Man Challenging Murder Conviction Due To Judge's Coke UseA man is challenging his third-degree murder conviction in the 1977 slaying of his pregnant ex-girlfriend because the judge at his trial was known to be using cocaine stolen from evidence at the time.
Pittsburgh Man Gets Life, Plus 30 To 60, For 2 KillingsA Pittsburgh man has been sentenced to life plus 30 to 60 years in prison for two murder convictions earlier this year.
Bonds' Obstruction Conviction Thrown Out By Appeals CourtBarry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into illegal steroids distribution.
Suspect In Party Bus Shooting Convicted Of Third-Degree MurderA jury has convicted a man of third-degree murder and a firearms violation in the fatal shooting of a man who was out with friends on a party bus in 2013.
Local Man Sentenced For His 10th Drunken Driving ConvictionA Pittsburgh man must spend 3½ to 7 years in prison for his 10th drunken driving conviction and third in the past 10 years.
Man Convicted Of Smuggling Meth In Religious Art Headed To PrisonA Mexican citizen who had been living in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood is headed to jail after being convicted of smuggling meth in the frames of religious artwork.
Local "Friendship Nine" Protestor Reacts To Judge Tossing Out Civil Rights-Era ConvictionsThomas Gaither, now a retired Slippery Rock University professor, was once a member of the so-called “Friendship Nine.”
Washington Co. Man To Be Resentenced In Child Porn CaseA western Pennsylvania man is set to be resentenced in a child pornography case that saw his first conviction overturned because an appeals court found the trial judge prejudiced a jury by showing them too many video clips of child pornography the man allegedly possessed.
Orie Melvin Drops Appeal, Hopes To Serve Sentence SoonFormer Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has dropped her appeal of her campaign corruption conviction and has submitted drafts of apology letters she is ordered to send to other state judges and former staffers while serving her house arrest sentence.
Appeals Court Upholds Orie Melvin’s Conviction, Alters Terms Of ApologyA former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption was spared on Thursday the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs.
Elderly Funeral Home Director Sentenced To 6-12 Years In Murder CaseA 90-year-old funeral home director, who was convicted of shooting and killing a man, was sentenced to 6 to 12 years in prison Thursday morning.
Man Convicted For June 2008 Beaver Co. MurdersA jury in Beaver County has convicted a man of killing a couple in Beaver Falls six years ago.