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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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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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Karen Desoto legal thoughts about Ada Macneill not Testifying in Utah Doctor Trial

Ada Macneill

Karen Desoto legal thoughts — about Ada Macneill not Testifying in Utah Doctor Trial — are presented on ABC News. The court has a wide path when it comes to children being on the stand, and the judge in this case determined that Ada Macneill was led by others with bias in the case.  As a previous prosecutor and defense attorney, Karen provides her legal insight and opinions on the case beginning at 1.25 into this video.

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Legal opinions about the Arias Hung Jury, and the AEG wrongful-death suit

Arias Hung Trial

Craig Melven talks with attorney Karen Desoto on MSNBC about legal opinions about the Arias Hung Jury, and the AEG wrongful-death suit. With Arias making lots of statements in a litany of TV interviews, the question was raised as to the expected followup.  Only 40 women have ever been put to death in the past 100 years, and Karen notes that “I don’t believe that any jury is going to put this woman to death.”

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Americans Sentenced in Iran

Hikers held

Americans Sentenced in Iran: Legal analyst Karen DeSoto talks with Jenna Wolfe on the Today Show about the possible release of American hikers being held on espionage charges in Iran.

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Karen DeSoto on Today: Man fined $500 for laughing in his home

Karen Desoto

VIDEO: Karen DeSoto appeared on TODAY to provide legal opinion regarding a man fined $500 for laughing in his home. Robert Schiavelli, 42, has been issued a pair of tickets by police for disturbing the peace after next-door neighbor Daniel O’Hanian called the police because he said Schiavelli was laughing too loud out his window.

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