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Mar 7, 2011

Testimony to begin in cold-case murder trial

Testimony is scheduled to begin in the murder trial of a 78-year-old man charged with fatally bludgeoning a blind Rochester woman in her bed nearly 40 years ago. Willie James Kimble's trial is set to begin Monday in a Rochester court.

Feb 28, 2011

Court says dying witness statement OK at trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court has ruled against a defendant in a murder trial who wanted to exclude the victim's identifying statements because the accused shooter had no chance to cross-examine the victim.

Feb 7, 2011

1972 murder of blind homemaker heads to trial

Tommie Cray was 9 years old in 1947 when his father, a single parent with three sons, brought home a new companion who was raising three boys of her own. Annie Mae had a sweet Southern drawl and an easy laugh, and an emotional bond took hold right away.

Feb 7, 2011

Closing arguments in beheading murder trial

BUFFALO — A prosecutor says a former New York television executive on trial for beheading his estranged wife acted out of determination to control her, not in self-defense as he's claimed.

Jan 24, 2011

Judge allows beheading suspect to be own lawyer

BUFFALO — A former New York television executive accused of beheading his estranged wife has been granted permission to act as his own lawyer for the remainder of his murder trial.

Jan 11, 2011

Jury selection resumes for beheading trial

BUFFALO — Four jurors have been seated so far for the second-degree murder trial of a New York television executive charged with beheading his wife. The jurors, all men, are the first of 12 ...

Jan 7, 2011

Prosecutors in beheading question defense plans

BUFFALO — The lawyer defending a New York husband against charges he beheaded his estranged wife is being asked to clarify his trial strategy. Lawyers in the case involving Muzzammil Hassan ...

Nov 17, 2010

Man accused of beheading wife: Jailers beat me

BUFFALO — The founder of a Muslim-oriented television station says he doesn't feel safe in jail as he awaits trial on charges he beheaded his wife. Muzzammil Hassan appeared Wednesday at a pretrial conference ...

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