CAPITOL CHATTER Crowd packs U.S. Senate courtroom
What could be the final day of Minnesota's U.S. Senate trial is receiving more attention than during seven weeks of testimony, with a crowd packing a courtroom generally used by the state Supreme Cour... Posted on 4/7/09 at 4:35 AM
CAIRO (AP) — Hosni Mubarak, on trial for his life, is ferried to court by helicopter from a presidential hospital suite. His sons and co-defendants swagger in wearing designer track suits and no handcuffs.
His security chief is treated with near reverence by police in the courtroom.
SIBLEY, Iowa — Now that a federal judge has granted a summary judgment for former Osceola Deputy Daniel Minten in a case against Sheriff Doug Weber, attorneys for both sides are arguing what should and should not be admissible in court during an upcoming jury trial to determine damages.
That trial is scheduled for Feb. 6 in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa.
State alleges witness to Samantha Fraga’s killing
WORTHINGTON — There was an eyewitness who saw Josue Fraga murder his 2-year-old niece Samantha in March 2008, according to Minnesota Assistant Attorney General William Klumpp.
JACKSON — After more than five days of questioning approximately 130 potential jurors, Jackson County District Court has thrown in the towel, opting Tuesday to stop their attempts to place a local jury for the trial of accused murderer Tyron Collins.
JACKSON — Jury selection began Tuesday in Jackson County District Court for the trial of 39-year-old Tyron Collins, who was indicted for first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his brother to death at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lakefield on June 10, 2010.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man pleaded guilty in federal courts last week to being in the U.S. illegally and will remain in custody until the case is resolved. He will then be deported to Mexico — again.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man who pleaded guilty in January to possession of 10 kilos or more of marijuana from a 2008 arrest was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The actual sentence is for 27 months with the Minnesota Department of Correction, but that sentence is stayed with the condition that Fernando Dominguez, 38, serve 90 days in jail, with credit for the 40 days he has already served.
JACKSON — Lacey Marie White was acquitted of the vehicular homicide charges in the 2007 death of Michael Unger in Heron Lake, after Judge Linda Titus granted a motion made by defense attorney Louis Kuchera Thursday in Jackson County District Court.
JACKSON — With the burden of proof all on the state, it will be up to Jackson County Attorney Bob O’Connor to prove whether or not Lacey Marie White was driving the pickup truck that rolled in Heron Lake in October 2007, throwing Michael Unger from the vehicle and to his death.
JACKSON — Minnesota Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank is scheduled to put one more witness on the stand this morning before the state rests its case against Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez, who is accused of ordering the beating and murder of Estherville, Iowa, teenager Gregory Sky Erickson in June of 1997.
JACKSON — After a break in the proceedings for the weekend and a federal holiday, former Emmet County Sheriff Larry Lamack took the stand when trial proceedings resumed during the fifth day of testimony in Jackson County District Court Tuesday afternoon.
JACKSON — Testimony continued Friday in Jackson County District Court, where Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez is on trial for aiding and abetting the second-degree murder and kidnapping of 15-year-old Gregory Sky Erickson in 1997.
JACKSON — Shawn Knakmuhs smirked as he told the jury he and several others stopped June 6, 1997, to buy tape and zip ties in case they needed it for “crowd control” during day three of the Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez trial in Jackson County District Court Thursday.
JACKSON — A man serving a life sentence for conspiracy and kidnapping resulting in the 1997 death of 15-year-old Gregory Sky Erickson spent Wednesday afternoon on the stand in Jackson County District Court, answering questions from Minnesota Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank about events leading up to Erickson’s murder and the involvement of defendant Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez, also known as Ricardo Castillo.
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