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Grand jury: Florida schools, police bickering over security

Jul. 20, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida school districts and law enforcement agencies have not fully complied with security measures enacted after a 2018 high school massacre because they are bickering over who is responsible, an interim report by a statewide grand jury says. The panel said in a three-page...

Jury: Mother should be executed for killing her 6-year-old

Jul. 20, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida jury has recommended that a woman should be executed for murdering her 6-year-old daughter while imposing a life term for slaying her father. A Polk County jury returned its decisions late Friday against 29-year-old Cheyanne Jessie for the 2015 deaths of her daughter...

Federal jury clears Oklahoma deputy in fatal shooting

Jul. 20, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal jury has cleared a Mayes County deputy accused in a lawsuit of violating the civil rights of a man he fatally shot more than five years ago. The Tulsa World reports that the jury in Tulsa on Thursday found that Deputy Kyle Wilson did not use excessive force in the Jan. 1,...

Jury returns a not guilty verdict in St. Louis death

Jul. 20, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the shooting death of a man during the taping of a rap video. The jury deliberated about 11 hours before returning the verdict Friday in the murder trial of 37-year-old Daniel Williams. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports it was...

Jury acquits officer of dereliction in 137-shots fired case

Jul. 20, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Cleveland police supervisor of dereliction of duty for her role in an extended chase that ended with two unarmed black people being killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire. Cleveland.com reports an East Cleveland jury deliberated two hours Friday...

Judge's ad-lib erases verdict, long sentence in gun case

Jul. 19, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man sent to prison for 14 years for gun crimes will get a new trial after the Michigan Supreme Court said a judge coerced the jury into a verdict. After just 75 minutes of deliberations, jurors said they couldn't reach a unanimous decision. Wayne County Judge Qiana Lillard wasn't pleased,...

Court orders new jury to review $1.8M award in bus attack

Jul. 19, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit may not be solely responsible for a $1.8 million jury award to a woman injured when a fellow bus passenger hit her with a bottle, a court has ruled. A state appeals court ruled this week that liability also should have been shared by the passenger who threw the...

Hung jury, mistrial in case of Savannah State student death

Jul. 19, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The trial of a man charged in the 2015 death of a Savannah State University student has ended in a mistrial. The Savannah Morning News reports that jurors told a judge Friday they could not reach agreement on any counts faced by 25-year-old Justin Stevens. Jurors deliberated more than...

Judge adds $6.5M for attorneys to jury award in Oberlin suit

Jul. 19, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has added $6.5 million in attorney fees to the $25 million awarded to the owners of a market who claimed protests and the actions of administrators at Ohio's Oberlin College ruined their business following the arrest of three black students involved in a shoplifting incident....

Ex-Illinois student's life spared in killing of scholar

Jul. 18, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former University of Illinois doctoral student was spared the death penalty Thursday and sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and killing a 26-year-old scholar from China. Her parents, disappointed he was not sentenced to death, publicly begged for the killer to reveal where her...