April 29, 1998 |
A jury convicted one guard and acquitted another in the beatings of illegal immigrants jailed after a detention center riot. Joseph Werthmann III faces five to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of second-degree official misconduct for failing to report or stop the abuse. Edward Einhorn was acquitted of charges he beat the inmates and failed to report or stop the abuse.
October 5, 1995
After the verdicts, defense attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. said problems in the timeline played a role in his client's acquittal. "If you look at the timeline, you know O. J. Simpson could not, would not and did not commit this crime," he said. Prosecution said . . . Barking dog at 10:17 to 10:20 indicated murders had just been committed. Kato Kaelin heard three thumps at 10:51 Testimony on Timing 9:35: Kato Kaelin left defendant alone.
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October 25, 1993 |
The Verdicts have left me confused and unsettled. I don't like the idea that Henry Watson and Damian Williams were acquitted of most of the charges stemming from the out-of-control violence last year at Florence and Normandie. The attack against Reginald Denny may have been the focal point of the trial, but I wanted a measure of justice for Fidel Lopez, a Latino immigrant who was attacked for no apparent reason.
March 8, 2012 |
Like a grandma dogged by bad luck at the bingo table, federal prosecutors in Alabama have failed for a second time to score any courtroom convictions in the state's high-profile political corruption and gambling case. On Wednesday, a jury found six defendants -- including Milton McGregor, owner of the VictoryLand casino; two former state senators and a sitting senator -- not guilty of charges stemming from accusations that they either offered or accepted bribes related to a 2010 gambling bill, according to the Birmingham News . A casino developer, two lobbyists and a state representative pleaded guilty to corruption-related charges after an extensive federal investigation and testified against the defendants in court.
August 26, 1994 |
Tears and smiles. Anger and cries of bias. A second-degree murder conviction Thursday against two teen-agers in the paint roller spearing death of Steve Woods provoked strong reaction in a case that had already touched a nerve in Orange County, sparking rallies against gang violence and claims of racial divisions.
December 8, 2001 |
Shares of Halliburton Co. lost more than 40% after the oilfield-services company revealed that a jury ruled against it in an asbestos-related lawsuit. A six-member state court jury in Baltimore found a former subsidiary of Halliburton's Dresser Industries unit and other companies responsible for the asbestos exposure of five people and awarded them $40 million. Halliburton said its portion of the verdict against Dresser, which Halliburton acquired in 1998, totaled $30 million.
October 5, 1995
Computer-assisted number crunching reveals the following updated facts from the caseof the People of the State of California vs. Orenthal James Simpson: Number of times they spoke in court Marcia Clark: 37,000 Johnnie L. Cochran: 33,000 Christopher A. Darden: 15,000 Robert L. Shapiro: 12,000 **** Number of times word was used: Blood: 15,000 Glove: 13,000 DNA: 10,000 **** Objections: Overruled: 9,000 Sustained: 7,000 Kardashian and the luggage O.J.
May 3, 1992 |
* The McDuffie Case (1980): Four white Miami police officers accused in the fatal beating of 33-year-old black insurance salesman Arthur McDuffie--who was pulled over for speeding on his motorcycle--were acquitted. Three police officers testified under immunity that their fellow officers had beaten McDuffie. On the evening of the acquittal, riots broke out in Miami's black neighborhoods. During the rioting, three white men were dragged from a car and beaten to death.
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January 13, 2014 |
Two former Fullerton police officers accused of beating a homeless man to death in a crowded bus depot were found not guilty on all charges Monday, ending a case prosecutors said offered jurors an opportunity to send the public a "message. " Both Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli lowered their heads as the verdicts were read. The family of the homeless man, Kelly Thomas, sobbed as the court clerk read the "not guilty" verdicts. The verdict comes after three weeks of testimony but only one full day of jury deliberation.
May 3, 2007 |
A federal judge signed off on a $1.52-billion jury verdict in favor of Alcatel-Lucent in a digital music patent dispute against Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft Corp. U.S. District Court Judge Rudi M. Brewster in San Diego entered his judgment Monday, concluding that Microsoft's Windows Media Player software infringed patents owned by the Paris-based company.