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A second mistrial for Georgia man accused of rape

Sep. 18, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A second mistrial has been ordered for a Georgia man charged with raping and sodomizing a woman in her apartment in April 2018. Alex Michael Mosby, 30, of Athens, was on trial in Clarke County Superior Court when the jury deadlocked Thursday at six...

Suspected of killing wife, acquitted of killing neighbor, NY millionaire Robert Durst convicted of best friend’s murder

Sep. 17, 2021 19:22 PM EDT
Suspected of killing wife, acquitted of killing neighbor, NY millionaire Robert Durst convicted of best friend’s murder.

Sheriff, deputy guilty of forgery, acquitted on other counts

Sep. 16, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A former Texas County sheriff and deputy sheriff who were in a romantic relationship were found guilty Thursday of forgery after a judge acquitted them on several other charges. Judge John Beger found former Sheriff James Sigman guilty of one...

Federal judge acquits Tennessee professor with ties to China

Sep. 10, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

A federal judge on Thursday threw out all charges against a University of Tennessee professor accused of hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from NASA. Anming Hu was arrested in February 2020 and...

Man who shot at cops in unrest over Floyd death is acquitted

Sep. 03, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man charged with attempted murder after firing at Minneapolis police officers in the chaotic protests that followed George Floyd’s death has been acquitted of all charges against him. Jaleel Stallings argued self-defense during his July trial,...

Jury acquits ex-deputy of child rape

Aug. 31, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A jury has acquitted an ex-Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy who was charged with third-degree rape of a child. Anthony Zayas, 27, cried and hugged his defense attorney as he heard the verdict read Monday in Snohomish County Superior Court, the...

Indiana man acquitted in drive-by shooting death of girl, 7

Aug. 27, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a man in the drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old girl killed while attending another child's birthday party in South Bend last year. After deliberating Thursday for seven hours, the St. Joseph County jury found Jaheim Campbell,...

Woman who stabbed officer committed to psychiatric hospital

Aug. 25, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman who was acquitted by reason of insanity of slashing a Hartford police officer with a knife in 2018 was committed Wednesday to a maximum-security psychiatric hospital for 38 years. Chevoughn Augustin had faced attempted murder and assault...

Arkansas officer acquitted in death of man holding BB gun

Aug. 17, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Little Rock police officer who was accused of using excessive force in the 2016 fatal shooting of a man holding a BB gun. Jurors deliberated for about three hours Monday before returning with a not guilty verdict for...

Court overturns gun conviction of man imprisoned for 4 years

Aug. 13, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Friday ordered the acquittal of a Norwalk man who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a gun, saying there was not enough evidence to have convicted him. The court issued a 5-1 decision,...