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Manafort juror says 1 holdout prevented 18-count conviction

Manafort juror says 1 holdout prevented 18-count convictionWASHINGTON (AP) — A juror in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial says a lone holdout prevented the jury from convicting the onetime Trump campaign chairman on all 18 counts.



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Manafort conviction: Only one juror held out on convicting Trump campaign chief of all counts

Manafort conviction: Only one juror held out on convicting Trump campaign chief of all countsJust one juror prevented former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from being convicted of all 18 charges in his recent criminal trial, another juror has revealed. Manafort was found guilty of eight counts of bank and tax fraud on Tuesday following a three-week trial at a court in Alexandria, Virginia. Paula Duncan, a juror in the trial, said there was “one holdout” preventing unanimous agreement on the 10 other charges.



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Brendan Dassey's Murder Conviction Appeal Denied By Supreme Court

Brendan Dassey's Murder Conviction Appeal Denied By Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to not hear the appeal of Brendan



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Brendan Dassey's Murder Conviction Appeal Denied By Supreme Court

Brendan Dassey's Murder Conviction Appeal Denied By Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to not hear the appeal of Brendan



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Kidnapper's conviction seen as vindication for UK model

Kidnapper's conviction seen as vindication for UK modelMILAN (AP) — An Italian court convicted a Polish man Monday of kidnapping a 20-year-old British model for ransom, rejecting the defendant's claim that the abduction was staged to boost the victim's career.



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U.S. high court throws out Louisiana death row inmate's conviction

U.S. high court throws out Louisiana death row inmate's convictionThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Louisiana death row inmate’s conviction for a 2008 triple murder, finding that his lawyer violated the man’s constitutional rights by ignoring his objections and telling jurors the defendant killed the victims. The court ruled 6-3 that Robert McCoy, 44, should receive a new trial. McCoy was convicted of killing the mother, stepfather and son of his estranged wife in Bossier City, Louisiana.



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Kennedy cousin, Michael Skakel, wins retrial of 2002 murder conviction 

Kennedy cousin, Michael Skakel, wins retrial of 2002 murder conviction A court in Connecticut has ordered a retrial of the 2002 murder conviction of Michael Skakel, a cousin of Bobby Kennedy. The ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court is the latest chapter in the long-running legal battle centred on the murder of Martha Moxley in 1975 in Greenwich, a prosperous town just north of New York City. Miss Moxley was allegedly bludgeoned to death with a golf club by Skakel when she spurned his advances. At the time both were 15 years old. It took more than a quarter of a century for the case to be brought to court. The Kennedy link, Skakel was a nephew of Bobby Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, drew international attention to the trial. In 2002 Skakel was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. However, the conviction was overturned in 2013 and he was freed on $ 1.2 million bail. But that ruling was reversed by the Connecticut Supreme Court which reinstated the conviction. Martha Moxley Credit: AP In the latest hearing Hubert Santos, Skakel’s lawyer told the court that the prosecution had failed to present evidence of an alibi put forward by a witness, Denis Ossorio. Skakel maintained that he was several miles away from the scene of the murder, watching a Monty Python film. Justice Richard Palmer, one of the judges who voted in favour of a retrial, said the case had been prejudiced by the failure to present Mr Ossorio’s testimony. Miss Moxley's brother, John, said he was disappointed with the ruling and that it was too soon to say what the family would want next in the case. "I don't know what the next steps are. My mom is getting older. I just don't think she has the strength to go with this," said Mr Moxley, 59. He said he would not trade places with Skakel for anything. "He'll be in jail for the rest of his life," Moxley said. "He may not be physically in jail. He may be walking the streets, but he'll be in hell at some point." 



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Connecticut state court vacates Kennedy relative murder conviction

Connecticut state court vacates Kennedy relative murder convictionThe top court in the state of Connecticut on Friday vacated the murder conviction of a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy over the violent death of a 15-year-old girl and recommended a new trial, the latest twist in a decades-long legal battle. The written opinion reverses the court’s own decision in December 2016 which had reinstated the conviction of Michael Skakel, a nephew to the slain former attorney general through his widow Ethel. Martha Moxley was killed in 1975, her body found under a tree after a pre-Halloween party on the Skakel family’s Belle Haven estate.



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Court vacates Kennedy cousin Skakel's murder conviction

Court vacates Kennedy cousin Skakel's murder convictionHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a stunning reversal, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday overturned Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction in the 1975 bludgeoning death of a girl in wealthy Greenwich.



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After Cosby's conviction, his alma mater rescinds honorary degree

After Cosby's conviction, his alma mater rescinds honorary degreeTemple University on Friday rescinded an honorary doctorate it had awarded to Bill Cosby, a longtime fundraiser and graduate of the Philadelphia school, where years later he met the victim of the sexual assault that resulted in his conviction this week. Temple joined several other major U.S. universities that have taken back honorary degrees since Thursday’s verdict, reflecting a broader reappraisal of the 80-year-old comedian’s place in American culture. “Today the Temple University Board of Trustees has accepted the recommendation of the University to rescind the (1991) honorary degree,” the school said in a statement.



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