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Indian gets 10 years in prison in death of British teenager

Jul. 19, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Friday sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for the drugging and killing of a 15-year-old British girl whose body was found on a Goa beach in 2008. Mumbai High Court Justices R D Dhanuka and Prithviraj Chavan handed Samson D'Souza the sentence for culpable homicide two...

Indian court convicts 1 in 2008 death of teen British girl

Jul. 17, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian appeals court on Wednesday convicted one of two suspects in the rape and murder of a teenage British girl whose bruised body was found on a beach in the western resort city of Goa in 2008. The Mumbai High Court overturned the acquittal of Samson D'Souza in the attack of...

Turkey acquits 3 rights activists of terror-related charges

Jul. 17, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court in Istanbul has acquitted the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders and two other human rights activists of charges of engaging in terrorist propaganda. The media advocacy group said Erol Onderoglu of Reporters Without Borders; Sebnem Korur Fincanci, head of the...

Ex-president's son found not guilty in fatal car accident

Jul. 12, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The son of former South African president Jacob Zuma has been found not guilty of culpable homicide and negligent driving related to a 2014 car crash that killed a taxi passenger. Duduzane Zuma, 35, was acquitted Friday by a magistrate who found that the state had failed to prove its...

French tycoon acquitted of fraud in huge arbitration case

Jul. 9, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court has acquitted the flamboyant French tycoon Bernard Tapie of fraud over a 404 million-euro ($452.5 million at the current exchange rate) payment linked to the sale of German sportswear company Adidas in the 1990s. Tapie, who has been battling cancer for years, was not present for...

Jury sentences Navy SEAL for posing with Iraq war casualty

Jul. 3, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive in Iraq but convicted over posing with the corpse was given a demotion by a military jury Wednesday after the Bronze Star recipient acknowledged making ethical and moral mistakes. Special Operations...

The Latest: Navy SEAL sentenced for posing with dead captive

Jul. 3, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in the death of a wounded war prisoner in Iraq (all times local): 12:12 p.m. A military jury sentenced a decorated Navy SEAL to four months of confinement for posing with the body of an Islamic State captive in Iraq, but a judge credited him...

Acquitted Navy SEAL thanks Fox News, Trump for their support

Jul. 3, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The decorated Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive in Iraq thanked Fox News, President Donald Trump and two congressmen for their support during his trial. Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher also told Fox & Friends on Wednesday...

The Latest: Navy SEAL acquitted of murder says he's grateful

Jul. 3, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder case of a Navy SEAL accused of killing a war prisoner under his care in Iraq in 2017 (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A Navy SEAL acquitted of killing a wounded war prisoner in Iraq says he's "happy and grateful." Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher spoke briefly...

Jury to decide SEAL's punishment for posing with corpse

Jul. 3, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The same military jurors who acquitted a decorated Navy SEAL of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive under his care in Iraq in 2017 will return to court Wednesday to decide whether he should serve any jail time for the single charge he was convicted of: posing with the...