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Bobby Durst

The Today Show

Could the Bobby Durst HBO documentary be his undoing? Stephanie Gosk explores the fall out or potential fall out of this new documentary, and discussion the potential legal ramifications with NBC legal analyst Karen Desoto. There may be a spark that renews investigations into the murder of Bobby Durst’s long time friend and the 1982 disappearance and suspected murder of his wife, Katherine? 

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Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

courtroom rendering

The Boston Marathon bombing trial in its first week of testimonies was emotional. Peter Alexander provides an overview of recent court room activities on the Today Show, along with candid comments by witnesses. One of the runners from the marathon – who now has prosthetic legs –, said she will run again this year as a way of getting a piece of her life back.

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New Assault Charges Against Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby says innocent

New assault charges against Bill Cosby being brought by young model from an incident six years ago. Karen Desoto notes that as these cases move further away from the incident date they become harder to prosecute.  Cosby claims innocent.

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Aaron Hernandez Trial

Aaron H in court

The Aaron Hernandez trial is a high-profile case where the former NFL star is accused of first-degree murder in the killing of a semi-pro football player.

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Justice Files: Bob McDonnell Verdict & Thomas Gilbert Case

Karen Desoto appears on Justice Files

Highlighted this week on Justice Files: Bob McDonnell Verdict & Thomas Gilbert case. Rev. Sharpton talks to Judge Faith Jenkins and Karen DeSoto about two trending criminal stories: the sentencing of Bob McDonnell and Thomas Gilbert, the man accused of shooting and killing his father over his allowance.

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Actor Stephen Collins Admits to Sexual Abuse of 3 Minors

Stephen Collins

Actor Stephen Collins admits to sexual abuse of 3 minors during a People Magazine interview. Karen Desoto appears on the NBC News with comments regarding the confession by the actor. In a thousand-word statement, Collins called his behavior “inexcusable,” saying that he has never done anything since his last incident, which he claims came when he exposed himself to a teenage girl in 1994.

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Karen Desoto MSNBC Photos

Karen Desoto MSNBC photos have been add to her galleries on both her Facebook page, and Goolge Plus pages, from during the Oscar Pistorious trial. Take a look and Like and/or subscribe to follow the page(s).  Karen is a legal analyst on MSNBC and has provided legal analysis of the prosecution and defense positions and strategies throughout the trial. She has given the watching audience insights as to why the attorneys have used the various tactics they have.

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Should Oscar Pistorius Have Taken the Stand?

Oscar Pistorius emotion

VIDEO: Should Oscar Pistorius Have Taken the Stand? The Oscar Pistorius trial has been a hot topic, and after him breakdown on the stand today, the questions shift to legal opinion.  Legal analyst Karen DeSoto appears on ABC News to discuss the issue with Michelle Franzen, who asked, “was this a risky move?” Karen indicated that putting your client on the stand is always a risky, a calculated move for any defense attorney.  Was it an error here, and did his emotional meltdown help or hurt?

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Teenage Student Vs. Parent

teen sues parents

VIDEO: It may seem like tabloid entertainment, but the case in which Rachel Canning a teenage student , 18, filed a lawsuit against her parents, is one that a judge may not want to set precedent for — according to NBC legal analyst Karen DeSoto.

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Should the legislature consider amending the sentencing and parole laws?

Bonnie Minter

Should the legislature consider amending  the sentencing and parole laws? Families of violent crimes have to essentially re-live the nightmares caused by violent crimes every time the perpetrator comes up for parole.

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