Latest Trials News

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyer asks judge to reject 100-year recommended sentence

Feb. 28, 2024 02:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyer said Tuesday that a suggested 100-year prison sentence for the FTX founder by an arm of the court is “grotesque” and “barbaric” and at most a term of a few years behind bars is appropriate for cryptocurrency crimes that the California man still...

A key witness in the Holly Bobo murder trial is recanting his testimony, court documents show

Feb. 28, 2024 00:37 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As the star witness in the Holly Bobo murder trial, Jason Autry spoke in a calm, deliberative manner as an attentive jury listened to him recreate the day the kidnapped Tennessee nursing student was wrapped in a blanket, placed in the back of a pickup truck, driven to a...

2 men convicted of killing Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay nearly 22 years after rap star's death

Feb. 27, 2024 22:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 years after Run-D.M.C. star Jam Master Jay was brazenly gunned down in his recording studio, two men close to him were convicted Tuesday of murder, marking a moment authorities had long awaited in one of the hip-hop world’s most elusive cases. An...

Expert in Old West firearms says gun wouldn't malfunction in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Feb. 27, 2024 21:57 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Courtroom testimony by an independent gun expert Tuesday cast new doubt on Alec Baldwin's account that his gun went off without pulling the trigger in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer during a 2021 rehearsal on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” ...

Jurors begin deliberations in retrial of a sex offender accused of killing a 6-year-old Tucson girl

Feb. 27, 2024 20:09 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tuscon jury began deliberating Tuesday on a murder charge in the retrial of a man who already is serving a life sentence for killing a child in a separate case. Pima County Superior Court officials said the jury got the case after lawyers on both sides gave...

In court, Don Henley recounts the making of the Eagles' megahit 'Hotel California'

Feb. 27, 2024 19:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Seated in a courtroom witness box, Don Henley opened a large brown envelope Tuesday and paged through the aging yellow sheets of a legal pad. “Well, it's got two song titles written on the top,” he explained when asked what it contained. “ 'After the Thrill is...

Captain of ship carrying Iranian-made missile components to remain behind bars pending trial

Feb. 27, 2024 18:44 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Pakistani national who U.S. officials say was the captain of a ship carrying Iranian-made missile components to Houthi rebels in Yemen was ordered Tuesday to remain behind bars as he awaits trial on charges of attempting to smuggle a warhead and other weapons, and lying to...

Probe of newly found phone threat to slain Vegas journalist might delay trial of ex-elected official

Feb. 27, 2024 17:31 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A voicemail threat by an unidentified person to a Las Vegas investigative journalist seven months before he was killed in September 2022 emerged Tuesday as a potential delay for the upcoming murder trial of a former elected official. A prosecutor told the Nevada...

Dutch court convicts 17 members of criminal gang and sentences 3 to life imprisonment

Feb. 27, 2024 06:23 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch court convicted 17 suspects on Tuesday in the long-running trial of an underworld gang that planned a string of killings. Judges handed life sentences to three of them, including the gang's “undisputed leader,” Ridouan Taghi, once the Netherlands most-wanted fugitive....

Imprisoned German synagogue attacker convicted of hostage-taking in attempted jailbreak

Feb. 27, 2024 05:55 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German far-right extremist already serving a life sentence following an attempt to attack a synagogue in 2019 was convicted Tuesday of hostage-taking for his actions in a jailbreak attempt. Stephan Balliet, 32, was sentenced to seven years in prison, German news...