Trials

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot blasts Amber Guyger Judge Tammy Kemp over gag order controversy.

DALLAS (AP) — The brother of a black man who was shot dead by a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook the victim’s apartment for her own forgave and embraced her Wednesday as she sobbed after being sentenced to a decade in prison. As people outside of the courtroom reacted angrily to the […]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has granted a mistrial in the case of two former Vanderbilt football players convicted in the dorm-room rape of a student, saying “bias has been clearly shown.” Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins on Tuesday ruled in favor of defense attorneys who said a juror, 31-year-old Todd Easter, (pictured) intentionally […]

A judge has dropped all murder charges against Michael Johnson (pictured) in Phylicia Barnes’ case, the Baltimore Sun reports. RELATED: Arrest Made In Phylicia Barnes’ Murder…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge revoked Chris Brown’s probation on Thursday but allowed him to remain free for now after the R&B singer traveled without approval for a concert and failed to complete community service on time. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said Brown can remain free at least until a March […]

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder Monday in the shooting death of a knife-wielding homeless man that led to violent protests and brought new scrutiny to the police department amid a federal investigation. The decision to bring murder charges occurred at a time when police tactics are under intense […]

CLEVELAND (AP) — After nearly 40 years in prison, a man convicted in a 1975 Cleveland slaying has walked out of the county jail as a free man. Fifty-seven-year-old Ricky Jackson was dismissed from the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County jail and walked out of the adjoining courthouse Friday about an hour after a judge dismissed his […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a woman murdered while vacationing in Mexico wants CBS not to air a prison diary made by the man accused of the crime for fear it will make him a sympathetic figure. But CBS said Wednesday it is going ahead and insists that its “48 Hours” episode Saturday […]

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity. Attorney James Camblos made the request for a psychiatric evaluation at an arraignment for Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 32, in Fairfax County Circuit […]

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida A & M University’s Marching 100 had played at a Super Bowl and before U.S. presidents. But one of the nation’s most-celebrated marching bands had a dark secret: members were occasionally beaten with mallets, fists and drumsticks in a hazing initiation known as “crossing” Bus C. The trial of four […]

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners. “This was a loss for everybody,” said a visibly relieved David Barajas, who cried and hugged his wife, Cindy, after […]

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn’t know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday. Theodore Wafer, dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, met officers outside his Dearborn Heights home […]