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  • Acquittal of Oscar Pistorius on murder charges stuns many S. Africans

    Acquittal of Oscar Pistorius on murder charges stuns many S. Africans
    Evasive, negligent, unreasonable, hasty and at times a dishonest witness. Oscar Pistorius is all those things, but he is not a murderer, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled Thursday. Pistorius crumpled, sobbing, his shoulders shaking uncontrollably after...
  • Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options

    Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options
    Thokozile Masipa, the South African judge who has quietly absorbed the evidence in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, will deliver her verdict Thursday, in a judgment that could see the Olympic athlete walk free and return to his career, or consigned to...
  • Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide, receives bail extension

    Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide, receives bail extension
    Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison. The 27-year-old double amputee,...
  • Orange County settles with victims in home confinement scandal

    Orange County settles with victims in home confinement scandal
    Orange County has settled a civil case with the families of three victims shot in a home invasion two years ago by an assailant accused of trying to silence two of them in a previous case. Bessman Okafor was already awaiting trial for previously...
  • Hebron Teen Who Drove Drunk, Killing RHAM Classmate, Pleads Guilty

    Hebron Teen Who Drove Drunk, Killing RHAM Classmate, Pleads Guilty
    VERNON — A teenager who crashed while driving drunk, killing a fellow RHAM High School student last year, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Friday and faces up to seven years in prison. Connor McKee, 18, pleaded guilty to a single count of second-...
  • When rap lyrics become evidence

    When rap lyrics become evidence
    Like many artists of his genre, East Baltimore rapper Young Moose uses his lyrics and music videos to depict the harsh reality of his surroundings, with images of men flashing guns, drugs and cash. But as his career seemed to be taking off this summer,...
  • Death Row Inmates' Expert Witness Bills State For $3.5 Million; Is Paid Half

    Death Row Inmates' Expert Witness Bills State For $3.5 Million; Is Paid Half
    Many legal twists arose in the long-running lawsuit by death row inmates who claimed Connecticut's death penalty is racially biased, but maybe the biggest twist was financial: After the five inmates lost the case, their expert witness billed the state for...
  • Wife asks to withdraw plea in plot to kill murder witnesses

    Wife asks to withdraw plea in plot to kill murder witnesses
    The informant who recorded Sonia Panell plotting to kill three key witnesses in her husband's murder case was desperate for money when he agreed to wear a wire for the FBI, the Carbon County woman's lawyer said in a request to withdraw Panell's guilty...
  • Trial set for cop charged in woman's death

    Trial set for cop charged in woman's death
    Trial has been set for next month for a Chicago police detective indicted on criminal charges that he recklessly opened fire at a group of people while off-duty, killing a woman. Dante Servin has said he feared for his life after he saw a man point a...
  • New York court watches taped confession by accused killer of Etan Patz

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New Jersey man accused of the murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 calmly confessed on a videotape played in court on Monday to choking the boy and stuffing him alive in a garbage bag he tossed in an alley. A Manhattan judge will...
  • Baltimore County police search for second suspect in 'extremely violent' attack

    Baltimore County police search for second suspect in 'extremely violent' attack
    Baltimore County police continue to search for the second suspect in a double killing in Rosedale last month. Charles William Mitter, 39, and Tyray Avia Wise, 26, were stabbed more than 70 times in a dispute over $25,000, investigators wrote in court...