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# Trial

Last month
January 2023
# plot to kill
Twelve people go on trial for allegedly plotting to assassinate French president Macron
The defendants are 11 men and two women, aged between 26 and 66.
# Blackmail
French journalists go on trial accused of blackmailing the king of Morocco
Morocco accuses one of the journalista of offering to halt the book’s publication in exchange for €3 million.
# trial in absentia
Belarus opposition leader denounces her treason trial as 'farce'
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya lives in exile in Lithuania and claims her court-appointed lawyer won’t respond to her.
# Trial
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy found not guilty of sex attacks
The allegations and trial had been ‘absolute hell’ for Premier League star Benjamin Mendy, the court heard.
Last year
2022
# Life Sentence
British ex-cage fighter who murdered pregnant partner and children to spend life in jail
Damien Bendall killed Terri Harris, her children Lacey Bennett and John Paul Bennett, and Lacey’s friend Connie Gent.
# Courts
Murder accused told Gardaí that God told him to kill his mother
Murray has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the murder of his 88-year-old mother.
# Trial
Murder accused falsely believed victim was danger to her family, psychiatrist tells court
Dr Brenda Wright gave evidence at the Central Criminal Court today.
# Murder Trial
Andy Cash to face trial over Tallaght triple murder
He will appear in court again on December 22.
# Courts
Prosecutor: where Garda bug travelled to is 'a cloud' which defence has placed over Hutch case
The Special Criminal Court heard the state prosecutor’s argument that the bugging device was not outside Garda jurisdiction
# Los Angeles
Prosecution rests case at Harvey Weinstein sex assault trial
Weinstein is two years into a 23-year sentence for his conviction in New York.
# Dublin
Jury begins deliberations in trial of 16 year old accused of murdering Uransetseg Tserendorj
The judge told the jurors they must use their common sense and life experience in coming to their decision.
# Trial
Rangers captain ‘vindicated’ after being cleared of dangerous driving
Lawyers for James Tavernier said he had always believed he had done ‘nothing wrong’.
# Courts
Teen who stabbed Urantsetseg Tserendorj later pulled knife on second woman, court hears
The 16-year-old has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Uransetseg Tserendorj but guilty to her manslaughter
# Murder Trial
Gerry Hutch trial: Three AK-47s found in boot of car following 'intervention' by Garda
Hutch (59) denies the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016.
# Bail
Mason Greenwood released on bail after attempted rape charge
A bail application was held in private today.
# Trial
Actor Kevin Spacey completes evidence at New York civil sex abuse trial
‘I knew I wouldn’t have any sexual interest in Anthony Rapp or any child. That I knew,’ Spacey said.
# Trial
Nurse at UK hospital accused of murdering seven babies called ‘constant malevolent presence’
The 32-year-old nurse allegedly used various means to attack the infants.
# New York
First witness in Kevin Spacey trial claims sexual abuse by actor
Andrew Holtzman was called to testify by lawyers for actor Anthony Rapp.
# Trial
Police constable who hit Dalian Atkinson with her baton cleared of assault
Jurors said officer did not act unlawfully when she struck the ex-footballer three times before his death in 2016.
# latest
Benjamin Mendy told alleged rape victim ‘don’t worry, it’s small’, court hears
A woman told police Mendy raped her at his home in July 2021, a court has heard.
# Euthanasia
Shooting suspect helped to die in Spain before trial
Marin Eugen Sabau (46) in December opened fire on three colleagues and a policeman, wounding several.
# Trial
Two men found guilty of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
It was the second trial for the pair after a jury in April could not reach a unanimous verdict.
# Manchester
Jury begins deliberating as ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs’ trial nears its end
The judge in the case told jurors to keep a cool head and follow the evidence.
# Trial
Benjamin Mendy grabbed woman’s groin at mansion party, court told
The Premier League footballer denies eight counts of rape, one of attempted rape and one of sexual assault relating to seven young women.
# Old Bailey
May 2023 date set for provisional trial on murder of Thomas O'Halloran
The judge set a plea hearing for November with a provisional trial of up to three weeks in May 2023.
# Court
Woman in Benjamin Mendy rape case ‘looked like she had seen a ghost’
The Manchester City footballer denies multiple sex assaults.
# Trial
‘Time to pay the price’ for Ryan Giggs, prosecutor tells court
The former footballer denies allegations including assault of his ex-girlfriend.
# Trial
Manchester United’s Alex Ferguson in court to defend Ryan Giggs in assault trial
The ex-manager said he had never seen the player lose his temper.
# Trial
Mendy rape accuser details alleged attack in locked room at his mansion
Recorded testimony from the 20-year-old woman was played to the jury at Chester Crown Court.
# Ryan Giggs
Giggs denies headbutting ex during argument on second day of cross-examination
The former Manchester United star returned to the witness box for a second day of cross-examination by the prosecution.
# Trial
Ryan Giggs 'argued with girlfriend' over 'attractive' TV sports presenter
The former Manchester United winger was accused by his girlfriend, PR executive Kate Greville, of flirting with the unnamed presenter, his trial heard.
# John McClean
Former Terenure College rugby coach charged with 49 counts of indecent assault
He faces a trial for the alleged indecent assaults in the 1970s and 1980s.
# Trial
‘Predator’ Benjamin Mendy turned pursuit of women for sex into game, court told
The Manchester City footballer’s trial began at Chester Crown Court today.
# Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs’s ex-girlfriend ‘ashamed’ she stayed with player who ‘promised the world’, court told
Kate Greville is giving evidence at the trial of the former Manchester United player, who denies assault and using controlling and coercive behaviour.
# Trial
Ryan Giggs’s ex tells jury she was ‘a slave to his every need and every demand’
The former footballer denies using controlling and coercive behaviour and assault.
# Ryan Giggs
Court hears of Giggs' alleged affairs as assault trial continues
Kate Greville claimed she discovered the former footballer’s affairs shortly before she decided to leave him.
# Trial
Ryan Giggs had ‘uglier and more sinister side’, court told
The former Man United winger is accused of controlling and coercive towards ex-girlfriend Kate Greville and causing her actual bodily harm.
# Trial
'I'm probably suffering with PTSD': Rebekah Vardy on the aftermath of Wagatha Christie trial
Last week a High Court judge found a viral social media post by Rooney about Vardy was “substantially true”.
# up in court
Neymar to be tried over irregularities in Barcelona transfer
The trial will take place from 17 to 31 October.
# Conspiracy
Defamation trial between Alex Jones and parents of Sandy Hook shooting victims to begin
The trial will determine how much Jones must pay for falsely telling his audience the classroom shooting was a hoax.