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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. English Burton Allegheny County Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Jury Convict Father For Tampering With Jury In Son's Case

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged English Burton, age 67, with jury tampering his son's homicide trial.

Case Status: Closed Status Date Processing Status Arrest Date: 07/12/2017
12/14/2017 Sentenced/Penalty Imposed
12/14/2017 Awaiting Sentencing
12/06/2017 Awaiting Plea Scheduling
10... More...
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Denise Michelle Duncan v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Defendant, Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co. Claimant and Appellant

Respondent Denise Michelle Duncan sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(Wal-Mart) for personal injuries she sustained at one of Wal-Mart’s stores while acting
within the course and scope of her employment with Acosta, Inc. (Acosta). The trial
court entered judgment finding Wal-Mart liable for Duncan’s injuries. Under Labor
Code sections 3852 and 3856,1
appellant Hartford Accident & Indem... More...
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Roderick Payton v. The State of Texas

Appellant’s brief was originally due August 11, 2017. After this Court granted
multiple motions requesting an extension of time to file his brief, the Court ordered appellant to
file his brief by November 27, 2017. In our order, we advised counsel that no further extensions
would be granted and that failure to comply with the order would result in the referral of the case
to ... More...
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Keithan Duvon Scott v. The State of Texas SECOND COURT OF APPEALS, FORT WORTH, TEXAS

We have considered the “Motion to Dismiss Appeal” filed by appellant
Keithan Duvon Scott, pro se. The motion complies with rule 42.2(a) of the rules
of appellate procedure. Tex. R. App. P. 42.2(a). ... More...
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The State of Texas v. Terri Sanders ECOND COURT OF APPEALS, FORT WORTH, TEXAS

Sanders was travelling on the wrong side of the road on the night of
October 23, 2015, when she struck another vehicle head-on. The collision
resulted in the deaths of two individuals and serious injury to another. The State
charged Sanders with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of
intoxication assault. Later, Sanders filed a motion to suppress the result... More...
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Jose Oyervidez v. The State of Texas First Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

One afternoon, a woman called 911. In the recorded telephone call, she
identified herself as Maria Guajardo and said she needed the police sent to her
apartment. Her voice was shaky, and she sounded like she was crying. She told the
operator that she had been in an altercation with her “boyfriend,” whom she
identified as Jose Oyervidez. She said that she had been “with him four... More...
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Arlin Walbert Barrientos v. The State of Texas

On January 4, 2014, Nicholas Perez and another unnamed individual
celebrated their respective birthdays by having a house party on Nyoka Street, a
street with a mixture of industrial properties, businesses, and residences in northwest
Houston. The party was well attended, with people socializing, drinking, and
smoking both inside of the house and in the front yard, which was s... More...
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Jacob Rhodes v. The State of Texas First Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

Early one morning, a resident of a neighborhood subdivision heard a “loud
noise” coming from the park that “sounded like a male and female fighting.” The
resident called the police, and Deputies R. Lindsay and Q. Sneed of the Harris
County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene.
When Lindsay and Sneed arrived, they found Rhodes and his friend, David
Keuhn, standin... More...
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John Wesley Ellis v. The State of Texas Offender or Predator

John Wesley Ellis was charged with indecency with a child. See TEX. PENAL
CODE § 21.11. A jury found him guilty and assessed punishment at 4 years in the
Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On appeal, Ellis’s appointed counsel has filed a motion to withdraw, along
with a brief, stating that the record presents no reversible error and the appeal is More...
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Devorius Jones v. The State of Texas First Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

One evening, Jones and another man robbed a fast food restaurant. Jones
brandished a gun, which he pointed in the face of one of the restaurant’s two
employees, the then-sixteen-year-old complainant, pseudonymously referred to as
James Martin. While Jones and his accomplice were looking for money, Martin
and the other employee escaped and called the police, and Jones was quickl... More...
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Rolando E. Hernandez v. The State of Texas First Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

Hernandez was ensnared in a sting operation run by a multi-agency law
enforcement taskforce in which Special Agent R. Guerra of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation posed online as a 15-year-old girl seeking male company. Hernandez
was arrested after he arrived at the girl’s ostensible residence to have sex.
In his post-arrest interview, which was videotaped and played for the j... More...
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HUNG LE V. THE STATE OF TEXAS

Without an agreed recommendation as to punishment, appellant Hung Le
pleaded guilty to the offense of aggravated assault on a public servant. See TEX.
PENAL CODE §§ 22.01, 22.02. After a presentence investigation, the trial court
found appellant guilty and sentenced him to life in prison. Appellant’s original
appointed counsel on appeal filed a motion to withdraw along with a b... More...
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United states of America v. Yani Benjamin Rosenthal Hidalgo Southern District of New York Courthouse - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former Honduran Congressman And Businessman Sentenced To 36 Months For Money Laundering
Yani Benjamin Rosenthal Hidalgo, a Former Honduran Politician and Prominent Businessman, Was Sentenced for Laundering Drug Proceeds for the Cachiros, a Major Honduran Drug Trafficking Organization

Former Honduran Congressman And Businessman Sentenced To 36 Months For Money Laundering... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. KENNETH W. CLARK III

In 16CR2305, Clark pled guilty to one count of criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. On November 7, 2016, the district court sentenced Clark to 13 months' imprisonment and placed him on probation for 18 months to be supervised by community corrections.
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In 16CR2409, Clark pled guilty to one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of criminal possessio... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. BLAINE ALLEN GODINEZ

On February 2, 2016, Godinez pled guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, one count of use of a communication facility for a drug transaction, and one count of interference with law enforcement. On April 4, 2016, the district court imposed a controlling sentence of 30 months' imprisonment and granted probation for 18 months.
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At a he... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SHANE A. PITTMAN,

On August 22, 2014, Pittman pled no contest to one count of aggravated robbery. On October 17, 2014, the district court sentenced Pittman to 88 months' imprisonment but granted a dispositional departure to probation for 36 months to be supervised by community corrections.

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The record reflects that Pittman violated his probation on three separate occasions, and each time the... More...
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United States of America v. Jamie Matsuba and Thomas Matsuba Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA - TWO LOS ANGELES-AREA MANAGERS OF FORECLOSURE RESCUE COMPANIES CONVICTED FOR ROLES IN MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME

A federal jury found two Los Angeles-area managers of foreclosure rescue companies guilty on December 14, 2017 for their roles in a foreclosure rescue scheme.

Jamie Matsuba, 33, and her father, Thomas Matsuba, 67, both of Chatsworth, were convicted after a ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DANNY NGOC PHAM

Pham first claims that the district court erred when it revoked his probation without imposing an intermediate sanction. But as Pham acknowledges, pursuant to
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K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 22-3716(c)(8), the court may revoke probation without having previously imposed an intermediate sanction if the offender commits a new felony or misdemeanor while on probation. Pham has not shown that the ... More...
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United States of America v. Lony Tap Gatwas Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs

Des Moines, Ia - Tax Preparer Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison for Tax Fraud


Lony Tap Gatwas, 48, of Ames, Iowa, was sentenced to 21 months in prison on November 29, 2017 for wire fraud and tax fraud, and 24 months for aggravated identity theft, to be served consecutively to one another, for a total of 45 months, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Gatwas was also order... More...
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United States of America v. Marcio Rodolfo Ochoa-Borjas Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, LA - Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

MARCIO RODOLFO OCHOA-BORJAS, age 31, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty on December 15, 2017 to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of a removed alien after deportation.

According to the Bill of Information, OCHOA-BORJAS reentered the United States on or about June 30, 2017, after having been pre... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Dennis Mischler

Covington, LA - Jury Convicts Defendant On Child Porn and Attempted Juvenile Rape

The State of Louisiana charged Dennis Mischler, age 65, a former school teacher and Scout leader with multiple felony charges including oral sexual battery, molestation of a juvenile and 54 counts of possession of child pornography and attempted simple rape of a juvenile.

The State claimed that the ... More...
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Bill Carter v. Jason Carter Marion County Courthouse - Knoxville, Iowa

Knoxville, IA - Jury Orders Son To Pay Father $10 for Death of Mother

Bill Carter, age 71, sued his son, Jason Carter, on a wrongful death theory claiming that his son was responsible to his wife and her son's mother. Shirley Carter, age 68, was shot to death on June 19, 2015. No one was charged in conjunction with her death.

Plaintiff claimed that his son was the cause of Shi... More...
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State of Georgia v. John Patrick Frohn, III Glynn County Courthouse - New Brunswick, Georgia

New Brunswick, GA - Jury Founds Defendant Guilty On Multiple Felony Charges

The State of Georgia charged John Patrick Frohn, III with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police went to a residence where they believed that Frohn was living to arrest him on outstanding warrants and he shot at them.... More...
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Austin Flake and Logan Brown v. Joe Arpaio District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Jury Finds In Favor Joe Arpaio On Civil Rights Claim

Austin Flake and Logan Flake sued for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and others on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that they were maliciously prosecuted over heat-related deaths of 21 dogs in their care in 2014.

The defendants denied the Plaintiffs' claims. ... More...
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State of Texas v. Davie Dauzt

Waco, TX - Jury Convicts Man of Beheading Wife

The State of Texas charged Davie Dauzat, age 24, with first-degree murder for killing his wife, Natasha Dauzt, age 21, who was stabbed to death and was then beheaded.

Police had been to the couple's residence shortly before Natasha was found dead but found nothing amiss. ... More...
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Allen Kirzhner v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC

This case under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (Civ. Code,
§ 1790 et seq., Act), concerned an allegedly defective car which could not be repaired
after multiple attempts. Plaintiff Allen Kirzhner accepted an offer of compromise
pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 998 (998 offer) from defendant MercedesBenz
USA, LLC, including a restitution provision identical to Civ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. RICHARD EUGENE WELLER

As part of an agreement with the State in October 2015, Weller pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer
and one count of fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. In exchange, the State dismissed the other charges against him. The district court later sentenced Weller to a prison term of 34 months and placed him on... More...
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JUSTIN D. ELNICKI v. STATE OF KANSAS

Elnicki's motion follows three jury trials on the charges underlying this case. He was originally charged with aggravated kidnapping, rape, and aggravated sodomy for events occurring in November 2001. During his first trial in 2002, the district court dismissed the kidnapping charge, and Elnicki was convicted of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy. On direct appeal, the Kansas Supreme Court revers... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS V. CHARITY DOWNING

Jeff Keesling has a farmstead in Sylvia, Kansas, with a house, barns, and sheds. Although Keesling's family used to live in the house, it has been vacant since 2012. Keesling uses the house to store personal items. He does not use the house as part of his farming operation, but it is in the middle of his farmstead. Keesling is the only person with a key to the house—no one else has authorization t... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 -

United States of America v. Bertha Blanco Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Former Florida State Health Care Administration Official Sentenced to More Than Four Years in Prison for Accepting Bribes

A former employee of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for accepting bribes in exchange for providing confidential information about health care facilities that received Medicare and Medicaid f... More...
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United States of America v. Jamal Marshall and Jacob Brown Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Two Texas Fishermen Sentenced for False Statements to Law Enforcement Agents

Jamal Marshall was sentenced to six months imprisonment and six months home confinement today following a hearing in federal district court in Houston, Texas, for making false statements to law enforcement agents regarding the illegal harvest of snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. A second fisherman, Ja... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. BRADY FORD TOOLE

A.B. was adopted by Tamai and her family in 2003 when A.B. was 3 years old. In December 2013, A.B. told Tamai that her cousin Brady Toole had molested her multiple times in the fall of 2007 when A.B. was 7 years old. A.B. had come home from school crying and informed Tamai that Toole had raped her. Toole had been living with her family during the fall of 2007 until December 2007 in order to contin... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)

United States of America v. William Bruce Crain Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Defendant-Appellant William Bruce Crain pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and to using interstate facilities to transmit information about minors. Crain’s plea agreement included a waiver of his appeal and collateral-attack rights. He filed a motion to vacate his sentence, which the district court denied after a hearing. He now appeals, arguing that (1) his collateral-attack waiver... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - MS)

Paul Richard Butts v. Marcus Martin, et al. Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Plaintiff–Appellant Paul Richard Butts, a Hasidic Jewish federal prisoner at the Federal Corrections Complex in Beaumont, Texas (“FCC
United States Court of Appeals
Fifth Circuit
FILED
December 8, 2017
Lyle W. Cayce
Clerk
No. 15-41640
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Beaumont”), filed a Bivens1 suit against numerous Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”)
employees, all of whom worked at FCC Beaumont. ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. RYAN ROBERT JOHNSON

Johnson was charged on December 30, 2014, with criminal threat by causing terror, evacuation, or disruption. In a separate complaint, he was also charged with criminal damage to property on the same day. At the time the charges were filed, Johnson was incarcerated in Pennsylvania and had a detainer from Kansas.

After Johnson was returned from Pennsylvania, a speedy trial determination h... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CHARLES D. SATCHELL

Charles D. Satchell appeals his convictions and sentences after a jury found him guilty of one count of criminal sodomy, one count of rape, two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, and five counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. Satchell contends that the district court erroneously admitted evidence of his prior sexual misconduct and that it erred in denying his motion to suppress ... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. VERNON J. AMOS

In 2013, the Kansas Legislature held a special session in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision in Alleyne v. United States, 570 U.S. 99, Ct. 2151, 186 L. Ed. 2d 314 (2013), and enacted provisions requiring jury findings before an enhanced mandatory minimum sentence can be imposed for persons convicted of premeditated first-degree murder. L. 2013, ch. 1 (now codified at K.S.A. 20... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KENYON T. CAMPBELL

In 1996, Kenyon T. Campbell was convicted of first-degree murder, an off-grid crime under the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA), and multiple ongrid crimes. When the district court sentenced Campbell for his on-grid crimes, the court classified several out-of-state convictions as person felonies for purposes of computing Campbell's criminal history score. In 2015, Campbell moved to correct w... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DUSTIN BRIAN HILT Case Video Click Below

Hilt's 2010 jury convictions of first-degree premeditated murder, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated robbery arose out of the violent death of his former girlfriend, Keighley Alyea. In State v. Hilt, 299 Kan. 176, 322 P.3d 367 (2014), this court affirmed Hilt's convictions and his grid sentences but vacated his hard 50 life sentence because it was based on fact-finding by a judge, a predicate p... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)

Colton Duria Lee v. State of Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana

On March 2, 2017, Lee and Benjamin Sanders (“Sanders”) were housed in the
same cell block of the Hamilton County Jail. Sanders was injured on that day
and, on March 16, the State charged Lee with battery of Sanders, resulting in
moderate bodily injury. Sanders testified at Lee’s June 20 jury trial that, on
March 2, he and Lee argued over a sketch pad and Lee then “ran up on <... More...
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Millard P. Johnson v. State of Indiana Elderly home daycare owner gets 8 years for child molesting

Between May 1 and July 31, 2016, Johnson touched M.E., a child under the
age of fourteen, under her clothing while she was sitting on his lap with the
intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of the child or himself. On or about
December 1, 2016, Johnson touched R.M., a child under the age of fourteen,
under her clothing with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual de... More...
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Franklin Wilcox v. State of Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana

During the relevant period, Wilcox was on probation and violated the terms of
his probation by failing to report to the Howard County Probation Department.
On April 5, 2017, the Howard County Sheriff’s Department executed an arrest
warrant at his residence for a separate offense in the presence of Wilcox’s wife
and their child. The officers found the house in filthy condition... More...
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Bryan Fearman v. State of Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana

Fearman was convicted of attempting to murder Lerron McDowell, as well as
several other offenses.2 The McDowell family attended Fearman’s sentencing
hearing on March 17, 2017. When the prosecutor informed the court of the
family’s presence, Fearman said, “Who gives a f*ck if they’re in the f*cking
room.” (Tr. Vol. II at 6.) The judge informed Fearman his behavior in court <... More...
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Michael Williams v. State of Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana

On October 31, 2015, eighteen-year-old Raymond Alvarez and his sixteen-year
old girlfriend, N.B., stopped by Alvarez’s parents’ apartment in Indianapolis to
pick up N.B.’s backpack. N.B. stayed in the car while Alvarez went inside. A
vehicle parked next to Alvarez’s car, and Kevin Wilkerson got out of the
passenger side of the vehicle and approached N.B. Williams was driving ... More...
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Dequan Rainous Estelle v. State of Indiana

On the evening of May 24, 2016, nineteen-year-old Barksdale was riding his
bicycle northbound along Wilber Street in South Bend. While riding his
bicycle, he observed a car traveling southbound on Wilber Street. Barksdale
Court of Appeals of Indiana | Memorandum Decision 71A03-1707-CR-1722 | December 15, 2017 Page 3 of 7

noticed that Tyaire Bryson was driving the car, E... More...
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William Epperly v. State of Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana

William Epperly (“Epperly”) appeals his sentence, following his guilty plea to
Class A misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and endangering a
person1 and Class A misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident with bodily
injury.2 The trial court imposed a one-year sentence for each conviction and
ultimately ordered them to be served concurrently to each other. Eppe... More...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - IN)

Jimmy D. Tanksley v. State of Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana

On March 9, 2015, Tanksley pled guilty to Class C felony battery resulting in
serious bodily injury and admitted to being an habitual offender. On April 6,
2015, the trial court imposed an eight-year sentence enhanced by twelve years,
for an aggregate sentence of twenty years, all of which was ordered executed in
the DOC. The trial court indicated that it would consider sente... More...
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Jaylen Bolden v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On May 12, 2016, Bolden engaged in a series of burglaries. During one of the
burglaries, sixteen-year-old K.P. was home alone. K.P. went to bed around
2:00 a.m. and was awakened around 4:02 a.m. when her bedroom door
opened. K.P. saw an individual, later identified as Bolden through DNA
evidence, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, and a ski mask.
Bold... More...
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Rodger Hartnett v. San Diego County Office of Education

Appellants and defendants San Diego County Office of Education (Office) and
Randolph E. Ward appeal from a judgment in favor of plaintiff and respondent Rodger
Hartnett reinstating his employment and awarding him $306,954.99 in back pay, benefits,
and prejudgment interest. Defendants contend (1) collateral estoppel precluded the trial
court from granting Hartnett's requested relief... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. WILLIE J. ELLISON, JR. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal - State of Louisiana

On October 31, 2007, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant with possession with intent to distribute heroin, a
violation of La. R.S. 40:966(A) (count one), and possession with intent to
distribute cocaine, a violation of La. R.S. 40:967(A) (count two). On August 23,
2010, defendant pled guilty as charged, and sentencing was set f... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS AKANDO DUCKSWORTH Akando Ducksworth gets 12 years for 2015 machete attack in Metairie daiquiri bar

On November 10, 2015, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant, Akando Ducksworth, with one count of attempted
second degree murder of Joshua Hardin, in violation of La. R.S. 14:27 and 14:30.1.
Defendant pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on December 11, 2015.
The matter proceeded to trial before a twelve-person jury on August 30... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. CELIO DACRUZ State of Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit

This case stems from a fiduciary relationship between a
contractor/construction company and a property owner. On January 31, 2012,
Detective Shannon Carr of the New Orleans Police Department filed an affidavit
concerning the alleged offense. Based on an interview with the victim, Detective
Carr alleged that the Defendant violated La. R.S. 14:67; Felony Theft. In the
af... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. MONOTOR M. PETE COURT OF APPEAL FOURTH CIRCUIT STATE OF LOUISIANA

Louisiana law requires convicted sex offenders to register with local law
enforcement authorities and to notify the communities in which they reside of their
presence. See La. R.S. 15:540, et seq. (the “Sex Offender Statutes”). Mr. Pete’s
obligation to register and to notify arises out of his November 7, 2002 conviction
for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.1 State v. Pete,... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. ROBERT SINEGAL AKA, ROBERT SENEGAL Man leads state police on high-speed chase in Acadiana

On September 25, 2015, agents with the Louisiana Department of
Corrections, Office of Probation and Parole, as well as officers from the Kaplan
Police Department and members of the canine unit, arrived at a residence to
execute a parole warrant on Robert Sinegal. After the officers located him and
collected evidence inside the residence, the State charged the defendant, Robert... More...
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Michael Bernard v. The State of Texas TENTH COURT OF APPEALS, WACO, TEXAS

In his sole issue in both appeals, Bernard contends that the trial court erred by
denying his motion to suppress evidence, especially a prescription-pill bottle that
We review the trial court’s ruling on a motion to suppress evidence for an abuse
of discretion, using a bifurcated standard. See Crain v. State, 315 S.W.3d 43, 48 (Tex. Crim.
App. 2010); Guzman v. State, 955 S.W.2... More...
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Damon Lavelle Asberry v. The State of Texas TENTH COURT OF APPEALS, WACO, TEXAS

Damon Lavelle Asberry was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Five years after his conviction, Asberry filed a motion for DNA testing. Based on
the motion and the agreement of the parties, the trial court ordered post-trial DNA
testing. After the results were obtained and a hearing held regarding those results, the
trial court made a finding unfavorable to A... More...
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James Ray Sonntag v. The State of Texas g

In his first issue, appellant argues that the trial court abused its discretion by
admitting evidence during the guilt-innocence phase of trial that he had been convicted
of aggravated sexual assault of a child in 2005. Appellant contends that “the State did
not present any evidence to show how they intended to prove to the jury that this
conviction was true. Therefore, there... More...
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Jefferey Ryan Nuckols v. The State of Texas TENTH COURT OF APPEALS, WACO, TEXAS

Notwithstanding that we are dismissing this appeal, Nuckols may file a motion
for rehearing with this Court within 15 days after this opinion and judgment are rendered
he believes this opinion and judgment are erroneously based on inaccurate information
or documents. See TEX. R. APP. P. 49.1. Moreover, if Nuckols desires to have the opinion
and judgment of this Court reviewed... More...
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Dustin Jake Krapf v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, appellant argues that the trial court abused its discretion by
admitting evidence during the guilt-innocence phase of trial that he had been convicted
of aggravated sexual assault of a child in 2005. Appellant contends that “the State did
not present any evidence to show how they intended to prove to the jury that this
conviction was true. Therefore, there... More...
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Justin Wayne Haisten v. The State of Texas Justin Wayne Haisten - Registered Sex Offender

In his first issue, appellant argues that the trial court abused its discretion by
admitting evidence during the guilt-innocence phase of trial that he had been convicted
of aggravated sexual assault of a child in 2005. Appellant contends that “the State did
not present any evidence to show how they intended to prove to the jury that this
conviction was true. Therefore, there... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - TX)

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