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Donna Kay Steggall v. The State of Texas

In her first issue, Steggall complains that this Court should reinstate factual sufficiency review and find that the evidence was factually insufficient for her to have committed the offenses for which she was convicted. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, in Brooks v. State, 323 S.W.3d 893, 912 (Tex. Crim. App. 2010), abandoned the factual-sufficiency standard in criminal cases. Brooks v. ... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Chris Anthony Platero v. The State of Texas

In July 2016, Appellant, Chris Anthony Platero, was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for five years for aggravated assault, a second degree felony.1 Seven months later, the State filed a motion to adjudicate guilt and revoke community supervision for violation of the condition prohibiting him from owning or 1 TEX. PEN... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Kelly Goley v. The State of Texas

Pursuant to an open plea, Appellant, Kelly Goley, was convicted of two counts1 of sexual assault of a child2 and sentenced to concurrent terms of twenty years confinement.

Appellant’s appointed counsel, Ms. Lorna McMillion, filed a notice of appeal from the judgments. On May 8, 2018, Mr. Nicholas Vitolo filed a notice of appearance and designation as lead counsel with this court, stat... More...
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Adam Harris Milligan v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for multiple offenses involving the same complainant including aggravated kidnapping, burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony, and several counts of aggravated sexual assault. Appellant requested counsel and counsel was appointed to represent him on August 10, 2015. The offenses were complicated. Numerous pretrial filings, notices of

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Shawn Braden v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, appellant contends the trial court erred in permitting the forensic
interviewer, Tracy Ramirez, to testify as a second outcry witness when she allegedly provided
testimony regarding the same event as the first outcry witness, Kristi Hoggatt, the child’s
grandmother. Appellant argues that this violated article 38.072 of the Texas Code of Criminal
Procedure.... More...
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Roger Trudell Davis v. The State of Texas

On November 3, 2014, Rainn Guerrero and Jonathan Canady were asleep at Guerrero’s
house when a man outside started knocking on the window to the bedroom. After Guerrero and
Canady awoke, Guerrero asked the man outside to identify himself. According to Guerrero, the
man responded, “OJ,” which is the nickname of Guerrero’s ex-boyfriend, Davis. The man tried to
crawl through the w... More...
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Roger Saldana v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Performance Marketing If It Does Not Work, It Is Free!

In May 2015, Saldana was stopped by Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jason Sanchez for driving on an improved shoulder of the road. According to Trooper Sanchez, this stop was the third time he had encountered Saldana during a traffic stop. During the two prior stops, Saldana was the passenger and the drivers were arrested; one for possession of cocaine, and the other for possession o... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

Robert Isreal v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that appellant and Stacey Smith were involved in a romantic
relationship for several years. They lived together for two years, but their relationship was “bumpy”
at times, and appellant moved out when he began a relationship with another woman. Evidence at
trial reflected that the incident forming the basis of the instant offenses occurred approximately twoMore...
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Michael David Holley v. The State of Texas

At trial, Emily Howard, Holley’s granddaughter, testified that Holley showed her 1
images of nude women on a silver computer multiple times when she was around 12 or 13 years
old. She also testified that Holley told her, “If you give me a blow job, I’ll treat you like an adult,
or something along those lines.” Emily further testified that, on one occasion, she was riding on a
gol... More...
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Branden Massey v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for shooting Shawn Ruckman, the complainant, three
times with a handgun in the parking lot of an H&R Block in Caldwell County,
Texas. At trial, Ruckman testified that he had a negative relationship with
appellant’s mother, Lana Cochran, due to a previous romantic interaction between
them. Ruckman claimed Cochran had sent men to beat him up several month... More...
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United States of America v. Maliek Kearney District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Army Sergeant Convicted After Federal Trial of Domestic Violence Resulting in the Murder of his Wife
U.S. Army Soldier Was Murdered Near Fort Meade on August 24, 2015

A federal jury today convicted Army Sergeant Maliek Kearney, age 37, of San Antonio, Texas, for interstate travel to commit domestic violence resulting in the death of Karlyn Ramirez, and for using, carry... More...
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Mario Antonio Rivera Rivera v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Receptionist Services Never Miss Another Call With MoreLaw's Receptionists Answering Your Calls

M.P., the complainant, testified that appellant, who was dating her mother,
would watch her and her younger siblings while her mother worked at night. Over
the course of a year, when she was nine or ten years old, he, on numerous
occasions, made her “have sex with him,” penetrating her vagina with his penis.
Although the complainant could not remember the exact number of time... More...
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Dane Edward Weatherford v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices - Downtown Tulsa-- Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law

Appellant met his wife, Tobi, while they were both serving in the military. After leaving the military, appellant taught an ROTC class at North Forest High School, and Tobi worked at a local store. The couple had three children and had discussed adopting another child. The complainant, “Jane,” 2 was fourteen years old and in foster care when she met appellant through the ROTC program where ap... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

CRISTA GRIMWOOD v. CHANNON FARRELL

In October 2016, the district court approved a settlement resolving a business dispute between Grimwood and Farrell that included a mutual restraining order the parties had prepared and asked the court to enter. The district court did enter that mutual restraining order and, not quite six months later, Farrell filed a motion and affidavit asking for an order directing Grimwood to appear and show c... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. GARRET MOUNTON LEE

T.F. was matched with Marti Lee through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program when she was in kindergarten. What started as a school match—where the meetings only occurred at T.F.'s school—transitioned into a community match—where T.F. was allowed to visit Marti in the community and stay overnight at Marti's home in Newton. P.D., T.F.'s mother, described Marti and T.F.'s relationship as very close... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

Lawrence Rubin Montoya v. Detective Martin E. Vigil, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A jury convicted fourteen-year-old Lawrence Montoya for the New Year’s
Day murder of a teacher from his school. After serving over thirteen years in
prison, Montoya brought post-conviction claims for ineffective assistance of
counsel and actual innocence. The prosecution agreed to a compromise resulting
in Montoya’s release from prison. He then sued several detectives involved in t... More...
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Tremane Wood v. Mike Carpenter Oklahoma County Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

An Oklahoma jury convicted Tremane Wood of first-degree felony murder
for the killing of Ronnie Wipf during a botched robbery. The jury found
Oklahoma had proved three aggravating circumstances associated with the
murder, and the mitigating circumstances did not outweigh them. The jury
accordingly sentenced Wood to death.
The conclusion of Wood’s trial was only the start of his... More...
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STATE OF MONTANA v. MAKUEEYAPEE DELENE WHITFORD

Pursuant to Section I, Paragraph 3(c), Montana Supreme Court Internal Operating Rules, this case is decided by memorandum opinion and shall not be cited and does not serve as precedent. Its case title, cause number, and disposition shall be included in this Court’s quarterly list of noncitable cases published in the Pacific Reporter and Montana Reports.

¶2 Makueeyapee Whitford was trie... More...
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STATE OF MONTANA v. JESSY LEE WILLIAMS

As to the underlying facts of the offenses, the State and Williams presented dramatically different versionsof events at trial. According to Williams, hedrankat Bugz Bar andusedmethamphetamine with friends on February 28, 2014. Williams got a ride to another friend’s house, but after his ride left, he discovered that his friend was not home. It was extremely cold outside and Williams decid... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - MT)

CITY OF HELENA v. RYAN SCOT FRANKFORTER,

On the evening of August 26, 2014, Frankforter’s wife contacted the police, reporting that Frankforter assaulted and injured her. An officer responded to the call and noted injuries—bruising and abrasions—consistent with assault. A t that time, Frankforter’s wife also had a cast on her hand. She told the officer that Frankforter previously injured her hand by grabbing her arm and twisting ... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - MT)

State of Oklahoma v. Michael John Bever Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Michael John Bever and his brother Robert Davis Bever with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 07/22/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
BEVER, ROBERT DAVIS Disposed: CONVICTION, 09/07/2016. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
Vi... More...
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United States of America v. Dallas Wayne Thundershield District of North Dakota Federal Courtroom - Fargo, North Dakota

A jury convicted Dallas Wayne Thundershield of second-degree murder, in
violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1111 and 1153; assault with intent to commit murder, in
violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(1) and 1153; assault with a dangerous weapon, in
violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(3) and 1153; and assault resulting in substantial
bodily injury, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(7) and 1153. O... More...
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Joshua A. Perkins vs. State of Missouri

The State charged Perkins with the class A felony of assault of a corrections officer
in the first degree (Count I) and the class B felony of committing violence against an
employee of the Department of Corrections (Count II). Perkins appeared with counsel at
a plea and sentencing hearing on May 5, 2016. At the hearing, the State initially announced
the agreed upon sentence t... More...
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Ex parte Clinton Onyeahialam

Appellant originally was charged with engaging in sexual relations with two girls under the age of 17. Appellant was 19 at the time of the alleged offenses, and because one of the complainants was within three years of appellant’s age but allegedly was unconscious at the time of the sexual contact, one of the charges was changed to sexual assault.1 The State asserted that it had a video recording ... More...   $0 (08-07-2018 - TX)

Michael J. Buck v. The State of Texas

In March 2016, an El Paso County grand jury returned a two-count indictment against
Appellant alleging he committed aggravated sexual assault and used or exhibited a deadly weapon,
namely, a gun, in the commission of the offense. Appellant entered a not guilty plea at the
arraignment on April 12, 2016. Appellant’s attorney raised concerns about his medical condition
and need ... More...
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