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Michael S. Edrington v. The State of Texas

The State proceeded to trial on three counts: Count One charged Edrington with
continuous sexual abuse of his daughter, and Counts Two and Three charged him with
indecency by sexual contact.1 The dates in Counts Two and Three were included within
the range of dates alleged in Count One. After resting its case, the State waived Count
One and proceeded only on Counts Two and T... More...
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Galen Dwayne Baugus v. The State of Texas

After the guilt-innocence phase of his trial, a jury found Galen Dwayne
Baugus guilty of sexually assaulting Mary,1 a child. See Tex. Penal Code Ann. §
22.021(a)(1)(B) (West Supp. 2017). After a punishment hearing, the jury found that

1 We refer to the child the jury found Baugus guilty of assaulting with a pseudonym, t... More...
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Jonathan Mathew Knight v. The State of Texas

On July 4, 2015, at 3:07 in the morning, Officers Lugardo Garcia and Joshua Arroyos of
the El Paso Police Department were dispatched to a motel room in El Paso, Texas, to respond to a
911 call reporting assault family violence in progress. A female caller, sounding hysterical and
crying, reported she had been hit by her boyfriend and her face was swollen. As she asked for
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Juan Martinez v. The State of Texas

On November 26, 2015, Elizabeth Lopez and her common law husband, Lincoln
Flores, went to Lincoln’s sister’s house to have drinks. About thirty minutes after arriving,
Elizabeth left to go home and work on cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Later, Lincoln’s
sister, Victoria, called Elizabeth and told her that she needed to come pick up Lincoln.
When Lincoln entered the vehicle, he... More...
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Ex parte Terry Lynn Heath

On August 31, 2017, Terry Lynn Heath was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. On these charges, his bail was set at
$500,000.00 and $45,000.00, respectively.1 The trial court found that Heath was indigent and
appointed counsel for him. On December 14, 2017 (past ninety days since the date of his arrest),
Heath ... More...
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The State of Texas v. Albert G. Hill III

This case is before us on remand from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The State of Texas appealed the trial court’s order dismissing with prejudice four indictments against Albert G. Hill III. In our original opinion, we held the trial court erred in conducting a pretrial evidentiary hearing on Hill’s motion to quash and dismiss the indictments because Hill did not establish a prima fac... More...   $0 (08-20-2018 - TX)

Manuel Fino v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for murder. The indictment against him alleged as follows:
That MANUEL FINO, hereinafter called Defendant, on or about the 16th day of April, 2016 in the County of Dallas, State of Texas, did unlawfully then and there intentionally and knowingly cause the death of JESUS VEGA, an individual, hereinafter called deceased, by SHOOTING DECEASED WITH A FIREARM, a deadly weap... More...
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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 ... More...
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Marcus Degrazia v. The State of Texas

These are appeals pursuant to Anders v. California. In three causes consolidated for 1
trial, Degrazia pleaded guilty to the offense of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit theft.2
After Degrazia pleaded guilty, the district court heard evidence on punishment. This evidence
included the testimony of Dana James, one of the burglary victims. James testified that on the
m... More...
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Eddie Lynn Tackett v. The State of Texas

In the early morning hours of February 3, 2016, police officers and paramedics were
dispatched to a motel in San Angelo. Appellant and his wife were staying at the motel, and Kenneth
Riza, who was sixty-nine years of age at the time, also was staying at the motel. According to Riza,
(i) he was traveling on business and, after checking into the motel around 9:30 p.m., began walkingMore...
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William James Crenan v. The State of Texas

Evidence at trial showed that Crenan was the owner of C4 Cattle, Inc. and an “order
buyer” for the Ty Jones Cattle Company. As an order buyer, he brokered the sale of cattle by filling
orders. Generally, Crenan would find cattle from a rancher and make an offer to buy the cattle on
behalf of a feedlot. Crenan would then ship the cattle from the rancher, receive the cattle at Ty Jone... More...
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Shaquitta Deanna Horton v. The State of Texas

Shaquitta Deanna Horton has filed pro se notices of appeal from the trial court’s judgments adjudicating her guilty of credit-card abuse and fraudulent use or possession of fewer than five items of identifying information. See Tex. Penal Code Ann. §§ 32.31, 32.51 (West 2016). In each case, the trial court sentenced her to 14 months’ confinement (with the sentences to run concurrently) pursuant ... More...   $0 (08-20-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Prabhu Ramamoorthy Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Rochester Hills Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse on an Aircraft

A federal jury convicted a Rochester Hills man of sexually assaulting a sleeping female passenger onboard an aircraft.

Schneider was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge Timothy R. Stater, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Field Division.

Convicted was Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 3... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel L. Miller District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, KS - Haysville Man Sentenced For Distributing Child Porn

A Haysville man was sentenced to 130 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Daniel I. Miller, 35, Haysville, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted he used a file sharing program on his computer to ob... More...
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Ron Hacker as Trustee, etc. v. Homeward Residential, Inc.

Ron Hacker (Hacker), as successor trustee to the 1713
Stearns LaVerne Family Trust (Stearns), sued Homeward
Residential, Inc., (Homeward) formerly known as American
Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. (AHMSI); Sand Canyon
Corporation, formerly known as Option One Mortgage
Corporation (Sand Canyon); Western Progressive, LLC (Western
Progressive); Deutsche Bank National Trust Compa... More...
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Willie Edward Williams v. The State of Texas

Appellant Willie Edward Williams attempts to appeal his conviction for
injury to a child causing bodily injury. The trial court’s certification states that this
“is a plea-bargain case, and the defendant has NO right of appeal.” See Tex. R.
App. P. 25.2(a)(2). On July 11, 2018, we notified Williams that we would dismiss
this appeal pursuant to the trial court’s certification... More...
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Ex parte Taymor Travon McIntyre

Appellant was sixteen years old when he allegedly committed these
offenses. The capital murder case stems from a July 26, 2016 incident in which
multiple suspects entered a house in Mansfield at 10:45 p.m., displayed their
pistols, and demanded the occupants’ cell phones and illegal drugs. During the
robbery, the suspects fired their pistols, killing one of the occupants and ... More...
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Chance William Moore v. The State of Texas

A jury convicted Chance William Moore of continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children and indecency with a child by contact and assessed his punishment at 40 years’ imprisonment for the former and ten years’ imprisonment for the latter. After sentencing Moore in accordance with the jury’s
verdicts, the trial court ordered his sentences to run consecutively. Moore appealed and asserts ... More...
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Warren Jordan Murray v. The State of Texas

Because Murray challenges the trial court’s ruling to deny his motion to
suppress, we will divide the background section into what is known apart from
Murray’s challenged statements to the police and what was revealed only through
those challenged statements.
Evidence exclusive of Murray’s challenged statements to police
Canada had three young children. In the past, she a... More...
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The complainant in this case, C.T., who suffered from several mental health
disorders, including chronic anxiety and depression, schizoaffective disorder, and
post-traumatic stress disorder, lived alone in a one-bedroom apartment. She
became acquainted with appellant when she repeatedly saw him around the
apartment complex while she was taking out her trash or caring for stray ... More...
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On October 25, 2017, Perez pled guilty to one count of distribution of methamphetamine. On December 8, 2017, the district court sentenced Perez to 103 months' imprisonment but granted a dispositional departure to probation for 36 months to be supervised by community corrections.

At a hearing on February 16, 2018, Perez admitted to violating the conditions of his probation by: (1) viol... More...
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As part of a plea agreement with the State, Houze pled guilty to one count of criminal possession of a firearm, a severity level 8 nonperson felony. Given his crime and criminal history score of A, Houze's presumptive sentence included imprisonment as opposed to probation, but prior to sentencing, he sought a dispositional departure to
probation. At sentencing on May 13, 2016, and consistent ... More...
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In 16 CR 656, Schmidt pled no contest to burglary of a motor vehicle and interference with law enforcement, both felonies. On August 26, 2016, he was sentenced to 16 months in prison but was placed on probation from that sentence for 12 months.
However, roughly a month later, Schmidt committed another burglary of a motor vehicle and was charged with this crime in a new case, 16 CR 948.... More...
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United States of America v. Krishna Viramontes Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Francisco, CA - San Francisco Resident Sentenced To Seventeen Years In Prison For Conspiring To Produce Child Pornography, Extortion, And Related Crimes

Krishna Viramontes was sentenced to 204 months in prison for conspiring to produce and possessing child pornography, as well as extortion, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Specia... More...
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Eva Moore v. John Urquhart Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

This is a class action challenging the constitutionality of
a Washington statute that allows tenants to be evicted from
their homes without a court hearing. Plaintiffs seek
declaratory and injunctive relief against the Sheriff of King
County, whose office enforces the challenged statute by
executing the eviction orders. The district court dismissed
the action with prejudice... More...
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