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Hugh Edward Turner v. The State of Texas

The trial evidence supported the following facts:


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The complainant, twenty-one year old Andrew (“Drew”) Johnson, was fatally stabbed at
around 12:45 a.m. on July 4, 2015. The stabbing took place outside a 7-Eleven store in northeast
Dallas.
Two witnesses to the incident testified at trial. One was Johnson’s friend Shawn Williams,
who testified to the ... More...
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James Dalton Smith v. The State of Texas Indecency with a child by sexual contact

James Dalton Smith appeals his conviction of one count of continuous sexual abuse of a
child younger than fourteen and two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact. A jury
found appellant guilty and sentenced him to thirty years’ confinement on the continuous sexual
abuse count and four years’ confinement on each indecency count. In eight issues, appellant argues
th... More...
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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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Scott Robinett v. City of Indianapolis, et al. Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Scott Robinett and the City of Indianapolis were codefendants in a civil-rights action. Robinett, a police officer, was accused of failing to intervene in an escalating domestic dispute between two fellow police officers. The dispute ended violently in a tragic murder-suicide, and the murder victim’s estate asserted claims against Robinett and the City under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Indiana law. They ... More...   $0 (07-17-2018 - IN)

Theresa Mason-Funk v. City of Neenah, et al. Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Brian Flatoff’s decision to take individuals hostage at a
motorcycle shop in Neenah, Wisconsin,
had tragic consequences for Michael Funk. After managing
to escape from Flatoff, Funk was shot and killed in the alleyway
behind the shop by two officers of the Neenah Police
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Department (NPD), Craig Hoffer and Robert Ross. Unfortunately,
they mistakenly b... More...
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Nicholas Knopick v. Jayco, Inc. Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

In his telling, plaintiff Nicholas Knopick bought a $415,000 jalopy, but to be more precise, a limited liability company he controls bought the $415,000 jalopy. This factual shift determines the outcome of this case. Knopick has sued the manufacturer under the vehicle’s express limited warranty. That warranty does not cover the ve-hicle because the warranty excludes from coverage all vehi-cles pur... More...   $0 (07-17-2018 - IN)

Joshua Vasquez and Miguel Cardona v. Kimberly M. Foxx Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Joshua Vasquez and Miguel Cardona are convicted child sex offenders who live in Chicago and are required to register as sex offenders and comply with state restrictions on where they may live. For example, a child sex offender may not knowingly live within 500 feet of
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a school, playground, or child-care center. 720 ILL. COMP. STAT. 5/11-9.3(b-5), (b-10). A few years after Vas... More...
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L.G. v. M.B.

Defendant M.B. appeals from the trial court’s denial of her
motion to dismiss under the “anti-SLAPP” statute (Code Civ.
Proc., § 425.16).1 Plaintiff and respondent L.G. is the former
nanny for M.B. and M.B.’s ex-husband, S.B.2 Respondent filed
this action against Appellant for defamation, invasion of privacy,
and intentional infliction of emotional distress based upon
state... More...
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Melvin Linn Knox v. The State of Texas

This case began in 1973 with the murder of Donald Rodgers in Knox’s
home.2 At the time of the murder, Donald was fourteen years old and Knox was
fifteen years old. Although the State filed a petition against Knox for Donald’s
murder in 1973, it was dismissed for insufficient evidence and the case went
cold.
In 2015, Jeff Rodgers, Jr., Donald’s older brother, contacted... More...
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Pervis Lee Andrews Jr. v. The State of Texas

Appellant was driving a car in the parking lot of the Lincoln Square
shopping center in Arlington, around 2:00 a.m. when several bars located in the
shopping center were closing. His wife was a passenger in his car. Dustin
McGee was driving a car in the opposite direction, and he turned in front of
appellant’s car so that his passenger, Terrance Jackson, was facing appellant’... More...
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LARNELL DYKES v. MARTIN SAUERS

Dykes was sentenced in August 1991 for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, rape, and aggravated burglary in Sedgwick County case No. 90CR2155. Dykes was sentenced in March 1993 for aggravated escape from custody in Leavenworth County case No. 91CR514. Dykes was sentenced in each case before the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA) went into effect, and his sentences are not eligible for ... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CODY A. RIECHERS

On January 22, 2016, Riechers came to the dispatch window at the Clay County Law Enforcement Center just before 4 a.m. and spoke with the dispatcher, Officer Keith Myers, asking if law enforcement were looking for him. Myers noted that Riechers appeared intoxicated as he was making nonsensical statements, he smelled heavily of alcohol, and he was leaning against the counter. Myers called the on-du... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of CHARLES D. KEARNEY

We will begin by summarizing Kearney's adult criminal history. In the summer of 2000, when Kearney was 18 years old, he attempted to make an illegal gun sale, but things did not go as planned. The purchaser tried to steal the gun from Kearney and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the gun went off, killing the purchaser. Kearney pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and unlawful possession ... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS MONTEZ JOHNSON

On the evening of February 20, 2016, Jaron Sanders invited Dominique Shugart and her cousin, Shavontee Heally, over to his house. When the women arrived, approximately 12 other guests were already there, including Travis Johnson and Terrance Harvell. Sanders was flirtatious and friendly with Heally. Shugart invited another friend, Regina Stuart, to the party, and she arrived when she got off work.... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BRIAN ADAM NAMBO

On the night of August 10, 2016, INTRUST Bank Security Officer Daniel Baird was viewing a monitor displaying pictures from security cameras located at various bank branches. In doing so, Baird observed a white man in a white shirt and blue jeans knocking over trashcans near the bank located at Water Street and Douglas Avenue in Wichita. Baird then watched as the man jumped into a fountain on the b... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. NICHOLAS WAYNE FAGLIE

On January 25, 2016, Kristopher Schultz was at Charlie's Place, a bar in Emporia, Kansas. Schultz' friend, Christopher Walburn, was drinking with him in the bar. Faglie also went to Charlie's Place that night with his friend, Dustin Dingman. During the evening, the four men—Schultz, Walburn, Faglie, and Dingman—were drinking shots and other alcoholic beverages at the bar. The bartender noticed som... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ALTON SILVERSON

Silverson was charged with several crimes resulting from an incident that occurred at the Kunkle residence, where Rita and David lived with their adult daughter, Ruth. The events were recounted by the Kunkle family at trial.

As Rita and Ruth were returning home from the grocery store on the evening of December 2, 2015, they saw a car pull into a driveway across the street. Rita went in... More...
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Matthew J. Mason v. BCK Corporation Linn County Circuit Courthouse - Albany, Oregon

Plaintiff appeals from a limited judgment that, on a motion for summary judgment, dismissed his liquor liability claim against defendant BCK Corporation, the operator of Duffy’s Irish Pub. Plaintiff had alleged that defendant had overserved Mullenix while she was visibly intoxicated and that he was later injured while a passenger in a car that Mullenix drove. Defendant sought summary judgment, ass... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - OR)

Teresa Barry v. James P. O'Grady Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Teresa Barry, a judicial administrative assistant, sued three judges and two employees of the Franklin County Municipal
Court under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claiming retaliation in violation of the Free Speech Clause of the
First Amendment and gender discrimination in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the
Fourteenth Amendment. The defendants moved for summary judgment, and the distr... More...
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IN RE: ESTATE OF JERRY WEST, Deceased, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Estate of
Jerry West, a Vietnam veteran, dispute whether certain benefits owed to West at the time of his
death should be paid to the Estate. The district court remanded that dispute to Kentucky probate
court, but the government contends the dispute can be litigated only pursuant to the procedure set
forth in the Veterans’ Judicial Review ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN TIMOTHY CANNON, a/k/a Mr JT,

Cannon argues that the district court abused its discretion in denying his pretrial motion for a reliability hearing. Cannon’s opening brief merely incorporates by reference his district court pleadings, a tactic of which we have disapproved. See Fed. R. App. P. 28(a)(8)(A); Wahi v. Charleston Area Med. Ctr., Inc., 562 F.3d 599, 607 (4th Cir. 2009); McCarver v. Lee, 221 F.3d 583, 588 n.1 (4t... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - Nc)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ALEX LENARD MCCOY

In November 2015, a federal grand jury indicted Alex McCoy on four related drug charges. Count one charged McCoy with participating in a crack-cocaine trafficking conspiracy centered around Gaston County, North Carolina in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846, while the remaining three counts charged McCoy with distribution and possession of crack cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 84... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NC)

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Jill Meadows v. Kimberly K. Reynolds, ex rel State of Iowa and Iowa Board of Medicine SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

In this appeal, we must decide if the constitutional right of women to choose to terminate a pregnancy is unreasonably restricted by a statute that prohibits the exercise of the right for a period of seventy-two hours after going to a doctor. In making this decision, we recognize the continuing debate in society over abortion and acknowledge the right of government to reasonably regulate the const... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - IA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - v - EDWIN HERNANDEZ, AKA Scooby, AKA Masacre

The present prosecution arises out of shootings on October 23, 2011, in 3 Central Islip, New York, in which Robert Faber and Curtis Williams were injured. 4 The operative indictment charged Hernandez in six counts, three with respect to each 5 victim. Counts Four and Five alleged that Hernandez, for the purpose of gaining 6 entrance to, and maintaining or increasing his position in, MS-13, atte... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSE JIMENEZ

On June 3, 2015, Jose Jimenez was arrested in unlawful possession of a 2 bullet retrieved from his person following an attempted undercover firearms 3 purchase. Jimenez had agreed to drive Oscar Sanchez to the parking lot of a fast 4 food restaurant in the Bronx on June 3, 2015 in exchange for $40. Sanchez had 5 arranged to sell 20 handguns to a person who was, in fact, an undercover 6 detect... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )

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