Court decisions

May 23, 2017 - 11:12 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California jury has convicted a man for the 1981 robbery and murder of a 77-year-old widower he met through a magazine ad. Sixty-five-year-old James Andrew Melton of Los Angeles was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder and other charges that carry a...
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Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye leaves after her trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 23, 2017 - 3:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Park Geun-hye denied corruption charges Tuesday at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life. Police had earlier escorted Park, in handcuffs, into court for her first public appearance...
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Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, front left, sits with her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil, right, for her trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
May 22, 2017 - 11:30 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Park Geun-hye stared straight ahead in court Tuesday and denied that she engaged in bribery and leaking government secrets at the start of a criminal trial that could send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life if convicted. Police escorted...
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FILE - This Thursday, May 18, 2017, file photo provided by the Madison County Detention Center shows D'Allen Washington. Washington is one of three Mississippi teenagers charged with capital murder in the shooting death of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier expected to make an initial court appearance Monday, May 22, 2017. Authorities said Frazier was found dead in his mother's car Thursday, hours after the vehicle was stolen from outside a Jackson supermarket with the child inside. (Madison County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 22, 2017 - 1:45 pm
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A judge has denied bail to three Mississippi people accused of killing a 6-year-old boy. Madison County Justice Court Judge Bruce McKinley sent co-defendants Byron McBride Jr., Dwan Wakefield Jr. and D'Allen Washington back to jail until at least a late June hearing. District...
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This Wednesday, May 17, 2017 photo shows the Downtown Miami Charter School in Miami. In 2012, the mother of a second-grade student at the school filed suit after she said she pleaded in vain for months for administrators to protect her son from sexual abuse by an older boy at the charter school. Eventually, the 7-year-old tried to kill himself by walking into traffic with his eyes closed, according to the family’s lawsuit. Two years later, the boy testified, he still had nightmares his tormenter would crawl in through his bedroom window and kill his mother. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
May 22, 2017 - 12:21 am
When children sexually assault other children at school, sometimes the only measure of justice comes through the courts. The barriers are formidable, and can lead to long, grueling fights: Public schools in many states enjoy powerful shields, including caps on damages if they lose a lawsuit and...
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Jasmine Lima-Marin stands at a podium as she addresses the media during a news conference on Friday, May 19, 2017, in Denver. Lima-Marin's husband, who came to the United States from Cuba as a baby during the Mariel boat lift in 1980, faces deportation. She says she's hopeful that he won't be deported but adds that she and the couple's two children would follow him there if he is. (AP Photo/ P. Solomon Banda)
May 19, 2017 - 10:29 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's governor on Friday pardoned a Cuban immigrant for an armed robbery he committed 19 years ago in an effort stave off the man's deportation after immigration authorities detained him following a judge's ruling that he should no longer be imprisoned. The pardon from Gov. John...
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FILE - In this Wednesay, Aug. 3, 2005, file photo, convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby stands behind the bars at court's prison before her appeal trial in Denpasar's court, Bali, Indonesia. The Australian beauty therapist was sentenced to 20 years in jail in May after 4.1 kilograms of marijuana was found in her bag at the Denpasar airport. During her jail time, Corby has riveted Australia for more than a decade, the everyday Aussie beach girl who somehow sparked diplomatic rows, furious protests and a media bonanza on par with America's O.J. Simpson trial. Next week, after an exhaustively chronicled stint in a Balinese prison for smuggling marijuana to the Indonesian island, Corby is expected to return to Australia. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati, File)
May 19, 2017 - 8:38 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — She has riveted Australia for more than a decade, the everyday Aussie beach girl who somehow sparked diplomatic rows, furious protests and a media bonanza on par with America's O.J. Simpson trial. She is so notorious Down Under that she needs no last name: She's just Schapelle. Next...
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Betty Shelby leaves the courtroom with her husband, Dave Shelby, right, after the jury in her case began deliberations in Tulsa, Okla., Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Shelby, who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, was found not guilty later Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
May 19, 2017 - 7:13 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white Oklahoma police officer acquitted in an unarmed black man's shooting death will be back on the force next week, even as jurors who declared her not guilty of manslaughter unanimously agreed she should never return to patrol. Tulsa police Chief Chuck Jordan issued a one-...
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May 19, 2017 - 12:31 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that Prince's six siblings are the heirs to his estate, more than a year after the pop superstar died of a drug overdose. In a ruling made public Friday, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide declared that Prince died without a will and that his...
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Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, left, listens as Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan speaks during a press conference, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla., about the not guilty verdict in Tulsa police office Betty Jo Shelby's manslaughter trial. A jury on Wednesday acquitted Shelby, a white Oklahoma police officer who says she fired out of fear last year, when she killed Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man with his hands held above his head. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)
May 18, 2017 - 8:29 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa community leaders say the acquittal of a white Oklahoma police officer who killed an unarmed black man ripped open a long-festering wound. From the mayor's office to schools and churches, race relations have been terrible in Oklahoma's second-largest city for well over a...
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