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Alexandria man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of brother

A 24-year-old Alexandria resident has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his brother.  Brian Cruz-Segovia pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, a felony, in...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Real world forensics versus the TV...

By Bryan Porter A prosecutor preparing a case has a very real conundrum to consider: How to deal with jurors who harbor unreasonable expectations about...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Legal misconceptions from TV

By Bryan Porter There is a plethora of television shows that purport to show how crimes are investigated and tried. One huge problem exists with...

Our View: It’s time to change the law

The monthly column by Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter has been a terrific addition to the Times’ opinion pages. Porter has helped us understand...

Man who shot an Alexandria police officer in the head released

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com How does a father tell his 9-year-old son that the man who shot him in the head will walk free? Former...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: The elements of a murder indictment

By Bryan Porter Anyone who has ever watched a police procedural will recognize this scene: a hardscrabble homicide detective with a harsh Bronx accent sits in a cramped office...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Dillon authored limits on local authority

By Bryan Porter In 1853, John Forrest Dillon was elected District Attorney for Scott County, Iowa. He then ascended to the bench, serving on the...

Alexandria resident pleads guilty to first-degree murder

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com An Alexandria resident pleaded guilty Thursday to a four-count indictment, including murder in the first degree, the Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney...

Alexandria man found guilty in 2017 murder

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com A jury found a 27-year-old Alexandria man guilty of murder in the second degree on Tuesday, the Alexandria Office of...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: What Alexandria can and can’t do...

Last month, Parkland, Florida, became the most recent city to experience the horror of a mass school shooting. Seventeen people were gunned down, with as...
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