Trials

Jury rules against CR council member in slander suit

CEDAR RAPIDS — As a City Council member in 2011, Don Karr slandered a local homebuilder during a vigorous council debate on the construction ... »

Tajh Ross sentenced to life in prison for Latasha Roundtree's death 

CEDAR RAPIDS — Reginald Williams said in a victim’s impact statement Friday that Tajh Ross will never understand what this “se ... »

Linn County trial involving HIV-related charge on hold  

CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge granted a motion of stay and delayed a trial set to start Monday for a man accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old ... »

LIVE COVERAGE: Deliberations in Bryan Roche case

A Linn County jury resumes deliberations 9 a.m. Friday in the kidnapping, sex assault trial of Bryan Roche.

Roche, 22, of Marion, is charge ... »

Bryan Roche guilty of lesser charges, defense says in closing argument

CEDAR RAPIDS — Bryan Roche is guilty as charged, Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden said Thursday in his closing argument.

The c ... »

LIVE COVERAGE: Closing arguments in Bryan Roche trial

CEDAR RAPIDS — Closing arguments start at 9:30 a.m. in the kidnapping, sex assault trial of Bryan Roche in Linn County District Court.

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Bryan Roche confesses during police interview

CEDAR RAPIDS — Bryan Roche said during a police interview that he thought the 20-year-old woman he sexually assaulted and stabbed in the nec ... »

Cedar Rapids woman suffered serious stab wounds, doctor testifies

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 21-year-old Cedar Rapids woman testified Tuesday that Bryan Roche, a man she regarded as a friend, repeatedly sexually assa ... »

Opening statements begin Tuesday in Linn County kidnapping, sex assault trial 

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Linn County jury was seated at the end of the day Monday and testimony will start Tuesday in the trial for a 22-year-old Ma ... »

Kalona lawyer accused of harassing juror

CORALVILLE — A Kalona attorney who was convicted of disorderly conduct earlier this year is accused of harassing a juror in that case.

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Replay live coverage: Closing arguments in Tajh Ross Murder Trial

Closing arguments start at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the murder trial of Tajh Ross, 20, who is accused of shooting and killing Latasha Roundtree, 19, of Ce ... »

Closing arguments postponed in Tajh Ross murder trial

Closing arguments in the Tajh Ross murder trial were postponed this morning and reset to 9 a.m. Tuesday in Linn County District Court.

Ross ... »

Trial begins for woman accused of kidnapping infant, leaving him outside West Branch store

The trial for a woman who is accused of abandoning her nephew at a West Branch gas station has begun.

Jury selection began on Monday in the f ... »

Tajh Ross testifies shooting wasn’t intentional

Tajh Ross testified Friday he knew he didn’t shoot Latasha Roundtree Sept. 22, 2012 because he shot over the car.

Ross, who rested hi ... »

Replay live coverage: Tajh Ross murder trial In Linn County District Court

The defense begins its case at 9 a.m. Friday in the murder trial of Tajh Ross, 20, who is accused of shooting and killing Latasha Roundtree, 19, of ... »