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Simpson Lawyers Attack Expert Police Evidence Man Accused Of Incompetence, Cover-Up

Defense attorney Barry Scheck continues his cross-examination of police criminal expert Dennis Fung. Photo by Associated Press


Judge Orders Guatemalan To Pay U.S. Nun Plaintiffs Were Tortured, Raped; Damages Set At $47 Million

A federal judge has ordered the retired defense minister of Guatemala to pay $47 million in damages to nine Guatemalans and an American nun for atrocities they suffered at the …


Collecting Insurance Money ‘Like A Sweepstakes’ Man Accused Of Killing Relative Testifies He Split $460,000 Insurance Payoff

A Pasco man accused of killing his brother-in-law in 1982 testified that the insurance money he received for the death was similar to winning a sweepstakes. Dale Norwick also testified …


Simpson Neighbor Says He Didn’t See Bronco In Driveway

A neighbor of O.J. Simpson testified Friday that he did not see a white Ford Bronco parked outside Simpson’s home when prosecutors say Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman …


Limousine Driver Puts Dent In O.J. Simpson’s Alibi

Limousine driver Allan Park drove a gaping hole through O.J. Simpson’s murder-night alibi Tuesday, testifying that he did not see the defendant’s Ford Bronco parked outside his Brentwood mansion around …


Prosecution Asks That Kaelin Be Declared A Hostile Witness Legal Maneuver Follows Contradictory Testimony

Brian Kaelin takes a breather near the end of a long day on the stand. Photo by Associated Press


Man Accused Of Extortion Plot Pleads Innocent

A Utah man accused of taking part in a bungled extortion plot in Pocatello last summer has pleaded innocent before a federal magistrate. Steve Atcheson, 35, appeared before Magistrate Mikel …


Prosecutors To Call Jenner In O.J. Trial

Prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson case plan to call Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner as a witness to question him about a 1993 Christmas Eve fight between Simpson and his …


Jury To Deliberate United Way Case

After nearly three weeks of testimony, a jury finally will begin considering the fate of William Aramony today, centering on one key question: Did he deliberately cheat United Way of …


Friend Testifies O.J. Was ‘Upset’ But Not ‘Yelling And Screaming’

Brian “Kato” Kaelin uses a pen to show the size of a flashlight he used outside Simpson’s guest house on the night of the murders. Photo by Associated Press


Lawyers Subpoena Spokesman-Review

Subpoenaed on Tuesday by O.J. Simpson’s defense team, The Spokesman-Review agreed to turn over photographs and a taped interview with homicide detective Mark Fuhrman. But not until the Simpson lawyers …


Sparring Focuses On Glove Blood At One Spot, But No Blood At Another, Adds To O.J. Mystery

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Clintons’ Realtor Admits Fraud Charge

The Arkansas real estate salesman who handled the Clintons’ land dealings pleaded guilty Tuesday to an unrelated charge of bankruptcy fraud, adding another potential witness to the inquiry being conducted …


Drug Court Ready To Reform Offenders Spokane County Awaits Federal Money To Start Program

Judge James Murphy will head the new Spokane County Drug Court. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Fuhrman Passes Test With Flying Colors O.J. Simpson’s Defense Fails To Discredit Key Detective

Detective Philip Vannatter uses chart in testifying Thursday. Photo by Associated Press


Kukrall Enters Plea Of Guilty Agrees To Testify Against Suspect In Elk-Area Shooting

A trembling, red-eyed Jason Kukrall pleaded guilty Wednesday to the Jan. 11 murder of Elk-area homeowner Steve Roscoe and agreed to testify against co-defendant Tobias Stackhouse. Kukrall said nothing on …


Parental Fitness Trial Takes 3-Day Break

Testimony in the Angel Harper parental fitness trial resumes next week following a three-day recess. The state attorney general’s office is asking a Spokane County judge to sever Harper’s ties …


Attorneys Clash In Court Over Witness’s Credibility Prosecutor Calls F. Lee Bailey A Liar On National Television

Defense attorney F.Lee Bailey, right, questions Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman about a crime scene photo during testimony Wednesday. Photo by Associated Press


Ex-Marines Take Off The Gloves Bailey, Detective Spar Over Crucial Evidence

Simpson defense attorney F. Lee Bailey gestures as he cross-examines Mark Fuhrman on Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press


Defense Tries To Demonstrate Misconduct By Fuhrman

A lawyer for O.J. Simpson set out to show Monday that a police detective was so incurably racist that he picked up one of two bloody gloves at the crime …


O.J. Defense Team Has Surprise Witness

A surprise witness in the O.J. Simpson trial is expected to testify that she heard Detective Mark Fuhrman make racial slurs and introduced him to a woman he claims he …


Simpson’s Defense Continues Arguing Murders Drug-Related

O.J. Simpson’s chief trial lawyer elaborated Wednesday on his assertion that Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman were not the victims of a jealous former husband but of irate …


Pang Arraignment Set But Suspect In Hiding

An arraignment hearing has been set for Monday for Martin Pang, a fugitive charged with four counts of murder in the Jan. 5 arson that destroyed his parents’ business and …


‘Ice Cream Defense’ Takes Lumps

It looks like the O.J. Simpson ice-cream defense has been liquidated. The Ben & Jerry’s cup found on a banister at Nicole Brown Simpson’s condominium contained Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, …


Police Discounted Drug Tie In Simpson Case

O.J. Simpson and his defense team stand as jurors enter the courtroom Monday. Photo by Associated Press


Andreotti: Masquerade Of Century?

For more than a generation, Giulio Andreotti, now slated to go on trial as a godfather of the Sicilian Mafia, was ranked among the West’s most respected political leaders, a …


‘No Me Recuerdos,’ Maid Repeatedly Tells The Court Lopez’ Honesty, Ability To Recall Anything Comes Under Question

Rosa Lopez testifies Thursday. Photo by Associated Press


Ito Dismisses Another Juror Black Man, 46, Replaced With White Woman, 38

Judge Lance Ito Wednesday excused a fourth juror from the O.J. Simpson case, a 46-year-old black courier who had been widely perceived as sympathetic to Simpson and his lawyers. But …


County May Ask Share Of TV Take

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today is scheduled to consider asking court officials to halt telecasts of the O.J. Simpson trial unless the media agree to reimburse the …


New Revelations Weaken Maid’s Alibi For Simpson Woman Says She Saw Bronco At His Home During Key Period

Brentwood maid Rosa Lopez testifies for the defense Monday. Photo by Associated Press