Sunday, May 9, 2021

Criminal Justice

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright won't face the death penalty if convicted of killing him more than seven years ago in Tennessee, a prosecutor said Monday. Shelby County prosecutor Paul Hagerman told a judge...
Getty Images Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday that the two Baton Rouge, La., officers involved with the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling will not face state charges in his death. Landry read his announcement at a news conference at 10...
by John Semien Special to The New Tri-State Defender Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Floyd Bonner Jr. and retired Sheriff’s Office Capt. Bennie Cobb both said they are against arming teachers in the wake of mounting violent attacks in the nation’s schools....
By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors could soon hear Bill Cosby's explosive testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex — an old admission that's taken on new significance at the comedian's sexual assault retrial after...
By MICHAEL R. SISAK and CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a...
Billy Turner’s bond hearing was a jaw dropper on Friday and not because Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee set his bond at $15 million – 100 times more than had been sought by Turner’s attorney. Turner killed former NBA star...
The homicide of basketball star Lorenzen Wright will be featured on the CBS news series “48 Hours” starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, according to Senior Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky. Zirinsky said the case was always of interest to CBS News...
Rosalyn “Bird” Holmes was released Wednesday afternoon on a $60,000 bond after spending 43 days in pre-trial, pre-indictment detention in a women’s prison, miles from her hometown of Memphis. Just a few days after turning 16, Holmes was sent to...
Shocking and repugnant is how Criminal Court Judge Lee V. Coffee described a report on Sherra Wright’s run-ins with jail staff just a day before her bond hearing on Wednesday morning. Coffee cited the report before setting a $20 million...
By JULIETA MARTINELLI, WPLN-FM NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When a Nashville man named Matthew Charles was released from prison early in 2016 after a sentence reduction, he'd spent almost half his life behind bars. But in a rare move, a federal...