Trials March 1, 2017
‘Stand Your Ground’ hearing starts for retired police captain who shot man in theater over popcorn
The controversial “Stand Your Ground” hearing started today in Florida for retired police captain Curtis Reeves, whose accused of killing Chad Oulson in 2014, in a Wesley Chapel, Florida, movie theater. News 8 reports that Reeves, 73, is accused of fatally shooting Oulsen, 45, while the victim sat in the seat in front of him in the Grove Cobb …
Trials February 27, 2017
Judge rules Bill Cosby case to be decided by outside jury
MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial itself because of worldwide media reports that the actor’s lawyers say brand him a “serial rapist.” Montgomery …
Celebrity Justice February 25, 2017
Bill Cosby won’t face a barrage of accusers at his trial
MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian’s multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago. The 79-year-old TV star is set to go …
Trials February 25, 2017
Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook
EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word. “No fine. No Court costs. No nothing. Praise be to God. Wow. Thanks, …
Trials February 22, 2017
Children’s author Helen Bailey strangled dead
The partner of British children’s author Helen Bailey was convicted Wednesday of killing her and dumping her body in a cesspool in a financially motivated murder.
Trials February 19, 2017
Colorado mom dismembered, body parts scattered across state lines: Police
The father of Ashley Mead’s child is in custody
Trials February 16, 2017
Murdered teen cheerleader trial: ‘mystery note’ emerges
Attorneys for the man accused of abducting and killing cheerleader, Sierra LaMar, claim that she may not even be dead, as evidenced by a letter found in her Spanish class folder. Prosecutors, however, say the letter wasn’t written by the victim. Mercury News reports that Sierra LaMar, 15, vanished in Morgan Hill, California on March 16, 2012. She …
Celebrity Justice February 16, 2017
Secret witness and close friend testifies Robert Durst confessed to murder
One of Robert Durst’s closest friends testified Thursday that the real estate heir admitted killing their mutual best friend.
Trials February 16, 2017
Missouri lawyer acquitted in killings of dad, his girlfriend
No hair, blood, DNA or fibers linked Van Note to the crime scene.
Celebrity Justice February 14, 2017
Robert Durst Trial: Did doctor get last call from missing woman or someone else?
The California murder case against New York real estate heir Robert Durst took a trip back in time Tuesday to the mysterious disappearance of his first wife in 1982.