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State of Wisconsin v. Shaun M. Sanders

Sanders raises a single issue for our review: do
circuit courts possess statutory competency3 to proceed in
criminal matters when the adult defendant was charged for
conduct he committed before his tenth birthday?
¶3 We hold that circuit courts possess statutory
competency to proceed in criminal matters when the adult
defendant was charged for conduct he committed ... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. DeAnthony K. Muldrow

A defendant who enters a
guilty plea waives numerous constitutional rights. State v.
Bangert, 131 Wis. 2d 246, 270, 389 N.W.2d 12 (1986).
Accordingly, "[u]nder the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth
Amendment to the United States Constitution,[1] a defendant's
1 The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. Lamont Donnell Sholar

In late September 2011, Sholar and his life-long
friend, Shawnrell Simmons, were arrested after two victims, E.C.
and S.G., separately reported to police that they had been
victims of sex trafficking by Sholar (and that other girls had
been trafficked by Simmons) out of several motel rooms near the
Milwaukee airport, including the Econolodge on 13th Street. The
State... More...
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DAVEONE RASHAD BROWN vs. STATE OF IOWA Iowa Judicial Building

Daveone Brown was convicted of second-degree robbery for taking $1277
from the victim while his codefendant threatened the victim. On appeal, we found
substantial evidence supported the conviction. State v. Brown, No. 14-0055, 2015
WL 2393440, at *2 (Iowa Ct. App. May 20, 2015) (noting the victim “reported Brown
and Andrew Buchanan had robbed her of $1277” and “stated a gun w... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. RYAN BARNHARDT Barnhardt Sentenced to 205 Years in Prison

Ryan Barnhardt appeals from the judgment and sentence entered following
his convictions on ten counts of sexual abuse, which the State brought against him
after five children alleged that Barnhardt had engaged in sex acts with them.
I. Expert Witness Testimony.
Barnhardt first contends the district court erred by allowing testimony from
the State’s expert witness tha... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. BRANDON CHRISTIAN ELLIOTT

Brandon Elliott pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily injury, in violation of
Iowa Code section 708.2A(5) (2015). Elliott timely filed a motion in arrest of
judgment, seeking to withdraw his guilty plea on the ground his guilty plea was not
voluntary and lacked a factual basis. Specifically, Elliott contended he felt pressure
to plead guilty because he was going to be arre... More...
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United States of America v. Jeffrey Fay Pike and Xavier Portillo Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, TX - Jury Convicts Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization Leadership on All Federal Charges

Racketeering Charges Related to Multiple Murders, Attempted Murders, Assaults, Extortion and Drugs

In San Antonio today after a nearly three-month trial, a federal jury convicted the two highest ranking officers of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization (Bandidos)--Nati... More...
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STATE OF IOWA v.TIMOTHY ROGER SCHROEDER

At about 7:00 a.m. on January 9, 2015, Nicole Gray’s seventeen-year-old
neighbor entered Gray’s home to care for her pets while Gray and her children
were out of the country. The minor found Gray’s boyfriend, Dustin Wilder, lying
face down in a pool of blood in the kitchen and unresponsive.
Emergency response personnel were called and determined Wilder was
deceased. L... More...
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JARMALL KELLEY V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant Jarmall Kelley appeals his conviction by a Jefferson County jury of residential burglary, aggravated assault, theft by receiving, and interference with custody. On appeal, Kelley argues that the circuit court erred in denying his motions for directed verdict because the State failed to present sufficient evidence to support his conviction for aggravated assault.
We cannot reach the m... More...
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RALPH A. KING V. STATE OF ARKANSAS Arkansas Supreme Court

Appellant was arrested and charged with one count of rape, a Class Y felony. At
trial, the victim, J.D., stated that she is eight years old and in the second grade. She testified
that appellant is her “Papaw.” She explained that on November 12, 2016, she spent the
night at the home of her uncle, Josh King, with his daughter, R.K.; his wife, Leslie Huff;


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Leslie... More...
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United States of America v. Zachery Lee Ziegler Federal Courthouse - Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City, SD - Fort Thompson Man Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter

A Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter was sentenced on May 14, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Zachery Lee Ziegler, age 32, was sentenced to 20 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victim... More...
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United States of America v. John Kelsey Gammell District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - New Mexico Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Directing Computer Attacks Against Websites of Dozens of Victims and Felon-In-Possession Charges

A New Mexico man was sentenced today in St. Paul, Minnesota, for directing computer attacks against the websites of his prior employers, business competitors and public services, and felon-in-possession of a firearm charges. ... More...
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Lorine Glenn Holly v. The State of Texas

On January 19, 2018, the trial court sentenced Lorine Glenn Holly on
convictions for aggravated assault and cruelty to animals. Holly filed a notice of
appeal on April 12, 2018. In each case, the trial court signed a certification in which
the court certified that this is a plea-bargain case and the defendant has no right of
appeal. See Tex. R. App. P. 25.2(a)(2). The district ... More...
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Leon Howell Couvillion v. The State of Texas Texas Court of Appeals, Ninth District

Deputy Magdalena Strong of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
testified that in March 2016, she responded to a 9-1-1 call at the home of Couvillion
and C.G. According to Strong, C.G. called 9-1-1 and reported that Couvillion had
pushed C.G. on the chest, and Strong observed red marks on C.G.’s neck. Strong
testified that C.G. was highly upset and initially resisted giving ... More...
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Robert Cor'Darius Taylor v. The State of Texas

The complainant is B.C.3 Taylor is B.C.’s paternal uncle.4 The charges of
aggravated sexual assault of a child arose out of two separate incidents which
occurred in the summer of 2007 at B.C.’s paternal grandmother’s home in
Montgomery County, Texas, when B.C. was approximately seven years old. B.C.
testified that these were not the only two incidents. B.C. could not recall whe... More...
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James Henry Johnson v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Seventh District of Texas at Amarillo

Appellant, James Henry Johnson, was placed on community supervision in May
of 2016, for a period of ten years for the offenses of aggravated assault of a public servant
with a deadly weapon (count 1) and evading arrest with a motor vehicle (count 2).
Appellant’s terms and conditions of community supervision required him to reside at the
33rd and 424th Judicial District Interme... More...
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Allan McDowell v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

At trial, the State offered appellant’s written and signed plea of true and stipulation of
evidence to the allegations in the State’s motion to proceed to an adjudication of guilt on the first
robbery as well as appellant’s written and signed judicial confession and stipulation of evidence
to the second robbery allegation. The State asked the trial court to take judicial notice of ... More...
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Jaime Antonio Alvarenga v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

Appellant Jaime Antonio Alvarenga pleaded guilty to three separate offenses involving the
same victim: (1) indecency with child by contact (trial court cause no. F-1126734-V); (2)
aggravated sexual assault (trial court cause no. F-1126736-V); and (3) indecency with a child by
contact (trial court cause no. F-1126739-V). The trial court sentenced him to five years’
imprisonment... More...
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Dennis James Blackwell v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

After episodes of marital discord, appellant’s wife (Wife) took their children and moved in
with complainant, her cousin. On October 25, 2016, appellant went to complainant’s apartment
to see the children and try to get Wife back. Appellant pushed his way inside, and Wife noticed a
gun in his hand. When complainant threatened to call 9-1-1, appellant shot complainant in the
... More...
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Kevin Antonio Rojas-Gallo v. The State of Texas

This case involves two indictments. One indictment alleged in part that “on or about” April
22, 2015, “in the County of Dallas, State of Texas” appellant “did unlawfully then and there, with
the intent to arouse and gratify the sexual desire of the defendant, expose the defendant’s genitals,
knowing that [A.A.], a child younger than 17 years and not the defendant’s spouse, was prese... More...
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Joe Villegas v. The State of Texas

Villegas, who has a mild intellectual disability, was indicted for sexual assault of a child in
August 2010. The next month, the trial court ordered an evaluation on Villegas to determine
whether he was competent to stand trial. In November 2010, the trial court signed an agreed
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judgment finding Villegas not competent to stand trial a... More...
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Ex parte John Phillip Devine III

John Phillip Devine III filed this interlocutory appeal challenging the district court’s
order denying a combination motion to quash his indictment and pretrial application for writ of
habeas corpus. In the underlying prosecution, Appellant is charged with five felony offenses: three
counts of sexual assault of a child, one count of indecency with a child by contact, and one count of<... More...
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United States of America v. E. Stanley Hoff Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Westerville Man Sentenced for Threatening Congressman

E. Stanley Hoff, 69, of Westerville, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on May 11, 2018 to 40 months in prison for threatening to assault and murder a United States official.

Hoff was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2017, and, according to court documents, threatened to assault and murder U.S Represen... More...
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United States of America v. Michael D. Bright, aka Groove and Emmanuel Thirkill, aka Hot Boy Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Two Nashville Men Receive Lengthy Prison Sentences For Violent Crime And Drug Offenses

In Separate Cases, Defendants Each Receive More Than 20 Years In Prison

Two Nashville, Tennessee men have been sentenced in U.S. District Court to more than 20 years in prison for committing crimes involving drugs and violence, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle D... More...
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Lorenzo Emanuel v. The State of Texas

Around 5:00 a.m. on February 28, 2016, an inmate-related disturbance in
the Denton County Jail’s Special Housing Unit delayed distribution of the
inmates’ breakfast trays.2 When inmate Emanuel eventually received his tray, he
complained that his breakfast was cold and requested a “Johnny Sack”—an
alternative inmate meal that is served in a brown paper bag, usually containing a ... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - TX)

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