Trials

This undated booking photo from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Alex Zwiefelhofer. Zwiefelhofer is a co-defendant in the April 2018 killings of a Florida couple. Federal authorities believe Zwiefelhofer and fellow Army veteran Craig Lang robbed and gunned down the couple, Serafin and Deana Lorenzo, to finance a Venezuela trip. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 26, 2020 - 8:02 am
The two former U.S. Army soldiers met in Ukraine, where they joined the same far-right paramilitary group. After getting deported, they planned to take a boat from Miami to South America. They wanted to fight the socialist Venezuelan government and kill “communists.” That’s what Alex Zwiefelhofer...
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March 17, 2020 - 6:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in Los Angeles handed a major victory to Katy Perry on Tuesday, overturning a jury's verdict that found the pop superstar and her collaborators copied her 2013 hit “Dark Horse” from a 2009 Christian rap song. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder said in her...
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Lawyers Boudewijn van Eijck, left, and Sabine ten Doesschate, second left, lawyers for one of the four accused, judges, rear right, and the public prosecution, rear left, are seen at the start of the trial of four men charged with murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, at Schiphol airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, March 9, 2020. A missile fired from territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine in 2014, tore the MH17 passenger jet apart killing all 298 people on board. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
March 17, 2020 - 5:19 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The murder trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian accused of involvement in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be closed to the public and media when it briefly resumes later this month in a Dutch courtroom. The decision announced Tuesday to close...
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Exterior view of the Courthouse on the opening day of the trial "behind closed doors" of retired French surgeon Joel Le Scouarnec in Saintes, western France, Friday, March 13, 2020. A retired French surgeon accused of raping or sexually abusing more than 300 girls – often on the operating table - goes on trial, in a case that took decades to come to light and may be France's worst single sexual abuse case to date. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 13, 2020 - 6:36 am
SAINTES, France (AP) — A retired surgeon accused of sexually abusing as many as 349 young children over decades – primarily his patients, in their hospital rooms — is facing justice at last, in the worst such case to come to light in France. The trial that began Friday in the western city of...
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France's former Prime Minister Francois Fillon, left, and his wife Penelope, arrive at the Paris courthouse, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. He could have been president of France. Instead, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon is going on trial to face fraud charges after he used public funds to richly pay his wife and children for work they allegedly never performed. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
March 11, 2020 - 4:02 am
PARIS (AP) — For over three decades, Penelope Fillon was the very discreet wife of a prominent politician who became France’s prime minister. She is now at center stage of a fraud trial in Paris for well-paid, public-funded jobs as an aide to her husband she allegedly did not perform. The Fillons...
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Real estate heir Robert Durst, center, sits with his co-defense attorney David Chesnoff during his murder trial in Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Durst is on trial for the 2000 killing of Susan Berman. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo/Pool)
March 10, 2020 - 4:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Durst's defense lawyer said Tuesday that the multimillionaire real estate heir found the body of the friend he is charged with killing, and told jurors that Durst will testify at his trial. It was the first time defense attorneys have publicly said Durst discovered the...
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March 10, 2020 - 1:36 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man accused of killing four people in California told detectives in a recorded interview he was fed up with racism against black people and since he was suspected of killing of one white man he may as well kill more. The recording was played Monday in the trial of Kori Ali...
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Presiding judge Hendrik Steenhuis, third from left, and other judges take their seats in court on the second day of the trial of four men charged with murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, at Schiphol airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. A missile fired from territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine in 2014, tore the MH17 passenger jet apart killing all 298 people on board. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
March 10, 2020 - 8:33 am
SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch prosecutor said Tuesday that there are “strong indications” Russia wants to undermine investigations into the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 and told judges at the trial of four suspects that many witnesses fear for their safety. Prosecutor Thijs Berger made the...
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March 09, 2020 - 11:12 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal “Stairway to Heaven." The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco handed the major win to guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant and dealt a blow to the estate of...
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March 09, 2020 - 7:22 am
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers for a longtime Alabama sheriff seeking a delay in his Monday theft trial wrongly claimed the officer was being tested for the illness caused by a new coronavirus. With Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely set to go on trial on felony charges, his attorneys told a judge...
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