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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. DANA L. BROWN

On June 2, 2015, Defendant, Dana Brown (―Defendant‖), was charged by
bill of information with one count of issuing a worthless check in an amount
between $500 and $1500 for an offense that happened on June 30, 2009. The
punishment provides in part that the offender shall be imprisoned without or
without hard labor. See La. R.S. 14:71 et. seq.
Defendant enter... More...
   $0 (07-02-2016 - LA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DEAARION POTTS

On the night of October 20, 2012, 15-year-old Deaarion Potts drove three acquaintances around Kansas City, Kansas, in a car that Potts stole earlier that day. During the excursion, Potts drove up behind a car and his three passengers proceeded to fire weapons at the vehicle, killing Ramon Bradley, one of the car's four occupants. As a result, Potts was charged with felony murder, criminal dischar... More...   $0 (07-01-2016 - KS)

State of Nebraska v. Keenon A. Robertson

After a jury trial, Robertson was convicted of one count of discharging a firearm at an inhabited house, occupied building, or occupied vehicle and one count of use of a weapon to commit a felony. He was sentenced to a total of 25 to 60 years’ imprisonment.
Robertson filed a direct appeal and was appointed different counsel. The Nebraska Court of Appeals affirmed his convictions and sentences.... More...
   $0 (07-01-2016 - NE)

JASON WORCESTER v. SPRINGFIELD TERMINAL RAILWAY COMPANY

On October 6, 2011, Springfield reported a leak of
hydraulic fluid to the Maine Department of Environmental
Protection. At that time, the plaintiff, Worcester, was an
employee of Springfield. He became involved in a dispute with his
supervisor about the safety implications of cleaning up the spill
and was eventually fired. He then brought suit against Springfield
u... More...
   $400000 (06-30-2016 - ME)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. SCOTT MOREHOUSE

Appeal from a judgment of the County Court of Warren County (Hall Jr., J.), rendered October 9, 2013, convicting defendant upon his plea of guilty of the crime of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree.
In 2011, defendant pleaded guilty to forgery in the second degree in full satisfaction of an eight-count indictment and executed a waiver of his right to appeal, and County... More...
   $0 (06-30-2016 - NY)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v. ERICK COCHRAN, Also Known as E-MURDER, Also Known as E.

Appeal from a judgment of the County Court of Albany County (Breslin, J.), rendered July 5, 2011, upon a verdict convicting defendant of the crimes of enterprise corruption, attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (two counts), conspiracy in the second degree and criminal sale of controlled subst... More...   $0 (06-30-2016 - NY)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. LIXANDRA HERNANDEZ and JOSE G. SANCHEZ

New Jersey provides a broad range of discovery to an
accused in a criminal case under Rule 3:13-3. This open-file
approach is intended to ensure fair and just trials. Here, the
issue is not whether defendants have a right to discovery of the
prosecutor’s file in their case, but whether they have a right
to discovery of the files in unrelated cases involving the same
... More...
   $0 (06-29-2016 - NJ)

Antonio Jermaine Presley v. State of Florida*

Appellant was charged by information with eight crimes in three separate cases. In November 2012, appellant pled no contest to all his charges and agreed to perform substantial assistance, with the understanding that he would receive a minimum sentence of five years in prison regardless of how well he performed. The state informed appellant that it might seek an enhanced sentence and that the ma... More...   $0 (06-29-2016 - FL)

The State of New Hampshire v. Drew Fuller

The record reflects the following facts. The defendant was arrested on May 26, 2015, and charged with possession of heroin, changing marks on a firearm, and carrying a firearm in a vehicle without a license. See RSA 318-B:2, I (2011); RSA 159:13 (2014); RSA 159:4 (2014). The State filed informations on the misdemeanor firearm charges on July 16, and a grand jury indicted the defendant on the h... More...   $0 (06-29-2016 - NH)

Michael L. Spencer v. State of Indiana

The facts underlying Spencer’s convictions were set forth in our memorandum
decision on Spencer’s direct appeal as follows:
During eight months in 2009 and 2010, the Indiana State Police and Huntington County law enforcement officials investigated a local problem with the sale of prescription medications. In the course of their investigation, law enforcement officers put Spencer’s home... More...
   $0 (06-28-2016 - IN)

Trevon Drakkar Walker v. State of Indiana

The victim in this case, Gerald Peters (“Peters”) was a sixty-nine-year-old
retired school teacher. In his retirement, Peters was a part owner of an ice
cream parlor and sandwich shop and was also involved with the local Main
Street Theater. Peters had lived at a house on Walker Street in Michigan City,
Indiana for most of his life.
[4] Prior to his death, Peters met Rya... More...
   $0 (06-28-2016 - IN)

Wilson Orlando Matamoros a/k/a Wilson Matamoros a/k/a Wilson Orlando Matamoros Reyes v. The State of Texas

On February 7, 2014, at 11:30 P.M., officers responded to the scene of an accident
in Brownsville, Texas. It is undisputed that a minivan crashed into a bus stop
approximately ten minutes prior to the officers’ arrival, resulting in the death of Ricardo
Briones. Eyewitness testimony established that soon after the accident, a person was
seen exiting the van and running from t... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Jose Inez Martinez v. The State of Texas

Appellant Jose Inez Martinez appeals his jury conviction for aggravated sexual assault of
a child under fourteen years of age. After finding appellant guilty, the jury assessed punishment
at forty-five years’ confinement. In a single issue, appellant asserts the trial court erred in
overruling his objection to speculative testimony. For the following reasons, we affirm.
The ... More...
   $0 (06-26-2016 - TX)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JOHN ARTHUR SENN JR.

In the early morning hours of Labor Day, September 1, 2014, Officer Brian Cuppy was on patrol in downtown Des Moines when he saw a truck eastbound on Court Avenue stop for a red light in the middle of the intersection with Water Street with its “back tires . . . more than five feet past the cross walk.” Officer Cuppy followed the truck, activated his police cruiser’s flashing lights, and initiate... More...   $0 (06-25-2016 - IA)

State of Louisiana v. Quincy Montrell Wong

On June 13, 2014, Quincy Wong, Kiera Moody, and Billy Wilson
broke into an apartment in the Village Square complex in Bossier City,
Louisiana. At the time of the break-in, the apartment was occupied by a
woman and her three-year-old child, who were in bed sleeping. The men
stated they were looking for the woman’s sister, and she explained to them
that her sister no longer liv... More...
   $0 (06-25-2016 - LA)

Rodolfo Nino Aleman v. The State of Texas

On July 25, 2014, San Antonio Police Department officers, assigned to the Vice Unit,
conducted an undercover operation targeting persons soliciting prostitutes in San Antonio, Bexar
County, Texas. The operation was located in an area known for prostitution, and an undercover
San Antonio police officer posed as a prostitute. The undercover officer was equipped with a
microphon... More...
   $0 (06-24-2016 - TX)

Joshua Jacob Patterson v. The State of Texas

A grand jury indicted Patterson for the murder of Kristian Sullivan, who died
of multiple gunshot wounds in the front yard of his grandmother’s house. Patterson
filed a pre-trial motion to suppress any statement he had made to law enforcement
officers. In this motion, he asserted several bases for suppression, including that his
statements “were taken without the safeguards r... More...
   $0 (06-23-2016 - TX)

STATE OF MONTANA v. TIMOTHY CHEETHAM SR.

In January 2014, the State charged Cheetham with the following felony offenses:
sexual intercourse without consent in violation of § 45-5-503, MCA; sexual assault in
violation of § 45-5-502, MCA; and sexual abuse of children in violation of § 45-5-625,
MCA. The offenses were alleged to have occurred in 2004 when Cheetham—who was
thirty-two years old at the time1—and the vict... More...
   $0 (06-22-2016 - MT)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v . TRUETT THOMAS

On June 3, 2010, Guadalupe Ashford’s body was found partially hidden behind
16 a trash can at the edge of a small parking lot. Drag marks and blood spatter indicated
17 that Ashford had initially been assaulted in the lot and then dragged a short distance
18 to its edge where her body was found. The drag marks were contained within the span
19 of one parking space and extended less... More...
   $0 (06-22-2016 - NM)

Helen L. Hyde v. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence; Jeffrey Thomas v. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence

The plaintiffs filed complaints in Providence County Superior Court against the Roman
Catholic Bishop of Providence (defendant), alleging that Father Brendan Smyth sexually abused
them on numerous occasions, beginning in 1967 until approximately 1970. The plaintiffs
alleged that the acts of abuse visited upon them all occurred while Smyth was under defendant’s
supervision. At... More...
   $0 (06-22-2016 - RI)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. CANDIDO MAYAS

Defendant appeals from a June 10, 2014 order denying his
petition for post-conviction relief (PCR) without an evidentiary
hearing. Defendant argues he received ineffective assistance
from trial counsel. After reviewing the arguments raised and
applicable legal principles, we reverse and remand for an
evidentiary hearing before a different judge.
In October 2005, def... More...
   $0 (06-22-2016 - NJ)

State of Florida v. Raymond Bright

A jury convicted Bright for the first-degree murders of Derrick King and
Randall Brown. Bright v. State, 90 So. 3d 249, 254 (Fla. 2012). The jury
recommended death by a vote of eight to four for the murders of both victims, and
the trial court sentenced Bright to death for both murders. Id. at 256.
On direct appeal, we previously detailed the facts leading to Bright’s death ... More...
   $0 (06-21-2016 - FL)

The State of New Hampshire v. Drew Fuller

The record reflects the following facts. The defendant was arrested on May 26, 2015, and charged with possession of heroin, changing marks on a firearm, and carrying a firearm in a vehicle without a license. See RSA 318-B:2, I (2011); RSA 159:13 (2014); RSA 159:4 (2014). The State filed informations on the misdemeanor firearm charges on July 16, and a grand jury indicted the defendant on the h... More...   $0 (06-21-2016 - NH)

SHANNON GEARY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

On August 27, 2014, a neighbor spotted William Faith on the side of the
road, bound by extension cords, yelling for help. Earlier in the day, a woman
approached Faith's house claiming she was there to deliver a letter from his
paramour. Under these false pretenses, she and the two men who
accompanied her gained entry to Faith's home. One of the men concealed his
identity w... More...
   $0 (06-20-2016 - KY)

STATE OF IOWA vs. ALICIA RITENOUR

In January 2014, Ritenour was living with her daughter and her boyfriend,
Jacob Rauch,1 in a two bedroom apartment in Oskaloosa. Also living in the
apartment was Rauch’s best friend, Logan Cavan, and Ritenour’s fifteen-year-old
friend, A.P., who would stay with them while her father was out of town on
business. Ritenour and Rauch shared one bedroom, Ava had her own bedroom, <... More...
   $0 (06-19-2016 - IA)

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