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Jury rules for half of 21 plaintiffs in used body parts suit

Nov. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The owner of a now-closed body donation facility was found civilly liable Tuesday for mishandling remains in about half of 21 cases filed by families of the dead. A jury awarded $58 million to 10 of 21 plaintiffs in the case against Stephen Gore, owner of the Biological Resource Center of...

The Latest: Border activist testifies he didn’t harbor men

Nov. 19, 2019 2:56 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the second trial of a border activist accused of harboring immigrants (all times local): 12:55 p.m. An Arizona border activist is testifying in his second trial on charges of harboring immigrants, saying he is guided by neutrality and the desire to save lives. Scott...

Phoenix jury: Body donation facility owner liable for mishandling remains, awards $58 million to 10 of 21 plaintiffs

Nov. 19, 2019 1:28 PM EST
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix jury: Body donation facility owner liable for mishandling remains, awards $58 million to 10 of 21 plaintiffs.

Trial of man charged with killing 2 doctors gets underway

Nov. 19, 2019 12:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection in the trial of a man charged with killing two engaged doctors in their luxury Boston condominium is underway. The murder trial of Bampumim Teixeira started Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court. Prosecutors say Teixeira killed Dr. Richard Field and Dr. Lina Bolanos in their South...

Deliberations enter 5th day at trial over mishandled remains

Nov. 19, 2019 11:50 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Jury deliberations have entered their fifth day at a trial against the owner of a now-closed Phoenix body donation facility accused of mishandling donated human remains. Jurors resumed deliberations Tuesday morning in the civil case against Stephen Gore, owner of the Biological Resource...

Jury convicts Oklahoma man of murder in officer’s death

Nov. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EST

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A jury deliberated for less than an hour before convicting a man of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a police officer in central Oklahoma. The Pottawatomie County jury on Monday convicted 38-year-old Byron James Shepard for the 2017 killing of Officer Justin Terney, who...

Oklahoma man convicted of killing ex-girlfriend’s son

Nov. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Cleveland County man has been convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend’s 20-month-old son. Jurors deliberated for about an hour Monday before finding 28-year-old Jake Ryan Holman of Noble guilty of first-degree murder in the 2017 death of Maddox Abner. Prosecutors say Holman...

Rancher gets life in prison in beating death of his fiancee

Nov. 18, 2019 11:44 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado rancher was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday shortly after a jury convicted him of beating his fiancée to death with a baseball bat and setting the woman’s remains on fire to hide the evidence. Patrick Frazee was convicted of first-degree...

Suit seeks to block prosecutor from excluding black jurors

Nov. 18, 2019 8:35 PM EST

Four black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries. The lawsuit against District Attorney Doug Evans is an outgrowth of a case where the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a murder conviction of an...

No verdict yet reached at trial over mishandled remains

Nov. 18, 2019 6:30 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Jury deliberations are scheduled to resume Tuesday at a trial against the owner of a now-closed Phoenix body donation facility accused of mishandling donated human remains. Jurors left the courthouse Monday afternoon without reaching a verdict at the civil trial of Stephen Gore, owner of...