The man convicted of assassinating Sen. Robert F Kennedy back in 1968 was granted parole on Friday. Sirhan Sirhan, 77, has spent the last 53 years behind bars for the murder. Two of Kennedy's sons said they support Sirhan's release from prison. But as KTVU legal analyst Michael Cardoza explains, that decision is up to the governor.
The defense team for Paul Flores, who is on trial for the murder of Kristin Smart, is calling for Scott Peterson to testify in Smart's disappearance. Flores argues that Peterson knew Smart, and was even at the same party as Smart before she went missing.
Victims from the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting victims are now suing the manufacturer of the gun used during the incident. KTVU legal analyst Michael Cardoza weighs in on the legal battle.
The widow of a private banker who police say was shot and killed in East Oakland by a man who had allegedly threatened them for months, is suing the city and Alameda County officials, saying they failed to protect the couple.
KTVU Legal Analyst Michael Cardoza spoke with Mike Mibach on Wednesday, June 30 following Bill Cosby's release from Pennsylvania state prison earlier in the day. Cosby was freed from prison after Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned his sexual assault conviction. It is a stunning reversal of fortune for the comedian once known as “America's Dad.” The state Supreme Court said Wednesday that the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by his predecessor's agreement not to charge Cosby. The 83-year-old Cosby served nearly three years of a three- to 10-year sentence. Cosby was promptly set free from the state prison in suburban Montgomery County and driven home.
KTVU's Alex Savidge spoke with KTVU Legal Analyst Michael Cardoza about the charges the man faces.
The two Bay Area men were sentenced to life in prison, the jury in Rome announced Wednesday. For more, KTVU's Heather Holmes spoke with KTVU Legal Analyst Michael Cardoza.
KTVU spoke with a San Jose patrol Officer Terrence Campbell to get his perspective on police reform efforts after the Chauvin verdict.
KTVU legal expert Michael Cardoza breaks down the Derek Chauvin conviction and the prison time the ex-cop faces.
Derek Chauvin's defense and the Hennepin County prosecution made their closing arguments to jurors who've been asked to determine if the former Minneapolis police officer is guilty of second-degree murder and other charges connected to the death of George Floyd. Legal analyst Michael Cardoza explains what transpired in court before the jury began deliberations.
KTVU Legal Analyst Michael Cardoza spoke with Alex Savidge on The Four on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 following the arrest of Kim Potter, the former police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright.
Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer who's charged with the murder of George Floyd. KTVU's legal affairs expert Michael Cardoza credits the prosecution with an effective case, presenting evidence that Chauvin did not follow police procedures when he applied his knee to Floyd's neck. Now, the defense takes up its case, aiming to prove that Chauvin's actions did not cause Floyd to die.
KTVU legal analyst Michael Cardoza breaks down opening statements from prosecutors.
KTVU legal analyst Michael Cardoza says the heart of the trial in the murder of George Floyd, is what killed the 46-year-old.
The brother of the suspected gunman who carried out a deadly mass shooting in Colorado said the 21-year-old was bullied and mentally ill. However, KTVU legal analyst Michael Cardoza says guilty by reason of insanity won't stand in this case.
KTVU legal analyst Michael Cardoza weighs in on the publicity surrounding the announcement of the $27 million settlement with the family of George Floyd and how it influenced the jury.
KTVU Legal analyst Michael Cardoza discusses new developments in the decades-long search for missing Cal Poly student Kristin Smart.
KTVU Legal Analyst Michael Cardoza weighs in.
Legal expert Michael Cardoza weighs in on the sentencing of Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena.
For an explanation of what this means, KTVU Legal Analyst Michael Cardoza weighs in.