All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Trial’

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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Amanda Knox Retrial, Details Emerge

The retrial for the Meredith Kercher murder has been holding the attention of the public as much as the first trial. For now, reports claim that a verdict is expected by January. However, considering the emerging details, expecting a verdict within months may prove to be a stretch. One obvious difference with the retrial is that one suspect is not …

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Amanda Knox Trial: Victim’s DNA Not on Kitchen Knife

If you weren’t sure whether to believe in Amanda Knox’s innocence, a DNA test performed on the infamous kitchen knife may help to finally clear her name. Knox’s laywer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, is currently in Florence, Italy while the case against Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito is once again being heard in an appeals court. In Italy, there …

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Guy Fieri: Lambourghini Thief Also Accused Of Attempted Murder

Guy Fieri is a guy who likes to talk. During his time as host on the Food Network, he traveled around the country in search of the best food in the most random locations, and the job brought him into contact with a lot of people who had to be put at ease with a stranger in their kitchens; Fieri …

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Mark Cuban Is Not Guilty Of Insider-Trading

Mark Cuban, the businessman and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has been facing charges of insider-trading. He has been in a battle with the federal government for years now, and with it finally over, he can rejoice, especially after the verdict that was reached. He was being charged with the crime, as it pertained to the selling of his shares …

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Aaron Hernandez Takes The Stand, Faces Murder Charge

Aaron Hernandez was arrested in June on a count of first degree murder. He finally took the stand for the crime on Wednesday, October 9th, and was questioned about a possible conflict of interest between lawyers on the case. Hernandez was initially asked questions for the judge, including some basic questions about himself such as his name and profession. Hernandez …

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Amanda Bynes’ DUI Trial Moved to Mental Health Court

27-year-old, Amanda Bynes, was scheduled to appear in court today for her DUI arrest in 2012. However, her lawyer, Richard Hutton, has pleaded her case and convinced the judge that she does not have the mental capacity to stand trial. The judge has referred her case to the mental health court. “The mental health court will examine Bynes and determine …

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Jennifer Mee, Hiccup Girl, Guilty Of Murder

Jennifer Mee, who became famous her hiccuping, earning the nickname of “hiccup girl,” has been convicted of first degree murder. Mee is from Clearwater, Florida and burst onto the scene when her hiccups lasted for months in 2007. She is being charged in the 2010 murder of Shannon Griffin. A Pinellas County jury deliberated for four hours before delivering the …

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Sally Struthers Trial Date Set For DUI

Shortly after midnight on September 12, 2012, Sally Struthers was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence. The actress was stopped in the downtown square of Ogunquit, Main, where she was performing in “9 to 5”. Sally Struthers, a two time Emmy winner, is most recognized as Gloria from the 1970’s long running series, “All in the Family” The …

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Whitey Bulger’s Partner Sings for Jury

Whitey Bulger ran from the law for 16 years. Twelve of those years were spent on the FBI’s most wanted list. The only reward bigger than the price on Bulger was for Osama Bin Laden himself. He was featured on America’s Most Wanted 16 times. And when they finally caught him, he still had $800,000 in cash, 30 firearms, and …

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Italian Shipwreck Crew Guilty, Sentenced

It has been a year and a half since we reported on the tragic shipwreck of the Italian luxury liner Costa Concordia, which sank off the coast of the Isola del Giglio in Italy, a wreck that cost the lives of 32 few and passengers. Back then, there was plenty of blame to go around. Most of it ended up …

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Zimmerman Trial Joke: Attorney Throws Himself on the Mercy of the Court

Prosecutors and defense attorneys have delivered opening statements in the case against George Zimmerman. Neither statement went well. The prosecuting attorney charged with delivering the opening statement, John Guy, began with the following: “Good morning. ‘F***ing punks. These a******s all get away.’” If this was disconcerting for you, imagine how bizarre it must have seemed for the six jurors in …

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Zimmerman Jury Selected: All-Female Jury To Decide Zimmerman’s Fate

George Zimmerman’s jury has finally been seated after a lengthy selection process, according to Zimmerman’s attorney. The six jurors seated are all women, and nearly all (five of the six) are white. Of the four alternates, two are women and two are men. Zimmerman will stand trial beginning next week in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17, last February. …

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Whitey Bulger Trial Begins, Juror Falls Asleep

Whitey Bulger, the infamous Boston gangster whose life has inspired several books and films–including “The Departed”–began his trial today on racketeering and murder charges. The story of how he rose to power over the Winter Hill Gang, allegedly killed 19 people, and somehow got the FBI in his pocket is sensational to say the least, but at least one juror …

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Trayvon Martin Texts, Photos Released By Zimmerman’s Defense Attorneys

The Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman case took another interesting turn today as Zimmerman’s defense released photos and text message exchanges from Martin’s cell phone. The photos show Martin blowing smoke, riding a horse, and holding a gun. With the defense releasing the photos, they’re hoping to defame Martin in hopes of proving Zimmerman’s claims of self defense. The judge presiding over the …

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Arias Jury in Tears During Sentencing Testimony

After being delayed due to a bomb scare, the sentencing phase of Jodi Arias’ trial has begun. Arias was found guilty last week for the brutal murder of her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Alexander’s body was found in a shower at his home with a slit throat, nearly 30 stab wounds, and a bullet wound to the head. Now, the …

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Trayvon Martin Shouts Analyzed in Court

Over one year ago, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed while walking from a convenience store to his home in his Florida neighborhood. The shooter, George Zimmerman, claims that he shot Martin in self-defense, but he is now on trial for the 17-year-old’s murder. This week, a pre-trial hearing for Zimmerman’s trial turned to the topic of the shouts heard …

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O.J. Simpson: One Hand Free in Court Hearing

In October 2012, the armed robbery and kidnapping case for which O.J. Simpson was convicted in 2008 was reopened. Simpson is currently serving 33 years in prison for the charges, but the former football star is hoping to get a new trial. He is claiming that he is entitled to a new trial due to his lawyers’ ineptness during the …

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‘Cannibal Cop’ Convicted of Kidnapping Conspiracy

Back in October 2012, the NYPD made headlines as a New York police officer was arrested for allegedly plotting to kill and eat dozens of women. Gilberto Valle III was caught by his colleagues having online conversations about his fantasies, which involved cannibalism. This week, Valle was convicted on one count of kidnapping. The New York Times is reporting that …

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