St. Jude Employee Murder Suspect Released After Judge’s Decision

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A St. Jude researcher was killed in a robbery in November. One of the suspects, Brandy Rucker, had her charges of first-degree murder and other felonies dismissed Wednesday. The judge ruled there was not enough evidence to hold her. Rucker and her co-defendant, Marious Ward, both faced murder and aggravated robbery charges. The alleged triggerman, Ward, will remain in custody. The victim, 32-year-old Dr. Alexander Bulakhov, had recently relocated to Memphis for …

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Courtroom Safety Worries Houston Area Judges Amid Recent Violent Incidents

HOUSTON – The man who attacked a Nevada judge on Wednesday now has even more charges to face when he heads back to court on Tuesday. The judge suffered minor injuries, and a courtroom marshal had to be hospitalized with a gash on his head and a dislocated shoulder. In the wake of that violent attack, some judges in Harris County are addressing safety concerns. Harris County Justice of the Peace Judge Joe Stephens explains …

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