Latest Trials News

The Latest: Jury to deliberate in officer’s murder trial

Nov. 21, 2019 9:06 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of an Alabama police officer. (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A jury is expected to begin deliberating soon in the trial of an Alabama police officer facing a murder charge for the 2016 shooting of an unarmed man. WSFA reports that prosecutors and defense...

New Zealand jurors to decide if British tourist was murdered

Nov. 21, 2019 7:55 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand jury on Friday was deliberating whether a British backpacker was murdered by a man she met on a dating app or was accidentally choked to death during sex. Grace Millane died last December on her 22nd birthday after meeting a man through Tinder, going out for...

Trial rescheduled for man charged with making racist threats

Nov. 21, 2019 7:54 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Court officials say the upcoming trial of a white man charged with making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia has been postponed. A federal judge on Thursday pushed back the trial date for Daniel McMahon of Brandon, Florida. The trial was originally scheduled to...

Police: ‘At risk’ man charged in fatal California attack

Nov. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — The suspect charged Thursday with fatally stabbing a man who tried to stop a theft on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train was considered a “missing person at risk” because he walked away from a hospital, but authorities said that label didn’t mean he was...

White House, GOP senators discuss impeachment trial strategy

Nov. 21, 2019 6:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top White House officials met Thursday with Republican senators to discuss strategy for a widely expected Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump but made no decisions about its length or other tactics, two people familiar with the session said. Participants expressed more...

Jurors deliberating in shotgun killing trial in Maine

Nov. 21, 2019 5:02 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A jury has completed a full day of deliberations without a verdict in the trial of a man who killed his wife with a shotgun blast in Windham, Maine. Noah Gaston told investigators he thought he was firing at an intruder, but prosecutors said he intended to kill Alicia Gaston, or at...

Judge declares mistrial after juror reads story on the case

Nov. 21, 2019 4:44 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge says juror misconduct has led to a mistrial in the case of a man accused of being involved in a house-stealing scheme. The Macon Telegraph reports a female juror took a copy of The Telegraph into the jury room Tuesday and read coverage about the case. Jurors were told by...

Alabama officer testifies about fatal shooting of black man

Nov. 21, 2019 2:54 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A white Alabama police officer charged with murder in the killing of a black man testified Thursday he is still remembering new details about the shooting nearly four years later. The Montgomery Advertiser reported that Montgomery police Officer Aaron Cody Smith took the stand to testify...

Man said he was framed, is found guilty of officer’s murder

Nov. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who took the stand in his own defense Wednesday has been found guilty of murder in the shooting of a Shreveport police officer. Grover Cannon, 31, testified against the advice of his counsel, news outlets reported on the seventh day of the trial. Cannon said he...

Georgia county commissioner’s insurance fraud trial begins

Nov. 21, 2019 12:18 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A county commissioner in coastal Georgia is on trial for charges that he took money from clients of his insurance business. The Brunswick News reports jurors began hearing arguments Wednesday on insurance fraud charges against Glynn County Commissioner Bob Coleman. Coleman and his...