Latest Trials News

Turkish trial against Australian IS suspect postponed

May. 24, 2018 4:40 AM EDT

KILIS, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has postponed an extradition case against an Australian Islamic State suspect pending the result of a Turkish terror-related investigation. Australia is seeking to extradite suspected IS recruiter Neil Prakash, who has been in Turkish custody since 2016. The former...

California high court to rule on social media access

May. 24, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court will decide whether Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content to criminal defendants. The justices are expected to rule Thursday in a case that has pitted some of Silicon Valley's biggest companies against public defenders. At...

49ers' Foster won't stand trial on domestic violence charges

May. 23, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Clara County judge ruled Wednesday that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster will not have to stand trial on domestic violence charges after determining there was no evidence that Foster ever hit his ex-girlfriend. Judge Nona Klippen said prosecutors didn't meet the...

Texas man on death row for decapitating 3 kids loses appeal

May. 23, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an appeal Wednesday from a 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on death row for stabbing and beheading his common-law wife's three children 15 years ago. John Allen Rubio's appeals lawyer argued unsuccessfully that Rubio's attorneys at his 2010...

Convicted killer found guilty of 5 California murders

May. 23, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A convicted Illinois killer was found guilty Wednesday of the murders of five women in Southern California more than two decades ago. Orange County jurors convicted Andrew Urdiales of five counts of murder with enhancements for attacking a volunteer usher after a college piano...

Guatemala: 4 ex-officers convicted of 1981 rights abuses

May. 23, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Four retired high-ranking military officers in Guatemala were convicted Wednesday of crimes against humanity and other charges in the 1981 rape and torture of a young woman and the disappearance of her teenage brother. The decision, the first court judgment over a forced disappearance...

Makeup artist to disguise witnesses in Mafia boss trial

May. 23, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two government witnesses in the trial of former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme will be disguised by a "movie-industry" quality makeup artist to protect their identities. Judge Allison Burroughs agreed to the plan Wednesday to protect the identities of two inspectors...

Man's trial in death of daughter shot by constable moved

May. 23, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man charged in the death of his 12-year-old daughter, who was shot by a constable serving eviction papers, will go on trial in a different county. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted a venue change in the trial of 60-year-old Donald Meyer, which is now scheduled...

Egypt top prosecutor refers 40 to trial on human trafficking

May. 23, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's chief prosecutor has referred 40 people to trial on charges of forming a criminal network for human trafficking and migrant smuggling. Prosecutor Nabil Sadek said Wednesday in a statement the suspects face an array of additional charges including bribery, forging official documents,...

Alleged IS supporter accused of urging Prince George attack

May. 23, 2018 9:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An alleged supporter of the Islamic State group went on trial in London on Wednesday, accused of encouraging attacks on 4-year-old Prince George. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Husnain Rashid provided an "e-toolkit for terrorism" on an online channel he ran under the name the Lone Mujahid....