Testimony Resumes After Jurors Hear Brendt Christensen Admit To Killing Yingying ZhangThe federal death penalty trial of a former University of Illinois student accused of killing a visiting Chinese scholar continues on Monday.
Brendt Christensen Trial Continues With 3rd Day Of Testimony About Murder Of Chinese Scholar Yingying ZhangHours of FBI interviews, dozens of pictures and videos; that’s what jurors are sifting through in the murder trial for a former University of Illinois student accused of kidnapping and killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang.
Defense Asks For July 1 Trial In Chinese Scholar CaseProsecutors are trying to prove Christensen kidnapped and killed 26-year-old Yingying Zhang in 2017. The trial was originally scheduled for September 2017. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
Colorful Cast Of Cooperators Put The Heat On El ChapoPedro Flores took the witness stand last week to testify about his wildly lucrative business partnership with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
Chicago Drug Trafficker Testifies Against El Chapo At TrialPedro Flores told the jury that the brothers had face-to-face meetings with Guzman and another Sinaloa cartel leader, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, in Mexico in 2005 to begin negotiations for the cartel to use the pair's successful drug-dealing network covering Chicago, New York, Detroit and other large cities.
'El Chapo' Guzman Trial To Begin Under Unprecedented Security MeasuresOpening statements are set to start Tuesday in the high-profile trial of alleged Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Trial In Post Office Pipe Bomb Explosion Reset For JuneThe delay from a previously scheduled November trial was sought to give his lawyer more time to prepare.
Jury Convicts Jason Van Dyke Of Second-Degree Murder, 16 Counts Of Aggravated Battery In Death Of Laquan McDonaldA Cook County jury has convicted Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder, 16 counts of aggravated battery, and acquitted him of one count of official misconduct in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014.
FOP President Says Van Dyke Will AppealAfter a jury convicted Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder and aggravated battery charges, his lead defense attorney said he expected the jury to convict the Chicago police officer of at least some charges.
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Van Dyke Trial Day 8: Five Fast FactsChicago police officer Jason Van Dyke’s murder trial for killing Laquan McDonald is over for the week after four days of the defense presenting evidence.
Woman Who Called 911 On Laquan McDonald 'Wasn't In Fear,' Calls Him 'A Nice Young Guy'A woman who called 911 about Laquan McDonald hours before he was shot and killed said he had asked to borrow her car even though she'd never met him, but said he never acted aggressively, and "seemed like he was a nice young guy."
Defense Witness In Van Dyke Trial Says Laquan McDonald Tried To Stab HimChicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s defense team will be presenting evidence for a third day on Wednesday, though it’s still unclear if the officer will testify on his own behalf in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Live Updates: Jury Sees 3D Recreation Of Jason Van Dyke Shooting Laquan McDonaldDefense attorneys for Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke showed jurors a 3D animation showing a recreation of the first few shots the officer fired at Laquan McDonald four years ago, in an effort to bolster his claim the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald was a justified act of self defense.
Van Dyke Murder Trial: Defense Painting McDonald As Belligerent, ViolentVan Dyke’s defense team began presenting its case on Monday, and three witnesses testified about encounters with McDonald long before the shooting.