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STATE OF IOWA vs. TYRONE R. WASHINGTON, JR.

On August 19, 2013, Washington was charged by trial information with murder in the first degree in the death of Justina Smith. Washington entered a plea of not guilty and gave notice he would claim self-defense. The trial was initially set to begin on May 12, 2015. On May 5, 2015, Washington filed a motion to strike the jury panel, arguing there was “a material departure from the statutory... More...   $0 (10-27-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. ROGER JAMES CHESHIRE

Roger Cheshire appeals his convictions and special sentence following his guilty pleas to the offenses of lascivious conduct with a minor and indecent exposure. He contends the special sentence imposed by the district court was illegal and his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to file a motion in arrest of judgment because his guilty plea to the offense of lascivious conduct with a mi... More...   $0 (10-27-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JOHNNIE RAY STEIGER

Johnnie Steiger appeals two judgments for indecent exposure (third or subsequent offense). The first was entered following a bench trial. At the conclusion of trial, Steiger stipulated to two prior convictions for sentencing enhancement purposes. The second judgment was entered in connection with a guilty plea. At the end of the guilty-plea proceeding, Steiger acknowledged his stipulation... More...   $0 (10-27-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. DELANDRES THOMPSON

On October 17, 2014, around 12:45 a.m., a tow-truck driver in the area of Sturdevant and River Drive in Davenport observed a silver Pontiac Grand Prix drive by at a high rate of speed; he also heard two or three shots go off from the vehicle. Davenport Police Officer Donnie Pridemore was investigating a hit-and run accident when he saw the silver Grand Prix and also heard a popping sound. As... More...   $0 (10-27-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. ALFRED KAKKI ANITOK

Alfred Anitok appeals his conviction and sentence after pleading guilty to incest. He contends his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to file a motion in arrest of judgment because he was not advised of the maximum penalty for the crime to which he pled guilty and, therefore, his guilty plea was not knowing and voluntary. Having shown no prejudice, we reject Anitok’s ineffective-assist... More...   $0 (10-27-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. CHARLES LEE SCHRAGE

Two Waterloo police investigators and the Parkersburg police chief converged on the Schrage residence one afternoon in late May 2013 to execute an arrest warrant for Dennis. The local police chief arrived first and saw Charles standing in the driveway facing him. As the chief approached, Charles started to walk away. The chief ordered Charles to show his hands and repeated, “Charlie, Charl... More...   $0 (10-27-2016 - IA)

JEREMY EDWARD WHALEN v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

This case is on petition for review from the Arkansas Court of Appeals. Appellant Jeremy Edward Whalen was convicted of driving while intoxicated–first offense after a bench trial in the Sebastian County Circuit Court. On appeal to the court of appeals, Whalen argued that (1) the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, along with article II, section 15 of the Arkansas Constitution, re... More...   $0 (10-26-2016 - AR)

ELVIS AARON THACKER V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

In 2011, Fort Smith police officers were arresting Thacker for the rape of a woman in Fort Smith. Law enforcement officers from Oklahoma also participated in the arrest because they suspected that Thacker had murdered Briana Ault, whose body had been found in Oklahoma a few days earlier. The officers who were attempting to serve the warrant were dressed in plainclothes. Initially, to gain a... More...   $0 (10-26-2016 - AR)

Cedrick Lamar Wilson v. The State of Texas

In an information, the State accused Wilson of criminal trespass, alleging that Wilson intentionally or knowingly entered the Dayton Community Center on 4 July 8, 2015, without the effective consent of the Community Center after he was given notice that his entry to the Community Center was forbidden. In the charge that was submitted to the jury, the trial court instructed that “[a] person ... More...   $0 (10-25-2016 - TX)

Sherrie Hoff v. The State of Texas

A grand jury indicted Hoff for driving while intoxicated, third or more. See Tex. Penal Code Ann. §§ 49.04, 49.09(b) (West Supp. 2016). The indictment also alleged that Hoff used a deadly weapon, namely, a motor vehicle, during the 2 commission of the offense. Additionally, the indictment included enhancements for two previous felony convictions. Hoff pleaded “[n]ot guilty[.]” Hoff stipulat... More...   $0 (10-25-2016 - TX)

Chad William Derese v. The State of Texas

Pursuant to plea bargain agreements, appellant Chad William Derese pleaded guilty as a habitual offender to robbery and evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle. In each case, the trial court found the evidence sufficient to find Derese guilty, but deferred further proceedings, placed Derese on community supervision for ten years, and assessed a fine of $1000. The State subsequently f... More...   $0 (10-25-2016 - TX)

Bakari Abdul Brown v. The State of Texas

In January 2014, based on a tip from a confidential informant, officers with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department obtained a warrant to search the home of Judith Daniels. The warrant allowed the police to search the home for controlled substances, including cocaine. The affidavit that police used to obtain the warrant was signed by a sheriff’s department deputy. In his affidavit, the deputy... More...   $0 (10-25-2016 - TX)

William Kirkpatrick v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine (more than 400 grams) and possession of marijuana (more than four ounces, but less than five pounds). A jury found him guilty of those charges, and the trial judge sentenced Appellant to fifteen years on the cocaine charge and one year on the marijuana possession charge. The convictions arose from the seizure of those items... More...   $0 (10-24-2016 - TX)

Ana Licia Bravo v. The State of Texas

On April 8, 2012, around 9:30 p.m., El Paso Police Officer Anthony Alegre responded to a dispatch at a local bar regarding a vehicle that fled the scene of an automobile accident. At the bar, Officer Alegre spoke with eyewitnesses to the accident that followed the fleeing vehicle from
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the scene of the accident. The eyewitnesses pointed out the driver, Bravo, to Officer Alegre... More...
   $0 (10-24-2016 - TX)

Ricci Darrell Love Jr. a/k/a Ricci Darrell Love v. The State of Texas

Appellant pled guilty and was placed on five years deferred adjudication on June 27, 2012 1 This case was transferred to this Court from the Second Court of Appeals pursuant to an order issued by the Supreme Court of Texas. See TEX.GOV’T CODE ANN. § 73.001 (West 2013). 2 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, to-wit: a firearm. Two o... More...   $0 (10-24-2016 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TYRELL JACKSON

On the night of May 12, 2012, Dorsey was at his cousin's apartment in Kansas City, Kansas, while his vehicle, a 1986 Chevy Caprice, was parked outside the complex. While in the apartment, Dorsey noticed a Tahoe parked in front of his car and four people outside of the Tahoe. Dorsey testified he did not know any of the people outside of the vehicles. Dorsey started his Caprice via remote start,... More...   $0 (10-24-2016 - KS)

WILLIS SHANE GORDON v. STATE OF KANSAS

In his underlying criminal case, "Gordon was charged with one count each of rape, aggravated kidnapping, attempted robbery, and aggravated battery after B.H. claimed that she was the victim of these crimes. At the ensuing jury trial, B.H. testified that she was kidnapped, raped, robbed, and battered by Gordon, but Gordon claimed that B.H. arranged to have consensual sex for money. The jury foun... More...   $0 (10-24-2016 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. VANCE LEON WHITE

White and his ex-wife were going through a contentious divorce. Kari Gilliland, of the Millikan Law Office and former Cheyenne County Attorney, was his ex-wife's attorney. White was proceeding pro se. White was angry as the divorce proceedings progressed, and toward the end of the proceedings he began expressing anger at Gilliland. White had several telephone calls with Gilliland during which he w... More...   $0 (10-23-2016 - KS)

CITY OF DODGE CITY v. ORIE J. WEBB

Orie J. Webb was convicted of driving under the influence after his motion to suppress evidence of his blood alcohol content obtained from a breath test was denied by the district court. Webb appealed his conviction arguing, in part, that the district court had erred by not suppressing the results of the breath test. Webb contended that he had been unconstitutionally coerced into submitting to the... More...   $0 (10-23-2016 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. GARY W. KLEYPAS

In Kleypas I, 272 Kan. at 909-14, this court extensively discussed the criminal acts that led to Kleypas' convictions for the capital murder of C.W., the aggravated burglary of her apartment, and the attempt to rape her. Highly summarized, in March 1996, C.W.'s body was discovered in her apartment where she had died after suffering seven stab wounds to her heart, a lacerated liver, a dilated anus,... More...   $0 (10-23-2016 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DOUGLAS S. BELT

Belt's challenges to his convictions based on the sufficiency of the evidence to support them necessitate a thorough review of the grisly evidence in this case. The victim in this case, L.G., was a housekeeper at a Wichita apartment complex. She and her live-in boyfriend, Chris Branch, were acquainted with Belt as former neighbors. On the morning of June 25, 2002, a manager at the complex w... More...   $0 (10-23-2016 - KS)

State of Nebraska v. Larry G. Martinez

Martinez was romantically involved with the victim, Mandy Kershman. The record shows that this relationship was tumultuous, with the couple fighting often. About a week prior to the murder, Martinez told one of his roommates that he was “going to kill that fucking bitch,” referring to Kershman. On July 18, 2012, at approximately 4:50 p.m., Kershman was shot and killed while sitting on the couch at... More...   $0 (10-23-2016 - NE)

United States of America v. Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin

Oakland, CA - A federal grand jury in Oakland indicted Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin for obtaining information from computers, causing damage to computers, trafficking in access devices, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy.

The indictment alleged that Nikulin, 29, of Moscow, Russia, accessed computers belonging to LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring, each of which has its headquarte... More...
   $0 (10-23-2016 - CA)

United States of America v. Carl Keith Battie, a/k/a “Carl Hampton”

Dallas, TX - Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Running Real Estate Investment Scheme Targeting Senior Citizens

Caused Victim Investors to Suffer $7 Million in Losses

Carl Keith Battie, a/k/a “Carl Hampton,” 60, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $11,407,794 in restitution, following his guilty plea in June 2016 to a superseding indictment... More...
   $114 (10-22-2016 - TX)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. ANTHONY COLLYMORE

It is well established that the state may immunize from prosecution a witness called in its case-in-chief. See generally General Statutes § 54-47a. Theprimaryquestioninthisappealiswhetherthestate, after immunizing such a witness for testimony given during the state’s case-in-chief, may decline to extend that immunity to the same witness in connection with his testimony during the defense case-in-... More...   $0 (10-22-2016 - CT)

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