Judge in Italy orders trial for Berlusconi in escort case
ROME (AP) — A judge in southern Italy has ordered that former three-time premier Silvio Berlusconi go on trial over a case involving women procured for his summer villas.
Prosecutors have alleged that Berlusconi gave a businessman hundreds of thousands of euros to induce him to lie about ...
Man competent for trial in ex-girlfriend’s gruesome killing
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body has been found competent to stand trial.
A Clark County judge ruled Thursday that 37-year-old Joseph Oberhansley is competent after prosecutors and the Jeffersonville man’s ...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors and lawyers for a man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia have agreed that the judge at his trial should not try to salvage potential jurors who state any biases during the jury selection process.
James Alex Fields ...
Trial set for Minot woman in roommate assault case
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Trial has been scheduled in late February for a Minot woman accused of helping a man hold their roommate against his will in a dispute over unpaid rent.
Man ruled not competent for murder trial in southeast Iowa
WASHINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of stabbing to death his roommate in southeast Iowa has been ruled incompetent for trial.
Washington County District Court records say 64-year-old Clarence Pedersen is charged with first-degree murder. The judge issued the ruling last week after ...
Man accused in newspaper shootings to face trial next June
BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge has set a June 2019 trial date for a man accused of fatally shooting five staff members of the Maryland newspaper Capital Gazette earlier this year.
Jury deliberations set in trial over fatal prison riot
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jurors are set to begin deliberating Friday in the trial of three Delaware inmates charged in a deadly prison riot.
The jury heard closing arguments Thursday in the trial of Jarreau Ayers and Dwayne Staats, both 37, and Deric Forney, 29. The three are the first ...
Man on trial for killing girlfriend’s abusive Missouri mom
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A woman whose mother for years made everyone believe her daughter was seriously ill testified Thursday that she talked her boyfriend whom she’d met online into coming to Missouri to kill her abusive mom, believing it was the only way she could be free of her.
The Latest: El Chapo got police escort after escape
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the New York trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (all times local):
A former drug cartel member say his notorious boss got a surprise in 2001 when he broke out of prison and was met with a police escort in Mexico City.
The Latest: Missouri woman testifies in boyfriend’s trial
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Wisconsin man charged with killing the abusive mother of his Missouri girlfriend (all times local):
A Missouri woman whose mother forced her to use a wheelchair and pretend to be ill testified that she asked her ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges carrying a potential penalty of life in prison.
Cesar Sayoc entered the plea through his lawyers during his appearance in Manhattan federal ...
Appeals court orders new trial for Texas death row inmate
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ highest criminal court has ordered a new trial for a death row inmate because his attorneys ignored his wishes to claim he was innocent and argue that the slayings of his wife and mother-in-law were due to a conspiracy involving a local mayor.
The Texas Court of ...
Former Nazi guard testifies he wasn’t involved in killings
BERLIN (AP) — A former Nazi concentration camp guard on trial on hundreds of counts of accessory to murder has testified he was aware that inmates were dying but says he didn’t know they were being killed.
Johann Rehbogen told the Muenster state court Thursday he knew the conditions of the ...
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The U.N.-backed tribunal judging the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians will issue verdicts Friday in the latest — and perhaps last — of such trials.
Nuon Chea, 92, and Khieu Samphan, 87, ...
German man on trial for poisoning co-workers’ lunches
BERLIN (AP) — A 57-year-old man has gone on trial in Germany on attempted murder charges on allegations he poisoned co-workers’ sandwiches over several years.
The man, whose name hasn’t been released in line with German privacy regulations, is accused of lacing colleagues’ lunches with ...
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Lawyer: 2 doctors find accused man incompetent for trial
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man accused of killing three people last year and wounding another has been found incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a former Baton Rouge official.
The Latest: Mexican citizen executed for killings in Texas
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a Mexican citizen convicted for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children (all times local):
A 64-year-old Mexican citizen on death row in Texas has been executed for the sledgehammer killings of his wife ...
Judge agrees to trial date in Anchorage transgender case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge in Alaska has agreed to a 2020 trial date for a lawsuit filed by a faith-based Anchorage women’s shelter against the city over a requirement that it accept transgender women.
In an order filed Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason said she ...
Cartel member testifies against ‘El Chapo’ at US trial
NEW YORK (AP) — An admitted former Mexican cartel member first met the notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman when he helped him evade a manhunt, he said in court testimony Wednesday.
Taking the witness stand for the government at Guzman’s U.S. trial, Jesus Zambada identified Guzman ...
Appeals court hears case of ex-Saints star Smith’s killer
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A defense attorney for the man convicted of killing retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in 2016 has told a Louisiana appellate court that his client deserves a new trial, in part because of evidence that surfaced after trial that he said lends credibility to Cardell ...
Aberdeen woman enters insanity plea in fatal stabbing
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman accused of fatally stabbing another woman this summer has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Thirty-eight-year-old Tanisha Renee Jordan-Mondo of Aberdeen entered her plea Wednesday and requested a jury trial.
Jordan-Mondo was arrested ...
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A trial has been set for a Montana man who authorities say admitted to stabbing his father to death.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Video shows alleged El Chapo drug tunnel
The Latest: Cartel member testifies at NY El Chapo trial
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest at the New York trial of Mexican drug smuggler El Chapo (all times local):
An admitted former member of a Mexican drug cartel has identified Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (wah-KEEN’ ehl CHAH’-poh gooz-MAHN’) as one of the organization’s ...
Judge: White nationalists must turn over phones for lawsuit
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two dozen white nationalists accused in a lawsuit of violating civil rights laws during a deadly 2017 rally in Virginia have been ordered to turn over their cellphones and other electronic devices so the contents can be used as evidence when the case comes to ...
Man charged in terrorist support case found trial competent
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man accused of scouting locations in Cleveland to attack people watching Fourth of July fireworks and who talked about carrying out additional bombings has been found competent to stand trial.
A U.S. magistrate adopted the conclusion of a psychologist who evaluated ...
Man serving life in baby’s drowning pleads in mother’s death
YORK, Pa. (AP) — A man serving life without parole in the 1992 bathtub drowning death of his 7-month-old daughter has entered a no contest voluntary manslaughter plea in the earlier stabbing death of the baby’s mother.
Forty-seven-year-old Daniel Jacobs accepted a deal with York County ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An expected one-day trial over whether former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez’s pension should be revoked or reduced because of his corruption convictions is set to begin.
The testimony is scheduled Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court.
State law allows for the ...
US trial of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ underway
Man who locked daughter in basement unfit for trial
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who, which his wife, is accused of confining their 10-year-old daughter to their basement has been found unfit for trial.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney George Pappas says 48-year-old Randy Swopes will be held in a secure treatment ...
US trial of Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” gets underway
NEW YORK (AP) — The infamous Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was alternately portrayed at his U.S. trial on Tuesday as a calculating leader of a bloodthirsty smuggling operation that funneled tons of cocaine and other drugs into American cities and a scapegoat for a ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest from the New York trial of the Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo” (all times local):
Two presidents of Mexico are denying a U.S. lawyer’s claim they took bribes to protect drug traffickers.
A lawyer for Mexican smuggler Joaquin “El Chapo” ...
Judge tries to speed up trial for man accused of killing 8
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A judge wants to speed up a trial for a man accused of killing eight people in south Mississippi.
Local news outlets report Lincoln County Circuit Judge David Strong on Tuesday set a Feb. 22 hearing to decide pretrial motions for Willie Cory Godbolt.
Kentucky abortion fight aimed at second-trimester procedure
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for Kentucky’s socially conservative governor and the state’s only abortion clinic opened their latest legal fight Tuesday, this time over a lawsuit challenging a new state law aimed at a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies.
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled that a lawsuit filed by an Oregon man alleging he acted in self-defense when he fought with an Indiana police officer can proceed.
The court ruled last week that the level of threat Craig Strand, 49, posed to Merrillville Officer ...
Illinois police accused of planting gun in 1994 murder case
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge ordered an investigation Tuesday into allegations that Rockford police intentionally gave prosecutors the wrong gun to send a man to prison for more than two decades for murder.
Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw gave the order the day Patrick ...
Fraudster on trial for alleged scheme over his real identity
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man convicted of stealing thousands of identities in a massive credit card fraud scheme is now on trial over one more identity — his own. Prosecutors say they learned after Adekunle Adetiloye was sentenced in 2012 that he had created a fictional version of himself and used ...
Trial starts for man accused of killing Munchausen mom
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Wisconsin man fatally stabbed a Missouri mother who forced her daughter to pretend she was disabled, not to save the daughter, but to get the mother out of the way so he could romantically pursue the daughter.
Cost of defense for murder suspect nears $1 million
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The cost to defend an Arizona murder suspect already is approaching a million dollars and the suspect’s trial isn’t until April.
The Mohave Valley Daily News
BERLIN (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS concentration guard on trial on hundreds of counts of accessory to murder painted himself Tuesday as an unwilling participant in the Nazi machinery of death.
Johann Rehbogen is accused of working as a guard at the Stutthof concentration camp east of ...
Woman charged in son’s hot car death won’t get lower bond
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana woman who authorities say had been drinking and was taking a nap when her 2-year-old son crawled into a hot car and later died isn’t getting her bond reduced ahead of trial.
Man accused in massive Northwest poaching ring set for trial
STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) — One of four Longview men charged in a massive Pacific Northwest poaching ring is set to go to trial.
The Daily News of Longview
Man wants 1994 murder case tossed, alleges police misconduct
An Illinois man whose 1994 murder conviction was based on shoddy ballistic evidence wants his case dismissed on the eve of his retrial after allegations of police and prosecutorial misconduct surfaced.
Lawyers for Patrick Pursley, 52, will argue their request for dismissal Tuesday, the day ...
Trial set for woman accused of driving drunk with kids
OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — A December trial has been scheduled for a woman accused of driving drunk with children in her vehicle.
Mitchell County court records say 35-year-old Rebecca Golden, of Kensett, pleaded not guilty Thursday to five counts of child endangerment and one of operating while ...
Woman tried in France after child found living in car trunk
PARIS (AP) — A French woman is on trial accused of hiding the existence of her toddler and depriving her of food and care, after a garage mechanic discovered the girl living in the trunk of her mother’s car.
Rosa Maria Da Cruz went on trial Monday in the central city of Tulle on charges of ...
Trial set for Minnesota man charged in apartment stabbings
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man is set to face trial in May for allegedly fatally stabbing two of his neighbors at a Salvation Army apartment building.
The Post Bulletin
Man who flew gun-firing drone faces unrelated assault trial
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man whose online videos of drones firing guns and shooting flames have been viewed millions of times is set to go on trial on allegations he assaulted police officers.
Testimony is scheduled to begin in Middletown on Tuesday in the trial of Austin ...
Jury to be picked in homicide trial over 1991 disappearance
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for jury selection to begin Tuesday in a homicide trial in the disappearance a quarter-century ago of a central Pennsylvania woman whose body has never been found.
Loyd Groves, 69, is charged with first- and third-degree murder in the ...