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Jury finds former Georgia officer who fatally shot unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder; guilty of other crimes

Oct. 14, 2019 1:06 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Jury finds former Georgia officer who fatally shot unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder; guilty of other crimes.

Jury awards $50,000 to Oregon commuter arrested in protest

Oct. 12, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has awarded an Oregon man more than $50,000 after he was shoved, pepper-sprayed and arrested by county deputies dealing with hundreds of protesters. The 12-person jury found Multnomah County sheriff's deputies committed a battery and used "more force than was reasonably...

Judge rules on discussing insanity plea in newspaper attack

Oct. 11, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge in the case of a man charged with killing five people at a Maryland newspaper directed attorneys on Friday to avoid referring to his mental health or his plea of not criminally responsible in the first phase of his trial. Prosecutors asked Judge Laura Ripken to preclude any...

Jury finds man guilty of murder of Florida law professor

Oct. 11, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A jury found a Florida man guilty of first-degree murder Friday but deadlocked on a second defendant in the killing of a Florida State University law professor whose contentious child custody battle framed the two-week courtroom drama. Prosecutors welcomed the murder conviction...

The Latest: Texas attack survivor says she'll move forward

Oct. 11, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Ronald Haskell who was convicted of capital murder in a Houston-area attack that left six people dead (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A young woman who was the lone survivor of a 2014 shooting in Texas that claimed the lives of her parents and four siblings told...

Jury: Cop didn't violate brothers' civil rights in shooting

Oct. 11, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found that an Olympia police officer did not violate the constitutional rights of two brothers he shot while responding to reports that two men matching their description had tried to steal beer from a supermarket. The Olympian reports the jury also rejected a theory...

Jury deadlocks in police chief's hate-crime trial

Oct. 11, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal jury failed to reach a verdict Friday on two hate crime-related charges against a white former police chief accused of assaulting a handcuffed black suspect, and the U.S. attorney's office immediately said it would seek a retrial. Two days after finding former Bordentown...

Trial starts over Seattle's SR 99 tunnel construction delays

Oct. 11, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The trial to determine who is to blame for the construction delays of Seattle's State Route 99 tunnel and cost overruns has started in Olympia. KING-TV reports jurors heard opening statements Thursday in the trial that's pitting Washington State Department of Transportation against...

Uber driver not guilty in death of passenger in Denver

Oct. 10, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A jury on Thursday found an Uber driver not guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a passenger he said attacked him while driving on a freeway in Denver. Jurors sided with Michael Hancock, 31, who argued that he was defending himself against passenger Hyun (Huhn) Kim. About four hours...

Florida jury ponders fate of 2 in law professor's slaying

Oct. 10, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida jury on Thursday began deliberating the fates of a man and woman facing murder charges in the killing of a Florida State University law professor who was entangled in a messy divorce and bitter child custody battle when he was gunned down five years ago in his garage....