Today's panelists are WAMC’s Dr. Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Joe Donhahue moderates.
Today's topics: Death of Prosecutors in Texas The Jodi Arias trial enters its fourth month this week Number of Young Adults Hit by Recession up NYT Changes Obit After Criticism April Fool’s Day (Julia Winterbottom, author of Pranklopedia: The Funniest, Grossest, Craziest, Not-Mean Pranks on the Planet! joins via phone.)
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A Connecticut man who became known as the "East Coast Rapist" for a series of sexual assaults over more than a decade from Rhode Island to Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison.
The three life terms imposed Friday on Aaron Thomas of New Haven, Conn., followed his guilty plea last year in Manassas, Virgina for abducting three teenage trick-or-treaters and raping two of them on Halloween 2009 in Prince William County.
On Feb. 17, 1970, physician Jeffrey MacDonald called the police to his Fort Bragg, N.C., home. He told the responding officers that he had been assaulted by a group of "hippie" intruders, who had also bludgeoned and stabbed his wife and two young daughters — ages 2 and 5 — to death. MacDonald suffered a concussion and collapsed lung but survived.
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a Pennsylvania courthouse for the start of his child sex-abuse trial.
Sandusky arrived at the courthouse in Bellefonte on Monday morning along with defense attorney Joe Amendola. He smiled briefly for cameras before walking inside.
A jury of seven women and five men are scheduled to hear opening statements in the case, ending months of pretrial wrangling in the high-profile case that led to the firing of legendary late Penn State coach Joe Paterno. Many of the jurors have strong ties to the university.
Roger Clemens' chief accuser is expected to testify against the former pitcher. It will be a make-or-break moment for the prosecution as it seeks to convict Clemens of perjury.
Brian McNamee, Clemens' former strength coach, takes the stand Monday as the trial moves into its fifth week. McNamee says he injected the seven-time Cy Young Award winner with steroids and human growth hormone in 1998, 2000 and 2001.
Clemens is accused of lying to Congress when he denied using those drugs.
The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury trial may be on the verge of letting the government show the former pitcher's largely baseball-ignorant jury just how widespread steroids and human growth hormone were in the sport.
The move is one that Clemens' lawyers would like to avoid, but may have brought on themselves.
Clemens is on trial for allegedly lying in a 2008 congressional deposition and hearing when he said he never used steroids or HGH.
The Roger Clemens perjury trial is resuming after a five-day break. The prosecution's first witness, congressional staffer Phil Barnett, will return to the stand Monday after beginning his testimony last Tuesday.
Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, is accused of lying to Congress when, at a hearing and deposition that preceded it, he denied taking steroids or human growth hormone.
Former Massachusetts State Treasurer Timothy Cahill, who is facing corruption charges, was in court briefly Wednesday. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports…
A pre-trial conference in Cahill’s case was postponed for a month at the request of Jeffrey Denner, Cahill’s new lawyer, who told the judge he needed time to get up to speed. There was no change in the September date for Cahill’s trial.
Cahill told reporters in Boston after the brief hearing that he is confident his legal team will prove he did nothing wrong.