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.
Federal Appeals Court Rules Samsung Copied Some Of Apple's Patented iPhone FeaturesIn a long-running dispute, a federal appeals court has agreed that Samsung illegally copied some of the patented features in Apple's iPhone.
68 Percent Of Potential Alameda County Jurors Fail To Appear, Face Little PunishmentIt’s a piece of mail a lot of people don't like getting: a jury summons. In an East Bay county, many people are ignoring them and getting away with it.
Jury Selection In Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect's TrialJury selection begins Monday in the trial of the suspected Boston Marathon Bomber.
2 San Francisco Police Officers Convicted On Several Counts In Federal Corruption TrialTwo San Francisco police officers were found guilty on about half the charges against them in a federal corruption trial as the jury reached a verdict on Friday.
Former SF First Lady: Young, 'Hot' Women Should Be Excused From Jury Duty To Spend Time On TinderOne-time first lady of San Francisco Kimberly Guilfoyle, now Fox News host, offered an interesting, perhaps offensive, explanation for why young, single women tend to vote for Democrats, and why they should be excused from jury service.
Santa Cruz Sheriff Warns Of Phone Scam Seeking $500 For Missing Jury DutyScammers are calling people in Santa Cruz County claiming to be sheriff’s deputies and telling them they should use a money card to pay $500 fines for missing jury duty, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.
Court Upholds $15.3 Million Verdict Against AC Transit For Woman's Broken Back In Incident Caught On CameraA court Tuesday upheld a $15.3 million verdict against the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District - the largest ever against the agency - for an incident caught on surveillance video that left a passenger with a broken back.