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Man Found Guilty of Burying Fiancée Alive

She clawed her way out with engagement ring

(Newser) - Marcin Kasprzak said burying his fiancée alive was just a prank. But a West Yorkshire jury found him guilty today of attempted murder for burying Michelina Lewandowska, 27, in a box near their home, the Guardian reports. According to testimony, Kasprzak, 25, wanted their three-year-old son after his relationship... More »

Five Somali Pirates Convicted

In the first piracy trial in the US since the Civil War

(Newser) - Five Somali men accused of attacking a US Navy ship off Africa's coast were convicted on federal piracy charges today, in what experts said was the first trial of its kind since 1861. The verdict was handed down by a jury in US District Court in Norfolk, as the five... More »

3 Brits Guilty in '06 Plot to Bomb Transatlantic Flights

Planned use of liquid explosives sparked restrictions still in effect

(Newser) - Three British Muslims were convicted today of conspiracy to blow up airplanes with liquid explosives in a failed 2006 plot that led to restrictions on drinks and toiletries on flights, the Times of London reports. Ringleader Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar, and Tanvir Hussain were retried after a jury last... More »

Evangelist Convicted on 10 Counts of Sex Abuse

(Newser) - Tony Alamo, a one-time street preacher who became an outfitter to the stars and fought the federal government over claims he underpaid followers for church work, was convicted today in Arkansas of taking five girls across state lines for sex. The jury of nine men and three women found Alamo... More »

Hsu Guilty of Squeezing Donors for Campaign Cash

Big Hillary fundraiser faces up to 20 years

(Newser) - Ponzi schemer and Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu has been convicted of campaign finance fraud after two days of jury deliberations, the Wall Street Journal reports. Prosecutors said Hsu had pushed his investors to donate tens of thousands to his chosen political candidates, including Hillary Clinton, between 2004 and 2007. Hsu... More »

AWOL Stevens Juror Lied About Dad's Death

Woman goes free after trip to Calif. ends at racetrack, not funeral

(Newser) - The juror in the Ted Stevens trial who was excused to attend her father’s funeral actually skipped out to go to the track, the Anchorage Daily News reports. Marian Hinnant, who was replaced hours before the verdict, appeared before the judge today to explain her absence. She had plans... More »

Bin Laden Media Guru Convicted of War Crimes

Bahlul doesn't contest charges

(Newser) - The man who produced recruitment videos for Osama bin Laden was convicted of war crimes today after a 4-day military trial the defendant adamantly boycotted, the Miami Herald reports. Ali Hamza al Bahlul forbade his lawyer from offering evidence or questioning witnesses because he rejected the military’s authority to... More »

Stevens Sunk by His Own Testimony

Senator came across as evasive, combative in cross-examination

(Newser) - Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' decision not to take the Fifth in his corruption trial was a bold gamble that backfired, the Hill writes. The Republican came across as "evasive and combative" under tough questioning on the stand, hurting his credibility and adding weight to the prosecution's argument that... More »

Yacht Killer Guilty on All Counts

Former child actor may now be sentenced to death

(Newser) - A former bit-part child actor has been found guilty of murdering a couple by tying them to an anchor and throwing them overboard off the California coast in a plot to steal their yacht, the Orange County Register reports. The jury must now decide if Skylar Deleon, also found guilty... More »

Goldman's Dad Hails OJ Verdict

Fred Goldman hopes Simpson rots in jail

(Newser) - While much of the response to the guilty verdict against OJ Simpson has been mixed—and muted—the father of murder victim Ron Goldman is delighted, reports the New York Daily News. Fred Goldman said he was "thrilled to see that this SOB" will "hopefully go to jail... More »

OJ Will Appeal Conviction

Lawyer: Appeal is "only hope" after Simpson found guilty on all counts

(Newser) - OJ Simpson’s lawyer has said that “you would have to be living on another planet” to not anticipate his client’s guilty verdict, reports the Las Vegas Sun. Simpson was found guilty on all 12 counts of armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges late last night and could... More »

Mass. Court Gives Brit Life for Killing Wife and Baby

Entwistle said wife shot their baby, killed self

(Newser) - Neil Entwistle showed no reaction today as he was sentenced to two life prison terms without the opportunity for parole for shooting his wife and infant daughter as they cuddled together in bed. The British-born Massachusetts resident was convicted yesterday of the 2006 killings. Entwistle claims his wife killed the... More »

Brit Found Guilty in Mass. of Killing Wife, Baby

Entwistle, who fled to UK after 2006 incident, convicted of murder

(Newser) - A British man who fled the US after his wife and baby daughter were shot to death in their home was convicted of murder today by a Massachusetts jury. Neil Entwistle’s lawyer had argued that the wife killed her 9-month old baby and herself. Prosecutors said Entwistle was in... More »

Computer Brainiac Guilty of Wife's Murder

'Geek defense' didn't work

(Newser) - A brilliant California computer programmer was found guilty of murdering his estranged wife yesterday—despite the fact that her body was never found. "I've been the best father that I know how," shouted Hans Reiser, 44, after the verdict, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. His wife's blood was... More »

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