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Ex parte Shania Mikel Craven

The Little Elm Police Department in Denton County arrested Shania
Craven on February 2, 2018, for Christopher Singh’s murder; the next day, a
magistrate set her bond at $200,000. The trial court found that Shania2 was
indigent and appointed her counsel on February 7, 2018.
On February 15, 2018, Shania filed an “Application for Writ of Habeas
Corpus or in the Alternative Mo... More...
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Savanna McIntare v. The State of Texas

Because Appellant does not contest the sufficiency of the evidence to
support her conviction, we will summarize the evidence to the extent necessary
to contextualize her points.
The record shows that Appellant shot the victim—her husband, Don
McIntare—twelve times at close range with three different pistols. Appellant
testified at guilt-innocence. She admitted that she sh... More...
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Lee Charles Jones v. The State of Texas

A grand jury re-indicted Jones for aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon.2 Jones entered an open plea of guilt. The trial court deferred
sentencing pending preparation of a PSI.
At the punishment hearing, when the State offered the completed PSI into
evidence, Jones’s counsel said, “No objection.” At the conclusion of the hearing,
the trial court assessed punishment ... More...
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Eric Andrew Martinez v. The State of Texas

On the evening of February 22, 2015, Martinez attended a family birthday
party at his aunt’s house. Among the attendees were three of Martinez’s cousins—
Amanda Davalos and her brothers, Moses and Alfredo “A.J.” Lopez. Also in
attendance was Amanda’s fiancé, the complainant, Mitchell Briddick.
According to Moses’s and Amanda’s trial testimony, everyone at the party
was dr... More...
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On May 1, 2018, Respondents/Proponents Dr. Tom Coburn, Brooke McGowan, and Ronda Vuillemont-Smith (collectively, Proponents) timely filed Referendum Petition No. 25, State Question No. 799 (the petition) with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. The petition seeks to refer HB 1010xx, passed by the 56th Legislature of the State of Oklahoma during its second special session, to the people of Oklahoma fo... More...   $0 (06-24-2018 - OK)


On June 21, 2017, Morere pled no contest to one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. The parties expected that Morere's criminal history score would be category H, and the State agreed to recommend the mitigated presumptive sentence. The presentence investigation report disclosed Morere's criminal history score as D, rather than H. Morere filed a departure motion requesting ... More...   $0 (06-24-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Teon Shamal La'Shane Douglas Middle District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro, NC - Lee County Project Safe Neighborhood Program Yields Guilty Plea, Sentencing, Of Repeat Offenders For Federal Firearms Violations

One Lee County man pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm with an altered or obliterated serial number, and another Lee County man was sentenced for possession of ammunition by a convicted felo... More...
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United States of America v. Lewis Alexander Hines Eastern District of North Carolina - Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, NC - Wilmington Man Sentenced to More Than 10 Years for Drug Distribution Charge

United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced LEWIS ALEXANDER HINES, 26, of Wilmington to 120 months of imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release.

HINES was named in a five-count Superseding Indictment filed on July 25, 2017. On October 5, 2017 HINES pled gui... More...
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In re: KBR, INC., Burn Pit Litigation. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Greenbelt, Maryland

The Constitution entrusts the President and Congress, not the courts, with the power to resolve political questions. See Japan Whaling Ass’n v. Am. Cetacean Soc’y, 478 U.S. 221, 230 (1986); Taylor v. Kellogg, Brown & Root Servs., Inc., 658 F.3d 402, 408–409 (4th Cir. 2011). The issue before us is whether a suit brought by United States military personnel, civilian contractors, and surviving family... More...   $0 (06-24-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Lee Boyd Malvo v. Randall Mathena, Chief Warden, Red Onion State Prison Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

In Virginia in 2004, a defendant convicted of capital murder, who was at least 16 years old at the time of his crime, would be punished by either death or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, unless the judge suspended his sentence. After a Virginia jury convicted Lee Boyd Malvo of two counts of capital murder based on homicides that he committed in 2002 when he was 17 years old, i... More...   $0 (06-24-2018 - VA)


Malik Yates pled guilty to aggravated burglary, interference with law enforcement, and battery. The district court denied his motion to withdraw his pleas, and this appeal followed.

On October 13, 2016, Yates moved pro se to have his counsel, Chris Sagan and Ann Wollery, replaced because of various complaints about their performance. Four days later Sagan and Wollery, who were not yet... More...
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John B. Koop appeals his conviction and sentence for attempted second-degree murder. The parties are well acquainted with the events that led to this conviction so we need not recount them here. We move directly to Koop's three claims of error: (1) this charge should have been dismissed because the State violated his right to a speedy trial; (2) he should get a new trial because the district co... More...   $0 (06-23-2018 - KS)


On December 24, 2014, Kiowa County Deputy Sheriff Danny McDorman was observing traffic on U.S. Highway 54, between Greensburg and Haviland, Kansas. Although U.S. Highway 54 is mostly a two-lane highway between Greensburg and Haviland, McDorman's patrol car was located about one-fourth of a mile before the end of a four-lane limited stretch of highway.

A little bit after noon, Deputy M... More...
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Topeka Police Officers Brandon Austin and Scott Sinsel were surveilling a home because of complaints of drug activity. Austin was also acting as a field training officer for Sinsel. The officers saw a vehicle approach the house and leave shortly thereafter. Austin decided to follow the vehicle.

After following the vehicle, Austin observed the vehicle fail to signal a lane change. Austin... More...
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United States of America v. Kelly Robinett, Kingsley Nwanguma and Joy Ogwuegbu Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Texas Physician and Two Texas Nurses Convicted for Roles in Home Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found one physician and two nurses guilty today of health care fraud, and one physician and one nurse guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, all for their roles in a home health fraud scheme.

Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justi... More...
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State of New Jersey v. Cumberland County Courthouse, Mays Landing, New Jersey

Mays Landing, NJ - Jury Convicts Two Of Shooting Police Officer

The State of New Jersey charged Demetris Cross, age 30, and Martel Chisolm, age 31, with attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery, obstruction, resisting arrest and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and robbery.

Officers Josh Vadell and Thomas McCabe responded on September 2016 to a report of a robbery. ... More...
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Henry "Hank" Hunt v. OM Lodging, LLC d/b/a Baymont Inn & Suites Harrison County Courthouse - Marshall, Texas

Marshall, TX - Jury Awards $41.55 Million in Wrongful Death Case

Henry "Hank" Dunn, joint conservator for the Dunn children, sued OM Lodging, LLC d/b/a Baymont Inn & Suites on a wrongful death negligence theory claiming that Ms. Hunt died as a result of the failure on the part of Defendant's employees to act with due care after she was attacked by her husband in December 2013 in respondin... More...
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Rain O. Daugherty v. City and County of San Francisco

Under the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBRA) (Gov.
Code, § 3300 et seq.),1
no punitive action may be taken against a public safety officer for
any alleged act, omission, or other misconduct unless the investigation is completed
within one year of “the public agency’s discovery by a person authorized to initiate an
investigation of the allegation of an ... More...
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The evidence relevant to the two counts of endangering a child, stated in the light most favorable to the State, follows. In November 2015, Angela Salazar was at her home with her son, J.T., age six; and her daughter, A.P., age 13. Her son Lorenzo, age 21, and his friend, the victim here, dropped off some cigarettes for Salazar and then went outside. J.T. was eating at the dining room table and A.... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - KS)


In April 2014, the State charged Crenshaw with five counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14; one count of attempted aggravated criminal sodomy with a child under the age of 14; and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy with a child under the age of 14. In June 2016, a jury trial was held in the case. The evidence presented was lengthy and will be set out in consi... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - KS)


On January 31, 2015, Ryan Platt's vehicle was parked at an event that his business, RP Entertainment, was hosting. Platt alleged that, on that evening, someone smashed one of the windows of his vehicle and took approximately $5,000 in cash from within.

Almost three weeks later, Platt reported another crime. He claimed that, on February 20, 2015, someone cut open the screen door to his ... More...
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At trial, the witnesses presented varying and sometimes conflicting versions of the context that led to this prosecution. We have pared down the factual background to what we deem important for resolution of the issues.

Around 2007, Barlett and Chad Ford formed a rap group called Wicked Wayz. Unable to agree on finances, Barlett and Ford ended their venture in 2010 or 2011. Barlett cont... More...
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George was convicted by a jury of kidnapping, rape, aggravated robbery, and aggravated intimidation of a witness or victim. The basic facts as established in the direct appeal of his convictions include:

"R.L., a clerk at a Lansing convenience store, testified that on December 21, 2004, George entered the store, told R.L. he 'wanted the money,' and showed her a gun. R.L. handed George c... More...
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State of Nebraska v. Anthony L. Wells

The charges against Wells arose from the shooting death of Joshua Hartwig. A group of residents had gathered outside Hartwig’s apartment building after hearing a disturbance. Hartwig joined the group after the disturbance appeared to have ended, but several minutes later a man walked up and fired shots at the group. Hartwig was struck by a bullet and - 299 - Nebraska Supreme Court Advanc e Sheets ... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - NE)


Espino worked as a tax preparer for a real estate broker in Spring Valley, California. One borrower, Sean Desmond, served as a police officer at the Chula Vista Police Department. In 2006 he attempted to buy a $1.6 million home. As a police officer, his salary was $90,000 at the time. To assist him with qualifying for this loan, he worked with a broker named Jesse Rodriguez to prepare the loan ... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - CA)

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