09/21/02 Alternate juror speaks out
One of the two alternates released from jury on Friday, spoke with the media on Saturday.
09/20/02 Jury to continue deliberating yogurt shop case
After hearing four hours of closing arguments, jurors deliberated for four-and-a-half hours. They will continue deliberations on Saturday morning.
09/19/02 Jury to get yogurt shop case on Friday
The jury will have to decide whether Michael Scott participated in the yogurt shop murders.
09/19/02 Charge of the court -- instructions to the jury
These are the instructions Judge Mike Lynch gave to the jury before beginning their deliberations on Michael Scott’s guilt or innocence.
09/18/02 Crime scene analyst reconstructs yogurt shop murders
Ross Gardner was called by the defense to present his theory on how four girls were killed inside a yogurt shop.
09/17/02 Yogurt shop jury hears testimony from memory expert
The defense says Michael Scott could have recreated memories during his 1999 interrogation.
09/16/02 Defense questions Scott's interrogators
Two of the detectives who interview Michael Scott took the stand Monday at his trial.
09/16/02 Yogurt shop murder detective defends interrogation
Detective John Hardesty defended his interrogation techniques of Michael Scott in court Monday.
09/13/02 Defense presents facts reported in the newspaper
Jurors heard one hour of testimony on Friday and will report back on Monday in the second yogurt shop murder trial.
09/12/02 Case agent talks about depth of investigation
Sgt. John Jones told the jury the Austin Police Department wasn't prepared for the yogurt shop investigation. He also said he wouldn't have believed portions of Michael Scott's confession.
09/11/02 State rests in Michael Scott murder trial
The state rested its case against Michael Scott. The defense was denied a continuance and an instructed verdict of acquital.
09/10/02 Springsteen confession heard by jurors
A summarized version of Robert Springsteen's confession was read to the jury Tuesday morning.
09/10/02 State expected to rest in yogurt shop trial
The prosecution is also expected to introduce the confession of Robert Springsteen today.
09/06/02 Scott didn't know about gun incident
Michael Scott said he didn't know a "gun" had touched the back of his head. The second yogurt shop trial resumes Tuesday.
09/05/02 Jurors hear about accused ringleader and DNA
Jurors in the second yogurt shop murder trial heard from four expert witnesses about DNA and other testimony about Maurice Pierce -- the accused ringleader.
09/04/02 Woman testifies she was with suspects before, after murders
A former girlfriend of one of the suspects also took the stand Wednesday.
09/03/02 Slow start to a busy day for yogurt shop jury
Despite not really getting started until 11 a.m., jurors heard from 10 witnesses Tuesday.
09/03/02 Yogurt shop murder trial delayed
The defense team waits to cross-examine APD detectives.
08/30/02 Defense picks apart Scott tapes
The defense team began damage control Friday afternoon after jurors heard tape after tape of Michael Scott confessing to the yogurt shop murders.
08/28/02 Police say Scott didn't properly request a lawyer
Interrogators said Michael Scott didn't ask for a lawyer the right way, so they continued questioning him.
08/28/02 Jury continues to watch videotaped confession
Jurors continued to watch and listen to tapes of Michael Scott's interviews with detectives.
08/27/02 Scott says murders weren't worth the $14
During questioning Michael Scott said the yogurt shop murders only netted $14.
08/26/02 Pathologist testifies in yogurt shop murders trial
The pathologist who performed autopsies on the four girls in the yogurt shop murders testified Monday morning.
08/23/02 ATF fire specialist testifies in yogurt shop trial
The defense reviewed fire specialist Marshall Littleton's theories during cross examination.
08/22/02 Arson investigator continues testimony in trial
AFD arson investigator, Melvin Stahl, continued his testimony in the Michael Scott capital murder trial. Defense attorney, Carlos Garcia, went over photographic evidence in great detail.
08/21/02 Yogurt shop manager testifies
Wednesday jurors heard testimony from Reese Price, manager of the North Austin "I Can't Believe It's Yogurt" shop where four girls were killed in 1991.
08/20/02 Crime scene processor questioned in trial
Woman in charge of processing the crime scene took the stand and spoke of the evidence found.
08/16/02 Jury sees crime scene photos at Scott trial
Friday morning at Michael Scott's murder trial, the jury was shown photos of inside the yogurt shop. They also heard testimony from a couple of the girls' boyfriends.
08/13/02 Scott trial begins Wednesday
Attorneys will begin presenting their cases for the second man to be tried for the 1991 yogurt shop murders: Michael Scott.
08/08/02 Jury selected for Scott trial
Fourteen jurors have been picked to decide the fate of Michael Scott who is accused of participating in the yogurt shop murders.
07/29/02 Jury selection gets underway in 2nd yogurt shop murder trial
More than 200 potential jurors will be called over two days, to find 14 to decide the fate of Michael Scott.
06/26/02 Yogurt shop trial will proceed
Judge rules Michael Scott will go to trial.
06/26/02 Final preps made for 2nd yogurt shop trial
Judge hears final evidentiary matters.
04/04/02 Judge denies Scott's motions
A motion for a delay in the trial was denied.
04/03/02 Yogurt shop pretrial centers on grand juror
A pretrial hearing for Michael Scott focused on a letter that was written by a grand juror who indicted him.
02/07/02 Second yogurt shop trial six months away
Jury selection could take a few weeks for the second yogurt shop trial.
01/10/02 Delay in second yogurt shop trial
Michael Scott will be in court again Feb. 7.
12/05/01 Thursday marks 10th year of yogurt shop murders
Ten years ago four girls were murdered in a robbery at a North Austin yogurt shop.
11/14/01 Change of venue denied in Yogurt Shop case
The attorney for Michael Scott, the second man to be tried for the Yogurt Shop murder case, requested a change of venue for his client's trial; the judge denied the motion.
09/25/01 Scott’s pre-trial delayed until November
Scott's pre-trial delayed so he has time to get a court-appointed attorney.
09/24/01 Pre-trial for second yogurt shop trial begins
After being in jail for nearly two years, Scott's pre-trial finally begins.
05/31/01 Sentencing deliberations continue Friday VIDEO
The jury was still deciding a sentence of life in prison or death for Robert Springsteen IV.
05/30/01 Jury finds Springsteen guilty VIDEO
After 13 hours of deliberation the jury found Robert Springsteen IV guilty of capital murder.
05/30/01 Community reacts to guilty verdict VIDEO
Residents of Northwest Austin, where the girls lived and worked, gave their opinions about the verdict.
05/30/01 Attorney Ray Bass speculates on the verdict and beyond
Legal analyst Ray Bass says Springsteen has grounds for appeal.
05/30/01 Initial break in case led city to reflect on yogurt shop murders
A short history of the case and how it came to trial.
05/29/01 Jury unable to reach decision Tuesday
The jury hears final arguments and begins deliberating.
05/29/01 Jury began deliberation Tuesday VIDEO
Trial concludes with closing arguments.
05/25/01 A summarized transcript of Robert Springsteen's testimony
Information of what was said during the 45 minutes Springsteen took the stand.
05/24/01 Defense offers their fire theory
The defense claims the fire, set to intentionally cover up the crime, started on a storage shelf.
05/23/01 Cops, video open defense's case
Television outtakes of the crime scene are viewed by the courtroom.
05/22/01 Prosecution rests; defense introduces McDuff theory
Defense named Kenneth McDuff, a known serial killer and rapist, as the possible killer.
05/21/01 Trial delayed because of storm
One juror's storm damaged home delays procedings for a day.
05/18/01 Crime lab chemist testifies
Chemist testifies about matching hairs to the victim with DNA.
05/18/01 Jury hears Scott's confession
Jury hears Michael Scott's statement claiming he participated in the murders.
05/17/01 Detectives admit crime scene errors
Police investigators admit the yogurt shop crime scene was not as secure as it should have been.
05/16/01 Springsteen's confession analyzed
Witnesses picked apart Robert Springsteen’s videotaped confession.
05/15/01 Jury watches Springsteen's taped confession
The four hour videotaped confession of Robert Springsteen is played for the jury.
05/15/01 A breakdown of Springsteen’s confession
A summation of Robert Springsteen’s videotaped confession.
05/14/01 Witness refuses to testify in yogurt case
Robert Springsteen’s best friend from West Virginia refused to testify against Springsteen.
05/11/01 First week complete in the Yogurt Shop murder trial
The week ends with the defense stating there's little physical evidence to prove guilt.
05/10/01 Testimony continued in the Yogurt Shop case
Detective testifies for hours on evidence gathered at the scene.
05/09/01 Testimony focused on crime scene protocol VIDEO
Too many people at the scene caused confusion and contamination of evidence.
05/08/01 Yogurt shop trial started Tuesday VIDEO
News 8 Austin covered the opening statements in a tape-delayed broadcast.
05/05/01 Delay of yogurt trial opening one of many
The judge's decision to delay the opening of the yogurt shop trial by a day is just one of many delays since four suspects were rounded up.
05/04/01 Yogurt trial delayed one day
The first of the yogurt shop murder trials was delayed before it even started. The trial will begin on Tuesday.
05/03/01 Testimony continues in Yogurt Shop trial
Testimony of witnesses continued on Thursday in the Yogurt Shop murder case.
05/02/01 Key evidence develops in Yogurt Shop case
Crucial evidence came up in the Yogurt Shop murder case on Wednesday.
05/01/01 Jury picked for first yogurt shop trial
A 12th and final juror, as well as both alternates, have now been picked for the first trial of the infamous yogurt shop murders. The final alternate was selected on Tuesday, and the trial is set to begin on Monday of next week.
04/27/01 11th juror seated in yogurt shop trial
Another juror was seated on Friday, bringing the total to 11; the trial could begin as early as next Thursday.
04/24/01 8 jurors selected for yogurt shop murder trial
Lawyers have picked more than half of the jurors needed for the capital murder trial of Robert Springsteen IV.
04/20/01 Six jurors seated for yogurt shop trial
Attorneys hope to have the entire jury seated by the end of next week.
04/17/01 First juror chosen for yogurt shop trial
Jury selection began on Monday in the capital murder trial of Robert Springsteen in what's become known as the yogurt shop murders. Tuesday afternoon, attorneys finally approved the first juror.
04/12/01 Arraignment in yogurt shop murders
Robert Springsteen IV pleaded not guilty in the murder of Amy Ayers, as trials for the Yogurt shop murders are set to begin.
03/30/01 Defense, DA want news tape
A subpoena was issued for a KTBC videotape in the yogurt shop murder trial.
03/22/01 Jury selection begins for Austin murder trial
The jury selection for the yogurt shop murder trial will begin on April 16.