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  • Married man is sentenced to life in prison for murdering soccer mom who led double life as an ESCORT

    12/28/2016 6:19:28 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies and Associated Press ^ | 27 December 2016 | By Valerie Edwards
    A married man was convicted Tuesday of murder and kidnapping in the 2007 death of a single mother from Colorado who led a double life as a paid escort. A judge sentenced 65-year-old Lester Ralph Jones to life in prison without parole after the jury delivered its verdict, according to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. It was Jones' second trial in the killing of Paige Birgfeld. The first ended in a mistrial in September when jurors couldn't reach a unanimous verdict.
  • Norfolk Treasurer Anthony Burfoot found guilty on 6 counts in federal public corruption trial

    12/09/2016 7:47:04 PM PST · by csvset · 9 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 9 DEC 2016 | Scott Daugherty and Eric Hartley
    NORFOLK Anthony Burfoot sold his City Council votes to benefit developers for six years and then lied about it when questioned in federal court, a jury found Friday. The city’s treasurer, who previously served as vice mayor, was convicted on six of eight public corruption and perjury charges. He can remain free until he is sentenced April 17 in U.S. District Court, but he must submit to the supervision of a federal probation officer. Burfoot – who plans to appeal and continue working at the treasurer’s office while that’s pending – faces the possibility of 90 years in prison but...
  • Baltimore Police Officer Found Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Death

    05/23/2016 8:42:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mariam Khan
    A judge found Baltimore police officer Edward Nero not guilty today on all four charges for his role in the events leading up to the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Nero, 30, had been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office, all stemming from his actions during the initial stop and arrest of Gray, who suffered a catastrophic spinal injury while in police custody. Gray died one week later on April 19, 2015, and his death sparked days of violent protests in Baltimore.
  • Verdict Reached in Case of American Journalist Obama Left Behind in Iran

    10/12/2015 6:28:31 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 12 replies ^ | 10/12/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    When President Obama made a deal with the Iranians in July over the terror sponsor's nuclear program, he left four Americans behind. One of those Americans is Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian. By the administration's own admission and standards Rezaian, who has been held in an Iranian prison for more than a year, is being held on trumped up, bogus charges. This morning, it is being reported Rezaian has been issued a verdict on those same charges after a closed door "trial." An Iranian judiciary spokesman said Sunday that a verdict has been reached in the espionage case of Washington...
  • Verdict in on James Holmes trial - to be read at 2:00 MDT (Guilty!)

    07/16/2015 12:32:03 PM PDT · by G Larry · 35 replies
    710 AM | 7-16-2015 | KNUS
    Verdict reached in Aurora Theater Murder Trial - To be read at 2:00 MDT
  • Mother found not guilty, insane in attacks

    09/21/2013 9:28:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 21, 2013 | Steve Schmadeke
    A mentally ill woman who stabbed her infant daughter 10 times in the face with a pair of scissors before boarding a crowded CTA bus and stabbing a woman and her young daughter was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday. Nancy Laroche, 34, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, was found by her fiance's mother kneeling over her crying 10-month-old daughter on Jan. 9, 2008, at their Bronzeville apartment, according to testimony at her bench trial in Cook County Circuit Court.
  • Tom DeLay verdict overturned by Texas appellate court

    09/19/2013 8:01:47 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 171 replies
    A Texas Court of Appeals in Austin has overturned the conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, attorney Brian Wice told KVUE sister station KHOU 11 News.
  • De'Marquise Elkins Guilty: Teen convicted of murder in shooting of Ga. baby Antonio Santiago Did a search didnt see any thing on the verdict.
  • Open letter to "Dear Leader" in response to his Zimmerman statement

    07/21/2013 3:28:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Received via email with request to post | July 21, 2013 | Commentary by a lurker
    Mr. President: By stating that the outcome would have been different were it a white child, you have deemed the jury’s verdict on Mr. Zimmerman to be wrong. The prosecution said that race was not involved; the jurors revealed that race was never considered; and yet, you purposed to re-inject it into an already contorted national algorithm…to an exponential degree. You re-condemned a man found innocent by an impartial jury. What does remembrance of your being profiled in some department store have to do with other than your own imagined past? By clouding the jury decision with such self-serving verbal...
  • Obama Addresses Trayvon Martin-Zimmerman Verdict and Race ... But Did He Make the Racial Divide in

    07/19/2013 12:23:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    fox ^ | 7/19/13 | fox
    REPORTERS: Whoa! Q: Hello. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: That’s so — that’s so disappointing, man. Jay, is this kind of — the kind of respect that you get? (Laughter.) Q: Wake up! Q: What brings you out here, Mr. – PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, on — on — on television it usually looks like you’re addressing a full room. Q: (Laughs.) It’s just a mirage. Q: There’s generally not – PRESIDENT OBAMA: All right. (Cross talk.) Q: (Inaudible) — got the Detroit story. Read more:
  • Rasmussen: Near-majority agrees with Zimmerman verdict, 48/34

    07/17/2013 12:04:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2013 | AllahPundit
    Significant, not only because it’s the first major poll of public opinion about the verdict but because Holder will think twice about bringing federal charges if he believes it’s a sure political loser for his boss.We’ll need more polls before drawing hard conclusions but here’s data point number one: Reactions to the jury decision in the shooting of Trayvon Martin vary sharply along racial lines.The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of American Adults agree with the jury’s verdict that Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is not guilty of murder in the shooting death of the...
  • Church Sign Generates Emotional Debate Over Race After Zimmerman Verdict

    07/16/2013 11:11:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 7/16/13 | cbs
    CHICAGO (CBS) – A sign posted outside a south suburban church is generating a powerful debate over race in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict. The marquee outside the First Baptist Church of University Park earlier this week read: “It Is Safe To Kill Black People In Amerikkka.” On Saturday, a jury of six women in Florida acquitted Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Several comments on the church’s Facebook page took issue with the reference to the Ku Klux Klan in the word Amerikkka, with many saying the church’s sign is hateful and divisive and implies...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Protesters storm Wal-Mart in Crenshaw area

    07/15/2013 9:51:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 7/15/13 | Ruben Vives, Andrew Blankdstein and Robert J. Lopez
    People protesting George Zimmerman's acquittal marched along Crenshaw Boulevard on Monday night, stomping on cars, chasing bystanders and storming a Wal-Mart. Several protesters made their way into the Wal-Mart as guards scrambled to close security gates. A short while later, Los Angeles Police Department officers wearing helmets and carrying batons swarmed the store as others marched through the parking lot. The LAPD declared a tactical alert about 9 p.m., which means that off-duty officers can be held on duty when their shifts end and may respond only to high-priority calls. The LAPD arrested at least one person but vowed to...
  • Police say Jogger Attacked in Wake of Zimmerman Verdict

    07/15/2013 7:19:31 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 51 replies
    Fow News ^ | July 15, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A man jogging alongside a Mississippi highway was abducted and beaten by three African-American men allegedly in retaliation of the George Zimmerman verdict, police told Fox News. Senatobia Police Chief Steve Holt told Fox News the victim, who is white, was jogging Sunday night along Highway 51 when the suspects pulled over and ordered him to get inside their car. “One of them asked, ‘Do you know who Trayvon Martin was?’” Holt said. At that point, the men in the vehicle attacked the victim. Memphis television station WREG reported the assailants told the victim, “This is for Trayvon.” The television...
  • Obama on verdict: We’re ‘a nation of laws and a jury has spoken’ (Obamacare still delayed)

    07/14/2013 3:40:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/14/13 | Ben Goad, Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama on Sunday called the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin a “tragedy” and urged calm one day after shooter George Zimmerman was acquitted, saying that American was a “nation of laws, and a jury has spoken.” “The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America,” said Obama in a statement. “I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher,” he continued. “But we are a nation of laws, and a jury...
  • Oakland Demonstrators Burn Flags, Smash Cop Car After

    07/14/2013 6:56:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul 14, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Crime Oakland Demonstrators Burn Flags, Smash Cop Car After Jul. 14, 2013 7:45am Madeleine Morgenstern SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman held largely peaceful demonstrations in three California cities, but broke windows and started small street fires Oakland, police said. The gatherings Saturday night ranged from a few dozen to a couple hundred people turning out to protest the verdict in the Florida courtroom over the death of Trayvon Martin, and police said some of the demonstrations continued into the early hours Sunday. The Oakland police dispatch office said about 100 people protested, with...
  • Day 24 (Week #5) Zimmerman Trial – Final Day – Probably a Verdict before dinner [No, Jury Adjourned]

    07/12/2013 4:52:55 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 3,503 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 12, 2013 | Sundance
    Today, July 12th, is DAY #24 (of 5th week) State of Florida V. George Zimmerman case. Yesterday the prosecution provide closing arguments (Summary: Today the defense attorney, Mark O’Mara will present his closing argument. Then the prosecution rebuttal.
  • Cops go door-to-door in Trayvon town

    07/02/2013 1:56:48 AM PDT · by hamboy · 43 replies ^ | July 1, 2013 |
    Cops go door-to-door in Trayvon town To calm city in preparation for Zimmerman verdict.Cops are going door-to-door in an American city again, only this time at least they are knocking on doors instead of knocking them down.The most recent example of a police-state presence is developing even now in Sanford, Fla., where neighborhood-watch participant George Zimmerman is on trial for murder for the death of teenager Trayvon Martin. While the media has portrayed Zimmerman as white, he actually has a Hispanic heritage, and Martin was black. Police say they fear the backlash from the community which could develop at the...
  • Jury in Murder Trial of Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Reaches Verdict

    05/13/2013 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 220 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The jury in the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell returned a verdict and it moments away from announcing it. Reports indicate the jury has reached a verdict on all 263 counts. Gosnell is charged with four counts of first-degree murder for killing babies following delivery in an abortion process that involved “snipping” their necks and spinal cords. He also faces a third-degree murder charge related to the death of a woman, Karnamaya Mongar, 41, of Virginia, from a botched legal abortion. Gosnell, who has been in jail since his January 2011 arrest. The abortionist faces 258 counts total...
  • Jury Finds Drew Peterson Guilty of First Degree Murder

    09/06/2012 1:02:23 PM PDT · by GVnana · 16 replies ^ | 9/6/2012
    JOLIET, Ill. – DEVELOPING: Jurors convicted Drew Peterson of murdering his third wife Thursday, capping a sensational, five-year legal saga that began after the swaggering former Illinois police officer's fourth wife vanished. Peterson, 58, faces a maximum 60-year prison term when sentenced. Illinois has no death penalty. The prosecution built its case almost exclusively on circumstantial and hearsay evidence, including testimony about what Peterson's wives had told friends and acquaintances before the one died and the other disappeared. The verdict was a vindication for Will County prosecutors, who gambled by putting on such a case and then committed numerous stumbles...