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Witness saw accused at crime scene

A for­mer po­lice of­fi­cer, who is cur­rent­ly on tri­al for the kid­nap­ping and mur­der of busi­ness­man Dr Ed­ward Khoury, was spot­ted at the scene of the crime short­ly af­ter it oc­curred.

Robert Franklyn was placed on the scene by one of Khoury's for­mer em­ploy­ees, Sum­mer Pablo, as she gave ev­i­dence be­fore Jus­tice Mal­colm Holdip at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain on Mon­day.

Pablo worked as an ac­counts clerk with Khoury's com­pa­ny ISKO En­ter­pris­es Ltd for two years be­fore the in­ci­dent oc­curred in Sep­tem­ber 2005.

Prosecution closes arguments in El Chapo trial

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was portrayed Wednesday in closing arguments at his US trial as a ruthless Mexican drug lord who also became skilled at evading capture and escaping prison because he feared facing justice on American soil.

“Why didn’t the defendant want to get caught? I submit it was because he knew he was guilty,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Goldbarg told the jury.

“He always had an escape plan in place.”

Int'l: Judge tells jurors to ignore claim Mexico’s presidents were bribed

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s lawyers suffered a setback Wednesday when the judge overseeing his Brooklyn federal court case told jurors not to read too deeply into allegations that he was framed by corrupt officials.

Judge Brian Cogan’s uncommon instruction stemmed from a letter filed by prosecutors early Wednesday morning asking him to throw out the opening statement made by Guzman’s defense lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman.

International: Jurors begin deliberations in Bill Cosby's trial

Jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial have started deliberating whether he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago.

They got the case late Monday afternoon after each side delivered closing arguments.

The 79-year-old entertainer is charged with violating Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

His lawyer told the jury that the comedian and the Canadian woman who accuses him of drugging and molesting her were lovers who had enjoyed secret "romantic interludes."

International: Bill Cosby's trial begins in Pennsylvania court

The Bill Cosby sexual assault trial kicked off Monday before a packed audience inside a tension-filled suburban Philadelphia courthouse.

Cosby entered the courtroom leaning on the arm of Keshia Knight Pulliam, an actress who long ago played his character’s youngest child, Rudy, on “The Cosby Show.”

The 79-year-old comedian is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a Temple University women’s basketball staffer.

Cosby wore a dark blue suit and a tie with slanting purple and yellow stripes.

Judge rules Cosby must stand trial on charges of sexual misconduct

More than a decade after he was first accused of sexual misconduct, Bill Cosby will go to trial.

During a pretrial hearing Tuesday, a Pennsylvania judge found enough evidence to proceed with a trial. Cosby's next court date will be July 20; it's not clear when his trial will start.

Cosby faces three counts of felony indecent assault from a 2004 case involving Andrea Constand, an employee at his alma mater, Temple University. 

Police officer to stand trial on 13 counts of human trafficking

Suspended Police Constable Valentine Eastman will have to stand trial before a judge and jury on 13 charges of human trafficking involving three Colombian women.

As the State closed its case yesterday, Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington committed Eastman to stand trial in the San Fernando High Court and granted him new bail of $250,000 or a cash alternative of $120,000.