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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)

Shundale Taylor v. The State of Texas

On March 29, 2016, Antoine Hodge was shot once in the chest outside an apartment complex at 5880 Bernal in Dallas, Texas. Antoine, with his brother Chevis,2 was at the complex to witness a fight between two women, Dajee Dillard3 and Jelicia Linwood.4 Antoine subsequently died of his wound. The ballistics expert testified the bullet that killed Antoine was fired from appellant’s gun. The fight... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Jennifer Zapalac v. The State of Texas

The underlying facts and procedural posture are not disputed. In September 2015,
Zapalac drove off the roadway and collided with a tree, resulting in the death of her seven-year-old
daughter Victoria. In connection with that incident, Zapalac pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a
second-degree felony, see id., and the district court sentenced her to ten years’ deferred adjudication,
... More...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SALVADOR VENEGAS JR.

Salvador Venegas Jr. appeals the district court's order that he register as a violent offender, arguing the requirements in the Kansas Offender Registration Act, K.S.A. 22-4901 et seq., violate Apprendi v. New Jersey, 530 U.S. 466, 120 S. Ct. 2348, 147 L. Ed. 2d 435 (2000). In his view, the fact that he used a deadly weapon should have been found by a jury, not a judge. We are duty bound to foll... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Ethan Barlow District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Phoenix, AZ - Kayenta Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prison for Involuntary Manslaughter Related to Drunk Driving

On Aug. 8, 2018, Ethan Barlow, 27, of Kayenta, Ariz., and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 46 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. Barlow had previously pleaded guilty to one count of invol... More...
   $0 (08-09-2018 - AZ)

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

6 RODRIGUEZ V. SWARTZ

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...
   $0 (08-09-2018 - AZ)

RONALD HIGHT JR. v. STATE OF FLORIDA

In 2012, appellant was charged with second-degree murder. Appellant filed a motion to dismiss under section 776.032 of the Stand Your Ground law and a pre-trial immunity hearing took place in 2014. After the denial of his motion, appellant went to trial and was convicted of a lesser included offense, manslaughter, in 2016. Appellant appealed his conviction. During the pendency of his appeal, t... More...   $0 (08-08-2018 - FL)

Mark A. Emerson v. State of Indiana

In June 2015, Emerson and his then-wife Lara had separated but not yet
divorced. The two had one child together, and Lara had two other children
from a previous relationship. After the split, Lara and her children remained in
the marital home in Anderson, while Emerson stayed with a friend in
Indianapolis. At this time, Lara was in a romantic relationship with Cody Gay
(“G... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - IN)

Anthony Wilson, Jr. v. The State of Texas

During the course of a robbery in Bowie County, Anthony Wilson, Jr., shot and killed
Casey Smith. Wilson was indicted on one count of capital murder and, alternatively, one count of
felony murder. A Bowie County jury found Wilson guilty of capital murder, and Wilson was
sentenced to life in prison. On appeal, Wilson alleges that a flaw in the jury charge caused him
egregious... More...
   $0 (08-06-2018 - TX)

Shundale Taylor v. The State of Texas

On March 29, 2016, Antoine Hodge was shot once in the chest outside an apartment
complex at 5880 Bernal in Dallas, Texas. Antoine, with his brother Chevis,2 was at the complex
to witness a fight between two women, Dajee Dillard3 and Jelicia Linwood.4 Antoine subsequently
died of his wound. The ballistics expert testified the bullet that killed Antoine was fired from
appellant’s... More...
   $0 (08-06-2018 - TX)

Daniel Jeremy Torres v. The State of Texas

On December 20, 2015, Torres, Juan, and David, all brothers, were living at 514 Porter,
San Antonio, Texas. By all accounts, Juan was subleasing and was responsible for the rent. At
some point during the evening, David and Torres decided they needed to make some “fast money”
to help Juan with the rent. When Juan and Torres refused to allow David to sell his laptop, David
dec... More...
   $0 (08-06-2018 - TX)

STATE OF OHIO v. JERRY V. RAMEY, JR.

This case arises from the March 21, 2016, death of Earl Davis, Jr. Davis
was in his home located on Strand Avenue in Dayton when he was strangled to death by
Ramey. Ramey was indicted on one count of murder (proximate cause aggravated
burglary) in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), one count of murder (proximate cause felonious
assault) in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), one count o... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - OH)

Steven Scott Apilado v. The State of Texas

On the evening of November 28, 2015, Appellant’s 79-year old father, Vincent Apilado
was shot in his home and died from a gunshot wound to the head. On the evening of Victor’s
death, his wife, Elsa, was watching television in her bedroom while Victor and Appellant watched
television in the living room. After Vincent decided to go to sleep, Appellant informed his
mother, and s... More...
   $0 (08-03-2018 - TX)

Luis Castruita v. The State of Texas

This case arises from an early morning shooting that took the life of Efren Gonzalez. On
March 22, 2014, Efren and two of his friends, Matthew Scarbrough and Ernesto Sapien, were at a
bar celebrating another friend’s birthday. They left the bar when it closed, and proceeded to walk
home. As they crossed a street, they saw an on-coming silver mini-van. By Matthew’s account,
... More...
   $0 (08-03-2018 - TX)

DANIEL L. CALHOUN v. STATE OF KANSAS

Daniel L. Calhoun appeals the trial court's denial of his K.S.A. 601507 motion following a preliminary hearing. On appeal, Calhoun argues that the trial court's judgment denying his K.S.A. 60-1507 motion was erroneous. Calhoun contends that he was entitled to a new trial on his nine felony convictions based on trial errors, ineffective assistance of trial counsel, and ineffective assistance of app... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - )

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. DAVID LEONARD RANDLE, JR.,

On October 24, 2015, a group of young adults attended a party at a Sioux Falls condominium leased by Mason Mitzel. There was evidence that the partygoers were drinking and using marijuana and other illegal substances. [¶3.] At some point during the evening, an AK-47 owned by Mitzel was brought out amongst the partygoers. There was testimony that different individuals handled the AK-47. Several... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - SD)

COMMONWEALTH vs. STEVEN M. WEBSTER

In the afternoon of July 11, 2012, Andrew Stanley was shot and killed at his home during an armed robbery and home invasion involving the defendant and three coventurers. The defendant, Steven M. Webster, was convicted of murder in the 2 first degree on a theory of felony-murder, home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling, armed robbery,1 and carrying a firearm without a license.2 The defen... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - MARQUIS D. HUNTER

Appellant was indicted in April 2017 on one count of murder with two firearm
specifications (using a firearm and discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle) and a repeat
violent offender specification, and one count of having weapons while under disability. The
charges stemmed from allegations that on March 23, 2017, while sitting in a motor vehicle,
appellant killed Jaylen Ki... More...
   $0 (08-01-2018 - OH)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Ryan Burke Centre County Courthouse - Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Bellefonte, PA - The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged Ryan Burk with involuntary manslaughter. The Commonwealth claimed that Burke was an active participant in the bid acceptance night at his fraternity, which included providing alcohol to Tim Piazza, who died from alcohol poisoning and from suffering a series of falls that left him with a fractured skull and severe abdominal injuries.
... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - PA)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MALIK M. NORMAN

Norman and three codefendants were indicted for aggravated murder, murder,
felonious assault, and weapons charges all with multiple firearm specifications stemming from a
drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of a five-year-old child who was playing outside with
other children in an apartment courtyard. Norman and three other codefendants, Marlon
Hackett, Jr. (hereafte... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - OH)

Michael Boyd Crowley v. The State of Texas

Appellant brings two issues on appeal. Appellant first argues that the trial court erred when it allowed Dr. Jason Dunham, a forensic psychologist, to testify regarding statements Appellant made during a sanity examination because use of the testimony during trial violated both the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and Appellant’s Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. Appellant ne... More...   $0 (07-30-2018 - TX)

Aaron Craig Hinman v. The State of Texas

On August 15, 2015, Appellant was arrested after he drove his truck into a family home,
killing a four-year-old child, and injuring another child. On September 2, 2015, attorney Frank
Lacy was appointed to represent Appellant. Appellant was indicted on October 21, 2015, with
five felony counts. Appellant posted bond on October 30, 2015 and was free on bond until his
convicti... More...
   $0 (07-30-2018 - TX)

Robert Jeffery Liller v. The State of Texas

At approximately 12:05 a.m. on May 18, 2014, law enforcement in Andrews, Texas
received a 911 call reporting a possible hit-and-run. Upon arriving at the reported scene, one of
the responding deputies, Captain Rusty Stewart, saw the body of a man later identified as Rivera
lying on the highway. Rivera was deceased, and his body appeared to have been crushed by a
motor vehicle... More...
   $0 (07-30-2018 - TX)

Melinda Lynn Muniz v. The State of Texas

Grace was nearly three years old when she was found unconscious and unresponsive, with
duct tape over her mouth, in a locked apartment where appellant was the only one present.
Although appellant staged an attack by an unknown intruder and initially claimed that she had
been sexually assaulted, she later recounted her story and claimed that Grace put the duct tape on
herself an... More...
   $0 (07-30-2018 - TX)

Andrea Lane Whitney v. The State of Texas

Ronald Bryan Baker was struck by Whitney’s car and died as a result of his injuries. Nayef
Sheam testified that he was driving home around midnight and saw a man’s body laying partially
on the grass and partially in the access road to Highway 75 in Allen, Texas. He stopped, parked
his car, approached the body, and immediately called 911. The man was breathing very heavily,
and ... More...
   $0 (07-29-2018 - TX)

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