NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jury was asked Tuesday to consider whether a neurologist used his thriving pain-management practice to sexually prey on six patients or if he is a victim of accusers with false stories.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan woman was awarded over $400,000 on Friday by a federal jury after suing New York City and its police department, saying she suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was thrown to the ground by a police sergeant while serving as a medic for protesters during 2012 Occupy Wall Street events.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that state courts can keep juror identities secret, rejecting a challenge from a southern Arizona journalist who argued that the right to observe trials included access to the names of jurors who decide the fate of people charged with crimes.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Legislation providing a possible path to freedom for people convicted of felonies by non-unanimous Louisiana juries has been shelved for the current legislative session.
The bill would have allowed those convicted by non-unanimous juries to apply for a review by a five-member board appointed by the governor.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge should expunge a portion of a state grand jury report that is sharply critical of Gov. Kevin Stitt, according to a motion filed by Stitt.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The winner of a Food Network cooking show competition has been found guilty in the beating death last year of a 3-year-old foster child in her care.
The jury deliberated for about an hour before delivering the unanimous verdict Thursday against Ariel Robinson, 30, of Simpsonville, news outlets reported.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Pennington County grand jury has indicted a man on a second-degree murder charge stemming from a shooting at a Rapid City hotel last month.
Nineteen-year-old Myron Pourier was shot at the Grand Gateway Hotel on March 19 and died from his injuries April 3.
SEATTLE (AP) — A six-member coroner’s jury is considering whether four Seattle police officers who fatally shot 19-year-old Damarius Butts complied with the law and department policy.
The jury on Friday after two weeks of testimony was sent into deliberations with a list of 84 questions, The Seattle Times reported.
RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her housekeeper and dumping her body in a southern Wisconsin cornfield in 1999 has been found guilty of criminal charges.
A jury in Racine County on Wednesday found 66-year-old Linda La Roche guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jury trials resumed Monday in New Orleans, where they have been suspended for most of the past two years.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that citizens can’t convene grand juries to investigate the governor’s response to COVID-19 because her actions were lawful and within the scope of her authority.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Nevada filed additional charges and told a judge on Monday a grand jury may review evidence that a Las Vegas man held a woman and her children captive, killed her 4-year-old son and hid the body in a garage freezer.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Memphis man in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son, a prosecutor said.
Jurors returned a guilty verdict on Friday for Marterrius Hite, 29, on charges of murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse, murder in the perpetration of aggravated child neglect, aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect, a statement from Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said.
GRETNA, LA. (AP) — A Louisiana man who worked for his mother’s home health care company has been found guilty of killing a client — an autistic and intellectually disabled man who was completely dependent on others’ care, prosecutors said Friday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are advancing a proposal to partially undo the state Supreme Court's groundbreaking elimination of the longstanding practice of allowing lawyers to remove potential trial jurors without explanation.
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) —
Prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against a man who spent nearly five years in jail and had two trials end with deadlocked juries.
Dawon Wells, 22, was set to stand trial again this month, but Solicitor Bill Weeks said a key witness who testified in the past two trials about seeing Wells shoot the victim and dump him in the back of a pickup truck refused to testify again.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mostly white jury was seated Friday for the trial of a white suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she drew her handgun by mistake when she fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright following a traffic stop.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury has awarded $16.6 million in damages to a victim of child abuse after a judge ruled the state failed to properly investigate abuse allegations before the 6-month-old girl suffered a traumatic brain injury that led to blindness, developmental delays and seizures.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury ordered 17 white nationalist leaders and organizations to pay more than $26 million in damages Tuesday over the violence that erupted during the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has put on hold several citizen requests that used petition drives to call for convening grand juries to investigate Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's handling of COVID-19.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Pennington County jury has awarded $42 million to a Rapid City woman after she was denied medical benefits from her previous employer and the employer's insurance company.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jurors were shown graphic, closeup police photos Monday of the gunshot wounds that killed Ahmaud Arbery, while the first officer to find the 25-year-old Black man bleeding in the road testified he did not try to render medical aid because it would not have been safe.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors heard opening statements Thursday in a civil lawsuit that accuses white nationalists of conspiring to commit violence at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Attorneys for a North Dakota man accused of wounding two Wisconsin police officers while he was on the run from an attempted murder charge in his home state are petitioning for a jury pool from a different county.
ROY, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded two men who live south of Tacoma a total of $3.26 million for injuries suffered when they were shot by one of the town of Roy’s two police officers during a drunken joy ride in a 2019 snowstorm.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top court is eliminating the longstanding practice of allowing lawyers in criminal and civil trials in state courts to remove potential jurors without explanation, a move that proponents said would help prevent discrimination in the selection of trial jurors.
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida will pursue a grand jury investigation into the deadly collapse of an oceanfront condominium building, officials said Tuesday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the retrial of two former St. Louis police officers accused of attacking a Black undercover colleague during a 2017 protest.
Dustin Boone faces federal charges of deprivation of rights under the color of law.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers Thursday blocked an effort to offer a path to release for an estimated 1,500 prisoners convicted of felonies by juries that were not unanimous, a debate spurred by the U.S.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) —
The first time Derrick Spivey learned about “Bradying” was at his own preliminary hearing, facing a charge of first-degree murder.
The sole witness at the 2009 hearing was a former high school classmate of Spivey’s who, a year earlier, had signed a statement that Spivey fatally shot Marvin Hudson, 21.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that prisoners who were convicted by non-unanimous juries before the high court barred the practice a year ago don't need to be retried.
The justices ruled 6-3 along conservative-liberal lines that prisoners whose cases had concluded before the justices' 2020 ruling shouldn't benefit from it.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A jury has awarded nearly $96,000 in damages to a northwest Indiana girl who was injured in 2018 while playing in a bounce house at a local YMCA.
After a four-day trial in the civil case against Valparaiso Family YMCA, the Porter County jury awarded the girl $95,833 Thursday in compensatory damages.
New Jersey’s Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously rejected a constitutional challenge to the use of virtual grand juries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A defendant facing drug charges in Mercer County brought the challenge last year, arguing that the Supreme Court violated separation of powers doctrines by unilaterally authorizing the virtual format.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents 75 and older can easily decline to participate in jury trials by calling a court office or using an online option, under legislation signed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jurors began deliberations Friday in the federal trial for three white St. Louis police officers accused of beating a Black undercover colleague whom prosecutors said they mistook for a protestor.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A prospective juror who once lived in the neighborhood where George Floyd was arrested told the attorney for an ex-officer charged in Floyd's death that he had a personal reason for wanting to serve on the jury.
CHICAGO (AP) — Questions around race have been central to the murder case against the former Minneapolis police officer who leaned on George Floyd's neck while the Black man pleaded for air.
Of the six men and three women selected through Monday for Derek Chauvin's jury, five are white, one is multiracial, two are Black and one is Hispanic.
PHOENIX (AP) — Possible changes to Arizona's jury selection system to make sure that trial juries include a fair cross-section of local communities will be the focus of a newly created task force created by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel.
The issue of race looms large over the trial of a white former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death last May of George Floyd, a Black man.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Augusta say the local jail is nearly full in part because jury trials remain suspended in Georgia because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico courts are scheduled to resume jury trials in February 2021 after a hiatus in response to surging coronavirus infections.
The Administrative Office of the Courts announced the order Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two men who have been imprisoned for nearly a quarter-century in separate shootings are getting new trials after a judge said Thursday the original proceedings were tainted by an ex-prosecutor's effort to keep minorities and women off the juries.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 1,500 current Louisiana inmates — including 900 serving life sentences without parole eligibility — were convicted by nonunanimous juries, according to a recent report by criminal justice advocates.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the first-degree murder trial of an Oklahoma City man, charged in the 2018 death of his 3-month-old son.
Court records show the jury deadlocked early Saturday on the murder charge against Deion Reed, 23, but found him not guilty of child abuse in the death of Dexter Reed.
PRESTON, England (AP) — The man in control of police operations at the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium tragedy was cleared by a jury on Thursday of gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans in Britain’s worst sports disaster.
Four black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries.
The lawsuit against District Attorney Doug Evans is an outgrowth of a case where the U.S.
LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman will spend life behind bars after a jury found her guilty of killing her boyfriend's 3-year-old daughter in December 2017.
The Herald reports 26-year-old Kayla Cook, of Lancaster, was convicted Monday of homicide by child abuse.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's negligence lawsuit against the maker of an elastic exercise band he blames for injuries including blindness in one eye after losing his grip and falling while using a flexible device in 2015 (all times local):
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge rejected an effort from Chelsea Manning to quash a subpoena demanding her testimony in an apparent investigation of Wikileaks, the former Army intelligence analyst said Tuesday.
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — A juror picked to hear the trial of a man accused in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student asked to be excused, delaying the start of testimony.
Gaege Bethune of Eldorado is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Pravin Varughese (VAHR'-geez).