All but one witness corroborate stories in the Delonte Wynn trial

As the trial for Delonte Wynn continued Tuesday, the courtroom’s seats filled to the brim with family and spectators. Attorneys began Tuesday morning, arguing over the legitimacy of witness Chester Taplette’s testimony. Disagreement erupted when the defense took issue with Taplette’s story, saying his statement to the police that Donnell Howard knew what had happened to Bryant […]

Judge orders murder suspect’s medical records released

Judge Jose Lopez signed a subpoena for 30-year-old Keith Loving’s medical records to be released from St. Elizabeth hospital. On May 3, 2016, the defendant allegedly hijacked a city bus and struck 43-year-old Anthony Payne who died from injuries sustained during the collision. The hospital has until June 30 to release his medical records and then Loving’s attorney […]

Day four of the Delonte Wynn trial brings new evidence to light

The trial of Delonte Wynn, charged with the murder of Darlene Bryant, continued Monday and is expected to conclude this week. Before jurors entered the room Monday morning, attorneys debated whether or not a key witness’ testimony was able to be readdressed since he claimed to not remember what the defense considered a vital piece of the […]

Police officers testify about crime scene details in Johnathan Taylor trial

As the trial against Johnathan Taylor continued, evidence and testimony from the crime scene was introduced in court. Taylor is charged with the murder of Dexter Motley. The prosecution submitted several photos that were found at 427 Burbank Street which at the time, was where Taylor and some friends were living.  While the defense objected, only […]

Suspect arrested for murder of Dominic Brooks

The man charged with the fatal stabbing of Dominic Brooks was ordered held without bail. William Edward Smith, 32, was charged with second-degree murder while armed on June 15. At the arraignment, his attorney requested he be released. The attorney argued that this client was trying to defend himself from the victim, who according to […]

Witness’ testimony suggests suspect and victim fought before fatal stabbing

The trial for Delonte Wynn continued Wednesday, with a testimony by Officer John McElhenny who validated footage that appeared to show Darlene Bryant running down Wheeler Road seeking help. Witnesses following McElhenny also attested to Bryant’s suffering, and to a masked suspect who fled the scene of the crime. When a witness who fled the scene of the […]

Judge expects more progress in Loving’s mental observation hearing

Judge Jose Lopez told lawyers they need to make more progress in obtaining Keith Loving’s medical records. In a mental observation hearing for Loving, the prosecution dropped the case against him involving a BB gun. He is still being held on a charge of second-degree murder for allegedly striking a man after hijacking a city bus last May. […]

Defense again denied mistrial request in Jonathan Taylor case

The testimony of murder victim Dexter Motley’s sister was thrown out after following day two of her emotional testimony in Jonathan Taylor’s trial. While questioning resumed regarding a prior incident involving the woman, Motley and Taylor, the woman became defensive and refused to answer further questions. She was eventually escorted out of the courtroom by US Marshals. […]