Latest Trials News

2nd charge added before retrial in Kalispell stabbing death

Aug. 24, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Kalispell man accused of fatally stabbing his boyfriend has pleaded not guilty to an additional charge of negligent homicide. The Flathead Beacon reported Saturday that 34-year-old Ryan Lamb is also charged with deliberate homicide in the August 2018 death of 31-year-old Ryan...

Arkansas prosecutors to seek competency study of defendant

Aug. 24, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors in southwest Arkansas say they'll ask for another evaluation of a man charged with killing his girlfriend after three previous exams found him mentally incompetent. The Texarkana Gazette reports that a Miller County prosecutor said Friday that they will seek testing of...

Corruption trial for Sudan's ex-president adjourns

Aug. 24, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The trial of Sudan's autocratic former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption and money laundering charges was adjourned for one week following testimony from several witnesses Saturday. Al-Bashir, who appeared in court in a cage, was ousted by the military in April after months of mass...

Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting of black man

Aug. 24, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

A white Florida man who told detectives he had a "pet peeve" about illegal parking in handicapped spots was convicted late Friday of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a convenience store. Six jurors deliberated for six hours in Clearwater before convicting Michael Drejka for the...

The Latest: Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting

Aug. 23, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting over a parking spot in Florida (all times local): 10:45 p.m. A Florida jury has convicted a white man of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in a dispute over a handicapped parking spot. The jury of five men and a woman...

Prosecution rests in trial of ex-DEA agent Chad Scott

Aug. 23, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After more than four days of testimony, prosecutors Friday rested their case against a former federal agent accused of stealing cash from drug dealers, lying under oath and falsifying paperwork. The government closed its case against former Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent...

Man accused of killing 2 found competent to stand trial

Aug. 23, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a Florida police officer has been found competent to stand trial. The Orlando Sentinel reports Circuit Judge Leticia Marques ruled Friday that 43-year-old Markeith Loyd's murder cases could move forward, one week after his...

Correction: Nicholas Sparks-Lawsuit story

Aug. 23, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about a lawsuit against novelist Nicholas Sparks by the former headmaster of the school the author founded, The Associated Press, citing testimony from Sparks, erroneously reported that Saul Hillel Benjamin received a severance of more than $150,000. While a lawyer...

Court dismisses police union lawsuit over problem cops list

Aug. 23, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Philadelphia's police union over a list of officers who prosecutors have tried to keep off the witness stand because of alleged wrongdoing. The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas earlier this week dismissed the suit filed last year by the...

Judge says she can't order new trial for convicted murderer

Aug. 23, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a motion for a new trial for a St. Louis man serving a life sentence for murder, despite an investigation that contended misconduct by police and prosecutors led to his conviction. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Hogan said in her order that she doesn't have the authority...