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George Zimmerman leaves court Tuesday, Nov. 19,  2013, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

Girlfriend wants charges dropped against Zimmerman

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors are considering whether to move forward with domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman even though his girlfriend is asking them not to do so. Without a witness willing to testify, […]

12/10/2013

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

Theater shooting trial postponed over sanity issue

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case on Thursday indefinitely postponed the trial of James Holmes so attorneys can argue whether he should undergo further psychiatric evaluation. Holmes’ trial had […]

11/21/2013

In this file photograph, John Gotti Jr. participates in a press conference for the film 'Gotti: Three Generations', based on the life of John Gotti, at The Sheraton Hotel on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Report of ‘Junior’ Gotti stabbing is investigated

SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a report that John “Junior” Gotti was stabbed outside a Long Island pharmacy on Sunday night. That’s the word from Shams Tarek, a spokesman for Nassau County prosecutors. […]

11/11/2013

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Northern Calif. man convicted of murdering wife

COTTONWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A jury has found a Shasta County man guilty of first-degree murder related to the stabbing death of his wife. The Redding Record-Searchlight reports that 53-year-old Mark Duenas of Cottonwood was […]

11/02/2013

Annie Dookhan, a former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab, pleads not guilty during her arraignment at Superior Court, in Dedham, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool, File)

Mass. review: More cases linked to lab scandal

BOSTON (AP) — A disgraced former state chemist may have tainted more prosecutions than officials had first estimated, an independent reviewer of narcotics cases said Tuesday. More than 40,000 defendants may have been affected by […]

08/20/2013

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Officials: NY man tried to sell baby on Craigslist

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man has been arrested on charges he offered to sell a woman’s 2-month-old baby online for $100. Staten Island prosecutors said Monday that Paul Marquez is charged with […]

08/05/2013

Michelle Knight, a victim, speaks during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro, right,  Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Castro gets life term in kidnapping of 3 women

CLEVELAND (AP) — The man convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 […]

08/01/2013

Michelle Knight sits in the courtroom during a break in the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland kidnapping victim: I cried every night

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of three women kidnapped and repeatedly raped for a decade before their escape told her abductor Thursday that her life is just beginning while his is over now that he’s about […]

08/01/2013

Ariel Castro looks over at the prosecutors table during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio prosecutor: Castro will never see daughter

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor says he’s making sure convicted rapist and kidnapper Ariel Castro will never see the girl he fathered with one of his victims. Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Blaise Thomas says […]

07/26/2013

Judge Debra Nelson during trial of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain on trial for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida (AP Photo).

Jury in Zimmerman case may consider manslaughter

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A judge said Thursday that jurors in the George Zimmerman case can consider the lesser charge of manslaughter, but she denied a request for the jury also to consider third-degree murder […]

07/11/2013

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