Whenever Lowndes County Justice Court Judge Ron Cooke imposes a fine on someone, he always asks them, “How much can you afford to pay?”
‘A better deal’: Plea agreements incentivize defendants to admit to crimes, keep the justice system moving
Starkville resident James Bardwell had a choice.
He could go to trial for sexual battery and two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon. Or, he could accept a plea agreement from the state to confess to the weapons charges, spend the next 18 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections and not have to register as a sex offender when released.
Junior Auxiliary of Columbus has announced the members of its 67th annual Charity Ball court to be presented April 1 at Trotter Convention Center.
The federal health care law doesn’t infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in employee health plans, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled Tuesday.
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke his silence on the death and devastation he caused two years ago with words that were not a political tirade or a justification.
Will he finally speak?
After slouching through his trial for months with a bored look on his face, the defendant was ordered to rise.
For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand.
As jurors looked at a photograph of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev giving the finger to a security camera in his jail cell, a federal prosecutor described it as a defiant act by an unrepentant man who didn’t care that he had killed four people, including an 8-year-old boy and a police officer.
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokar Tsarnaev started their case by trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack.