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Massachusetts delays resumption of jury trials

Oct. 19, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has delayed the resumption of jury trials until early next month. The earliest potential start date for jury trials will be extended to Nov. 9, Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey said in a statement last week. The delay comes amid a rising number of confirmed cases of...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Bailey Boswell, right, sits with her attorney Todd Lancaster during Boswell's murder trial at the Saline County Court in Wilbur, Neb. Jurors on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, found Boswell guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and improper disposal of human remains in the 2017 killing of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe of Lincoln. (Eric Gregory/Lincoln Journal Star via AP, Pool, File)

Jury finds Nebraska woman guilty of dismembering Tinder date

Oct. 14, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A jury found a woman guilty Wednesday of the killing another woman who disappeared after a Tinder date and whose dismembered remains were later found in trash bags along rural Nebraska roads. Jurors took less than four hours to find Bailey Boswell, 26, guilty of first-degree murder,...

Backlog of jury trials could take months or more to resolve

Oct. 14, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Chief Public Defender says the state’s current backlog of jury trial cases will take months or more to resolve. The Delaware State News reported Tuesday that trials are scheduled to resume this month following a nearly seven-month hiatus because of the...

Orchards reopens after outbreak; Vermont plans jury trials

Oct. 12, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Champlain Orchards in Addison County has reopened after an outbreak of the coronavirus infected more than two dozen of its seasonal apple pickers. The orchards were back to regular hours for pick-your-own apples this past weekend. A total of 28 of the orchards’ migrant apple...

Order will allow jury trials to resume in Georgia

Oct. 10, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top judge plans to sign an order Saturday that will allow jury trials to resume in the state, according to a news release. When he declared a statewide judicial emergency in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton suspended...

UK jury: Police restraint of Black man contributed to death

Oct. 9, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London police officers' decision to handcuff a mentally ill Black man even as he told them “I can't breathe" was inappropriate and contributed to his death in 2018, a coroner's jury found Friday. Police told the inquest that they found Kevin Clarke, 35, lying on the ground at the edge...

El fiscal general de Kentucky Daniel Cameron habla sobre el caso Breonna Taylor, en Frankfort, Kentucky, el 23 de septiembre de 2020. (AP Foto/Timothy D. Easley)

Breonna Taylor case: Dispute arises over grand jury secrecy

Oct. 8, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — A lawyer for a grand juror involved in weighing charges in the case of Breonna Taylor, the Black woman killed in a police raid gone wrong, urged a judge to let the anonymous juror to speak out publicly, accusing Kentucky's attorney general of throwing the panel “under the bus"...

This booking photo provided by Richmond Police shows from left Richmond Police Officers Christopher Brown and Mark Janowski.  The two Virginia police officers who were indicted on misdemeanor charges for their actions during protests against police brutality and racial injustice have made their first court appearance.  Janowski and Brown appeared in court Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 on misdemeanor charges of assault and battery.  (Richmond Police via AP)

Officers appear in court for charges stemming from protests

Oct. 8, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia police officers indicted on misdemeanor charges stemming from actions during May protests against police brutality and racial injustice have been released on their own recognizance after making their first appearance in court. Richmond Police Officers Mark Janowski and...

Texas grand jury indicts Netflix for promotion of 'Cuties'

Oct. 7, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has indicted streaming giant Netflix for promoting French film “Mignonnes,” or “Cuties,” which the court says depicts lewd visuals of children. The movie received backlash before its release because of a movie poster that went viral for...

FILE - This file photo released April 19, 2013, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted and sentenced to death for carrying out the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. On Friday, July 31, 2020, a federal appeals court overturned the Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence. On Tuesday, Oct. 7, Justice Department lawyers, seeking to reinstate the death penalty, petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case. (FBI via AP, File)

US asks Supreme Court to hear Boston Marathon bomber's case

Oct. 7, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department asked the nation's highest court Tuesday to review the case of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose death sentence was thrown out over concerns with the jury selection process. In a petition, Justice Department lawyers called Tsarnaev's case “one...