Latest Trials News

Ex-union boss at Rikers Island jail convicted of corruption

Aug. 15, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former union boss who was once thought of as the king of New York City's jails may be headed to federal prison after a jury convicted him of corruption charges Wednesday. The Manhattan jury returned its verdict against Norman Seabrook months after another jury deadlocked on the charges...

The Latest: Manafort jury deliberations to begin Thursday

Aug. 15, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Jurors in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are set to begin their deliberations. After closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday afternoon, U.S....

'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues

Aug. 15, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and later to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud trial. The government's case boils down to "Mr....

Indicted ex-officer released from jail until October trial

Aug. 15, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore police officer indicted on assault charges for punching a man has pleaded not guilty and been released from custody by a judge until his trial in October. The Baltimore Sun reports Arthur Williams entered his plea Wednesday to charges of first- and second-degree assault...

The Latest: New Mexico defendant in immigration custody

Aug. 14, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A sheriff in New Mexico says a woman arrested in a raid on a compound and charged with child abuse has been turned over to federal immigration authorities. Taos County Sheriff...

Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

Aug. 14, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Southeast Asian women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense in a case that has gripped the world. Indonesia's Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong,...

The Latest: Testimony begins in trial of men in teen's death

Aug. 14, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial in the killing of a Chicago teenager days after she participated in then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Testimony got underway in the trial of two men charged in the death of a Chicago teenager days after she participated...

Ex-Virginia Tech student pleads guilty to hiding teen's body

Aug. 14, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech student pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing the body of a slain 13-year-old girl, but still faces trial on a more serious charge of being an accessory to the teen's killing. Natalie Keepers is scheduled to go on trial in September, accused of being an...

Defense: No evidence in teen's death days after Obama event

Aug. 14, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Defense lawyers highlighted a lack of physical evidence as the trial started Tuesday for two men charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate juries are...

Jordanian immigrant gets death for Houston 'honor killings'

Aug. 14, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Jordanian immigrant was sentenced to death on Tuesday after being convicted in what Texas prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter's American husband and her friend who was an Iranian women's rights activist. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was found guilty of capital murder last...