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STATE OF KANSAS V. JOHNATHAN L. RIFFE

On October 30, 2010, Riffe went to a bar called Grand Slam that was attached to a Ramada hotel. There, he met C.H. Events from that night led to Riffe's conviction of aggravated sexual battery. C.H. and Riffe have different accounts of what occurred. We include both of their accounts and a description of the events that took place after the police became involved.

C.H.'s description More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DANIEL BARLETT

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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STATE OF KANSAS v. GREGORY MARK GEORGE, JR.

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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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JUAN H. RAMOS

Ramos’s status as a career offender is dictated by his criminal record, which includes several prior felony convictions. First, in July 1998, Ramos “threw a brick at the nose of a 10-year-old child,” who then required medical treatment at a local hospital.1 As a result, Ramos pled guilty to aggravated assault in the Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court.2 Second, in October 1999, Ramos was app... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

Joseph Kantrell Norris v. State of Tennessee

On December 23, 2011, the homes of Sharon Perkins and Tory Dunlap were burglarized and robbed by four armed men. State v. Joseph Kantrell Norris, No. M201400857-CCA-R3-CD, 2015 WL 3486968, *1-2 (Tenn. Crim. App. Dec. 16, 2014), no perm. app. filed. Two weeks prior to the offenses, the Petitioner inquired as to where Dunlap lived. He had heard Dunlap had cash and wanted to rob him. On the day of... More...   $0 (06-20-2018 - TN)

ROBERT KEITH WOODALL V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Woodall pleaded guilty to murder;rape;and kidnapping and ajucy
recommended a sentence.of death, which the trial court adopted. Extensive
collateral-attack litigation followed:· Eventually, Woodall filed a Kentucky Rules . : .
of Civil Procedure ("CR") 60.02 and 60.03 motion, alleging that he is . . intellectually disabled and that the imposition of the death·perialty upon him. i~ More...
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COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. KYLE D. THOMPSON

During the fall of 2010, Thompson (who was at that time twenty-years~
old) became enamored with Mindy,3 a student at North Hardin High School. ., On October· 17, 2010, Mindy, who was concerned about Thompson's recent
·behavior towards her, con~cted the police to inform th~m about information
displayed on his Facebook page. Thompson's Facebook page did not list his
real name, bu... More...
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State of Ohio v. Kareem M. Jackson

In 1998, Jackson was sentenced to death for the aggravated murders of Terrence Walker and Antonio Hunter. Jackson also received sentences of incarceration for convictions on multiple counts of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and felonious assault. His convictions were affirmed on direct appeal. State v. Jackson, 92 Ohio St.3d 436 (2001). Jackson subsequently, and unsuccessfully, pursued relief thr... More...   $0 (06-20-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. LEON ROSS, III

The facts in this case were recited at the sentencing hearing by the assistant county
prosecutor. He stated,
They were — the victim and the defendant were friends. They knew each other prior to this robbery. This wasn’t a stranger robbery. The victim sought out the defendant to purchase some marijuana and he was car jacked. Similar facts to his other case that he had already — that h... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DEVONTAE WARE

On February 8, 2017, Ware and Nathaniel Hill were charged by a Cuyahoga County
Grand Jury in a five-count indictment arising out of a robbery of a Huntington Bank branch in
Brooklyn, Ohio. On November 28, 2016, Ware and Hill used a gun to rob a bank teller stealing
approximately $3,000 in cash. They were each charged with two counts of aggravated robbery,
two counts of kidna... More...
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Wilbert T. Sturgis v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

The following facts and procedural history of Sturgis’s case are taken from the
unpublished memorandum decision of his direct appeal:
On the morning of September 20, 2004, teenager Barbara Day was dismissed early from Michigan City High School because of an earlier altercation she had with another teenager known only by his nickname, “Spider.” Tr. p. 324. Day went to her home in Michigan... More...
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United States of America v. Hans Vincent Edling District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Hans Edling pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession
of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). Under the
United States Sentencing Guidelines, the base offense level
for that offense varies depending on whether the defendant
has one or more prior felony convictions for a “crime of
violence.” U.S.S.G. § 2K2.1(a). The district court
determined that Edling had t... More...
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NEIL W. EVARTS v. STATE OF KANSAS

Neil W. Evarts appeals the summary dismissal of his motion pursuant to K.S.A. 60-1507 alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. Although Evarts had cases in Harvey and McPherson Counties at the same time, this is an appeal of only the Harvey County case, which was affected by the McPherson County case for sentencing purposes.

An investigation into a March 6, 1995 kidnapping and rape... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ZACHARY J. ORTIZ

The facts are undisputed. Around midnight on June 22, 2014, a Lawrence resident called 911 to report the sound of gunshots. Officer Skyler Richardson responded to the call and the caller pointed Richardson to a house on the corner of the street. A man outside the house—Ortiz' father—told Richardson that his son was drunk inside the house. Richardson asked Ortiz' father if he could see his son to m... More...   $0 (06-13-2018 - KS)

AUGUSTUS ROSE vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Appellant was charged with burglary of a dwelling with assault or battery while armed, kidnapping with a weapon or firearm, abuse of a disabled adult, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His defense counsel filed a motion to examine Appellant “on the issue of competence to proceed,” with an assertion that the motion was made “in good faith and on reasonable ground to believe that [A... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)

State of Tennessee v. Brian C. Frelix

This case arises from an October 12, 2013, home invasion in Williamson County, Tennessee. The Defendant and a co-defendant entered a residence where the victims, a husband, wife, and two minor sons were present. The Defendant held the victims at gunpoint while the co-defendant searched the housefor valuables. AWilliamson County grand jury returned a fourteen-count indictment against the Defenda... More...   $0 (06-10-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO vs. GREGORY BAXTER

On February 9, 2016, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Baxter on five counts,
including two counts of murder, one count of felonious assault, one count of voluntary
manslaughter, and one count of grand theft. Baxter pleaded not guilty to all counts. On March
15, 2017, pursuant to a plea agreement, the state amended the murder count charged in Count 1
to kidnappin... More...
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THE STATE OF OHIO v. JACKSON

On August 5, 2015, C.H., who at the time was 14 years of age, went to the home of N.J. and joined her sister, S.H., and her sister’s friend, Demetrius Jackson, who also were there. C.H. went to sleep in an upstairs bedroom, and when Jackson woke her up and tried to lay down with her, she pushed him out of the bed and he left the room. However, he later returned and offered C.H. $200 a week if sh... More...   $0 (06-09-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Hans Vincent Edling District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Hans Edling pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession
of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). Under the
United States Sentencing Guidelines, the base offense level
for that offense varies depending on whether the defendant
has one or more prior felony convictions for a “crime of
violence.” U.S.S.G. § 2K2.1(a). The district court
determined that Edling had t... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. AARON ORLANDO RICHARDS -AKA- AARON RICHARDS

On March 29, 2010, in the late evening, Defendant, Aaron Orlando
Richards, and co-defendant, Marcus Feast, followed Timothy Falgout to a home
where he was delivering a pizza. Defendant stabbed the victim five times during
the course of a robbery. The victim died as a result of the stab wounds.
On October 27, 2010, Defendant was indicted for the first degree murder of
T... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. KRISTOPHER WILLIAMS

Zaqoiya Smith was working alone at a Subway restaurant on November 27, 2015. Around 9 p.m., two men entered the restaurant with the hoods of their sweatshirts over their heads. While Smith prepared the order for one of them, the other man busied himself around the store, at one point fumbling through a stack of job applications. Moments later, the men came behind the counter, one of them with a gu... More...   $0 (06-06-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JESSE ORIN RICK

Rick was driving northbound on 8th Street in Salina before turning eastbound onto Harsh Street at a high rate of speed. At the same time, Officers Jeremy Watkins and Andrew Meek—who were wearing their police uniforms and were engaged in their official duties—were crossing Harsh Street, approximately 75 feet away. Officers Watkins and Meek motioned and yelled for Rick's vehicle to stop or slow down... More...   $0 (06-05-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Juan Castillo Southern District of New York - New York, New York

The government appeals from an October 6, 2016 judgment of
the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
(Gregory H. Woods, Judge) convicting defendant‐appellee Juan
Castillo, following his plea of guilty, of being a felon in possession of
a firearm and ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and
sentencing him principally to 19 months’... More...
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United States of America v. Dominic Williams Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Defendant Dominic Williams (“Williams”) appeals his sentence from convictions for attempted bank robbery by force or violence, 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a), (d), (e) (Count 1); discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (Count 2); and being a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (Count 3). Williams pleaded guilty to all three counts. The district court sentenced... More...   $0 (06-04-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO v. HEATHER KOON

In December 2013, the Lorain County Grand Jury indicted Koon on a litany of
criminal offenses and attendant specifications. The charges stemmed from Koon’s alleged role
in a horrific scheme involving her boyfriend where she sexually abused multiple children at the
day care center where she worked. Koon eventually pleaded guilty to 17 felony charges,
including four counts of r... More...
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