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Georgia charges man in death after Alabama charges dropped

Jun. 18, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury in Georgia has indicted a man for murder after an Alabama judge dismissed charges in the same killing because of a procedural error involving DNA evidence. The woman's body was found in Alabama after she disappeared in Georgia in 2015. ...

Man charged with killing UW student competent for trial

Jun. 18, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man charged with killing a University of Wisconsin-Madison student in 2008 has been found competent to stand trial. David Kahl appeared by video from the Oshkosh Correctional Institution Thursday and told a Dane County judge he agreed with the...

New trial ordered for Spirit Lake man convicted of murder

Jun. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man convicted of killing a man in rural Sioux County will get a new trial because of a mistake made during jury selection during his first trial, a judge has ruled. District Judge Jeffrey Neary ruled Wednesday Gregg Winterfeld, 71, of...

1 of 2 ex-St. Louis officers convicted in civil rights case

Jun. 17, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been convicted of a civil rights violation for beating a Black undercover officer during protests in 2017, but the jury could not reach a verdict against a second former officer. Dustin Boone was convicted Thursday...

R. Kelly nears OK for new legal team for upcoming trial

Jun. 17, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jailed R&B singer R. Kelly will likely get to keep a new lawyer in his federal sex-trafficking case despite questions about the attorney’s texts and other communications with one of Kelly’s ex-girlfriends. Kelly, 54, is accused of leading an...

Judge: 16-year-old charged with murder to be tried as adult

Jun. 17, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A 16-year-old charged with first-degree murder in a drug-related robbery will be tried as an adult, a Delaware judge has ruled. Superior Court Judge Vivian Medinilla on Wednesday denied a defense request to transfer Savon Boddy’s case to Family...

Romanian man to face charges for ATM skimming in Mexico

Jun. 17, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico ordered a Romanian man to stand trial on charges he ran a massive credit card skimming operation that targeted tourists in the Mexican resort of Cancún, prosecutors said Thursday. Florian Tudor was arrested in late May, marking...

Prosecutors request life sentence for 'Hotel Rwanda' hero

Jun. 17, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan prosecutors on Thursday requested a life sentence for the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” as he faces terrorism charges, while his family asserts that he faces mistreatment and an unfair trial. Paul Rusesabagina, once praised...

Prosecutors seek 'very substantial' prison time for Avenatti

Jun. 17, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors urged a judge Wednesday to impose a “very substantial” prison sentence on Michael Avenatti for trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike. Prosecutors noted in a Manhattan federal court submission that Probation Office officials...

Prosecutors: New trial not merited for ex-cop in Floyd death

Jun. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors say the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death should not be granted a new trial because the proceedings were fair and Derek Chauvin was found guilty by an impartial jury, according to a court document...