Latest Trials News

Ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs set to go on trial

Aug. 08, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs is set to go on trial Monday on charges of assault and use of coercive behavior against a former girlfriend. Giggs, 48, is accused of assaulting Kate Greville, 36, causing her actual bodily harm at his home in Worsley, greater...

2 men face new trial over scheme to kidnap Michigan governor

Aug. 08, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

Two men accused of crafting a plan to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 and ignite a national rebellion are facing a second trial this week, months after a jury couldn't reach a verdict on the pair while acquitting two others. The result in April was a blow to federal...

New trial ordered for NJ man in woman's 2011 stabbing death

Aug. 07, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A new trial has been ordered for a New Jersey man sentenced to six decades in prison in the stabbing death of his girlfriend more than a decade ago. Anthony James was convicted of murder and weapons counts in the September 2011 slaying of 48-year-old Audrey...

Trial set for Española man accused of killing stepdaughter

Aug. 07, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A March 13 trial date has been set for a Española man accused of killing his 5-year-old stepdaughter in 2019. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 28-year-old Malcolm Torres recently rejected a plea agreement offered by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in...

Antitrust trial puts book publishing industry in the dock

Aug. 06, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department's effort to block the merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster isn't just a showcase for the Biden administration's tougher approach to corporate consolidation, it's a rare moment for the publishing industry itself to be placed in the dock. ...

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2M more over Sandy Hook lies

Aug. 05, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury on Friday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he must pay for the suffering he put them through by...

Probation for woman who wiped up blood after killing spouse

Aug. 05, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was acquitted of murdering her husband, a prominent official at the University of Central Florida, was sentenced Friday to a year of probation for tampering with evidence. A judge sentenced Danielle Redlick in state court in Orlando. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 05, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. July 29, 2022. Editorial: A decision to keep a cannabis business out of Hartford was a mistake We as adults are legally allowed to possess and use up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis in Connecticut — and that does not even count that we can keep up to 5...

Suicide pact may have fueled Virginia couple's 2017 slaying

Aug. 05, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va, (AP) — The shooting death of a northern Virginia couple in 2017 may have been connected to a suicide pact between the couple's daughter and her boyfriend, according to newly unsealed court papers. Nicholas Giampa, 22, of Lorton, is charged with murder in the deaths of...

Woman recants claims about cop involvement in 1999 slayings

Aug. 05, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A woman whose claims about police being involved in the decades-old killings of two Alabama teens found dead in a car trunk fueled a social media frenzy several years ago now says she was lying the whole time. Rena Crumb, 53, recanted her allegations Thursday as...