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United States of America v. Osman Rutilio Reyes

This Court implicitly held in United States v. Velasco, 465 F.3d 633 (5th
Cir. 2006), that the Illinois aggravated battery statute is divisible—meaning
that if a defendant has a prior conviction under that statute and a sentencing
court must determine whether this prior conviction qualifies for a sentencing
enhancement, the court should look to certain records of conviction to iden... More...
   $0 (08-02-2017 - TX)

DENIS GAILEY vs. STATE OF IOWA Appeals court rejects Gailey bid Former Webster County man serving life for kidnapping, other charges

In its ruling affirming Gailey’s convictions on direct appeal, this court set
forth the following facts surrounding the incident leading to Gailey’s charges:
The charges at issue in this case arose from a series of events that occurred on April 25, 2007. At the time, Gailey was under a protective order prohibiting contact with his wife, Dawn, and step-daughter, Jane Doe II. Dawn, acco... More...
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DENIS GAILEY vs. STATE OF IOWA Appeals court rejects Gailey bid Former Webster County man serving life for kidnapping, other charges

In its ruling affirming Gailey’s convictions on direct appeal, this court set
forth the following facts surrounding the incident leading to Gailey’s charges:
The charges at issue in this case arose from a series of events that occurred on April 25, 2007. At the time, Gailey was under a protective order prohibiting contact with his wife, Dawn, and step-daughter, Jane Doe II. Dawn, acco... More...
   $0 (07-24-2017 - IA)

Donald Harrell v. The State of Texas Bowie County man gets life for sexual abuse of 9-year-old girl

On September 16, 2015, F.H.1 made an outcry of sexual abuse against her uncle, Donald
Harrell. As a result, a Bowie County jury convicted Harrell of two counts of aggravated sexual
assault of a child2 and one count of indecency with a child by contact.3 For each of the two
convictions of aggravated sexual assault of a child, Harrell was sentenced to imprisonment for life,
and... More...
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Justin Daren Buxton v. The State of Texas First Court of Appeals - Texas Courts Aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of fourteen

K.T. dated appellant for several years. She has four children: R.T., C.T., who
is the complainant in this case, J.T., and D.B. Her daughters, R.T., C.T., and J.T.,
all have different fathers, and appellant is the father of D.B. K.T. lived with her own
father during the time that she was dating appellant, and her daughters would spend
the night with her or with appellant, who... More...
   $0 (07-14-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Joel Kenneth Ausbie Nevada Federal Courthouses

Las Vegas, NV - California Man Convicted Of Conspiracy To Commit Arson Of Popcorn Store And Extortion

A California man was convicted by a jury on July 12, 2017 of conspiring with others to burn down a Henderson popcorn business and threatening to injure the business owners.

Following a three-day jury trial, Joel Kenneth Ausbie, 53, of Fontana, Calif., was found guilty of one coun... More...
   $0 (07-13-2017 - NV)

GEORGE H. BENNETT v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

Bennett was convicted of, among other things, violating
§ 922(g), and the sentencing judge determined that at least three
of Bennett's prior convictions under Maine law were for an offense
that qualifies as a "violent felony" under ACCA. The sentencing
judge therefore applied ACCA's mandatory minimum fifteen-year
sentence to Bennett's § 922(g) conviction. The sentencing ... More...
   $0 (07-07-2017 - ME)

United States of America v. Travis Bell Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Defendant sentenced to two years for mailing hoax anthrax threats

Travis Ball was sentenced to two years in prison for mailing hoax anthrax threats. Ball sent letters to the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“LDS”) threatening harm to members of each organization.

“Ball’s threatening letters,... More...
   $0 (06-27-2017 - GA)

State of Oklahoma v. Payton Cole Hendrick

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Payton Hendrick with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, FELONY MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 05/23/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
HENDRICK, PAYTON COLE
GLOVER, DORIAN JARROD JR
Count # 2. Count as Filed: BRG1, BURGLARY - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 1431
Dat... More...
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Deborah Lee Nicholls v. The People of the State of Colorado Colorado Supreme Court

On the night of March 6, 2003, Nicholls’ husband, Tim, set fire to their home
while she was at their business, the Tailgate Bar. The fire killed their three children,
ages eleven, five, and three. After the fire consumed the house, Nicholls returned from
the Tailgate Bar and claimed to have left candles burning inside the house. She showed
little concern for the children and... More...
   $0 (06-20-2017 - CO)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ARLANDO T. LATHAM

Over the course of 1 1/2 years, Latham filed numerous motions to correct an illegal sentence. In his most recent motion, Latham requested an evidentiary hearing for the district court to consider whether a 1991 in-state juvenile adjudication for aggravated arson and a 1996 out-of-state conviction for aggravated robbery were properly scored as person felonies under State v. Dickey, 301 Kan. 1018, 3... More...   $0 (06-13-2017 - KS)

State of Texas v. Joel Soto Bexar County Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, TX - Jury Convicts Grandfather of Killing Grandson

The State of Texas charged Joel Soto with first-degree murder, arson and injury to a child by omission for murdering his grandson two-year-old Jeremy Soto, who died in a burning truck in 2013. The State claimed that he killed the child because he has let the boy have access to meth, which killed him. He then put the child's ... More...
   $0 (06-09-2017 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ALAN KINGSLEY

A jury convicted Kingsley of four 1991 crimes: first-degree murder on the alternative theories of both premeditated and felony murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated arson, and forgery. As part of the proceedings, the jury found three aggravating circumstances: (1) Kingsley committed the crime for pecuniary gain; (2) he committed the crime to avoid or prevent arrest or prosecution; and (3) he co... More...   $0 (06-09-2017 - KS)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - v. - DAVID DELVA, a/k/a Sealed Defendant 4

The present prosecution of Delva had its origin in the kidnapping and robbery of a2
woman and a man in the Bronx, New York, which began on Labor Day weekend in 2012. Those3
crimes were investigated by a joint task force of Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") agents and4
New York City Police Department ("NYPD") detectives and officers (collectively or in combination,5
the "Offi... More...
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State of North Dakota v. Ashley Kenneth Hunger Cass County North Dakota Courthouse - Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo, ND - Jury Finds Defendant Guilty of Double Murder

The State of North Dakota charged Ashley Hunter with the murders of Clarence Flowers and Samuel Traut in June of 2015. Flowers was stabbed 77 time and Traut was killed by a hammer blow to his head.


Docket Entries:

06/24/2015 Information Doc ID# 1
06/24/2015 Incident Report Doc ID# 2More...
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State of Washington v. Kareem Harris Washington Supreme Court - Olympia, Washington

To impose criminal liability, the conduct of the defendant must
be both the cause in fact and the legal cause of the result. Kareem Harris seeks
reversal of the jury conviction of premediated murder in the first degree of Wilbur Lee
Gant. Harris contends insufficient evidence supports the jury finding that the injuries
Gant suffered when Harris shot him at least five times at close... More...
   $0 (05-30-2017 - WA)

Michael R. Hill v. The State of Texas First Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

Appellant lived in a Houston apartment with his girlfriend, A. Davis.
Appellant’s friend, Keylin O’Neil, also lived in the same apartment complex. On
October 2, 2015, Appellant texted O’Neil, asking O’Neil if he “wanted some
money.” O’Neil knew that Appellant was asking if he wanted to commit a
robbery. O’Neil responded that he did.
Appellant and O’Neil left the apar... More...
   $0 (05-27-2017 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES EDWARDS, a/k/a Black United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

A person with three convictions for violent felonies or
serious drug offenses who commits a federal firearms crime is an
armed career criminal and must be sentenced to at least 15 years
in prison — so says the Armed Career Criminal Act ("ACCA," for
short). See 18 U.S.C. § 924(e). Under the governing rule, the
government must prove the existence of the prior convictions b... More...
   $0 (05-25-2017 - MA)

State of Washington v. Joshua David Lambert Washington Supreme Court - Olympia, Washington

Joshua David Lambert has a history of fixating on guns while
using methamphetamine. Armed with a knife on October 3, 2011, Lambert went to the
house of his 80-year-old paternal grandfather George Lambert to steal guns. Lambert
assaulted and brutally murdered his grandfather, tied up his 66-year-old great-aunt, and
stole her car. Lambert drove to his mother's house to steal guns. La... More...
   $0 (05-22-2017 - WA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. GLYNN HAWKINS AND ALEX LEWIS Pair found guilty of murder in 2013 death of Xavier pre-med student

On the afternoon of March 9, 2013, Bertrand Dezara was murdered in the
courtyard of an apartment building in eastern New Orleans. Shortly before or
around the time of the murder, the New Orleans Police Department was dispatched
to the scene after a 911 call had been made and an aggravated burglary had been
reported.

Two days later, on March 11, 2013, a shootout oc... More...
   $0 (05-21-2017 - LA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JOSHUA J. ROBERTSON

Robertson was convicted in 2002 of first-degree murder, arson, and aggravated burglary and sentenced to an imprisonment term of life without possibility of parole for 50 years (hard 50 life sentence) for the first-degree murder conviction. His convictions and sentence were affirmed on direct appeal, where one of the issues he raised was a constitutional challenge to the hard 50 sentence based on A... More...   $0 (05-16-2017 - KS)

STATE OF OHIO vs. GENEVA DINGUS IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF OHIO FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT

On June 8, 2015, a complaint was filed in the Chillicothe Municipal Court
charging Dingus with one count of arson in violation of R.C. 2909.03(A)(4), a felony of the third
degree.
{¶5} Dingus first appeared in the Chillicothe Municipal Court upon the complaint;
however, she waived her right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the grand jury.
{¶6} On July 10, 2... More...
   $0 (05-12-2017 - OH)

   ALLEN KILLINGS vs. STATE OF IOWA Police charged man in Des Moines killing

Allen Killings was convicted of murder in the first degree. This court
affirmed his conviction on direct appeal. See State v. Killings, No. 09-0739, 2010
WL 3894161, at *1 (Iowa Ct. App. Oct. 6, 2010). Killings now appeals from the
denial of his application for postconviction relief, contending his postconviction
counsel was ineffective in two respects. First, Killings claim... More...
   $0 (05-09-2017 - IA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. JARVIS BROWN COURT OF APPEAL FOURTH CIRCUIT STATE OF LOUISIANA

On June 20, 2014, the State filed a bill of information charging Mr. Brown
with the following:

 Three counts of armed robbery with a firearm, in violation of La. R.S. 14:64 and 14:64.3;  One count of possession of marijuana, in violation of La. R.S. 14:34.2; and

 One count of access device fraud, in violation of La. R.S. 14:70.4(E)(3).
O... More...
   $0 (05-06-2017 - LA)

United States of American v. Karl Henry Peterson

Alpine, TX - Alpine Man Admits to Intentionally Setting U.S. Post Office Ablaze

Karl Henry Peterson, age 59, admitted to setting the U.S. Post Office in Alpine ablaze in 2016.

David Fannin, Peterson pleaded guilty to one count of arson involving a federal facility. By pleading guilty, Peterson admitted to setting fire to the U.S. Post Office during the early morning hours on Oct... More...
   $0 (05-04-2017 - TX)

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