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Defense Expert: Murray Screwed Up

Defense says Jackson administered propofol to himself

(Newser) - Conrad Murray’s lawyers called an expert anesthesiologist to the stand today, but the jury’s out (no pun intended) on whether his testimony helped or hurt Michael Jackson's doctor. Dr. Paul White contradicted a prosecution expert who said that evidence showed that Murray had pumped Jackson full of... More »

Knox's Alleged Murder Weapon Doesn't Match Wound: Coroner

And no evidence group killed Kercher, he says

(Newser) - The knife prosecutors believe Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito used to kill Meredith Kercher is “not compatible" with the wounds on her body, a coroner testified today. Testifying for the defense, he said the neck wound was made with a knife with a 3-inch long blade, while prosecutors maintain... More »

DA's 'Smear' Should Nix Conviction: 'Rockefeller'

(Newser) - Lawyers for Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter—aka Clark Rockefeller—want his conviction overturned because the jury was unfairly prejudiced against their client, the Boston Globe reports. Rockefeller was found guilty of kidnapping his daughter. The lawyers say the prosecution “eviscerated” their insanity defense during closing arguments by calling an unqualified... More »

Anthony's Attorney Unveils Star Defense Team

(Newser) - Casey Anthony’s defense yesterday revealed a high-powered team of attorneys and expert witnesses in her trial for the murder of her daughter, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Lead counsel Jose Baez will be supported by Linda Kenney Baden, a New York attorney who defended Phil Spector. Also on board is... More »

Texas Keeps Sect Kids for DNA Testing

Polygamous ranch forced children to obey, psychiatrist testifies

(Newser) - A judge ruled today that 416 kids seized at a polygamous ranch in Texas will be held for genetic testing, the San Angelo Standard-Times reports. At the end of a 2-day custody hearing, Judge Barbara Walther said the tests were needed to sort out relationships between the sect's parents and... More »

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