Latest Trials News

George Floyd's brother sheds tears on the stand

Apr. 12, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd's younger brother took the witness stand Monday and lovingly recalled how George used to make the best banana mayonnaise sandwiches, how George drilled him in catching a football, and the way George used to mark his height on the wall as a boy because he...

Murder, arson trial opens in strangulation slaying, fire

Apr. 12, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says a woman who was strangled to death in her Pennsylvania home before the structure was set afire almost two years ago was able to give authorities the proof they needed to identify her killer. Dauphin County District Attorney Fran...

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...

Trial begins on challenge to latest N. Carolina voter ID law

Apr. 12, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's latest law requiring photo identification to cast ballots went on trial on Monday, with attorneys for voters challenging the mandate by arguing it still disproportionately prevents Black residents from carrying out their constitutional right. ...

Russia puts feminist activist on trial for pornography

Apr. 12, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A feminist artist went on trial Monday in Russia on charges of disseminating pornography after she shared artwork online depicting female bodies. Human rights groups linked her prosecution to the Kremlin’s conservative stance promoting “traditional family values.” ...

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.

Syrian on trial in Germany for killing man, injuring another

Apr. 12, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian man went on trial Monday accused of killing a German man and seriously injuring another in an attack last year that prosecutors said was motivated by Islamic extremist ideology. The trial of Abdullah A.H.H., whose full name wasn't released due to...

For Chauvin's trial attorney, it's all about raising doubt

Apr. 12, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin's defense attorney was questioning George Floyd's girlfriend about the couple buying drugs when he abruptly shifted gears for what seemed an innocuous question: He presumed the couple had pet names for each other. Under what name, he asked, did she appear in...

More Vermont courthouses ready to reopen for live trials

Apr. 11, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

Eight Vermont courthouses are once again ready for jury trials. The Vermont Judiciary announced recently that the move comes after a year of work to construct barriers, test and improve air circulation and filtration systems, and develop process and facility enhancements...

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...