Prosecuting delayed death cases

A 15-year-old girl who was struck by a car in San Jose 11 years ago died of her injuries this week, police said, prompting authorities to reopen a hit-and-run investigation into her death. KTVU legal analyst Michael Cardoza weighs in on the prosecution of delayed death cases.

RFK assassin moves closer to freedom with help of 2 Kennedys

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.

KTVU Legal Analyst Michael Cardoza explains Bill Cosby's abrupt release from prison

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.

Closing arguments in Derek Chauvin trial: jurors begin deliberations

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.

Evaluating the prosecution in the Derek Chauvin case

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.