New trial ordered in Ritenour murder case | News  OttumwacourierOSKALOOSA — A judge has set aside Alicia Ritenour's conviction in the death of her daughter, Ava, ordering a new trial.

Pipeline Attorneys Ask Court for New Trial After Santa Barbara Convictions for Refugio Oil Spill  NoozhawkThe pipeline company convicted of multiple criminal charges related to the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill has filed a motion asking a Santa Barbara County Superior ...

Flynn’s Risk of Prison Resurfaces  BloombergMichael Flynn entered a courtroom Tuesday with the hope of a lenient sentence with no prison time and a thank-you for his cooperation.

Could a Supreme Court Decision Entitle 2,000 Oklahoma Inmates to New Trials?  The AtlanticRoughly half of the state could be designated as reservation land. No one's sure what that would mean for Native inmates whose crimes occurred within those ...

Ghana: IGP Contempt Case - Court Sets Aside Conviction  AllAfrica.comA high court in Accra yesterday set aside the conviction for contempt of court against Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Exonerees Aim a Hopeful Eye at John Creuzot's District Attorney's Office  D MagazineAfter years of falling exoneration numbers, Creuzot is tasked with the turnaround.

Supreme Court Asked to Toss Conviction in Cold Case Killing  U.S. News & World ReportAn attorney for a man convicted 38 years after the killing of a teenager sought Wednesday to convince skeptical state supreme court justices to set aside the ...

Ex-death row inmate in Mississippi resentenced in baby death  San Francisco ChronicleJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A judge ruled Monday that a Mississippi man should spend the rest of his life in prison after the state Supreme Court ordered a review ...

‘A completely different man:' Minnesotans ask forgiveness from Pardon Board  KMSP-TVConvicted Minnesotans asked powerful state officials for mercy Thursday, the last people to do so before the state Pardon Board undergoes major changes to its ...

Maldives court annuls conviction of former president  WRAL.comThe Maldives' top court has annulled a conviction for the country's former president on terror charges that carried a 13-year prison sentence.

Judge in Jason Van Dyke Case Denies Motions for New Trial, Sets January Sentencing Date  NBC ChicagoFormer Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was convicted in October of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, will be ...

Expert testimony allowed in upcoming hearing for convicted Dru Sjodin killer  myndnow.comA federal judge has denied prosecution requests to bar expert witnesses from testifying on behalf of the defense at an upcoming hearing in the case of Alfonso ...

Convicted Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Returns To Court To Appeal His Conviction  CBS PhillyFollow CBSPHILLY Facebook | Twitter. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal is due in court Monday morning. He's asking a ...

Ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos must report to prison Monday, judge orders  The Washington PostA federal judge on Sunday ruled that George Papadopoulos must report to prison as scheduled on Monday, rejecting a bid by the former Trump campaign ...

Maine's top court will hear the appeal of Joyce McLain's killer  Bangor Daily NewsThe Maine Supreme Judicial Court will consider this week whether to reverse the conviction and set aside the 45-year sentence of an an East Millinocket man ...

Maine supreme court asked to toss conviction in cold case killing  Seacoastonline.comPORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- An attorney for a man convicted 38 years after the killing of a teenager sought Wednesday to convince skeptical Maine supreme court ...

Time To Reject General Flynn's Guilty Plea  New York SunWhen General Flynn comes up for sentencing tomorrow, the right move would be for the federal judge to reject the general's guilty plea and throw out the case ...

Sajjan Kumar gets life sentence in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case  The Tribune IndiaAditi Tandon. Tribune News *Service*. New Delhi, December 17. Bringing to justice the first-ever senior Congress functionary for his role in the 1984 Sikh carnage ...

Ritenour conviction overturned; new trial to be held - Oskaloosa News  Oskaloosa newsOskaloosa, Iowa- A nearly five-year-old murder case has taken a new twist after a Senior Judge found ineffective assistance of counsel. Alicia Ritenour's 2014 ...

Think tank: Terrorists to be paid as PA allots NIS 1.2b. for inmates, 'martyrs'  The Times of IsraelReport details 2018 funds set aside for issue; recipients include Palestinians who have attacked Israelis, and their families, though exact figure is unknown.

Hearing set for 4 cops facing possible dismissal over alleged cover-up of Laquan McDonald shooting  Chicago TribuneThe Chicago Police Board has tentatively scheduled hearings in March for four officers facing possible dismissal over allegations they covered up the ...

Boulder DA Willing To Vacate Some Marijuana Convictions In 2019  CBS DenverBOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – People convicted of lesser pot-related offenses in Boulder County can apply next year to have those marks erased from their records.

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Verdict Live Updates: Sajjan Kumar Convicted, Gets Life Term  NDTV NewsCongress leader Sajjan Kumar was convicted in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case by the Delhi High Court. Reversing a lower court judgement that had acquitted him ...

Judge denies getaway driver's request for new trial in 1980 cop killing  Chicago TribuneA judge denied James Hill's request for a new trial in the 1980 killing of Lawrence Pucalik.

Judge: Sevier woman wrongly convicted in assault by panic attack case  Knoxville News SentinelNearly two years after Tina C. Cody was jailed for causing a Sevier County Sheriff's Office deputy to panic after he opened fire without warning on her ...

Supreme Court decision on Oklahoma reservation case to be issued in 2019  KFOR Oklahoma CityOKLAHOMA CITY - A ruling on an Oklahoma case heard by the nation's highest court this week will be issued in 2019. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard ...

AG's task force on rape cases recommends officer training, more data  Star TribuneAttorney general's task force finished 47-page report for lawmakers to consider.

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) sends letter to Gov. Brown to approve the Application for Commutation of Donald James Bohana  LasentinelDecember 5, 2018. Via Federal Express. Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Governor. State of California, Office of Legal Affairs. State Capitol. 1303 10th Street.

You know who would love the impeachment process? Trump, of course.  The Washington PostIf you were born at the right time, you will get to fully observe three presidential impeachment fights. The first two were high dramas over high crimes and ...

Supreme Court affirms Bashar's marriage fraud conviction - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan TribuneThe NMI Supreme Court affirmed last Dec. 5 Mohammad A. Bashar's conviction for marriage fraud. Back in July 2016, Bashar sought the Supreme Court's ...

Vader's lawyer grilled by justices during appeal of McCann manslaughter convictions  Edmonton JournalAlberta Court of Appeal justices grilled lawyers representing Travis Vader in an Edmonton courtroom Friday during an appeal of his manslaughter convictions in ...

Driver to be sentenced Thursday for road rage murder of Bianca Roberson  Daily Local NewsWEST CHESTER — Attorneys for the two sides in the case against David Desper, who shot and killed a West Chester area teenager during a “road rage” ...

High Court overturns Tian Chua’s 2016 sedition conviction  Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 — The High Court today acquitted and discharged PKR vice-president Tian Chua of giving a speech of a seditious nature at a ...

Judge: Guilty plea in fatal overdose will stand  Port Huron Times HeraldKeith Milton Piggue originally pleaded guilty last February to delivering of a controlled substance causing death after 25-year-old Kyle Holt died in December ...

Winnipeg man wins fight to overturn 30-year-old murder conviction  CBC NewsAfter more than 30 years, Frank Ostrowski has won his fight to reverse his conviction for first-degree murder. On Tuesday, the Manitoba Court of Appeal released ...

Court Frees Man Convicted Of Damaging Jayalalithaa's Photos In Civic Body  NDTV NewsThe Madras High Court Friday acquitted a man sentenced to six months rigorous imprisonment by a lower court for allegedly damaging late Chief Minister J ...

Retrial for man who retracted guilty plea at mitigation  The Straits TimesThe High Court ordered a retrial for a shipping executive fined $240000 for foreign labour offences, in a case which clarified the scope of the law as to when an ...

Spanish court again refuses gang rape conviction over attack  CityNews VancouverMADRID — A Spanish court has upheld a sexual abuse conviction and nine-year prison sentence for five men who attacked an 18-year-old woman, but judges ...

Court Backs Shell, Voids Conviction Over Land Feud  Independent Newspapers LimitedUnsatisfied with the verdict of a Rivers State trial court, the Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has set aside the conviction of the Managing Director of The ...

Texans owner Bob McNair was a man of conviction  Houston Chronicle When the NFL awarded an expansion franchise to Houston, the team didn't even have a name. It had an owner. When the team began hiring personnel — head ...

Why Oracle Stock Is Headed in the Right Direction  Investorplace.comORCL stock is still a buy after Oracle beat its earnings metrics and the company remains committed to growing its cloud services.

Corruption case ends with conviction and acquittal  NewsdayOyster Bay Highway Maintenance Supervisor Salvatore Cecere was convicted on misdemeanor charges of official misconduct and theft of services. Former ...

Teen discharged without conviction in robbery  Matangi TongaA 16-year-old boy who assaulted and robbed a Chinese shopkeeper in February this year was discharged without conviction by a Supreme Court judge on ...

Conviction appeal denied by Court of Appeal  Collie MailA man has lost his bid to have a driving conviction overturned by the Court of Appeal.

A reformer won the election for St. Louis County DA. But his future subordinates might join the police union.  The Washington PostLast August, Wesley Bell trounced longtime St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch in the Democratic primary. Bell won with 57 percent of the vote. Since he ...

High Court Sets Aside Linda Masarira Conviction  ZimEye - Zimbabwe NewsTwo High Court Judges Justice Charles Hungwe and Justice Neville Wamambo have today set aside the conviction of pro-democracy campaigner Linda ...

Who killed Kentucky mom: Her boyfriend or the 'psychopath' next door?  Courier JournalOver the objections of the victim's family, prosecutors are plowing ahead with a 38-year-old murder case in which the defendant already was tried twice and ...

Imelda Marcos allowed to post bail, seek 'post-conviction remedies'  ABS-CBN NewsThe Sandiganbayan 5th Division has granted the request of Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos to post bail and file post-conviction remedies, including going to ...

Delhi HC: '1984 Massacre a Crime Against Humanity, India Must Plug Legal Loopholes'  The Wire"Common to the instances of mass crimes are the targeting of minorities and the attacks spearheaded by the dominant political actors facilitated by the law ...

The Top 10 Holdings of Our Ultimate Stock-Pickers' Index  Morningstar.comFund investors would like to see their actively managed funds beat the market every year, but they've been left wanting for well over a decade. The lack of ...

Gail Maney case 'could be bigger' than Teina Pora's - Investigator Tim McKinnel  Radio New ZealandHe helped overturn Teina Pora's murder conviction. Now Tim McKinnel is investigating another potential wrongful conviction he believes could out-do even that ...

Sajjan Kumar's conviction should worry the likes of Kamal Nath, Jagdish Tytler  PGurusThe High Court verdict has raised hopes among victims of the 1984 massacre of getting more names to justice — the two most prominent being Kamal Nath and ...

NPA to appeal school patroller's sexual assault and rape acquittal  SowetanLIVE Sunday WorldThe National Prosecuting Authority says it intends to appeal against the court acquittal of a former scholar patroller at a Soweto school who was accused of rape ...

Timeline: Suburban serial killer John Wayne Gacy and the efforts to recover, name his 33 victims  Chicago TribuneForty years later, here's a guide to the investigation, conviction and execution of John Wayne Gacy with continuing efforts to name the remaining six unidentified ...

Convicted man gets bail to witness birth of baby  Deccan HeraldThe Karnataka High Court has granted bail for four weeks to a man serving prison sentence for sexually assaulting a girl with strict conditions.

Trump Tweeted About a “Military Hero” Charged With Murder. Here’s What We Know About the Bizarre Case.  SlateOn Sunday, President Trump tweeted that he would “be reviewing the case of a 'U.S. Military hero' ” charged with murder. It is a bizarre case: a decorated Green ...

Wesley Bell's challenge as a St. Louis County prosecutor  STLtoday.comLast August, Wesley Bell trounced longtime St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch in the Democratic primary. Bell won with 57 percent of the ...

Analysis | The Daily 202: Six key quotes from Michael Cohen's sentencing — and why his 'dirty deeds' matter  The Washington PostTrump says he “never directed” Cohen to break the law, as Mueller's team declines to elaborate on what the president's former fixer has divulged to them.

Military court sets aside sex abuse conviction of Air Guardsman  Dayton Daily NewsThe Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals has set aside a conviction and sentencing of an Ohio Air National Guardsman who had been found guilty of a charge of ...

Analysis | The Daily 202: Trump's rescue mission to Mississippi may drag Cindy Hyde-Smith across the finish line  The Washington PostWith Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: If tomorrow's special election in Mississippi is a referendum on President Trump, Republicans will win. That's why he will hold ...

US attorney opposes Maggio's release bid  Arkansas Democrat-GazetteThe U.S. attorney's office told a federal court Wednesday that it opposed former Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's motion to be released from prison while he tries ...

Prep school grad in sex assault case asks for new trial  Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Supreme Court heard biting criticism of a prep school graduate's star-studded legal team Wednesday, as his lawyer ...

Contempt case against IGP declared 'null and void'  Graphic OnlineA contempt conviction against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante Apeatu, was Monday set aside by the Commercial Division of the Accra ...

When ICE Comes to Town  Rolling StoneFamilies separated, jobs lost and towns in turmoil: How a quiet corner of eastern Tennessee was turned upside down by Trump's immigration forces.

Can Trump Pardon Himself?  The AtlanticOn June 4, President Donald Trump tweeted, “As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do ...

SpaceX to launch US spy satellite in first national security mission 23 hours ago  Yeni Şafak EnglishElon Musk's SpaceX was poised on Tuesday to launch a new spy satellite for the U.S. military, markin.

Topeka mans 2013 murder conviction set aside, will get new trial  The Topeka Capital-JournalA Topeka man will get a new trial after a Shawnee County district judge ruled his attorney's performance was deficient in one area.William P. Spangler, 27, was ...

Retrial begins for man accused in fatal wreck  Beaumont EnterpriseApril Bertrand was holding her daughter's bleeding head with one hand and frantically calling 911 with the other. "I love you, your mom's here," she said ...

Iraq’s Post-ISIS Campaign of Revenge  The New YorkerBen Taub on the corruption and cruelty of the state's response to suspected jihadis and their families, which seem likely to lead to the resurgence of the terror ...

Religion shouldn't override freedom of speech  Arkansas Democrat-GazetteWe think of Europe as secular, progressive, and confidently post-religious. But try criticizing Islam.

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Broadway Review: Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels Deliver An Atticus For Our Times  DeadlineWhen Scout, Jem and Dill take the stage in Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird, they're not rolling a tire down the sidewalk or peering into the knothole of some ...

Former Sycamore man wants judge to set aside predatory sex assault conviction  DeKalb Daily ChronicleSYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge said Monday that it will be October before he can rule on whether a man convicted of assaulting a child with Asperger's ...

New York man Valentino Dixon walks out of prison after 1991 murder conviction overturned thanks in part to golfing community  NBCNews.comValentino Dixon — a New York prison artist who never played golf but became known for drawings of lush courses he could only imagine — was set free this ...

Nebraska Legislature Day 46: Governor vetoes criminal conviction set-aside bill  Lincoln Journal StarGov. Pete Ricketts issued his first veto of the session Wednesday, rejecting a bill (LB350) that would allow a person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, with a ...

BJP demands Kamal Nath's sacking after 1984 anti-Sikh riots verdict  Times of IndiaBENGALURU: Hailing the conviction of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, the BJP on Monday demanded the removal of Kamal Nath ...

Stepfather, friends hail impending release of Mike Hirn, one of the 'Monfils Six'  Green Bay Press GazetteAfter 23 years, Mike Hirn, one of six convicted in the 1992 murder of Tom Monfils, will see freedom, thanks to parole board ruling.

2 rape convictions set aside in St. Charles County after police find evidence 'victim was untruthful'  STLtoday.comOfficials became concerned about truthfulness of statements after alleged victim accused someone in a new case.

Seattle will vacate more than 500 convictions for marijuana possession, saying they unfairly impact people of color  CNNAll seven judges on the city's municipal court agreed this week to vacate convictions from 1996 to 2010 for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Pivotal House race recount now favors Republican LeBon by one vote  KTOOThe recount in the pivotal House District 1 race has ended, and the new count favors Bart LeBon by one vote. A LeBon victory would mean Republican control of ...

Defense asks Rensselaer County judge to vacate conviction in 32-year-old arson case  Times Union TROY – A Rensselaer County State Supreme Court justice is expected to rule from the bench Thursday on defense motions to vacate the July murder and arson ...

Ralph Koltai obituary  The GuardianInfluential stage designer who created groundbreaking sets for the Royal Shakespeare Company and English National Opera.

No money for wrongly convicted man in prison for 4 years  Detroit Free PressA man who spent nearly four years in prison until his first-degree murder conviction was thrown out won't get money set aside for the wrongly convicted, the ...

Tennessee man gets federal prison time in Nebraska for gun crime  Lincoln Journal StarA 57-year-old Tennessee man said he was an innocent man who had been railroaded before a federal judge in Lincoln gave him seven years in prison for ...

Hoosier History: On This Day, December 4  CBS 4 IndianapolisToday is Tuesday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2018. There are 27 days left in the year. Today's Hoosier Highlights in History: On Dec. 4, 1905, the Cole Carriage ...

Conviction for Man Accused of Killing SIU Student is Vacated  NBC ChicagoThe conviction for a man found guilty in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student has been vacated by a judge.

Wrongly Convicted New York Inmate-Artist Is Freed With Students' Help  NBC4 WashingtonA New York prison artist who never played golf but became known for drawings of lush courses he could only imagine was set free Wednesday after authorities ...

Blankenship, now a Senate candidate, wants his conviction set aside  West Virginia MetroNewsCHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawyers for former coal executive Don Blankenship, now a candidate for U.S. Senate, have filed a motion to vacate his 2015 ...

Peshawar High Court sets aside sentences of 74 convicted by military court  DAWN.comThe Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday set aside the punishments awarded to 74 convicts by military courts in various cases of terrorism. Accepting their ...

PHC sets aside sentences of 74 military court convicts  The Express TribunePESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday set aside convictions of 74 persons convicted by the military court in terrorism charges including ...

Sean Kirst: Wrongfully convicted man keeps promise to P.I. who helped set him free  Buffalo NewsDuring his years at Attica for a murder he did not commit, Valentino Dixon felt special gratitude to a private eye who believed his story and encouraged him to…

Sheeran, Swift and all the biggest gigs of 2018  The West AustralianThe biggest names in pop descended on Perth this year. From Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift's massive Optus Stadium shows to divas at Perth Arena, we look ...

Kutesa, Museveni America bribe case  IndependentKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT REPORTERS | When on Dec.05, an American court convicted Patrick Ho Chi Ping on charges of bribing foreign ...

No money in KCK budget for DA-backed unit to investigate wrongful convictions  41 Action News Kansas CityWyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree urged the commission to fund a Conviction Integrity Unit, which would help exonerate innocent prisoners.

Former UW student tries to get sex assault conviction thrown out  WKOWA former UW-Madison student is trying to have his conviction for sexually assaulting a fellow student thrown out, maintaining his attorney made critical mistakes, ...

Evansville event offers free legal advice for those who want to expunge criminal convictions  Evansville Courier & PressEVANSVILLE, Ind. — People who want help getting a criminal conviction off their record can get free legal advice at a Memorial Baptist Church event this ...

High Court sets aside conviction of Patson Dzamara  Bulawayo24 NewsHARARE High Court judges Hungwe J and Wamambo J, today set aside the conviction of Patson Dzamara and Makomborero Haruziviishe.Represented by ...

Judge to consider motion to set aside Augusta County murder conviction  The Daily ProgressSTAUNTON — Sentencing for a man convicted of first-degree murder in Augusta County was postponed Thursday while a circuit judge considers a defense ...

S2 Update: You asked, we answered | In the Dark  APM ReportsWith the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear Curtis Flowers' appeal in the coming months, we thought it was a good time to answer some of the questions you've ...

Charges against Boston officer disappear after private court hearing  The Boston GlobeA Boston Police officer accused of stealing thousands of dollars in overtime saw his charges quietly disappear after a private court hearing. A second Boston ...

Man Reunites With Georgetown Students Whose Work Helped Him Get Out of Prison  NBC4 WashingtonA wrongfully convicted New York man who became known for his drawings of lush golf courses has reunited with the Georgetown University students who ...