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Tsarnaev's Fate in Jury's Hands

Attorneys spar in closing arguments of Boston Bomber's trial

(Newser) - Now Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fate is up to the jury: either life in prison or the death sentence. Attorneys made their closing arguments today in the sentencing phase of Tsarnaev's trial, with prosecutors focusing on the carnage he helped inflict and defense attorneys on his reported remorse, the Boston ... More »

Prosecutors: Manning Wasn't Naive, Had Huge Ego

Closing arguments underway in WikiLeaks case

(Newser) - The prosecution made its closing arguments against Bradley Manning today, arguing that he wasn't a "naive soldier" out to to better the world as his attorneys would have us believe, reports the Los Angeles Times . He may have had a dog tag that read "Humanist," but... More »

Zimmerman Prosecutors Wrap Up: He's a Murderer

Defense team takes its turn tomorrow, and then jury gets case

(Newser) - The prosecution finished its closing arguments today against George Zimmerman, with prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda arguing that the "wannabe cop" deserves prison because he wrongly profiled Trayvon Martin as a criminal and then took the law into his own hands. A key quote from the Orlando Sentinel :
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State: Anthony Chose Life She Wanted Over Caylee

Defense says state never proved the crime beyond a reasonable doubt

(Newser) - Casey Anthony sobbed and glared this morning as the prosecutor painted a picture of her as a devious liar who opted to kill her only child so that she'd be free to go clubbing. "Something needed to be sacrificed, that something was either the life she wanted or... More »

Blago Lawyer's Closing: My Client's an Idiot

Prosecutor rejects 'not the sharpest knife in drawer' defense

(Newser) - Rod Blagojevich’s defense attorney took an odd tack in his closing argument yesterday, arguing, basically, that the governor had been too stupid to do anything but follow the advice of his staff. “He ain’t corrupt,” and he “never intended to bribe or extort anyone,”... More »

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