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White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager

Mar. 23, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael...

The Latest: DA disagrees with verdict, respects process

Mar. 22, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The district attorney in Pittsburgh says he disagrees with a jury's decision to acquit a former police officer in the fatal shooting of an...

Jury acquits white former police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teen outside Pittsburgh

Mar. 22, 2019 9:26 PM EDT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jury acquits white former police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teen outside Pittsburgh.

Jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a white ex-police officer charged with shooting an unarmed black teenager

Mar. 22, 2019 8:29 PM EDT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a white ex-police officer charged with shooting an unarmed black teenager .

Jury convicts Georgia man for role in teacher's 2005 slaying

Mar. 21, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for more than a decade after her body was burned to ash and bone fragments in a rural pecan orchard. Bo Dukes was the first of two suspects to stand trial in the 2005 death...

Jury finds man guilty of dismembering father, not murder

Mar. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been acquitted of killing his father but convicted of dismembering the body. The Palm Beach Post reports that jurors found 50-year-old James "Jimmy" Scandirito II guilty Thursday of abuse of a corpse and not guilty of first-degree murder. Sentencing is...

Rand Paul's $580,000 jury award upheld in Kentucky

Mar. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has denied a request for a new trial from a man who a jury said should pay more than $580,000 to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for injuries Paul suffered when he was tackled by the man. The Daily News of Bowling Green reports Special Judge Tyler Gill rejected a motion...

A jury has convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for years

Mar. 21, 2019 5:58 PM EDT
ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for years.

Jury awards $250,000 to woman jailed without seeing a judge

Mar. 20, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi jury awarded $250,000 in damages Tuesday to a woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge, a case spotlighting how Mississippi still struggles to provide access to lawyers or bail to people jailed before trial. The verdict included $200,000 in damages against Choctaw...

Supreme Court troubled by jury selection bias in Mississippi

Mar. 20, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deeply troubled by a Mississippi prosecutor's pattern of excluding African-American jurors, the Supreme Court seemed in broad agreement Wednesday that a black death row inmate's conviction and death sentence at his sixth murder trial could not stand. The justices made clear they would not...