Alleged Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse ordered to stand trial on all counts including homicide

U.S. 12/04/20, 03:29

Lawyers representing a northern Illinois teen accused of fatally shooting anti-police demonstrators failed in their bid to have multiple charges dropped. Kenosha County Court Commissioner Loren Keating has ordered Antioch, Illinois, teen Kyle Rittenhouse to stand trial on all six charges, including first-degree intentional homicide. "Judge has ordered Kyle Rittenhouse to stand ...

Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins

U.S. 10/10/19, 13:27

A federal appeals court on Thursday denied two efforts that could have kept the first federal trial on the opioids crisis from starting as scheduled this month in Cleveland. The rulings clear the way for the trial to start Oct. 21 involving just two of the more than 2,000 local governments ...

Witness: Suspect in slaying tried to get her into his car

U.S. 06/18/19, 13:16

A University of Illinois graduate student has told jurors that the man on trial for abducting and killing a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China attempted to get her into his car by posing as an undercover police officer.Emily Hogan testified Tuesday that Brendt Christensen wore mirrored sunglasses and flashed a ...

Update: Man convicted of killing sheriff’s deputy

U.S. 06/18/19, 12:54

The Latest on the deputy killing trial (all times local):1:50 p.m.A Maine man accused of placing a gun to the neck of a sheriff's deputy and pulling the trigger has been convicted of murder.Both sides agree that defendant John Williams fired the shot that killed Cpl. Eugene Cole last year. ...

Combat vets in jury pool for decorated Navy SEAL’s trial

U.S. 06/17/19, 19:14

Combat veterans from the Navy and Marines were among possible jurors Monday in the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care in Iraq. All but one of the potential jurors in the court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher had served in ...

Egypt’s ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Asia & Pacific 06/17/19, 17:16

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was supported by Obama and ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from ...

Testimony: Suspect bought Drano after Chinese scholar death

U.S. 06/13/19, 19:33

A former University of Illinois doctoral student on trial in the killing of a visiting scholar from China bought Drano and garbage bags three days after the slaying, according to testimony Thursday.The detail came during the second day of the federal murder trial of Brendt Christensen in the June 2017 ...

New trial for Nevada death row inmate will await appeal

U.S. 06/13/19, 15:12

A Nevada prison inmate who was sentenced in 2010 to die could get another chance to argue he's not guilty, after a judge in Las Vegas overturned his conviction and granted him a new trial.However, John Matthias Watson III will have to await the outcome of a Nevada Supreme Court ...

Judge won’t order new trial in Maryland nuclear bunker death

U.S. 06/13/19, 11:11

A judge has refused to order a new trial for a wealthy stock trader convicted of murder in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home.Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Margaret Schweitzer on Thursday rejected a ...

Hearing off for man charged with posing as missing child

U.S. 06/13/19, 06:51

A pretrial hearing has been canceled for the 24-year-old man charged with impersonating a long-missing child. A court notice was posted Thursday morning, a few hours ahead of what had been scheduled as the final pretrial hearing for Brian Michael Rini (REE'-nee) of Medina (meh-DYE'-nuh), Ohio. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett on ...

Man on trial in killings arrested through genetic genealogy

U.S. 06/12/19, 19:38

A man charged with murder in the 1987 killings of a young Canadian couple is facing trial in Washington state beginning this week, but the case won't challenge the new investigative technique authorities used to link him to the crime.William Earl Talbott II is one of dozens of men authorities ...

Man who sold ammo to Vegas shooter asks for trial by judge

U.S. 06/12/19, 17:18

The Arizona man who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has asked to be tried by a judge on his federal ammunition-manufacturing charge.The attorney for Douglas Haig argued that the connection to the massacre will have a "prejudicial effect" on ...

Defense in trial of Chinese scholar’s death: He did it

U.S. 06/12/19, 14:30

As federal prosecutors on Wednesday shared with jurors grisly details of how they claim a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped a visiting scholar from China, then brutally beat and killed her, defense attorneys intent on sparing their client a possible death penalty offered an exceptional claim: He did ...

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 ...

Update: Father won’t testify in death penalty trial

U.S. 06/12/19, 13:23

The Latest on a death penalty trial for a South Carolina father (all times local):1:50 p.m.The South Carolina father convicted of killing his five children won't testify on his behalf or make a statement to a jury deciding whether he gets the death penalty.Timothy Jones Jr. wipes his eyes as ...

Appeals court rejects challenge of Confederate court statue

U.S. 06/12/19, 11:14

A Louisiana appeals court has rejected a black man's request to move his trial to a courthouse without a Confederate monument out front.The 2-1 decision Tuesday gave no reason for denying Ronnie Anderson's request to move his trial from the East Feliciana Parish Courthouse in Clinton, where he faces a ...

Openings set at Illinois trial in slaying of Chinese scholar

U.S. 06/11/19, 23:31

Opening statements are set for Wednesday in the death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student charged with kidnapping, torturing and killing a visiting Chinese scholar, a case closely watched by Chinese students across the U.S.A federal judge moved the trial to Peoria in central Illinois after Brendt ...

Mom of slain children asks mercy for ex-husband in his trial

U.S. 06/11/19, 15:15

The mother of five children who were killed by their father stunned a South Carolina courtroom Tuesday by asking the jury to spare her ex-husband's life. "He did not show my children any mercy by any means. But my kids loved him and if I'm speaking on behalf of my kids ...

Jury to be picked in man’s trial in Chinese scholar’s death

U.S. 06/11/19, 08:07

Jury selection is expected to wrap up in the trial of a former graduate student accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China.Brendt Christensen is charged in the 2017 death of Yingying Zhang. Her body was never found.Jury selection began June 3 in Peoria, Illinois. Opening ...

Pretrial appeal dismissed in 2005 slaying of teacher

U.S. 06/10/19, 18:17

Georgia's highest court said Monday that it lacks authority to hear a pretrial appeal from a man charged with killing a high school teacher whose disappearance remained a mystery for more than a decade.The state Supreme Court in March delayed Ryan Duke's murder trial so it could consider whether it ...

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