Aron’s Lawyer Dumps Him

One of the attorneys for Levi Aron, the man who confessed to killing and dismembering 8-year-old Hasidic boy Leiby Kletzky last week, abruptly resigned last night, saying it was because of “the horrific way this boy was killed.” Gerard Marrone, who was one of two lawyers

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Federal Offenses Proliferate

As federal criminal statutes have ballooned, it has become increasingly easy for Americans to end up on the wrong side of the law. Many of the new federal laws also set a lower bar for conviction than in the past: Prosecutors don’t necessarily need to

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Nancy Grace on Casey Anthony

Nancy Grace on Casey Anthony

While I wouldn’t ordinarily see the need to speak publicly on the coverage of a criminal trial by a celebrity non-journalist (to be polite) or whatever you want to call Nancy Grace of HLN, I do think her treatment of the Casey Anthony verdict merits

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Error in Anthony Trial

Error in Anthony Trial

Assertions by the prosecution that Casey Anthony conducted extensive computer searches on the word “chloroform” were based on inaccurate data, a software designer who testified at the trial said Monday. The designer, John Bradley, said Ms. Anthony had visited what the prosecution said was a crucial Web

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Casey Anthony Freed from Jail

Casey Anthony Freed from Jail

Hide your children— Casey Anthony was sprung from a Florida jail early Sunday. The notorious mom, acquitted this month of killing her 2-year-old daughter, strolled out of the Orange County jail just after midnight wearing a short-sleeve top and blue jeans. Here’s what I don’t get, and maybe some learned criminal

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Strauss-Kahn Prosecution Said to Be Near Collapse

Strauss-Kahn Prosecution Said to Be Near Collapse

The sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on the verge of collapse as investigators have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who charged that he attacked her in his Manhattan hotel suite in May, according to two well-placed law enforcement officials. I have

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Indigent Defense in Jeopardy

Crime and poverty coincide. No matter which is the chicken and which the egg, those accused of crimes are overwhelmingly poor. Yet, as every Law & Order fan well knows, If you cannot afford an attorney one will be provided for you. The City of

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Paralyzed Gunman Who Killed Car Dealership Owner During Robbery Convicted First-Degree Murder

A Brooklyn gunman who memorably asked the man who just shot him for a light will have many years of smoking behind bars. Aaron Adderly, 27, was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Robert Carnival during a botched robbery of the

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B’klyn Shooter Who Begged for Smoke After Firefight Gets Life without Parole

The shooter in Brooklyn robbery who begged for a smoke after being shot himself is facing life in prison without parole after being convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday. Aaron Adderly sat impassively in his wheelchair – crippled after being shot by return fire during the

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Witness: Murder Suspect Wanted Smoke After Getting Shot

Talk about being cold blooded! A man accused of gunning down a Mill Basin car dealership owner — only to be shot by the dealer’s friend seconds later — didn’t want an ambulance or a priest as he lay in a pool of his own

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