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OJ Simpson Files Appeal For His Jail Release With Nevada Supreme Court

The fate of OJ Simpson now lies with the Nevada Supreme Court after the football star’s lawyers filed an appeal to get him released from jail. Simpson’s lawyers are contesting that a judge had been wrong to deny him a new trial for his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction in light of information that hadn’t surfaced before. Patricia Palm, …

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John Goodman Trial On Shaky Ground. New Jury Needed?

The retrial of polo mogul John Goodman is demonstrating that in the 21st century, there’s no such thing as an entirely ignorant jury. Aside from being able to quickly find out about 51-year-old Goodman via Google, one can just as easily learn crucial details about the previous trial. This is what happened with Travis Van Vliet. The 23-year-old thought nothing …

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Jodi Arias’ “Fool for a Client” Move Going Well So Far

“He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” Jodi Arias isn’t going down without a fight, even if she is the only one fighting. Arias is representing herself in this latest attempt to get a sentence secured for her conviction on the charge of first-degree premeditated murder, with aggravation that made her eligible for the death penalty. During …

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Hope Solo Asking For Her Charges To Be Dismissed

Seattle Reign FC goal-keeper Hope Solo is hoping to have the misdemeanor assault charges against her dismissed. Solo is accused of assaulting her half-sister and 17 year old nephew during a family feud. According to reports, Solo drunkenly, and repeatedly, hit her sister and nephew while visiting them at their Kirkland home in June. Police reports explained that police were …

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Chris Brown Has Request To Dismiss Trial Rejected

Chris Brown and his lawyers did not receive the news they were hoping for on Monday. After rejecting a plea deal in January, Brown’s lawyers continued to move forward with the case involving an incident in October 2013. A judge in Washington denied a request from Brown’s lawyers to dismiss the trial for the alleged altercation outside a hotel in …

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Oscar Pistorius Trial Starts: Not Guilty Plea Given

While many Americans were settling into bed after a night of viewing the Academy Awards, elsewhere in the world people were preparing for an altogether different Oscar-related spectacle. The much talked about trial for South African athlete and celebrity Oscar Pistorius got underway on Monday. The 27-year-old is on trial for the fatal Valentine’s Day shooting of then girlfriend Reeva …

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Colorado Theater Shooter to Get New Psych Evaluation

Colorado theater shooting suspect, James Holmes, will have another chance at a mental examination to determine if he was insane at the time he shot up a theater full of people in a suburb of Denver, according to Fox News. The judge in the case, Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr., determined that the first mental exam given …

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Online Dating: ChristianMingle.com Rapist On Trial Faces Another Victim

An alleged ChristianMingle.com rapist who was arrested on Feb. 11, 2013, stood trial yet again on Monday for sexually assaulting two women from San Diego, Calif. However, another woman has come forward with new accusations that may substantiate his pattern of bad behavior. Sean Patrick Banks, 38, was charged with five felony charges last year, including raping a drunken person …

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O.J. Simpson: Bid For New Trial Rejected By Judge

Looks like O.J. Simpson will continue to spend time in jail. In Las Vegas on Tuesday, Simpson’s bid for a new trial was rejected by Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell. Simpson has been serving a jail sentence in Las Vegas after he was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping more than five years ago. Simpson made the bid …

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Methodist Pastor Suspended After Conviction

We reported here a few days ago about United Methodist Church pastor Reverend Frank Schaefer’s trial on charges of performing a same-sex marriage ceremony for his own son. The pastor was awaiting a church jury’s decision at that time. Since then, the charges against him have led to a “conviction” and he has been suspended from his duties as pastor …

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Methodist Pastor Convicted of Gay Marriage Ceremony

When United Methodist Church Reverend Frank Scaheffer’s son, Tim, came to him at the age of 17 and revealed that he was gay, the pastor and his wife had to make a decision. Tim told them that he had considered suicide because he could not reconcile the fact that he was gay with the church’s stance against homosexuality. The parents …

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Jodi Arias’ Second Penalty Phase Banned from Live Coverage, Judge Rules

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, Sherry Stephens, has rejected a bid by convicted killer, Jodi Arias, which would move her retrial from the city of Phoenix. In addition, Judge Stephens has ruled that no video be permitted in the courtroom when the trial resumes. Arias, 33, was convicted in May after admitting to the homicide of boyfriend, Travis Alexander. His …

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