June 3, 2013 5:00 AM
Opening arguments are set to begin today in the court martial of former marine Bradley Manning. Manning, 25, is accused of leaking thousands of classified documents to the website Wikileaks in what is believed to be the largest leak in U.S. history.
Manning has said he wanted to show... more »
May 20, 2013 4:28 AM
Jodi Arias is expected to take the stand today in Arizona during the sentencing phase of her trial.
Jurors will try to decide whether Arias should live or die for the murder of Travis Alexander. Arias was convicted of first degree murder last week.
April 26, 2013 4:28 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - County prosecutors say a University of California, Los Angeles chemistry professor has been ordered to stand trial after a fire in his lab caused the death of a 23-year-old research assistant. A district attorney's statement Friday says Judge Lisa Lench ordered 43-year-old Patrick Harran to be... more »
April 13, 2013 2:04 PM
BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) - A judge has set a May 13 trial date for a man accused of fatally shooting a woman at a vehicle repair shop in Broomfield. The Broomfield Enterprise reports District Judge Patrick Murphy decided Friday to call 75 potential jurors, saying the large pool is needed... more »
March 28, 2013 1:22 AM
Defense attorneys representing shooting suspect James Holmes have offered to enter a guilty plea and accept a life sentence in exchange for immunity from the death penalty.
Details about the plea were publicly released Wednesday. However, the prosecution has yet to accept or decline the deal.
Earlier this... more »
February 28, 2013 3:37 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - After many delays, the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage will go on trial in three months. The military judge Thursday set Maj. Nidal Hasan's court-martial for May 29. After about four weeks of jury selection, testimony will begin July 1.... more »
February 27, 2013 3:27 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - A man accused of helping a teenage homicide suspect to evade capture will stand trial for his alleged role in the crime. Jerel Couch, 19, is charged with being an accessory to murder for letting homicide suspect Macyo January stay at his apartment.
Fourth Judicial District... more »
February 8, 2013 12:54 AM
A verdict has been reached in the case against an Iraqi national accused in connection with what Colorado Springs police call a brutal rape case. Yasir Jabbar Jasim, 21, was found guilty on two misdemeanor counts of false reporting and not guilty on three of four counts of accessory to... more »
October 27, 2012 12:42 AM
After a second trial, Joshua Carrier was found guilty on multiple counts of sexually assaulting young boys while working as a school resource officer and wrestling coach at Horace Mann Middle School in Colorado Springs. A jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting 19 of the 21 boys who brought... more »
August 2, 2012 6:05 AM
CHICAGO (AP) - A judge will decide whether to put an end to a former suburban Chicago police sergeant's murder trial just days after it began. Thursday's expected ruling on a defense motion for a mistrial follows several blunders by prosecutors seeking to prove Drew Peterson killed his third wife,... more »
July 31, 2012 6:59 AM
CHICAGO (AP) - The saga of Drew Peterson and his ill-fated wives has drawn a lot of attention outside the courtroom. Now, the case finally goes to trial. Opening statements are Tuesday in Joliet, followed by testimony from the first witnesses. The former suburban Chicago police officer's day in court... more »
July 24, 2012 7:27 AM
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The first of eight court-martial trials is set to start in North Carolina against soldiers accused in racial hazing that led to the suicide of a fellow U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. The court-martial for Sgt. Adam Holcomb of Youngstown, Ohio, will begin Tuesday at Fort Bragg.... more »
June 15, 2012 6:59 AM
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jurors in Jerry Sandusky's case are getting a three-day weekend after being told the trial won't resume until next week. Prosecutors on Thursday finished calling to the stand eight young men who've claimed the former Penn State assistant coach sexually abused them in a variety of... more »
May 31, 2012 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A knowledgeable law enforcement official says it is unlikely that the Justice Department will retry John Edwards. The official made the comment after the campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial. The official spoke on condition of anonymity about the case regarding an issue that will... more »
May 26, 2012 10:12 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A judge has ruled three Fort Carson soldiers will face trial in the slaying of an unarmed man outside a Colorado Springs motorcycle club. The Gazette reports a judge ruled Friday there is enough evidence to proceed to trial on first-degree murder charges against Sgt.... more »
May 24, 2012 1:02 AM
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A coalition of 10 media companies, including The Associated Press, has filed a joint motion with a federal court in Greensboro seeking the release of information about jurors at the conclusion of the John Edwards trial. Clerk of Court John Brubaker notified journalists this week that... more »
May 23, 2012 6:41 AM
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The jury at the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards is set to deliberate his fate for a fourth day. Edwards faces 30 years in prison after pleading not guilty to six campaign finance corruption charges. The jury began considering its decision Friday, after nearly... more »
March 16, 2012 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior defense official says the U.S. soldier accused in the killings of 16 Afghan civilians is expected to be flown to the U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., as early as Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of security surrounding the... more »
February 21, 2012 8:41 PM
The woman accused in the dragging death of a local tow truck driver told the judge that she will not take the stand in her own defense. However, defense attorneys for Detra Farries did question the detectives who interviewed her and played audio and video records of those interrogations for... more »
January 30, 2012 3:51 PM
The father of a young girl who was beat to death and had her body buried in the crawl space of a Monument home pleaded guilty on Monday to a single charge of child abuse resulting in death. In exchange for his plea, three other charges against 31 year old... more »
January 29, 2012 8:37 PM
This is the beginning of the end to two murder cases. In one, a tow truck driver was dragged over a mile. In the other, a body of a 7-year-old possibly buried alive beneath her home. This case, of young Genesis Sims death, has had an especially dramatic last year.... more »
January 24, 2012 5:40 PM
The father of a girl who's body was found buried in the crawlspace of a home in Monument will stand trial next week for her murder.
Last week, defense attorneys representing Hanif Sims filed a motion to dismiss the case after the court determined that the two lead detectives... more »
December 28, 2011 11:36 AM
A former Colorado Springs school resource officer who is accused of assaulting students at Mann Middle School and of possessing child pornography will stand trial on all of the charges against him at once. Joshua Carrier, 30, was first arrested on May 11 on the child pornography charges then was... more »
December 9, 2011 6:51 AM
DENVER (AP) - Opening statements begin Friday in the tax-evasion trial of Colorado's best known tax opponent.
Douglas Bruce of Colorado Springs is accused of evading taxes between 2005 and 2007 through a nonprofit group fighting government spending. Bruce is a former Republican state lawmaker and the father of... more »
October 27, 2011 10:23 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The defense of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death will shift Thursday away from personality to the science that his attorneys hope will prevent the physician from being convicted. The final witnesses testifying for Dr. Conrad Murray will be fellow doctors, one an expert in... more »
October 23, 2011 1:49 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A woman convicted in the death of her 10-week-old son is trying to convince a judge she deserves a new trial on the argument that her ex-husband and family allegedly influenced her ability to defend herself in court. The Boulder Daily Camera reports that Molly Midyette... more »
October 12, 2011 3:44 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It may mark a big shift in the defense strategy for lawyers representing Michael Jackson's doctor.
They've told a judge in Los Angeles today that they won't be trying to show that Jackson swallowed a fatal dose of an anesthetic while the doctor wasn't looking.... more »
October 12, 2011 2:51 PM
DENVER (AP) - The trial of former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox on sexual assault charges has been postponed until February.
The trial was originally scheduled to start Tuesday. The defense requested a delay but the reason wasn't immediately known. The delay until Feb. 27 was announced Wednesday.
... more »
October 5, 2011 6:58 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manslaughter trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death is moving into its "CSI" phase, with jurors set to hear next from investigators and detectives.
The panel also will hear from Dr. Conrad Murray himself. Prosecutors plan to play a more than two-hour... more »
October 3, 2011 6:14 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manslaughter trial against Michael Jackson's doctor begins its second week today with prosecutors furthering their examination of Richelle Cooper, an emergency room physician who gave paramedics permission to pronounce the pop superstar dead in the bedroom of his home.
Authorities contend Dr. Conrad Murray... more »
September 27, 2011 6:23 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death opens with a bit of star power and the one thing the King of Pop enjoyed throughout his life - a worldwide audience.
Prosecutors plan to call the superstar's friend and choreographer, Kenny Ortega, as... more »
September 18, 2011 12:05 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Attorneys for a woman accused of dragging a tow-truck driver to his death in Colorado want the trial moved because they say media coverage of the case will make it nearly impossible to find impartial jurors in the county where the death occurred. Detra Farries... more »
August 11, 2011 1:42 PM
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Prosecutors in Ohio say DNA evidence collected four decades ago links a man to the 1967 killing of a 14-year-old girl.
Testimony began Thursday in the murder trial of 75-year-old Robert Bowman. Investigators think he kept the girl captive in his basement for as long... more »
August 6, 2011 2:52 PM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A Pueblo woman who admitted killing her husband in 2009 and burying his body in a shallow grave has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Twenty-six-year-old Sonia Mitchell told the court during her sentencing hearing that she endured years of physical and emotional abuse.... more »
August 4, 2011 5:42 PM
SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - A Texas jury has convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs on child sexual assault charges in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides in what his church calls "spiritual marriages."
The 55-year-old head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of... more »
August 4, 2011 5:20 PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A coalition of Utah polygamous groups is denouncing the alleged acts of sexual assault that have surfaced during the Texas trial of sect leader Warren Jeffs.
The Principle Rights Coalition represents five polygamous churches, along with others who practice polygamy but are unaffiliated with... more »
August 4, 2011 3:05 PM
SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - The child sexual assault case against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has gone to the jury.
Jeffs acted as his own attorney and stood mute during nearly all 30 minutes Thursday of his allotted time for a closing argument. At one point he mumbled, "I... more »
August 3, 2011 8:20 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Casey Anthony's lawyer says she would be in danger and need security if she has to return to Florida under a judge's order in a check fraud case.
Jose Baez told NBC's "Today" show Wednesday that bringing Anthony back to Florida from an undisclosed location... more »
July 3, 2011 2:59 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Casey Anthony's attorney resumed his closing arguments by ridiculing the prosecution's forensic evidence as a "fantasy."
Jose Baez told the Florida jurors after their lunch break that prosecutors are hoping the emotional 2008 death of Anthony's 2-year-old daughter Caylee will cause them to see stains... more »
June 24, 2011 1:25 PM
A man involved in a deadly shooting at a Colorado Springs Walmart last September has been found guilty of 1st & 2nd Degree Murder.
Investigators say Frank Miller told another man to shoot 26 year old Christopher Harmon outside the Walmart on East Platte.
Miller served in Afghanistan... more »
June 18, 2011 2:30 PM
DENVER (AP) - A 54-year-old man has been convicted of fatally stabbing a woman in Denver three decades ago.
A jury convicted Roderick Elias of first-degree murder Friday after a two-week trial. The victim was 22-year-old Kristen Swanson, who was killed in October 1980. Her body was found in... more »
June 9, 2011 5:33 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - The defense has begun making its final arguments at the corruption retrial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Defense attorney Aaron Goldstein started his closing Thursday.
He says Blagojevich never made one shakedown or demand. Prosecutors wrapped up their closing arguments earlier in the day. Government... more »
June 9, 2011 1:25 PM
Both the prosecution and defense have finished their closing arguments in the first degree murder trial of Logan McClelland. The jury now has the task of coming up with a verdict. more »
June 9, 2011 12:50 PM
Defense attorneys say Logan McClelland made a split second decision to defend his ailing father from an angry and drunk Bradley Blehm on August 9, 2010. They say Blehm was furious after Tom McClelland complained to Blehm's boss that he was swearing. They say Blehm was going to attack Logan's... more »
June 9, 2011 12:25 PM
Logan McClelland's defense attorneys are about to present their reasons why the teen should not be convicted of first degree murder in the death of Bradley Blehm.
This morning, the prosecution told jurors there should be no doubt that Logan had time to think about the consequences of his... more »
June 8, 2011 6:31 AM
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a case against a Wyoming woman who was arrested after she balked at giving a wallet she found to police until first hearing from the owner, a Colorado man.
Deborah Heinrich's first trial on police interference charges was declared a mistrial.... more »
June 1, 2011 1:31 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - Rod Blagojevich has told a judge at his corruption trial that he thought he was acting legally when he made plans to seek a top federal job in exchange for giving a Senate seat to someone of President Barack Obama's choosing.
But the judge says jurors... more »
May 31, 2011 6:33 PM
A former youth pastor for Springs Community Church will go to trial for sexual assault charges. He waived his rights to a preliminary hearing in court Tuesday afternoon.
Court documents show Eric Caverly had a sexual relationship with a girl who was 16-years old at the time. He is... more »
May 31, 2011 5:49 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jurors will hear more testimony when Casey Anthony's murder trial resumes Tuesday in central Florida.
Anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Prosecutors say Anthony suffocated the girl with duct tape in the summer of 2008. If convicted, she could be sentenced to... more »
May 19, 2011 12:27 PM
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A defense attorney for a Pennsylvania teenager says she was a witness but not a participant in what he called "a tragedy of epic proportions" - the torture murder of a mentally disabled woman.
Michael DeMatt made his closing argument Thursday in the murder trial... more »
May 7, 2011 6:52 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A woman who has a child with a man charged with killing a Fort Collins teen in 1982 is seeking spousal privilege to avoid testifying at his trial.
David Hehn has pleaded not guilty to murder and second-degree kidnapping in the death of Gay... more »
April 24, 2011 4:07 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The former CEO of Sunflower Farmers Market is scheduled to go on trial Aug. 9 in Arizona on a charge of child prostitution. Fifty-two-year-old Michael Gilliland of Longmont, Colo., has pleaded not guilty to knowingly offering to pay for sex with someone he believed to be... more »
April 16, 2011 2:09 PM
BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - The former president of a paving company has been ordered to stand trial on charges of participating in a scheme to bilk Adams County taxpayers out of $1.8 million on road projects.
The Denver Post reports Jerry Rhea appeared in court in Brighton on Friday... more »
March 27, 2011 2:00 PM
DENVER (AP) - A Colorado judge ruled that a man accused of killing his ex-wife's suspected lover and wounding a judge presiding over his divorce has enough money to pay for his own defense.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Saturday that a judge ruled March 18 that Bruce Nozolino's... more »
March 18, 2011 2:38 PM
Terry Gaines Jr has been found guilty in a murder that happened in 2009.
In addition to 1st Degree Murder, Gaines was found guilty of Felony Eluding for a high speed chase on I-25 that ended in Pueblo. Gaines was convicted of killing Michael Davis after a rap concert... more »
February 26, 2011 2:44 PM
A Wisconsin judge has delayed the trial of a man charged with theft and property damage to a building owned by Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl.
The Appleton Post Crescent reports that Aaron Marheine, 34, was the owner of an Appleton nightclub housed in a building owned by Karl.... more »
February 20, 2011 6:59 PM
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A British resident suspected of killing his wife and dumping her body in western Colorado in 1997 has arrived in the U.S. to face charges.
Garfield County sheriff's officials say Marcus Bebb-Jones arrived in Glenwood Springs, Colo., on Saturday.
He is being held... more »
February 3, 2011 8:26 AM
An El Paso County jury will resume deliberations this morning in the case of Robert Marko, accused of killing Judilianna Lawrence in 2008. Her body was found dumped off Gold Camp Rd.
Prosecutors are pushing for a first degree murder conviction. Marko is claiming insanity. more »
January 21, 2011 7:07 PM
A jury of four men and 8 women took about six and a half hours today to convict Paul Stark on five counts including 1st Degree Murder.
Stark was arrested in the strangulation death of 14-year-old Ashley Patterson in Pueblo West in March of 2009.
At around 4... more »
January 20, 2011 4:47 PM
Closing arguments have ended in the murder trial of Paul Stark in Pueblo. The jury has gone home for the day and will return Friday morning to begin deliberations.
Stark is accused of killing Pueblo West teen Ashley Patterson back in March of 2009. Her body was found in... more »
January 7, 2011 6:48 PM
The jury in the murder trial of Paul Stark was sent home around noon today because of a scheduling conflict with one of the defense attorneys.
Stark is charged in the murder of a 14-year-old girl in Pueblo West in 2009.
The jury was seated last night and... more »
January 6, 2011 7:51 PM
After three days, jury selection in the Paul Stark murder trial continues. The defense has four challenges left, while the prosecution has three. Judge Victor Reyes said this afternoon he will keep court in session tonight until a jury is seated.
Stark is charged in the 2009 murder of... more »
December 17, 2010 12:55 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Florida man convicted of killing a woman 33 years ago in Colorado has been sentenced to life in prison. Fifty-two-year-old Marcello Maldonado Perez of Port Charlotte, Fla., was sentenced Thursday after a jury in Greeley convicted him of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault. Prosecutors... more »
December 16, 2010 2:03 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A jury is deliberating the case of Florida man charged with raping and killing a 22-year-old woman in Colorado 33 years ago.
Marcello Maldonado Perez was arrested last year on a first-degree murder charge in the 1977 stabbing death of Mary Pierce. His trial began... more »
December 8, 2010 7:11 PM
A Colorado Springs jury has convicted Aylais "Buddy" Oliver on a manslaughter charge.
Oliver was charged with fatally shooting his son Keith, on Thanksgiving last year, at their home in Security.
Oliver had faced a murder charge, but just after 5 p.m. the jury released a guilty verdict... more »
November 22, 2010 7:48 PM
A man accused of killing his girlfriend and dismembering her body is headed to the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. On Monday, John Paul Williams was found incompetent to stand trial in the murder of Rebecca Magallanes. News First 5 talked with the victim's brother and sister-in-law who are... more »
November 19, 2010 1:41 PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The estranged wife of the man charged with abducting Elizabeth Smart in 2002 says he began to stalk young girls a year earlier so that he could practice polygamy.
Wanda Eileen Barzee began her second day of testimony Friday in the trial of Brian... more »
November 9, 2010 9:41 AM
A jury of nine men and 3 women will now decide the fate of a Widefield man accused of sexually assaulting and then killing his infant grandson.
Jurors heard closing arguments this morning in the case against Willie Allmon, 52, who is charged with first degree murder, second degree... more »
November 5, 2010 5:47 PM
Two former Monument residents will face trial in the death of 9-year-old Genesis Sims. Her body was found earlier this year in a crawlspace, long after her father and his girlfriend had moved away. They were arrested in Nevada in July.
Hanif Sims was charged with child abuse resulting... more »
November 1, 2010 8:33 AM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Eight years of delays are scheduled to end Monday as jury selection begins in the federal trial of a man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart from her Utah home.
Brian David Mitchell is accused of slicing through a kitchen window screen and whisking away... more »
October 13, 2010 6:59 PM
DENVER (AP) - A man who once faced the death penalty for a brutal prison slaying has won a new trial after a Colorado judge ruled that prosecutors failed to turn over evidence that could have won the man an acquittal.
David Bueno, a former inmate at Limon Correctional... more »
October 13, 2010 1:40 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army sergeant wounded in a deadly rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, last year, has told a military court that he made eye contact with the alleged shooter before being shot himself.
Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford says he heard Maj. Nidal Hassan say "God is... more »
September 9, 2010 7:37 PM
HONOLULU (AP) - The owners of a major Hawaii farm accused of exploiting 44 imported laborers from Thailand have changed their plea to not guilty and are scheduled to stand trial Nov. 9.
The change in plea was made Thursday after Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway took... more »
September 3, 2010 4:53 PM
A witness in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial has recanted statements critical of the former model's lawyer-boyfriend Howard K. Stern, a defendant in the case. Ford Shelley testified Friday in Los Angeles that he never saw Smith abuse drugs, never saw Stern force medication on her, and believes... more »
August 20, 2010 3:23 PM
Nine months after 13 people were killed in shootings at Foot Hood, Texas, the Defense Department has released a report saying the military needs to be more aware of signs of potential workplace violence.
The department's final report on the shootings last November at the Army post last was... more »
August 17, 2010 7:22 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal jury has found ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich guilty of one count of lying to federal agents, and the judge says he intends to declare a mistrial on the remaining counts.
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says the government is already getting ready for a retrial... more »
August 16, 2010 12:57 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - The judge in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial says he has called attorneys to the courtroom to read another note sent by jurors.
No other details were immediately available, and it wasn't known what time attorneys would gather at Judge James Zagel's courtroom. Jurors... more »
August 5, 2010 2:38 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A jury has convicted a Kentucky woman of demanding millions of dollars from Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino after the two had sex in a restaurant.
The jury delivered its verdict Thursday after deliberating more than five hours over two days. Karen Cunagin Sypher, 50,... more »
July 23, 2010 9:22 AM
Former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio is asking if a trial on a civil complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission can be held in Kansas instead of Denver.
The SEC complaint alleges Nacchio and other former Qwest executives misled investors. Nacchio's lawyers said in documents filed in federal... more »
July 21, 2010 11:13 AM
CHICAGO (AP) - Rod Blagojevich's attorneys say the ousted Illinois governor will not testify at his corruption trial. Blagojevich had long pledged to take the stand in his own defense, saying for months that he wanted to do so to set the record straight.
But his attorneys initially said... more »
July 20, 2010 8:03 AM
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected to step into the witness box at his corruption trial.
Prosecutors will finish cross-examining his brother, who also is charged.
For most of the trial, Robert Blagojevich faded into the background. But on Monday, the sometimes emotional older brother told jurors... more »