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Petersburg bomber gets probation, fine

...The day of the explosion, Weaver was "seriously contemplating suicide" but inadvertently set off the bomb, the defense attorney said."He was in the pit messing with the wires and batteries and accidentally set it off," Weidner said. He added...
Girls to stay in adult court in classmate stabbing case

...what had happened. She said she planned to discuss an appeal with the girl and the attorney then left. The other defense attorneys and prosecutors departed without speaking to reporters.The girls are both from Waukesha, a conservative Milwaukee...
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Fogle to plead guilty to sex acts with minors, child porn

...restitution can't undo the damage that he's done, but he will do all in his power to try to make it right," defense attorney Jeremy Margolis told reporters.The married father of two, he added, has a "medical problem" and "expects to...
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Double jeopardy concerns raised for man who burned girlfriend against him.Hogan's defense attorney has raised double jeopardy concerns...Defender Eric Hedland, Hogan's defense attorney, suggested in court during...contested hearing," although defense attorney Hedland chimed in: "Maybe...
Victims torn over death penalty for theater gunman

...disappeared one by one from a courtroom TV screen."For James Eagan Holmes, justice is death," he said. "Death."Defense attorney Tamara Brady said that the massacre was heartbreaking but that Holmes' schizophrenia was the sole cause."The...
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Jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances in Holmes trial

...stage can be more challenging for each juror, and to choose capital punishment, they must be unanimous, Denver defense attorney Dan Recht said."They're making the ultimate decision of life or death, quite literally," Recht said. "All...
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Officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

...voluntary manslaughter in the July 19 shooting of Samuel DuBose, who was stopped for not having a front license plate. Defense attorney Stewart Mathews said there are two sides to the case and the officer's much-viewed body camera video of the traffic...
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Federal charges including hate crimes for accused shooter

...defendant was primarily driven by a victim's race or religion as opposed to other factors frequently invoked by defense attorneys, such as drug addiction or mental illness.Last year, a federal appeals court in Ohio overturned hate-crime...
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Court orders review of video testimony in sex abuse case findings on factual contentions raised by the defense attorney, judges said, or criticism by the forensic psychologist. He said the defense attorney could cross-examine the children or Howell on her...
After all is said in theater attack trial, was Holmes sane?

...all the jury should focus on is whether the state has met its burden. But extraneous details that prosecutors and defense attorneys pile onto jurors often can make or break a case."This was a terrible tragedy in which great harm was caused for...
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