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SAVANNAH, Ga. - A jury delivered a guilty verdict Saturday night in the Deon Jones murder trial after 7 hours of deliberating. Jones, 34, is convicted with the murder of Army Captain Scott Corwin 14 years ago near Monterey Square in Downtown Savannah. The jury found Jones guilty on three counts of ...
PHILADELPHIA >> A federal jury has returned a $200,000 verdict against former Southeast Delco School District elementary school teacher Paul Hochschwender, who pleaded no contest in 2014 to criminal charges that he inappropriately touched at least nine female students. The civil verdict returned ...

“The harm from discriminatory jury selection extends beyond that inflicted on the defendant and the excluded juror to touch the entire community,” the court wrote in the Batson vs. Kentucky 7-2 decision. “Selection procedures that purposefully exclude black persons from juries undermine public confidence ...
Wilfred Moliere feels somewhat vindicated now. But he recalls the isolation he felt two decades ago inside a Jefferson Parish jury room, where his doubts about the murder case against Travis Hayes were met with silence from other jurors.
The jury deliberating the fate of Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver in his ongoing murder trial called it a day—and a week—shortly past 4 p.m. Friday without reaching a verdict. The note sent to Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Robert McBurney said only that “The jury is done for the day.”.
Kirby: OK, I'm on call for jury duty, so I guess I should leave my Nerf dart gun home. Kirby: OK, I'm on call ... It even included tips on how to make waiting for jury service more endurable. ... I laughed when I got to the part that said my employer cannot threaten my job because I report for jury service. Really?

The 12-person jury deciding Tex McIver's fate is composed of seven women and five men. ... Judge Robert McBurney is one of the few judges in Georgia who provides juries with that opportunity and they have taken advantage of it, posing 284 ... RELATED: With McIver jury set to deliberate, unpredictability the only given ...
The prosecution in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial formally rested its case today as the defense struggled to have its witnesses ready. The case could be sent to the jury by early next week. Related · Bill Cosby Accuser Petitions U.S. Supreme Court In Defamation Case. After two toxicology experts spent ...
With her hands chained together in cuffs, Yoselyn Ortega wiped a tear from her cheek as she was marched out of court on Wednesday, after a jury found Ortega guilty on four counts of murder for the 2012 stabbing deaths of Lucia and Leo Krim, ages 6 and 2. Seated in the front row of a packed courtroom, ...
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A warning is out about a jury scam that's happening across the country, including here in Baltimore. A caller claims you missed jury duty, now you have to pay a fine, or go to jail. A University of Maryland Carey Law School professor was nearly a victim. "I felt foolish and angry, just mad," said professor ...
The old Haunted Hoorah's days are numbered as it sits and waits for the new property owners to come and demolish it to make room for the new Buckeye Valley East Elementary complex. Jurors awarded the former owners, Brent and Angela Stooksbury, $229,000 to be paid by the Buckeye Valley Local ...
District Attorney Kevin Steele asked a judge during a pretrial hearing in suburban Philadelphia to let them read the testimony into the record at Cosby's April 9 sex assault retrial, just as it was at the first one that ended in a hung jury last year. Steele said the testimony, along with the testimony of up to five ...
American Airlines executive's widow likely to get only fraction of Dallas jury's $8 billion award ... Lawyers for Stephen Hopper and Laura Wassmer want the court to limit punitive damages to them and their father's estate to about $70 million, down from a total of $6 billion awarded by the jury. Hopper and ...
In February of 2017, a special investigative grand jury was impaneled to look into the case. It was the first such grand jury formed in Autauga County for at least the past 25 years, longtime courthouse observers say. Usually a grand jury's term is a year. District Attorney Randall Houston is asking the courts to ...
With a new proposed rule change, Alameda County residents may be required to go to any courthouse for jury service, regardless of where they live. ... But juries for misdemeanors and civil cases are currently drawn from four locations, with potential jurors serving in the courthouse closest to them ...
A jury in a Contra Costa County coroner's inquest found that a man holding a machete committed suicide when he rushed at five Vallejo police officers, authorities said Friday. The jury's 8-4 verdict determined that 45-year-old Jeffrey Barboa, of Benicia, was responsible for taking his own life on Aug. 2, 2017 ...
Shiloh police said several residents have received phone calls purporting to be from St. Clair County Court Services, accusing them of missing jury duty and that a warrant is being issued for their arrest. The person is told to send money to pay a fine or be subject to arrest. When the call is made, there is an ...

The jury in the trial of two Ulster rugby players accused of rape have gone home after more than two hours of deliberations. Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are accused of raping the same woman in Mr Jackson's house, in the early hours of 28 June 2016. They both deny the charges. The judge finished ...
5, Bethann Cooper Olson was indicted by a Lake County Grand Jury for one count of assault in the fourth degree constituting domestic violence. The charge stemmed from an incident on or about December 20, 2017 when the defendant unlawfully and recklessly caused physical injury to Jody Lin Cooper, ...
Steller column: Tradition says jury in border agent's murder case won't convict ... Juries in Tucson's federal court have a long history of finding Border Patrol agents not guilty, or at least being unable to reach a unanimous verdict, in cases ... Twice, the juries deadlocked, then prosecutors dropped the case.
In a taped video interview played for a jury Tuesday, Joseph Cohen told New Castle police he never saw 25-year-old Damon Marcus Higgins of Detroit with a gun before he shot him. Cohen's defense he offered in the interview with police was that Higgins had a history of gun violence and that Higgins was ...
ATLANTA — Prosecutors in west Georgia focused on the race of black potential jurors as they purposely and systematically excluded them from the trials of black men facing the death penalty four decades ago, lawyers for one of the men said in a court filing this week. An all-white jury in 1977 convicted ...
A Senate committee advanced a bill proposing a constitutional amendment that would require juries to reach unanimous verdicts in all felony cases. SB243 strikes through a single word in the state constitution to require all members of a 12-person jury vote to convict a defendant in a felony case. Louisiana ...
COLUMBUS — Brian Lee Golsby should spend the rest of his life behind bars with no hope of ever being released for last year's brutal slaying of a former Monclova Township woman whom prosecutors said did everything asked of her in hopes of surviving her ordeal, his jury said Wednesday. Reagan ...
"No one can buy their way out of jury service," Judge Stephen Baker said. "Well we have a problem with not enough jurors showing up at our trials and it's very important that we have an adequate number of jurors to choose from. Every defendant, criminal case party in a civil case is entitled to a jury composed of a random ...
His legal team includes Gerald Davidson Jr. of Mahaffey Pickens Tucker in Lawrenceville, who worked with Butler in a 1993 trial against GM when a jury awarded $105 million to the parents of Shannon Moseley. That verdict—which included $101 million in punitive damages—was later overturned, and the ...
The jury last week found Golsby guilty of all nine charges he faced — a variety of aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape, aggravated robbery, and tampering with evidence counts. The jury's options for sentencing range from 25 years to life in prison, to death on Ohio's lethal-injection gurney. On Friday ...
UPDATED: Jury issues guilty verdict for Campbell; Patel family plans to launch foundation ... MINNEAPOLIS — A Hennepin County jury ruled on March 14 that Michael Laurence Campbell, 21, was guilty of killing his 20-year-old girlfriend — Ria Patel of Eden Prairie — as a result negligent driving, and they ...
The jury of seven men and five women got the case after six days of testimony in Combs' second trial on felony charges of abuse of a vulnerable adult, theft, attempted theft and unauthorized use of a credit card. Prosecutor Morgan Smith said in closing arguments that there's no question that Combs was a ...
A jury in Hampton Circuit Court on Wednesday recommended that a 67-year-old man serve 40 years in prison for strangling a 32-year-old schoolteacher to death more than three decades ago. That's the maximum sentence that Ruben Edward Moore faced after being found guilty of second-degree murder ...
Today, reporting for jury service is one of few obligations legally required of citizenship and the courts are charged with the responsibility to see to it that all citizens fulfill this important civic commitment. The relevant statutes specifically provide that "No person shall be exempt from jury service … by reason ...
Dodd said the former trooper was not candid when being questioned in the courtroom in front of Martinez-Castellanos during jury selection. In addition, Martinez-Castellanos was not present when Mangelson was questioned individually by the prosecutor and defense attorney in the judge's chamber and ...
The jury in the corruption trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Tuesday that it was deadlocked, raising the specter of a mistrial. In a flurry of notes that arrived in a federal courtroom in Manhattan, jurors painted a bleak picture of their hopes for a verdict on whether the ex-aide, ...
Three jurors each wrote to the judge, asking to be released from jury duty, while a fourth said the panel appeared to be deadlocked. ... She sent them back for further deliberations, reading them a version of an Allen charge, an instruction typically given to juries when they suggest that they have reached an ...
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A former UCLA oncologist was awarded $13 million Thursday by a superior court jury that found her complaints about disparate treatment due to her gender were valid. The jury, however, did not find in the doctor's favor on a complaints of age bias. She is now 63. Dr. Lauren ...
The grand jury also indicted Harold L. Ray, 47, of Green Valley on an attempted murder charge. Ray was arrested on Oct. 3, 2017 after allegedly shooting a neighbor during a dispute on Thor Lane, a community behind the S&S Express along Mercer Mall Road. Ray was arrested by troopers with the West ...
... grand jury to gather evidence in the 2017 shooting. But, he insisted he would still make the final decision about whether to charge Noor. Freeman had previously pledged to do away with the decades-old practice of using grand juries in officer-involved shootings, saying he wanted to achieve transparency ...
Unaffiliated with the trial, County Attorney Dave Martin said it is the first misdemeanor case he has heard of in the county that has taken that long to seat a jury. Moulton City Prosecutor and Assistant District Attorney Callie Waldrep did not respond to a request for comment. Taylor was charged with animal ...
Jurors deliberating in the trial of Ray A. Shetler Jr., who is accused of killing St. Clair police officer Lloyd Reed, have returned twice to the courtroom to review evidence. The jury was shown a short clip of video taken from the dash camera of a police officer who arrived at the shooting scene in New Florence ...
Scott on Wednesday denounced the grand jury report as "slanderous" and unlawful, and said the report went beyond the scope of what grand juries are authorized to ... On Thursday, Wong issued a statement in response, saying that Illinois case law allows allows grand juries to "make any report they want.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., — A jury on Thursday found former Pilot Flying J employees Mark Hazelwood and Heather Jones guilty of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Former employees Scott Wombold and Karen Mann were found not guilty of conspiracy. The jury found Wombold guilty on a single ...
But, say Yassky and Gershman, the grand jury could issue a report on its findings. No, it couldn't. Although some state grand juries are authorized to issue reports in cases that don't produce an indictment, federal grand juries do not have that power. Indeed, if the free-range crew were to issue a report ...
A jury in the ongoing Pilot Flying J fraud trial indicated Wednesday they have reached a partial verdict but remain divided on a single count involving a single defendant. U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier sent the jurors home Wednesday, as they continued to deliberate on the single count over which they ...
DECATUR — A special prosecutor will not file criminal charges against Macon County State's Attorney Jay Scott, but a grand jury found the work environment in his office ... "This is nothing more than a vindictive swipe at our office and me after the grand jury refused to return a bill of indictment," Scott said.
Accused murderer Donald Smith, sat silent through five days of jury selection, according to Cathy Weirich who was in the jury pool, but not chosen to serve during the trial on Friday. If convicted of the 2013 kidnapping, rape and murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle, he could face the death penalty.
“Our position was that the question for the jury was whether he had a painful cervical neck injury before the wreck. The law is that, if he did not, they have to compensate you,” said Matthew Cook, who tried the case with wife and law partner Kate Cook of Gainesville's Cook Law Group. “We said it's same ...
JEFFERSONVILLE — A Clark County judge made a rather rare ruling this week when he directed that a jury find a suspect not guilty. Clark County Circuit Court No. 1 Judge Andrew Adams gave a 'directed verdict' to the jury in the case of Ronald Combs, accused of theft and several felony charges related ...
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in a case accusing a Smith County official of assaulting a woman in her 70s. ... Both the lead prosecutor and Hampton's defense attorney say they expect that the jury selection will start on Monday morning, and the trial will start on Tuesday morning. Hampton is a ...
A jury in a Burlington murder case will return to court Monday to continue deliberating after members failed to reach a verdict Friday. The jury of eight men and four women are deciding the fate of Chavis Murphy, 26, who has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the December 2015 killing of Obafemi ...
The number of no-shows are a cause of growing concern in Chesterfield, forcing court personnel to sometimes scramble to find enough people to seat juries. One jury trial had to be cancelled in November, and another last month was on the brink of being postponed, but some last minute maneuvering kept ...


 

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