After five years of postponements, the trial of the nine men
accused of murdering lesbian Zoliswa Nkonyana was delayed again in
March. Nkonyana, 19, was stabbed to death in Cape Town after
refusing to use a male toilet. She was allegedly murdered because
of her sexuality.
The nine defendants, who all pleaded not guilty, had their trial
postponed over 30 times since the incident in February 2006. Four
of the nine suspects were eventually found guilty in October.
In the U.S., a woman arrested for trespassing on Ellen Degeneres'
property was ordered to stay away from the comedian (pictured) and
her partner, Portia De Rossi.
Karen Grace Sjoden, 49 - who was arrested on St.Valentine's day
before being released on $200,000 bail - was sentenced to three
years probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor
Here, a UK court heard how a female teacher seduced a teenage girl
in her care, despite claiming to be heterosexual. 38 year-old
Caroline French was accused of grooming the girl - who was not
named - with text messages, personal emails and social visits which
later turned sexual. French was eventually found guilty after a
trial at Preston Crown Court and sentenced to three years in