Latest Trials News

Man guilty in Black transgender woman's killing in 1st federal hate crime trial over gender identity

Feb. 24, 2024 12:49 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man was found guilty Friday of killing a Black transgender woman after the exposure of their secret sexual relationship in the nation’s first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity. After deliberating for roughly four...

New Jersey man acquitted in retrial in 2014 beating death of college student from Tennessee

Feb. 24, 2024 11:21 AM EST

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been acquitted in a retrial in the beating death of a college student from Tennessee a decade ago. Jurors in Middlesex County deliberated for five hours before acquitting Timothy Puskas of all charges Wednesday in the 2014 death of...

Trump's lawyers call for dismissal of classified documents case, citing presidential immunity

Feb. 23, 2024 19:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump urged a Florida judge to dismiss the criminal case charging him with illegally retaining classified documents, claiming in part that presidential immunity protects him from prosecution even as that sweeping argument has so far in failed in federal...

Trump's lawyers seek to suspend $83M defamation verdict, citing 'strong probability' it won't stand

Feb. 23, 2024 19:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyers asked a New York judge Friday to suspend an $83.3 million defamation verdict against the former president, saying there was a “strong probability” that it would be reduced on appeal, if not eliminated. The lawyers made the request in...

Backstory of disputed 'Hotel California' lyrics pages 'just felt thin,' ex-auction exec says

Feb. 23, 2024 19:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Christie's was offered the chance to sell 13 pages of draft lyrics to the Eagles’ “Hotel California” in 2015, auction house executive Tom Lecky was “super excited.” But red flags started waving when seller Craig Inciardi said he had gotten them from a...

Judge to hold hearing Monday considering detention of ex-FBI source accused of lying about Bidens

Feb. 23, 2024 15:39 PM EST

A federal judge in California will consider whether a former FBI informant charged with lying about a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden’s family must remain behind bars while he awaits trial after prosecutors pushed to have him locked up over fears that he would...

Suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance won't respond to charges at his unrelated German trial

Feb. 23, 2024 11:23 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A man who is also under investigation in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann won't respond to unrelated charges of sexual offenses at a trial that opened last week in Germany, his lawyer said Friday. The 47-year-old German, who has been identified by...

Negligence or scapegoating? Trial of 'Rust' armorer begins in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Feb. 22, 2024 22:17 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors sought to pin blame on a movie weapons supervisor for bringing live ammunition on set and “unprofessional and sloppy” work that contributed to the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin during production of the film “Rust,” as the first trial...

Ex-FBI source accused of lying about Bidens and having Russian contacts is returned to US custody

Feb. 22, 2024 20:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former FBI informant who claims to have links to Russian intelligence and is charged with lying about a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden's family was again taken into custody Thursday in Las Vegas, two days after a judge released him. ...

What to know about the Harmony Montgomery murder case in New Hampshire

Feb. 22, 2024 18:21 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man faces up to life in prison after being convicted Thursday of killing his 5-year-old daughter then hiding her body for months before disposing of it. Adam Montgomery, who did not attend his two-week trial in Manchester, was accused of beating...