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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. LESLIE REED

On May 29, 2012, Jared Mealey was shot and killed in the Preston Hollow
neighborhood of St. Rose, Louisiana. The following facts were adduced at trial.
In the evening hours of May 29, 2012, defendant (known as "Rolla") and
Keywine Bradford (known as "Poppa") went to see Anthony Randle at his
grandmother's house. Defendant, Bradford, Randle, and Randle's cousin, Mike
McCray... More...
   $0 (02-09-2016 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. LAWHIT L. PAUL

On October 31,2013, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information alleging that defendant violated La. R.S. 40:967(A) in that he
possessed cocaine with the intent to distribute. On November 5, 2013, defendant
appeared at his arraignment and pled not guilty.
On February 20,2014, the trial court held a hearing on defendant's motions
to suppress evidence ... More...
   $0 (02-09-2016 - LA)

State of Oklahoma v. Brandon Lee Miley

Hugo, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Brandon Lee Miley with:

1. LEWD MOLESTATION (FELONY)

Docket
Date Code Description Count Party Amount
02-11-2014

FILE, ENTER, RECORD INFORMATION

Document Available at Court Clerk's Office
AFFIDAVIT OF PROBABLE CAUSE TO MAKE WARRANTLESS CUSTODIA

Document Available at Court Clerk's Office
... More...
   $0 (02-08-2016 - OK)

United States of America v. David Anaya Garcia

Las Cruces, NM - Former Las Cruces Elementary School Janitor Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charge

Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

David Anaya Garcia, 32, of Las Cruces, N.M., pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge. At the time he committed the crime, Garcia was employed as a janitor in a Las Cruces elementary school.

Garcia wa... More...
   $0 (02-08-2016 - NM)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TABARI FACEN

Because the jury found Facen guilty of all charges relevant to this appeal,12
“we view the evidence in the light most favorable to the government.”  United13
States v. Mergen, 764 F.3d 199, 202 (2d Cir. 2014) (internal quotation marks14
omitted).  The judge found the evidence insufficient as to all of the cocaine base found in the apartment except for the 0.126 grams found in open vie... More...
   $0 (02-08-2016 - NY)

STATE OF IOWA vs. PERRY BERNARDO BENDER

This case comes to us on appeal from our order for remand for
resentencing. However, the challenge raised here is that the district court
exceeded its authority on remand, more properly challenged by a writ of
certiorari. See, e.g., City of Okoboji v. Iowa Dist. Ct., 744 N.W.2d 327, 330 (Iowa
2008); United Fire & Cas. Co. v. Iowa Dist. Ct., 612 N.W.2d 101, 103 (Iowa
2000... More...
   $0 (02-08-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JAMES D. AHERNS

In 2012, Aherns was facing criminal charges for possession of a controlled
substance with intent to deliver, failure to affix a tax stamp, forgery as a class “D”
felony, and possession of a controlled substance. After arriving at a plea
agreement with the State, Aherns pled guilty to possession of a controlled
substance with intent to deliver and a lesser-included charge of fo... More...
   $0 (02-08-2016 - IA)

Hervin S. Talley v. State of Indiana

On the evening of August 5, 2012, Officer Alejandro Campos of the East
Chicago Police Department was on routine patrol in East Chicago, Indiana.
He was dispatched to investigate a report of a burglary. The dispatcher directed
Officer Campos to look for a suspect who was described as a black male with
dreadlocks wearing a white shirt and dark blue jeans.
[4] As Officer Ca... More...
   $0 (02-08-2016 - IN)

State of Louisiana v. Kenneth D. Modique

On August 11, 2014, the defendant was charged with distribution of
methamphetamine, in violation of La. R.S. 40:967(A)(1). The bill of
information was amended March 12, 2015, to include an additional charge
of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, in violation of
La. R.S. 40:967(A)(1). The defendant pled not guilty, and a trial was held
on May 25, 2015, on ... More...
   $0 (02-08-2016 - LA)

ROBERT DOUGLAS SMITH v. DORA B. SCHRIRO, Warden, Arizona, Department of Corrections

In 1982, Robert Smith was convicted in Arizona state court of kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder and sentenced to death. Lambright v. Stewart, 167 F.3d 477, 479 (9th Cir. 1999), reh’g granted, vacated, 177 F.3d 901 (9th Cir. 1999), rev’d, en banc, 191 F.3d 1181 (9th Cir. 1999). On June 20, 2002, the Supreme Court decided Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304 (2002), holding that the execution of ... More...   $0 (02-08-2016 - AZ)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. STEPHEN J. JOHNSON

This case asks us to examine whether and when it is proper to enhance a defendant’s sentence for obstructing justice by committing perjury during a trial on a charge that the same defendant had obstructed justice on an earlier occasion. Other circuits have addressed the sentencing consequences of committing perjury to try to avoid a perjury conviction, but we have not. Stephen Johnson was indict... More...   $0 (02-08-2016 - CA)

ALBERT LOPEZ VICTORY v. GEORGE PATAKI, Former Governor of the State of New York

In 1970, Victory entered DOCCS custody to serve a sentence of twenty‐five 3
years to life upon his conviction of felony murder, stemming from his 4
involvement in the 1968 shooting death of a police officer. See People v. Bornholdt, 5
305 N.E.2d 461 (N.Y. 1973) (upholding conviction); Victory v. Bombard, 570 F.2d 6
66, 70 (2d Cir. 1978) (reversing grant of writ of habeas... More...
   $0 (02-07-2016 - NY)

United States v. Pruitt

On October 15, 2013, a New York State Parole Officer conducted an 10  
unannounced home visit of Pruitt’s housemate, who was on parole.  Pruitt, believing 11  
the officer might be an intruder, went to the door with a shotgun.  The parole officer 12  
drew his weapon and directed the 22‐year‐old Pruitt to lower the shotgun.  Pruitt 13  
complied.  A subsequent search of... More...
   $0 (02-07-2016 - NY)

United States v. Vernace

In 1981, the two owners of the Shamrock Bar in Queens, New York, 
were shot to death in their establishment, following an altercation that began 
with a spilled drink.  The murders became known as the Shamrock Murders. 
More than thirty years later, defendant‐appellant Bartolomeo 
Vernace was convicted, following a jury trial, of participating in the Shamrock 
Murders.  O... More...
   $0 (02-07-2016 - NY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JONATHAN TANGUAY

This is the second go-round in our appellate review of the denial of a motion to suppress filed
by defendant-appellant Jonathan Tanguay. After the district court
refused to suppress vital evidence, see United States v. Tanguay
(Tanguay I), 907 F. Supp. 2d 165, 186 (D.N.H. 2012), the defendant
went to trial. The jury convicted him on a charge of possession
of child porno... More...
   $0 (02-07-2016 - NH)

Jeffery Turner v. The State of Wyoming

In 2010, the district court in Albany County sentenced Turner to four to nine years of imprisonment on a larceny conviction. On March 2, 2012, the Department of Corrections (DOC) transferred him as a pre-parole inmate to a community corrections facility in Laramie County.1 Inmates at the community corrections facility are required to hold jobs in the community. Five weeks after his tranfer, on... More...   $0 (02-07-2016 - WY)

United States of America v. Jason Christopher Paur

Seattle, WA - Former Private School Coach Sentenced for Secretly Filming Students Undressing on School Ski Trips

Arrested in 2013 on Ski Trip to Canada After Female Students Discovered Camera Hidden In Their Bedroom

The former cross country ski coach at a Seattle private school was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle to eight years in prison for transportation with intent... More...
   $0 (02-07-2016 - WA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JESSICA EPPING

Jessica Epping appeals the district court’s entry of a five-year no-contact
order in favor of her three minor children following her guilty plea to one count of
child endangerment. She asserts that because she was involved in a separate
child-in-need-of-assistance case the court improperly issued the order in violation
of the provisions set forth in Iowa Code section 664A.5 (2... More...
   $0 (02-06-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. RONNIE ALAN KRAFT

Ronnie Kraft appeals following a plea of guilty to willful injury causing
bodily injury. He states that at no time during the plea proceeding did the district
court ask him about his citizenship or immigration status, and therefore, the court
did not substantially comply with the requirements of Iowa Criminal Rule of
Procedure 2.8(2)(b). He raises a claim of ineffective assis... More...
   $0 (02-06-2016 - IA)

Matt D. Neace v. State of Indiana

In early April 2013, Indiana State Police Sergeant Paul Andry was conducting
an investigation involving Neace. During the investigation, Sergeant Andry
contacted Leah Ewen, who Sergeant Andry suspected had recently been in
contact with Neace. On April 17, Sergeant Andry and Ewen met at Ewen’s
place of employment. At the meeting, Ewen admitted to using
methamphetamine, p... More...
   $0 (02-06-2016 - IN)

RICHARD JOHN SIEMER JR. vs. STATE OF IOWA

Richard Siemer was convicted of second-degree criminal mischief on
July 6, 2011. He did not appeal his conviction but did file an application for
postconviction relief (PCR) on April 9, 2012. After a reported trial, the district
court denied Siemer’s application, and Siemer appealed. Our court affirmed the
denial on December 5, 2013. See Siemer v. State, No. 12-2248, 2013 <... More...
   $0 (02-06-2016 - i)

STATE OF IOWA vs. PERRY BERNARDO BENDER

This case comes to us on appeal from our order for remand for
resentencing. However, the challenge raised here is that the district court
exceeded its authority on remand, more properly challenged by a writ of
certiorari. See, e.g., City of Okoboji v. Iowa Dist. Ct., 744 N.W.2d 327, 330 (Iowa
2008); United Fire & Cas. Co. v. Iowa Dist. Ct., 612 N.W.2d 101, 103 (Iowa
2000... More...
   $0 (02-06-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JAMES D. AHERNS

In 2012, Aherns was facing criminal charges for possession of a controlled
substance with intent to deliver, failure to affix a tax stamp, forgery as a class “D”
felony, and possession of a controlled substance. After arriving at a plea
agreement with the State, Aherns pled guilty to possession of a controlled
substance with intent to deliver and a lesser-included charge of fo... More...
   $0 (02-06-2016 - IA)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. LAWRENCE SORBINO

We discern the following facts from the record of the
suppression hearing. Defendant was the supervisor of security
for the New Brunswick Parking Authority's (NBPA) parking lots
and garages. In May 2010, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's
Office initiated an investigation after receiving information
that NBPA security guards were taking money from patrons at exit
gat... More...
   $0 (02-05-2016 - NJ)

USA v. Sylvan Abney

In Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668 (1984), the Supreme Court identified the two-prong objective test for determining whether a defendant’s constitutional right to the effective assistance of counsel has been violated. Today that question arises in the context of a sentencing for possession of 68 grams of crack cocaine that occurred five days after Congress passed the Fair Sentencing Act (“... More...   $0 (02-05-2016 - DC)

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