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Jason Young Gets Life in Prison for Wife’s Murder

Jason Young Gets Life in Prison for Wife’s Murder

Hemera/Thinkstock(RALEIGH, N.C.) –  A guilty verdict was handed down Monday in the retrial of Jason Young, accused of murdering his wife in 2006 and nearly acquitted during his first trial in 2011.The jury deliberated for only six hours before fi…

Nicollette Sheridan Cross-Examined at ‘Desperate Housewives’ Trial

Nicollette Sheridan Cross-Examined at ‘Desperate Housewives’ Trial

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Former Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan was cross-examined Friday in a Los Angeles court, as the trial over her firing from the ABC series continued.The atmosphere was tense at times, as a lawyer for…

Burden of Proof: M.B. Wants No Jail for Dharun Ravi

Burden of Proof: M.B. Wants No Jail for Dharun Ravi

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — After watching his client endure an emotionally grueling day of testimony in the Rutgers webcam spy trial, the lawyer for the man known to the world only as M.B.—the secret lover of Tyler C…

Rutgers Trial Witness Admits He Lied

Rutgers Trial Witness Admits He Lied

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — A Rutgers University student described in court Wednesday how he gave Dharun Ravi a thumbs-up after Ravi maneuvered his webcam so that it was aimed at the bed of his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi.The witness, …

Rutgers Witness Says Others Were Urged to Spy on Tyler Clementi

Rutgers Witness Says Others Were Urged to Spy on Tyler Clementi

ABC News(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — Rutgers students testified Tuesday that Dharun Ravi urged other students to spy on his roommate’s gay date, while defense lawyers suggested a key witness agreed to testify against Ravi in exchange for having criminal ch…

Egypt Begins Prosecution of Americans on Illegal Fundraising Charges

Egypt Begins Prosecution of Americans on Illegal Fundraising Charges

Egyptian soldiers stand guard in front of the US National Democratic Institute. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Before a trial that alleges as many as 19 Americans guilty of receiving illegal funding from foreign governments goes too muc…

Dunwoody Day Care Murder: Did Wife Know About Husband’s Killing?

Dunwoody Day Care Murder: Did Wife Know About Husband’s Killing?

Dunwoody Police Dept(ATLANTA) — Two witnesses in the trial of a Georgia man accused of murdering the husband of his alleged lover testified Thursday that the woman, Andrea Sneiderman, told them she knew about her husband’s death earlier than she claim…

Honeymoon Murder Trial Charges Dismissed By Judge

Honeymoon Murder Trial Charges Dismissed By Judge

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — The judge presiding over the so-called honeymoon killer trial dismissed murder charges against Gabe Watson after the prosecution completed its case Thursday. The charges were dismissed before the defense pres…

Juror on George Huguely Verdict: We ‘Believe Justice Was Served’

Juror on George Huguely Verdict: We ‘Believe Justice Was Served’

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — A jury recommended Wednesday that a judge sentence George Huguely V to 26 years in prison just hours after finding him guilty of second-degree murder in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend, Yeardl…

Jury Finds George Huguely Guilty of Second Degree Murder

Jury Finds George Huguely Guilty of Second Degree Murder

Comstock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — A jury found George Huguely V guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love.The Charlottesville, Va., jury of five women and seven men re…

Jury Begins Deliberations in George Huguely’s Trial

Jury Begins Deliberations in George Huguely’s Trial

Hemera/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The fate of accused murderer George Huguely V is in the hands of a Charlottesville, Va., jury. Deliberations began Wednesday morning.Two female alternate jurors were dismissed by the judge after being chosen a…

Dunwoody Day Care Killing: Trial Begins for Georgia Engineer Charged With Murder

Dunwoody Day Care Killing: Trial Begins for Georgia Engineer Charged With Murder

Dunwoody Police Dept(ATLANTA) — The murder trial of a Georgia engineer charged with killing his colleague and alleged lover’s husband began Tuesday in Atlanta with starkly different tales of romance, betrayal and insanity in attorneys’ opening stateme…

Jury Selection Begins in Tyler Clementi Cyberbullying Trial

Jury Selection Begins in Tyler Clementi Cyberbullying Trial

Tyler Clementi/Facebook(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — Jury selection begins Wednesday in a New Brunswick, N.J., courtroom for the trial of Dahrun Ravi, the Rutgers University student who, with a silent flip of his laptop webcam secretly watched his roommate …

George Huguely Trial: Other Man Saw Yeardley Love in Violent Choke Hold

George Huguely Trial: Other Man Saw Yeardley Love in Violent Choke Hold

Comstock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The man whose on-and-off relationship with Yeardley Love allegedly enraged George Huguely V testified Thursday that he once witnessed Huguely trapping a hysterical Love in a violent choke hold.Michael Burns…

UVA Lacrosse Murder Defense: Death Was an Accident

UVA Lacrosse Murder Defense: Death Was an Accident

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The lawyer for George Huguely V essentially conceded in his opening statement Wednesday that the former University of Virginia lacrosse player killed his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love, but said it was an ac…

UVA Lacrosse Murder Trial: George Huguely Pleads Not Guilty

UVA Lacrosse Murder Trial: George Huguely Pleads Not Guilty

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely pleaded not guilty Monday to six charges, including first-degree murder, in the 2010 death of his ex-girlfriend and classmate Yeardley Love. Ju…

UVA Lacrosse Player Murder Trial to Begin Monday

UVA Lacrosse Player Murder Trial to Begin Monday

Hemera/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The trial of a young man accused of murdering his girlfriend, University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love, is expected to begin on Monday.Love’s murder shocked the University of Virginia campus when t…

Thief or Killer? Closing Arguments Heard in Nanette Johnston Trial

Thief or Killer? Closing Arguments Heard in Nanette Johnston Trial

Hemera/Thinkstock(SANTA ANA, Calif.) — The jury heard closing arguments Thursday in the trial of Nanette Johnston, who’s accused of plotting to have her lover kill her far older, millionaire fiance nearly two decades ago so she could collect on an ins…

John Edwards Has ‘Serious’ Heart Condition, Trial Delayed

John Edwards Has ‘Serious’ Heart Condition, Trial Delayed

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The criminal trial of John Edwards that was set to begin Jan. 30 will be delayed at least two months because the former Democratic presidential candidate has a “real and serious” heart condition …

Woman on Trial in 1993 Killing of Older Millionaire Boyfriend

Woman on Trial in 1993 Killing of Older Millionaire Boyfriend

Hemera/Thinkstock(SANTA ANA, Calif.) — Jury selection is underway in the trial of Nanette Johnston, who is accused of plotting to have her lover kill her far older, millionaire fiancé nearly two decades ago so she could collect on an insurance …

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