Jury Convicts Salinas Man For Torture, Mayhem in 2018 Attack On Ex-GirlfriendA Monterey County jury has convicted a Salinas man of multiple felony counts including torture and mayhem in connection with a November 2018 assault of his ex-girlfriend, according to authorities.
New California Law Aims To Diversify Juries, Adds Tax Filers To Pool Of Potential JurorsCalifornia is expanding the pool of prospective jurors beyond those with driver's licenses and the voter rolls, under new legislation signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
San Mateo County Court Moves Jury Selection To Event Center For Social DistancingThe San Mateo County Superior Court in September will move jury selection for trials scheduled for the Hall of Justice in Redwood City to the Event Center in San Mateo.
Judge Rules Cowell Was Sane At Time He Fatally Stabbed Nia Wilson At BART StationThe judge in the trial of John Lee Cowell for the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at an Oakland BART station in Oakland in 2018 ruled on Monday that he was legally sane at the time.
Attorneys Argue About Cowell's State Of Mind As Sanity Phase Of BART Stabbing Trial BeginsA day after John Lee Cowell was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland in 2018, the attorneys in his trial argued on Wednesday afternoon about whether he was legally sane at the time of the attack.
Jury Considers Case Where Suspect Pointed Gun At Oakland Mosque-GoersJurors weigh whether to convict a man of making criminal threats against men outside the Nation of Islam Mosque in East Oakland.
Jury Acquits 'Devoted' Elderly Man Accused In Fatal Stabbing Of 90-Year-Old WifeA man accused of killing his 90-year-old wife in Foster City last year was acquitted by a jury after deliberating just five-and-a-half hours.
Google, Oracle Lawsuit Reveals Use Of Public Facebook Posts In Jury SelectionSocial media accounts are coming under increasing scrutiny from attorneys looking for a legal edge in their respective cases, but a jury expert says that sleuthing could be restricted in the future.
California Jurors Using Internet During Trial Could Be FinedJurors who threaten to derail trials by researching them on Google or posting comments about them on Twitter are often dismissed with nothing more than a tongue-lashing from a judge.
Man Convicted Of Murdering Sole Witness To His Grand Theft CaseAn Oakland jury found a Redwood City man guilty of murder for killing the sole witness in a grand theft case against him more than a decade ago.
Ex-Stanford Swimmer Found Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting Woman On CampusA Santa Clara County jury has reached the verdict that a former Stanford University swimmer accused of raping a woman on campus over a year ago is guilty on all charges.