Trial

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…

Judge Clears Release of 911 Calls from Pulse Nightclub Shooting

The Latest on the legal fight over the released of the 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub shooting (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A judge has cleared the way for the release of many of the hundreds of 911 calls related to a mass shooting at a gay Florida nightclub. Circuit Judge Margaret Schreiber on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from…

Trial Date Set for Suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore

A court has set a tentative date for the trial of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. An order released Monday by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary says Moore’s trial on judicial ethics charges will begin Sept. 28 if the case isn’t over before then. The case could come to an earlier end if the court agrees with judicial…

New Location Set for Trial of Dad in Toddler’s Hot SUV Death

The trial of Alabama native, Justin Ross Harris, has been moved. A judge decided to move the trial to Brunswick, Georgia, away from the suburban Atlanta County where his 22-month-old son Cooper died. Harris, 35, faces charges including murder. Police have said the boy died after spending about seven hours in the SUV on June 18, 2014, when Atlanta-area temperatures…