. Jurors asked for the inventory list about two hours after the started their deliberations Friday. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder, but the jury can also choose manslaughter. He... more »
  • Gossip doesn't pay

    July 11, 2013 7:47 PM

    COVINGTON, KENTUCKY- A gossip website and its operator defamed an ex NFL cheerleader and was ordered to pay $338,000 in damages. Jurors in the federal libel trial found posts on the website thedirty.com about Sarah Jones were false. They also found that the operator of the site, Nik Richie, acted... more »
  • Judge: Zimmerman jury can't consider 3rd-degree murder

    July 11, 2013 12:19 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge has denied a prosecution request to include third-degree murder as a lesser charge in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder charge. Judge Debra Nelson ruled Wednesday, saying it was best to exercise caution. Defense attorney Don West had objected strongly to the third-degree murder proposal since... more »
  • All-women jury chosen for Zimmerman's trial

    June 20, 2013 2:27 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - An all-women jury has been chosen in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who says he shot an unarmed Trayvon Marin in self-defense. Prosecutors and defense attorneys chose the panel Thursday. Prosecutors have said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer for his community, profiled the... more »
  • 23 possible jurors to return in Zimmerman case

    June 14, 2013 10:07 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Nearly two dozen potential jurors interviewed individually by prosecutors and George Zimmerman's defense attorneys during the past week have been told to return to a Florida courthouse next week for further questioning. Judge Debra Nelson told the 23 jury candidates on Friday, the fifth day of... more »
  • Grand jury selected to review Medicaid contract

    May 23, 2013 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana attorney general's office says a special grand jury has been selected to look into possible criminal activity involving the award of a $200 million Medicaid contract by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. It's part of an ongoing investigation into the award of the now-canceled contract for Client... more »
  • Grand jury planned in Medicaid case

    May 16, 2013 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has asked a Baton Rouge judge to block access to records requested by a company whose $200 million Medicaid contract was canceled by the state. In a court filing Wednesday, Caldwell's staff told Judge Tim Kelley the records requests by Client Network Services... more »
  • Jury reaches verdict in Louding murder trial

    April 26, 2013 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury found accused hitman "Marlo" Mike Louding guilty of first-degree murder charges today. Louding had been accused of killing Terry Boyd back in October 2009. He faces five additional murder charges for a series of killings over a 14-month period. Investigators said Louding confessed... more »
  • Jury receives case in Louding murder trial

    April 26, 2013 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys for the prosecution and defense wrapped up their closing arguments a short time ago in the murder trial of "Marlo" Mike Louding. Judge Trudy White issued jury instructions afterward and presented the case to them for deliberation. Louding is on trial on suspicion of... more »
  • Police jury adopts new mobile home ordinance

    April 3, 2013 7:53 AM

    CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has approved a new ordinance regulating the placement of mobile homes in unincorporated areas of the parish. On Monday the jury chose a version supported by the parish's Planning and Zoning Commission over a proposal jury official Joe Rouchon said he developed in... more »
  • Dominique Smith trial goes to jury

    March 25, 2013 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After about two hours hearing closing arguments from the defense and prosecution, a jury of nine women and three men will decide the fate of Dominique Smith. During closing arguments prosecutor Darwin Miller methodically went through the timeline of events refreshing its case to the jury... more »
  • Jury gets rare look at scene in BREC park murder trial

    March 21, 2013 6:05 PM

    ZACHARY- A jury got a rare first-hand look Thursday at the BREC park where Dominque Smith is accused of killing a mother and her son, and trying to kill two more of her children. Smith is accused of killing Jessica Johnson Palmer, 23, and her son, three-year-old Jaun Palmer... more »
  • Jury selection starts in Zumba prostitution case

    January 22, 2013 4:11 PM

    ALFRED, Maine - The process of finding a jury for the trial of the business partner of a Zumba instructor charged with using her Maine studio as a prostitution front has broken for the day. About a third of 140 potential jurors called for the trial of Mark Strong Sr.... more »
  • LA jury awards $4.5 million to Filipino teachers

    December 18, 2012 3:10 PM

    LOS ANGELES- A federal jury in Los Angeles has ordered a company to repay $4.5 million to Filipino teachers who paid large fees to obtain U.S. jobs through a placement agency. The jury on Monday found that Los Angeles-based Universal Placement International and its owner, Lourdes Navarro, failed to properly... more »
  • Jury clears NO supplier of faulty Chinese drywall

    December 5, 2012 10:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal jury has ruled in favor of a New Orleans drywall supplier that distributed the faulty Knauf-brand imported Chinese drywall in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Rick Duplantier, the lead trial lawyer for the firm, told The Times-Picayune that the trial which ended this week found... more »
  • East Feliciana Police Jury adopts budget

    December 4, 2012 10:33 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has adopted a $7.6 million budget for 2013. The jury's financial adviser said Monday the budget conservatively estimates revenues and anticipates spending to remain nearly the same as this year. Accountant Phil Graham, who prepared the budget proposal, tells The Advocate the... more »
  • Calmes given 30 months in jail for money laundering

    November 29, 2012 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge sentenced Denham Springs businessman Kevin Calmes to 30 months in prison and a $25,000 fine today after his conviction on money laundering charges, according to the U. S. Attorney's Office. In August, a federal jury found Calmes guilty on five of the eight... more »
  • Bomb threat suspect indicted by federal grand jury

    September 20, 2012 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against the man accused of phoning in a bomb threat to the LSU campus earlier this week. The grand jury charged William Bouvay Jr., 42, with one count of willfully conveying false information concerning the attempt to destroy... more »
  • Tolbert Morris found guilty of 1990 rape, murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 13, 2012 5:55 PM

    GONZALES- Jurors took about an hour to find a Carville man guilty of kidnapping, rape and murder for the 1990 killing of an Ascension Parish woman. Tolbert Morris, 56, was accused of abducting 18-year-old Tammy Bowers and raping her before killing her. The jury returned guilty verdicts for... more »
  • Jury finds Morris guilty of 1990 rape, murder

    September 13, 2012 2:39 PM

    GONZALES - Jurors found a Carville man guilty of kidnapping, rape and murder for the 1990 killing of an Ascension Parish woman. Tolbert Morris, 56, was accused of abducting 18-year-old Tammy Bowers and raping her before killing her. The jury returned guilty verdicts for the charges of second-degree... more »
  • Jury convicts Drew Peterson of 3rd wife's death

    September 6, 2012 2:54 PM

    JOLIET, Ill. - A jury has convicted former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson of murdering his third wife. Jurors returned with a guilty verdict against Drew Peterson on Thursday in the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio. The 58-year-old Peterson faces a maximum 60-year prison term. Savio's body was found... more »
  • Calmes found guilty of money laundering

    August 1, 2012 2:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal jury found Denham Springs businessman Kevin Calmes guilty of most of the counts against him in his money laundering trial today. The jury found Calmes guilty on five of the eight counts against him, including money laundering. Both he and his business, Calmes Motorsports,... more »
  • Sheriff's Office looking for help with prison

    July 17, 2012 5:56 PM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a little help from the police jury. The parish prison makes money by housing state inmates in part of the facility, and the sheriff's office shares much of the money with the parish. The police jury will consider... more »
  • Jury sides with Costner in BP spill lawsuit

    June 15, 2012 2:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Kevin Costner says his reputation was at stake as he defended himself against accusations that he cheated fellow actor Stephen Baldwin out of millions of dollars in a lucrative BP contract for oil-cleaning machines after the 2010 spill. Baldwin and a friend were seeking $17 million in... more »
  • 12-person jury, alternates chosen in Sandusky case

    June 6, 2012 2:36 PM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa.- The jurors who will be asked to render a verdict in Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse case are in place. The seven women and five men on the main panel and four alternates were selected Tuesday and Wednesday in a central Pennsylvania courthouse. Opening statements by prosecutors and... more »
  • Verdict reached in John Edwards trial

    May 31, 2012 1:45 PM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - Jurors have reached a verdict in John Edwards' campaign corruption trial. The verdict will be read Thursday. The jurors have been deliberating for about nine days. Edwards is accused of masterminding a plan to use money from wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought... more »
  • As Edwards jury deliberates, how long is too long?

    May 28, 2012 1:01 PM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - The jury at the John Edwards trial is set to begin deliberating a seventh day on Tuesday, and speculation is growing that there may be a deadlock. Edwards faces six felony charges. Authorities say two wealthy political donors provided $1 million to help hide his pregnant mistress... more »
  • Jury at Edwards trial set to resume deliberations

    May 21, 2012 7:17 AM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - The jury deciding the fate of John Edwards is set to resume deliberations in North Carolina today following a weekend break. The former presidential candidate faces 30 years in prison after pleading not guilty to six campaign finance corruption charges. The jury began considering its decision Friday,... more »
  • Jury reaches verdict in Lil Boosie trial

    May 11, 2012 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys said jurors have reached a verdict in the murder-for-hire trial of Torrence Hatch, the rapper known as Lil Boosie. Jurors deliberated roughly an hour before returning the verdict this afternoon. News 2 will have live, team coverage of the decision starting at 4 p.m. more »
  • "Stop boring the jury" says judge in Clemens trial

    May 8, 2012 10:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - Stop boring the jury. That's the instruction today from the judge at the perjury trial of former baseball pitcher Roger Clemens. The judge in Washington told lawyers for both sides today to stop wasting time with unnecessary questions. He says the jurors are getting bored with... more »
  • Jury seated in Lil Boosie trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 4, 2012 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury has been seated in the murder-for-hire trial of Torrence Hatch, also known as the rapper Lil Boosie. Opening statements will begin tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Baton Rouge district court. Hatch is accused of hiring Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding to kill Terry Boyd... more »
  • Jury nearly selected for Lil Boosie trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 3, 2012 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys selected their tenth juror today in the trial of Torrence Hatch, the rapper known as Lil Boosie. That leaves four seats left to fill for his trial on murder-for-hire charges. Defense attorneys filed an objection about the jury selection yesterday. They argued the compensation for... more »
  • Grand jury refuses charges against dance teacher

    May 3, 2012 6:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette Parish grand jury has declined to accept charges against a Lafayette High School dance instructor accused of inappropriately touching students in class. Prosecutor J.N. Prather says the grand jury returned no true bills Wednesday afternoon on Katie Champagne, who was arrested by the Lafayette Police Department... more »
  • Lil Boosie jury up to 11 potentials Play Video

    May 2, 2012 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jury selection in the murder-for-hire trial of Torrence Hatch, aka Lil Boosie, continued this afternoon with prosecutors and defense attorneys considering 11 potential jurors Attorneys agreed on seven of those jurors yesterday. The group includes four men and seven women. The jury needs 12 members and... more »
  • Jury selection continues for rapper trial

    May 2, 2012 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors and the defense team have agreed on seven jurors to decide the fate of Torrence Hatch also know as rapper "Lil Boosie." He's accused of hiring Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding to kill Terry Boyd in October of 2009. Jury selection continues as both sides... more »
  • Two removed from jury in Boosie trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 1, 2012 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two of the 150 potential jurors were removed from the jury in the murder-for-hire trial of Torrence Hatch also know as rapper "Lil Boosie." Those cut from the pool cited their prior knowledge of the case and said they couldn't be fair and impartial. Twelve... more »
  • Jury selection begins in Lil Boosie trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 30, 2012 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jury selection could take the rest of the week in the murder-for-hire trial of Torrence Hatch, the rapper known as "Lil Boosie". Security was tight at district court, with dozens of police officers, mounted patrol, and SWAT members securing the area around the downtown building. Inside,... more »
  • Jury chosen in Hudson family murder trial

    April 10, 2012 2:38 PM

    CHICAGO- A full jury and six alternates have been selected at the trial of a man accused of killing three members of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's family. The last four panelists were chosen Tuesday, the second day of one-by-one questioning of would-be jurors. Fourteen were picked Monday. Those who... more »
  • Jury selection in Hudson family murder trial

    April 9, 2012 7:49 AM

    CHICAGO - A judge will question potential jurors as jury selection begins in earnest at the Chicago trial of a man accused of murdering the mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew of singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. Selecting 12 jurors able to set aside sympathy for the star in assessing... more »
  • Grand jury indicts in home invasion deaths

    March 30, 2012 7:11 AM

    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish grand jury has indicted five men on three counts each of first-degree murder committed during an alleged plot to steal gold and silver coins and cash that a coin collector kept in a safe at his home. Michael Aikens, Travis Moore, Devon James, Bernard James... more »
  • Grand jury to review shooting

    March 20, 2012 11:15 AM

    SANFORD, FL. - A prosecutor in central Florida says a grand jury will consider evidence in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager by a neighborhood watch captain. Yesterday, the Justice Department said it would investigate the death of Trayvon Martin. Prosecutors have been demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman... more »
  • Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings

    March 14, 2012 2:33 PM

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.- A jury has found Virginia Tech negligent for delaying a campus warning of the first shootings in a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 dead. Jurors returned the verdict Wednesday in a wrongful death civil suit brought by the parents of two students who were killed on April... more »
  • Court tosses jury award in Katrina jail lawsuit

    March 12, 2012 2:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has thrown out a jury's award of more than $650,000 to two Ohio tourists who were arrested in New Orleans on public drunkenness charges two days before Hurricane Katrina's landfall and jailed for more than a month after the storm. A three-judge panel... more »
  • Jury backs US claim to $330M in Stanford accounts

    March 8, 2012 2:16 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A jury has ruled that U.S. authorities can try to seize $330 million from foreign bank accounts controlled by convicted Texas fraudster R. Allen Stanford. The Houston federal court jury determined Thursday that there was sufficient evidence that the frozen funds were among the $7 billion investors... more »
  • Stanford found guilty on 13 of 14 charges in Ponzi scheme

    March 6, 2012 11:54 AM

    HOUSTON- A jury in Texas found financier R. Allen Stanford on 13 of 14 charges in a $7 billion Ponzi scheme. Jurors have been deliberating since last Wednesday. Defense attorneys say Stanford made money for investors who bought certificates of deposit from his Caribbean bank. Prosecutors contend that Stanford... more »
  • Judge may interview jurors in Grace trial

    March 2, 2012 7:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Judge Maurice Hicks may interview jurors in George Grace's trial about issues that have caused contempt in the deliberation room. Grace is charged with racketeering, fraud, extortion, and bribery. The feds say Grace took bribes in exchange for completing official acts as mayor. Grace said on the... more »
  • Jury asks several questions in Grace trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 1, 2012 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Questions posed by jurors in the federal corruption trial of George Grace show that they may be having trouble reaching a unanimous decision. The former St. Gabriel mayor is accused of accepting bribes and using his position for personal gain during an undercover FBI operation. ... more »
  • Pa. judge to consider Sandusky jury, bail issues

    February 10, 2012 5:07 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A dispute about whether people from the State College area will be allowed to sit as jurors in Jerry Sandusky's child sex-abuse case is the subject of a hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom. Today's proceeding at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte is also expected to address... more »
  • Jury given Trucko Stampley murder case

    February 3, 2012 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Trucko Stampley's fate is now in the hands of the jury. The case was given to the jury just before 5 p.m. after a week of testimony. Stampley never took the stand in his defense. The prosecution rested yesterday after three days of testimony. The... more »

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