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United States of America v. Salvador Hernandez Southern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - McAllen, Texas

McAllen, TX - Jury Convicts Former Police Officer

A federal jury sitting in McAllen has returned a guilty verdict against a former San Juan police officer for lying to federal agents. The jury deliberated for approximately two days before convicting Salvador Hernandez, 30, of McAllen, following a five-day trial.

The jury heard that on Aug. 27, 2016, authorities seized a load of c... More...
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ANTHONY DONTE RICHARDSON vs. STATE OF IOWA

Anthony Richardson appeals the denial of his application for postconviction
relief (PCR). In rejecting his claims of ineffective assistance of counsel, the district
court observed that Richardson received “a very beneficial plea” as a result of his
attorney’s negotiations with the prosecution. On appeal, Richardson insists his
attorney was ineffective in failing to secure Ric... More...
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STATE OF IOWA v.TIMOTHY ROGER SCHROEDER

At about 7:00 a.m. on January 9, 2015, Nicole Gray’s seventeen-year-old
neighbor entered Gray’s home to care for her pets while Gray and her children
were out of the country. The minor found Gray’s boyfriend, Dustin Wilder, lying
face down in a pool of blood in the kitchen and unresponsive.
Emergency response personnel were called and determined Wilder was
deceased. L... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. NORMAN WADSWORTH

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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RALPH A. KING V. STATE OF ARKANSAS Arkansas Supreme Court

Appellant was arrested and charged with one count of rape, a Class Y felony. At
trial, the victim, J.D., stated that she is eight years old and in the second grade. She testified
that appellant is her “Papaw.” She explained that on November 12, 2016, she spent the
night at the home of her uncle, Josh King, with his daughter, R.K.; his wife, Leslie Huff;


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Leslie... More...
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JAMES EDWARD CRIPPEN V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

A Crawford County jury convicted James Edward Crippen of trafficking
methamphetamine, possessing drug paraphernalia, and fleeing. He was sentenced by the
circuit court to twenty-five years’ imprisonment, five years’ imprisonment and a $5,000 fine,
and six years’ imprisonment, respectively, to run consecutively, for a total of thirty-six years.
In this no-merit appeal, Crippen’... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS DEXTER ALLEN

On July 30, 2015, a Jefferson Parish Grand Jury indicted defendant, Dexter
Allen, on two counts of second degree murder (counts one and two), violations of
La. R.S. 14:30.1, and 21 counts of simple burglary (counts five through 23), in
violation of La. R.S. 14:62.1 Defendant pled not guilty at his arraignment on
September 11, 2015. On October 11, 2016, the matter proceeded to... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS GERMAINE GUMMS Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On July 21, 2014, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney charged defendant,
Germaine Gumms, by two separate bills of information, with possession of
methamphetamine, a felony, in violation of La. R.S. 40:967(C), in district court
case number 14-3778, and possession of synthetic cannabinoid, a misdemeanor, in
violation of La. R.S. 40:966(C), in district court case number 14-3779... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. REGINALD WILLIAMS Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal

Reginald Williams (“Williams”) and two others - Alonzo Walton and Lester
R. Allen - were charged with the March 16, 1980 first degree murder of Charles
Millet, a violation of La. R.S. 14:30. Williams was a minor on the date of the
murder. On August 28, 1980, a jury found Williams guilty as charged. He was
sentenced to life imprisonment without benefit of parole, probation, o... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. JOSEPH MORGAN Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal

On May 29, 2008, the Defendant1 was indicted with the second degree
murder of Gervais Nicholas.2 He pled not guilty at arraignment. After a four-day
trial, a twelve-person jury found the Defendant guilty as charged.3 The trial court
denied the Defendant‟s motion for new trial and granted an appeal. Subsequently,
the Defendant was sentenced to life in prison with the p... More...
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Leon Howell Couvillion v. The State of Texas Texas Court of Appeals, Ninth District

Deputy Magdalena Strong of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
testified that in March 2016, she responded to a 9-1-1 call at the home of Couvillion
and C.G. According to Strong, C.G. called 9-1-1 and reported that Couvillion had
pushed C.G. on the chest, and Strong observed red marks on C.G.’s neck. Strong
testified that C.G. was highly upset and initially resisted giving ... More...
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Cameron William Barela v. The State of Texas

In October 2014, Barela, a licensed peace officer in the State of Texas, went
to Z Auto Place in Katy to purchase a car for $15,000. Jorge Ibarra was the sales
manager of Z Auto Place that worked with Barela. At the time Barela attempted to
buy the car, Ibarra understood that Barela worked for the City of Onalaska Police
Department as well as worked other part-time jobs, to whi... More...
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Robert Cor'Darius Taylor v. The State of Texas

The complainant is B.C.3 Taylor is B.C.’s paternal uncle.4 The charges of
aggravated sexual assault of a child arose out of two separate incidents which
occurred in the summer of 2007 at B.C.’s paternal grandmother’s home in
Montgomery County, Texas, when B.C. was approximately seven years old. B.C.
testified that these were not the only two incidents. B.C. could not recall whe... More...
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Rodney Sanchez Lopez v. The State of Texas Texas Eighth District Court of Appeals

Lopez was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin (four grams or more, but
less than 200 grams).1 A jury found him guilty and Lopez was sentenced to fifteen years’
imprisonment. Lopez appeals his conviction based on the trial court’s denial of his (1) motion for
continuance of the trial, and (2) motion to suppress.
The Stop
On July 19, 2013, Trooper John Da... More...
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Edward Tobey v. Brenda Chibucos and Mary Stanton Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

One man’s extradition is another
man’s “kidnapping.” Edward Tobey, the plaintiff here, has
three state-court convictions (one in Illinois and two in Florida)
for possession of child pornography. Tobey also has a penchant
for resisting the conditions of probation placed upon him
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by courts and by his probation officer. In 2013, his tussles with
th... More...
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Charles E. Yeager v. Peter Holt

Defendants Peter Holt, Holt Law Firm, and Bethany Holt (collectively Holt,
except as noted) appeal from an order denying their special motion to strike (also known
as an anti-SLAPP--Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation--motion).1
Peter Holt
and his law firm briefly represented Charles E. and Victoria Yeager (collectively Yeager,
except as noted) and successfully sued... More...
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Aaron Michael Franks v. The State of Texas

Appellant Aaron Michael Franks appeals his conviction for driving while
intoxicated, second offense. The clerk’s record and reporter’s record were due on April
4, 2018. On March 23, 2018, the clerk notified us that appellant had not made payment
arrangements for the clerk’s record. By letter of March 27, 2018, we directed appellant
to make acceptable payment arrangements for... More...
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Carlos Alfonso Dominguez v. The State of Texas Texas Sixth District Court of Appeals

Carlos Alfonso Dominguez committed the unauthorized practice of law. The evidence at
trial demonstrated that while claiming to be an “Assistant to Attorney” at an immigration law
office, Dominguez himself collected payment for immigration work he was unqualified to
perform.1 Dominguez’ “clients” testified that they paid Dominguez large sums of money for work
he never complete... More...
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Jaime Antonio Alvarenga v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

Appellant Jaime Antonio Alvarenga pleaded guilty to three separate offenses involving the
same victim: (1) indecency with child by contact (trial court cause no. F-1126734-V); (2)
aggravated sexual assault (trial court cause no. F-1126736-V); and (3) indecency with a child by
contact (trial court cause no. F-1126739-V). The trial court sentenced him to five years’
imprisonment... More...
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Dennis James Blackwell v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

After episodes of marital discord, appellant’s wife (Wife) took their children and moved in
with complainant, her cousin. On October 25, 2016, appellant went to complainant’s apartment
to see the children and try to get Wife back. Appellant pushed his way inside, and Wife noticed a
gun in his hand. When complainant threatened to call 9-1-1, appellant shot complainant in the
... More...
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Kevin Antonio Rojas-Gallo v. The State of Texas

This case involves two indictments. One indictment alleged in part that “on or about” April
22, 2015, “in the County of Dallas, State of Texas” appellant “did unlawfully then and there, with
the intent to arouse and gratify the sexual desire of the defendant, expose the defendant’s genitals,
knowing that [A.A.], a child younger than 17 years and not the defendant’s spouse, was prese... More...
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Remigio A. Martinez III v. The State of Texas Fourth Court of Appeals

Appellant Remigio A. Martinez III was charged with the offense of arson of a habitation,
and the State sought a finding of habitual offender and an affirmative finding of deadly weapon.
Martinez pled nolo contendere to the offense as charged. The trial court sentenced Martinez to
confinement for thirty-five years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal More...
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Joe Villegas v. The State of Texas

Villegas, who has a mild intellectual disability, was indicted for sexual assault of a child in
August 2010. The next month, the trial court ordered an evaluation on Villegas to determine
whether he was competent to stand trial. In November 2010, the trial court signed an agreed
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judgment finding Villegas not competent to stand trial a... More...
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Benjamin Poehlmann v. The State of Texas

On December 25, 2014, San Antonio police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call, reporting a
shooting in progress at a home where Poehlmann, his girlfriend Roxann Sanchez, and his sister
Christina lived. Poehlmann and Roxann lived in an addition to the house, which was located next
to the kitchen of the main house and could only be accessed from the kitchen. The addition was
comp... More...
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Ex parte John Phillip Devine III

John Phillip Devine III filed this interlocutory appeal challenging the district court’s
order denying a combination motion to quash his indictment and pretrial application for writ of
habeas corpus. In the underlying prosecution, Appellant is charged with five felony offenses: three
counts of sexual assault of a child, one count of indecency with a child by contact, and one count of<... More...
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