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Jury won't consider 9 deaths linked to salmonella in Georgia trial of peanut plant owner

...carried out behind the backs of the Parnell brothers by two plant managers who pleaded guilty. Before the trial began, defense lawyers asked the judge to rule any evidence of sickness or death out-of-bounds.They argued it was irrelevant to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-18/jury-wont-consider-9-deaths-l
Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

...symbol of the country's transformation since 1994, deciding a case in which the accused, as well as the chief defense lawyer and prosecutor, are all white men.Masipa said Pistorius could not be convicted of premeditated murder or a lesser...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-09-12/oscar-pistorius-conv
Georgia salmonella-tainted peanuts case in hands of jury

...to be the perfect person rather than going after a multibillion corporation." Three hours of closing arguments by defense lawyers for Parnell and two co-defendants ? his brother, food broker Michael Parnell, and the plant's former quality control...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-12/georgia-salmonella-tainted
Verdict in murder trial of Oscar Pistorius scheduled for Sept. 11

...seconds in the accused's life where he was standing at the entrance to the bathroom, firearm pointed at the door," defense lawyer Barry Roux said. "That is what this case is all about."Roux argued the killing was an accident and said Pistorius...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-08/verdict-murder-trial
Georgia salmonella trial shows how US food safety relies on honor system

...were free of deadly bacteria.Defense lawyers correctly noted for the jurors...Bondurant, Stewart Parnell's defense lawyer, told jurors during opening...Center for Food Safety.But defense lawyers have a problem of their own...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-09/georgia-salmonella-trial-show
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone pays $100 million fine to end bribery case

...suggested that the sale of the stake to CVC Capital Partners was "an unexpectedly profitable deal" for the bank.Defense lawyer Sven Thomas welcomed the court's decision and said it showed that there would have been a "clear option of acquittal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-05/formula-one-boss-ber
Oscar Pistorius gets into altercation at a Johannesburg nightclub

...is on trial for murder after he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door Feb. 14, 2013. Defense lawyers describe Pistorius, currently free on bail, as a vulnerable figure with a disability who pulled the trigger in a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-15/oscar-pistorius-gets
Judge signs off on moving Aaron Hernandez to different facility

...of Cor rection in Dartmouth, which is about an hour and 20 minutes' drive south of Boston. They called baseless defense lawyers' claims that the former tight end's privacy and due process rights were violated by the jail administrator. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-07/judge-signs-moving-aaron-hern
Defense in Oscar Pistorius murder trial rests its case

...the toilet and about to attack him; the prosecution says he shot her after a Valentine's Day argument last year.Defense lawyer Barry Roux said he had finished calling witnesses, and that some people did not want to testify for the defense because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-08/defense-oscar-pistor
Evaluation finds Pistorius didn't have mental illness

...premeditated murder. He is free on bail.Later Monday, defense lawyer Barry Roux called surgeon Gerald Versfeld, who amputated...hampered as Versfeld was suggesting.Roux, the chief defense lawyer, also called acoustics expert Ivan Lin to testify...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-30/evaluation-finds-pis