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Martin Macneil Murder Trial: Day 8, Karen Desoto Comments

Gypsy Willis

A 10 minute ABC Special Report with Tai Hernandez reviews the Martin Macneil Murder Trial: Day 8, Karen Desoto comments, and joins Tai Hernandez for most of the segment to analyze the testimony from day 8, which included not only Macneil’s daughters taking the stand for the prosecution, but also his mistress.

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Karen Desoto named to Top Most Influential in Hudson County

Karen Desoto named to Top Most Influential in Hudson County according to the Hudson Reporter. It complied a that they refer to as the movers and shakers yielding countywide and localized power; the top 50 most influential were people chosen from  the arts, business, community activism, and politics, who all have and yield powerful influence their own way.

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Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Case

Marilyn Mosby prosecutor

Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Case, and defense attorney Karen Desoto appears on MSNBC with Alex Witt to discuss the legal insights into the stunning turn of events. It was a swift and questionable move by Baltimore’s chief prosecutor to charge the six officers involved in his arrest. Karen points out the conflicting motives of elected prosecutes vs. appointed prosecutors, and the potential conflict of interest in that the prosecutor’s husband is a legislator.

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Ohio couple sues over stolen engagement photo

lawsuit over photos

Karen Desoto appears on The Today Show to discuss the legal implications of the case of an Ohio couple who sues over stolen engagement photo for a book called “A Gronking to Remember,” a self-published piece of erotica inspired by NFL star Rob Gronkowski’s touchdown celebrations. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports. Karen notes that this case will “put people on notice.” 

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Karen Desoto Gets Professorship at NJCU

Karen Desoto is now an assistant professor at New Jersey City University located in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is also an on-air legal analyst for NBC, a distinguished career attorney that founded the Center For Legal Justice, and been honored with various awards for her volunteerism through the years. Previously Karen was public defender, prosecutor, and adjunct professor of law at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  

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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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