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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JEROME WILSON Man arrested minutes after attempting to steal $10K in armed bank robbery, police say

The facts of the case are not in dispute. Wilson pled guilty to three counts of unarmed bank robbery or attempted bank robbery in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a), and the District Court sentenced him to 151 months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised released, restitution of $3,122, and a special assessment of $300. The sentence was based in part on two enhancements: one for being a career ... More...   $0 (01-19-2018 - PA)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. RAYMOND TUCKER Connecticut Judicial Branch

The defendant, Raymond Tucker, appeals from the judgment of the trial court finding him in violation of probation pursuant to General Statutes § 53a-32. On appeal, the defendant claims that the court (1) erred in admitting a 911 recording into evidence, (2) erroneously found that the defendant had violated his probation, and (3) abused its discretion in imposing a sentence of three years incarcer... More...   $0 (01-19-2018 - CT)

Erotic Service Provider Legal Education and Research Project v. Georg Gascon, etl. Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Plaintiff-appellant Erotic Service Provider Legal,
Education & Research Project; K.L.E.S.; C.V.; J.B.; and
John Doe (collectively, “ESP”) appeal the district court’s
dismissal of their 42 U.S.C. §1983 action. ESP claims that
Section 647(b) of the California Penal Code, which
criminalizes the commercial exchange of sexual activity,
violates: (1) the Fourteenth Amendment subs... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - CA)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. JAZIR GORDON

After his motion to suppress physical evidence was denied
without an evidentiary hearing, defendant Jazir Gordon proceeded
to trial and was found guilty by a jury of third-degree possession
of heroin, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); second-degree unlawful
possession of a handgun, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b; fourth-degree
possession of a defaced firearm, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3d; fourth-degree
... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - NJ)

State of Missouri v. Jeffrey L. Bruner

Considering the evidence in the light most favorable to submission of a self-defense
instruction, the record shows Mr. Bruner and his wife, Michelle Hale, were estranged.
Mr. Bruner testified that to his knowledge she was not seeing anyone else, though he was
aware she had met a college football coach for a lunch date. He later learned the coach
was Derek Moore.
Mr. Bru... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - MO)

Brian Trent Rosenbaum v. The State of Texas Brian Trent Rosenbaum

Brian Trent Rosenbaum (appellant) appeals his conviction under § 25.07 of the
Texas Penal Code for violating a protective order and the accompanying twenty-five-year
prison term. One issue lies before us for disposition. It involves the sufficiency of the
evidence establishing that he previously violated two protective orders issued under
Chapter 85 of the Texas Family Code.... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Deshon T. Adams Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Deshon Adams pleaded guilty to unlawfully
possessing a firearm as a felon and was sentenced
to 87 months in prison—the top of the range recommended
by the Sentencing Guidelines. Adams asks us to remand his
case for resentencing, arguing that the judge impermissibly
considered unreliable evidence linking him to seven unsolved
shootings when weighing the sentencing factorsMore...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - WI)

Demico Stanley v. The State of Texas Stanley sentenced to 75 years for Lewisville murder

In 2015, Richard Myles lived in a small, one-bedroom apartment on the
second floor of a building in the Hampton Bay apartment complex with his
fiancée, Laura, and their 23-month-old son, David.2 While Laura worked two
jobs, Myles cared for David. He also sold marijuana to earn extra money.
Whenever he left the apartment, he carried his marijuana stash with him in a
gree... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JAIME MICHELLE CARTER

The facts in this case are tragic but they are not complex and are not challenged in this appeal. The procedural history, however, is extensive and relevant and must be laid out in some detail.

In the early evening of May 25, 2014, Carter was involved in a collision in Leavenworth County. Her eastbound sedan crossed the road's centerline and struck a motorcycle driven by Kristopher Steu... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Jerome Hamilton and Darriyon Mills Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Rollin' 60 Crips Gang Leaders Sentenced for Racketeering Charges

The two leaders of the Detroit branch of the Rollin 60s Crips street gang were sentenced on January 12, 2018 for their roles in gang-related murders, shootings, and drug distribution. Jerome Hamilton and Darriyon Mills’s sentences follow their guilty pleas to RICO conspiracy and firearm charges and are the res... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. William Carl Welsh Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

In January 2011, William Carl Welsh pleaded guilty in an Oregon federal district court to failing to comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”) and was sentenced to 673 days in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons. Welsh admitted that he had not updated his sex offender registration in Oregon when he left the state to move to Belize. While in the custody of the Bureau... More...   $0 (01-15-2018 - NC)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MATTHEW GLEN HOWELL COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

In April 2015, the Davidson County Grand Jury charged the defendant with one count each of resisting arrest and aggravated assault by causing the victim, Liela Avila, to fear bodily injury by use or display of a deadly weapon. The trial court conducted a jury trial in February 2016.
The State’s proof at trial showed that the victim moved to Nashville in early September of 2014 to pursue a car... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Mario Donte Keene Mario Keene Sentenced To Life In Prison

Amanda Harris, who was charged with felony murder for her participation in the victim’s death, testified at trial that, prior to her participation in the offenses at issue, she was addicted to crack cocaine and Xanax. She stated that she had taken drugs since she was in the eighth grade and that she had previously been convicted of theft, domestic violence, and reckless endangerment with the use ... More...   $0 (01-13-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MARCELLUS JOHNSON

Defendant-appellant Marcellus Johnson pleaded guilty to first-degree felony
counts of aggravated burglary, rape, and kidnapping. The court classified Johnson as a
sexual predator under the former Megan’s Law (the rape occurred in 1997). The court
imposed ten-year sentences on each count, with the agreement of the parties that the
offenses were not allied and did not merge. ... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MITCHELL SHIVERS

In Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-602796-A, appellant was charged with two
counts of rape, each with a sexually violent predator specification, and one count of
kidnapping with a sexual motivation specification and a sexually violent predator
specification. Appellant filed a motion to dismiss for preindictment delay. Thereafter,
he entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 as amended to s... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Willie Lee Wright, Jr.

Following a jury trial, appellant Willie L. Wright, Jr. was convicted of
domestic violence against his live-in girlfriend at the time, the victim, for two incidents,
each a violation of R.C. 2919.25(A) and (D)(4), a felony of the third degree. Count 2
occurred on November 16, 2015, and Count 3 occurred on June 16, 2016. Appellant was
found not guilty of domestic violence all... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. George Kinney District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - Bridgeport, Connecticut

Bridgeport, CT - Plainfield Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Fentanyl to Overdose Victim

George Kinney, 35, of Plainfield, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing fentanyl to an overdose victim in 2016.

This matter stems ... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - CT)

United States of America v. Marchello Dsaun McCain Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Brother of San Diego Man Killed Fighting for Isis Sentenced to 10 Years for Terrorism-Related Charges and Illegal Firearms Possession

Marchello Dsaun McCain, a convicted violent felon and the brother of Douglas McCain, the first known American who died fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), was sentenced in federal court on January 12, 2018 to 10 years... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Robert Barteau Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

Robert Barteau was sentenced on January 12, 2018 to 10 years in prison and followed by lifetime supervised release for child pornography charges before United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry.

According to court documents, between January 1, 2014 and June 17, 2014, Barteau possessed a laptop that contai... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - MO)

CATHRYN ANN LINN vs. STATE OF IOWA Jury hands down first-degree murder verdict in Linn case

In its opinion affirming Linn’s conviction on direct appeal, this court set forth
the following facts surrounding the incident leading to Linn’s charge:
Muscatine police officers were dispatched to Linn’s residence in the early morning hours of February 7, 2007, after Linn called 911 to report she had shot someone. Several officers arrived at the residence brandishing weapons. Linn ap... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - IA)

State of Louisiana v. Brandon Dale Thomas Calhoun man sentenced to 50 years for crimes against nature

Thomas was charged by bill of information with 13 counts of
aggravated crime against nature. The victim, M.C.1, is Thomas’
stepdaughter. The bill alleged that these crimes occurred between October
6, 2012, and July 25, 2016.
On December 19, 2016, pursuant to a plea agreement, Thomas
appeared and pled guilty to four counts of the reduced charge of attempted
aggravate... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - LA)

Jack Harold Cleghorn v. The State of Texas Tenth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

Jack Harold Cleghorn appealed his conviction for Assault, Family Violence. See
TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 22.01 (West 2011); TEX. FAM. CODE ANN. §§ 71.0021(b); 71.003;
71.005 (West 2014). We abated this appeal on December 6, 2017 because Cleghorn’s
appellate brief was overdue. Cleghorn has now filed a motion to dismiss the appeal
which both Cleghorn and his counsel signed. ... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Joseph E. Clark District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Joseph Clark appeals from the
district court's denial of his motion to suppress drug evidence
found on his person during a traffic stop. Clark claims that after
Officer Christopher McGoon stopped a vehicle in which Clark was a
passenger for a traffic violation, McGoon unreasonably extended
the duration of the traffic stop and thereby violated his rights
under the Fourth Ame... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - ME)

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...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - FL)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSEPH E. CLARK United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

On July 20, 2015, McGoon, a Saco Police Department
officer, stopped a vehicle for erratic driving and for running a
red light. At the time of the stop, McGoon had been with the Saco
Police Department for approximately one year and had previously
served in the military. Megan Maietta was driving the vehicle and
Clark was her sole passenger.
McGoon requested identific... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - ME)

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