Daily Archives: May 20, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
Arias to Testify Today as Lone Defense Witness in Sentencing Hearing

Jodi Arias was expected to testify on her own behalf today in the sentencing phase of her first-degree murder trial, but the proceedings ended early after defense attorneys declined to call any witnesses. Arias is now expected to be the only witness to testify in her defense when the hearing resumes tomorrow. Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi kicked off the hearing by requesting a mistrial, alleging witness intimidation against Arias’ childhood friend Patricia Womack. According to the mistrial motion, Womack began …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Government by Michele Bowman  
No ‘Speedy Trial’ for Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly has yet to be formally indicted for any crimes – giving both the government and his lawyers even more time to prepare for a case that already seems to be proceeding at a snail’s pace.    Deadlines Pass . . . The one-month anniversary of Tsarnaev’s apprehension was May 19. Found hiding in a boat in a Watertown, Mass., backyard, the 19-year-old was seriously wounded in the throat. He spent the first few …

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Posted 4 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Vermont Gov. Signs Death with Dignity Bill

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into a law a death with dignity bill that will allow physicians to prescribe medication for terminally sick patients who wish to end their lives. Shumlin, who promised to push the legislation during his 2010 campaign, said in a statement that he knows “how important it is for those who face terminal illness and tremendous pain to have this choice, in conjunction with their physicians and loved ones, in the final days of their …

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Posted 4 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Lost and Found Emails Could Be Smoking Gun in MJ Trial

The Michael Jackson wrongful death trial in Los Angeles concluded its third week of testimony on Friday, and a cache of emails surfaced over the weekend that could provide new insight on the influence the singer’s concert promoters exercised over his life. Attorneys for the Jackson family are arguing that promoter AEG Live owes them billions because the group pressured Michael to perform at the expense of his health, ultimately leading to his death. Last week two choreographers told the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Social Networks by Josh Crank  
Can Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker Get Away With Murder?

A hitchhiker who gained nationwide fame earlier this year for using a hatchet to break up a bizarre attack is back in the headlines. But this time, instead of being heralded as a hero, he’s being charged with murder. Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, known as “Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker” ever since his television news interview became a viral video sensation, was arrested at a Philadelphia bus station Thursday and charged with the murder of 73-year-old Joseph Galfy, Jr. Authorities say McGillvary …

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