SC officer is indicted in shooting black man

...penalty doesn't apply because there are no aggravating circumstances such as robbery or kidnapping.Slager's defense lawyer, Andy Savage, said he won't comment "until we have an opportunity to fully evaluate the state's case and to...

Ex-police chief's murder trial opens

...officer who should be convicted of murder because everyone is equal under the law, a prosecutor said Wednesday.A defense lawyer said that former Eutaw ville Police Chief Richard Combs fired in self-defense while trying to serve a lawfully obtained...

Shell casings found in Hernandez's car were fired from same gun, officer says

...Attorney William McCauley asked."No," Sanchez said. She said Hernandez did not mention other plans for the night.Defense lawyer Michael Fee reminded Sanchez that the same night, Sunday June 16, 2013, Hernandez proposed a Father's Day toast...

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

...charges including perjury and giving false statements.Neuman's trial lawyers used his mental health as his only defense, lawyer J. Scott Key argued in an appeal of Neuman's conviction."That defense relied upon Mr. Neuman's affair with...

Indiana Pacers seeking a spark as NBA trade deadline nears

...took over after Jacque Vaughn was fired earlier this month following a 15-37 start to his third season. COURTS: A defense lawyer for Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin got another month to try to resolve a Las Vegas criminal complaint stemming...

Attorney said Auburn played killed at party opened fire

...killing an Auburn Uni versity football player opened fire because the athlete also was shooting a gun during a party, a defense lawyer said Monday.Markhale Hart, 22, was defending himself when Jakell Mitchell, 18, was shot to death in Auburn in...

Defense says son, not daughter, killed father as trial of teen begins

THOMSON -- Melissa Norris' defense lawyer opened her murder trial Tuesday by pointing the finger...Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Tony Williamson. Defense lawyer Kirk Gilliard argued the statement should be excluded...

In Stewart case, two powerhouse lawyers share the stage

...government's unprecedented attack on securities fraud and a defense lawyer who literally wrote the book on white-collar crime...Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Patton Seymour and defense lawyer Robert Morvillo will provide jurors with polar-opposite...

Across the southeast

...four Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan last year, a defense lawyer said Monday. The hearing, which begins today, will...to discuss the case. David Beck, Maj. Umbach's defense lawyer, said Col. David Nichols, the pilots' commander...

Augusta attorney pleads not guilty in murder case

...pleaded not guilty Friday to capital murder during a hearing marked by an angry exchange between the judge and a defense lawyer. Mr. Lumpkin's first official pretrial hearing in the death penalty case began in Richmond County Superior Court...