Manslaughter

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)

Detroit-area porch shooter convicted of murder

  DETROIT (AP) — A jury convicted a suburban Detroit homeowner of second-degree murder and manslaughter Thursday in the killing of an unarmed woman on his porch last year, rejecting his claim that he was […]

08/07/2014

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, center, leaves court in Dallas on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/David Woo, Pool, File)

Ex-Cowboy convicted of intoxication manslaughter

DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday for a fiery wreck that killed his teammate and close friend, Jerry Brown. He faces up to 20 years in […]

01/22/2014

Defense attorney for former Fullerton police officer Manuel Ramos,  John Barnett, shows a diagram portraying Kelly Thomas as an unpredictably violent person during opening statements on Dec. 2, 2013 in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Bruce Chambers, Pool)

Defense rests in Kelly Thomas trial

SANTA ANA (CNS) – A heart specialist testified today that a homeless man who struggled with Fullerton police officers died because of heart failure brought on by years of methamphetamine abuse. Dr. Steven Karch, who […]

12/18/2013

Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray sits in a courtroom during his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles Oct. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, Pool, File)

Appeals court sets argument on Jackson doctor case

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California court has scheduled arguments next month for Michael Jackson’s doctor to appeal his involuntary manslaughter conviction. The 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles set arguments in […]

12/10/2013

This undated photo provided by Ron Thomas shows his son, Kelly Thomas, while he was homeless. (AP Photo/Courtesy Ron Thomas)

Trial opens for officers in death of homeless man

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two California police officers escalated a routine encounter with a homeless man into a beating that left him lying unconscious in a pool of blood and caused his death days […]

12/02/2013

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Trial delayed for ex-Fullerton officers in beating death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – The trial for two former Orange County police officers charged with beating to death a mentally ill homeless man has been delayed until December. Former Fullerton officer Manuel Ramos is […]

10/26/2013

Conrad Murray  (AP Photo)

Michael Jackson’s doctor relieved at verdict

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The doctor who went to prison for killing Michael Jackson with a drug overdose says he cried when he heard a jury rejected a claim that the promoter of the […]

10/03/2013

This Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 file photo shows an Italian firefighter is lowered from a helicopter onto the grounded Costa Concordia cruise ship off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File)

Italy: 5 convicted for Costa Concordia shipwreck

GROSSETO, Italy (AP) — Five employees of an Italian cruise company were convicted Saturday of manslaughter in the Costa Concordia shipwreck that killed 32 people, receiving sentences of less than three years that lawyers for […]

07/21/2013

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, center, leaves court in Dallas on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/David Woo, Pool, File)

Cowboys DT Brent retires, charged in fatal crash

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent retired from football Thursday, saying “doing the right things in life” is more important as he prepares to defend himself against a manslaughter charge in […]

07/18/2013

George Zimmerman (AP Photo)

Zimmerman cleared in shooting of Trayvon Martin

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial […]

07/13/2013

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