Yearly Archives: 2015

School district agrees to record settlement with ex-Wharton High linebacker

TAMPA — More than two years after sustaining a head injury that put him in a coma for nine days and required two brain surgeries, former Wharton High School linebacker Sean McNamee stood outside the Hillsborough County School District building Tuesday, thankful for the end of a long legal process. "Everybody would (be glad)," he…
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Tampa teen gun violence spurs mock trial

Circuit Judge Ralph Stoddard coaches a teen who was to play a judge in a mock trial Friday. Youngsters filled all the courtroom roles in an exercise intended to expose them to the effects of gun violence. The trial was part of a response to rising gun violence plaguing youths in Tampa. CHRIS URSO/STAFF Count…
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Colorado theater shooter James Holmes found guilty of murder

Published July 16, 2015 FoxNews.com Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was found guilty Thursday on all 165 counts against him in the chilling 2012 attack on  moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere that left 12 people dead and dozens of others wounded. Jurors swiftly rejected defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven…
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Holmes Verdict

Guilty of murder or not guilty by reason of insanity is the arduous task before the jury in the James Holmes trial.  The jury has a very difficult job, deciding another human beings fate, and I don’t envy the burden they bear. Trials such as this are very interesting from an academic perspective. Who does…
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