Latest Trials News

Man who killed Wetterling faces civil trial in related case

Oct. 19, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A man who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted as a child by the same man who abducted and killed Jacob Wetterling will get a chance to tell his story in court. Jared Scheierl was 12 when Danny Heinrich assaulted him in Minnesota, nine months before 11-year-old Jacob was kidnapped...

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

Oct. 19, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was standing trial Friday on corruption allegations, state media reported. Lu Wei is accused of accepting 32 million yuan ($4.6 million)...

Lawyer: Evidence shows coaches knew of NCAA family payouts

Oct. 18, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors Thursday to use common sense and evidence to conclude college basketball coaches like Bill Self at Kansas and Rick Pitino at Louisville knew shoe companies were paying money to families of elite athletes to steer them to their schools....

Latest: Water park 'respects' verdict in waterslide death

Oct. 18, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of two maintenance workers charged with misleading investigators after a 10-year-old boy was killed on a waterslide at a Kansas water park (all times local): 5:20 p.m. An attorney for one of two maintenance workers acquitted in the waterslide death of a...

2 workers acquitted in Kansas boy's waterslide death

Oct. 18, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas water park workers were acquitted Thursday of impeding an investigation into the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated while on a ride that had been billed as the world's tallest waterslide. David Hughes and John Zalsman were found not guilty of obstruction...

13 years later, guilty plea in post-Katrina racial shooting

Oct. 17, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white man who fired a shotgun at three African-Americans amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans more than 13 years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to two federal criminal counts. Roland Bourgeois, 55, was indicted in 2010 and originally pleaded not guilty. His case...

Jury hears closing arguments at college hoops fraud trial

Oct. 17, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers at a trial exploring corruption in big-time college basketball clashed in closing arguments Wednesday over the question of whether major programs were harmed by an alleged scheme to give secret cash payments to the families of top recruits. Assistant U.S. Attorney Noah Solowiejczyk...

No trial for Amtrak engineer in deadly crash until 2019

Oct. 17, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak engineer charged with manslaughter in a deadly high-speed derailment in Philadelphia won't go on trial until next year because of delays in getting evidence from federal investigators. A lawyer for Brandon Bostian said neither he nor state prosecutors have been able to get the...

Woman convicted of fraud; FBI said she cast 'hoodoo' spells

Oct. 17, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — An investment adviser was convicted Wednesday of charges she defrauded investors out of millions of dollars, some of which she used to pay more than $800,000 for prayers by Hindu priests in India to ward off federal investigators. A federal jury deliberated for roughly four hours over...

Ex-executive gets over year in prison in NY corruption case

Oct. 16, 2018 10:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former energy company executive was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in prison after he admitted giving the spouse of one of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aides a low-show job. Peter Galbraith Kelly Jr. was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni, who said she hoped to...