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'Fairbanks Four' wants convictions overturned

...Lathrop classmates. He testified about his memories, and attributed some quotes to a friend over the objections of state prosecutors, who said that was hearsay.The judge, Paul Lyle, said he would decide later whether the attributed quotes would...
In the courts: Rape, child porn, criminal use of computer

...domestic violence-related attack that took place at his home in October.Eric James Beers took a plea deal offered by state prosecutors on the eve of his trial and changed his plea June 8 in Juneau Superior Court.He pleaded guilty to second-degree...
Anchorage teen who hit, killed cyclist in court Friday

...Saturday morning.The judge in 18-year-old Ellis' case will decide whether to accept a plea agreement reached by state prosecutors and defense lawyers. That deal would put the teen behind bars for one to three years for negligent homicide.Her...
Judges eye legality of grand jury process in Penn State case

...Judge Mary Jane Bowes questioned the sides about Baldwin's own grand jury appearance in 2012, shortly before state prosecutors charged Spanier. The other two, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz, had...
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The indictment that couldn't wait

...are in place to guarantee a defendant's constitutional right to a speedy trial, Scott said.The rules require state prosecutors to present a felony case to the grand jury within 10 days of a defendant being taken into custody. Hogan was arrested...
Juneau mom charged with child endangerment

First, state prosecutors went after the father. Now, they're going after the mother.The Juneau District Attorney's Office on Monday filed criminal...
After all is said in theater attack trial, was Holmes sane?

...tell right from wrong at the time of the shootings.Colorado law puts the burden of proof in these cases on the state: Prosecutors must show, beyond a reasonable doubt, that despite Holmes' mental disorder, he was capable of appreciating the...
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Identity of girl found dead on beach still a mystery

...found the remains in a trash bag. The girl was believed to be around 4 years old.Rosanna Cavallaro, a former state prosecutor who is now a professor at Suffolk University Law School, said the girl was so young that there likely is no identifying...
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Pennsylvania attorney general charged in grand jury leak

...leaked the material to a political operative to pass it on to the media "in hopes of embarrassing and harming former state prosecutors she believed, without evidence, made her look bad," Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said...
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A year later, suspect confesses to robbing coffee stand

...relating to other cases. He admitted just about everything, charging court documents show.The confession was what state prosecutors needed to move forward with the case, and on Friday, they did. The Juneau District Attorney's Office convened...


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