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- Courts reporter
11/18/2008 - current
Memphis man convicted of raping child
Published 05/20/2013 at 2:43 p.m.
A 25-year-old man has been convicted of raping and abusing his teenage cousin multiple times over a five-year period, beginning when the cousin was less than 13 years old.
Memphis teens convicted in robbery, murder
Published 05/17/2013 at 6:59 p.m.
Two teenagers were convicted Friday of robbing and killing a man whose relatives then tracked them down and identified them for police.
Fugitive gets 76 years for carjackings and assaults on Memphis officers
Updated 05/18/2013 at 12:40 a.m.
A 35-year-old man who told jurors in November that he’d been in trouble since he was 9 was sentenced to 76 years in prison Friday for felony convictions stemming from a 2006 crime spree that involved three carjackings at gunpoint ...
Beale Street club closed as public nuisance for alleged drugs and violence
Updated 05/16/2013 at 8:52 p.m.
As curious tourists looked on and snapped photos, state and local law-enforcement officers ended the business day early for Club 152.
Supreme Court upholds Memphis murder despite alternate juror's note
Published 05/16/2013 at 3:02 p.m.
After a Criminal Court found a Memphis man guilty of stabbing his girlfriend 27 times and killing her, the jury foreman told the judge that an alternate juror had left a note in their hotel room that read, “Jackie and ...
Teens say gang leader ordered them to carry out fatal Memphis robbery
Published 05/15/2013 at 5:54 p.m.
Two teenagers on trial for a 2011 robbery and murder near Downtown told police they feared a gang leader who ordered them to do the crimes and then later feared the victim’s relatives who were armed and searching for them.
Citizens' arrest helps put two men on trial in 2011 Memphis murder
Published 05/14/2013 at 5:46 p.m.
When Ronald Ellington was shot to death two years ago outside the Phillips Sundry where he was a cook, his relatives did more than just grieve for him.
Ringleader in Memphis teacher test-taking scandal sentenced to 7 years in prison
Updated 05/13/2013 at 6:13 p.m.
When he began taking money from teachers who wanted stand-ins to take their certification tests, Clarence Mumford would tell colleagues “business is booming.”
Former Memphis policeman indicted in fatal crash
Updated 05/10/2013 at 9:21 p.m.
A former Memphis police officer involved in an on-duty crash last August that killed two Mississippi women has been indicted on criminal charges.
Memphis squatter wants to represent herself in court; judge calls her legal view "gibberish"
Published 05/10/2013 at 2:55 p.m.
A squatter, also facing aggravated assault charges, said Friday she wants to represent herself as a Moorish National citizen under international law, leaving a judge to wonder aloud if she is operating “in a different universe.”
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