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Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Danielle Jalinek’s Death

The trial begins Monday for a man accused of killing an Oakdale woman. Hundreds of volunteers spent five months searching for Danielle Jelinek, who was reported missing on Dec. 9, 2013. Her body was eventually found in a small pond near the house of her ex-boyfriend, Aaron Schnagl.

06/15/2015

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Defense In Slender Man Case Say Adult Charges Unwarranted

Attorneys for one of two Wisconsin girls charged in adult court with trying to kill a friend to please a fictional horror character will argue her case belongs in juvenile court.

05/26/2015

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Teen To Stand Trial In Fatal St. Croix River Stabbing

A judge in western Wisconsin has ordered a Minnesota teen to stand trial on charges of fatally stabbing a fisherman during a confrontation along the St. Croix (kroy) River.

04/22/2015

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Toyota Asks For Lower Jury Award, New Trial In Fatal Crash

A federal judge will hear arguments on whether Toyota Motor Corp. should be granted a new trial or pay less than the $11 million awarded to plaintiffs in a fatal crash in Minnesota.

04/22/2015

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Convicted In Boston Marathon Bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted in the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon.

04/08/2015

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Adult Trial For Wis. Girls In Slender Man Stabbing

Two young Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please the horror character Slender Man must stand trial as adults for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Friday.

03/14/2015

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Jury Finds Toyota Partially At Fault For Fatal Wreck

A federal jury has reached a verdict in a lawsuit alleging a design defect in the 1996 Toyota Camry caused a crash that killed three people in Minnesota in 2006.

02/03/2015

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Jury Deliberations Resume In Case Alleging Toyota Defect

A jury in Minneapolis has resumed deliberations in a case that alleges the 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash. Jurors got the case late Wednesday afternoon and deliberated for three full days without reaching a verdict. They were back at it on Tuesday morning.

02/03/2015

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Jury Ends Day With No Verdict In Toyota Camry Case

Jurors have told a judge they haven’t been able to reach a verdict in a case that alleges the 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a crash, killing three people. U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery on Monday ordered the jury to keep working.

02/02/2015

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Experts Expect Quick Verdict in Fitch Murder Trial

After six days of testimony and more than 50 witnesses on stand, the fate of Brian Fitch. Sr. will soon be in the hands of jurors. They will likely begin deliberating on Monday, and Minneapolis attorney Joe Tamburino doesn’t think it will take them long to reach a verdict.

01/30/2015

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Jury Deliberations Continue In Toyota Case

A jury will continue deliberations Thursday on whether Toyota is at fault for a car crash that killed three people. Koua Fong Lee crashed his Camry into the Trice-Adams family in St. Paul in 2006, but says the car was defective.

01/29/2015

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Case Alleging Toyota Camry Had Defect Goes To Jury

After three weeks of trial, the case alleging there was a defect in a Toyota Camry that was involved in 2006 fatal crash has gone to a jury.

01/28/2015

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Brian Fitch Trial Continues Into 2nd Day Of Testimony

The second day of testimony got underway Friday morning in the trial for a man accused of shooting and killing a Twin Cities Police officer. On the night before he’s accused of gunning down Officer Scott Patrick on July 30, 2014, Brian Fitch Sr. made a chilling statement to his girlfriend.

01/23/2015

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Jurors See Squad Car Footage Of Officer Patrick’s Death

After a two-day delay, opening statements have begun in the trial of a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer.

01/22/2015

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Opening Statements Pushed To Thursday In Fitch Trial

Opening statements in the trial of a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer have been delayed another few days. Another juror was released from duty after expressing concerns for her safety. She told the judge media reports had listed her occupation.

01/20/2015

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8 Years After Fatal Crash, Toyota Lawsuit Heads To Trial

A Minnesota driver who went to prison for a crash that killed three people grabbed national attention when he was freed amid reports of Toyota Camrys that would mysteriously accelerate. Eight years after that accident, his lawsuit against the Japanese automaker goes to trial Wednesday. Koua Fong Lee and other survivors of the crash are seeking damages from Toyota.

01/06/2015

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Judge Won’t Be Removed From Adrian Peterson Abuse Case

The judge hearing Adrian Peterson’s child abuse case will not be removed from the proceedings, following a recusal hearing Wednesday. Retired Tarrant County Judge Jeff Walker decided that Judge Kelly Case would not be recused from hearing the case.

10/22/2014

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Adrian Peterson Enters Not Guilty Plea, Recusal Hearing Delayed

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has officially waived his formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in a case accusing him of child abuse.

10/14/2014

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Peterson Judge Won’t Recuse Himself Over ‘Media Whores’ Comment

The judge hearing the Adrian Peterson child abuse case in Texas has declined to recuse himself after a motion was filed by prosecutors. Judge Kelly Case had called attorneys on both sides of the case “media whores,” but later recanted on the comment.

10/13/2014

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Adrian Peterson Gets Tentative Dec. Trial Date

A motion was filed by prosecutors Wednesday at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Conroe, Texas to have a new judge assigned to the Adrian Peterson child abuse case. Peterson’s legal team are pushing the case forward, looking more likely that they want to leave it up to a jury in Conroe to decide if what Peterson did to his son was child abuse or discipline.

10/08/2014

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Lawyer: Adrian Peterson Should Plead ‘Not Guilty’

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected in court Wednesday to face child abuse charges stemming from an incident in May. Peterson’s lawyer said Tuesday, if a judge asks him for a plea, it will be not guilty.

10/07/2014

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Judge Splits Clergy Sex Abuse Trial Into 2 Phases

A judge has split an upcoming clergy sex abuse trial against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona into two separate phases.

09/15/2014

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DA: Delay ‘Slenderman’ Hearing, Discuss Competency

Waukesha County prosecutors are asking that next week’s preliminary hearing be postponed for one of the two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing and nearly killing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man.

09/11/2014

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Lawyers Reprimanded For Facebook Remarks About Jurors

The Clay County attorney has disciplined two prosecutors who made derogatory comments about a jury on Facebook. KFGO-AM reports the assistant county attorneys posted the remarks after a jury found a man not guilty of sexual misconduct.

08/22/2014

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Former Officer Due In Court On Homicide Charges

A prosecutor in southern Wisconsin will summarize evidence during a preliminary hearing for a former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases. Steven Zelich is due in Kenosha County Circuit Court Friday in the 2012 death of Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon.

08/15/2014

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