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United States of America v. Alan William Weber District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Clovis Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws by Possessing Unregistered Sawed-Off Shotgun

Alan William Weber, 37, of Clovis, N.M., entered a guilty plea November 17, 2017 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to violating the federal firearms laws by possessing an unregistered sawed-off shotgun.

Weber was arrested on Feb. 23, 2017, on a criminal ... More...
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Paul E. Wilson v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

While operating his vehicle, Wilson failed to obey a stop sign at an intersection.
After observing the traffic infraction, Officer Philip Ralston of the Terre Haute
Police Department activated his overhead lights and attempted to perform a
traffic stop. As Officer Ralston exited his vehicle, Wilson drove away at a high
rate of speed and turned onto a side street. Officer Rals... More...
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Deterryon Tyrell Kelly v. The State of Texas Kelly found guilty, gets life with no parole in Marshall baby death

In evaluating legal sufficiency, we review all the evidence in the light most favorable to
the trial court’s judgment to determine whether any rational jury could have found the essential
elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Brooks v. State, 323 S.W.3d 893, 912 (Tex.
Crim. App. 2010) (plurality op.) (citing Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U.S. 307, 319 (1979)); Hartsfield More...
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Douglas John Manifold, Jr. v. The State of Texas Traffic stop leads to arrests

After Quinlan police officer David Nalls observed a vehicle swerving and its two right
wheels crossing over the solid white line separating the lane of traffic from the partially paved
shoulder, he initiated a traffic stop. That stop and the ensuing actions of the driver, Douglas John
Manifold, Jr., resulted in Manifold being convicted by a Hunt County jury for possession of a
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John Michael Shaver v. The State of Texas

Less than six weeks after Shaver had pled guilty and was placed on community supervision,
he admitted having used methamphetamine. He was, accordingly, ordered by the trial court to
serve a three-day jail sanction and to successfully attend and complete all recommendations
resulting from his substance abuse evaluation. Further, within seven months of his having been
placed on... More...
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United States of America v. Julian Rubio-Estrada Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

Julian Rubio-Estrada, 35, pled guilty to illegal reentry after deportation by a felon.

Rubio-Estrada faces maximum penalties of not more than 20 years imprisonment; a fine of not more than $250,000; and a term of not more than three years of supervised release.

Rubio-Estrada was previously convicted of six felony state offenses in Missouri, including trafficking of drugs and the... More...
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Bret Cornell v. City and County of San Francisco

Police officer trainee Bret Cornell, while off-duty and in street clothes, went for a
run one morning in Golden Gate Park, stopping for a brief rest on a knoll called Hippie
Hill. Two uniformed patrol officers in the area spotted him, thought he looked
“worried,” and grew suspicious because the bushes on Hippie Hill are known for illicit
drug activity. As the patrolmen began to app... More...
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Zamondre Davon Brown v. The State of Texas Dallas police arrest carjacking suspect

Sadiq Al Dawaima and his sister lived in the same apartment complex. On January 26,
2016, Sadiq was at his sister’s apartment hanging out with his nieces. He left his sister’s
apartment about 12:30 a.m., and before going back to his own apartment, went to his car to
retrieve a gym bag that had wet clothes in it. As he walked to his car, a black car pulled up
beside him. Two... More...
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Pablo Alfaro-Jimenez v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals - 4th District | Bexar County, TX

On July 10, 2014, San Antonio Police Officer Edward Rodriguez was dispatched for a
domestic disturbance. The complainant told the officers that her ex-boyfriend, identified as Juan
Alberto Torres Landa, was beating on the door, kicking the door, and threatening her. By the time
officers arrived, the ex-boyfriend was gone.
After conducting an investigation, and ensuring the... More...
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United States of America v. Rashawn Dewer Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Man Sentenced For Role In Cross-Country Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

Rashawn Dewer, 37, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, was sentenced to 120 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang, who handled th... More...
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Dwayne Younger v. The State of Texas SECOND COURT OF APPEALS, FORT WORTH, TEXAS

According to testimony by L.W. (Lacy),3 in the fall of 2015, she and
Younger began living together in a recreational vehicle behind the home of
Younger’s mother, C.Y. (Carol). Younger and Lacy fought frequently, and Lacy
“stayed away from him as much as [she] could to avoid conflict.”
One early morning in November 2015, Lacy became concerned about
Carol’s health; accord... More...
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Spencer and Patricia Presley married in 1998 and later separated in 2010. The record
reflects that on the morning of May 1, 2016, Patricia awakened to a banging sound outside
of her house. Patricia testified that she looked out of a window and saw Spencer standing
beside her 2011 Dodge Caliber “knocking” at the driver’s side backseat window with a tire
iron. After Patricia calle... More...
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William Mack, Jr. v. State of Mississippi

On September 20, 2013, a grand jury indicted both Mack and his father, William Mack Sr. (Mack Sr.), for the aggravated assault of Joseph Scott (Scott). The circuit court subsequently granted Mack's motion to sever his trial from his father's trial.

¶ 4. At Mack's trial, Scott testified that he was standing outside his grandparents' house in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on January 25, 2... More...
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Spencer and Patricia Presley married in 1998 and later separated in 2010. The record
reflects that on the morning of May 1, 2016, Patricia awakened to a banging sound outside
of her house. Patricia testified that she looked out of a window and saw Spencer standing
beside her 2011 Dodge Caliber “knocking” at the driver’s side backseat window with a tire
iron. After Patricia calle... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Hegarty Southern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Irish National Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Trafficking of Endangered Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup

Michael Hegarty, an Irish national, was sentenced in federal court in Miami, Florida, November 14, 2017 to 18 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for fraudulently facilitating the transportation and concealment of a libation cup carved fro... More...
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United States of America v. Steve J. Meisel District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

A jury found Steven Meisel guilty of distributing and possessing child
pornography. See 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2), (a)(4)(B). Meisel asserts the district
court (1) violated his right to present a complete defense by preventing him from
adducing alternative perpetrator evidence1; and (2) erred in denying his request to
instruct the jury on “identity.” Even assuming the district court e... More...
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United States of America v. Kenroy Lloyd Benford Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

A jury convicted Kenroy Benford of being a felon in possession of a firearm in
violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) based on his constructive possession of a loaded
pistol that police seized from an apartment bedroom he shared with his girlfriend.
On appeal, Benford argues the district court erred in three ways: (1) it abused its
discretion by admitting evidence under Federal Rule of... More...
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United States of America v. Tracy Conley Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Tracy Conley was ensnared in a now familiar government set up in which a government ac-tor, pretending to be a criminal, presents the defendant with an opportunity to be part of a robbery of an illegal drug stash house. The stash house is fictional, of course, and so the government decides which and what quantity of drugs it will have (in this case, fifty kilograms of cocaine) and how high or low ... More...   $0 (11-14-2017 - IL)

State v. Luke P. Peters Supreme Court of Rhode Island

The facts that follow are derived from the filings of the parties and are undisputed for the
purposes of this appeal. On August 6, 2014, after having purchased alcohol from a local liquor
store, defendant, along with John Willette (Willette) and two underage minors, Julia, and Kajia,1
went to Willette’s home and consumed the alcohol. At 11 p.m., the group decided to drive to
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State v. Quandell Husband RI Supreme Court tosses triple murder conviction Supreme Court of Rhode Island

The state filed a petition of delinquency in Family Court against Husband, charging him
with the following offenses: three counts of first-degree murder for the murders of Martin, Barros,
and Colon; three counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence; and one count of conspiracy
to commit robbery. The state also moved to waive the Family Court’s jurisdiction. On September <... More...
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State v. Chaquiro Blandino Supreme Court of Rhode Island

There is little factual dispute in this case. It is uncontroverted that defendant shot and
killed Francis Rodriguez on May 2, 2014. It is also undisputed that defendant had previously
been robbed, shot, and frequently harassed by members of the “C-Block” gang.1 The only
question at trial was whether the killing of Rodriguez was a cold-blooded, premeditated murder
or an act o... More...
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State v. Daniel Tejeda Supreme Court of Rhode Island

When this Court reviews a motion to suppress, we “will not overturn a trial justice’s
factual findings unless they are clearly erroneous.” State v. Harrison, 66 A.3d 432, 441 (R.I.
2013). With respect to any purported violations of a defendant’s constitutional rights, “this
Court must make an independent examination of the record to determine if [the defendant’s]
rights have ... More...
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In October 2003, Stephen Nolte and his wife moved out of their residence at 5519 North Troost in Kansas City, and into a new home. The Troost residence needed renovations before being advertised for sale. On the evening of March 7, 2004, Nolte was working at the Troost residence. At 9:45 p.m., he told his wife that he would return to their new home shortly. Around midnight, Polk asked his wife2... More...   $0 (11-14-2017 - MO)

United States of America v. Richard Fleming District of West Virginia Federal Courthouse - Huntington, West Virginia

Huntington, WV - Chicago man pleads guilty for role in drug conspiracy - Comprehensive drug investigation led to seizure of over a million dollars in drug proceeds and a plane

A Chicago man pleaded guilty November 13, 2017 for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Richard Fleming entered his guilty plea to aiding and abetting the attempted distribution of 100 kilograms or more of mar... More...
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United States of America v. Miteshkumar Patel Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Last Defendant in the United States Pleads Guilty in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims - All 24 Defendants in the United States Have Pleaded Guilty; 61 Charged in Total

An Illinois man pleaded guilty today to money laundering conspiracy, joining six other defendants who recently pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for their roles in liq... More...
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