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Shawn Patrick Wilson v. The State of Texas

At about 10:00 p.m., on April 28, 2012, Trooper James Ammons saw a silver BMW that appeared to be speeding on Farm to Market Road 3053 in Rusk County, Texas. Using his radar, Ammons verified that the BMW was traveling at seventy miles per hour in a sixty-mile-per-hour zone and stopped the BMW. When Ammons spoke with the driver, Shawn Patrick Wilson, Ammons smelled marihuana. Ammons asked Wilson wh... More...   $0 (06-08-2014 - TX)

State of Texas v. Mark Augustin Castellano

The State of Texas charged Mark Augustin Castellano, age 39, with second-degree murder for the 2012 death of Michelle Warner, age 31, whose body was found in a West Texas grave between Midland and Odessa. The State claimed that Castellano killed Ms. Warner in the bedroom of their home in Houston.

Defendant claimed self-defense.

The State claimed that he killed Ms. Warner, took h... More...
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United States of America v. John Christian Parks

Seattle, WA - A repeat felon was sentenced to an additional 27 months on top of an eight year sentence for possession of dangerous weapons at the Federal Detention Center, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. JOHN CHRISTIAN PARKS, 38, of Belfair, Washington was sentenced in January 2014 to eight years in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms. PARKS was found guilty of that charg... More...   $0 (06-06-2014 - WA)

The People v. Gabriel Antonio Martinez

By way of an information filed on December 20, 2011, the Monterey County District Attorney charged Gabriel Martinez (appellant) with one count of murder (Pen. Code, § 12022.7, count one, victim Lisa Groveman), one count of involuntary manslaughter (Pen. Code, § 192, subd. (b), count two, victim Lisa Groveman), and three counts of selling, transporting, or furnishing a controlled substance (herea... More...   $0 (06-06-2014 - CA)

The People v. Donald Ray Debose

A jury convicted defendant Donald Ray Debose of the first degree murder and second degree robbery of, and arson causing great bodily injury to, Dannie Kim (Pen. Code, §§ 187, subd. (a), 189, 211, 212.5, 451, subd. (a)),1 and it found true special circumstance allegations that Kim‟s murder took place during the commission of arson and robbery (§ 190.2, subd. (a)(17)). The jury convicted defend... More...   $0 (06-05-2014 - CA)

The State of Texas v. Gregory Alan White

Gregory Alan White was charged by indictment with the offense of tampering with physical evidence. White filed a pretrial motion to suppress the evidence acquired as a result of his allegedly illegal detention. The trial court granted White’s motion. The State has filed this interlocutory appeal from the trial court’s order. We affirm.

I. The Charged Offense

A person commits the ... More...
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Douglas Edward Gilliam v. The State of Texas

In Upshur County, Texas, Douglas Edward Gilliam was indicted for the felony offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI). The offense was enhanced to a third degree felony due to Gilliam’s two prior convictions for DWI. On August 13, 2013, although Gilliam stipulated to the evidence and pled guilty pursuant to a plea agreement wherein he would be sentenced to serve three years’ confinement, a pa... More...   $0 (06-05-2014 - TX)

Mark Savid Simmons v. The State of Texas

Mark David Simmons was charged with the murder of Steven Woelfel, see Tex. Penal Code § 19.02, the crime of evidence tampering for attempting to destroy or conceal Woelfel’s body, see id. § 37.09, and the arson of Woelfel’s home, see id. § 28.02.

Prior to trial, Simmons elected to represent himself, but the district court appointed stand-by counsel to assist Simmons. See Walker v. St... More...
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Ex Parte Richard Mark Bowman

Appellant, Richard Mark Bowman, challenges the trial court’s order denying his application for a writ of habeas corpus.1 In his sole issue, appellant contends

1 See TEX. CODE CRIM. PROC. ANN. art. 11.072, § 8 (Vernon Supp. 2013) (providing for appeal in misdemeanor case in which applicant seeks relief from judgment of conviction ordering community supervision), art. 11.09 (Vernon 2005)... More...
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Juan Antonio Zapata v. The State of Texas

A jury convicted Juan Antonio Zapata of capital murder and assessed punishment at confinement for life.1 In his sole issue on appeal, Zapata contends that the trial court erred in overruling his motion to suppress statements he made

1 See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 19.03(a)(2) (West Supp. 2013) (defining capital murder and setting life confinement as possible sentence).


after h... More...
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United States of America v. Hana Amal Beshara

Alexandria, VA - The United States of America charged Hana Amal Beshara with conspiracy and criminal copyright infringement for her role in the creation and operation of NinjaVideo, which was at one time one of the most popular places online to illegally download TV shows and movies. She was known online as Queen Phara.

Beshara along with Josh Evans and others created and operated NinjaVi... More...
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In the Interest of Y.G.B.

G.B. appeals the trial court’s order terminating his parental rights to his daughter, Y.G.B. The sole issue raised on appeal is a challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence to support the trial court’s finding that termination of G.B.’s parental rights was in Y.G.B.’s best interest. We affirm the trial court’s order.


Y.G.B. was born on November 12, 2012. On Nov... More...
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United States of America v. Gary McIntosh

9 Defendant‐Appellant Gary McIntosh (“McIntosh”), proceeding pro se, appeals
10 from a May 6, 2011, judgment of conviction and sentence of the United States
11 District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Block, J.). McIntosh was
12 convicted after a jury trial on one count of assault on a federal officer in violation of
13 18 U.S.C. § 111(a) (“Count One”). He al... More...
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Katherine M. Cady v. Barbara Walsh (Cumberland County Jail)

Katherine Cady, on behalf of the estate of her son, Paul Victor Galambos, III, brought this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action after Galambos's death from self-inflicted injuries that he suffered while he was a pretrial detainee at the Cumberland County Jail (CCJ). The action alleged that employees of Corizon, Inc., the private company providing healthcare services at CCJ, were deliberately indifferent to G... More...   $0 (06-04-2014 - ME)

State of Oklahoma v. Lisa Lou Leach

Tulsa County, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Lisa Lou Leach with:

Count # 1.
Count as Filed: ABOFF, ASSAULT & BATTERY UPON A POLICE OFFICER , in violation of 21 O.S. 649
Date Of Offense: 08/03/2012

Party Name: Disposition Information:

Disposed: CONVICTION, 06/03/2014. Guilty Plea.
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Kevin Mark Taylor v. State of Montana

¶1 Kevin Mark Taylor (Taylor) appeals from an order of the Eighth Judicial District
Court, Cascade County, denying his petition for postconviction relief. We affirm.


¶2 We restate the following issue on appeal:

¶3 Did the District Court err by denying Taylor’s postconviction relief claims alleging
that his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance ... More...
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United States of America v. Freddie Grant

A jury found Appellant Freddie Grant guilty of being a felon in possession of ammunition. The district court classified Grant as an armed career criminal, in part due to two general court-martial convictions for violent crimes, and calculated his Sentencing Guidelines range accordingly. Grant now appeals, contending that we should vacate his sentence because the district court erred by using the c... More...   $0 (06-03-2014 - SC)

Anna Stanczyk v. City of New York

On March 21, 2013, a jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York found City of New York police officers Richard DeMartino (“DeMartino”) and Shaun Grossweiler (“Grossweiler”) (the


“Officers”) liable under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for employing excessive force while arresting Plaintiff‐Appellant Anna Stanczyk (“Stanczyk”) in November 2010.... More...
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Larry Wilkins v. United States of America

In August of 2012, Massachusetts was rocked by the disclosure that Annie Dookhan, a chemist at a state testing laboratory, had falsely certified drug-test results. These revelations called into question a large number of federal and state drug convictions. This case is near the head of the parade: it marks the first time that this court has had the occasion to deal with the effect of Dookhan's sku... More...   $0 (06-03-2014 - MA)

United States of America v. John Charles McCluskey

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – John Charles McCluskey, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Judith C. Herrera of the District of New Mexico to life imprisonment followed by a consecutive term of 2,820 months (235 years) in prison for carjacking and murdering a retired couple from Oklahoma in Aug. 2010. The sentence was announced by Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department... More...   $0 (06-03-2014 - NM)

United States of America v. Olusola Arojojoye

Olusola Arojojoye participated in a multi‐faceted fraudulent check‐cashing operation involving his creation of fraudulent documents bearing the identities of people and fictitious businesses. After he was caught in the act, he was indicted by a grand jury on a dozen counts related to fraud. He ultimately pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1344 and one count ... More...   $0 (06-03-2014 - IL)

Pedro Rosales-Martinez v. Colby Palmer, et al.

This is an action for damages under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff, Pedro Rosales-Martinez, complains that he was unlawfully convicted and imprisoned as a result of violations of his constitutional rights. He alleges that the defendants, acting under color of State law, unlawfully suppressed the criminal history of a confidential informant who was the main witness against him, failed to produce ... More...   $0 (06-03-2014 - NV)

The People v. Charles Elmore

A killing committed because of an unreasonable belief in the need for self-defense is voluntary manslaughter, not murder. “Unreasonable self-defense, also called imperfect self-defense, „obviates malice because that most culpable of mental states “cannot coexist” with an actual belief that the lethal act was necessary to avoid one‟s own death or serious injury at the victim‟s hand.‟ ... More...   $0 (06-02-2014 - CA)

The People v. Steven Allen Brown

A jury convicted Steven Allen Brown of first degree murder, sodomy, and forcible lewd act on a minor under 14.1 It found true the special circumstances for murder in the commission of the sexual offenses,2 and returned a death verdict. This appeal is automatic. (Cal. Const., art. 6, § 11, subd. (a); Pen. Code, § 1239, subd. (b).) We affirm the judgment.

1 Penal Code sections 187, subdivis... More...
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United States of America v. Ngoc Duong a/k/a Danny Duong and Hong Lee Wong a/k/a William Wong

SAN FRANCISCO – Ngoc Duong a/k/a Danny Duong and Hong Lee Wong a/k/a William Wong were sentenced on Friday, May 30, 2014, to 30 and 28 months in prison, respectively, for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson.

Duong and Wong were convicted on Feb. 11, 2014, after an 11 day jury trial. The ... More...
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