The lawyer for a white Chicago police officer charged in the 2014 murder of a black teenager said yesterday that his client had feared for his life. He also said that dashboard camera footage released by police is unreliable, because video “distorts images”.
Thu, 26 Nov, 2015
The Chief Justice has called for improvements to the way court cases are dealt with following the dismissal of an appeal over an amateur golfer’s claim that he had been falsely accused of cheating about his handicap that lasted 83 days.
Fri, 10 Oct, 2014
Former Lord Mayor of Dublin Royston Brady told a “complete lie” when testifying he had advised a hotel boss of a head chef’s propensity for violence before a decision was made to employ him, it has been claimed before the High Court.
Sat, 08 Feb, 2014
An appeal brought by two men who claimed they were “stitched up” by gardaí for the possession of heroin worth €43,000 in a wooded area in Co Cork more than two years ago has been dismissed this morning by the Court of Criminal Appeal (CCA).
Thu, 28 Jul, 2011
The Court of Criminal Appeal has set aside the sentence handed down to a young mother of two for her role in the fatal stabbing of a Dublin man two years ago, on the grounds that the “totality” of the term imposed was unduly lenient.
Mon, 15 Feb, 2010
A Dublin man on trial at the Central Criminal Court on charges of sexually abusing a young girl in the city over 20 years ago told gardaí there was a "conspiracy" and the alleged victim was being "led on by someone".
Wed, 14 Jan, 2009
A Central Criminal Court jury in the trial of a Dublin man accused of sexually abusing a young girl in the city over 20 years ago have been told they no longer need to consider seven out of the 11 counts against him.
Tue, 13 Jan, 2009