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  • Police testify at James Holmes' final sentencing

    August 24, 2015 1:13 PM

    CENTENNIAL - Police officers who responded to the Colorado theater shooting three years ago are getting a chance to talk about how that night affected them. The officers are talking in court during the final phase of sentencing for Aurora theater shooter James Holmes. Holmes will spend the rest of... more »
  • Real estate heir Durst's weapons trial postponed to January

    August 5, 2015 7:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has postponed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial until next year. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan rescheduled the trial Wednesday from Sept. 21 to Jan. 11. Defense attorneys asked in July for a later date, saying they'll need more time to prepare... more »
  • 2014 Thibodaux manslaughter trial set to begin Tuesday

    August 2, 2015 11:59 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. - The trial of a man charged with manslaughter in the 2014 fatal shooting of Larose teenager is to begin Tuesday in Thibodaux. 20-year-old Neely Gardner of Galliano is charged in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Braxton Bourda of Larose. Authorities say Bourda was shot while riding his... more »
  • Christmas Eve murder suspect trial set

    August 1, 2015 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gary Francois, accused of gunning down another man in a suburban New Orleans shopping mall on Christmas Eve, will go to trial Nov. 3. State District Judge Lee Faulkner of Gretna set the date Friday for Francois after denying a defense motion to prevent the jury from... more »
  • Re-trial date to be set next week for ex-BP engineer

    July 24, 2015 10:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A former BP engineer who won a new trial in a criminal case arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to learn the date of that trial next week. Federal prosecutors accused Kurt Mix of deleting text messages about the amount of oil... more »
  • Judge sets trial for suspect in Charleston church shooting

    July 16, 2015 11:12 AM

    CHARLESTON - The man accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston last month will stand trial next July. Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson set a July 11, 2016, trial date for Dylann Roof, who sat quietly during a 25-minute hearing Thursday morning. Public defender Ashley Pennington said he... more »
  • Mom accused of letting toddler sip margarita avoids trial

    July 16, 2015 11:10 AM

    SALEM - A Massachusetts woman accused of allowing her 2-year-old daughter to sip her margarita at a restaurant and pouring some of it into the girl's sippy cup has avoided trial and possible deportation. Forty-two-year-old Sheldy Nelson of Lynn was originally scheduled to go to trial Wednesday on charges of... more »
  • Man convicted in murder, dismemberment sentenced to life

    July 9, 2015 12:12 PM

    GRETNA - A man convicted in the death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street dancer will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Terry Speaks was sentenced Thursday in the 2013 death of Jaren Lockhart. Multiple news reports say Judge Stephen Grefer also sentenced Speaks to 40 years for... more »
  • Man convicted in murder, dismemberment seeks new trial

    July 7, 2015 11:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man convicted in the death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street dancer is seeking a new trial, citing a history of mental illness and three failed requests for a mistrial during his proceedings. A hearing on the motion will be heard Thursday, the same date Terry... more »
  • Submarine sailor owns up to video

    June 29, 2015 9:10 PM

    MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, FLORIDA- A sailor accused of videotaping female officers in a shower area aboard a U.S. Navy submarine pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ten months in the brig. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Secrest admits he made the video and lied to investigators. Secrest is one... 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 »
  • Ousted Benson heirs appeal interdiction ruling

    June 24, 2015 4:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tom Benson's ousted heirs have filed an appeal in the interdiction for control of their father's and grandfather's estate, according to attorney Randy Smith. "Renee, Rita, and Ryan, having heard with their own ears and seen with their own eyes Tom Benson's mental decline, as well... more »
  • Prosecutors rest their case in Colorado theater shooting

    June 19, 2015 5:49 PM

    CENTENNIAL, CO - The prosecution in the Colorado theater shooting trial has rested after aiming to show James Holmes planned and carried out the massacre while knowing it was wrong. Prosecutors relied on emotional testimony from victims, graphic photos and a state-appointed psychiatrist's videotaped interview with Holmes to undermine his... more »
  • Trial set for man accused of killing, dismembering stripper

    June 15, 2015 7:57 AM

    GRETNA- The trial is set to begin Monday for a man authorities say killed a stripper he and his girlfriend lured from a New Orleans French Quarter bar, then dismembering her and dumping her into the Gulf of Mexico. Both Terry Speaks and Margaret Sanchez have pleaded not guilty to... more »
  • Louding's life sentence confirmed by appellate court

    June 8, 2015 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Louisiana appeals court has upheld the life sentence given Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding in a murder-for-hire case. Louding was convicted in 2013 in Baton Rouge for first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Terry Boyd. Authorities say Boyd was shot to death October of 2009 through... more »
  • Ex-BP exec David Rainey not guilty of lying in oil spill

    June 5, 2015 11:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal jury has found a former BP executive not guilty of making false statements to investigators in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Prosecutors said David Rainey, in the early days of the spill, manipulated calculations to match a far-too-low government estimate of... more »
  • Former LSU, Southern FB player convicted in murder-for-hire

    June 4, 2015 10:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says former LSU and Southern University football player Nemessis Bates has been convicted of hiring hit men to kill a friend who had stolen from him. Polite says federal jurors convicted the 36-year-old Kenner man Thursday of soliciting a crime of violence, use... more »
  • Deliberations near in ex-BP executive's oil spill trial

    June 4, 2015 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Closing arguments have been scheduled in the case of David Rainey, the former BP executive charged with lying to federal investigators about the 2010 BP oil spill. Attorneys will make their final statements to jurors Friday morning and the jury is expected to begin deliberations by noon.... more »
  • Guilty plea as swamp slaying trial set to begin check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 2, 2015 11:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The man accused in a gruesome swamp slaying pleaded guilty to the charges against him just before his trial was set to begin Wednesday. Detrell Scott pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges for shooting Kye Boudreaux, who was found dead in May 2014 at his Iberville Parish... more »
  • Trial set for ex-BP executive accused of obstructing probe

    June 1, 2015 4:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal trial is set to begin in New Orleans for a former BP executive accused of obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill. David Rainey has pleaded not guilty to charges that he obstructed the investigation, and that he made false statements about his... more »
  • Media wants Benson trial to be public

    May 29, 2015 9:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - More people are getting involved in Tom Benson's legal battle. ESPN and other media outlets are saying the trial should be open to the public. Earlier this month a judge ruled the trial would be closed. Now, the media is asking to have that decision... more »
  • Springfield city leaders replace chief of police check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2015 11:09 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - City leaders replaced the police chief Wednesday night. James Jones resigned after taking a plea deal for charges involving a DWI cover-up. Part of the deal was that he had to quit his job. Jones submitted his letter of resignation and the alderman voted to appoint... more »
  • Boston bombing jury finishes 1st full day of deliberations

    May 14, 2015 5:13 PM

    BOSTON - Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have finished their first full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. The federal jury must decide whether the 21-year-old Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or life in prison for his role in the deadly 2013 attack.... more »
  • Opening statements begin in death penalty trial in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 30, 2015 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Opening statements began today in a high profile murder trial where the death penalty is at stake. According to prosecutors, Lee Turner murdered Edward Gurtner and Randy Chaney in March of 2011, during a robbery. Prosecutors claim he did it to eliminate any witnesses to his... more »
  • Hearing set in ex-cops' post-Katrina shooting

    April 29, 2015 6:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal prosecutors are asking an appeals court to reinstate the convictions of five former New Orleans police officers on civil rights charges stemming from the deadly shootings of unarmed civilians in storm-struck New Orleans in 2005. Four of the men are charged in the shootings at the Danziger... more »
  • Prosecutor says Colorado theater shooter seemed sane after arrest

    April 27, 2015 1:04 PM

    CENTENNIAL, CO - The prosecutor in the Colorado movie theater shooting trial says for four months after his arrest, James Holmes was on no medication and seemed sane. District Attorney George Brauchler told jurors during opening statements Monday that Holmes complained about the jail food and asked for specific books... more »
  • Lawyer: Louisiana gun case against millionaire Durst dropped

    April 23, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for real estate heir Robert Durst says state weapon charges against him have been dropped, clearing the way for federal proceedings in New Orleans on similar charges. Durst, who faces a murder charge in an unrelated California case, remains jailed without bond in Louisiana. Lawyer... more »
  • Murder suspect apprehended after failing to show up for trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 21, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A suspected murderer was picked up in St. Tammany Parish Tuesday after skipping out on court this week. Tressie Newberry is accused of principle to second degree murder. Her son, Mason Chiapuzio, is the accused triggerman in the case. Newberry's trial was set to start... more »
  • Penalty phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial set to begin

    April 21, 2015 8:23 AM

    BOSTON - Attorneys for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to argue in the penalty phase that his older brother was the mastermind of the attack. Tsarnaev was convicted nearly two weeks ago of all 30 charges against him, and now he faces either life in prison or... more »
  • U.S. judge postpones Durst weapons charge until September

    April 21, 2015 2:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jailed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial on a federal weapons charge has been postponed from June to September. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan set the date for Sept. 21 on Monday. Durst is charged with possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. Durst's attorneys asked... more »
  • Man faces jury this week after 11 DWIs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 20, 2015 5:01 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A trial is set this week in West Baton Rouge Parish for a man accused of 11 DWIs across the Baton Rouge region. Charles Curry, 55, has a long criminal history and has been in and out of jail most of his adult life. After turning... more »
  • Henderson's top cops working on plea deal

    April 20, 2015 4:53 PM

    HENDERSON - Two of Henderson's top police officers accused of offering payouts for other officers to write more traffic citations are negotiating with prosecutors on a plea deal. Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd each face charges of public payroll fraud, malfeasance in office and... 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 »
  • La. film industry in court spotlight amid budget crunch

    April 11, 2015 12:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A tax credit program lauded for turning Louisiana into "Hollywood South" but lamented for its cost to a cash-strapped state government is at the center of a federal trial opening in New Orleans. The defendants are two film industry executives and a New Orleans attorney accused of... more »
  • No verdict after 4 days of deliberations in Hernandez trial

    April 10, 2015 12:14 PM

    FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have completed a fourth day of deliberations with no verdict. The twelve jurors have spent nearly 20 hours over four days considering whether to convict Hernandez of the June 2013 killing of Odin... more »
  • Jury finds Denham Springs man guilty of 2014 murder

    April 9, 2015 3:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Denham Springs man accused of shooting and killing his roommate last May was found guilty guilty of second degree murder Thursday, according to District Attorney Scott M. Perriloux. Witnesses said 25-year-old Jason Holcomb became angry with Joshua Thomasson on May 10, 2014 when Thomasson asked Holcomb... more »
  • Sharper's Louisiana case on drug, sex charges delayed

    April 7, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper has made a brief appearance on drug and sexual-assault charges in a state court in New Orleans, but the case is now delayed until June 15. Sharper appeared Tuesday to answer to aggravated-rape and other state charges. But state District Judge Karen Herman... more »
  • LSU defensive back Jalen Mills goes on trial next week

    April 3, 2015 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Court documents say the prosecution plans to use screenshots of text messages and photos of the victim in the trial against LSU defensive back Jalen Mills. Mills' trial for simple battery is set to begin Wednesday in Baton Rouge. State Judge Richard Moore will preside over the... more »
  • Prosecution rests in trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez

    April 2, 2015 11:24 AM

    FALL RIVER, Mass. - The prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Lloyd was killed at an industrial... more »
  • Hearing in millionaire Robert Durst's weapons case delayed

    April 2, 2015 11:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana judge has delayed a weapons charge hearing in the case of millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst after FBI agents failed to show up. Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell reluctantly agreed to the delay and set another hearing for next Thursday. An assistant U.S. attorney told Cantrell... more »
  • Trial pushed back in gas station beating check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 30, 2015 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The trial for a man accused of a racially charged beating at a gas station was pushed back to July after the man's lawyer said he has not seen all the evidence in the case. On Mother's Day two years ago, Donald Dickerson allegedly told another... more »
  • Ex-NFL player Sharper to begin changing pleas in rape cases

    March 23, 2015 2:10 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Former NFL star Darren Sharper is set to appear in one court in person and another via video to enter pleas as he seeks to resolve rape and drugging allegations involving women in four different states. A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for Sharper on Monday morning... more »
  • New trial ordered in drunk driving deaths

    March 20, 2015 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge ordered a new trial for a man convicted of five counts of vehicular homicide for a fiery 2011 crash which investigators said happened after a drunken game of cat-and-mouse on the interstate near Baton Rouge. Judge Chip Moore ordered the new trial for David... more »
  • Federal judge asked to toss some claims in abortion lawsuit

    March 19, 2015 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge is considering a request from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to throw out part of a legal challenge against a state law that adds new restrictions to abortion doctors. The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30... more »
  • Prosecutors use blood, DNA to show bomber's role

    March 19, 2015 2:02 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Prosecutors are using DNA evidence and blood to try and prove that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother both played prominent roles in the 2013 attacks and the killing of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer. A DNA expert testified Wednesday that Officer Sean... more »
  • Preliminary hearing for ex-NFL safety Darren Sharper delayed

    March 17, 2015 5:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A preliminary hearing for former NFL safety Darren Sharper has been postponed until at least Friday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor on Tuesday ordered Sharper to return to court on Friday for another hearing after attorneys on both sides requested a delay. Sharper is awaiting... more »
  • Trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez resumes after day off

    March 17, 2015 8:37 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is resuming after taking a day off. The trial picks up again Tuesday after an unspecified scheduling issue canceled Monday's session. Hernandez is accused of the June 17, 2013, killing of semi-professional football player Odin... more »
  • April hearing set on ex-BP engineer's reversed conviction

    March 5, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors hoping to win reinstatement of an obstruction of justice conviction against a former BP engineer will argue their case next month at an appeals court in New Orleans. Prosecutors accused Kurt Mix of deliberately deleting text messages about the amount of oil flowing from BP's... 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 »
  • Guilty verdict in 'American Sniper' trial

    February 24, 2015 9:30 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas - A jury found an ex-Marine guilty of killing 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle and another man late Tuesday. Eddie Ray Routh heard he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Routh shot Kyle and Chad Littlefield at a gun range in February 2013. ... more »
  • Prosecutors rebut 'American Sniper' suspect insanity defense

    February 23, 2015 2:11 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, TX - Prosecutors are scheduled to continue their rebuttal against the defense of the ex-Marine charged with killing famed Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh is expected to resume Monday in Stephenville, though sleet and cold temperatures in North Texas could... more »
  • After tense exchange, Aaron Hernandez murder trial resumes

    February 23, 2015 2:09 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez resumes after a tense exchange last week between the judge and a prosecutor. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh told prosecutor William McCauley he could not ask the victim's sister anything about text messages sent minutes... more »
  • Detective expected back on stand in Aaron Hernandez trial

    February 18, 2015 2:05 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - A police detective has told the jury in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez about a video he made of the former New England Patriots player dismantling his phone and using another phone to make calls the day after the killing. Jurors saw the video Tuesday... more »
  • Ex-Patriot's fiance granted immunity in murder trial

    February 11, 2015 2:00 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to resume after his fiancée was granted immunity to testify for prosecutors. Hernandez is expected back in court Wednesday. He is charged with murder for the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin... more »
  • Proceeding expected before 'American Sniper' trial start

    February 10, 2015 1:55 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, TX - A judge is expected to hold a pretrial proceeding ahead of opening statements in the trial of the man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper." The procedural matters were scheduled for Tuesday with openings expected Wednesday in the trial... more »
  • Hayden hearing pushed back to May check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 9, 2015 3:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A motions hearing in Livingston Parish over rape charges against former reality TV show star Will Hayden was pushed back Monday to May. Attorneys for the former "Sons of Guns" star said with similar charges going to trial in East Baton Rouge Parish, they needed a... more »
  • Jury selection begins for trial over 'American Sniper' death

    February 9, 2015 11:14 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, TX - Jury selection is underway for the trial of the man accused of killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the movie "American Sniper." More than a dozen people were dismissed first thing Monday in Stephenville, Texas, where former Marine Eddie Ray Routh is charged with capital murder... more »
  • Man convicted for Valentine's Day murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury convicted a man of a Valentine's Day murder three years ago. Friday, Erick Scott was found guilty of killing Kevin Johnson . Johnson was in a car, stopped at a red light on North Acadian Thruway and South Choctaw in February 2012 when he... more »
  • Screening for jurors in 'American Sniper' slaying trial to start

    February 5, 2015 2:08 AM

    DALLAS, TX - The screening process is set to start for potential jurors in the upcoming trial of the man accused of killing famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and a friend of Kyle's. Potential jurors are to begin reporting to district court in the small town of Stephenville, Texas,... more »
  • Sentencing today in murder-for-hire case

    February 4, 2015 8:47 AM

    ADDIS - A woman convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband over four years ago will be sentenced today. Monique Kitts faces life in prison. Her husband, Corey Kitts, was found shot to death in their Addis home in West Baton Rouge Parish. Prosecutors say she was... more »
  • Trial date set for former Brusly police chief

    February 2, 2015 1:48 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The former Brusly police chief accused of stealing guns and cash from his own department is scheduled to go to trial in April. Jamie Whaley and his attorneys met with prosecutors for a pre-trial conference Monday. The trial date was set for April 20, with pre-trial... more »
  • Prosecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA ties him to slaying

    January 30, 2015 1:54 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Prosecutors say Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say the ex-NFL star murdered is compelling forensic evidence of the crime. Jurors are set to hear more testimony Friday in the case against Hernandez, a day after the trial started with... more »
  • Man accused of feticide wishes ex-wife happy birthday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2015 3:01 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A man who is accused of cutting his unborn child from his wife's body learned in court that his trial will begin in September. The man also had a special message for his ex-wife who allegedly tried to kill. "I also want to wish my wife... ex-wife... more »
  • Executive: No guarantee BP will help pay subsidiary's fines

    January 27, 2015 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An executive for the BP subsidiary that faces billions of dollars in possible fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says it is uncertain whether other BP entities would step in to help pay a steep penalty. Richard Morrison, chairman of the board for BP... more »
  • Trial for cruelty to a puppy set for Monday

    January 25, 2015 5:19 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says demonstrations won't be allowed near the courthouse during trial of a man accused of abandoning a pit bull puppy in a rental unit last year. Thirty-two-year-old Gabriel Lee is scheduled for trial Monday on a charge of cruelty to the puppy, then... more »
  • Billions in federal penalties at issue in BP spill trial

    January 20, 2015 8:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal trial beginning in New Orleans is aimed at determining how much money BP should pay in Clean Water Act penalties as a result of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. Government lawyers at the trial opening Tuesday will be arguing for maximum penalties that could reached:... more »
  • BP hopes to lessen potential $13.7 billion spill penalty

    January 19, 2015 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for the government and oil giant BP are preparing for trial in New Orleans that could add more than $13 billion in penalties to the billions BP already has shelled out as a result of 2010 Gulf oil spill. Federal lawyers say BP should pay as... more »
  • Tsarnaev lawyers: Suspend jury selection over Paris attacks

    January 13, 2015 5:35 PM

    BOSTON - Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking a judge to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month because of the terror attacks in France. The filing late Tuesday says a delay would allow time for "the extraordinary prejudice" from the attacks... more »
  • NY defense lawyer: Silk Road creator is not a drug dealer

    January 13, 2015 12:07 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York defense lawyer says a San Francisco man who launched an underground website as an economic experiment was fooled into taking the fall when investigators concluded it was used for drug dealing. Attorney Joshua Dratel said at the criminal trial's opening Tuesday that Ross William... more »
  • About-face in CIA leak case

    January 12, 2015 7:58 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA- Federal prosecutors are doing an about-face in a case where they pushed to get testimony from a reporter for the New York Times about leaks from the CIA. Prosecutors don't want James Risen to testify at the trial of an ex-CIA employee, Jeffery Sterling. Prosecutors contend Sterling... 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 »
  • Attorney confident mother won't see trial in son's death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Brittni Clark, the mother accused of negligent homicide in her son's drowning death, bonded out of jail late Tuesday evening on a $10,000 bond. Her attorney is upset she spent time in jail, accused of neglecting her child the day he fell into an abandoned sewer hole... more »
  • Final pre-trial hearing for Aaron Hernandez in 2013 murder

    January 6, 2015 5:23 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected in court for the final pre-trial hearing in the first of two murder cases against him. Prosecutors and Hernandez's lawyers on Tuesday are expected to take up their remaining issues before jury selection begins Friday in Bristol... more »
  • Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial

    December 31, 2014 11:55 AM

    BOSTON - A federal judge has denied requests by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to move his trial out of state and to delay its start. U.S. District Court Judge George O'Toole Jr. issued his denials Wednesday and said explanations will be issued later in the day.... more »
  • Hearing set for ex-Patriot facing murder trial

    December 22, 2014 2:07 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - A pre-trial hearing on jury issues is scheduled Monday for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, whose murder trial is slated to start next month. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the... more »
  • Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    December 19, 2014 11:55 AM

    DENVER - Some victims of the Colorado theater shooting are outraged that the parents of suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty just weeks before his trial is set to begin. In a statement released Friday, Robert and Arlene Holmes say their son is... more »
  • Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

    December 18, 2014 3:42 PM

    WAUKESHA, WI - A judge says two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are both competent to stand trial. Prosecutors charged both girls with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the attack in May in Waukesha. According to court documents, the girls plotted... more »

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