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State of Louisiana v. Dora Blake

On November GYO GWYiO PR was sitting as a rear
passenger in a vehicle driven by her son, Patrick Watkins PR. A
third occupant, Penny Knight-Franklin P-R, was sitting in
the front passenger seat of the car. The trio had just left from celebrating
a casino and were traveling east on I-20 in Bossier
Parish, Louisiana. According to a witness, the vehicle driven by Watk... More...
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State of Missouri v. Thomas Oates

Oates went to a gas station to sell marijuana to a prospective buyer, Darrah Lane,
who had arranged the meeting. Oates brought a gun with him. When Oates arrived, he
walked over to Lane’s vehicle. She was seated in the driver’s seat and accompanied by
Opinion issued February 13, 2018 Leon Davis, who sat in the passenger’s seat. With the driver’s side window down, Oates leaned in... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. GLENN RUSCH, JR.

Following a jury trial, Glenn Rusch, Jr. was found guilty of aggravated arson resulting in a substantial risk of bodily harm, which made the offense a severity level 3 person felony. The district court granted a downward durational departure and imposed a prison sentence of 71 months. Rusch appeals his conviction. He argues the State failed to prove the element that elevates aggravated arson to a... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. NOE TORRES

In the early hours of September 15, 2005, nine shots were fired through a
3 bedroom window of an apartment in Clovis, killing ten-year-old Carlos Perez. Carlos
4 had been sleeping in the bedroom he shared with his older brother, the intended
5 victim, seventeen-year-old Ruben Perez.
6 {4} That night there were two distinct groups of actors involved in the shooting:
7 one group... More...
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United States of America v. Melvin Andrew Morris Eastern District of Michigan Countroom - Bay City, Michigan

This case returns us to the serial litigation over the
meaning of the terms “physical force” and “crime of violence.” Melvin Morris was convicted of
one count of distribution of cocaine base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841, and was sentenced as a
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No. 16-1349 United States v. Morris Page 2
career offender under United States Sentencing Guideline (USSG) § 4B1.1. Morris challen... More...
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United States of America v. Edward Smith Southern District of New York - New York, New York

This case, in which oral argument was heard in September 2016
but which was held in abeyance pending decision first in United States
v. Jones, No. 15‐1518, __ F.3d __, slip op. (2d Cir. Oct. 5, 2017), then in
United States v. Morales, No. 14‐3661 (2d Cir. Jan. 22, 2018), presents the
following questions: (1) whether the evidence at trial was sufficient to
prove poss... More...
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United States of America v. Dameion Highley District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Defendant Dameion Higley filed a motion for relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 in
the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He argued that his
conviction for using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence should be vacated
because armed bank robbery is not a crime of violence under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c).
The district court denied the motion as untimely or alternati... More...
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State of Arkansas v. Jeremy Brake

Van Buren, AR - Jury Convicts Defendant On Murder Charge

The State of Arkansas charged Jeremy Brake, age 38, with first-degree murder using a firearm in committing a felony, arson, being a felon in possession of a firearm, first-degree criminal mischief, tampering with physical evidence and endangering the welfare of a minor for killing Michael King on October 10, 2016.

The State... More...
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United State of America v. Tineimalo Adkins Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Tineimalo Adkins appeals his conviction for a Violent
Crime in Aid of Racketeering (VICAR) under 18 U.S.C.
§§ 1959(a)(3), (2). Adkins argues that the district court erred
in instructing the jury on the federal, rather than state,
definition of “knowingly.” Because any error was harmless,
we AFFIRM Adkins’s conviction.
Adkins also appeals his 210-month sentence, arguing that... More...
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United States of America v. Michael St. Hurbert United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

On February 16, 2016, Michael St. Hubert pled guilty to two counts of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during, in relation to, and in furtherance Case: 16-10874 Date Filed: 02/28/2018 Page: 1 of 39
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of a crime of violence, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c). The district court sentenced St. Hubert to 84 months’ imprisonment for the first § 924(c) conviction and 300 consecutive m... More...
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United States of America v. Edwin Deshazior

Edwin Deshazior appeals his 180 month sentence following his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He argues that he should not have received a fifteen-year mandatory minimum sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”), 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(e)(1) and 924(e)(2)(B), because he did not have three prior convictions for violent felonies under the act and because his prior felon... More...   $0 (02-21-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Michael Herrold Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Three decades ago, Congress set the courts upon a new course for the sentencing of federal defendants, moving away from a long-in-place system that gave wide discretion to federal judges to impose sentences from nigh no prison time to effective life sentences.
* Judges Willett and Ho joined the court after this case was submitted and did not participate in the decision.
United States Court... More...
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State of Florida v. Nikolas Jacob Cruz Broward County Courthouse - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Nikolas Cruz Charged With 17 Counts of Capital Murder

Court Docket:

Broward County Case Number: 18001958CF10A
State Reporting Number: 062018CF001958A88810
Court Type: Capital Homicide
Case Type: Capital Homicide - Report Purposes
Filing Date: 02/15/2018
Case Status: Pending
Court Location: Central Courthouse
Judge ID / Name: Scher... More...
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Ray A. Shetler, Jr. Westmoreland County Courthouse - Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Greensburg, PA - Jury Finds Defendant Accused of Murder Not Guilty

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged Ray Shetler, Jr. with first-degree murder and third-degree murder for killing a polic officer who responded to a domestic violence call in Westmoreland County in 2015.

Shetler's girlfriend domestic violence 911 call.

Officer Lloyd Reed responded to the call and ord... More...
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United States of America v. Arthur Charles Smith, a/k/a Marvon Anderson Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Arthur Smith was sentenced as a career offender based in part
on his prior North Carolina state conviction for common-law robbery. In this appeal, he
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contends that North Carolina common-law robbery does not qualify as a “crime of violence”
within the meaning of § 4B1.1(a) of the United States Sentencing Guidelines. This is the second<... More...
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Bismarck, ND - Fort Berthold Man Sentenced on Arson Charge

Chief United States District Judge Daniel L. Hovland sentenced Charles Valarian Smith, Sr., 24, of New Town, ND, on a charge of arson. Chief Judge Hovland sentenced Smith to serve three years and eight months in prison, to be followed by three years supervised release.

During the early morning hours of June 25, 2017, Smit... More...
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United States of America v. Joel Kenneth Ausbie District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV - California Man Sentenced To 151 Months In Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Arson And Extortion

A California man who was convicted of conspiracy to burn down a local business and extortion was sentenced on February 9, 2018 to 151 months in prison.

Joel Kenneth Ausbie, 53, of Fontana, California, was previously found guilty by a jury of one-count of conspiracy to com... More...
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State of Missouri v. Jeffrey L. Bruner Jasper County Courthouse - Carthage, Missouri

Defendant Jeffrey L. Bruner appeals his convictions on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action, alleging the circuit court erred by refusing to submit a self-defense instruction. This Court recently reaffirmed in State v. Smith, 456 S.W.3d 849, 852 (Mo. banc 2015), that if substantial evidence is presented of the elements of self-defense, then the issue is injected and self-defens... More...   $0 (02-08-2018 - MO)

State of California v. Justin D. Silva Kings County Courthouse - Hanford, California

Seattle, WA - Jury Finds Defendant Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

The State of Washington charged Justin Silva, age 33, with multiple felonies including kidnapping, arson, burglary and attempted murder. The State charged that the Defendant assaulted and battered his grandmother.



17CMS-0171 | The People of the State of California vs. Justin Joseph Silva

Case ... More...
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United States of America v. Jerome Wilson Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If it were somehow in doubt before, we take the opportunity now to hold that bank robbery by intimidation is categorically a “crime of violence” under the United States Sentencing Guidelines. In doing so, we join several other federal courts of appeals that have held the same under the guidelines or the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”).
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Jerome Wilson pled guilty to unarmed bank robbery... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JEROME WILSON Man arrested minutes after attempting to steal $10K in armed bank robbery, police say

The facts of the case are not in dispute. Wilson pled guilty to three counts of unarmed bank robbery or attempted bank robbery in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a), and the District Court sentenced him to 151 months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised released, restitution of $3,122, and a special assessment of $300. The sentence was based in part on two enhancements: one for being a career ... More...   $0 (01-19-2018 - PA)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. ANTHONY C. MANOUSOS Connecticut Judicial Branch

. The defendant, Anthony C. Manousos, appealsfromthejudgmentofconviction,renderedafter a jury trial, of arson in the first degree in violation of GeneralStatutes§ 53a-111(a)(1).Thedefendantclaims that the trial court improperly (1) denied his motions to suppress various tangible items collected from him, as well as oral statements that he made to the police during an investigatory stop and subsequ... More...   $0 (01-19-2018 - CT)

United States of America v. James E. Everett, Jr. Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Jury Convicts KCK Man Following Confrontation at Bolling Federal Building

A Kansas City, Kan., man was convicted on January 10, 2018 at trial following a confrontation with law enforcement officers at the Richard Bolling Federal Building.

James E. Everett, Jr., 31, of Kansas City, was found guilty on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, of threatening a federal law enforcemen... More...
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State of Missouri v. Jeffrey L. Bruner

Considering the evidence in the light most favorable to submission of a self-defense
instruction, the record shows Mr. Bruner and his wife, Michelle Hale, were estranged.
Mr. Bruner testified that to his knowledge she was not seeing anyone else, though he was
aware she had met a college football coach for a lunch date. He later learned the coach
was Derek Moore.
Mr. Bru... More...
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State of Indiana v. Scottie Kincade Warren County Courthouse - Williamsport, Indiana

Williamsport, IN - Jury Finds Defendant Guilty of Murder

The State of Indiana charged Scottie Kincaide, age 34, with murder and arson in conjunction with the death of Hearth Smith, age 31, on September 27, 2016. See: 35-42-1-1(1): Murder, 35-42-1-1(2): Murder, 35-43-1-1(a)(1)/F4: Arson knowingly damage by fire, etc. the dwelling of another w/o consent.

The defendant and the victi... More...
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