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Jailhouse Audio OK'd For Massachusetts Teen’s Murder Trial

WOBURN, Mass. – (AP) A Massachusetts judge has ruled that prosecutors can use the recorded jailhouse conversations of a teenager charged with fatally stabbing another student at a high school. Middlesex Superior Court Judge Jane Haggerty said Wednesday that John Odgren is a smart teenager who knew...

Van der Sloot Files Lawsuit Against Initial Lawyer

LIMA, Peru - (AP) Joran van der Sloot has sued the lawyer who represented him during a police interrogation on the day that authorities say the Dutchman confessed to killing a Peruvian woman, his current attorney said Saturday. Maximo Altez told The Associated Press he filed suit Friday charging attorney...

Wrongfully Convicted New York Man Wins $6.5 Million Settlement

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - (AP) A New York man who wrongfully served 16 years in prison has won a $6.5 million settlement. Jeffrey Deskovic was released from prison in 2006 after DNA linked the 1989 murder of a Peekskill High School classmate to another man. He was exonerated at age 33. Deskovic filed a lawsuit...