Trials

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Snohomish County Cold Case Detective Jim Scharf, right, shares details of the unsolved case of the 1987 double homicide of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, during a press conference in Everett, Wash. William Earl Talbott II charged in the slayings of the young Canadian couple is facing trial in Washington state this week. (Ian Terry/The Herald via AP, File)
June 14, 2019 - 11:48 am
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Jurors in Washington state on Friday heard about the mysterious final days of a young Canadian couple killed in 1987 — as well as the novel method authorities used to finally make an arrest three decades later. William Earl Talbott II was arrested last year and charged with...
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June 13, 2019 - 4:52 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques on Friday pleaded not guilty to all the charges filed against him. Brenton Tarrant smirked as his lawyer, Shane Tait, entered the not guilty pleas, but otherwise showed little emotion during the...
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FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Jury selection starts Monday, June 3, 2019 in Peoria, Ill., for the federal trial of Christensen in the 2017 disappearance and suspected killing of Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar from China whose body hasn’t been found. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
June 13, 2019 - 12:45 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A 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. The detail came during the second day of the federal murder trial of Brendt...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Douglas Haig takes questions from reporters at a news conference in Chandler, Ariz. Haig who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has asked to be tried by a judge on his federal ammunition-manufacturing charge. The attorney for Haig argued that the connection to the massacre will have a "prejudicial effect" on Las Vegas jurors, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday, June 12, 2109. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File)
June 12, 2019 - 3:18 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Arizona man who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has asked to be tried by a judge on his federal ammunition-manufacturing charge. The attorney for Douglas Haig argued that the connection to the massacre will...
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This undated photo provided by the University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang. The parents of the visiting University of Illinois scholar who disappeared two years ago have arrived in Illinois from China for the murder trial of the man accused of abducting and killing her. Former Illinois student Brendt Christensen is charged with Zheng, whose body hasn't been found. He pleaded not guilty and his trial is set to begin Monday, June 3, 2019. (Courtesy of the University of Illinois Police Department via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 2:38 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — As a federal prosecutor on Wednesday shared with jurors grisly details of how authorities claim a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped a visiting scholar from China, then beat her to death with a baseball bat , defense attorneys intent on sparing their client...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Snohomish County Cold Case Detective Jim Scharf, right, shares details of the unsolved case of the 1987 double homicide of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, during a press conference in Everett, Wash. William Earl Talbott II charged in the slayings of the young Canadian couple is facing trial in Washington state this week. (Ian Terry/The Herald via AP, File)
June 12, 2019 - 1:22 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A man charged in the 1987 murders of a young Canadian couple is facing trial in Washington state beginning this week, but the case won't challenge the new investigative technique authorities used to link him to the crime. William Earl Talbott II is one of dozens of men authorities...
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This undated photo provided by the University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang. The parents of the visiting University of Illinois scholar who disappeared two years ago have arrived in Illinois from China for the murder trial of the man accused of abducting and killing her. Former Illinois student Brendt Christensen is charged with Zheng, whose body hasn't been found. He pleaded not guilty and his trial is set to begin Monday, June 3, 2019. (Courtesy of the University of Illinois Police Department via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 9:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Opening statements are set for Wednesday in the death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student charged with kidnapping, torturing and killing a visiting Chinese scholar, a case closely watched by Chinese students across the U.S. A federal judge moved the...
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June 11, 2019 - 2:45 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of firing into a Milwaukee home and killing a 13-year-old girl in her living room abruptly pleaded guilty Tuesday as the second day of testimony at his trial began. Isaac Barnes, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless homicide, possession of a firearm by a felon...
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June 11, 2019 - 2:41 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of firing into a Milwaukee home and killing a 13-year-old girl in her living room has abruptly pleaded guilty as a second day of testimony at his trial began. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports 26-year-old Isaac Barnes pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2018, file photo, former Michigan State University Dean of Osteopathic Medicine William Strampel listens as Eric Restuccia, chief legal counsel at the Attorney General's Office, presents three charges against him during a motion hearing in Judge Richard Ball's 54B District Court room in East Lansing, Mich. Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in the trial of former medical school dean Strampel, who had oversight of now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State. Strampel is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and misconduct in office, both felonies, and misdemeanor willful neglect of duty. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
June 11, 2019 - 8:36 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Closing arguments have concluded in the trial of a former medical school dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University. William Strampel is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and misconduct in office —...
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