Latest Trials News

Drummer accused of stealing from Fats Domino won't be tried

May. 22, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — Prosecutors won't pursue charges against a drummer accused of stealing rare coins and a passport from famed New Orleans musician Fats Domino. The New Orleans Advocate reports that Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick's office dropped the case against 65-year-old Ernest "Box"...

The Latest: Suspect in Kansas 'swatting' case to stand trial

May. 22, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the preliminary hearing for a California man accused of making a hoax call that led to police fatally shooting an unarmed man in Kansas. (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A judge has found probable cause for a California man to stand trial on allegations he made a hoax call...

Man charged with shooting at black teen waives hearing

May. 22, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A white suburban Detroit homeowner accused of shooting at a black teenager who came to his door to ask for directions will stand trial. Jeffrey Zeigler was bound over Tuesday to circuit court after waiving his preliminary examination on assault with intent to murder and gun...

Former Macedonian official jailed over police car purchase

May. 22, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A Macedonian court has convicted a former senior interior ministry official of abuse of office and sentenced him to nine years in prison over a police patrol car procurement deal. The Skopje criminal court ruled on Tuesday that Gjoko Popovski failed to select the cheapest offer in...

Ex-Romanian president on trial for revolution deaths charges

May. 22, 2018 7:27 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu has appeared at court to face charges of crimes against humanity for his role in the country's bloody anti-communist revolution. The charges refer to a five-day period when Iliescu seized power after former Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu...

Fiji finds 4 not guilty of sedition in media freedom case

May. 22, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A judge in Fiji found an opinion writer and three newspaper executives not guilty of sedition on Tuesday in a ruling that many consider a victory for press freedom in the South Pacific nation. Judge Thushara Rajasinghe ruled that prosecutors failed to prove an opinion piece...

Ohio inmate claims innocence in slaying of 3, wants retrial

May. 22, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — From the day of his arrest in 1994 for fatally shooting three people, Kevin Keith has proclaimed his innocence. He pointed to alibi witnesses who placed him elsewhere, an alternative suspect and a host of inconsistencies in the evidence against him. Keith's arguments did not stop his...

Judge urged to protect witness IDs at Mafia boss trial

May. 21, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities are urging a judge to bar the public from the courtroom while inspectors from the Witness Security Program testify in the case of former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme. The U.S. Marshals Service says in court documents that the public should be...

South African man, 23, found guilty of ax murders of family

May. 21, 2018 10:50 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A South African man has been found guilty of murdering three members of his immediate family on Monday, more than three years after the gruesome attack in an upscale housing estate that shocked the nation. Henri van Breda, 23, was also found guilty of obstruction of justice...

Trials for violent protest framed as Trump vs the resistance

May. 21, 2018 6:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When police arrested more than 200 anti-Trump protesters on Inauguration Day 2017, it touched off a long-term battle of wits and wills. On one side: a Justice Department that has sought to incarcerate scores of people over a violent protest that smashed downtown storefront windows and set...