Trial

Alabama Officer Charged with Murder Takes Stand in Trial

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Closing arguments are scheduled Thursday in the trial of an Alabama police officer accused in the fatal shooting of a suicidal man. Huntsville Officer William Darby testified on his own behalf Wednesday, telling jurors he opened fire after Jeffrey Parker refused to drop a weapon. Darby took the stand, a day after jurors watched a video…

Dr. Fauci: 250,000 People Have Registered to Take Part in Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified says 250,000 people have registered on a National Institutes of Heath website to take part in experimental vaccine trials. The study of the first vaccine involving 30,000 people began this week. The U.S. government plans to launch studies of additional vaccines every month through the fall. Trials are pivotal for establishing the safety and effectiveness of…

BREAKING: Aaron Smith Guilty of the Manslaughter of Greg Gunn

The jury has found Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith GUILTY of the manslaughter of Greg Gunn. The jury unanimously agreed on the charge of manslaughter. Smith will remain in custody until his sentencing hearing. District Attorney Darryl Bailey says the state will ask for the maximum sentence in the case. The Jury finds the defendant Aaron Cody Smith guilty…

Jury to Decide If Aaron Smith Committed Murder, Manslaughter, or Not Guilty

The jury has heard the testimonies and closing statements. On day 5 of the Aaron Cody Smith murder trial, the jury will start deliberations and decide Smith’s fate. Before deliberations, Judge McLaughlin charged the jury stating, the jury must carefully consider entire evidence in the case and it must be beyond a reasonable doubt of his guilt. While charging the…

Jury Hears Aaron Smith’s Claims About Fatal Shooting of Greg Gunn

Evidence shows white Montgomery police officer, Aaron Cody Smith, charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black man told an investigator he opened fire after the man swung a pole at him. Prosecutors on Wednesday played jurors a recording of a statement made by Smith about the death of 58-year-old Greg Gunn. According to reports, Smith initially told…

Attorneys Make Opening Statements, Witnesses Called to Stand in Day 2 of Murder Trial for MPD Officer

Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Greg Gunn. Gunn was an unarmed black man that was fatally shot by Smith back in 2016. Day two of the trial started with both defense attorneys and prosecutors making opening statements. Both the state and the defense broke down the order of events with…

Supporters of man charged with defacing statue gather in Montgomery.

Jon Broadway goes on trial on September 17.

(Photo contributed)   Jon Broadway admits he spread some ketchup on the statue of Dr. James Marion Sims on the Alabama Capitol Building grounds during a protest against Sims, who Broadway says operated on enslaved women without anesthesia during experimental surgery. He was arrested by Montgomery police officers and charged with “criminal tampering”   Broadway met with supporters today, saying…

Grand Jury Considers Woman’s Stabbing of Husband with Sword

A grand jury in Alabama will hear the case of a woman accused of fatally stabbing her husband with a sword. Authorities say 50-year-old Jeannette Hale stabbed her husband, Mark, in the chest while he played a guitar in their home on April 2. Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell tells AL.com that responding deputies found Mark Hale bleeding on their…

Selma Man on Trial for 2012 Murder of Senior Citizen

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma man is on trial for murder at the Dallas County Courthouse for the shooting death of an elderly man. District Attorney Michael Jackson says 35 year old Caleb Shaw shot and killed 72 year old Willie James Thomas back in April of 2012. He says Thomas was shot on Shelley Avenue as he…