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Trials scheduled for Montana trio accused of killing boy

Dec. 9, 2019 8:32 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has scheduled trial dates in the cases of three people accused of the beating death of a 5-year-old boy. The Great Falls Tribune reports the trials of 23-year-old Racso James Birdtail, 31-year-old Stephanie Grace Byington and 30-year-old Emilio Emmanuel Renova Sr....

Jury selection starts for trial in college student's killing

Dec. 9, 2019 7:16 PM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Jury selection began Monday for the trial of a white man charged with a hate crime in the fatal stabbing of a black college student on the University of Maryland’s campus. Jurors are expected to hear opening statements for Sean Urbanski’s trial later this week....

Minnesota deputy says man aimed gun at him before shooting

Dec. 9, 2019 6:46 PM EST

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota sheriff's deputy who faces trial in the April 2018 fatal shooting of a suicidal man says he had no choice but to shoot because he saw the man aim a gun at him and another deputy. Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Krook is charged with second-degree manslaughter...

Planned Parenthood shooting suspect faces federal charges

Dec. 9, 2019 6:39 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A man who has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial in state court in the killing of three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood Clinic in 2015 is now facing federal charges. U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn in Denver announced the federal grand jury indictment Monday against Robert Dear...

Sprint exec messages suggest T-Mobile deal may boost prices

Dec. 9, 2019 6:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Messages by a Sprint executive revealed in federal court suggested he thought an acquisition by T-Mobile might push up mobile-service prices for consumers, undercutting T-Mobile's argument that its deal will benefit Americans. The text messages, presented by attorneys for a coalition of...

Man who argued religious objection to tax filing guilty

Dec. 9, 2019 4:25 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. District Chief Judge Michael W. Mosman has found an Oregon man guilty of four counts of willfully failing to file tax returns during an unusual second trial with no witnesses, no jury and a set of agreed-upon facts submitted to the court. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Michael...

Attorneys make closing statements in doctor killings trial

Dec. 9, 2019 4:17 PM EST

The case of a man charged with killing two engaged doctors in their luxury Boston condominium was turned over to the jury on Monday. Bampumim Teixeira, 33, has pleaded not guilty to murder in the May 2017 deaths of Dr. Richard Field and Dr. Lina Bolanos. The evidence against Teixeira is overwhelming prosecutor...

Syrian president's uncle faces Paris money laundering trial

Dec. 9, 2019 2:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The trial of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s uncle, who is accused of illegally using Syrian state funds to build a French real estate empire, opened Monday in Paris. The trial opened five years after Transparency International and French anti-corruption group Sherpa filed a complaint...

Murder trial ends in mistrial after lawyer involved in crash

Dec. 9, 2019 1:00 PM EST

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with killing her 81-year-old neighbor ended Monday when the judge declared a mistrial because the defense attorney was struck by a car. Defense attorney Elliot Levine was struck by an car over the weekend, sustaining serious but...

Trial underway for soldier charged in fatal shooting in home

Dec. 9, 2019 11:14 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Testimony began Monday in the trial of a Maine man charged with killing his sister's boyfriend in a late-night confrontation in the family home. Mark Cardilli Jr. waived the right to a jury trial, so a judge will decide his fate. Cardilli said he shot Isahak Muse in the chest in...