Suspect in Hudson killings won’t testify
The defense at the Chicago trial of the man accused of killing three of Jennifer Hudson’s close relatives say their client won’t take the witness stand.
The defense said William Balfour has chosen not to speak directly to jurors minutes after prosecutors rested their case Tuesday afternoon.
Judge Charles Burns has said closing arguments likely will happen this morning.
Attorney to write book on Casey Anthony trial
Casey Anthony’s lawyer is writing a book about her murder trial.
Attorney Jose Baez said Tuesday the book — titled “Presume Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story” — will be released in July.
Baez is promising the book will be about what happened off the record, and it will describe who the real Anthony is.
Anthony was acquitted in the killing of her daughter, Caylee, 2, in July in a trial that mesmerized the nation.
Anthony was released from jail in late July and has remained out of sight since. She is serving probation on an unrelated charge.
Rapper G. Dep admits to years-old shooting
When rapper G. Dep turned himself in for a nearly two-decade-old shooting, he told police he wanted to clear his conscience.
He found out Tuesday what the consequences would be — 15 years to life in prison, the minimum term for his murder conviction.
A judge, prosecutors and even the jury foreman said he deserved credit for coming forward when he’d never been suspected in the long-cold case.
“It may not be the best legal strategy, but, certainly, it was the right thing to do,” Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus said, “even though it landed you in the situation you’re in now.”
G. Dep, 37, didn’t speak at his sentencing, but his lawyer, Anthony Ricco, said that the rapper is at peace with his decision.
“He was in search of his redemption and his honor, and some might say that he achieved that,” Ricco said.
Musical ‘Nice Work’ will tour in 2013
The new musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” has found a new job — touring.
Producers of the show starring Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Broderick said Tuesday they plan a national tour in the fall of 2013. The news comes just days after the show snagged 10 Tony Award nominations, including one for best musical.
The show uses classic Gershwin songs, including “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “They All Laughed” and “Fascinating Rhythm.”