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Jul 7, 2017

Woman charged with killing family declines attorney

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A woman charged with killing four of her young children and their father smiled and flashed a double thumbs up to news cameras during her first court appearance Friday before telling a judge she doesn’t want an attorney. Isabel Martinez, 33, appeared before Gwinnett County Magistrate Court Judge Michael Thorpe a day […]

Apr 14, 2017

Ex-NFL star Hernandez acquitted in Boston double murder

BOSTON — Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who is already serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, was acquitted Friday in a 2012 double slaying prosecutors said was fueled by his anger over a spilled drink. The former tight end for the New England Patriots wept quietly as the verdicts were read in Boston. A […]

Feb 22, 2017

Deliberations to begin in NY murder trial of ex-hockey player

BATH — Jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of a former professional hockey player charged in the murder-for-hire slaying of his wife at the couple’s rural New York home in 2015. Prosecutors and defense attorneys made their closing statements Tuesday in Steuben County Court, where 45-year-old Thomas Clayton has been on trial […]

Jan 26, 2017

NY man charged in triple homicide acquitted at 2nd trial

A second trial for one of the three men charged with fatally shooting three people in Rochester in 2015 has ended with the defendant’s acquittal. A jury deliberated for just a few hours Wednesday before finding 21-year-old Jalen Everett not guilty of second-degree murder in the August 2015 shooting outside the Rochester Boys and Girls […]

Dec 28, 2016

New trial date for 3rd man charged in Genesee Street killings

ROCHESTER — A new trial date has been set for a man charged in the fatal shooting of three people outside a Rochester community center last year. A judge has scheduled June 12 as the start of the trial of 19-year-old Michael Mathis on second-degree murder charges. His trial was supposed to start Jan. 3 […]

Sep 23, 2015

Charles Tan murder trial starts

ROCHESTER — Testimony is underway in the murder trial of a former Ivy League student charged with fatally shooting his father inside the family’s home earlier this year. Jury selection was completed Monday in Monroe County Court for 19-year-old Charles Tan’s second-degree murder trial. Prosecutors and Tan’s defense attorney made opening statements Tuesday morning, with [&hellip[...]

Mar 23, 2015

New trial granted in city shooting

A new trial is being granted for a Rochester man who was convicted of attempted second-degree murder in a 2008 shooting in the city. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in a divided decision issued Friday, reversed the conviction of Jimmy W. Gibson, 31, finding the trial judge should have let Gibson change his assigned counsel. […]

Oct 8, 2013

Jury selection set in murder trial

CANANDAIGUA — Jury selection is set to begin for a woman accused of killing her husband, then hiding his body in the basement of their home before burning his remains weeks later. Local media report that jury selection is scheduled to start Monday in Ontario County Court in the second-degree murder trial of 32-year-old Rose […]

Apr 21, 2011

Venable found not guilty

After a non-jury trial, Monroe County Judge John DeMarco acquitted Daren Venable on Thursday of both murder and lesser manslaughter charges in the Jan. 15 slaying of fellow University of Rochester student Jeffrey Bordeaux Jr.

Apr 12, 2011

Murder trial opens in stabbing at U of R

A prosecutor maintains that a college student from New York City could not reasonably believe his life was in danger when he fatally stabbed a University of Rochester classmate at a fraternity party.

Apr 11, 2011

Murder trial to open in stabbing at U of R

A college student from New York City has agreed to a bench trial on charges of fatally stabbing a University of Rochester classmate at a fraternity party. Testimony before a Monroe County judge is set to begin Monday ...

Mar 14, 2011

Officer: Mass shooting victim ids suspect

BUFFALO — A homicide investigator says one of eight people shot outside a Buffalo restaurant in August picked shooting suspect Riccardo McCray out of a photo lineup over the weekend — just ahead of the start of McCray’s murder trial.

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