Latest Trials News

Trial of ex-Flynn business partner allowed to go forward

Jul. 18, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge is allowing the trial of a one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn to go forward even though he says the evidence is weak. Prosecutors rested their case Thursday in the trial of Bijan Kian . He is accused of failing to register as a Turkish...

Montana man who shot exchange student asks for new trial

Jul. 18, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who was convicted of shooting a German exchange student to death in 2014 is seeking a new trial. The Missoulian reports that Markus Kaarma's new attorneys argued Thursday in district court that the lawyers in his 2015 trial for the killing of 17-year-old Diren Dede...

Morocco: 3 sentenced to death in Scandinavian women slayings

Jul. 18, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

SALE, Morocco (AP) — Three men were convicted of terrorism and sentenced to death by a Moroccan court Thursday for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains. A fourth suspect who fled the scene was given life in prison. After several hours of deliberation, the court handed...

Court upholds 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's conviction

Jul. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld the securities fraud conviction against former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as "Pharma Bro," on Thursday, along with a $7.3 million forfeiture of assets. A judge sentenced Shkreli to seven years in prison last year for his conviction on charges he...

Man convicted of raping children in Cascade County trial

Jul. 18, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Cascade County jury has found a 48-year-old man guilty of six felony charges after four children accused him of sexually abusing them. The Great Falls Tribune reports the jury convicted Scott Wayne Ellison Wednesday of three counts of sexual assault against children, two counts...

Correction: Norway-Italy-Radical Cleric story

Jul. 18, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In a story on July 16 about a Muslim cleric found guilty in Italy of planning terror, The Associated Press misidentified the lawyer of Mullah Krekar. His lawyer is Enrica Franzini, not Marco Vernillo. Vernillo represents another client in the case, but not Mullah Krekar. A...

Robbery suspect walks out of trial while jury deliberates

Jul. 18, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An armed-robbery defendant walked out of his trial just moments before a Florida jury found him guilty. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that 29-year-old Antonio Jama Gearing had been released on $75,000 bail so he was free to move about the Daytona Beach courtroom Tuesday....

No retrial for man officers threatened to beat during arrest

Jul. 18, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a new trial for a Louisiana man who was filmed being detained by officers screaming and threatening to fight him. The Houma Courier reports Christopher Verdin Jr. also was ordered to pay about $2,100 in court costs. Cellphone video of the 2017 arrest was posted...

September trial set for woman charged with credit card scam

Jul. 18, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A woman accused of stealing more than $6,100 in a credit card scheme has pleaded not guilty. Woodbury County court records say 36-year-old Amy Inniss-Reyes entered the plea Tuesday to a charge of theft. Her trial is scheduled to start Sept. 17. A criminal complaint says Inniss-Reyes...

Man convicted for killing woman in front of her children

Jul. 17, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A man who served decades in prison for stabbing his wife 14 times in front of her daughter was convicted Wednesday in a nearly identical crime — stabbing a woman at least 11 times while her twin children watched. Albert Flick, 77, who was previously deemed too old to be a threat...