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NC prosecutor dismisses murder count in student's death

Aug. 13, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A local North Carolina prosecutor has dropped a first-degree murder charge against a man whose conviction in the death of a university student was overturned by a judge eight years later. Gaston County District Attorney Travis Page formally dismissed on...

R Kelly accuser to give key testimony on trial-fixing charge

Aug. 13, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago that starts Monday is in many ways a do-over of his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which jurors acquitted the singer on charges that he produced a video of himself when he was around 30 having sex with a girl no older than 14. ...

Drunk driver who hit Gallup parade-goers held till trial

Aug. 12, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A man charged with driving drunk without a valid license and then barreling into a parade in Gallup will remain jailed until trial. A McKinley County-Gallup District Court judge on Friday denied 33-year-old Jeff Irving, who is accused of injuring at least 15...

Judge: Prosecutor Mosby violated gag order with online post

Aug. 12, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge held Baltimore’s top prosecutor in contempt of court on Friday, finding that she willfully violated a gag order with an Instagram comment about a high-profile murder case involving a defendant set to be tried a fifth time. Circuit Judge John Nugent fined...

Mississippi police officer sued for alleged sexual assault

Aug. 12, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman allegedly sexually assaulted by an on-duty policeman is suing the former officer, the police chief and a north Mississippi city for unspecified damages. The lawsuit says that while a former Booneville officer was on duty, he detained a...

Found guilty at trial, Texas man drinks cloudy liquid, dies

Aug. 12, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A man on trial in Texas died Thursday after drinking from a large water bottle containing a cloudy liquid as a jury found him guilty of child sexual assault, officials said. Edward Leclair, 57, was on trial in Denton, located about 40 miles (64 kilometers)...

Trump Organization, CFO's tax fraud trial set for October

Aug. 12, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Capping an extraordinary week in Donald Trump’s post-presidency, a New York judge ordered Friday that his company and its longtime finance chief stand trial in the fall on tax fraud charges stemming from a long-running criminal investigation into Trump’s business practices. ...

Judge revokes bond for Alex Murdaugh associate Smith

Aug. 11, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge revoked house arrest Thursday for the man authorities say agreed to kill disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh so he could get a life insurance settlement for Murdaugh's son but ended up just grazing his head with a bullet. The decision by...

Judge to decide if Scott Peterson victim of jury misconduct

Aug. 11, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

Scott Peterson's trial attorney missed an opportunity to grill a California juror about bias who eventually helped send him to death row for murdering his pregnant wife and unborn child, his appellate lawyer conceded Thursday while arguing the former fertilizer salesman deserves a new trial because...

WVa AG reaches settlement with Rite Aid over opioid supply

Aug. 11, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has reached a settlement with Rite Aid that may total up to $30 million in a lawsuit alleging oversupply of opioids at pharmacies in the state, he said Thursday. “Money will not bring back the lives...