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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Update: Grandfather shows tattoos of slain kids at trial

U.S. 06/10/19, 14:25

The Latest on a death penalty trial for a South Carolina father (all times local):3:15 p.m.The father of a South Carolina man convicted of killing his five children is asking jurors to give him life without parole.Tim Jones, Sr., listens ...

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