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Mother of Trayvon Martin seeks damages, compensation in son's death

Trayvon Martin’s mother is pursuing more than $75,000 in damages from the homeowners’ association of the gated community where her son was killed, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Monday. Sybrina Fulton is also seeking money from a state fund set up to help crime victims and their families, it said.


China prepares for trial in sensational case of Neil Heywood slaying

Gu Kailai Books

Is it possible for the butler, who hasn't met with his lawyer yet, to get a fair trial in the poisoning of Neil Heywood, associate of political wife Gu Kailai? The lawyer for one of the defendants in China's most sensational murder case is emphatic: The butler did not do it.


China to hold Gu Kailai murder trial on Aug 9: sources

China will open the murder trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of ousted Communist Party Politburo member Bo Xilai, on August 9, two sources said on Friday, a case at the center of a scandal that has rocked the government and could bring Gu the death penalty.


Psychiatrist's warning about Holmes ignored when he dropped out

The psychiatrist who was treating Colorado movie massacre suspect James Holmes warned a University of Colorado threat-assessment team that he could be a danger, but no action was taken because he soon dropped out of school, the Denver Post reported.


Judge in George Zimmerman's Florida trial will not step down

Kenneth Lester

A Florida judge on Wednesday rejected a motion asking him to step down from the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, ruling the defense request was "legally insufficient."


Defense attorneys ask for mistrial in Drew Peterson trial

Testimony on Wednesday morning in the murder trial of ex-cop Drew Peterson is expected to focus again on the discovery of third wife Kathleen Savio's body in the bathtub in her Bolingbrook home.


Drew Peterson goes on trial Tuesday for wife's murder

Drew Peterson

Almost five years after the disappearance of his fourth wife, former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson will go on trial Tuesday for the murder of his third wife.


Murder Charges to be Filed in Colorado Shooting

James Holmes

Prosecutors are expected to formally charge James Eagan Holmes with multiple counts of first degree murder on Monday in the shooting deaths of 12 people at a movie theater.


Asian-American soldier faced punishment before he shot himself, trial told

A Chinese-American soldier in Afghanistan was forced to crawl about 50 yards (45.7 meters) as punishment while his superiors yelled and hurled rocks at him hours before he took his own life, a fellow soldier testified on Friday in a court-martial hearing.


Zimmerman's wife pleads not guilty to perjury


The wife of the man accused of killing Trayvon Martin has pleaded not guilty to lying about their finances at his initial bond hearing.


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