COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 12/31 — The Ohio Supreme Court says it won’t reconsider the death penalty appeal of a Cleveland man convicted of killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 12/28 — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the investigative files of a completed criminal case are a public record under state law.
JIM SUHR, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) 12/28 — A Kansas federal judge has lifted a stay of execution for a former soldier sentenced to death for two killings and a series of rapes,
KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) 12/23 — A Louisiana appeals court has tossed out the life sentence for a man convicted of grabbing $15 from a parked car.
LAS VEGAS (AP) 12/23 — A 21-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole on Thursday after pleading guilty to the death of a Las Vegas mother of four who was targeted in a neighborhood cul-de-sac last year.
SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) 12/22 — A convicted Colorado robber who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released decades before serving his 98-year sentence asked a judge Wednesday to set him free again,
BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 12/20 — A ballot initiative approved by voters to speed up death penalty appeals was put on hold Tuesday by the California Supreme Court to consider a lawsuit challenging the measure.
MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) 12/20 — An ordained Pagan priest finally has gotten the OK to sport goat horns in his Maine driver’s license photo.
ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 12/12 — A federal judge on Monday ordered a former deep-sea treasure hunter to answer questions about the location of 500 missing gold coins.
MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) 12/17 — A federal judge on Friday said he dismissed a holdout juror before the panel convicted a Pennsylvania congressman of racketeering because the juror screamed at others and pledged to cause a hung jury “no matter what.”
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP)12/16 — North Carolina prosecutors say a white police sergeant was legally justified to use deadly force against a black man who had an assault-style rifle.
DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) 12/12 — A judge has set a date for the retrial of a former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing a black motorist during a traffic stop,
DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) 12/12 — An appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court is adding to the divided legal landscape nationwide surrounding the validity of cellphone tower evidence used in criminal trials.
JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 12/10 — A California judge rejected pimping charges Friday against the operators of a major international website advertising escort services that the state attorney general has called the “world’s top online brothel,”
ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 12/06 — Video footage from police cruiser dashcams is a public record that, with some exceptions, should be promptly released upon request,
MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) 12/03 — A federal judge in Louisiana was pulled off a criminal case following a series of mistakes in routine trial procedures and after she apparently delegated some of her judicial duties to a prosecutor,
JEFFREY COLLINS and TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) 11/30 — A Charlotte police officer who shot and killed a black man at an apartment complex,
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man convicted of killing four people in 2013 will continue to face a death penalty hearing this week.
Judge Peter Bataillon refused Monday to dismiss the death penalty case against Nikko Jenkins based on a 2003 IQ test in which Jenkins scored a 69.
MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 11/13 — Even before Donald Trump chooses a Supreme Court nominee, the new president can take steps to make several contentious court cases go away.
CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer MIAMI (AP) 11/10 — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentences imposed on a man convicted of five murders in two separate 2007 robberies,