Trials

John Feit enters the 92nd state District Court before the verdict was read in his trial for the 1960 murder of Irene Garza Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the Hidalgo County Courthouse in Edinburg, Texas. Feit was found guilty of Garza's murder. (Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 11:14 pm
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of an ex-priest in the 1960 death of a Texas woman (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A former priest has been found guilty of murder in the 1960 slaying of a South Texas teacher and one-time beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served. A...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2015 file photo, Kevin Jonas, of the group The Jonas Brothers, attends the AOL NewFront 2015 in New York. Jonas turned up in the courtroom for a trial of three South American soccer officials, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, to bolster testimony that one of the defendants had been bribed with tickets to a Paul McCartney concert in Argentina in 2010. Jonas didn’t have personal knowledge of the bribes but confirmed the ex-Beatle's concert had taken place as prosecutors said. The soccer officials have pleaded not guilty to bribery charges stemming from an investigation of FIFA, soccer’s governing body. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2017 - 8:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA corruption scandal took another odd twist Thursday with surprise testimony by pop star Kevin Jonas about attending a Paul McCartney show in Argentina. Prosecutors called the former member of the Jonas...
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December 07, 2017 - 6:02 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 15-year-old football player who was fatally shot while shielding his friends from gunfire was "always the protector" who "wouldn't back down," his mother testified at his murder trial Thursday. Zenobia Dobson told jurors she was a "football mom" as prosecutors in Knox...
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December 06, 2017 - 6:53 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge is setting a monthlong break in the fraud trial of former executives and sales representatives at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports U.S...
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December 06, 2017 - 6:23 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mother of Zaevion Dobson broke down and briefly left a Tennessee courtroom Wednesday as a jury saw the clothes the 15-year-old was wearing the night he died shielding friends from gunfire. Zenobia Dobson's emotional response came during the second day of testimony at the...
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December 06, 2017 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A turning point in the investigation of soccer's governing body came with a 6 a.m. wake-up call by the FBI to the five-star Miami hotel room of a Brazilian sports marketing executive named Jose Hawilla. A startled Hawilla, after learning he was a target of the probe, eventually...
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December 05, 2017 - 6:24 pm
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A former monk has testified that an ex-priest accused of killing a Texas woman in 1960 confessed to him three years after the killing. Dale Tacheny testified Monday in the murder trial for John Feit, who is accused of suffocating Irene Garza after she went to confession at...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. l Slager is in court Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, facing a possible life sentence for the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott. The foot chase and shooting were captured by a bystander on cellphone video that was seen by millions online. Slager pleaded guilty in May to violating Scott's civil rights. A state jury deadlocked last year on murder charges, which were dropped as part of his federal plea deal. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
December 05, 2017 - 5:29 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A judge overseeing the federal sentencing of a white former police officer who pleaded guilty in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist is allowing expert defense testimony about disputed audio and video recordings. On Tuesday, one of those experts said his analysis...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2017, file photo, Zenobia Dobson kisses a photograph of her son Zaevion Dobson that serves as the memorial marker for a new playground named and dedicated in his honor in Knoxville, Tenn. A prosecutor said Tuesday, Dec. 5, at start of the murder trial of three young men that at least 34 shots were fired in an attack that killed the Tennessee high school student who was posthumously lauded for courageously shielding two girls from the gunfire. (Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
December 05, 2017 - 4:58 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prosecutor said as the murder trial of three young men opened Tuesday that at least 34 shots were fired in an attack that killed a Tennessee high school student, a promising football player lauded for shielding two girls from the gunfire. Christopher Drone Bassett, Kipling...
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December 05, 2017 - 3:20 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of three young men in the death of Tennessee high school student Zaevion Dobson (all times local): 2 p.m. A prosecutor at the murder trial of three young men say at least 34 shots were fired in a shooting that killed a Tennessee high school...
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