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Defendant guilty in fatal shooting in Hibbing in 2018

Sep. 21, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A judge has found a defendant accused of fatally shooting one man and injuring another in Hibbing nearly three years ago guilty of murder and assault. Jerome Spann waived his right to a jury trial and opted for a judge to decide his case. A court...

Charges against DA from video to be dismissed after mistrial

Sep. 21, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — One set of criminal charges against a Georgia district attorney is being dismissed, although he still faces more serious charges. A mistrial was declared last week in Mark Jones' trial on charges of first-degree criminal damage to government...

GPS for defendants in Bernalillo County to be monitored 24-7

Sep. 21, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Defendants awaiting trial in Bernalillo County who wear GPS devices will be monitored more closely from now on. The New Mexico Judiciary has announced the implementation of a plan next month to track ankle devices on felony defendants...

Myanmar judge rules that Suu Kyi's trial will continue

Sep. 21, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar ruled Tuesday that prosecutors presented enough evidence against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and two of her political allies for their trial to continue on charges of incitement. Suu Kyi and her elected government were ousted by the...

Ex-South African president absent at corruption trial

Sep. 21, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma did not attend a hearing in his corruption trial Tuesday, prompting prosecutors to question his absence and ask the judge to examine his medical records. Zuma was released from an unrelated 15-month jail...

Judge sets March trial for 5 men in Michigan governor plot

Sep. 20, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge set a March 8 trial for five men accused of planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker set the new date Monday after defense lawyers seeking more time to prepare asked him to postpone an...

Investigators: Colorado man chose to 'hunt and control' wife

Sep. 20, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Investigators allege that a Colorado man charged with killing his missing wife decided to “hunt and control” her like an animal after she insisted on leaving him and later changed his statements as evidence in the case developed, according to a court document released...

Trial set for Texas officer who shot Black woman in her home

Sep. 20, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A date has been set for the trial of a former Fort Worth police officer who was charged with murder after shooting a Black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door in 2019. Aaron Dean's trial is...

Government resumes prosecution in deadly 'swatting' case

Sep. 20, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas gamer whose online dispute with another player sparked a deadly hoax call will have to face a jury after violating the terms of a diversion deal he made with prosecutors, a judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren granted...

R Kelly prosecutors rest; defense calls on singer's allies

Sep. 20, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors at the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial ended their case Monday after calling dozens of witnesses over the past month who detailed the government’s sweeping allegations against the singer in lurid detail. The defense began its case later in...