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Trials and Arbitration

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  • NYC to pay $5 million to kin of man killed in 'Mafia cops' case; he was mistaken for mobster

    Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother's home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he'd been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police...
  • Arthur L. Alarcon, 9th U.S. Circuit's first Latino judge, dies at 89

    Arthur L. Alarcon, 9th U.S. Circuit's first Latino judge, dies at 89
    Arthur L. Alarcon, the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, died Wednesday at his Pacific Palisades home. He was 89. He was recently diagnosed with cancer, according to a court statement. The native Angeleno and son of a...
  • Mentally ill man's murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old boy vanished in NY

    Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping. Etan Patz (AY'-tahn...
  • AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, whose 1979 disappearance fueled missing-child activism

    The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also...
  • Failed film deal leads to allegations of fraud, money laundering

    Jeff Elliott dreamed of telling the story of his son's triumph over a life-threatening brain tumor on the silver screen. And in Christopher Eberts, an independent producer who had made films with Bruce Willis, John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, he believed...
  • Candace Bednarz Acquitted Of Tampering With Evidence

    Candace Bednarz Acquitted Of Tampering With Evidence
    HARTFORD — A Superior Court jury Friday acquitted Candace Bednarz of tampering with evidence related to the triple-murder case pending against her brother, Brett Bednarz. The Manchester woman was charged after East Hartford police discovered two...
  • Witness: Selenski said he 'kills people for a living'

     Witness: Selenski said he 'kills people for a living'
    Hugo Selenski's cousin took the stand Friday morning and told jurors Selenski told him a pharmacist he knew was dead — six months before the bodies of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett were discovered. Brian Higdon testified during the eighth...
  • Rowland Questions Prosecutors About Evidence, Says He Deserves New Trial

    Rowland Questions Prosecutors About Evidence, Says He Deserves New Trial
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland on Friday raised questions about whether his prosecutors systematically denied him evidence he could have used to defend himself last fall from campaign corruption charges and said he intends to seek a new trial. Rowland's...
  • Prospective juror has sympathy for Tsarnaev, says maybe 'he just made a really big mistake'

    Many of the more than 100 prospective jurors questioned in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have said they can't be impartial because they already believe he's guilty or have a personal connection to the...
  • Mom guilty in 2003 baby slaying

    Mom guilty in 2003 baby slaying
    In a move that prosecutors called "shameful," Wendi L. Stanford tried to pin the death of her infant son on her 2-year-old daughter. A Lehigh County jury didn't buy it, and now the former Allentown woman could face up to 40 years in a state prison....
  • Gregory Graf waives hearing on the killing of his stepdaughter, Jessica Padgett

    Gregory Graf waives hearing on the killing of his stepdaughter, Jessica Padgett
    It was moments before Gregory R. Graf's first court hearing Friday on charges he murdered his stepdaughter and sexually abused her corpse. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli was standing just outside the courtroom, expected to soon enter...