Posts Tagged Violent crime

Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial

A police officer and his dog patrol outside federal court, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston, on the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.

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Victim’s sister due back on stand in Aaron Hernandez trial

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks at the prosecutor during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fall River, Mass.  Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death.

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Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

Aaron Hernandez, left, sits with his attorney Charles Rankin during the murder trial of the former New England Patriots tight end at Bristol County Superior Court Monday March 2, 2015, in Fall River, Ma. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend’s shooting in Florida, saying it contradicts the argument his defense team has presented: He would not shoot a friend.

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Hot-shooting George Mason wins 78-50

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Isaiah Jackson scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half as George Mason built an early advantage that it rode to a 78-50 victory over Saint Louis on Saturday night.

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Over Cooking? No such thing for 4th-ranked Duke Blue Devils

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — As hot as Quinn Cook has been shooting lately, No. 4 Duke can’t afford to not have him on the court.

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