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Ward and his friend Andrew Rhodes formed and operated a construction business, All Construction Guaranteed Roofing and Restoration (ACG). Their financial arrangement was a loose one. They merely orally agreed to become general contractors who would supply materials and hire subcontractors to perform work on projects. Neither had a set salary; occasionally they would estimate profits and divide the... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

State of Indiana v. Scottie Kincade Warren County Courthouse - Williamsport, Indiana

Williamsport, IN - Jury Finds Defendant Guilty of Murder

The State of Indiana charged Scottie Kincaide, age 34, with murder and arson in conjunction with the death of Hearth Smith, age 31, on September 27, 2016. See: 35-42-1-1(1): Murder, 35-42-1-1(2): Murder, 35-43-1-1(a)(1)/F4: Arson knowingly damage by fire, etc. the dwelling of another w/o consent.

The defendant and the victi... More...
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State of Ohio v. Devonte Brown Toledo teen charged with murder of ex-girlfriend and her brother takes plea deal

On August 10, 2015, appellant invaded the victim’s home, stabbed her 17
times, killed her son, raped, kidnapped and killed her daughter, and stole her vehicle.
When later confronted by police in the stolen vehicle, he fled and crashed.
{¶ 4} Appellant was the age of 16 at the time he committed these acts, and he was
the estranged boyfriend of the daughter. There was a no-con... More...
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Amber Keith v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On March 1, 2017, pursuant to her conviction for a crime about which the
record gives us no additional information, Keith was ordered to serve 180 days
on home detention. The home detention order stipulated Keith was to remain
in her home except to attend probation appointments and to have her
monitoring device maintained.
[3] Keith was fitted with the monitoring device... More...
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State of Ohio v. Carolyn Moore Wood County Courthouse - Bowling Green, Ohio

Bowling Green, OH - Jury Convicts Defendant For Fatal Crash

The State of Ohio charged Carolyn Moore, age 33, with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of reckless homicide, one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of driving under a financial responsibility law suspension or cancellation, and one count of operating a vehicle while under the influence of a listed... More...
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Hensley pled guilty to third-degree burglary and was sentenced on March
25, 2014, to a suspended five-year prison term. Hensley was placed on probation
for two years, and the court ordered, as a part of that probation, Hensley complete
treatment at the Bridges of Iowa program. The sentencing order required Hensley
to remain in the Polk County Jail until space became available... More...
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State of Florida v. Peter Avsenew Broward County Courthouse - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Jury Recommends Defendant for Convicted Killer

The State of Florida charged Peter Avsenew, age 33, with capital murder for killing Kevin Power and Stephen Adams.

The victims took the Defendant into their home in 2010 and paid for it with their lives.

The Defendant reportedly said that he had no regrets for killing the victims.

12/23/2010 1 ... More...
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At the time of the events alleged in this case, Hulen was serving a five-year term of supervised release that followed twelve months of imprisonment for failure to register as a sex offender in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2250(a). As a condition
UNITED STATES V. HULEN4 of his supervised release, Hulen was required to participate in sex-offender treatment.
Two months into his supervised relea... More...
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Cornelius Milan Harper v. The State of Texas Man sentenced to life in prison for 2010 murder of young couple, unborn baby in Missouri City

Leiah Jackson and her boyfriend, Yancey Daniels, lived together in the back
unit of a duplex in Missouri City. The property was owned by Leiah’s mother,
Pamela Jackson, who lived in the front unit.
One early fall morning, around 12:30 a.m., Pamela heard a loud noise at the
front of her unit, opened the front door, and found Leiah, then eight-and-a-half
months pregnant, lyin... More...
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Animal Legal Defense Fund, et al. v. Lawrence G. Wasden District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Investigative journalism has long been a fixture in the American press, particularly with regard to food safety.1 In the early 1900s, Upton Sinclair highlighted conditions in the meat-packing industry in The Jungle, a novel based on his time working incognito in a packing plant.2 This case also originates in the agricultural sector—a secretly-filmed exposé of the operation of an Idaho dairy farm. ... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - ID)


The record tends to show the following:
At roughly 1:00 AM on 14 August 2012, the Pamlico County Fire Marshal
received a call concerning a burning structure in Grantsboro, North Carolina. A local
sheriff’s deputy arrived first at the scene of the fire, where he was greeted by
Defendant and another gentleman, Michael Block (“Mr. Block”). Defendant told the
sheriff’s depu... More...
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The People v. Financial Casualty and Surety, Inc.

A surety posted a $50,000 bail bond for a misdemeanor defendant.
Throughout the case, defendant’s attorney appeared on his behalf: “In all cases in which
the accused is charged with a misdemeanor only, he or she may appear by counsel
only . . . .” (Pen. Code, § 977, subd. (a)(1).)1 The trial court granted defendant
probation, continued several probation violation hearings, and even... More...
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The Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution, applicable to
punishments imposed by state courts through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth
Amendment, provides that “[e]xcessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines, nor
cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.” U.S. CONST. amends. VIII, XIV. The Eighth
Amendment requires that punishment be “graduated ... More...
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Jeremy William Amero v. The State of Texas One in custody after standoff in Bushland

Appellant’s charges arose from an altercation appellant had with his girlfriend.
Evidence showed appellant was driving his vehicle, closely following his girlfriend, who
was riding in a car with another woman. During these events, he exhibited a shotgun and
pointed the gun at another driver who attempted to intervene. When police stopped
appellant, officers found a loaded pu... More...
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Gregory A. Traylor v. State of Indiana Search warrant leads to drug and weapon seizure near Columbus

On August 3, 2017, an investigator with the Indiana State Police obtained and
executed a search warrant for Traylor’s home located at 7650 West State Road
46, in Bartholomew County, Indiana. During the search, one ounce of
methamphetamine, fifteen pounds of marijuana, and four grams of heroin were
recovered. Because there were copious amounts of pseudoephedrine in
Traylo... More...
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Maman Bachir Dankassoua v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

Dankassoua married T.S. in 2010. Although they separated in 2013, at the time
of the relevant events, Dankassoua still visited T.S.’s household in Indianapolis
approximately once each month. T.S. has three children, Am.S. (age 21), A.P.
(age 11), and A.S. (age 1). On June 6, 2016, Dankassoua visited T.S.’s home.
He tried to persuade her to have sex with him, but she refused... More...
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Sylvester Hooks vs State of Florida

Prior to trial on two counts2 and on violation of probation, Hooks informed
the trial court that he wished to represent himself. The trial court had Hooks read,
initial, and sign a form entitled “Self-Representation Advisory Form/Trial” (“the
form”). The trial court then asked if Hooks read over the form carefully. Hooks
answered in the affirmative. The trial court then proceed... More...
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STEVEN DEAN MCLAREN v. THE STATE OF WYOMING McLaren Sentenced For Five Felony Counts

Mr. McLaren owned 57 cats. He and his girlfriend, Jennifer Evans, referred to the cats as their “kids” or “the kid.” On March 10, 2014, one of Mr. McLaren’s exotic Savannah kittens, Cameo, was sick, so he and Ms. Evans took it to a veterinary clinic for treatment. Mr. McLaren testified that he had injected “somewhere between a quarter and a third of a gram” of methamphetamine right before he no... More...   $0 (12-30-2017 - WY)

Jamie Hallmark v. The State of Texas Hindering apprehension or prosecution

Jamie Hallmark appeals her conviction for hindering apprehension or prosecution, for which she was sentenced to imprisonment for ten years. On original submission, we held that the trial court abused its discretion by refusing to permit Appellant to withdraw her “guilty” plea after telling her it was not following the plea agreement. See Hallmark v. State, No. 12-16-00082-CR, 2016 WL 4379500, at... More...   $0 (12-28-2017 - TX)

Hieu Anthony Tran v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas

About 11:00 a.m. on March 8, 2015, Josie Rios and her husband were in the living room
of their home in Grand Prairie, Texas, when she saw a man walking in the backyard. She told her
husband, Alvin, who saw the shadow of somebody pacing through the curtain of their sliding glass
door. As Alvin went to investigate, they both heard someone kicking the door. Alvin pulled the
curtai... More...
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Deondre Javqueen Jenkins v. The State of Texas Man accused of forcing teen into prostitution

After a jury trial, Jenkins was found guilty and sentenced to twenty-five years of
imprisonment. On appeal, he argues the trial court did not have jurisdiction over his case because
the charging instrument was fatally defective. According to Jenkins, the charging instrument failed
to conform to the Texas Constitution’s definition of an indictment because it did not name “a
pers... More...
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Blake Anthony Monakino v. The State of Texas First Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

Appellant, Blake Anthony Monakino, pleaded guilty to the second-degree
felony offense of aggravated assault without an agreed punishment recommendation
from the State, and the trial court assessed his punishment at six years’ confinement.1
Appellant timely filed a pro se notice of appeal, but because the trial court did not
believe that appellant had the right to appeal, it di... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Trevor H. Taylor

The record shows that Defendant sold cocaine to the confidential informant on February 4, 2015, on February 5, 2015, and again on February 11, 2015. The sales were monitored by law enforcement agents.
Defendant’s criminal history included thirteen convictions between 1991 and February 2016. Defendant was indicted by the Sullivan County Grand Jury for the offenses in the case sub judice on ... More...
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Louisiana law requires convicted sex offenders to register with local law
enforcement authorities and to notify the communities in which they reside of their
presence. See La. R.S. 15:540, et seq. (the “Sex Offender Statutes”). Mr. Pete’s
obligation to register and to notify arises out of his November 7, 2002 conviction
for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.1 State v. Pete,... More...
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State of Florida v. Ana Maria Cardona Miami-Dade County Courthouse - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Jury Convicts Woman of Killing Her Son For Third Time

The State of Florida charged Maria Cardona with first-degree murder for killing her 3-year-old son, Lazaro Figueroa, in November 1990. The State claimed that the child, who only weighed 18 pounds, was abused and neglected by his mother. He was knows as Baby Lollipops by the press from the T-shirt that he was wearing when f... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - FL)

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