Supreme Court Asked to Toss Conviction in Cold Case Killing  U.S. News & World ReportAn attorney for a man convicted 38 years after the killing of a teenager sought Wednesday to convince skeptical state supreme court justices to set aside the ...

Ghana: IGP Contempt Case - Court Sets Aside Conviction  AllAfrica.comA high court in Accra yesterday set aside the conviction for contempt of court against Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Maine's top court will hear the appeal of Joyce McLain's killer  WGMEPORTLAND (BDN) -- The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will consider this week whether to reverse the conviction and set aside the 45-year sentence of an an ...

‘A completely different man:' Minnesotans ask forgiveness from Pardon Board  KMSP-TVConvicted Minnesotans asked powerful state officials for mercy Thursday, the last people to do so before the state Pardon Board undergoes major changes to its ...

Judge in Jason Van Dyke Case Denies Motions for New Trial, Sets January Sentencing Date  NBC ChicagoFormer Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was convicted in October of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, will be ...

Expert testimony allowed in upcoming hearing for convicted Dru Sjodin killer  myndnow.comA federal judge has denied prosecution requests to bar expert witnesses from testifying on behalf of the defense at an upcoming hearing in the case of Alfonso ...

Convicted Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Returns To Court To Appeal His Conviction  CBS PhillyFollow CBSPHILLY Facebook | Twitter. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal is due in court Monday morning. He's asking a ...

Maldives court annuls conviction of former president  The Seattle TimesMALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' top court has annulled a conviction for the country's former president on terror charges that carried a 13-year prison ...

Van Dyke Sentencing Set in Laquan McDonald Murder  NBC4 WashingtonFormer Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was convicted in October of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, will be ...

Ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos must report to prison Monday, judge orders  The Washington PostA federal judge on Sunday ruled that George Papadopoulos must report to prison as scheduled on Monday, rejecting a bid by the former Trump campaign ...

Maine supreme court asked to toss conviction in cold case killing  Seacoastonline.comPORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- An attorney for a man convicted 38 years after the killing of a teenager sought Wednesday to convince skeptical Maine supreme court ...

Boulder DA Willing To Vacate Some Marijuana Convictions In 2019  CBS DenverBOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – People convicted of lesser pot-related offenses in Boulder County can apply next year to have those marks erased from their records.

Supreme Court affirms Bashar's marriage fraud conviction - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan TribuneThe NMI Supreme Court affirmed last Dec. 5 Mohammad A. Bashar's conviction for marriage fraud. Back in July 2016, Bashar sought the Supreme Court's ...

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) sends letter to Gov. Brown to approve the Application for Commutation of Donald James Bohana  LasentinelDecember 5, 2018. Via Federal Express. Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Governor. State of California, Office of Legal Affairs. State Capitol. 1303 10th Street.

Judge denies getaway driver's request for new trial in 1980 cop killing  Chicago TribuneA judge denied James Hill's request for a new trial in the 1980 killing of Lawrence Pucalik.

Supreme Court decision on Oklahoma reservation case to be issued in 2019  KFOR Oklahoma CityOKLAHOMA CITY - A ruling on an Oklahoma case heard by the nation's highest court this week will be issued in 2019. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard ...

Driver to be sentenced Thursday for road rage murder of Bianca Roberson  Daily Local NewsWEST CHESTER — Attorneys for the two sides in the case against David Desper, who shot and killed a West Chester area teenager during a “road rage” ...

Judge: Sevier woman wrongly convicted in assault by panic attack case  Knoxville News SentinelNearly two years after Tina C. Cody was jailed for causing a Sevier County Sheriff's Office deputy to panic after he opened fire without warning on her ...

High Court overturns Tian Chua’s 2016 sedition conviction  Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 — The High Court today acquitted and discharged PKR vice-president Tian Chua of giving a speech of a seditious nature at a ...

Vader's lawyer grilled by justices during appeal of McCann manslaughter convictions  Edmonton JournalAlberta Court of Appeal justices grilled lawyers representing Travis Vader in an Edmonton courtroom Friday during an appeal of his manslaughter convictions in ...

Winnipeg man wins fight to overturn 30-year-old murder conviction  CBC NewsAfter more than 30 years, Frank Ostrowski has won his fight to reverse his conviction for first-degree murder. On Tuesday, the Manitoba Court of Appeal released ...

Retrial for man who retracted guilty plea at mitigation  The Straits TimesThe High Court ordered a retrial for a shipping executive fined $240000 for foreign labour offences, in a case which clarified the scope of the law as to when an ...

N.B. police commission to probe jury vetting in Dennis Oland murder case  CityNews VancouverSAINT JOHN, N.B. — The New Brunswick Police Commission says it will investigate the police jury vetting that briefly derailed the Dennis Oland murder trial this ...

Texans owner Bob McNair was a man of conviction  Houston Chronicle When the NFL awarded an expansion franchise to Houston, the team didn't even have a name. It had an owner. When the team began hiring personnel — head ...

Corruption case ends with conviction and acquittal  NewsdayOyster Bay Highway Maintenance Supervisor Salvatore Cecere was convicted on misdemeanor charges of official misconduct and theft of services. Former ...

Teen discharged without conviction in robbery  Matangi TongaA 16-year-old boy who assaulted and robbed a Chinese shopkeeper in February this year was discharged without conviction by a Supreme Court judge on ...

Keogh gets $2.57m payout, but Drummond will get nothing  The AdvertiserA man who was wrongly jailed after false forensic evidence was used to convict him has been refused an ex gratia compensation payment.

Conviction appeal denied by Court of Appeal  Collie MailA man has lost his bid to have a driving conviction overturned by the Court of Appeal.

NMI Supreme Court affirms marriage fraud conviction  Marianas Variety(CNMI Judiciary) — On Dec. 5, 2018, the local Supreme Court issued its opinion in Commonwealth v. Mohammad A. Bashar, 2018 MP 11. The Court affirmed ...

Imelda Marcos allowed to post bail, seek 'post-conviction remedies'  ABS-CBN NewsThe Sandiganbayan 5th Division has granted the request of Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos to post bail and file post-conviction remedies, including going to ...

Who killed Kentucky mom: Her boyfriend or the 'psychopath' next door?  Courier JournalOver the objections of the victim's family, prosecutors are plowing ahead with a 38-year-old murder case in which the defendant already was tried twice and ...

High Court Sets Aside Linda Masarira Conviction  ZimEye - Zimbabwe NewsTwo High Court Judges Justice Charles Hungwe and Justice Neville Wamambo have today set aside the conviction of pro-democracy campaigner Linda ...

All The Criminal Charges To Emerge So Far From Robert Mueller's Investigation  NPRUpdated Dec. 12, 1:03 p.m. ET. The longer special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has gone on, the more ...

Analysis | The Daily 202: Six key quotes from Michael Cohen's sentencing — and why his 'dirty deeds' matter  The Washington PostTrump says he “never directed” Cohen to break the law, as Mueller's team declines to elaborate on what the president's former fixer has divulged to them.

Spanish court again refuses gang rape conviction over attack  CityNews VancouverMADRID — A Spanish court has upheld a sexual abuse conviction and nine-year prison sentence for five men who attacked an 18-year-old woman, but judges ...

Police: Assailants sought in attempted murder after Decatur man shot Sunday morning  Herald & ReviewDECATUR — Police said a Decatur man who tried to break up an assault on his uncle in the backyard of a bar was shot in the abdomen early Sunday.

Matt Damon Helps Saturday Night Live End 2018 With Its Best Episode in Months :: Comedy :: Reviews :: Saturday Night Live :: Paste  Paste MagazineSaturday Night Live 's been shakier than usual for the last few years, but it wrapped up 2018 with a perfectly good Christmas episode that might've been the best ...

Military court sets aside sex abuse conviction of Air Guardsman  Dayton Daily NewsThe Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals has set aside a conviction and sentencing of an Ohio Air National Guardsman who had been found guilty of a charge of ...

US attorney opposes Maggio's release bid  Arkansas Democrat-GazetteThe U.S. attorney's office told a federal court Wednesday that it opposed former Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's motion to be released from prison while he tries ...

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Broadway Review: Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels Deliver An Atticus For Our Times  DeadlineWhen Scout, Jem and Dill take the stage in Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird, they're not rolling a tire down the sidewalk or peering into the knothole of some ...

Prep school grad in sex assault case asks for new trial  The News TribuneA lawyer for a prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a fellow student told the New Hampshire Supreme Court that he should get a new trial due ...

Seventh illegal land clearing conviction for wealthy pastoralist  InDailyThe grazing family patriarch and his company Caparra were each convicted of two offences against the SA Native Vegetation Act late last week, for clearing ...

Topeka mans 2013 murder conviction set aside, will get new trial  The Topeka Capital-JournalA Topeka man will get a new trial after a Shawnee County district judge ruled his attorney's performance was deficient in one area.William P. Spangler, 27, was ...

Amid UN Bribery From Ng to Ho UN Correspondents Association One Candidate Election Triggers Questions  Inner City PressInnerCityPress.com is engaged these days in investigative journalism from the United Nations, including the World Bank, the IMF, the UN Development Program ...

Religion shouldn't override freedom of speech  Arkansas Democrat-GazetteWe think of Europe as secular, progressive, and confidently post-religious. But try criticizing Islam.

Former BHS owner hits out at Green after £50,000 fine  Financial TimesDominic Chappell, the former bankrupt who bought BHS for £1 from retail tycoon Philip Green and received £2.6m from the company before it collapsed, ...

Nebraska Legislature Day 46: Governor vetoes criminal conviction set-aside bill  Lincoln Journal StarGov. Pete Ricketts issued his first veto of the session Wednesday, rejecting a bill (LB350) that would allow a person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, with a ...

New York man Valentino Dixon walks out of prison after 1991 murder conviction overturned thanks in part to golfing community  NBCNews.comValentino Dixon — a New York prison artist who never played golf but became known for drawings of lush courses he could only imagine — was set free this ...

Former Sycamore man wants judge to set aside predatory sex assault conviction  DeKalb Daily ChronicleSYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge said Monday that it will be October before he can rule on whether a man convicted of assaulting a child with Asperger's ...

2 rape convictions set aside in St. Charles County after police find evidence 'victim was untruthful'  STLtoday.comOfficials became concerned about truthfulness of statements after alleged victim accused someone in a new case.

The Dangers of Doing Favors for Donald Trump  The New York TimesThe other day, a White House reporter asked the president if Michael Cohen was, as President Trump put it, “a weak person and not a very smart person,” then ...

Tennessee man gets federal prison time in Nebraska for gun crime  Lincoln Journal StarA 57-year-old Tennessee man said he was an innocent man who had been railroaded before a federal judge in Lincoln gave him seven years in prison for ...

Pivotal House race recount now favors Republican LeBon by one vote  KTOOThe recount in the pivotal House District 1 race has ended, and the new count favors Bart LeBon by one vote. A LeBon victory would mean Republican control of ...

Defense asks Rensselaer County judge to vacate conviction in 32-year-old arson case  Times Union TROY – A Rensselaer County State Supreme Court justice is expected to rule from the bench Thursday on defense motions to vacate the July murder and arson ...

No money for wrongly convicted man in prison for 4 years  Detroit Free PressA man who spent nearly four years in prison until his first-degree murder conviction was thrown out won't get money set aside for the wrongly convicted, the ...

I Interviewed For A Scientist Position, But I Was Asked About Terrorism Instead  HuffPostLess than a month had passed since I began my job search. Opportunities in single-digit-employee biotech startups to global pharmaceutical powerhouses were ...

Blankenship, now a Senate candidate, wants his conviction set aside  West Virginia MetroNewsCHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawyers for former coal executive Don Blankenship, now a candidate for U.S. Senate, have filed a motion to vacate his 2015 ...

Accused child molester who fled to Mexico pleads guilty  The ColoradoanNearly two years after he fled to Mexico after confessing to molesting his roommate's son, Andrew Vanderwal pleaded guilty to molesting two boys.

Conviction for Man Accused of Killing SIU Student is Vacated  NBC ChicagoThe conviction for a man found guilty in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student has been vacated by a judge.

Winnipeg woman guilty of hiding infant remains may have wanted to visit: defence  Virden Empire AdvanceWINNIPEG — A woman who stored the remains of six babies inside a U-haul storage locker was not trying to hide or dispose of them, but was instead keeping ...

U.S. judge throws out Nomura bond trader's conviction  Reuters(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday threw out the conspiracy conviction of a former Nomura Holdings Inc (8604.T) trader accused of lying to customers about ...

'We were shocked as sh--': How Pelosi crushed the Dem rebels  POLITICOThe longtime Democratic leader outmaneuvered her critics and showed exactly why she will be speaker once again.

IT officials question former AIADMK leader V K Sasikala at prison in DA case  Economic TimesIncome Tax officials Thursdayquestioned former AIADMK leader V K Sasikala at Parappana Agrahara Central Jail here, in connection with a disproportionate ...

Peshawar High Court sets aside sentences of 74 convicted by military court  DAWN.comThe Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday set aside the punishments awarded to 74 convicts by military courts in various cases of terrorism. Accepting their ...

High Court sets aside conviction of Patson Dzamara  Bulawayo24 NewsHARARE High Court judges Hungwe J and Wamambo J, today set aside the conviction of Patson Dzamara and Makomborero Haruziviishe.Represented by ...

No money in KCK budget for DA-backed unit to investigate wrongful convictions  41 Action News Kansas CityWyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree urged the commission to fund a Conviction Integrity Unit, which would help exonerate innocent prisoners.

Charges against Boston officer disappear after private court hearing  The Boston GlobeA Boston Police officer accused of stealing thousands of dollars in overtime saw his charges quietly disappear after a private court hearing. A second Boston ...

Former UW student tries to get sex assault conviction thrown out  WKOWA former UW-Madison student is trying to have his conviction for sexually assaulting a fellow student thrown out, maintaining his attorney made critical mistakes, ...

Evansville event offers free legal advice for those who want to expunge criminal convictions  Evansville Courier & PressEVANSVILLE, Ind. — People who want help getting a criminal conviction off their record can get free legal advice at a Memorial Baptist Church event this ...

Wrongly Convicted New York Inmate-Artist Is Freed With Students' Help  NBC4 WashingtonA New York prison artist who never played golf but became known for drawings of lush courses he could only imagine was set free Wednesday after authorities ...

PHC sets aside sentences of 74 military court convicts  The Express TribunePESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday set aside convictions of 74 persons convicted by the military court in terrorism charges including ...

Judge to consider motion to set aside Augusta County murder conviction  The Daily ProgressSTAUNTON — Sentencing for a man convicted of first-degree murder in Augusta County was postponed Thursday while a circuit judge considers a defense ...

Passage of peace?  Deccan HeraldLetting pilgrims from India to visit Pakistan's Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, where Guru Nanak Dev breathed his last, could signal a move towards harmony, writes ...

S2 Update: You asked, we answered | In the Dark  APM ReportsWith the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear Curtis Flowers' appeal in the coming months, we thought it was a good time to answer some of the questions you've ...

Man Reunites With Georgetown Students Whose Work Helped Him Get Out of Prison  NBC4 WashingtonA wrongfully convicted New York man who became known for his drawings of lush golf courses has reunited with the Georgetown University students who ...

Prosecutors Promised To Reopen The Case Of A Man Who Said He Was Framed For Murder. Now That’s Not Going To Happen.  BuzzFeed NewsProsecutors have rescinded a promise to reopen the case of a Chicago man who says he was framed for murder — and is still waiting for the day in court he was ...

New Haven Man Jailed For 17 Years Freed After Judge Vacates Murder, Robbery Convictions - Hartford Courant  Hartford CourantA New Haven man who served 17 years in prison for murder and robbery was freed on Wednesday after he was exonerated by cellphone records, according to ...

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend  The GuardianA crunch clash at Anfield, depleted Palace and Huddersfield teams, and the start of a crucial run for Fulham.

High-profile immigration activist battles to set aside N.J. fraud conviction  NJ.comA New Jersey mortgage fraud conviction in 2000 set the wheels in motion for the deportation of well-known immigration activist Ravi Ragbir. Now his attorneys ...

15 people say corrupt Chicago cop framed them, seek to set aside convictions  Chicago TribuneOn a summer day 11 years ago, Lionel White Jr. says a group of Chicago police officers led by Sgt. Ronald Watts pushed him up against a wall, planted drugs ...

Former Muskingum University student convicted of killing her own baby gets new hearing  Zanesville Times RecorderThe Fifth District Court of Appeals reversed a decision by Judge Mark Fleegle. Fleegle had denied a hearing on a petition by Emile Weaver to have her sentence ...

Corona woman’s fight over 2005 murder conviction goes to state Supreme Court  Press-EnterpriseThe California Supreme Court will consider a Corona woman's latest appeal in her 15-year-old murder case, and will weigh her conviction in the beating death ...

Clinton Loehrlein murder trial could restart if mistrial motion is granted  Evansville Courier & PressEVANSVILLE, Ind. — A man found guilty of murder and attempted murder in Vanderburgh County this summer was not sentenced this month as scheduled.

Felons can get advice on restoring civil rights at free Tucson clinic  Arizona Daily StarProfessionals will offer advice on restoring rights, setting aside convictions.

HC sets aside conviction of rape accused police cook  The Shillong TimesSHILLONG: The Division Bench of the High Court of Meghalaya in its order on Thursday set aside the five-year conviction order of Nongstoin fast track court ...

What happened to O’Neil Blackett is a ‘tragedy,’ judge says in wrongful conviction case  Toronto StarSeventeen years after he was convicted of killing a 13-month-old girl, O'Neil Blackett's battle to clear his name ended where it began. On Tuesday morning ...

Appeal Court Nullifies Conviction Of Shell MD, Others  Independent Newspapers LimitedLagos –The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has set aside the order of a High Court of Rivers State which sentenced the Managing Director of The Shell ...

Teen's mental status questioned after conviction for shooting Portsmouth police officer  WAVY-TVA sentencing hearing for a teenager convicted of shooting a Portsmouth police officer has been continued.

Former students bring 40 years of misconduct allegations by SMTD professor  The Michigan DailyUPDATE: University spokesperson Kim Broekhuizen confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Stephen Shipps has been on leave from the University since Friday, Dec ...

Wrongful conviction in N.J. and the legacy of Hurricane Carter  NJ.comBy Connie Hassett-Walker. November marks the 33-year anniversary of the overturning of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's conviction for a triple murder at the ...

Demon Underneath: John DeLorean and the invention of the future  The OutlineLong before Elon Musk, a visionary automaker showed how ugly the American Dream could be.

Arizona congressional candidate Dave Giles was convicted of DUI a decade ago  AZCentralCongressional candidate Dave Giles spent a night in jail after Gilbert police stopped him for a 2007 incident in which he was driving with a blood alcohol *content* ...

Judge Sets Aside Murder Conviction of Brad Jennings  OzarksFirst.comA Dallas County man in prison for murdering his wife may soon be a free man.

Fisherman’s Wharf merchant found guilty of double murder a second time  San Francisco ExaminerA man who shot and killed a pair of rival shopkeepers in Fisherman's Wharf has been found guilty of murder for the second time after his first conviction w.

Marathon Questioning For VK Sasikala In Disproportionate Assets Case  NDTV NewsIncome Tax officials on Thursday questioned former AIADMK leader V K Sasikala at Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Bengaluru, in connection to a ...

Nigeria's ex-prez refutes neutrality reports, says Buhari must go  africanewsBuhari, in power since 2015 is contesting for a second and final term in charge of Africa's most populous country. Atiku, OBJ's veep for eight years is running for ...

Jury recommends life for man convicted in Virginia Beach cyanide murder  WAVY-TVJurors have recommended life in prison for a man convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend.

Archbishop Wilson convicted of covering up sex abuse avoids prison  CNNNewcastle, New South Wales, Australia (CNN) The highest ranking Catholic official to be convicted of covering up sex abuse was spared prison Tuesday and ...

Greene hit with more charges; feds claim life insurance fraud, money laundering  Asheville Citizen-TimesU.S. indictment: Ex-county manager used money targeted for wrongful conviction settlements to buy insurance policies for herself, son, 9 employees.

Seizure of Assets: S-Court reserves Judgment in Patience Jonathan’s appeal  VanguardThe Supreme Court, on Wednesday, fixed March 8 to deliver judgement in an appeal the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, lodged to ...