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Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross)

Holmes jury selection, trial may take 8 months

  DENVER (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says it could take up to three months to pick a jury and up to five months to conduct the trial of defendant […]

10/09/2013

Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross)

Prosecutors get Holmes’ mental health records

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings received defendant James Holmes’ mental health records from the state hospital and the University of Colorado on Monday. The records, sealed in six manila envelopes, […]

10/07/2013

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Doctors: Mo. execution plan jeopardizing hospitals

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Hundreds of Missouri anesthesiologists urged the state on Monday not to use propofol in an upcoming execution, saying the fallout could jeopardize the availability of the anesthetic relied on by thousands […]

09/30/2013

Jodi Arias, during interview at Maricopa County Estrella Jail, Phoenix. (AP Photo)

Judge delays setting Jodi Arias sentencing retrial

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona judge overseeing the trial of Jodi Arias has put off setting a date for the convicted killer’s sentencing phase retrial. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens on Monday said prosecutors […]

08/26/2013

Nidal Hasan (Undated Bell County Sheriffs Department photo / AP)

Fort Hood jury hears from soldier shot in head

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Jurors deciding whether to impose a rare military death sentence on the Army psychiatrist who fatally shot 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009 heard testimony Monday from victims and […]

08/26/2013

Quick guide to the Fort Hood shooting trial

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, an attack that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others. Here is a look […]

08/23/2013

This Sept. 2012 photo taken in Gaza's Central Prison released by Human Rights Watch shows Hani Abu Aliyan, a 28-year-old convicted of killing a boy in 2000, when he himself was 14 years old, and of killing a friend in a dispute over money in 2009. (AP Photo/Human Rights Watch)

Rights group urges Gaza’s Hamas to halt executions

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international human rights group demanded Tuesday that Gaza’s Hamas government halt all planned executions, including that of a 28-year-old convicted of killing a child when he himself was […]

08/20/2013

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Man accused of killing wife after posting photo on Facebook

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man who authorities say fatally shot his wife — and apparently then posted a photo of her body on Facebook — has turned himself into police. Miami-Dade police report […]

08/08/2013

Reporters that will observe the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan are escorted to the courthouse Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Fort Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Fort Hood trial resumes as lawyers demand removal

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The soldier on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood was allowed to continue representing himself on Thursday after the judge barred his standby attorneys from taking over, […]

08/08/2013

This court room sketch shows Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan during his court-martial Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Forth Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/Brigitte Woosley)

Lawyer says Hasan intent on getting death sentence

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The standby attorney for the soldier charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage accused Maj. Nidal Hasan on Wednesday of deliberately charting a course toward a conviction and death […]

08/07/2013

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Billy Slagle. Aug. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation)

Ohio killer set for execution found hanged in cell

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man condemned to death for fatally stabbing a neighbor during a Cleveland burglary was found hanged in his cell Sunday just days before his Wednesday execution. Billy Slagle, 44, was found […]

08/04/2013

In this Saturday, July 27, 2013, photo provided by Brian Harrell, Amanda Berry, one of three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade, makes a surprise appearance at the RoverFest concert in Cleveland. Berry appeared at a public event for the first time since her rescue, a day after her abductor pleaded guilty in the case. The rapper Nelly called Berry back to the stage after his music set. (AP Photo/Courtesy Brian Harrell)

Ariel Castro’s son say life sentence ‘appropriate’

CLEVELAND (AP) — The son of the Cleveland man who admitted kidnapping, raping and enslaving three women for about a decade said Monday his father belongs in prison for the rest of his life. In […]

07/29/2013

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