Probation term for young man who fled from traffic stop

...prayer, James said.James knew he made mistakes that night, but there were legitimate reasons to go to trial, defense attorney Alicia LeCroy told the judge. James rejected a plea deal for straight probation if he pleaded to theft, misdemeanor...

Jury selected to hear trial in Aiken officer's slaying

...Officer Scotty Richardson.Defense attorneys and prosecutors selected the...The panel was seated despite defense attorneys' objections that the prosecution...packed for a two-week stay.Defense attorney Mark MacDougall argued the state...

Augusta man acquitted of most serious charges in GRU police shooting case

...which sped off, leading officers on a chase through downtown and across the 13th Street bridge into North Augusta.Defense attorney Alicia Lecroy told the jury in her closing statement that Martin concocted a story to justify his use of force that...

Sheriff's nephew pleads guilty to trafficking marijuana

...but later agreed to take him back after he pleaded for a second chance. Hensley has proven worthy, they said.Defense attorney Victor Hawk asked for the sentencing reduction, citing Hens ley's minor role in the crime. Hensley had just wrecked...

Man who attacked 2 family members gets 15-year sentence

...said Monday.Wells' family saw that something was wrong with him in the days leading up to the incident, said defense attorney Katrell Nash. They called Georgia Crisis Center and Wells was evaluated, but it was believed at the time he could...

Trial underway for Augusta man accused of child molestation

...She's grown."Vaughns wrote the girl's mother an apology, stating he had a sexual demon, Lamb said.Defense attorney Muneer Awad, of the public defender's office, told the jury in his opening statement that there is no physical...

Augusta man's confession after 12 years ends with prison time

...of mental health treatment, said Assistant District Attorney John Markwalter.Clark confessed in March 2014 because he couldn't live with the guilt any longer, said defense attorney Amanda Morris, of the public defender's office.

Auburn QB Nick Marshall to play cornerback in Senior Bowl

...about why he repeatedly changed his story to police. Defense attorneys have warned jurors that McKenzie and Banks are testifying...hopes of cutting a good deal.One of Vandenburg's defense attorneys asked whether Vandenburg touched or had sex with...

Georgia man convicted in killing outside preschool argues his conviction should be reversed

...wanted Sneiderman's wife and his money. Neuman's defense attorneys said their client was mentally ill and that Andrea...called as trial witnesses;? declined to allow defense attorneys to further question a witness after Andrea Sneiderman...

Delegation to Cuba hopefully will spur further action on Guantanamo

...grassroots social justice movement Code Pink: Women for Peace.I previously visited Cuba when I was assigned as a defense attorney representing a detainee held at the Joint Task Force Detention Facility there. My planned return brings back sad...