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Grand jury indicts 2 officers fired for beating Black teen

Sep. 17, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two central California police officers on felony assault charges in the alleged beating of a Black teenager so severe that he was left with massive bruising on his face, the San Joaquin County district attorney announced Friday. ...

Los Angeles jury reaches verdict in murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst in best friend's slaying

Sep. 17, 2021 19:01 PM EDT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles jury reaches verdict in murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst in best friend's slaying.

Jury selected for Georgia prisoner accused of killing guards

Sep. 17, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

CAIRO, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection wrapped up Friday in the trial of one of two Georgia prisoners accused of killing two guards more than four years ago, and opening statements are set to begin Monday. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Donnie Rowe in the...

Grand jury clears cop who fatally shot man during crisis

Sep. 16, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has cleared a Portland police officer in the deadly shooting of a man who called for help during a mental health crisis and later brandished a screwdriver, prosecutors said. Officer Curtis Brown will not face criminal charges in the...

Jury weighing fate of Robert Durst after long murder trial

Sep. 14, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury began deliberating Tuesday in the lengthy murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst after a prosecutor described him as a “narcissistic psychopath" who needs to be held accountable. Deputy District Attorney John Lewin...

Florida jury panel dismissed over clerk of courts comment

Sep. 14, 2021 07:07 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A panel of South Florida jurors was sent home after defense lawyers claimed that they were potentially poisoned by welcoming comments from the clerk of courts. Broward County Clerk of Courts Brenda Forman quipped that those who do the crime...

Jury selection starts in parking lot killing trial

Sep. 13, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Jury selection got underway Monday in the trial of an man charged in a fatal shooting in a Walmart parking lot in Auburn. Gage Dalphonse, 23, of Auburn, is accused of shooting a Turner man twice in the back on July 27, 2019, at the Walmart after a...

Massachusetts man faces retrial in killing in Maine

Sep. 13, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the retrial of a Massachusetts man whose murder conviction was overturned by the state supreme court in Maine. Marcus Asante, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 35 years as the convicted triggerman in a...

Appeals court revives California death row inmate challenge

Sep. 10, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California death row inmate who was convicted of a 1986 killing by a jury with only one Black member can challenge his conviction and sentence, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. Curtis Lee Ervin, who is Black, was tried by a mostly white panel...

Jury finds man guilty of fatally shooting 2 people in car

Sep. 10, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man has been convicted of second-degree murder and first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two men in University Place. A jury found Alex Lopez Leon, 24, guilty Friday in Pierce County Superior Court, The News Tribune reported. He is...