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ASPCA in Westport
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the Westport farm case is the largest farm animal cruelty case in the northeast. Tim Rickey, Vice President of ASPCA Field Operations and Response is on the scene, and says he was blindsided when he arrived on the scene last week...
Carter Case Hold Request
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a Massachusetts teen charged with manslaughter for allegedly encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself has asked a judge to put the case on hold. Michelle Carter's lawyer argued Tuesday in Taunton Juvenile Court that the criminal case shouldn't move forward until the state's highest court decides on an appeal of a judge's refusal to dismiss the manslaughter charge... Rea
Tsarnaev Files Notice of Appeal
BOSTON (AP) _ Lawyers for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have filed a notice of appeal. The notice filed Friday with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals does not give any grounds for appeal. Those will be spelled out at a future date...
2 Major Trials to Begin This Week
Two of the most anticipated trials in recent years will begin this coming week. Monday, Jan. 5th, marks the beginning of jury selection in the Boston Marathon Bombing trial while the murder trial involving ex-Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will begin to select jurors on Friday, Jan. 9th. Details from the Associated Press below.
O'Brien Convicted
Former state probation commissioner John O'Brien was convicted of federal racketeering and mail fraud in a case that accused him of rigging the department's hiring process to favor politically-connected applicants over more qualified ones...
Lawyer Says First Penn State Abuse Claim Settled
A lawyer says his client is the first to settle a civil claim against Penn State related to the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case. Attorney Tom Kline confirmed in an email that the client known as Victim 5 when he testified at Sandusky's criminal trial has agreed to terms with the university...