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Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

...Omar-Dorda and Gadhafi's former prime minister, Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi.The rulings can be appealed, and a defense lawyer in the case, Ali Aldaa, said he would challenge it before the Libyan Supreme Court. Another lawyer, Hussien Al-Sherif...
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Father of James Holmes thought 'he might be depressed'

...a Batman movie.Emotions just weren't talked about on his side of the family, Robert Holmes acknowledged after defense lawyers put him on the stand in an effort to save his son from the death penalty.Robert Holmes said he wasn't aware of...
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Jury quickly convicts theater shooter of murder

...rifle - while concealing his plans from friends and two worried psychiatrists in the months before the shooting.Defense lawyers tried to present him as a once-promising student so crippled by mental illness that he couldn't reveal his struggles...
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Former Auschwitz guard, 94, convicted as accessory to murder

...Both sides have a week to appeal, and both prosecutors and the defense said they would consider whether to do so. Defense lawyer Hans Holtermann said Groening remains free in the meantime, and given his age and the possible length of appeal proceedings...
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Lawyers in theater shooting trial make final appeals to jury

...reasonable doubt, and he needs to be held accountable for what he did," District Attorney George Brauchler said.But defense lawyer Daniel King countered that Holmes was controlled by his schizophrenia."The mental illness caused this to happen...
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Living & Growing: Racism: Society's original sin

...seen the world the way he did. Race certainly played a role in what happened next. His mother hired a top-notch defense lawyer, who got the charge reduced to manslaughter. He was convicted of that crime but only served four years in prison before...
Theater shooter: Deaths increased my worth

...insanity to the July 20, 2012, attack on a suburban Denver movie theater during a midnight premiere of a Batman film.Defense lawyers say Holmes had severe schizophrenia, which distorted his sense of right and wrong. They want him to be committed...
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Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

...reasonable for the situation," said veteran criminal defense lawyer Jack McMahon, a former Philadelphia prosecutor...train sped off going 106 mph in the curve?" asked defense lawyer Frank DeSimone.DeSimone represented a tugboat operator...
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FBI hair analysis problems reveal limits of forensics

...2000 suggests that number could rise dramatically.Defense lawyers say the latest revelations - on top of established...executive director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.Advocates say they are working to ensure that individuals...
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Woman gets life sentence in granddaughter's running death

...athlete who ran a marathon without drinking any water. Defense lawyers challenged the autopsy findings.The trial and other...transferred to Alabama's only prison for women this week.Defense lawyer Dani Bone said he was pleased the judge and prosecutor...
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