The federal trial of Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington, accused of murdering Jam Master Jay in a Queens recording studio, began with opening statements from the prosecution and defense on Monday.

A Maryland jury found a man guilty of murdering a paralyzed victim who identified him by blinking. There were questioned about the admissibility of the identification process.

Opening statements in George Zimmerman’s trial are underway, Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012. An all-female jury will deliberate his fate. They will decide whether Zimmerman is guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin or whether he acted in self-defense. Your thoughts on the all women jury.

Accustomed to wearing Vera Wang gowns on red carpets, singing at the Grammys or autographing her weight-loss memoir, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will take on a new role under a very different spotlight — in Chicago’s drab criminal courts building at the trial of the man charged with murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. […]