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# Trial

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# 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.
# Verdict
Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini acquitted in Fifa trial
Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court in the southern city of Bellinzona rejected the prosecution’s request for a suspended prison sentence.
# Italy
59 people go on trial over collapse of Genoa bridge in 2018
Over 40 people were killed in the tragedy.
# Closing Speech
Man accused of fatal shooting either guilty or 'most unlucky person ever', prosecutor argues
The man denies shooting dead a dad-of-one as he pushed his young son in a pram.
# Trial
Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in jail for sex crimes
Prosecutors had asked that Maxwell receive between 30 and 55 years in jail.
# Terminal 2
Swissport face trial over death of Dublin Airport worker in 2018
The case came before Dublin District Court today and the company has not indicated how it will plead.
# Trial
Judge makes jury’s $10.3 million award official in Depp-Heard trial
Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard over a piece she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse”.
# Maradona
Medical personnel who cared for Maradona to stand trial for criminal negligence
The matter is not expected to begin until the end of 2023 or early 2024.
# ana kriegel
Boy B subjected to 'manipulation and pressure' during garda interviews, court hears
Boy B and his co-accused Boy A were found guilty by a Central Criminal Court jury in June 2019 of murdering Ana Kriegel.
# neglect trial
Mother allegedly neglected toddler who died after ingesting methadone, trial hears
Sadie Douglas has pleaded not guilty to one count of wilful neglect.
# Trial
Prosecutor calls for suspended sentence for Blatter, Platini
The Swiss prosecutor’s demand is more lenient than he could have asked for – a maximum of five years in prison if found guilty.
# Trial
Former caretaker accused of serial rape and sexual assault goes on trial in France
Scala confessed to around 40 rapes, but authorities say the true number is higher.
# Trial
Platini was worth a million, Blatter tells court
The former world football chief and French football legend Platini are being tried at Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court.
# Netherlands
Trial of two men accused of killing Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries opens in Amsterdam
De Vries died nine days after he was shot outside an Amsterdam television studio in July 2021.
# Trial
Man City's Mendy charged with additional count of rape
The latest allegation means the 27-year-old has now been accused of eight counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape.
# Michael Lynn
Jury fail to reach verdict in Michael Lynn trial after 12 hours deliberating
Lynn has been remanded in custody until 20 June.
# Central Criminal Court
Food delivery cyclist denies not wanting to involve gardaí in murder trial cross-examination
George Gonzaga Bento, accused of the murder of 16-year-old Josh Dunne, was cross-examined today.
# East Wall
Food delivery cyclist accused of murdering Josh Dunne tells court he didn't mean to hurt anyone
George Gonzaga Bento is accused of murdering 16-year-old Josh Dunne on 26 January 2021.
# Prisoner exchange
Moscow says Ukrainian fighters to stand trial before possible swap
Among the Ukrainian fighters who gave themselves up were members of the Azov regiment, a former paramilitary unit.
# California
Bill Cosby on trial accused of sexually assaulting teenage girl in 1970s
The case is the latest in a raft of legal actions against the 84-year-old, who was once one of the most popular performers on US television.
# Ukraine
21-year-old Russian soldier sentenced to life at first Kyiv war crimes trial since invasion
The soldier was accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the north-east village of Chupakhivka.
# Michael Lynn
Michael Lynn's wife tells theft trial she didn't know if he was 'dead or alive' in Brazil prison
This is day 47 of the trial.
# Indecent Assault
Former teacher denies 44 counts of indecent assault of pupils at Limerick school
The assaults are alleged to have occurred in a classroom, a boiler/heater room, and a bathroom at the school.
# Lawsuit
Amber Heard feared she would ‘literally not survive’ Johnny Depp relationship
A court heard the actress had filed for divorce after violent episodes became more and more normal.
# Courts
Jury finds Karen Harrington guilty of murder of Cork toddler Santina Cawley
Karen Harrington, of Lakelands Crescent in Mahon in Cork, is on trial at the Central Criminal Court.
# Kyiv
Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine
Sgt Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, is accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the north-east village of Chupakhivka.
# barbie kardashian
Woman guilty of threatening to kill or cause serious harm to mother at unit for troubled youths
She had pleaded not guilty to all seven charges.
# Court
21-month sentence handed to man, 80s, for sexually assaulting granddaughter
The man admitted to sexually assaulting his granddaughter in the summer of 2014.
# Santina Cawley
Garda recalls performing CPR on two-year-old who later died in hospital, murder trial hears
Karen Harrington is accused of the murder of a two-year-old girl in Cork.
# Santina Cawley
Neighbour tells court he heard woman accused of murdering toddler taunting a crying child
Karen Harrington is accused of the murder of two-year-old Santina Cawley in Cork.