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United States of America v. Rodney K. Beshears

Marshall, TX - Houston County Man Sentenced for Violating Asbestos Work Practice Standards

A 60-year-old Kennard, Texas man has been sentenced to prison for federal environmental violations, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Rodney K. Beshears pleaded guilty on Feb. 9, 2016, to violating the work practice standards of the Clean Air Act and was sentence... More...
   $0 (05-29-2016 - TX)

LUKE GANNON, BY HIS NEXT FRIENDS AND GUARDIANS, et al., V. STATE OF KANSAS

On February 11, 2016, we affirmed the holding of the three-judge district court panel that found changes made to the State's K-12 funding system through enactment of the Classroom Learning Assuring Student Success Act of 2015 (CLASS) violated the equity component of Article 6, § 6(b) of the Kansas Constitution. Gannon v. State, 303 Kan. 682, 746, 368 P.3d 1024 (2016) (Gannon II). Specifically, we ... More...   $0 (05-29-2016 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ANSON R. BERNHARDT

We review the evidence in the record before us at greater length than we otherwise might because of the nature of the challenges Bernhardt advances on appeal.
On the afternoon of September 29, 2012, Bernhardt picked up his live-in girlfriend Amber Kostner from work. About 7 that evening, the two went to a party, picking up their friend Josie Breeden on the way. Bernhardt left the party about... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. TYRONE WALKER

On June 4, 2011, Janis Sanders' body was discovered in the overgrown grass behind a vacant home near the intersection of Washington and Lincoln streets in Wichita, Kansas. Sanders' body was unclothed and had visible ligature wounds on the neck. Nearby, law enforcement officers found a string later identified as a shoelace and a kitchen knife stuck into the ground. Forensic analysis would later ind... More...   $0 (05-29-2016 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. GREGORY STUART ROSA

On January 27, 2011, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant for a methamphetamine laboratory in Rosa's home in Leavenworth County, Kansas. The house had four long-term residents. Rosa and Maureen Evans were in a relationship at the time and lived together in the upstairs master bedroom where they were found during the raid. Randall Smith lived in a bedroom on the main floor. Smith was ... More...   $0 (05-29-2016 - KS)

Ronald Scott Thompson v. State of North Dakota

In 1991 Thompson was charged with gross sexual imposition and received a court appointed defense lawyer. In 1992 Thompson pled guilty and was sentenced to a ten year prison term with three years suspended. Thompson completed his sentence and the term of probation has expired. In 2012 Thompson applied for post-conviction relief, claiming ineffective assistance of counsel and requesting dismissal of... More...   $0 (05-29-2016 - ND)

State of North Dakota v. Taylor Wilkie

In March 2014, Wilkie was charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia-methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia-marijuana. He pled guilty to the crimes in August 2014 and was placed on supervised probation. Conditions of Wilkie's probation included not violating any laws and refraining from the use and possession of alcoholic beverages. Wilkie signed the appendix to... More...   $0 (05-29-2016 - ND)

State of North Dakota v. Austin Van Zomeren

A Burleigh County sheriff's deputy stopped Van Zomeren for crossing the fog line while driving and arrested him for driving under the influence of alcohol after failing a preliminary breath test. The deputy read Van Zomeren the implied consent advisory and he agreed to take a blood test, which showed a blood alcohol content exceeding .08 percent.

[¶3] Before trial Van Zomeren moved to su... More...
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State of North Dakota v. Dennis Louis Trower

Dennis Louis Trower appeals from a criminal judgment entered after a jury found him guilty of possession of stolen property and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. Trower argues the evidence admitted at trial was insufficient to support his convictions. ... More...   $0 (05-29-2016 - ND)

State of North Dakota v. Geoffrey Timm

Geoffrey Timm appealed a criminal judgment after he conditionally pled guilty to driving under the influence, reserving the right to appeal a district court order denying his motion to suppress evidence of a blood draw. Timm argues the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress because the arresting officer did not have a warrant for a blood draw and the officer's reading of the implie... More...   $0 (05-29-2016 - ND)

State of North Dakota v. Rodney Michael Rogahn

The following information comes from the affidavit of probable cause offered in support of a warrant to search Rogahn's residence. On October 23, 2013, a confidential informant ("CI") working with the Ward County Narcotics Task Force met with and purchased a substance from Trisha Engstrom. The substance was identified as likely being marijuana. Engstrom left this meeting and went to a residence id... More...   $0 (05-29-2016 - ND)

Marvin Clay v. The State of Wyoming

In the late evening of December 19, 2014, a Cheyenne police officer stopped Appellant’s car after it exited the parking lot of the Eagle’s Nest Bar in Cheyenne, Wyoming. From that point on, the facts are disputed in certain respects, and we will first recount the State’s version of the events. The officer testified that he made the stop because the car did not have any license plates displayed. ... More...   $0 (05-29-2016 - )

State of Vermont v. Willy Levitt

Defendant was convicted of simple assault in a jury trial in
December 2014 and placed on probation. He requests that this Court reverse his conviction and
remand for a new trial because the trial court improperly defined reasonable doubt for the jury,
thus lowering the standard of proof. In the alternative, he raises three arguments regarding his
probation conditions: (1) tha... More...
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United States of America v. Jorge Betancourt

Corpus Christi, TX - Robstown Man Sent to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

A 37-year-old Robstown man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of distribution of child pornography. Jorge Betancourt, of Robstown, pleaded guilty March 1, 2016.

Senior U.S. District Judge Hayden Head took into consideration Betancourt’s statement in court that he underst... More...
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State of Vermont v. David G. Buckley

Defendant’s claims of error require a detailed review of the evidence presented at
trial. The incident giving rise to these charges transpired on May 17, 2014, on defendant’s
property in Bennington, Vermont. The property is located across the street from the police
station, and it is bisected by two public roads. Defendant lives on the property with his brother,
Peter Buckle... More...
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State of Vermont v. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al.

This interlocutory appeal calls upon us to decide whether V.S.A. § 462 creates an exemption from the general six-year limitation for the State of Vermont’s claims against a host of defendants for generalized injury to state waters as a whole due to groundwater contamination from gasoline additives. On the basis of the statute of
limitations, the trial court dismissed the State’s claims ins... More...
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THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. JEREMY R. BOST

Appeal from a judgment of the County Court of Columbia County (Nichols, J.), rendered June 17, 2013, upon a verdict convicting defendant of the crimes of burglary in the first degree (four counts), robbery in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (two counts) and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. Defendant, along with two codefendants, was charg... More...   $0 (05-29-2016 - NY)

United States of America v. Juan Diego Lozano-Salgado

Corpus Christi, TX - Illegal Alien from Mexico Sentenced for Leading Alien Smuggling Ring Resulting in Death

A 24-year-old illegal alien from Mexico has been ordered to federal prison for transporting illegal aliens. Juan Diego Lozano-Salgado pleaded guilty March 2, 2016, to transporting undocumented aliens on Dec. 13, 2015.

U.S. Senior District Judge Hayden Head sentenced Lozan... More...
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United States of America v. Rodney Ford

Houston, TX - Final Man Handed Significant Sentence in Robbery Conspiracy

The final member of a crew responsible for more than 30 armed robberies throughout Houston was sentenced to nearly 48 years. Rodney Ford, 19, of Houston, pleaded guilty Nov. 4, 2015, to conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and two counts each of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of ... More...
   $0 (05-27-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Jose Luis Rosales

Del Rio, TX - Two Former Maverick County Officials Sentenced on Federal Bribery Charges

A former Maverick County Precinct 3 Commissioner and Eagle Pass ISD teacher Jose Luis Rosales and former Maverick County Justice of the Peace and businessman Cesar Iracheta were sentenced for their roles in a bribery, kickback and bid-rigging scheme announced United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr.... More...
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United States of America v. Felipe Carmona-Rodriguez

Del Rio, TX - Eagle Pass Businessman Sentenced for Cocaine Distribution

Felipe Carmona-Rodriguez, 51, of Eagle Pass, Texas was sentenced on federal narcotics trafficking charges announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., DEA Special Agent in Charge Joseph Arabit, Houston Division, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

Carmona-Rodri... More...
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State Of Rhode Island v. Jose A. Breton

On May 26, 2010, Ms. Lora and defendant had an argument, during the course of which
defendant struck and pushed Ms. Lora’s daughter, Jani Tolentino. The police were called, but
when they arrived, Ms. Lora told them that she did not know defendant’s real name, only his
alias, “Pappi Valdez,” and that they had been dating for only three months when in fact they had
been dating f... More...
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United States of America v. Sean James Hager

Austin, TX - Businessman Found Guilty in Fraudulent Tax Return Case

Sean James Hager, age 48, was found guilty on three counts of aiding and assisting the preparation of false tax returns. Hager was also found guilty of two counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.

A jury sitting before U. S. District Judge Lee Yeakel found Hager guilty of... More...
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State Of Rhode Island v. Ricardo Florez

The incident giving rise to defendant's conviction occurred on August 1, 2010 at a
McDonald’s restaurant in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The defendant was subsequently charged by
criminal information with engaging in sexual contact with a person fourteen years of age or
under in violation of §§ 11-37-8.3 and 11-37-8.4. A two-day jury trial in Providence County Superior Court took plac... More...
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United States of America v. Haywood Bernard Hall

Dallas, TX - Cedar Hill, Texas, Man Faces up to Five Years in Federal Prison for Making a False Statement in a Bankruptcy Petition Filing

Haywood Bernard Hall, 34, of Cedar Hill, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement under penalty of perjury in a filing in a bankruptcy petition.

Hall, who remained on bond, faced a maximum statutory penalty of five years ... More...
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United States of America v. Kelly Dan Williams, Jr.

Dallas, TX - Former Mansfield Special Needs Instructor Sentenced to 60 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

Kelly Dan Williams, Jr., a former special needs instructor at Mansfield Independent School District’s (ISD) Mary Orr Intermediate School, who admitted sexually exploiting children, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means to serve a total o... More...
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United States of America v. Bilal Abood

Dallas, TX - Iraqi-Born U.S. Citizen Sentenced to 48 Months in Federal Prison for Making False Statements to the FBI

Defendant Admitted Lying About Pledging Allegiance to Self-Proclaimed Leader of ISIL

A Mesquite, Texas man, Bilal Abood, 38, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in October 2015 to a superseding indictment charging one count of ma... More...
   $0 (05-29-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Jade LaRae Obregon

Muskogee, OK - Sallisaw Woman Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Federal Program Funds

Theft Involved Over $5,000 Of Diabetic Test Strips From Sequoyah Memorial Hospital

JADE LaRAE OBREGON, age 38, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, pled guilty to THEFT OF FEDERAL PROGRAM FUNDS, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1341, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, up to $250,000.00 fi... More...
   $0 (05-19-2016 - OK)

United States of America v. Donnie Eugene Drew

Muskogee, OK - Man Sentenced To 37 Months For Firearm Possession

Donnie Eugene Drew, age 26, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment, followed by 36 months of supervised release for FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922 (g)(1).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and t... More...
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United States of America v. Esdgar Avila

Muskogee, OK - Durant Man Sentenced To 72 Months For Possession Of Firearm, Ammunition

Esdgar Avila, age 27, of Durant, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 72 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM AND AMMUNITION, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922 (g)(1) and 924(a)(2).

The charge arose from an investigation... More...
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United States of America v. Mark Alan French

Muskogee, OK - Tahlequah Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession

Mark Alan French, age 48, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, pled guilty to PROHIBITED PERSON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(9) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to $250,000.00 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that from on or about... More...
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United States of America v. Jimmy Don McCoy, Jr., Gregory McIntyre and Jordaon Lee Foreman

Muskogee, OK - Three Individuals Plead Guilty To Firearms Theft, Possession

JIMMY DON McCOY, JR., age 25, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and GREGORY McINTYRE, age 19, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, pled guilty to STEALING FIREARMS FROM A FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSED DEALER, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(m) and 2, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to $250,000.00 ... More...
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United States of America v. Timothy Wilson and John Hernandez

Kansas City, MO - Two Kansas City Area Men Sentenced In $93,000 Drug Deal

Two Kansas City area men who set up a $93,000 drug deal have been sentenced to federal prison.

Timothy Wilson, 51, Kansas City, Mo., and John Hernandez, 38, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Wilson was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison. Hernandez was ... More...
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United States of America v. Marcas McGowan

Kansas City, KS - Atchinson Man Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping, Killing 5-Year-Old Girl

An Atchison man pleaded guilty to federal charges of kidnapping and killing a 5-year-old girl. The charges carry a penalty of life in prison.

Marcas McGowan, 32, Atchison, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping resulting in death, and one count of discharging a firearm during a crime of... More...
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United States of America v. John Randall

Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Man Sentenced for Producing Child Pornography

John Randall, 31, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced to 19 years in prison by United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for the production of child pornography. Randall was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,250 to the two minor victims in the case. Following his release from prison, Randa... More...
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United States of America v. Brian T. Nelsen

Omaha, NE - Omaha Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Child Pornography

Brian T. Nelsen, 29, was sentenced to five years of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Nelsen will begin a five-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

On January 7, 2015, officers executed a federal s... More...
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United States of America v. Stephan Michael Maynard

Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Conspiracy and Possession of Short Shotgun

Stephan Michael Maynard, 26, of Lincoln, was sentenced to eleven years and three months (135 months) in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine in the Lincoln area between January of 2013 and September o... More...
   $0 (05-29-2016 - NE)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. MAXWELL AMPOFO

We derive the following facts from the record. On August
1, 2013, at approximately 10:17 p.m., New Jersey State Trooper
Brian Gambone was patrolling the New Jersey Turnpike when he
observed a vehicle traveling at an excessive speed. He reported
to dispatch that he was stopping a Caucasian female with long
hair, who was driving a dark-colored, four-door Acura, for
sp... More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. RICKY LABEGA a/k/a RICKEY LABEGA, RICKY O. LABEGA, and RICKY LEBEGA

After the denial of his motion to suppress evidence,
defendant Ricky Labega entered a guilty plea to second-degree
possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent
to distribute, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5(a)(1) and (2). Pursuant to the
negotiated plea agreement, on February 20, 2015, he was
sentenced as a third-degree offender to a term of four years
imprisonmen... More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. JAMES MOORE

In June 2009, defendant entered a non-negotiated guilty
plea to one count of first-degree robbery, N.J.S.A. 2C:15
1(a)(2). The charge arose from the January 2006 robbery of a
credit union located in in a building where his sister and co
defendant, Darlene Moore, worked. Defendant held his hand in
the pocket of his sweatshirt in a way that suggested he had a
gun and de... More...
   $0 (05-28-2016 - NJ)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. QUAYSHAWN MACK

We briefly summarize the pertinent facts. On September 23,
2011, at 11:40 p.m., Jersey City Police Department (JCPD)
officers Michael Meade and Mark Hennessey responded to a "shots
fired" call in the area of Rutgers Avenue in the city. Meade and
Hennessey were monitoring the radio in high crime areas as part
of their assignment to the Violent Crimes Unit. Both officers More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. J.M., JR.

The Court granted leave to appeal to consider whether the
State may introduce in defendant’s trial for sexual assault
evidence of a prior sexual assault of which defendant was
acquitted. Defendant, a massage therapist, was charged with
sexually assaulting a customer while giving her a massage.
Prior to defendant’s trial, the State moved to admit evidence
that defend... More...
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STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. RUSSELL PEELER

A jury found the defendant, Russell Peeler,guilty of,amongother things,onecount ofcapitalfelonyinviolationofGeneralStatutes(Rev.to1999) § 53a-54b(8)andonecountofcapitalfelonyinviolation of General Statutes (Rev. to 1999) § 53a-54b (9) in connection with the 1999 shooting deaths of a woman and heryoungson,and,followingacapitalsentencinghearing,thetrialcourt,Devlin,J.,renderedjudgmentimposingtwodeat... More...   $0 (05-28-2016 - FL)

Darrin Lee Carmichael vs State of Florida

This is an appeal pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), of a
judgment and sentence for burglary of an occupied dwelling and grand theft of a
motor vehicle. We affirm Appellant’s convictions without discussion. However, as
the State correctly concedes, the trial court erred in imposing a $300 public defender
lien pursuant to sections 27.562 and 938.29, Florida... More...
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Eldredge A. Henderson vs State of Florida

Appellant, Eldredge A. Henderson, challenges his judgment and two
consecutive mandatory minimum sentences for one count of aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,
arising from a single criminal episode. We affirm the conviction without comment,
but reverse the sentences pursuant to Williams v. State, 186 So. 3d 989 (Fla.... More...
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Michael Mosley vs State of Florida

In this case, the appellant was convicted of one count of failure to report a
change in residency by a sexual offender as required by section 943.0435, Florida
Statutes. In order to convict under this statute, the state is required to prove, among
other things, that the person charged was convicted of certain qualifying sexual
offenses and was released from incarceration for t... More...
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Michael Greene vs. The State of Florida

We affirm the conviction and sentence imposed in case number 3D15-257,
as well as the violation of probation and sentence imposed in case number 3D15
274. Upon our review of the record, we conclude “beyond a reasonable doubt that
the error complained of did not contribute to the verdict or, alternatively stated,
that there is no reasonable possibility that the error contributed... More...
   $0 (05-28-2016 - FL)

United States of America v. Brandon L. Bjorkman

Omaha, NE - Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

Brandon L. Bjorkman, 39, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 41 months in prison for possession of child pornography. After his release from prison, Bjorkman will also serve five years of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender.

On May 25th, 2015, investigators wi... More...
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United States of America v. Timothy Sherwood

Pierre, SD - Pierre Man Sentenced for Conversion of Mortgaged Property

Timothy Sherwood, age 36, was sentenced, a Pierre, South Dakota, man charged with Conversion of Mortgaged Property pled guilty to and was sentenced to five years of unsupervised probation, $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and $65,095.34 in restitution to the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

The conviction stem... More...
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United States of America v. Forrest Devan Yellow Earrings

Aberdeen, SD - A Little Eagle, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon as a result of a federal jury trial in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Forrest Devan Yellow Earrings, age 24, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 14, 2015.

The charge stemmed from an incident which occurred in January 2014, when Yellow Earrings allegedly assaulted a male acquainta... More...
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Roland Long v. State of Florida

Appellant was convicted of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The criminal information alleged that appellant conspired to manufacture methamphetamine with “Ray Ray Webb.” However, during the trial, the only evidence presented of a conspiracy included specific references to “Ray Ray Hicks,” not “Ray Ray Webb.” We find that the variance between what was charged in the information and wha... More...   $0 (05-28-2016 - FL)

John Goodman v. Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Appellant John Goodman was involved in a vehicular collision that resulted in the death of another individual. Appellant’s blood was drawn after the accident for blood alcohol testing, pursuant to Florida’s implied consent statutes. See §§ 316.1932-34, Fla. Stat. (2010). Ultimately, Appellant was charged with DUI Manslaughter/Failed to Render Aid and Vehicular Homicide/Failed to Give Informatio... More...   $0 (05-28-2016 - FL)

Ronnie J. Knighton v. State of Florida*

Ronnie Knighton appeals his judgment and sentence for one count of lewd or lascivious battery. Knighton argues that the trial court reversibly erred by: (1) refusing his request for a jury instruction on the permissive lesser-included offense of unnatural and lascivious act; and (2) including his prior juvenile adjudications on the sentencing scoresheet. We agree with Knighton that the trial cou... More...   $0 (05-28-2016 - FL)

Juan De Los Rios v. State of Florida

Juan De Los Rios, a former captain with the Miramar Police Department, appeals his conviction and sentence for lewd or lascivious conduct on a person under the age of sixteen. We affirm on all issues raised in this appeal, and write only to discuss appellant’s argument that the trial court erred in allowing the prosecutor to elicit testimony from the victim’s sister that the victim told her about... More...   $0 (05-28-2016 - FL)

Rodney Squire v. State of Florida*

We grant in part and deny in part appellee’s motion for rehearing, withdraw our previously issued opinion and substitute the following opinion in its place.
Rodney Squire appeals his convictions for attempted felony murder and attempted robbery of one victim, and aggravated battery of another. He contends that the trial court made three evidentiary errors: (1) denying the suppression of h... More...
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TERRANCE L. ANTHONY v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Terrance L. Anthony appeals his conviction and life sentence for first-degree
murder. We affirm the conviction without discussion. However, because Anthony was a
juvenile on the date of the offense, we remand for resentencing pursuant to Horsley v.
State, 160 So. 3d 393 (Fla. 2015). Although the trial court properly followed the law in
this district at the time of Anthony’s ... More...
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Curtis Rookaird v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Company (BNSF)

Seattle, WA - Former BNSF Employee Awarded $1.6 Million

Curtis Rookaird, a former Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Company (BNSF) brakeman, sued BNSF on a wrongful termination theory claiming that he was fired for conducting a brake test over the objections of his supervisors. He conducted a braking check on a 42 train cars, many of which were "placarded hazardous tank cars."
<... More...
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RAMON DAVID SENGER v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Ramon David Senger (“Senger”) appeals his dual convictions under sections
847.0135(3)(b) and 847.0135(4)(b), Florida Statutes (2011)—using a computer to solicit
a person believed to be a parent for sex with a minor (“solicitation”) and traveling after
using a computer to solicit a person believed to be a parent for sex with a minor (“traveling
after solicitation"). Following t... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. David Ruble II

Tulsa, OK - Defendant Get Two Life Sentences for Highway Robbery Murder

Tulsa criminal defense lawyer Mike Manning represented David Ruble II who was charted by the State of Oklahoma with first-degree felony murder in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7, attempted robbery with a firearm in viola... More...
   $0 (05-28-2016 - OK)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Christopher Kennedy

Northampton, MA - State Trooper Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts charged suspended state trooper Christopher Kennedy, age 32, with indecent exposure, assault and batter and indecent assault and battery for sexually assaulting a Worthington woman whom he met through a dating website in 2014. The State claimed that Kennedy assaulted a 37-year-old woman and f... More...
   $0 (05-28-2016 - MA)

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