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Trial to begin in 9-year-old's killing that shocked Chicago

Trial to begin in 9-year-old's killing that shocked ChicagoIt stands as one of Chicago's most horrific crimes, in large part because of small details that are impossible to shake: The promise of a juice box that lured the 9-year-old boy off a playground and into an alley, and the basketball he dropped when he was shot and killed there. Jury selection will begin Friday in the murder trial of two of three men charged with carrying out the November 2015 attack on Tyshawn Lee, a smart fourth-grader who prosecutors say was killed by gang members to send a message to his father, a purported member of a rival gang. Dwright Boone-Doty, who will represent himself, and Corey Morgan will be tried together but before separate juries, each of which will only consider the evidence as it pertains to one of the defendants.



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Trial opens of US cop who killed neighbor in his own apartment

Trial opens of US cop who killed neighbor in his own apartmentA white policewoman went on trial in Dallas Friday for shooting and killing a black man in his own apartment, having mistaken it for hers. Exactly one year after Amber Guyger, 31, killed Botham Shem Jean, 26, jury selection in the racially charged murder case began in the Texas city. Guyger’s attorneys have sought to move the case to another jurisdiction, on grounds that potential jurors in Dallas may already have strong views on the case, given the heavy media coverage it has fuelled.



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Trial date set for men charged with 9/11 attacks

Trial date set for men charged with 9/11 attacksDr. James Mitchell personally interrogated the men charged with plotting the 9/11 attacks. He says Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would kill almost 3,000 people all over again if given the chance.



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Trial of Accused 9/11 Masterminds Set for 2021

Trial of Accused 9/11 Masterminds Set for 2021The trial of five men charged with planning the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 will begin in 2021, a military judge ruled Friday.The selection of a military jury for the trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four others accused of planning the attacks will commence on January 11, 2021, the judge in the case, Air Force colonel W. Shane Cohen, said in a ten-page trial-scheduling order. Cohen has also ordered prosecutors to provide certain materials to the defense teams by October 1 in an effort to start the trial by the scheduled date. The trial will take place at the U.S. military base in Guantánamo Bay.The five men are accused of masterminding and orchestrating the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in which terrorists hijacked commercial airliners and crashed them into New York City's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A third hijacked aircraft was downed by passengers in a field in Pennsylvania en route to its target. All told, the attacks killed 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 more.Mohammed, the Pakistani al-Qaeda leader named "the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks" in the 9/11 Commission Report, is charged with a slew of crimes involving terrorism, hijacking aircraft, and murder in violation of the laws of war. He was arraigned along with the other four men in this case on May 5, 2012 at Guantánamo.



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Doctor in murder case gets 2 new lawyers, June trial date

Doctor in murder case gets 2 new lawyers, June trial dateThe Ohio doctor charged with 25 counts of murder is now scheduled for trial next June and has two new lawyers, including one known for successfully defending high-profile clients such as Casey Anthony and Aaron Hernandez. Husel didn’t speak during the hearing. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System found that Husel ordered excessive painkillers for about three dozen hospital patients who died over the past several years.



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Ex-Malaysia PM Najib Razak Faces Court for Biggest 1MDB Corruption Trial

Ex-Malaysia PM Najib Razak Faces Court for Biggest 1MDB Corruption Trial(Bloomberg) — Malaysian prosecutors will seek to prove that Najib Razak acted together with fugitive financier Jho Low in their alleged roles in 1MDB, as the former premier faces his biggest trial linked to the troubled state fund.“In truth, Jho Low was the accused’s mirror image,” prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram said in his opening statement in the Kuala Lumpur court. “The prosecution will establish facts which will give rise to an irresistible inference that Jho Low and the accused acted as one at all material times.”The 25 charges Najib faces revolve around 1MDB’s multibillion-dollar bond sales and acquisitions. That includes accusations he received 2.08 billion ringgit ($ 495 million) of bribes related to a letter of government support for $ 3 billion of 1MDB bonds in 2013, as well as allegations he accepted 49.9 million ringgit linked to a $ 975 million loan facility from Deutsche Bank AG. He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Jho Low, or Low Taek Jho, has denied any wrongdoing in response to charges against him in the U.S. and Malaysia.The start to the proceeding was postponed many times as it clashed with Najib’s first 1MDB trial, which involved local transactions by the state fund’s former unit. The delays point to the massive task Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has ahead of him in getting to the bottom of the 1MDB scandal. Since wresting power from Najib last year, the prime minister has prioritized investigations into the scandal, as well as recouping funds believed to be lost through the scandal-ridden fund.Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s lawyer is also present in court to hold a watching brief. Malaysia has charged three of the bank’s units as well as 17 of its current and former directors over $ 6.5 billion of bond in bonds the bank arranged for 1MDB in 2012 and 2013.Multiple ChargesHere are a few of the charges Najib faces today:He allegedly received 90.9 million ringgit linked to 1MDB deals, including:Joint venture with PetroSaudi International Ltd. costing $ 1 billion and subsequent 1 billion ringgit investment in the JV10.6 billion ringgit bid for Tanjong Energy Holdings Sdn.2.75 billion ringgit purchase of Syarikat Mastika Lagenda Sdn. sharesHe allegedly received 60.6 million ringgit gratification for approving a state guarantee on 5 billion ringgit of Islamic notes sold by Terengganu Investment Authority Bhd., the precursor to 1MDBHe allegedly received funds from illegal activities involving a total of 2.08 billion ringgit from Tanore Finance Corp.’s account at Falcon Private Bank in SingaporeHe’s accused of money laundering in relation to a total of 2.2 billion ringgit of fund transfers to Tanore’s account at FalconHe allegedly used funds from illegal activities involving 20 million ringgit paid to United Malays National Organisation, the largest opposition party, as well as 100,000 ringgit to UMNO’s Batu Kawan divisionHe allegedly spent illicit funds, including 303,000 ringgit sent to Semarak Konsortium Satu Sdn., 2 million ringgit to ORB Solutions Sdn., and 246,000 ringgit sent to Lim Soon Peng(Updates with comments from the prosecutor throughout.)\–With assistance from Chloe Whiteaker and Kristine Servando.To contact the reporters on this story: Anisah Shukry in Kuala Lumpur at ashukry2@bloomberg.net;Hadi Azmi in Kuala Lumpur at klnews@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Yudith Ho at yho35@bloomberg.net, Ruth PollardFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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5 years after murders, man accused of killing Spring family execution-style goes to trial

5 years after murders, man accused of killing Spring family execution-style goes to trialInvestigators say Ronald Haskell, Jr. tied the Stay family up and shot them all because he was angry about his recent divorce.



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2 more El Salvador ex-officers to face trial in '81 massacre

2 more El Salvador ex-officers to face trial in '81 massacreTwo ex-military officers were notified Thursday that they will join more than a dozen others in being prosecuted for the 1981 El Mozote massacre, a particularly infamous moment from El Salvador’s nation’s civil war. A judge in San Francisco Gotera, about 100 miles (170 kilometers) east of the capital, summoned former Cols. Roberto Antonio Garay and José Antonio Rodríguez to inform them they will be tried on the charges of torture, forced disappearance and forced displacement.



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Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He’s a Trump supporter

Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He’s a Trump supporterFor years, President Trump has claimed that millions of noncitizens voted in the 2016 presidential election, unfairly skewing his vote as Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College.



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Mueller ties on display at jury selection for Greg Craig trial

Mueller ties on display at jury selection for Greg Craig trialHow many potential jurors raised concerns about the Mueller links is unclear because the judge had them flag such concerns in writing on index cards they were given.



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