Court decisions

June 23, 2017 - 12:45 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors are asking the highest court in Massachusetts to overturn a ruling that erased former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in the 2013 killing of a semi-professional football player. Hernandez's conviction in the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd was voided after the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing, in Lansing, Mich. The longtime sports doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics has been ordered to stand trial on charges alleging he sexually assaulted six young gymnasts while they sought treatment for injuries. Judge Donald Allen Jr. made his decision Friday, June 23 in Mason, Mich., after hearing testimony from the gymnasts and watching a police interview of the doctor. (Robert Killips /Lansing State Journal via AP)
June 23, 2017 - 11:31 am
MASON, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered a longtime doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting six young gymnasts who said he molested them while they were seeking treatment for various injuries. Judge Donald Allen Jr. made his...
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June 23, 2017 - 11:10 am
MASON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing for a Michigan sports doctor accused of sexually assaulting young gymnasts (all times local): 11 a.m. A longtime sports doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics has been ordered to trial on charges alleging he sexually assaulted six...
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June 23, 2017 - 10:36 am
MASON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a critical court hearing for a Michigan sports doctor charged with assaulting young gymnasts (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A judge has watched a police interview of a Michigan sports doctor who last summer denied that he inappropriately touched young gymnasts with...
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June 23, 2017 - 1:14 am
MASON, Mich. (AP) — A judge will hear more testimony before deciding whether to send a Michigan sports doctor to trial on sexual assault charges. The third day of a crucial hearing for Larry Nassar is scheduled Friday at a court near Lansing, Michigan. He's charged with using his hands to molest...
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June 22, 2017 - 10:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury will continue deliberations Friday morning in the trial of a third former Vanderbilt University football player charged in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student. Jurors spent more than five hours trying to reach a verdict in Brandon Banks' case Thursday...
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June 22, 2017 - 9:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury will continue deliberations Friday morning in the trial of a third former Vanderbilt University player charged in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student. Jurors spent more than five hours trying to reach a verdict in Brandon Banks' case Thursday. Prosecutors...
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June 22, 2017 - 4:56 pm
SAINT-JEROME, Quebec (AP) — A Quebec judge has found a former high-performance Canadian ski coach guilty of 37 charges related to the exploitation and sexual assault of young female students, calling him a sexual predator. Bertrand Charest's crimes took place more than 20 years ago as he trained...
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FILE – In this June 22, 2012, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, leaves in custody after being found guilty of child sexual abuse charges at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. On Thursday, June 22, 2017, five years after Sandusky was found guilty, his appeal is just one of many issues related to the scandal that are still working their way through the courts. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 22, 2017 - 2:24 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It's been five years since ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. His appeal is just one of many issues related to the scandal that are still working their way through the courts. A look at some of the pending...
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June 22, 2017 - 2:05 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It's been five years since ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. His appeal is just one of many issues related to the scandal that are still working their way through the courts. A look at some of the pending...
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