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Missouri man acquitted of killing man and witness in 2020

May. 15, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man has been acquitted of murdering a 19-year-old man and the woman who witnessed that shooting in 2020. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a St. Louis jury found Darrell Fisher III, 29, not guilty Friday at his retrial on two counts of...

Woman acquitted by reason of insanity in child stabbing

May. 14, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of stabbing a 3-year-old neighbor as he walked with an older sibling to a school bus stop in Ohio last year has been acquitted of all charges on the grounds of insanity. Warren County Common Pleas Judge Donald Oda II rendered his verdict...

Mississippi woman acquitted in death of toddler stepdaughter

May. 14, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman has been found not guilty in the killing of her 14-month-old stepdaughter. A Monroe County jury on Friday acquitted T’Kia Bevily. It was her second trial in the 2017 death of Jurayah Smith in Claiborne County. A Claiborne...

Man found not guilty in love-triangle death in Lincoln

May. 12, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man was found not guilty in the killing of a man who was shot last September in a Lincoln apartment. A jury found Lendell Harris, 24, not guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder or manslaughter and a gun charge in the death of 28-year-old Alonzo Jones, the...

Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

May. 11, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Cosby was released from prison when his conviction that he drugged and assaulted a woman was overturned. Quarterback Deshaun Watson landed a record-setting $230 million contract, despite an investigation into allegations he assaulted 22 women. Celebrity chef Mario Batali was...

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexual misconduct

May. 10, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mario Batali was found not guilty of indecent assault and battery on Tuesday, following a swift trial in which the celebrity chef waived his right to have a jury decide his fate in a criminal case that arose from the global #MeToo movement against sexual abuse and harassment. ...

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexual misconduct in Boston trial decided by judge, not jury

May. 10, 2022 14:25 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexual misconduct in Boston trial decided by judge, not jury.

NYPD veteran convicted of assaulting officer in Capitol riot

May. 02, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury on Monday convicted a New York Police Department veteran of assaulting an officer during the U.S. Capitol riot, rejecting his claim that he was defending himself when he tackled the officer and grabbed his gas mask. Thomas Webster, a 20-year NYPD...

Turkey acquits Bloomberg journalists over report on economy

Apr. 29, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday acquitted two reporters for the U.S.-based Bloomberg news agency who were accused of trying to undermine Turkey’s economic stability with a story on Turkey’s currency crisis in 2018. Istanbul-based reporters Kerim Karakaya and Fercan...

Virginia officer who killed driver acquitted of murder

Apr. 28, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Virginia police officer who was charged with murder for fatally shooting a driver who police said refused to exit his vehicle and drove toward the officer. After a weeklong trial, jurors deliberated for less than two hours before finding...