Trials

FILE - This file photo released April 19, 2013, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted and sentenced to death for carrying out the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. On Friday, July 31, 2020, a federal appeals court overturned the Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence. (FBI via AP, File)
July 31, 2020 - 6:11 pm
A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new penalty-phase...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, real estate heir Robert Durst looks over during his murder trial in Los Angeles. At a hearing Friday, July 17, 2020, on the resumption of the murder trial of Durst, a Los Angeles judge said it won't resume in late July as planned, and may stay on hold until April. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, Pool, File)
July 31, 2020 - 11:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst is scheduled to resume before a jury in April after the multimillionaire rejected an offer Friday to let a judge decide his fate sooner. The case had been set to restart in July after a four-month delay because...
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In this December, 2018 photo released by the Stemberger family, Victor and his wife Han Stemberger, are shown at their home in Centreville, Va. Victor Stemberger sits in a Spanish jail, one year after flying into the country with 2.4 kilograms (more than 5 pounds) of cocaine expertly sewn into bubble jackets in a bag. His family says he knew nothing about the drugs. Though Spanish authorities are dubious, the U.S. Justice Department has advised Spain that it believes Stemberger was duped into acting as a drug mule for a West Africa criminal network, and has asked the country for evidence it's gathered, according to correspondence obtained by The Associated Press. (Victor Matthew Stemberger via AP)
July 30, 2020 - 10:45 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Thursday found a 77-year-old American man guilty of drug smuggling and sentenced him to seven years in prison, rejecting his defense that he was duped. Victor Stemberger had told the Madrid provincial court he didn’t know cocaine was hidden in the jackets he carried...
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FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2018, file photo, then Nissan Motor Co.'s executive Greg Kelly, center, leaves Tokyo's Detention Center in Tokyo. Former Nissan executive Kelly, who was arrested in connection with the financial scandal of his ex-boss Carlos Ghosn, will soon face trial in a Tokyo court. Both cases had been in limbo after Ghosn fled to Lebanon. Tokyo Deputy Chief Prosecutor Hiroshi Yamamoto said Thursday, July 30, 2020, the trial of Kelly, an American, and Nissan Motor Co., a defendant in the same trial as a company, will start Sept. 15. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
July 30, 2020 - 5:17 am
TOKYO (AP) — Former Nissan executive Greg Kelly, who was arrested in connection with the financial scandal of his ex-boss Carlos Ghosn, will soon face trial in a Tokyo court. Both cases had been in limbo after Ghosn fled to Lebanon. Tokyo Deputy Chief Prosecutor Hiroshi Yamamoto said Thursday the...
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US actor Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court in London in London, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is suing News Group Newspapers over a story about his former wife Amber Heard, published in The Sun in 2018 which branded him a 'wife beater', a claim he denies.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 28, 2020 - 9:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp’s high-stakes libel case against a British tabloid that accused him of assaulting ex-wife Amber Heard wrapped up Tuesday in a London court, with the star’s lawyer calling Heard “a compulsive liar” and claiming that Depp was the real victim of abuse in the relationship. The...
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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks at the court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. A court has sentenced Najib to serve 12 years in prison after finding him guilty in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund that brought down his government two years ago. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 28, 2020 - 6:46 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court sentenced former Prime Minister Najib Razak to serve 12 years in prison on Tuesday after finding him guilty in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund that brought down his...
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American actress Amber Heard smiles at the media as she arrives at the High Court in London, Thursday, July 23, 2020. Actor Johnny Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper's executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a "wife-beater." Depp strongly denies all allegations.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 23, 2020 - 5:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Amber Heard insisted Thursday that she never wanted to let the world know about the years Johnny Depp allegedly abused her, as she concluded giving evidence in her ex-husband's libel case against a British tabloid for labeling him as a “wife-beater.” Taking the witness stand for a...
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Two defendants are holding folders in front of their faces as a screen, while a defense attorney is talking to the right defendant and judicial officers are standing behind the defendants at a trial in Freiburg, Germany, Thursday, July 23, 2020. Most of the eleven defendants have been sentenced to prison for the gang rape of an 18-year-old girl in Freiburg in mid-October 2018. In order to comply with the Corona rules, the trial did not take place in a court, but in a concert hall. (Philipp von Ditfurth/dpa via AP)
July 23, 2020 - 5:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — A group of men was convicted of rape Thursday at the end of a year-long trial over a gang assault on an 18-year-old woman in 2018. The case, in which most of the 11 defendants were Syrian, added to tensions in Germany over migration. Prosecutors say the woman was offered an Ecstasy...
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In this July 17, 2020 taken photo arrives Bruno Dey, 93-year-old former SS guard of the Stutthof concentration camp near Danzig, a courtroom in the regional court in Hamburg, Germany. As a 17-year-old SS private, Bruno Dey could hear the screams of Jews dying in the gas chamber of Nazi Germany’s Stutthof concentration camp from his post in a guard tower, and watched daily as their bodies were carted to the crematorium to be turned into ash. A Hamburg state court is deciding Thursday whether the 93-year-old’s role as a guard more than 75 years ago is enough to convict him of 5,230 counts of accessory to murder. (Photo/Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa Pool/dpa)
July 23, 2020 - 2:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday convicted a 93-year-old former SS private of being an accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp, where he served as a guard in the final months of World War II. Bruno Dey was given a two-year suspended sentence by the Hamburg state court, news...
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Gabriel Natale Hjorth, from the United States, center, arrives in the courtroom where he is standing trial for the killing of Italian Carabinieri police officer Mario Cerciello Rega, in Rome, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Two tourists from California are accused of murdering Cerciello during their summer vacation in Italy in July 2019. (Andreas Solaro/Pool via AP)
July 22, 2020 - 11:46 am
ROME (AP) — Court-appointed psychiatrists testified Wednesday that a 20-year-old California man accused of murdering an Italian police officer has suffered from anxiety and depression and lives with “a sense of chronic anger” but is competent to stand trial. An evaluation was requested by defense...
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