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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the Roger Clemens perjury trial, defense witnesses praised Clemens’ work ethic, which defense lawyers have also been stressing as an explanation for his success. The prosecution says Clemens was able to pitch into his mid-40s because of performance-enhancing drugs.
The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury trial is imposing a time limit on all future witnesses in an effort to speed things up.
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