Trials

Marcus Morris, left, Markieff Morris, center, and Gerald Bowman, right, attend during closing arguments Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat Erik Hood two years ago. (Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic via AP)
October 02, 2017 - 8:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Defense attorneys told a jury Monday that the aggravated assault case involving NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris in the 2015 beating of a former acquaintance is inexcusably and unforgivably tainted. Prosecutor Thomas Bailey argued the Morris brothers had a motive to attack the...
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October 02, 2017 - 8:39 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The case of a man serving life in prison for killing the 2-year-old son of NFL running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota is going before the state Supreme Court. Joseph Patterson was convicted in September 2015 of second-degree murder in the October 2013 death of Tyrese...
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FILE in this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, NBA players Markieff, left, and Marcus Morris arrive at Superior Court for the second day of their aggravated assault trial in Phoenix. Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments Thursday, Sept. 28, for the assault trial of the NBA players. The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat Erik Hood on Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
September 29, 2017 - 4:31 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris are absent from their respective NBA training camps because the starters are being tried on felony assault charges in Phoenix. The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat Erik Hood two years ago. Prosecutors urged jurors...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, James Blake arrives at New York's City Hall. The internal disciplinary trial of Officer James Frascatore, the police officer who tackled the retired pro tennis player outside a New York Hotel in 2015, concluded Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Officer disciplinary records are secret under state law, city officials say, so the public, and even Blake, might never learn the details of any punishment. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 26, 2017 - 9:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The internal disciplinary trial of a police officer who tackled retired pro tennis player James Blake and slammed him to the ground in a mistaken arrest concluded Tuesday, but the public and even Blake aren't entitled to the details of any possible punishment. Officers' disciplinary...
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September 19, 2017 - 6:10 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The aggravated assault trial of NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris has resumed with the testimony from the man the brothers are accused of beating. Erik Hood testified Tuesday that his relationship with the brothers became strained because of a misinterpreted text message. Hood...
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September 19, 2017 - 6:10 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The aggravated assault trial of NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris has resumed with the testimony from the man the brothers are accused of beating. Erik Hood testified Tuesday that his relationship with the brothers became strained because of a misinterpreted text message. Hood...
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September 18, 2017 - 7:10 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris went on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a 2015 beating that prosecutors labeled as an "orchestrated attack" and defense lawyers dismissed as a ploy to get money out of the athletes. Opening statements began with prosecutors...
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September 18, 2017 - 3:29 am
PHOENIX (AP) — NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris go on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a beating outside a Phoenix recreation center more than two years ago. The twin brothers could face a maximum of nearly four years in prison if they are found guilty. A conviction would...
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September 13, 2017 - 10:21 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection in the aggravated assault trial of NBA twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris concluded Wednesday after the eight-member panel was chosen. Opening statements will be delivered Monday for what is expected to be a 10-day trial. The Morris brothers were indicted by an...
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September 13, 2017 - 7:53 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the start of a Phoenix trial for two NBA players accused of assaulting a man (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Jury selection is underway in the assault trial of NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris. Attorneys have narrowed down the initial jury pool of 110 people to 49...
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