NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court says prosecutors can't use a defendant's request for a lawyer as evidence of guilt.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York noted Monday that it was touching new legal ground as it ruled against the government in a case prosecuted in Albany, N.Y.
The appeals court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of charges relating to illegally bringing an alien into the United States. The case involved the arrest of a U.S. citizen who had tried to enter the country with a German citizen in 2010 near Buffalo, N.Y.
The appeals court says prosecutors unfairly used the U.S. citizen's request for an attorney as evidence of his guilt.
An investigation continues after a woman was found dead in her Hazelwood apartment.
Around 9:45 a.m. police were asked to check on the welfare of 27-year-old Denitra Jones. When officers arrived, they found her body. Investigators say the circumstances surrounding her death were suspicious and the coroner confirmed her death was a homicide.
Police say they have a person of interest in custody and are presenting the case the prosecutors.
NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) - The search continues for an 83-year-old southeast Missouri woman missing since last week.
Eighty-three-year-old Barbara Stoffer of New Madrid (MAH-drid) was last seen on the afternoon of Aug. 20. She is 5-foot-2 and weighs 120 pounds with gray hair. Stoffer drives a green 1993 Volvo with Missouri license plate number 073RYW.
KFVS-TV reports that hundreds of people gathered Sunday night at a candlelight vigil for Stoffer. City police and the county sheriff continue to search for her.
Friends say Stoffer visited the nearby Mississippi River daily. The search includes river dive teams from the state Highway Patrol.