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STATE OF KANSAS v. MICHAEL NORTH

On January 21, 2016, the State charged North with one count each of aggravated burglary, burglary, felony theft, and misdemeanor theft. When the complaint was filed, North was serving a prison sentence in Missouri. In March 2016, North completed a request under the Agreement to dispose of the charges pending against him in Kansas. North's request was filed in Wyandotte County District Court on Mar... More...   $0 (08-19-2018 - KS)

IRINEO GARCIA v. STATE OF KANSAS

Irineo Garcia appeals the district court's denial of his motion to withdraw his no-contest pleas to three counts attempted second-degree murder. Based on those pleas, the district court convicted Garcia of the attempted murder of his three children, who were then four, six and seven. The district court sentenced Garcia to serve 294 months in prison.

Well after sentencing, Garcia moved ... More...
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Susan Fellen v. Marcella Winn Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Susan Mellen was wrongly imprisoned for seventeen years before securing habeas relief in October 2014. After release from prison, Mellen and her three children, Julie Carroll, Jessica Curcio, and Donald Besch, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Detective Marcella Winn,1 arguing that Detective Winn failed to disclose evidence that would have cast serious doubt on the testimony of June Patt... More...   $0 (08-19-2018 - CA)

DAVID LAWRENCE SMITH v. STATE OF KANSAS

A jury convicted Smith of one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under 14 years of age and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child over 14 years of age but less than 16 years of age. In his direct appeal, Smith alleged eight trial court errors, which included the district court's denial of his motion for a new trial. The Court of Appeals affirmed Smith's convictio... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

SONNY CHAVARRIA GONZALEZ v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2010, Gonzalez pled guilty to first-degree felony murder and aggravated robbery. The district court sentenced Gonzalez to life in prison for the first-degree murder conviction and an additional 24 months' imprisonment for the aggravated robbery conviction. Gonzalez did not appeal.

Six years later, on June 23, 2016, Gonzalez filed a K.S.A. 60-1507 motion seeking to set aside his pleas... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROY ALLEN GREEN

In 2001, Green was sentenced to 687 months of imprisonment for convictions on federal drug and firearms charges, including a conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Later that same year, while serving that sentence, Green attacked another inmate with a shank. Green then pleaded guilty to one count of assault with intent to commit murder, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 113(a)(1). A... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - PA)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. ALRICK A. EVANS

The principal issue in this appeal is whether our decision in State v. Ray, 290 Conn. 602, 966 A.2d 148 (2009), which would require the defendant in the present case, Alrick A. Evans, to prove drug dependency as an affirmative defense to a charge under General Statutes (Rev. to 2011) § 21a-278 (b),1 remains good law in light of (1) the subsequent decision of the United States Supreme Court in All... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - CT)

MILO A. ROSE vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

In 1985, this Court affirmed Rose’s conviction for first-degree murder and his death sentence. Rose v. State (Rose I), 472 So. 2d 1155, 1156 (Fla. 1985). In so doing, we explained the facts as follows: At approximately 10 p.m. on October 18, 1982, several witnesses were talking together outside one of their residences.

Testimony at trial revealed that they saw two men walking down th... More...
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OMAR BLANCO vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

In 1982, a jury convicted Blanco of first-degree murder and armed burglary. We affirmed Blanco’s convictions and sentence of death on direct appeal. Blanco v. State, 452 So. 2d 520 (Fla. 1984). We also upheld the denial of his initial motion for postconviction relief and denied his petition for a writ of habeas corpus. A federal court later vacated the death sentence based on ineffective a... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Matthew Joseph Lucio Southern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi, TX - Corpus Christi Man Gets Life in Prison for Multiple Sexual Exploitation Crimes

A 30-year-old Corpus Christi man has been ordered to federal prison for the rest of his life following his admission he sexually assaulted four minor females.

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos imposed the sentence, further ordering Lucio to pay $10,000 in restitution.
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RANDY HILL TRAMS vs. STATE OF MISSOURI

Following a guilty plea, Movant was convicted of one count of forgery, in violation of Section 570.090.2 Pursuant to a plea agreement, the court sentenced Movant to five years in the Department of Corrections, suspended execution of the sentence, placed Movant on five years of probation, and ordered Movant to serve forty days of shock incarceration. One of the conditions of Movant’s probation w... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - MO)

Lonnie Martin Williams v. The State of Texas

On June 1, 2017, Williams was indicted for two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of possession of a substance in penalty group one in an amount less than a gram. See id. § 29.03, TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115(b) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). The two aggravated robbery counts were enhanced due to Williams’s prior felony conviction. On October 16, 2017, the case was c... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

Dre Jacobo v. The State of Texas

Following his guilty plea, appellant was placed on deferred-adjudication community supervision for a period of ten years. The State later filed an “Original Motion to Revoke Probation.” The motion alleged that appellant committed several violations of his community supervision conditions, including failing to: comply with sex offender registration requirements; report to his probation officer; ... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Ramiro Garcia Lopez Jr.

Gilberto Garces was found dead of apparent gunshot wounds around 7:30 p.m. on April 6, 2016. Garces’s body was located in a rural area of Mercedes; his hands were bound with electrical wire.1 A search warrant was issued April 8, 2016, for Mid-Valley Tire Shop seeking: any and all firearms, any and all unknown make and caliber ammunition and/or spent casings, projectiles, and/or shrapnel, an... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

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 and a half; Armst... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Shawn Braden v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, appellant contends the trial court erred in permitting the forensic
interviewer, Tracy Ramirez, to testify as a second outcry witness when she allegedly provided
testimony regarding the same event as the first outcry witness, Kristi Hoggatt, the child’s
grandmother. Appellant argues that this violated article 38.072 of the Texas Code of Criminal
Procedure.... More...
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John Nathan Cavaness v. The State of Texas

On May 20, 2016, eighty-seven-year-old Emmajo Wallace was turning left into a post
office when she was hit by Cavaness’s vehicle. It is undisputed that this vehicle was traveling at
approximately seventy miles per hour prior to its driver braking in an attempt to avoid the collision.
Wallace’s vehicle spun into the parking lot of the post office and was ultimately totaled due to the... More...
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Roger Saldana v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Performance Marketing If It Does Not Work, It Is Free!

In May 2015, Saldana was stopped by Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jason Sanchez for driving on an improved shoulder of the road. According to Trooper Sanchez, this stop was the third time he had encountered Saldana during a traffic stop. During the two prior stops, Saldana was the passenger and the drivers were arrested; one for possession of cocaine, and the other for possession o... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

Robert Isreal v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that appellant and Stacey Smith were involved in a romantic
relationship for several years. They lived together for two years, but their relationship was “bumpy”
at times, and appellant moved out when he began a relationship with another woman. Evidence at
trial reflected that the incident forming the basis of the instant offenses occurred approximately twoMore...
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Tremane Wood v. Mike Carpenter Oklahoma County Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

An Oklahoma jury convicted Tremane Wood of first-degree felony murder
for the killing of Ronnie Wipf during a botched robbery. The jury found
Oklahoma had proved three aggravating circumstances associated with the
murder, and the mitigating circumstances did not outweigh them. The jury
accordingly sentenced Wood to death.
The conclusion of Wood’s trial was only the start of his... More...
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FRANK ROBINSON v. STATE OF KANSAS

After an apartment house in Topeka burned and one of the tenants died, the United States government charged Robinson with arson resulting in death. When the federal government dismissed the charge before trial, the State of Kansas charged Robinson with felony murder and aggravated arson. All pertinent details of the state prosecution may be read in the direct criminal appeal reported in State v. R... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. ERNEST BRYAN BARELA

Defendant was charged with residential burglary, unlawful taking of a motor 8 vehicle, stalking, larceny, and escape or attempt to escape from a peace officer on 9 June 21, 2012. Defendant’s charges stemmed from an event on May 22, 2012, 10 involving Defendant’s ex-girlfriend, E. Ramirez. Defendant and Ms. Ramirez had 11 been involved in a two-year relationship and had a child together in March 2... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - NM)

Araceli Rodriguez v. Lonnie Swartz, Agent of the U.S. Boarder Patrol Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on American soil
shot and killed a teenage Mexican citizen who was walking
down a street in Mexico. We address whether that agent has

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qualified immunity and whether he can be sued for violating
the Fourth Amendment. Based on the facts alleged in the
complaint, we hold that the agent violated a clearly
e... More...
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Raymond Blech v. Richard Blech, Commercial Bank as Trustee, etc.

Arthur Blech died in 2011, leaving an estate worth in
excess of $65 million. At his death, his estate planning
documents included the Arthur Blech Living Trust, as amended,
and his will, which provided for the “pour over” of most of his
remaining assets into the Trust, to be administered as part of the
corpus of the Trust by a third party trustee. Arthur left most of
his es... More...
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Ex parte Clinton Onyeahialam

Appellant originally was charged with engaging in sexual relations with two girls under the age of 17. Appellant was 19 at the time of the alleged offenses, and because one of the complainants was within three years of appellant’s age but allegedly was unconscious at the time of the sexual contact, one of the charges was changed to sexual assault.1 The State asserted that it had a video recording ... More...   $0 (08-07-2018 - TX)

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