Latest Trials News

Murder trial date postponed in Vegas journalist slaying case

Feb. 01, 2023 18:46 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — With a crucial question yet to be decided by the state Supreme Court, a Nevada judge on Wednesday postponed a murder trial for a former Las Vegas-area elected official accused of killing a veteran investigative journalist who wrote articles critical of him and his office. ...

Ex-aide says Elon Musk had 'handshake deal' for Tesla buyout

Feb. 01, 2023 17:45 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk's former chief of staff on Wednesday testified that the billionaire believed he had a “handshake deal" to take Tesla private in 2018 shortly before he tweeted he had the financing for an aborted buyout that is still haunting him in a high-profile trial. ...

The legal woes of former South African president Jacob Zuma

Feb. 01, 2023 11:51 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The judge presiding over former South African President Jacob Zuma's corruption trial recused himself from the case this week, saying he didn't want there to be any chance that the proceedings could be viewed as biased against Zuma. It is the latest...

Case against ex-detective tossed due to prosecutor's conduct

Jan. 31, 2023 18:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A perjury case against a former New York City narcotics detective was thrown out mid-trial Tuesday after prosecutors acknowledged failing to turn over evidence as required to his defense. The Manhattan District Attorney's office also said it was demoting the...

Elon Musk's Tesla tweet trial delves into investor damages

Jan. 31, 2023 18:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Elon Musk tweet declaring he had the financing to take Tesla private in 2018 caused billions of dollars in investor damages after the deal collapsed, according to estimates presented Tuesday at a trial examining the haphazard handling of the buyout proposal. ...

Ex-Ohio speaker's lawyer questions 'vibes,' judge's fitness

Jan. 31, 2023 15:22 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — One of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder's lawyers questioned the fitness on Tuesday of U.S. District Judge Timothy Black to preside over the Republican's corruption trial. Attorney Mark Marein raised the issue as the trial of Householder and lobbyist...

New Hampshire still challenged by youth center abuse scandal

Jan. 31, 2023 12:34 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Six years have passed since David Meehan told police he was brutally beaten and raped as a child at New Hampshire’s youth detention center. It’s been three years since he sued the state and almost two years since a broad criminal investigation produced any arrests. Trial...

Judge drops R. Kelly sex-abuse charges at prosecutor's wish

Jan. 31, 2023 11:50 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge dismissed sex-abuse charges against R&B singer R. Kelly on Tuesday based on the recommendation of a Chicago prosecutor. The hearing lasted just minutes and came a day after Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said she was comfortable dropping the case...

Settlement ends police brutality suit in Ohio's largest city

Jan. 31, 2023 09:34 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Ohio's largest city have reached a $225,000 settlement with a man who said police officers used improper force during a 2017 arrest. The Columbus City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve the deal with Timothy Davis. As part of the...

Chicago prosecutor dropping R. Kelly sex-abuse charges

Jan. 31, 2023 06:43 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago prosecutor said Monday that she's dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly following federal convictions in two courts that should guarantee the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced...