Latest Juries News

Onetime wunderkind Massachusetts mayor guilty of corruption

May. 14, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor first elected at the age of 23 by touting himself as a successful entrepreneur was convicted Friday of stealing money from investors in his start-up to bankroll his lavish lifestyle and soliciting bribes from marijuana vendors who wanted to operate...

Jury: Guilty of manslaughter, innocent of murder, homicide

May. 13, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A defendant accused of fatally stabbing a man in Mandan last summer has been convicted of manslaughter, but found innocent of murder and negligent homicide. A jury in Morton County deliberated about three hours before reaching the verdict...

Grand jury clears police in killing; family wants US probe

May. 12, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A grand jury has cleared officers who shot and killed a Black man last year, and his family’s attorney said he will request a federal investigation. A Lafayette Parish grand jury declined second-degree murder charges on Tuesday against Lafayette...

Judge sets November for start of Ghislaine Maxwell's trial

May. 11, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial will start in November on charges that she recruited teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse over a 10-year period, a judge said Tuesday. Jury selection can occur in mid-November and opening statements...

Iowa woman convicted of killing estranged hubby's girlfriend

May. 11, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who stabbed her estranged husband's girlfriend to death was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder. A Marion County jury deliberated for less than an hour before convicting Michelle Boat in the May 18, 2020, death of 46-year-old...

Judge OKs broadcast, limits attendance at Iowa murder trial

May. 11, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The public will be able to watch the trial of the man charged with killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts — but not in person. Citing COVID-19 protocols, Judge Joel Yates said in an order dated Monday that members of the public and...

Jury acquits ex-Iowa teacher of sexually exploiting student

May. 11, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

WAPELLO, Iowa (AP) — A jury has acquitted a former eastern Iowa high school Spanish teacher of allegations that he sexually exploited a student. After less than two hours of deliberation on April 22, a Louisa County jury found former Columbus Community High School...

Alleged serial killer faces death penalty trial in Oklahoma

May. 11, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jury selection continued Tuesday in the death penalty trial of an alleged serial killer accused of kidnapping and killing an Oklahoma woman more than 20 years ago. William Lewis Reece, 61, faces charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the...

Corruption case of ex-Massachusetts mayor heads to jurors

May. 10, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers made their final pitch to jurors Monday in the fraud and corruption case against a once-celebrated young Massachusetts mayor, painting contrasting pictures of a shrewd con man driven by greed to line his own pockets or a victim of lies who never committed a crime. ...

Distant jurors to hear Mississippi police killing trial

May. 07, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Jurors will be chosen from northern Mississippi later this year and taken to the southern part of the state for the death penalty trial of a man charged with killing two police officers in 2018. Circuit Judge Richard McKenzie ruled Thursday that...