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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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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)


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)

Carlos G. Bertonatti vs. The State of Florida

At approximately 8:00 a.m., Bertonatti veered his vehicle into the bicycle
lane on Bearcut Bridge; struck and killed a bicyclist, Christophe Lecanne; failed to
stop or attempt to render aid to Mr. Lecanne; and subsequently fled from the police
when they pursued and tried to stop him with lights and sirens activated. The
evidence revealed that the impact to the bicycle and to ... More...
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The Children Services Division of the Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services placed S.T. and his brother T.W. with Weaver and his wife for foster care on September 24, 2015. 1 Tr. of Proceedings 404:21-406:13. S.T. was approximately two years old at the time, and his brother was approximately three. Id. at 395:21-396:8. ... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)


On March 8 and 9, 2016, Glenn went to several bars with a friend, Kendall Mabry; they arrived at the K-9 Club after 1:30 a.m. on March 9. Around 2:00 a.m., the victim, “Michael,”1 who was known to Glenn, also arrived at the K-9 Club. Almost immediately, Glenn and Michael got into a physical altercation, and Glenn was thrown out of the bar by K-9 Club security personnel. Glenn went back t... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

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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Marcus T. Threatt, Jr. v. State of Indiana

In December 2015, Threatt arranged that he and Keontez Malone would
purchase marijuana from Threatt’s friend Charlie Fischbach. Threatt and
Malone planned to take the marijuana without paying for it. When the three
men met for the transaction, Fischbach resisted and Malone shot him.
Fischbach died.
[3] Threatt was charged with murder2 and dealing in marijuana, a Level 6... More...
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Brian Fazio v. The State of Texas

Fazio and the complainant Amber Lentz were in a long-term relationship. Fazio referred
to Lentz as his wife. At the time of Lentz’s death, Fazio and Lentz were homeless and living in a
drainage tunnel. Fazio was observed pushing Lentz’s unresponsive body in a shopping cart across
the parking lot of a business located in a strip center immediately adjacent to the drainage tunnel. ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LUIS D. RIVERA-HERNÁNDEZ United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Luis Rivera-Hernández ("Rivera")
was charged with transporting child pornography, 18 U.S.C.
§ 2252A(a)(1), and possession of such pornography, 18 U.S.C.
§ 2252A(a)(5)(B). Based on a Rule 11(c) agreement with the
prosecutor, Fed. R. Crim. P. 11(c)(1)(A)-(B), Rivera pled guilty
to the first count while the prosecutor abandoned the second. The
agreement contained a to... More...
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Ruben McCloud vs State of Florida

On October 14, 2008, McCloud was charged in Leon County with engaging in an organized scheme to defraud. He pleaded no contest on January 15, 2009, and was sentenced to 210 days in jail followed by 12 months of community control and 2 years of probation.

On April 6, 2010, and while still on probation, McCloud was arrested and charged in Duval County with two counts of attempted murde... More...
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James Alfred Jacobsen vs State of Florida

James Alfred Jacobson appeals his conviction for seconddegree murder, arguing that the trial court should have granted his motion for judgment of acquittal. Jacobson contends that the State failed to prove that he acted with ill will, hatred, spite, or evil intent and that the shooting of the victim was an accident. We affirm.
The murder victim, Bryan Edwards, lived across the street fro... More...
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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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Defendant-appellant, Cedric Glaze (“Glaze”), appeals his conviction and sentence
for involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault. Finding no merit to the appeal, we affirm.
{¶2} In 2015, Glaze was charged with aggravated murder and two counts of felonious
assault; the charges were accompanied by one- and three-year firearm specifications. The
indictment stemmed fr... 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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tate of Minnesota vs. Gonzalo Galvan

At 5:11 p.m., on September 25, 2015, Galvan called 911 and told the dispatcher that
he had “shot [his] family.” Galvan said that he was “giving up” and that his son was alive.
Galvan told the dispatcher that he was not armed and that the gun would “be in the trash
container.” Galvan also said that Tallman had threatened to take away his son. He hung
up the phone after telli... More...
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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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On March 16, 2012, around 10:30 a.m., Appellant fatally stabbed Tia Bloomer inside the Metro Transit bus station in downtown Oklahoma City. Tia recently broke off her relationship with Appellant due in part to his inability to support their infant child. Appellant was terminally unemployed and drew as income a meager $628.00 a month in Social Security disability benefits. The couple too had a sto... More...   $0 (06-01-2018 - OK)

Isaiah Glenn Tryon v. State of Oklahoma Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

¶1 Appellant, Isaiah Glenndell Tryon, was tried by jury in the District Court of Oklahoma County, Case No. CF-2012-1692, and convicted of Murder in the First Degree in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 701.7(A). In a separate capital sentencing phase, Appellant's jury found the existence of four statutory aggravating circumstances1 and sentenced Appellant to death. The Honorable Cindy H. Truong, Distric... More...   $0 (05-31-2018 - OK)

Jesse Perkins v. The State of Texas

In cause no. F15-15017-Y, appellant was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon. On December 4, 2015, appellant pled guilty to the aggravated assault offense and,
pursuant to a plea-bargain agreement, was placed on four years’ deferred adjudication community
supervision. In cause no. F16-00815-Y, appellant was indicted for the December 18, 2015 murder
of Dessie H... More...
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John Frederick Mouton v. The State of Texas

Appellant John Frederick Mouton was indicted for murder, see Tex. Penal Code
§ 19.02(b)(1), (2), but a jury convicted him of the lesser included offense of manslaughter, see id.
§ 19.04. The jury assessed his punishment at confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal
Justice for ten years and recommended that the trial judge suspend imposition of the sentence and
place appellan... More...
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Sean Monson v. The State of Texas Texas Court of Appeals, Second District Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

On January 29, 2015, Appellant pled guilty to intoxication manslaughter in
exchange for a ten-year sentence, probated for ten years. The trial court
accepted and followed the bargain, suspending imposition of Appellant’s
sentence of ten years’ confinement and placing him on ten years’ community
supervision. Less than sixteen months later, the State filed a motion to revoke More...
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State of Ohio v. Devantee Osley

On October 20, 2016, the Lucas County Grand Jury indicted appellant on
one count of murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02(A), and, in the alternative, one count of
murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), both with firearm specifications under R.C.
2941.145. The charges were based on an incident wherein appellant agreed to meet and
fight the victim. After the parties arrived, ap... More...
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Norman Wadsworth suffered from schizophrenia for decades and received
no treatment. He had a contentious relationship with the manager at his apartment
complex, Darlene Crook, who he believed was part of a government conspiracy to
kill him. Eventually, Wadsworth was evicted from his apartment. After being
homeless for several months, Wadsworth tried to take a bus to a motel.... More...
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