Prosecutors give up on more trials in Delaware prison riot

U.S. 06/12/19, 14:01

Prosecutors will press no further charges after a series of trial losses against inmates accused in deadly rioting at Delaware's maximum-security prison in 2017.The state attorney general's office said Wednesday that prosecutors have notified court officials that they will not move forward with any other pending charges in connection with ...

Prison guards injured in prison riot in Ukraine

Europe 05/27/19, 07:47

Dozens of inmates in a Ukrainian prison rioted, set a fire and took guards and nurses hostage in an hours-long standoff on Monday that left four guards injured, officials said.The incident took place in Odessa, a Black Sea port city, where black smoke was seen billowing over the prison compound ...

Inmate acquitted of guard’s slaying in Delaware prison riot

U.S. 05/23/19, 14:58

A jury on Thursday acquitted an inmate accused of leading a riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison during which a guard was killed and other staffers taken hostage.Jurors deliberated over two days before acquitting 32-year-old Roman Shankaras in the death of Steven Floyd. Shankaras recently completed a seven-year sentence for unrelated ...

A year after riot, SC prison officials claim improvements

U.S. 04/10/19, 16:12

A year after seven South Carolina prison inmates died in an insurrection, corrections officials say they've made improvements to the facility that for a night was the scene of some of the agency's worst violence.Reporters were allowed Wednesday to tour Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville. In April 2018, inmates gained ...

Prosecutors drop most remaining cases in fatal prison riot

U.S. 03/15/19, 14:04

Delaware prosecutors dismissed all but three remaining cases Friday against inmate defendants charged in a deadly riot at the state's maximum-security prison.The decision came after earlier trials of seven inmates resulted in only one — who admitted planning the uprising knowing it could become violent — convicted of murder in ...

Second trial begins for inmates in Delaware prison riot

U.S. 01/14/19, 14:41

The second in a series of trials for 18 inmates charged in a deadly Delaware prison riot began Monday with defense attorneys telling jurors that prosecutors will rely on testimony from convicted criminals who can't be trusted.Obadiah Miller, 26, John Bramble, 29, Kevin Berry, 28 and Abednego Baynes, 26, are ...

1 inmate found guilty of murder in Delaware prison riot

U.S. 11/20/18, 19:41

One of three inmates on trial for a deadly Delaware prison riot was found guilty of murder Tuesday, the first verdicts in a case that will involve 17 inmates over the next several months.A New Castle County jury found Dwayne Staats, 37, guilty of felony first-degree murder, first-degree murder of ...

Jurors hear closing remark in trial over fatal prison riot

U.S. 11/15/18, 14:38

Jurors are hearing closing arguments in the trial of three Delaware inmates charged in a prison riot in which a guard was killed and three other staffers taken hostage.Prosecutors argued Thursday that Jarreau Ayers, Dwayne Staats and Deric Forney conspired to participate in the February 2017 riot and should be ...

Jury selection complete in fatal prison riot prosecution

U.S. 10/12/18, 08:53

Jury selection is complete in the trial of four Delaware inmates charged with murder, kidnapping and other crimes following a fatal prison riot.With the process of picking jurors completed Thursday, opening statements and initial testimony are slated for Oct. 22.The four defendants are among 18 inmates charged in the riot. ...

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