Diverse Jury In Derek Chauvin Trial Catches Activist's AttentionThe jury that will decide the fate of a white former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death is unusually diverse by local standards, and that’s boosting activists’ hopes for a rare conviction.
Good Question: How Does A Jury Get Selected?Whether you want to do your civic duty or not, the chances of getting selected for jury duty are kind of like hitting the lottery. "Only about 5 percent out of everyone in the state," said Kathie LaCosse, jury program coordinator for the state of Minnesota.
Jury Reaches Decision On Colorado Theater Shooter's SentenceJurors in the Colorado theater shooting case reached a decision Friday on whether James Holmes should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. They deliberated for about six and a half hours over two days. The sentence will be announced at 5 p.m.
Colorado Theater Shooting Trial Verdict ReachedJurors have reached a verdict in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.
After Bomber's Conviction, Jury To Decide Life Or DeathNow that a jury has convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on all charges, even more is at stake in the next phase of the federal trial: The same 12 people must decide whether the 21-year-old lives or dies.
Fitch Sentenced To Life Without Parole For Officer's KillingBrian Fitch Sr., who was convicted this week in the shooting death of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Head Of Fitch Jury: State Had ‘Solid Case’The foreperson of the jury that convicted Brian Fitch Sr. of murder Monday says the decision wasn't that difficult. Fitch was found guilty of all nine counts against him, stemming from the killing of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick last July.
Jury Ends Day With No Verdict In Toyota Camry CaseJurors 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.
Case Alleging Toyota Camry Had Defect Goes To JuryAfter 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.
Lawyers Reprimanded For Facebook Remarks About JurorsThe 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.
Ventura Wins 'American Sniper' Defamation CaseA jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the author of the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006.
Talking Points: Why Is The Jury In The Ventura Trial Taking So Long?Last week, the jury for the Jesse Ventura defamation trial deliberated for nearly 25 hours without coming to a verdict. The lengthy deliberations have even experts wondering what could be taking so long.
Cook County Att'y Found Guilty Of Sexual MisconductJurors reached a verdict in the trial of a northern Minnesota prosecutor accused of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl. Tim Scannell was found guilty. He had been charged with two felonies for his relationship with a teen that was 17-years-old at the time.
Cook Co. Atty.’s Criminal Sexual Conduct Case Heads To Jury A jury will now decide the fate of a Minnesota county attorney on trial for his relationship with a teenage girl. Tim Scannell is charged with two felonies for his relationship with a teen that was 17-years-old at the time.
Jury Picked To Hear Little Falls Murder Case Court officials say a jury has been picked to hear the case of a Little Falls homeowner who claims he was defending himself when he shot and killed two teens who entered his home. Byron Smith is on trial on two counts of premeditated first-degree murder for the 2012 killings of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer.