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State of Ohio v. Rickey Lamb, Jr.

On July 21, 2015, the Fulton County Grand Jury issued a seven-count indictment charging appellant with one count of arson in violation of R.C. 2909.03(A)(2), a felony of the fourth degree (“Count 1”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(2), a felony of the second degree (“Count 2”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(1), a felony of the firs... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

Leonard Mornes v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed Jacqueline Armstead and Brigitte Manning at his home in Dallas, Texas on July 8, 2015. Armstead’s fifteen-year-old daughter Ja’Kaline Evans testified appellant, Manning, and Armstead were “hanging out,” smoking crack cocaine, and drinking beer at Armstead’s house that afternoon. Appellant, Manning, and Armstead left together after an hour or an hour and a half; Armst... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

FRANK ROBINSON v. STATE OF KANSAS

After an apartment house in Topeka burned and one of the tenants died, the United States government charged Robinson with arson resulting in death. When the federal government dismissed the charge before trial, the State of Kansas charged Robinson with felony murder and aggravated arson. All pertinent details of the state prosecution may be read in the direct criminal appeal reported in State v. R... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

Abdur Rahim Ambrose a/k/a Abdur Ambrose v. State of Mississippi

On the afternoon of April 7, 2013, Demetrius Lee returned home from work between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Lee resided in the DeLisle community at 7486 Lobouy Road, which is part of a larger property commonly known as “the Hill.” The Hill is comprised of two houses and a mobile home. While Lee was relaxing, someone knocked on his window, but he remained inside. Twenty to thirty minutes later, Lee wen... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - MS)

Lavar Monte Thompson vs State of Florida

Bill and Connie Couch lived in Lake Butler. Their property comprised a mobile home, several outbuildings, and a camper trailer Mr. Couch called his “man cave.” The Couches’ daughter,
Chloe, and Mrs. Couch’s son from a previous relationship lived with them on the property. In January 2012, Ronald Griffis knocked on the Couches’ front door, offering to pave their driveway. After some negotiati... More...
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MARLON DUANE KISER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

On direct appeal, our supreme court summarized the proof adduced at the Petitioner’strial as follows:
In the early morning hours of September 6, 2001, Deputy Sheriff Donald Kenneth Bond, Jr., of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department was shot to death while on duty
patrolling the East Brainerd area of Chattanooga. In October 2001, a Hamilton County grand jury indicted [the Petitioner] f... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. CHARLES H. DAVENPORT

On November 16, 2015, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Davenport for
two counts of aggravated murder in violation of R.C. 2903.01(A) and (B), one count of murder in
violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), two counts of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(1)
and (2), and one count of felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1).1
{¶4} On January 13, 2016, Daven... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. JAMES R. DUDLEY

James Dudley set fire to toilet paper within his prison cell by sticking pieces of pencil graphite into an electrical socket. Because the fire occurred in a structure housing other inmates, the State charged Dudley with aggravated arson.

Dudley reached a plea agreement with the State under which he pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of solicitation to commit arson. But before sent... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. EDWARD SMITH

Defendant‐Appellant Edward Smith (“Smith”) appeals from a  District Court judgment entered on October 7, 2015 by Judge Failla. A  jury convicted Smith of being a felon in possession of a firearm and  ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and of possession of  crack  cocaine  with  intent  to  distribute,  in  violation  of  21  U.S.C.  §§ 841(a)(1),  (b)(1)(C).  At  sentencing, ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KENDALL ROSE, IKE WEEMS, a/k/a True, ANTHONY SABETTA, ALBERTO RODRÍGUEZ

We begin with an overview of this case's factual and procedural background, which also gives us the opportunity to review the law that is in play here. A. The facts relevant to this appeal are straightforward and uncontested. All of the Defendants were convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), which forbids from possessing firearms individuals who have been convicted of crimes that are ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - RI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID A. FRATES

Appellant David Frates pleaded guilty to one count of federal armed bank robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a) & (d). At his sentencing hearing, the district court applied the United States Sentencing Guidelines' career offender enhancement, increasing Frates's guideline sentencing range to 188-235 months' imprisonment. The court varied downward and sentenced Frates to 132 months' ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - MA)

Andre Jermaine Thomas a/k/a Andre Thomas v. State of Mississippi

Andre Jermaine Thomas and Anthony Ledet went to the Sam’s Club in Gulfport,
Mississippi, at around 8:00 p.m. on February 27, 2015. The store’s surveillance video shows
that Thomas and Ledet entered the store, walked to the electronics department, loaded two
flat-screen television boxes onto a flat cart, and then pushed the cart past the cash registers
to the store’s exit. Sam’s Clu... More...
   $0 (07-21-2018 - MS)

La'Darrian McCray a/k/a LaDarrian A. McCray a/k/a LaDarrian McCray a/k/a D.J. v. State of Mississippi

In the early morning hours of October 17, 2014, Glentez Brown was shot several times
and killed at his apartment complex in Jackson, Mississippi. At trial, Brown’s wife, Ashley,
testified that on the evening of the shooting, Brown was driving his cousin, Wesley Gray,
home and then driving around their three-month-old infant son, trying to calm his crying and
help him fall asleep. ... More...
   $0 (07-21-2018 - MS)

AMERICA HERNANDEZ v. STATE OF FLORIDA

The defendant was convicted on a charge of arson of a dwelling and was placed
on community control. The community control order contained a number of conditions,
including that the defendant could not change her residence without obtaining the consent
of her supervising officer (condition 3) and that she must comply with all instructions given
to her by her supervising officer ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - GEORGE S. HUSTON

On October 4, 2016, two complaints were filed with the Clinton County Municipal Court charging Huston with burglary and attempted aggravated arson, both third degree felonies. As it relates to the complaint charging Huston with attempted aggravated arson, the complaint stated the following: Complainant being duly sworn states that George Sam Huston at 1079 SR 134 S Wilmington, Clinton County, ... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Marq Vincent Perez Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - Jury Convicts Texas Man of Hate Crime in the Burning of Victoria, Texas, Mosque

The Justice Department today announced that a federal jury in Victoria, Texas, has returned guilty verdicts on all counts as charged related to the 2017 burning of a local mosque. Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Ryan Pat... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. JOHN FREDETTE

In 2014, a Superior Court jury convicted the defendant, John Fredette, of murder in the first degree on a theory of felony-murder, with aggravated kidnapping as the 2 predicate felony.1 The jury based their finding of aggravated kidnapping on the third paragraph of the current version of the kidnapping statute, which punishes a kidnapping committed "while armed with a dangerous weapon... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - DEAN B. WEAVER

On August 24, 2016, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Deputies Matthew Johns and Brian Sterrick, of the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office, arrived at appellant’s residence to execute an arrest warrant. The warrant was premised upon appellant’s failure to appear on a minor misdemeanor “failure to wear a seat belt” offense. The deputies parked their cruiser away from the residence and approached th... More...   $0 (07-13-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Bryshun Genard Furlow District of South Carolina Federal Courthouse - Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, SC - Lexington Man Sentenced to 15 Years on Federal Drug and Firearm Charges

Bryshun Genard Furlow, age 34, of Lexington, was sentenced in federal court to 180 months (15 years) imprisonment with 6 years of supervised release to follow. Furlow plead guilty in April to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and a substance containing both methamphetamine a... More...
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Jerry Page a/k/a Jerry Abram a/k/a Jerry Abrams v. State of Mississippi

On Labor Day morning, September 1, 2014, a thoroughly burned, still smoldering
pickup truck was found on East Reservoir Road in rural Marion County. A burned human
body was in the bed of the truck. The truck was identified as a white Ford Ranger owned by
Billy Paul Cooper. The body was identified as Billy Paul Cooper’s son, Ryan Cooper.
¶4. Investigator Jamie Singley of the Mari... More...
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Brian L. Paquette v. State of Indiana

On the evening of February 2, 2016, Indiana Police State Trooper James Manning (“Trooper Manning”) was parked on the northbound shoulder of I-69, near Petersburg, Indiana. A motorist pulled over and informed Trooper Manning that he observed a blue Chevy Tahoe driving northbound on the southbound lanes of the interstate. Trooper Manning activated his patrol vehicle’s emergency signals—the lights ... More...   $0 (07-08-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. John Patrice Hale Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Los Angeles, CA - South L.A. Man Pleads Guilty to Making Online Threats to Kill L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Personnel at the Inglewood Courthouse

A South Los Angeles man who made a series of online threats to kill law enforcement personnel and others at the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Inglewood Courthouse, a nearby school, and a private business pled guilty on July 2, 2018 to a fed... More...
   $0 (07-03-2018 - CA)

Taylor Fagan v. State of Indiana

On the night of October 9, 2015, Fagan and her then-boyfriend Kalib Hall
Watts attended a basketball game and then went to Tiki Bob’s Cantina in
downtown Indianapolis. Shortly after midnight, on October 10, 2015, Fagan
and Hall-Watts were forcibly escorted from Tiki Bob’s by security. The security
manager, Lawrence Crutcher, helped escort the couple out of the bar.
[3] In... More...
   $0 (07-01-2018 - IN)

HIRAM GONZALEZ MORALES v. STATE OF FLORIDA

In this appeal from his conviction and sentence for second degree murder, appellant, Hiram Gonzalez Morales, contends that the court erred in denying his “Stand Your Ground” defense, as well as erred in denying his motion for judgment of acquittal at his trial. After reviewing the evidence, we conclude that the court did not err in either respect. We therefore affirm the judgment and sentence. <... More...   $0 (06-28-2018 - FL)

Larry P. Prouse, III v. State of Indiana

Late in the evening of August 20, 2016, Prouse picked up Ashley McMickle
from her friend Shawn Roberts’s house and drove her to McDonald’s. They
returned about thirty minutes later and hung out with Roberts for a bit. Prouse
and McMickle then left in Prouse’s truck.
[4] Prouse and McMickle turned up at Leona and James Crowley’s home
sometime after midnight, purportedly w... More...
   $0 (06-26-2018 - IN)

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