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Jury Selection Continues In Trial Of Chief’s Son

The prosecution and defense in the brutality trial of a Meriden police officer are set to continue picking jurors.

05/12/2013

Michael Skakel, left, addresses the court with attorney his Hubert Santos in Middletown, Conn., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.  Skakel is seeking a reduction in his sentence of 20 years to life in prison for killing his neighbor Martha Moxley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, Pool)

Skakel To Take Stand In Effort To Get New Trial

An attorney for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel says he plans to call him to testify as he challenges his 2002 Connecticut murder conviction on the grounds his trial attorney failed to competently defend him.

04/24/2013

Michael Skakel, left, is hushed by his attorney Hubert Santos, right, after speaking out of turn in court in Middletown, Conn., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.  Skakel is seeking a reduction in his sentence of 20 years to life in prison for killing his neighbor Martha Moxley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, Pool)

Expert On Coerced Confessions Casts Doubt On Skakel’s Statement

An expert on coerced confessions is casting doubt on testimony that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel confessed to a 1975 murder, saying the statements were made at a reform school where he was subject to beatings and humiliation.

04/22/2013

Michael Skakel (Jessica Hill/AP/Pool Photo)

Prosecutors Ask Judge To Dismiss Skakel Appeal

Prosecutors urged a judge Thursday to dismiss Michael Skakel’s latest challenge of his 2002 murder conviction, saying the Kennedy cousin’s claim that his trial attorney did a poor job should have been raised in an earlier appeal and that many of the issues he cites were previously rejected.

02/14/2013

Russell Peeler (Courtesy Connecticut Department of Correction)

Another Murder Trial For Death Row Inmate

A former Bridgeport drug dealer who is on death row for ordering the killings of a woman and her 8-year-old son is facing another murder trial next month.

01/18/2013

File photo of an anti-nuclear protester. (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

6 Elderly Women Head To Trial For Vt. Nuke Protest

Six elderly Massachusetts women are due to go on trial on charges they chained themselves to the gate at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant two days after the state was hammered by the remnants of Hurricane Irene.

11/26/2012

(Courtesy NTSB)

Opening Arguments In Crash Of Bus From Connecticut Casino To NYC

Prosecutors at the trial of a tour bus driver who crashed after leaving a Connecticut casino told the jury at his trial that Ophadell Williams was too tired to drive, but drove anyway. causing the crash that killed 15. His defense lawyer said any driver could have ended up in his position, and said Williams was a hero.

09/27/2012

(Courtesy FBI)

New Haven Man Pleads Not Guilty To Fatal Fire

A New Haven man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges stemming from a 2011 house fire that took the lives of three people, including an 8-year-old boy.

07/27/2012

Roger Clemens (Saul Loeb/Getty Images)

Jurors Resume Deliberations in Clemens’ Trial

In their final attempt to convince jurors that Roger Clemens lied to Congress, prosecutors basically called his wife a liar, too. In his closing, Clemens’ lawyer Rusty Hardin characterized the case as “a horrible, horrible overreach by the government and everyone involved” and hammered away at the government’s evidence.
Jurors, who met for only 15 minutes Tuesday, resumed deliberations Wednesday afternoon as they work through a complex verdict sheet.

06/13/2012

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Prosecutor: Soldier Shot Roommates Before Bed

A soldier charged with killing two of his Army roommates at their base camp in Iraq waited to open fire until late at night as the victims readied for bed, a prosecutor told military jurors as the suspect’s court-martial ended Tuesday.

06/12/2012

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