Latest Trials News

Case against ex-detective tossed due to prosecutor's conduct

Jan. 31, 2023 18:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A perjury case against a former New York City narcotics detective was thrown out mid-trial Tuesday after prosecutors acknowledged failing to turn over evidence as required to his defense. The Manhattan District Attorney's office also said it was demoting the...

Elon Musk's Tesla tweet trial delves into investor damages

Jan. 31, 2023 18:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Elon Musk tweet declaring he had the financing to take Tesla private in 2018 caused billions of dollars in investor damages after the deal collapsed, according to estimates presented Tuesday at a trial examining the haphazard handling of the buyout proposal. ...

Ex-Ohio speaker's lawyer questions 'vibes,' judge's fitness

Jan. 31, 2023 15:22 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — One of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder's lawyers questioned the fitness on Tuesday of U.S. District Judge Timothy Black to preside over the Republican's corruption trial. Attorney Mark Marein raised the issue as the trial of Householder and lobbyist...

New Hampshire still challenged by youth center abuse scandal

Jan. 31, 2023 12:34 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Six years have passed since David Meehan told police he was brutally beaten and raped as a child at New Hampshire’s youth detention center. It’s been three years since he sued the state and almost two years since a broad criminal investigation produced any arrests. Trial...

Judge drops R. Kelly sex-abuse charges at prosecutor's wish

Jan. 31, 2023 11:50 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge dismissed sex-abuse charges against R&B singer R. Kelly on Tuesday based on the recommendation of a Chicago prosecutor. The hearing lasted just minutes and came a day after Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said she was comfortable dropping the case...

Settlement ends police brutality suit in Ohio's largest city

Jan. 31, 2023 09:34 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Ohio's largest city have reached a $225,000 settlement with a man who said police officers used improper force during a 2017 arrest. The Columbus City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve the deal with Timothy Davis. As part of the...

Chicago prosecutor dropping R. Kelly sex-abuse charges

Jan. 31, 2023 06:43 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago prosecutor said Monday that she's dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly following federal convictions in two courts that should guarantee the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced...

July trial planned for man accused of killing Concord couple

Jan. 30, 2023 14:06 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man accused of killing a New Hampshire couple who had gone out for a walk on a hiking trail is scheduled to face trial in July. Logan Clegg, 27, appeared in Merrimack County Superior Court on Monday following his recent indictment on two counts of...

Spain: Machete attacker jailed until trial for terrorism

Jan. 30, 2023 12:39 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court on Monday ordered pre-trial imprisonment of a man suspected of killing a Catholic Church officer and injuring four more during a machete attack last week in the southern city of Algeciras. Investigating Judge Joaquin Gadea agreed to the public...

South Carolina man convicted in fatal home attack

Jan. 29, 2023 16:48 PM EST

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — A jury in South Carolina has convicted a man for riddling a home with bullets in 2017, killing one person inside. The Post & Courier reports that Maurice Durell Wigfall of Hanahan was sentenced Friday to 45 years for the death of Steven Hutchins, and...