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Shadow of Floyd, Chauvin case hangs over Kim Potter's trial

Dec. 07, 2021 07:20 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It’s former Officer Kim Potter who’s on trial for the killing of Daunte Wright, but the trial in the same courtroom earlier this year of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd is casting a shadow over the proceedings. During jury selection last...

Appeals court cites bias, overturns cold-case murder verdict

Dec. 06, 2021 19:09 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An appeals court in Washington state on Monday overturned the cold-case murder convictions against a man accused of killing a young Canadian couple in 1987, citing juror bias. Detectives arrested William Earl Talbott II in 2018 using the then-novel method of...

Bitcoin trial: Defendant wins dispute over $50B in Bitcoin

Dec. 06, 2021 17:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Wright, a computer scientist who claims to be the inventor of Bitcoin, prevailed in a civil trial verdict Monday against the family of a deceased business partner that claimed it was owed half of a cryptocurrency fortune worth tens of billions. A Florida jury...

Jury instructions sewn up in trial over Daunte Wright death

Dec. 06, 2021 14:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys and a judge hammered out jury instructions Monday for the trial of a white Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright, with the judge denying defense requests that would have made the instructions more expansive for the former officer's...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Dec. 06, 2021 13:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett is on trial on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 22, 2019 ...

New trial after jury met in room with Confederate symbols

Dec. 04, 2021 16:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee appeals court has granted a new trial for a Black man who was convicted of aggravated assault by an all-white jury that deliberated in a room containing Confederate symbols. The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Friday that...

Mostly white jury seated for trial in Daunte Wright's death

Dec. 03, 2021 14:25 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mostly white jury was seated Friday for the trial of a white suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she drew her handgun by mistake when she fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright following a traffic stop. Nine of the first 12 jurors...

Jury seated for trial of Minnesota officer who killed Daunte Wright in alleged gun-Taser mix-up; testimony next week

Dec. 03, 2021 11:33 AM EST
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury seated for trial of Minnesota officer who killed Daunte Wright in alleged gun-Taser mix-up; testimony next week.

Grand jury indicts security guard in store customer shooting

Dec. 02, 2021 23:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County grand jury has returned a murder indictment against a security guard who wasn’t certified to carry a gun on the job for shooting to death a customer outside a Lowe’s Home Care Center in North Portland. Logan C. Gimbel, 28,...

Jury nearly complete for Potter trial in Daunte Wright death

Dec. 02, 2021 18:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's shooting death neared completion Thursday, with just two alternates needed ahead of opening statements next week. Kim Potter, 49, is...