Latest Trials News

Judge will decide if school shooting suspect tried as adult

Jul. 22, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A youth charged with shooting four classmates at a high school in Washington state should be tried as an adult because he carefully planned and executed the shootings, the Spokane County prosecutor said Monday. Closing arguments were held Monday in a weeklong hearing for Caleb Sharpe,...

Man accused of college student's death wants trial moved

Jul. 22, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

AUBURN, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Peru State College student wants his trial moved away from Nemaha County in southeast Nebraska. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 37-year-old Joshua Keadle's attorney argued in court Friday that pretrial publicity and local conditions make it impossible to...

Mayoral aides extortion trial scheduled to get underway

Jul. 21, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's top aides are scheduled to go to trial this week on charges that they bullied music festival organizers into hiring union workers if they wanted city permits. City tourism chief Kenneth Brissette and director of intergovernmental relations Timothy Sullivan...

Mistrial in 2015 killing at Savannah State University

Jul. 20, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jurors were unable to agree on a verdict in the trial of a 25-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a Georgia college student during a 2015 fight in the school's student union. News outlets report that prosecutors say they will retry Justin Stephens in the death of Christopher Starks,...

Trial of Iowa man accused of killing wife moved to Dubuque

Jul. 20, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

EARLVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The trial of a man accused of using a corn rake to kill his wife has been moved from Delaware County to Dubuque County. The Telegraph Herald reports that the judge's order to move the first-degree murder trial of 43-year-old Todd Mullis was released Friday. Mullis, who remains in...

New attorney seeks to delay next trial of Katherine Kealoha

Jul. 20, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A newly appointed, taxpayer-funded attorney representing a former Honolulu prosecutor wants to delay her trial on bank fraud and identity theft charges. Lawyer Gary Singh was appointed to represent Katherine Kealoha after her former taxpayer-funded attorney Cynthia Kagiwada asked to...

Alleged drug ring leader's trial moved to SW Indiana

Jul. 20, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The federal trial of the alleged leader of a violent Indianapolis-based drug trafficking ring has been moved to southwestern Indiana after the man's first trial ended in a mistrial. Richard Grundy III and four co-defendants first stood trial July 8 in Indianapolis on federal drug...

Former Cochise County jail chaplain loses bid to move trial

Jul. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A former Cochise County jail chaplain has lost his bid to have his upcoming trial on charges accusing him of sexually assaulting female inmates conducted outside the county. Herald/Review Media reported that Superior Court Judge Laura Cardinal denied the motion but said she would...

Defense in murder case can obtain private social media posts

Jul. 19, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has effectively ruled that the defense in a gang-related murder trial can obtain private postings from social media companies. The court on Wednesday lifted a stay of a ruling by the judge overseeing the San Francisco trial and noted that the judge's...

The Latest: Facebook mulls response to private posts ruling

Jul. 19, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a California Supreme Court ruling on defense lawyer access to private social media postings (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Facebook says it's deciding how to respond to a California Supreme Court ruling that says defense lawyers in a gang-related murder trial can obtain...