Latest Trials News

Lawyer slain who represented key witness in Dutch gang trial

Sep. 18, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer who represented a key witness in a major Dutch organized crime trial has been shot dead in Amsterdam, sparking calls for a tougher crackdown on violent underworld gangs. Police said that 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum was fatally shot Wednesday morning by a man who...

Volunteer firefighter pleads not guilty in corncrib fire

Sep. 18, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) — A November trial is scheduled for a volunteer firefighter accused of setting fire to a corncrib in western Iowa's Sac County. Sac County court records say 25-year-old Brent Mack pleaded not guilty Monday to arson, burglary and other crimes. The trial start is set for Nov. 5....

Man accused of killing DC dog walker to be held until trial

Sep. 18, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of stabbing a Washington, D.C., dog walker to death has been ordered to be held in jail until his trial. News outlets report Judge Ronna L. Beck said Monday that the evidence against 24-year-old Eliyas Aregahegne is circumstantial, but enough to keep him in custody....

Trial of 2 underway in 2015 murder of 9-year-old Chicago boy

Sep. 17, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The trial of two men charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 slaying of a 9-year-old Chicago boy got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor noting the victim brought a basketball to a park while his alleged killers "brought guns." Dwright Boone-Doty and Corey Morgan are charged with...

Former UC Berkeley student to stand trial in sexual assault

Sep. 17, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former University of California, Berkeley student has been ordered to stand trial for the alleged sexual assault of two women, one at a fraternity house and another who says he punched and bit her as she tried to push him away. The San Jose Mercury News reports that an Alameda...

Accuser testifies at trial of man charged in multiple rapes

Sep. 17, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple rapes told a jury Tuesday that she was surprised when he agreed to connect with her on an online dating site. "He was a UD baseball player, and I was surprised that...

Tekashi 6ix9ine testifies for prosecution at gang trial

Sep. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine testified on Tuesday against two alleged members of a Brooklyn street gang, describing how he discovered a formula for success with the crew before betraying it by becoming a prosecution witness. 6ix9ine - his rainbow-colored hair gone but trademark "69" tattoo on his...

Colorado defense claims 'anti-Mexican bias' in shooting case

Sep. 17, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado defense attorney has asked a judge to bar references of a man's immigration status at trial and any potential sentencing hearing calling it "anti-Mexican bias." The Gazette reports that Denver attorney Carrie Thompson says the detail could turn a jury against him,...

Man linked to Russian agent asks for delay in fraud case

Sep. 17, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An attorney for a South Dakota man linked to an admitted Russian covert agent is asking a judge to delay his client's trial on accusations he bilked at least $2.3 million from dozens of people in a bogus investment scam. Businessman and conservative political operative Paul...

Trial starts for convicted New York City bomber

Sep. 17, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man already serving a life sentence for a bombing in New York City is going on trial in New Jersey, where he faces attempted murder charges for allegedly firing at police officers during a gunfight preceding his arrest. Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of Ahmad Khan...