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Man who threw his baby off bridge convicted of murder

2 minutes agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — A man charged with throwing his baby son off a 90-foot-high bridge to his death was convicted of murder on Wednesday. Tony Moreno was convicted by a jury that deliberated for a short time Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. The 23-year-old faces up to 70 years at prison when he’s sentenced in...

Man Who Threw Baby Son to His Death Found Guilty

A Connecticut man was convicted of murder Wednesday for throwing his baby son off a 90-foot-high bridge to his death, the AP reports. Tony Moreno, 23, of Middletown, was convicted by a jury that deliberated for a short time Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. He faces up to 70 years...

Supreme Court rejects use of racial stereotypes in deciding punishment, reopens case of death row inmate

The Supreme Court on Wednesday firmly rejected the use of racial stereotypes when deciding the proper sentence for a convicted criminal, reopening the case of a black man who was condemned to death after his Texas jury was told African Americans are statistically more likely than whites to commit...

Death penalty bill requiring unanimous jury vote moving fast

A Florida bill to require a unanimous jury recommendation before the death penalty can be imposed is ready for a full vote in both legislative chambers. The Senate Rules Committee … Click to Continue »

Trea Turner's excuse for arriving late to Nationals' workout? Jury duty.

Everyone must perform their civic duty, though the excuse was a first for Dusty Baker in his 22nd year as a manager.

Getman: Let's Fix Linn

Jack Getman (Texas) wrote a guest post yesterday over at PrawfsBlawg on The Continuing Mischief of the Linn Case. I am re-posting it here with Jack's permission: In September of last year, a Texas jury, on the basis of erroneous...

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Black Man Whose Lawyer Called Racist “Expert” to the Stand

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a black death row inmate, Duane Buck, whose own attorney called an “expert” to the stand who told the jury Buck’s race made him a danger to society. Chief Justice John Roberts pennedShow More Summary

Jury Selection Begins In Former Sheriff Lee Baca's Retrial

A mistrial was declared in December 2016 after a jury deadlocked on the corruption charges Baca faced. [ more › ]

Supreme Court rejects use of 'racial stereotypes' in death penalty cases

The Supreme Court rejected the use of "racial stereotypes" in death penalty cases Wednesday, reopening the case of a black man in Texas who was sentenced to die after his jury was told African Americans are more likely than whites to commit crimes. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said this testimony...

At start of Baca retrial, sides dig in for another fight

The first time Lee Baca was put on trial for obstructing an FBI investigation, lawyers for the former Los Angeles County sheriff nearly convinced a jury that the government’s case was all smoke and no fire. Now, with a retrial set to open this week, Baca’s defense team is ready to mount another...

Protecting Jury Impartiality

Jury integrity may actually be undermined when courts take a proactive approach to ensuring that jury pools constitute a representative cross-segment of the community.

Late Night Will See Your Manchester by the Sea and Raise You Oscar Bait The Movie

The jury is still out as to whether “Oscar bait” has any intrinsic value as a term, but that’s only because the jury is crying so hard, they can’t leave their beautiful little sons or escape that doomed bus they’re about to crash, a tragedy that will haunt them forever. ... More »

Judge sends case of disabled teen's death to grand jury, tells court, 'They let him rot'

20 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

Mother, grandparents won't be allowed out of jail to attend Joey Bishop's funeral.        

Jury weighs whether dad threw infant son from bridge

23 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Prosecutors say Tony Moreno tossed the 7-month-old to his death; Moreno testified the child slipped from his arms and into the Connecticut River

Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Urmila Sri Thakur, also known as Urmila Buddhu-Thakur and Indro Buddhu-Thakur, 72, Wethersfield, Connecticut was charged in a nine-count grand jury indictment with conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering offenses related to a fraudulent debt elimination scheme. Show More Summary

Second trial begins in occupation of Oregon wildlife refuge

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Opening arguments in the trial of four men who took part in an armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife refuge last year are scheduled to begin on Tuesday in Oregon, after a jury previously acquitted seven other occupiers in a stinging defeat for prosecutors. Duane Ehmer of Oregon, Jake Ryan of Montana,...

'Dr. Death' Sentenced in Texas

Mary Efurd came out of back surgery in 2012 unable to use her legs and missing a third of her blood. Her Texas neurosurgeon has now been sentenced to life in prison as a result, reports the Dallas Morning News. A jury found Christopher Duntsch, 45, guilty of intentionally causing...

U.S. top court rejects Boston Scientific's patent licensing appeal

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an appeal by Boston Scientific Corp of a Maryland state court jury verdict ordering the medical device company to pay $308 million to a patent licensor for breach of contract concerning implantable cardiac devices.

Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Jury Cannot Award Damages That Were Neither Sought or Proven

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Stapas v. Giant Eagle, Inc., 2016 Pa. Super. 303 (Pa. Super. Dec. 23, 2016 Stabile, J. Bowes, J. Musmanno, J.) (Op. by Stabile, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed, in part, the trial court’s denial of post-trial motions in a personal injury matter arising out of a shooting incident. Show More Summary

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