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    This combination of booking photos provided by the Glynn County, Ga., Detention Center, shows, from left, Travis McMichael, his father, Gregory McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. On Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, a Georgia judge has ruled that Ahmaud Arbery's mental health records can't be used as trial evidence by the men who chased and killed him. (Glynn County...
    Hundreds of people were ordered to report for jury duty Monday in Georgia for what could be a long, laborious effort to find jurors to hear the trial of three white men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery as he was running in their neighborhood. The slaying of the 25-year-old Black man sparked a national outcry fueled by graphic video...
    Getty Dzhokar Tsarnaev. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on Oct. 13, 2021, in the case of Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the lone surviving Boston Marathon bomber. While much of the news coverage has focused on whether the court will uphold the death penalty for Tsarnaev, the case also presents a fundamental question for this era: Is it possible...
    Elizabeth Holmes (L), founder and former CEO of Theranos, leaves the courthouse with her husband Billy Evans after the first day of her fraud trial in San Jose on Sept. 8, 2021.Nick Otto | AFP | Getty Images ]SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Daniel Edlin, a former Theranos project manager who was friends with Elizabeth Holmes' brother, testified on Friday that...
    In this article WBAElizabeth Holmes, the founder and former CEO of blood testing and life sciences company Theranos, arrives for the first day of her fraud trial, outside Federal Court in San Jose, California. September 8, 2021.Nick Otto | AFP | Getty ImagesSAN JOSE, CALIF. -- A defense attorney for embattled Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes raised the issue of a...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – In the fraud and conspiracy trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, the judge is considering whether to release private and personal information from pre-trial juror questionnaires. Legal analysts said the information is typically kept confidential and warn its release could push the high-stakes case to the brink of a mistrial. READ MORE: San Francisco Leaders...
    A Fairfax County, Virginia, jury will resume deliberations Thursday in the first-degree murder trial of Michael Hetle, 54, of Springfield, a former NASA executive who worked at NASA headquarters in D.C. and formerly worked at the Department of Homeland Security. Hetle is charged in the death of his next-door neighbor, Javon Prather, 24, who had served in the Maryland National...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new bill Friday that increases pay for low-income residents serving on jury duty. Assembly Bill 1452, authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would establish the “Be The Jury” pilot program through a partnership with the San Francisco Superior Court, compensating low-income jurors on criminal trials with $100 per day...
    NEW YORK -- A smiling Lev Parnas, a onetime associate of Rudy Giuliani who is accused along with a co-defendant of making illegal campaign contributions, left a Manhattan courthouse after a newly sworn-in jury was told to return Wednesday morning for opening statements.Twelve jurors and three alternates were picked Tuesday to sit on the trial, leaving attorney Joseph Bondy expressing...
    Georgia High School Students Say They Were Suspended for Planned Confederate Flag Protest Stefan Bondy: The Nets have finally stood up to Kyrie Irving By Luc Cohen © Reuters/Bryan Smith FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas and his his wife Svetlana Parnas leave the Manhattan Federal Court in the Manhattan borough of New York NEW YORK (Reuters) -A jury...
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Court officials preparing for the trial of three men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery mailed jury duty notices to 1,000 people, a huge number that illustrates the challenge the judge and attorneys face in finding impartial jurors for a case that sparked a national outcry. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in coastal...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Civil rights advocates asked federal appeals court judges Friday to revive a lawsuit they filed against a Mississippi prosecutor accused of routinely rejecting Black jurors in criminal cases simply because of their race. District Attorney Doug Evans’ jury selection tactics have been under scrutiny for years. His exclusion of Black jurors in one high-profile murder case...
    The first trial in the college admissions scandal will begin jury deliberation Thursday, the Associated Press reported. Parents Gamal Abdelaziz and John Wilson each spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to falsify that their children were athletic recruits in order to gain admission to the University of Southern California, Stanford and Harvard with the help of “Operation Varsity Blues”...
    Two wealthy parents who are the first to stand trial in the college admissions bribery scandal used lies and money to steal coveted spots at prestigious schools their kids couldn’t secure on their own, a prosecutor said Wednesday before jurors decide if the men are guilty.  Gamal Abdelaziz and John Wilson wanted a guarantee their kids would get into the...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Jury selection continued Wednesday at the Broward County Courthouse for confessed Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz’s battery trial. During the proceeding, the prosecution asked Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer to stop the defense from allowing Cruz to use colored pencils and coloring books in court. READ MORE: Cancer Specialist Shares What To Learn From Florida First Lady Casey...
    BOSTON (AP) — Two wealthy parents who are the first to stand trial in the college admissions bribery scandal used lies and money to steal coveted spots at prestigious schools their kids couldn’t secure on their own, a prosecutor said Wednesday before jurors decide if the men are guilty. Gamal Abdelaziz and John Wilson wanted a guarantee their kids would...
    (CNN)A federal judge overseeing the campaign finance trial of Lev Parnas said he would likely question prospective jurors about former President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani as their names and images are likely to be mentioned during the three-week trial.Judge Paul Oetken said he will compile a list of questions for prospective jurors and include the former President...
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A slow slog of jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of the suspect in 2018’s Florida high school massacre on charges that he attacked a jail guard nine months after the shooting. Prospective jurors were ushered into the courtroom in groups of 32 and asked basic questions about their knowledge of Nickolas Cruz, the...
    One of the white men accused of murdering black jogger Ahmaud Arbery is fighting to stop jurors seeing his Confederate flag license plate at his upcoming trial. Travis McMichael has asked the courts to limit photographic evidence that depicts the front of his white Ford truck that displays the former 'Georgia State Flag' also known as the Confederate flag. His...
    A Texas inmate faces execution Tuesday evening for fatally stabbing two Houston-area brothers during a robbery in their home more than 30 years ago. Rick Rhoades was condemned for the September 1991 killings of Charles Allen, 31, and Bradley Allen, 33. The brothers were killed less than a day after Rhoades had been released on parole after serving a sentence...
    At one point, a responding officer said that the object in Chavez's hadn't appeared to be a knife; however, investigators later determined that the object was a sharp piece of metal that Chavez had been using to cut himself during his episode. Footage then shows two of the officers shoot Chavez twice as he began advancing on one of...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An inmate faces execution on September 28 for fatally stabbing two brothers during a robbery in their Texas home more than 30 years ago. Rick Rhoades was condemned for the 1991 killings of Charles Allen, 31, and Bradley Allen, 33, in the Houston-area. The brothers were killed less than a day after Rhoades had been released on...
    R&B singer R. Kelly could spend the rest of his life in federal prison after being convicted of orchestrating a sex trafficking ring that included children as victims following a high-profile trial full of graphic testimony. The guilty verdict returned by seven men and five women in Brooklyn on Monday "forever brands" Robert Sylvester Kelly, 54, as "a predator who...
    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate faces execution Tuesday evening for fatally stabbing two Houston area brothers during a robbery in their home more than 30 years ago. Rick Rhoades was condemned for the September 1991 killings of Charles Allen, 31, and Bradley Allen, 33. The two brothers were killed less than a day after Rhoades had been released...
    R. Kelly was on Monday found guilty of racketeering as his trial came to an end following six weeks of graphic "sexual abuse" testimony. The singer had pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges accusing him of sexually abuse over two decades. 1A New York City jury has reportedly reached a verdict at the sex trafficking trial of R&B star...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors in R. Kelly’s sex trafficking trial say they have reached a verdict. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)Before the federal trial for R. Kelly even began, it has been shrouded in secrecy, with journalists and the public barred from the courtroom where prosecutors laid out their racketeering case against the singer -- charges that could send him to prison for decades. US District Judge Ann Donnelly decided to keep media out of the courtroom less than a...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Canines in the courtroom? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court says yes — under certain conditions. A trial witness may be accompanied by a “comfort dog” if the animal will help yield reliable, complete and truthful testimony, the justices ruled Wednesday in a precedent-setting opinion that established a “balancing test” for Pennsylvania judges confronted with such a request. READ MORE:...
    R. Kelly manipulated scores of girls, women and men for decades, also including his employees who dutifully followed the singer’s strict rulebook and were “at his disposal,” prosecutors said in closing arguments in the sex-crimes case against the singer on Wednesday. “For many years, what happened in [R. Kelly’s] world stayed in the defendant’s world,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Geddes...
    R. Kelly manipulated scores of girls, women and men for decades, also including his employees who dutifully followed the singer’s strict rulebook and were “at his disposal,” prosecutors said in closing arguments in the sex-crimes case against the singer on Wednesday. “For many years, what happened in [R. Kelly’s] world stayed in the defendant’s world,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Geddes...
    Prosecutors rested their case against R. Kelly Monday morning after 20 days of testimony from accusers detailing the harrowing sexual abuse they allegedly suffered at the hands of the disgraced singer - and now two witnesses have come to Kelly's defense. Immediately after jurors heard the final account from federal prosecutors' forty-fifth witness against the R&B star in a Brooklyn...
    EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — The trial of Georgia inmate facing the death penalty for the slayings of two prison guards opened Monday with a prosecutor saying the inmate was the mastermind of a deadly escape plan, while a defense attorney insisted his client had no clue a fellow prisoner would kill the officers. Donnie Rowe is charged with murder in...
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Robert Durst’s long, bizarre and deadly run from the law ended when a Los Angeles County jury convicted him in the murder of his best friend more than 20 years ago. The 78-year-old New York real estate heir, who was long suspected but never charged in the disappearance of his wife in New York in 1982...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF/BCN) — Testimony from the financial controller for the blood-testing company Theranos continued Tuesday and appeared to help both prosecutors and the defense team in the federal criminal trial against the company’s founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes. Both sides used the testimony of So Han Spivey, also known as Danise Yam, to present opposing views about Theranos’...
    Whistleblower Erika Cheung’s first inkling that Theranos’ technology fell short of company founder Elizabeth Holmes’ claims arose because the startup used workers’ blood to check how well its tests performed, jurors in Holmes’ criminal trial heard Tuesday. “Employees would essentially donate their blood to Theranos for cash,” Cheung testified on the trial’s second day, without saying how much was paid....
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) – Broward County Clerk of Courts Brenda Forman welcoming comments to a jury pool led to the dismissal of some members after a defense lawyer complained. Forman quipped that those who do the crime have to serve the time when she spoke to a jury pool that arrived at the courthouse on Monday morning, the South...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Federal prosecutors were prepared to begin calling a parade of high-profile witnesses to the stand Tuesday in the fraud trial of former Silicon Valley rising star Elizabeth Holmes, whose Theranos startup collapsed when its revolutionary blood testing technology failed to live up to its hype. After selecting a jury of seven men and five women...
    A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by R. Kelly when she was a teenager told jurors in Brooklyn federal court on Monday that she also personally witnessed the singer sexually assault underage R&B star Aaliyah in the back of his tour bus in 1992 or 1993. At the time, Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash in 2001,...
    BOSTON (CBS SF/AP) — A former Gap Inc. executive is on trial this week, making him the first defendant in the college admissions bribery scandal that lead to the arrests of dozens of parents over two years ago. The trial opened Monday with defense attorneys seeking to portray former Gap Inc. executive John Wilson, and former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz...
    By Patricia Hurtado | Bloomberg The jury in the first trial of parents swept up in the college admissions scandal will hear secret recordings of admitted mastermind William “Rick” Singer talking with them about the alleged scheme rather than hearing from him live, a federal prosecutor told the panel. “The government does not intend to call Singer at this trial,...
    BOSTON (AP) — The first trial in the college admissions bribery scandal opened Monday with defense attorneys seeking to portray the two parents accused of buying their kids’ way into school as victims of a con man who believed their payments were legitimate donations. Defense attorneys said former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz and former Staples and Gap Inc. executive...
    A judge dismissed nine people from the jury pool in the Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial because they had not received a coronavirus vaccine. U.S. District Judge Edward Davila said that he made the decision to keep jurors and their families healthy, but critics say it might skew the jury. “If you excuse those (unvaccinated) people, you no longer have a...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF/CNN) — A diverse jury of seven men and five women was selected Thursday to determined the fate of Elizabeth Holmes, once a rising Silicon Valley star who tumbled from grace amid charges she defrauded investors and consumers after promises surrounding her company’s proprietary blood testing technology fell short. Stanford law expert David Sklansky told KPIX 5...
    Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and former CEO of blood testing and life sciences company Theranos, arrives for the first day of jury selection in her fraud trial, outside Federal Court in San Jose, California on August 31, 2021.Nick Otto | AFP | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. - A jury of seven men and five women will decide the fate of Theranos founder and...
    By Sara Ashley O’Brien | CNN A jury of seven men and five women has been selected for the long-awaited criminal trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO and founder of Theranos. The twelve jurors and five alternates were sworn in Thursday. Opening statements are set to begin Wednesday, September 8. Holmes’ attorneys, federal prosecutors and Judge Edward Davila questioned...