Latest Trials News

Trial opens for Israeli woman charged in $145M fraud scheme

Jul. 16, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal trial begins this week for an Israeli woman charged in the U.S. with directing a scheme to defraud tens of thousands of investors across the globe out of tens of millions of dollars. Jury selection for Lee Elbaz's trial began Tuesday morning in Maryland. She's one of 15...

Trial moved for Arkansas man facing kidnapping charge

Jul. 16, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A judge has approved a new trial location for an Arkansas man facing a kidnapping charge after his attorney argued he couldn't receive a fair trial in Pope County, where he was accused more than a decade ago in an unrelated but high-profile case. Gary Dunn was tried twice but...

Trial starts for supervisors in Ohio police shooting

Jul. 16, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A trial is underway for a Cleveland police supervisor accused of failing to properly manage a chase that ended with two unarmed black people being killed in a barrage of police gunfire. The supervisor is facing misdemeanor charges related to the 2012 chase that involved 100...

Norway arrests Muslim cleric after Italian terror trial

Jul. 16, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Muslim cleric found guilty in Italy of planning terror has been detained in Norway on an Italian arrest warrant, The Norwegian domestic security agency said. Iraqi-born Mullah Krekar was detained late Monday, the PST security agency said. It was not immediately clear whether he...

Meek Mill seeks new trial, judge after decade-long probation

Jul. 16, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that's kept the Philadelphia rapper on probation for a decade. The city judge who oversees the case and sent him to prison in 2017 on a parole violation has a grudge...

Salvadoran accused of abortion faces retrial, hefty sentence

Jul. 15, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman who gave birth to a baby in an outhouse toilet in El Salvador was back in court Monday facing a second trial for murder in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's highly restrictive abortion laws. Evelyn Beatriz Hernández,...

Trial begins for man charged with stabbing woman 11 times

Jul. 15, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A man who fatally stabbed his wife in front of their daughter in 1979 committed a similar atrocity nearly four decades later when, at age 76, he stabbed a woman 11 times in front of her twins outside a laundromat in Lewiston, a prosecutor told jurors Monday. Jurors on Monday watched a...

The Latest: Insanity defense dropped in fatal stabbing trial

Jul. 15, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a fatal stabbing trial (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The defense has dropped an insanity defense in the trial of a man who's accused of stabbing a woman to death in front of her 11-year-old twins. The trial of Albert Flick got underway Monday with jurors watching a video...

New defense attorney appointed in Hawaii corruption case

Jul. 15, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Honolulu prosecutor convicted of conspiracy has a new taxpayer-funded attorney. A federal judge appointed Gary Singh to represent Katherine Kealoha. A jury last month found Kealoha and her retired police chief husband guilty of conspiracy in a plot to frame her uncle. Prosecutors...

NYC high school student convicted in 2017 classroom slaying

Jul. 15, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City high school student was convicted on Monday of manslaughter and assault in the fatal stabbing of a classmate the assailant claimed had bullied him. State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gross handed down the guilty verdict against Abel Cedeno at a non-jury trial that featured...