Latest Trials News

New evidence means freedom for a Michigan man who spent 37 years in prison for a murder conviction

Jul. 24, 2024 13:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man who served nearly 40 years in prison for a Detroit-area murder won't face another trial after a judge threw out his conviction based on new evidence. The decision by prosecutors means Paul Clark, who has been out on bond since May, is free — for good. ...

Mistrial declared in case of Indiana man accused of fatally shooting five, including pregnant woman

Jul. 24, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial in the case of an Indianapolis man accused of fatally shooting five people, including a pregnant woman, after a witness verbally confronted the defendant in front of the jury. Marion County Superior Judge Chris Miller declared the...

Lawyer for man charged with killing 4 University of Idaho students wants trial moved to Boise

Jul. 23, 2024 21:56 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Lawyers for the man accused of fatally stabbing four University of Idaho students are urging a judge to move his murder trial away from the county, arguing the intense media coverage and public interest in the case make it impossible for him to get a fair trial. ...

Sparks fly, Nevada judge sets deadline in bail bid for man charged in Tupac Shakur killing

Jul. 23, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sparks flew in court Tuesday as a Nevada judge rebuked a defense attorney and an ailing former Los Angeles-area gang leader lashed out against prosecutors during his renewed effort to be freed from jail to house arrest ahead of his trial in the 1996 killing of hip-hop legend...

North Dakota judge will decide whether to throw out a challenge to the state's abortion ban

Jul. 23, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys argued Tuesday over whether a North Dakota judge should toss a lawsuit challenging the state's abortion ban, with the state saying the plaintiffs' case rests on hypotheticals, and the plaintiffs saying key issues remain to be resolved at a scheduled trial. ...

A sentence change assures the man who killed ex-Saints star Smith gets credit for home incarceration

Jul. 23, 2024 19:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 25-year prison sentence for Cardell Hayes, the man who killed former New Orleans Saints start Will Smith in 2016, was reduced to 22 years and two months on Tuesday by a Louisiana judge who sought to give Hayes credit for the time he spent confined to his home before his...

Agreement halts Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' countersuit trial against woman who says he's her father

Jul. 23, 2024 19:01 PM EDT

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — The trial in a countersuit brought by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones against a woman who says she's his daughter and her mother abruptly ended Tuesday afternoon as Jones agreed to drop the countersuit if the women dismissed pending lawsuits against him, including one...

Steve Bannon's trial in border wall fundraising case set for December, after his ongoing prison term

Jul. 23, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

While Steve Bannon serves a four-month federal prison term, the conservative strategist now has a December date for a different trial in New York, where he's charged with scheming to con donors who gave money to build a border wall with Mexico. With Bannon excused from court because...

International human rights group calls on Belarus to stop execution of German

Jul. 23, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A consortium of international human rights organizations is calling for Belarus not to execute a German citizen recently condemned to death after being convicted of terrorism, extremism and mercenary activities. Rico Krieger, a medical worker with the...

US-Russian journalist convicted in a rapid, secret trial, gets 6 1/2 years in prison, court says

Jul. 22, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

A court has convicted Alsu Kurmasheva, a Russian-American journalist for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, of spreading false information about the Russian army and sentenced her to 6½ years in prison after a secret trial, court records and officials said Monday. ...