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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 ...


 

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