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Affidavit says Zimmerman 'profiled' Martin

George Zimmerman

An affidavit of probable cause in Florida's case against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of an unarmed 17-year-old says that the neighborhood watch volunteer "profiled" the victim, Trayvon Martin, and disregarded a police dispatcher's request that he await the arrival of police.


In murder trial's jury selection, Jennifer Hudson becomes focus

Michael Muskal Jury selection in the Chicago murder trial involving the family of movie star and singer Jennifer Hudson began in earnest on Monday, again raising the question of just how much celebrity influences justice.


Prosecutor in Trayvon Martin Case Known as Tough

Prosecutor weighing charges in Trayvon Martin case known for toughness, use of force expertise


Former U.Va. lacrosse player faces 26 years

Relatives of George Huguely V

In a trial that revealed the lives of elite athletes at a top-notch school, a former University of Virginia lacrosse player faces 26 years in prison for the beating death of his former girlfriend amid a swirl of betrayal, distrust, anger and a culture of drinking....


Van der Sloot sentenced to 28 years for Peru murder

Peruvian judges on Friday sentenced Dutch national Joran van der Sloot to 28 years in prison and ordered him to pay thousands of dollars in reparations for the killing of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman in 2010... Investigators have said they believe van der Sloot killed Flores after she found something related to the Holloway case on his computer while visiting him in his hotel room.


Casey Anthony says she became pregnant with Caylee after passing out at party

Casey Anthony told a psychiatrist that she became pregnant with her daughter, Caylee, after passing out at a party when she was 18 years old, according to depositions in which the doctor said tests gave no indication that Anthony was mentally ill as she faced her murder trial.


Casey Anthony takes Fifth 60 times

Casey Anthony takes Fifth 60 times

Attorneys representing Casey Anthony invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination 60 times during a deposition given in a civil suit against her, according to a transcript of the proceedings.


Knox to fly home after acquittal

Knox to fly home after acquittal

Amanda Knox is set to fly home to the US after she and Raffaele Sollecito were cleared by an Italian court of murdering student Meredith Kercher.


Casey Anthony Prosecutor Writing Book About Case

Casey Anthony Prosecutor Writing Book About Case

One of the prosecutors in the Casey Anthony murder trial is writing a book about the case. Ashton was the co-prosecutor in the trial of Anthony, the young Florida mother accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. The trial garnered national media attention.


Trial of teen charged with killing gay classmate grows heated

The victim's family objects to testimony and tears about a dress given to the boy, who was later shot to death. Testimony in student Brandon McInerney's murder trial this week turned heated, at one point sparking an altercation between the family of a teacher and the family of slain gay student Larry King.


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