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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 felony.3 In an op... More...   $0 (06-18-2018 - IN)

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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On November 30, 2015, Roberts was charged in connection with the shooting
death of Roberts’s brother, Michael Roberts. Roberts filed a motion in limine seeking to
prevent the admission into evidence pictures of the victim found on the victim’s cell
phone, among other items. At the jury trial, the motion in limine was denied, and
Detective Donald Eversole testified regarding the... More...
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On January 27, 2014, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant, Christian Hernandez, with armed robbery with a
firearm, in violation of La. R.S. 14:64 and La. R.S. 14:64.3 (count one) and
attempted second degree murder, in violation of La. R.S. 14:30.1 and La. R.S. 14:27
(count two). Defendant was arraigned on January 30, 2014, and p... More...
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Kimberly Flanagan v. Office of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Kimberly Flanagan says that two coworkers
threatened her life because she previously had sued their
shared employer—the Cook County Adult Probation Department—
for discrimination and retaliation. She brought the
present action against the Department, asserting retaliation
under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a), based on the hostile
2 No. 16-1927
work environment engend... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Terrance Calloway and Dana Lemar Morelaw Internet Marketing Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

Houma, LA - The State of Louisiana charged Terrance Calloway with second degree murder and his wife Dana Lemar with mansalughter for robbing and killing Cordaryle Robert in 2016.

The State claimed that the defendants shot Robert in the fact and left his body in a roadside drainage ditch.... More...
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The People v. Andrew Urdiales Morelaw Internet Marketing Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

Santa Ana, CA - The People of the State of California charged Andrew Urdiales, age 54, with five counts of capital murder for murdering five women in Southern California between 1986 and 1995.

The State claimed that Urdiales, while serving in the Marines killed four women while in the militarty and a fifth while vacationing in Palm Springs in 1995. It claimed attacked 23-year-old Robbin ... More...
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Joe Earl Smith v. The State of Texas

In January 2017, the State indicted Smith for the offense of murder, alleging that he shot
and killed his uncle, Jack Smith.1 Two days after the incident occurred, and following a multi
state search for Smith, he admitted that he had shot Jack multiple times with a shotgun.2 At trial,
various witnesses testified to the events leading up to the shooting, and for the most part, the <... More...
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Richard Luis Amezquita v. The State of Texas

At approximately 4:45 p.m. on November 7, 2015, Amezquita called 9-1-1 to report he had
been assaulted. Amezquita told the 9-1-1 operator a man, later identified as O’Toole, assaulted
him and threw rocks at him and his vehicle. Amezquita related to the 9-1-1 operator that after he
approached O’Toole’s home and rang the doorbell, O’Toole “got belligerent” and yelled and
cursed... More...
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Arthur Whitley v. The State of Texas

Arthur Whitley and the murder victim, Michael, were cousins. On the night of Michael’s
murder, Whitley was living in a halfway house following his release from federal prison. The
evidence at trial established Whitley snuck out of the halfway house and was driven to an abandoned house where Michael and others were sitting outside.1 Whitley walked up to Michael
and shot him severa... 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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Wilberto Arrellano v. The State of Texas

Complainant Eduviel Zarco-Ramirez went out with friends, including his
roommate Rafael Pineda, his brother-in-law Juan Estrada Gonzalez, and Juan’s
brother Apolonio. Arriving at a seafood restaurant at approximately 1:00 A.M.,
they ordered food and beer. Another group of men and women was seated at a
nearby table. Zarco-Ramirez sang karaoke as his friends sang along from their ... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Sanchez, a/k/a Danny Myrick Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

Daniel Sanchez was placed on supervision after serving a fifteen-year prison sentence for a federal firearm conviction pursuant to the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. § 924(e). Within three months, he had violated the terms of his supervised release by, among other things, threatening to kill his 14-year-old daughter and her mother. At his revocation hearing, Sanchez sought to contest ... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - VA)

United States of America v. Ricky Fackrell and Christopher Cramer Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Beaumont, TX - White Supremacists Sentenced to Death for Murdering Fellow Inmate at Texas Prison

Two federal inmates convicted of killing another inmate at a Beaumont Prison in the Eastern District of Texas were sentenced to death on June 13, 2018.

Ricky Fackrell, 34, of Vernal, Utah, and Christopher Cramer, 36, of Ogden, Utah, were indicted by a federal grand jury on March 3, 20... More...
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United States of America v. Raman Handa District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this case, we affirm dismissal
of the added charge in a superseding indictment on Sixth Amendment
speedy trial grounds. On the facts of this case, we hold that the
constitutional speedy trial clock starts to run from the date of
the original indictment, rejecting the government's assertion that
it runs from the date of the charge first brought in the
superseding indictme... 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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The Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office indicted the Defendant on charges of first-degree murder with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The date of his arraignment was August 18, 2017, which is critical to the resolution of this petition because both section 982.04(1)(b), Florida Statutes (2017), and Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.181, allow the State forty-five days fr... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)


Appellant challenges his convictions for sexual battery and burglary with an assault. He contends that the court erred in multiple rulings. We affirm as to all issues, but address only two. First, the court admitted a 911 call from the victim as an excited utterance. Appellant contends that the time between the incident and the call was sufficient to allow time for reflection, so that the cour... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)


Appellant Alden Benjamin White appeals his conviction and sentence to life in prison with twenty-five years as a minimum mandatory, after a jury found him guilty of a second degree murder with a firearm that he committed when he was 17 years old. Appellant raises two issues on appeal: (1) his sentence is illegal because it does not provide for a subsequent judicial review as required for juvenile... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)


On February 6, 2001, Gus Boulis, a successful businessman, left his office in Broward County around 9 p.m. As he was heading south on Miami Road, a car stopped in front of him. Boulis stopped his vehicle, and another car pulled in behind Boulis so that he was boxed in. An innocent bystander was in a third car that stopped behind the first two cars. A red Jetta pulled up behind the bystander’s ... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)


We deny the state’s motion for rehearing, withdraw our previously issued opinion, and substitute the following in its place. Appellant appeals her conviction for second-degree murder. We reverse the conviction for all the reasons stated in Pacchiana v. State, 240 So. 3d 803 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018). ... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)

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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Antonio Devon Williams vs State of Florida

The testimony and evidence presented by the State revealed that Appellant and Javier Chandler had been childhood friends and, on the day of the offense, were still neighbors. Chandler, who was twenty-six years old at the time of the trial, testified that Appellant, a few years’ Chandler’s junior, had been like a little brother to him growing up. As they grew older they grew apart, yet remained on ... More...   $0 (06-10-2018 - FL)

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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State of Tennessee v. Richard Lebron Madden, Sr.

On December 1, 2014, the Rhea County grand jury indicted the Defendant with one count of possession of 0.5 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-17-417, -434. Prior to trial, the Defendant filed a motion to suppress evidence obtained during the traffic stop, and a hearing was held on February 5, 2016. I. SuppressionHearing Rhea County Sherif... More...   $0 (06-10-2018 - TN)

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