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Domestic Violence Law
 
David Fischer v. Joannie Fischer

A 15-year marriage between appellant David Fischer and respondent Joannie
Fischer had its “ups and downs,” one down of which was David’s affair—an affair he
promised was “over.” David nevertheless petitioned for dissolution; Joannie resisted; and
the parties attempted reconciliation, in connection with which the trial court would later
conclude David gave “conflicting messages.” Me... More...
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MICHAEL MITCHELL V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Shannell Holmes was married to the victim, Troy Holmes. Shannell had two
teenage daughters at home, Ayanna and Asia, and Roderick Gulley, Shannell’s cousin, was
staying with the Holmes family. On the evening of December 27, 2014, Roderick began
arguing and “tussling” with his baby’s mother, Tatiana Curry, about their baby spending
the night at the Holmes residence. Roderick “re... More...
   $0 (04-22-2018 - AR)

JAMES LARAIL SHARP, JR. v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant was charged in the Sebastian County Circuit Court with one count of
murder in the first degree, a Class Y felony; two counts of aggravated robbery, a Class Y
felony; and one count of kidnapping, a Class Y felony. The charges arose from an event
that occurred on January 23, 2016, and the victim was identified as Kaleb Glenn Watson.
Bailey Smith testified that on Janua... More...
   $0 (04-22-2018 - AR)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CHRISTOPHER HUTSELL

In March 2015, Mr. Hutsell and the victim, Julia Anderson (―Ms.
Anderson‖), had been in a romantic relationship for about twenty-one or twenty
two days. Both were part of a traveling community and were in New Orleans
during this time period. On March 19, 2015, around 10:00 p.m., the couple, along
with their three dogs, were in the parking lot of the McDonald‘s (... More...
   $0 (04-22-2018 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. MICHAEL ADAM DOMINGUE

The victim Donald Dean Trahan, Jr., aka “T-Don,” and his girlfriend
Jennifer Carlile lived in a trailer owned by Defendant. On March 22, 2016, Carlile
went to a hospital with a broken nose and eye sockets, apparently the result of a
beating from the victim. At about the same time that day, the victim was out
fishing. Carlile returned to the trailer after her hospital visit; ... More...
   $0 (04-22-2018 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS PHARAOH BRAZELL

On August 22, 2014, defendant was charged by grand jury indictment with
(Count 1) attempted first degree murder, (Count 2) aggravated rape,2 and (Count 3)second degree kidnapping of K.H.3 At his arraignment on August 27, 2015,
defendant pled not guilty to all charges. On January 5, 2016, the State amended
Count 1 of the indictment from attempted first degree murder, a violation of... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - LA)

State of Louisiana v. Billy R. Meadows, Jr.

On January 10, 2017, Billy R. Meadows pled guilty to second degree
cruelty to a juvenile, and was subsequently adjudicated a fourth felony
offender pursuant to La. R.S. 15:529.1. As a result of the habitual offender
adjudication, Meadows’ sentence was enhanced from 40 years of
imprisonment at hard labor to imprisonment for the rest of his natural life.
Meadows urges the f... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - LA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. GARRETT PRESLEY KRAFT

The underlying facts supporting the criminal charges are taken from the affidavit of probable cause filed with the district court. On May 12, 2016, Haley Fryback went to the hospital after Kraft physically abused her during an argument in their mutual home. Fryback reported that Kraft hit, choked, and kicked her in the throat. He also prevented her from leaving the residence when he locked her key... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS P. ODOM Rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child

Though Odom's brief provides a limited sketch of the underlying facts, the circumstances prompting the State to charge Odom with four counts of rape and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child are immaterial for purposes of resolving Odom's issues on appeal. This court need only to address the procedural history of the case to provide a background for the legal challenges Odom rais... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. LEROY K. BRIGGS

Leroy K. Briggs appeals from what he claims to be an erroneously imposed sentence. He argues that the sentencing court erred in classifying his two prior Missouri convictions for resisting or interfering with arrest under Mo. Rev. Stat. § 575.150 (2000 and 2012 Supp.) as person offenses for criminal history purposes. The sentencing court based its ruling on its determination that the Missouri cr... More...   $0 (04-20-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Russel Patrick Bearshield District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Mescalero Apache Man Sentenced for Federal Assault Conviction

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Russel Patrick Bearshield, 30, an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Nation who resides in Mescalero, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 30 months i... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - NM)

United States of America v. Randell Lonjose District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Zuni Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Kidnapping and Sexual Abuse Charges

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Randell Lonjose, 35, an enrolled member of the Zuni Pueblo who resides in Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty on April 19, 2018 in federal court to kidnapping and sexual assa... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - NM)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KEITH GREGORY ALLEN

Keith Gregory Allen appeals his conviction of battery, claiming that the district court erred in failing to suspend proceedings and hold a competency hearing pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 22-3302. For the reasons stated herein, we agree, at least in part, with Allen's claim and remand for further proceedings.

On June 13, 2016, the State charged Allen with one count each of robbery, inti... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. HERSHEL A. KEMP

A jury sitting in Lyon County District Court convicted Defendant Hershel A. Kemp of committing multiple sex crimes, including several off-grid felonies, against K.R., his wife's minor daughter. Kemp has appealed, claiming numerous errors in the eight-day trial. Although Kemp received something short of a perfect trial, we find he received a fair trial, and the law requires no more than that. See... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ROBBIE A. THOMAS

Robbie A. Thomas was convicted of aggravated battery, abuse of a child, and aggravated endangering a child. These charges arise from an incident while Thomas was babysitting his girlfriend's children on July 2, 2015. The child in question was age two and had soiled his pants. On appeal, Thomas does not argue that the evidence did not establish that he was the cause of the child's burns when he wa... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Fabrieal Delaney Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Michigan Man Sentenced to 45 Years in Federal Prison for Violently Forcing Children to Engage in Prostitution

A Michigan man has been sentenced to 45 years in federal prison for violently forcing two children and a young woman to engage in prostitution.

FABRIEAL DELANEY, 32, brought some of his victims to the Chicago area from Michigan to perform sex acts for money.... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - IL)

CASEY SHELDON WOODS a/k/a CASEY WOODS v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Doris Tenner and Pierre Tenner were married and lived at Fourteen Hampton Court
in Natchez, Mississippi. Doris’s and Pierre’s marriage became volatile over time and
eventually deteriorated. Some time after Doris and Pierre separated, Doris began dating
Woods in April 2015.
¶5. On May 4, 2015, Pierre called Doris, but she did not answer the phone. Later, Pierre
came home fr... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - MS)

OHNTAY AMOS DORTCH vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Johntay Amos Dortch appeals the judgment and sentence entered after a jury found him guilty of fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer by driving at high speed or with wanton disregard for the safety of other persons or property (count one), resisting an officer without violence (count two), leaving the scene
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of a crash causing damage to other attended property (coun... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - )

ENOCH D. HALL vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

This Court has previously detailed the underlying facts of this case. Hall v.
State (Hall I), 107 So. 3d 262, 267-71 (Fla. 2012). Relevant to the instant
proceeding, Hall, an inmate at Tomoka Correctional Institution (TCI), was
convicted and sentenced to death for the first-degree murder of Correctional
Officer (CO) Donna Fitzgerald. Hall v. State (Hall II), 212 So. 3d 1001,... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, Asif Ahmed Salim, and Sultane Roome Salim Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Three men plead guilty to concealing sending money to Anwar Al-Awlaki

Three men pleaded guilty to their roles in concealing the provision of thousands of dollars to Anwar Al-Awlaki in an effort to support violent jihad against U.S. military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world.

Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, 38; Asif Ahmed Salim, 37; and Sultane Room ... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - OH)

Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena, Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC, Intervener and Appellant


Nikki Moore for California News Publishers Association as
Amicus Curiae on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Katie Townsend, Bruce D. Brown and Caitlin Vogus for
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press as Amicus Curiae
on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, Timothy K. Talbot
and Jacob A. Kalinksi for Plaintiffs and Responde... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - CA)

State of Louisiana VS Brady T. Flynn Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit

The facts of the instant case are not in dispute. Mr. Flynn was
arrested and pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Upon pleading guilty on September 10, 2012, Mr. Flynn was sentenced to
five ( 5) years at hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety
and Corrections ( LDPSC). The sentence was suspended and the trial court
placed Mr. Flynn o... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - LA)

Ex parte Bryan Christopher Everage

Appellant Bryan Christopher Everage is charged in three cause numbers with evading
arrest with a vehicle, aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, and aggravated assault on a public
servant. The trial court set bail at $7,500 on the evading-arrest charge in cause number
17-1384-K26; $500,000 on the aggravated-robbery charge in cause number 17-1385-K26; and
$500,000 on the aggravat... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - TX)

Gordon B. v. Sergio Alberto Gomez

Gordon B., in propria persona, appeals from the trial
court’s denial of his request to renew an elder abuse restraining
order against his neighbor, respondent Sergio Alberto Gomez
(Gomez). Gordon B. contends the trial court erred by denying his
request for lack of evidence that further significant abuse
occurred since the original restraining order was issued. We
agree, and... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DAKOTA GEORGE

George pled guilty to a Kansas Offender Registration violation. George was sentenced to 24 months' probation with community corrections field services and a 19month underlying prison sentence. The journal entry required that George "[o]bey all rules, regulations, and requirements of Community Corrections" under the probation conditions. George violated his probation twice, after which the court or... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

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