Juries

Former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert "Chip" Olsen (right) confers with defense attorney Lukas Alfen during the afternoon in Decatur, Ga. on Oct. 2, 2019. The murder trial of former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert "Chip" Olsen continued today. Olsen is charged with murdering war veteran Anthony Hill. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 07, 2019 - 7:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Jurors in an Atlanta-area community say they are deadlocked on some of the charges against a former police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked black man. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports jurors in DeKalb County sent the judge a note Monday saying they have decided some...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2019 file photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Abortion rights, and protections for young immigrants and LGBT people top an election-year agenda for the Supreme Court. Its conservative majority will have ample opportunity to flex its muscle, testing Chief Justice John Roberts’ attempts to keep the court clear of Washington partisan politics. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 07, 2019 - 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began a potentially contentious election-year term Monday in seeming general agreement that juries in state criminal trials must be unanimous to convict a defendant. The justices took up a quirk of constitutional law, a 47-year-old ruling that requires unanimity...
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Corey Morgan looks up at one of his attorneys as he is found guilty of first-degree murder for the 2015 slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2019 - 4:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a man who prosecutors said plotted then tried to cover up the 2015 slaying of a 9-year-old boy who was shot after being lured into a Chicago alley with the promise of a juice box. Corey Morgan showed no emotion as a clerk announced that he was guilty of...
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Assistant District Attorney Mischeka Nicholson shows the jury a photo of victim Botham Jean during closing remarks in the sentencing phase of former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger's murder trial, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger, who said she mistook neighbor Botham Jean's apartment for her own and fatally shot him in his living room, was sentenced to a decade in prison. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2019 - 2:14 pm
The questioning dragged on all day and into the evening as lawyers queried hundreds of prospective jurors for potential bias in the trial of Amber Guyger, the white Dallas police officer who fatally shot a black neighbor in his own living room. Finally, the judge sent everyone home except the...
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October 04, 2019 - 10:35 am
WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A jury has resumed deliberations in the trial of a former Georgia police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a fleeing, unarmed man. Zechariah Presley faces up to 20 years in prison if he's convicted of voluntary manslaughter in death of Tony Green. Jurors returned to the...
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Dwright Boone-Doty is found guilty by the jury of first-degree murder in the 2015 shooting death of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Prosecutors contended that Boone-Doty and fellow gang member Corey Morgan planned the November 2015 slaying of Lee before Boone-Doty took a gun Morgan gave him and shot the boy. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 03, 2019 - 11:17 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A jury convicted a man of first-degree murder Thursday night in the shooting death of a 9-year-old Chicago boy who was lured into an alley with the promise of a juice box. Prosecutors contended that Dwright Boone-Doty and fellow gang member Corey Morgan planned the November 2015...
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Allison Jean, center, the mother of Botham Jean, hugs a supporter after fired Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was found guilty of murder, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed 26-year-old neighbor in his own apartment last year. She told police she thought his apartment was her own and that he was an intruder. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
October 02, 2019 - 12:19 am
Monica Blake watched closely as a Texas jury weighed the case against a white police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a black neighbor, wondering whether the panel would render a different decision than so many others in recent years. When Amber Guyger was convicted of murder Tuesday, Blake...
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HOLD FOR STORY FILE - This June 28, 2018, file photo provided by the Anne Arundel Police shows Jarrod Ramos in Annapolis, Md. Ramos who is charged with five counts of first-degree murder in a shooting at a newspaper has pled not guilty and not criminally responsible. A pool of 300 potential jurors will be in a Maryland court on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, to answer questions about the mass shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper that killed five people last year. (Anne Arundel Police via AP, File)
September 27, 2019 - 6:12 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The judge in the massacre of five Maryland newspaper employees gave 300 potential jurors a questionnaire Friday to try to whittle the jury pool in this close-knit community where most people feel connected to the case — an increasingly popular tactic in high-profile cases...
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Ronald Haskell is led into the courtroom for closing arguments in his capital murder trial, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Houston. Haskell is on trial for the 2014 shooting of six members of his ex-wife's family in suburban Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 26, 2019 - 3:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the capital murder case against a man accused of killing a couple and four of their children in suburban Houston (all times local): 2:35 p.m. A jury has convicted a man of capital murder for fatally shooting six members of his ex-wife's family in Texas. Jurors on...
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Ronald Haskell is led into the courtroom for closing arguments in his capital murder trial, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Houston. Haskell is on trial for the 2014 shooting of six members of his ex-wife's family in suburban Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 25, 2019 - 8:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who claims he was insane when he fatally shot six members of his ex-wife's family in their suburban Houston home, including four children, clearly understood he was doing wrong, and his actions were motivated by vengeance not mental illness, prosecutors told jurors at his...
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