Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

Sep 11, 2014

Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

The judge in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial appeared to be heading for a culpable homicide finding Thursday after ruling out both premeditated murder and murder verdicts in the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympic athlete’s girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said prosecutors have ...

Jul 29, 2014

Defense for Blackwater guards claims U.S. suppressed evidence

Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the U.S. government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen says that “a series of innocent oversights” led ...

Man, 22, pleads guilty to girlfriend's murder

Jul 22, 2014

Man, 22, pleads guilty to girlfriend's murder

A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stabbing his former girlfriend to death last October in a high-profile stalking-murder case in Mitaka, west Tokyo. Charles Thomas Ikenaga was charged with murder for fatally stabbing high school student Saaya Suzuki, 18. Ikenaga reportedly began stalking ...

Pistorius re-enacts shooting in shock footage

Jul 7, 2014

Pistorius re-enacts shooting in shock footage

Oscar Pistorius is walking on his stumps, appearing to aim a pistol, in footage broadcast Sunday that shows the Paralympic gold medallist at his most vulnerable in a shock re-enactment of the night he shot his girlfriend. Lawyers for the athlete said the video, ...

Mar 24, 2014

Witness testifies about screams in Pistorius trial

A neighbor of Oscar Pistorius testified at his murder trial on Monday that she heard gunshots as well as screams from both a man and a woman on the night that the double-amputee runner fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Anette Stipp’s testimony matched some ...

Moscow court sends seven to prison for protest rally

Feb 25, 2014

Moscow court sends seven to prison for protest rally

A Russian court handed down prison sentences Monday of up to four years for seven people who took part in a 2012 protest against Vladimir Putin. An eighth defendant received a suspended sentence. Hundreds of their supporters gathered outside the courthouse to condemn the ...

Feb 19, 2014

Teen denies intent to kill in Tokyo robbery-slaying

An 18-year-old Romanian indicted for the murder and robbery of a woman in Tokyo last year said Wednesday as his trial opened that he had no intention of killing his victim. The defendant, whose name is not being released because he is a minor, ...

Guam rampage trial delayed by psych claim

Feb 17, 2014

Guam rampage trial delayed by psych claim

The trial over a vehicular rampage and stabbing spree on Guam a year ago that left three Japanese dead and several others injured has yet to begin after the defendant waived his right to a speedy trial and claimed mental illness as his defense. ...