Latest Trials News

Man convicted of killing disabled veteran, stealing money

Nov. 20, 2019 10:41 AM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of killing a disabled veteran, burying his body in a barn near Great Falls and stealing his disability benefits for several months. The prosecution and defense made their closing statements Tuesday afternoon and jurors reached their verdict several hours...

Man faces murder trial for allegedly poisoning wife’s cereal

Nov. 20, 2019 10:40 AM EST

DAVISON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man accused of killing his wife by spiking her cereal with heroin has been ordered to trial on a murder charge. Judge Christopher Odette on Tuesday found enough evidence to send Jason Harris to trial after a multiday hearing. The medical examiner had classified Christina...

Attorneys rest in trial of man charged with killing wife

Nov. 20, 2019 9:35 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Jury deliberations are expected in the trial of a man charged in the shotgun shooting death of his wife in Windham, Maine. Noah Gaston said he thought he was firing at an intruder, but an expert witness for the state testified the victim was little more than arm’s length away...

March trial set for man accused in death of infant daughter

Nov. 20, 2019 8:03 AM EST

KIMBALL, Neb. (AP) — A March trial has been scheduled for a western Nebraska man accused of intentional child abuse in the death of his 7-month-old daughter. Kimball County District Court records say 24-year-old Alexander Romero has pleaded not guilty. His trial is set to begin March 2. The records say the...

Trial rescheduled for woman in child care death case

Nov. 20, 2019 7:45 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been delayed until February for a Johnston day care operator charged after a child in her care died. Polk County court records show 48-year-old Trina Mazza has pleaded not guilty to child endangerment resulting in death and operating a day care without a license. Her...

Man stabbed to death aboard San Francisco area train

Nov. 20, 2019 1:03 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was stabbed to death aboard a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train Tuesday may have been trying to stop the theft of another rider’s shoes, authorities said. The man was stabbed around 1 p.m. aboard a BART train pulling into a Hayward station. Police were looking into...

The Latest: Man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay train

Nov. 20, 2019 12:58 AM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly stabbing on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train (all times local): 10 p.m. Authorities say a stabbing that killed a passenger on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train may have occurred after the attacker tried to steal another rider’s shoes. The...

Prosecutor: Suspect in 1979 killing may be a serial killer

Nov. 19, 2019 10:42 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An Arizona auto dealer charged with killing a California woman in northern Nevada 40 years ago may have killed other women in the late 1970s, Nevada’s attorney general said. “All evidence points to defendant being a serial killer,” state Attorney General Aaron Ford...

Man facing trial in killing of Albuquerque girl out of jail

Nov. 19, 2019 9:01 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A defendant charged in the 2016 killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl has been released from jail pending his trial. Fabian Gonzales has been in jail for more than three years and faces a charge of child abuse resulting in death. Gonzales initially was accused of raping and...

The Latest: Epstein jail guards plead not guilty

Nov. 19, 2019 8:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on charges against two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself (all times local): 4 p.m. Two jail guards charged with falsifying prison records the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself have pleaded not guilty. A grand jury...