Should You Opt for a Bench Trial or a Jury Trial?

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In Massachusetts, all criminal defendants are entitled to a trial by a jury of their peers; in District Court, this is six members randomly chosen from the community, in Superior Court it’s twelve. However, a defendant has the option to waive their right to a jury trial and opt for a bench trial instead. Link:… Read more »

Honor Killing or First Degree Murder?

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“Honor killings” are defined as crimes where “members of a family kill a relative or relatives because of behavior that they believe shames the family”. When people think of an honor killing, they imagine it as something that only happened far away and long ago. More: Honor Killing or First Degree Murder?

Drew Peterson trial and prosecutorial misconduct

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Former Chicago police officer Drew Peterson was recently convicted of first degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in her dry bathtub. The medical examiner declared the death accidental. Originally posted here: Drew Peterson trial and prosecutorial misconduct

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