All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘court trial’

Royals Hot Dog Trial: Fan Gets Second Chance In Court

On Tuesday, the Missouri Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a Kansas City Royals fan who was hit by a hot dog during a baseball game. John Coomer said that he was injured while watching a Royals game in 2009 when Sluggerrr, the team’s mascot, tossed a hot dog into the stands and hit him in the eye. Coomer …

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Jodi Arias Will Face A Death Penalty Hearing For A Second Time

Jodi Arias, the 33-year-old woman who was convicted of first-degree murder last year for killing her boyfriend in 2008, is slated to appear in court this week. Last year, the jurors were not able to a unanimous decision on her case. Arizona law states that prosecutors for the case have the option to put a second penalty case forward with …

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Witness In Pistorius Trial Breaks Down In Tears

The trial of Paralympics champion Oscar Pistorius resumed on Monday in South Africa. On February 13, 2013, the South African runner shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at their home in Pretoria, South Africa. The athlete was charged with murder and taken into custody the following day. He was out on bail by August 22. In court, Pistorius pleaded not guilty …

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OJ Simpson Denied New Trial By Judge

Former NFL star O.J Simpson has lost his bid for a new trial in his Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping sentencing. Clark County District Judge, Linda Marie Bell ruled Tuesday that “all grounds in the petition lack merit and, consequently, are denied”. This means that Simpson could face 4 more years in prison. Simpson’s lawyer, Patricia Palm, has said she …

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Nelson Mandela Assassination Plotters Sentenced to 35 Years

A South African court convicted five ring-wing extremist leaders of treason for plotting to assassinate former South African President Nelson Mandela. In a trial that lasted 10 years,  ringleader, Mike du Toit and four other men were sentenced to 35 years in prison by a Pretoria High Court. The men were members of a group called ‘Boeremag‘ — a gang …

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