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Jury trials resume in Pima County; differ from pre-pandemic

Apr. 16, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jury trials have resumed at Pima County Superior Court, but they are different from the way they were before the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago. Instead of sitting together in a jury box, jurors now sit throughout the courtroom behind plexiglass...

Chauvin skips testifying as trial in Floyd death nears end

Apr. 16, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Officer Derek Chauvin 's trial in George Floyd's death will be in a jury's hands by early next week, after his brief defense wrapped up with Chauvin passing on a chance to take the stand and tell the public for the first time what he was thinking when he pressed...

Defense rests without Chauvin testimony at murder trial

Apr. 15, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Officer Derek Chauvin chose not to take the stand as testimony at his murder trial ended Thursday, passing up the chance to explain to the jury and the public for the first time what he was thinking when he pressed his knee against George Floyd’s neck. ...

Tattoo artist accused of spray painting businesses acquitted

Apr. 15, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A tattoo artist accused of spray painting his logo on some businesses in Bismarck has been acquitted of felony criminal mischief. The prosecutor who handled the case against 33-year-old Richard Hudson who had been scolded by the judge during the...

Jury convicts man of fatally shooting 16-year-old girl

Apr. 14, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of murder in the December 2018 slaying of a 16-year-old girl who was fatally shot at an apartment in Marion County, a prosecutor said Wednesday. The jury also found Tighe Bibbs, 21, guilty of carrying a handgun without a...

Trial begins for St. Louis man in killings of baby, 2 others

Apr. 13, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A murder trial has again begun for a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her mother and setting a fire that killed his own infant son. Jury selection began Monday in St. Louis Circuit Court in the trial of Eric Lawson, 32, who faces the death...

EXPLAINER: Judge lets jury decide Floyd's remark about drugs

Apr. 12, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in the death of George Floyd said Monday that he'll leave it up to the jury to sort out whether Floyd yelled “I ate too many drugs” or “I ain’t do no drugs” as three officers pinned him to the...

Judge declines request to sequester jury at ex-cop’s trial in George Floyd death a day after fatal police shooting

Apr. 12, 2021 10:48 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Judge declines request to sequester jury at ex-cop’s trial in George Floyd death a day after fatal police shooting.

Trial to start for white man accused of killing Black men

Apr. 11, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A trial is scheduled to begin Monday on murder charges for a Louisiana white man accused of killing two Black men and shooting into the home of another Black family. Jury selection will begin in the trial of 27-year-old Kenneth Gleason in Baton...

Grandson convicted of murdering grandmother with knife, dish

Apr. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — A 33-year-old Georgia man has been convicted of murdering his grandmother in 2018 after striking her with a Crock-Pot and stabbing her in the chest with a kitchen knife. Jared Randall Carter was convicted Friday in the June 2018 death of 81-year-old...