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Trial against philanthropist and dozens resumes in Turkey

Jan. 17, 2022 03:35 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — The trial against prominent Turkish civil rights figure Osman Kavala resumed Monday — the 1539th day of his pre-trial detention — without his participation. The hearing is taking place as a Jan. 19 Council of Europe deadline that could trigger infringement...

Court: Emails between judge, prosecutor didn't spoil trial

Jan. 16, 2022 09:40 AM EST

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted of criminal sexual conduct doesn't deserve a new trial despite learning that the judge was sharing her opinion of the case through emails with the county prosecutor, the Michigan Court of Appeals said. Daniel Loew had been granted a new trial,...

June trial date set for former aide to Maryland governor

Jan. 15, 2022 15:13 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former top aide to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to go on trial in June on charges of misconduct in office and illegally recording conversations. The Baltimore Sun reports that Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Stacy McCormack set Roy...

Judge orders new trial in fatal Rapid City stabbing case

Jan. 15, 2022 11:52 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Box Elder man faces a second trial in a fatal stabbing in Rapid City. A Pennington County judge last month declared a mistrial in a murder case of Barry Allman after discovering that prosecutors failed to inform the defense in a timely manner that immunity...

June sentence set for Ghislaine Maxwell in sex traffic case

Jan. 14, 2022 21:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A late-June sentencing date was set Friday for British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell after her conviction last month on charges including sex trafficking and conspiracy relating to the recruitment of teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. U.S....

Panel weighs expanding use of cameras in Minnesota courts

Jan. 14, 2022 19:57 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota court advisory committee met again Friday to examine whether to allow more video coverage of criminal trial proceedings, with some members expressing hesitation toward expanding the use of cameras in courts. The state Supreme Court's Advisory...

Trial for Wisconsin man accused of killing parents to resume

Jan. 14, 2022 17:28 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The trial for a Wisconsin man accused of killing his parents is set to resume next week after he contracted COVID-19. Chandler Halderson’s trial was suspended Tuesday after he was one of 81 Dane County Jail inmates to test positive for the disease. Halderson...

N. Carolina Supreme Court sets Feb. 2 redistricting hearing

Jan. 14, 2022 17:27 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Supreme Court will hear lawyers' arguments in pending redistricting litigation early next month. The court announced Friday that it will hold a virtual hearing the morning of Feb. 2. Other filing deadlines for briefs were set at intervals over...

Waukesha parade suspect to stand trial for murder

Jan. 14, 2022 15:13 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he drove an SUV through a suburban Christmas parade must stand trial, a court commissioner ordered Friday. Prosecutors have presented “ample” evidence to show Darrell Brooks Jr....

Cedar Rapids teen competent for trial in parents' deaths

Jan. 14, 2022 12:32 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids teenager charged with killing his parents with a knife and ax is competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Friday. Ethan Alexander Orton, 17, is charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree murder. He was found covered in blood outside...