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Jury awards $4.9M to women over alleged Sedona spa assaults

Sep. 19, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors have awarded nearly $5 million to two women who say they were sexually assaulted during massages at a Sedona spa in 2016. The women filed a lawsuit, alleging they suffered physical, emotional and psychological trauma after receiving massages from Aaron Frank Orrico. The 48-year-old...

Man tried 6 times for murder seeks bail, end to charges

Sep. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

A Mississippi man who's been tried six times for murder asked a judge to free him on bail and throw out the charges against him in motions filed Thursday in state court. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the convictions of 49-year-old Curtis Flowers in June, finding racial bias in jury selection. Prosecutors say...

Jury awards $2.75M to family in Tucson hotel pool drowning

Sep. 19, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A jury has awarded $2.75 million in damages to the family of a Chinese woman who drowned in a Tucson hotel swimming pool more than two years ago. Witnesses say Mei Hu, a 35-year-old mother of two from Suzhou, drowned within minutes of getting into the pool in March 2017. Hu couldn't...

Judge cites doubts about jury in deciding to move trial

Sep. 19, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A judge has decided that a man accused of killing two brothers in the Webster County city of Fort Dodge can't get a fair trial there, so he's moving the trial to Ames in Story County. The Messenger reports that Judge Kurt Stoebe ruled Tuesday that, after nearly two days of jury...

Judge orders jury to resume work on 1992 murder case

Sep. 19, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ordered a jury to return to deliberations Thursday about an Iowa woman accused of killing of her former boyfriend in 1992. The Muscatine Journal reports that the jury leader told the judge Wednesday that the jury was having difficulty reaching a unanimous verdict in the...

Tekashi 6ix9ine recounts abduction for jury at NYC trial

Sep. 18, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine described for a Manhattan jury Wednesday details from his life of crime with a violent street gang, including getting abducted at gunpoint amid a dispute between warring factions of the crew. Testifying as a prosecution witness at the federal trial of two alleged...

Jury convicts man in death of 8-month-old girl

Sep. 18, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia jury has convicted a Charleston man in the death of his ex-girlfriend's 8-month-old daughter. News outlets report William Ellis Bowen IV was convicted Tuesday on charges of child abuse causing death and failure to provide medical care for a child resulting in death....

Jury deliberating woman's fate in 1992 murder case

Sep. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Jury deliberations are expected to resume Wednesday in the eastern Iowa trial of a woman accused of killing of her former boyfriend in 1992. The case against 56-year-old Annette Cahill was turned over to the jury Tuesday afternoon following closing arguments. Prosecutors say she used...

Colorado defense claims 'anti-Mexican bias' in shooting case

Sep. 17, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado defense attorney has asked a judge to bar references of a man's immigration status at trial and any potential sentencing hearing calling it "anti-Mexican bias." The Gazette reports that Denver attorney Carrie Thompson says the detail could turn a jury against him,...

Trial starts for convicted New York City bomber

Sep. 17, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man already serving a life sentence for a bombing in New York City is going on trial in New Jersey, where he faces attempted murder charges for allegedly firing at police officers during a gunfight preceding his arrest. Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of Ahmad Khan...