Trials

Lifeng Ye, the mother of slain University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang, cries out in grief as her husband Ronggao Zhang, far left, addresses the media after a jury found Brendt Christensen guilty of her murder Monday, June 24, 2019 outside the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Peoria, Ill. Consoling her is her son Zhengyang Zhang, far right, and family friend Dr. Kim Tee. (Matt Dayhoff/Journal Star via AP)
July 05, 2019 - 7:23 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury that convicted a former University of Illinois doctoral student of kidnapping, torturing and killing a young scholar from China now must decide if Brendt Christensen should be put to death. While the state of Illinois, where she was killed, does not have the death...
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FILE - This Feb. 11, 2019, booking photo released by the Bristol County Sheriff's Office shows Michelle Carter, convicted for sending a barrage of text messages urging boyfriend Conrad Roy III to kill himself. Roy took his own life in Fairhaven, Mass., in July 2014. A new HBO documentary that explores the case premiers on July 9. (Bristol County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 01, 2019 - 3:07 am
BOSTON (AP) — Michelle Carter sent her suicidal boyfriend countless text messages encouraging him to follow through on his plan to take his own life until he actually did. Two years after Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a case that gripped the nation, the director of a new...
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This undated selfie provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, U.S. Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with allegedly killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care and attempted murder for the shootings of two Iraq civilians in 2017. Gallagher is scheduled to go on trial Monday, June 17, 2019. (Edward Gallagher/Courtesy of Andrea Gallagher via AP, File)
June 30, 2019 - 7:56 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It was called the "The Sewing Circle," an unlikely name for a secret subsect of Navy SEALs. Its purpose was even more improbable: A chat forum to discuss alleged war crimes they said their chief, a decorated sniper and medic, committed on a recent tour of duty in Iraq. The WhatsApp...
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Former Honolulu deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha walks into federal court for a hearing to decide if she should be held while awaiting sentencing on conspiracy charges, Friday, June 28, 2019 in Honolulu. U.S. attorneys want Kealoha locked up now that jurors have found her guilty of conspiracy in a plot to frame a relative. Kealoha and her now-retired police chief husband Louis Kealoha were convicted Thursday. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
June 28, 2019 - 4:11 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Two U.S. marshals led a former Honolulu prosecutor out of a courtroom Friday when a U.S. judge ordered her detained after a jury found her guilty of conspiracy and he expressed concern that she could try to obstruct justice before being sentenced. Katherine Kealoha left her purse...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2019 file photo, former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, right, and his wife former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, walk out of federal court in Honolulu. A jury has found the former Honolulu prosecutor and her now-retired police chief husband guilty in a plot to frame a relative to silence him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle. The verdict came Thursday, June 27, 2019, in what has been described as Hawaii’s biggest corruption case. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, file)
June 27, 2019 - 8:00 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A jury has found a former Honolulu prosecutor and her now-retired police chief husband guilty in a plot to frame a relative to silence him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle, a case that shook the top levels of law enforcement. The verdict came Thursday in...
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FILE - This March 9, 2017, file photo shows celebrated chef Thomas Keller in the kitchen of his French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Calif. A jury has found the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group not guilty of pregnancy discrimination. The verdict Wednesday, June 26, 2019, exonerates the famous chef and his acclaimed restaurants, Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California, of wrongdoing alleged by former employee Vannessa Scott-Allen. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 26, 2019 - 4:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury in Napa Valley cleared the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group of wrongdoing in a pregnancy discrimination trial that ended Wednesday. The verdict exonerates the famous chef and his acclaimed restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — of charges...
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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, right, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher as they arrive to military court on Naval Base San Diego, Monday, June 24, 2019, in San Diego. Trial continues in the court-martial of the decorated Navy SEAL, who is accused of stabbing to death a wounded teenage Islamic State prisoner and wounding two civilians in Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder, charges that carry a potential life sentence. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
June 25, 2019 - 10:24 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers will go on the offensive in the murder trial of a Navy SEAL accused of killing a wounded young Islamic State prisoner in Iraq. Attorneys for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher plan Wednesday to bring in testimony to bolster their contention that Gallagher is...
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Former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, right, his wife, former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, center, and her attorney Earle Partington, left, walk out of federal court in Honolulu on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Prosecutors say the couple abused their positions in an attempt to silence a relative who could have exposed the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle. Closing arguments were being held Tuesday in the conspiracy trial against the Kealoha's, considered the largest public corruption trial ever in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
June 25, 2019 - 6:28 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The former police chief of Honolulu and his wife, a former deputy prosecutor, abused their positions in an attempt to silence a relative who could have exposed the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle, a U.S. prosecutor said Tuesday. The contention came during closing...
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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, right, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher as they arrive to military court on Naval Base San Diego, Monday, June 24, 2019, in San Diego. Trial continues in the court-martial of the decorated Navy SEAL, who is accused of stabbing to death a wounded teenage Islamic State prisoner and wounding two civilians in Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder, charges that carry a potential life sentence. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
June 24, 2019 - 3:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pathologist testified Monday at a Navy SEAL's murder trial that a wounded Islamic State militant in Iraq could have died from a stabbing described by other witnesses. Dr. Frank Sheridan said he couldn't determine a cause of death because of a lack of evidence. There was no body,...
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FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. The former University of Illinois doctoral student on trial in the killing of a visiting scholar from China bought Drano and garbage bags three days after the slaying, according to testimony Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
June 24, 2019 - 10:34 am
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Monday in the federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student accused of killing a visiting scholar from China. Prosecutor Eugene Miller pointed at the defendant, Brendt Christensen, during closing arguments and told...
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