Juries

FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks at his home in Kankakee, Ill. The trial of an ex-University of Illinois grad charged with killing a Chinese scholar is the first federal death-penalty trial in Illinois since it abolished the death penalty and some activists aren't happy about it. Former Gov. George Ryan, who took the first step toward abolishing the state's death penalty by placing a moratorium on executions in Illinois in 2000, a year after the state's last execution, said the federal decision to hold a death penalty trial there subverted the will of the majority of the residents. The trial in which openings are set for Wednesday, June 12, highlights the rarity of such cases. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
June 10, 2019 - 4:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A perplexed prospective juror at the trial of a former graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China said during jury selection last week that she didn't understand how a conviction could carry the death penalty in Illinois when the...
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FILE - In this 2018 file photo, Scott Daniel Warren, who is charged with human smuggling, walks in to U.S. District Court in Tucson, Ariz. On Monday, June 10, 2019, a federal judge in Tucson ordered a jury to continue deliberations in the trial against Warren after the jury told the court Monday afternoon that it couldn’t come to a consensus on the three charges against him. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)
June 07, 2019 - 8:21 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jurors in the criminal trial of an Arizona border activist started deliberating Friday whether he was fulfilling a humanitarian mission when he helped young immigrants or was instead conspiring to harbor and hide them from Border Patrol agents. Scott Warren, 36, the longtime...
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This undated photo provided by the University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang. The parents of the visiting University of Illinois scholar who disappeared two years ago have arrived in Illinois from China for the murder trial of the man accused of abducting and killing her. Former Illinois student Brendt Christensen is charged with Zheng, whose body hasn't been found. He pleaded not guilty and his trial is set to begin Monday, June 3, 2019. (Courtesy of the University of Illinois Police Department via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 6:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge began vetting would-be jurors Monday in the death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois physics student charged with kidnapping, torturing and killing a visiting Chinese scholar. Brendt Christensen, 29, looked on in a dress shirt from a defense table as the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014, file photo, then Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad announces during a rally with supporters his plans to run for another term, in West Des Moines, Iowa. Branstad, the current U.S. ambassador to China, urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 03, 2019 - 1:17 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in what is expected to be a monthlong civil trial over allegations that former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad pressured an official to quit because he was gay, a case Branstad's attorney predicts will escalate into an "unhinged attack on the Republican...
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Andrew Miller, a witness who fought testifying to the grand jury in the Roger Stone part of the Russia investigation, right, arrives with his attorney Paul Kamenar, left, at federal court in Washington, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 31, 2019 - 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Trump confidant Roger Stone testified about WikiLeaks before a federal grand jury Friday in an investigation related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Andrew Miller testified for about two hours after losing a months-long legal battle to have the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016 file pool photo, John Hernandez Felix confers with his attorney Michael Rowlands in the Indio Larson Justice Center in Indio, Calf. A jury has recommended death for Felix, convicted of killing two Palm Springs police officers and wounding six others in an ambush-style attack in 2016. He'll be sentenced on Aug. 30. (Kurt Miller/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
May 30, 2019 - 7:59 pm
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Thursday recommended death for a man convicted of killing two Southern California police officers and wounding six others in an ambush-style attack in 2016, prosecutors said. The same jury that convicted 28-year-old John Hernandez Felix of murder and attempted murder...
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May 29, 2019 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Trump confidant Roger Stone has agreed to testify before a grand jury initially used in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Andrew Miller, who has fought the subpoena for nearly a year, is scheduled to appear Friday. That's according to his...
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Emanuel Samson listens to testimony during the sentencing phase of his trial Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Samson was convicted of murder for shooting up a Nashville church in 2017. He faces life in prison for killing Melanie Crow and wounding seven other people at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. (Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via AP, Pool)
May 28, 2019 - 5:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man convicted of murder in a 2017 Nashville church shooting will spend at least 51 years in prison, but a jury was deciding on Tuesday whether he should have the possibility of parole. During the sentencing phase of Emanuel Kidega Samson's trial, a psychiatrist...
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May 24, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Friday found a man guilty of first-degree murder in a shooting at a Nashville church two years ago that left a woman dead and seven wounded. Jurors deliberated less than five hours before delivering the verdict against Emanuel Kidega Samson. He was found guilty on...
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May 24, 2019 - 2:32 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on jury deliberations in the 2017 Tennessee church shooting (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A jury has found a man guilty of murder in a shooting at a Nashville church two years ago that left a woman dead and seven people wounded. The jury deliberated less than five...
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