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Murder trial begins for man accused in Reserve couple drowning

The trial of a man accused in the 2014 drowning murders of Reserve couple Kenneth and Lakeitha Joseph began Tuesday (Dec. 5) at New Orleans’ criminal courthouse in front of a jury and Criminal District Judge Ben Willard.

Steven Bradley, 32, was indicted by a grand jury in August 2014, with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of obstruction of justice. Bradley was originally charged only with obstruction of justice for allegedly failing to report the killings to the police.

Horatio Johnson, 41, was found guilty in the killings just over two months ago and was sentenced to life in prison plus 60 years for the murders.

The Josephs were reported missing from their ransacked home by family in February. Their bodies were discovered almost two months later when they surfaced in New Orleans’ Intracoastal Waterway. Lakeitha Joseph, 29, surfaced March 10 and the body of her 34-year-old husband was

Read more at: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/12/bradley_trial_reserve_murder.html

Murder trial begins for man accused in Reserve couple drowning …

The trial of a man accused in the 2014 drowning murders of Reserve couple Kenneth and Lakeitha Joseph began Tuesday (Dec. 5) at New Orleans’ criminal courthouse in front of a jury and Criminal District Judge Ben Willard.

Steven Bradley, 32, was indicted by a grand jury in August 2014, with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of obstruction of justice. Bradley was originally charged only with obstruction of justice for allegedly failing to report the killings to the police.

Horatio Johnson, 41, was found guilty in the killings just over two months ago and was sentenced to life in prison plus 60 years for the murders.

The Josephs were reported missing from their ransacked home by family in February. Their bodies were discovered almost two months later when they surfaced in New Orleans’ Intracoastal Waterway. Lakeitha Joseph, 29, surfaced March 10 and the body of her 34-year-old husband was

Read more at: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/12/bradley_trial_reserve_murder.html

Dover Citizen Police Academy begins next month

DOVER — The Dover Police Department will be offering a Citizens Police Academy this fall, according to Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr.

The academy will be offered by the department’s Community Response and Enforcement Unit. “This is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to get to know what it is like to be a police officer,” Colarusso said in a press release. The program will start Tuesday, Oct. 10, and end on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

The free 10-week program will feature informative instruction from police officers and other specialized law enforcement related personnel who will provide in-depth discussions and demonstrations about their individual area of expertise, according to the press release.

Students will receive blocks of instruction on topics such as crime scene investigation, domestic violence, patrol tactics including K9 officer demonstrations, motor vehicle enforcement, use of force and more. The students will also receive a

Read more at: http://www.fosters.com/news/20170907/dover-citizen-police-academy-begins-next-month

Testimony begins in Miller County capital murder trial

Testimony began Tuesday at the Miller County courthouse in the trial of a man accused of capital murder in connection with a drug-related robbery.

Justin Damone Johnson, 29, faces life without parole if found guilty of capital murder in the November 19, 2015, shooting death of 22-year-old Trevon Staten. Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Black told the jury in opening statements Tuesday morning that while Justin Johnson may not have fired the bullet that killed Staten, he was a key participant in the robbery that led to Staten’s death and therefore just as culpable.

Texarkana defense attorney Jeff Harrelson told the jury the central issue in the case is identity, whether Justin Johnson is the person two eyewitnesses pointed out in court Tuesday as among a group of men who stormed into Staten’s home at the Beacon Point Apartments in Texarkana, Ark., shortly before midnight.

Sherlysa Gulley, the mother of Staten’s 1- and 3-year-old children,

Read more at: http://txktoday.com/courts/testimony-begins-miller-county-capital-murder-trial/

Man accused of beating neighbor to death begins murder trial – ABC57 News – See the Difference Michiana

SOUTH BEND, Ind. –

The man who allegedly beat his neighbor to death last summer, after she asked him to turn down his music, was in court today.
Donald Wilson is being charged with the murder of 67–year-old Joann Newgent.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Crime scene investigator for St. Joseph County Metro Homicide, Kyle Slater, walked the jury through the physical evidence
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The main piece of evidence is a table they found in pieces in and near a dumpster on the side of the apartment complex.
Inside Newgent’s apartment, Corporal Slater said there was blood all over Newgent’s living room, broken and bloody pieces of a table, and a small blood stain on the outside of the victim’s door. 
In the defendant’s apartment, Corporal Slater said he found a few things noteworthy.
He pointed out that

Read more at: http://www.abc57.com/story/34505278/man-accused-of-beating-neighbor-to-death-faces-begins-murder-trial

Jury Begins Deliberations in Che Taylor Inquest Hearing; Final Testimony Focused on Wounds and a Handgun

Officer Michael Spaulding, left, speaks with his attorney Ted Buck, center, and Officer Scott Miller, right.

King County’s inquest into the death of Che Taylor, already three days behind schedule, is now in its final phase as an eight-member jury deliberates on 55 questions that they will answer with either “Yes,” “No,” or “Unknown.” Unlike criminal cases, the jury is not required to have unanimous responses to the questions. Instead, the eight jurors’ individual responses will be tallied under each question.

Attorneys representing the Taylor family and the two Seattle police officers who shot and killed Taylor proposed a list of questions, called interrogatories, which were then edited by Judge Janet Garrow. The list was then further amended in multiple closed door sessions between Garrow and the representative attorneys.

The majority of the 55

Read more at: http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/02/09/24862302/jury-begins-deliberations-in-che-taylor-inquest-hearing

Federal trial begins for man accused of killing Deputy Josie Fox

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The federal trial of a man accused of killing Millard County Sheriff’s Deputy, Josie Greathouse Fox in January of 2010, began Monday at the U.S. District Courthouse in Salt Lake City.

Kim Thomas | Special to Chronicle Progress


USA vs. Roman Day 2, January 31, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Day 2 of the USA vs. Roman trial at Salt Lake City’s federal courthouse on Tuesday saw federal prosecutors continue to lay out the case that Roberto Miramontes Roman shot and killed Millard County Sheriff’s Deputy, Josie Fox, in January of 2010.

Roman, 44, faces an 11 count federal indictment, with counts 7 and 8 accusing him of knowingly killing Deputy Fox during the commission of a crime, and in an effort to avoid being caught and a potential prison sentence.

Roman was found not guilty of killing Deputy Fox in a 2012 state trial.

Read more at: http://www.millardccp.com/news/featured-local-news/2261-federal-trial-begins-for-man-accused-of-killing-millard-county-sheri