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Assault and Battery Law
Robert Vajda v. The State of Texas Man gets 297 years for molesting 7-year-old girl

It is undisputed that S.D. is Vajda’s former stepdaughter.3 Based on the
allegations in Vajda’s indictment, S.D. was assaulted on various dates when she
would have been between nine and ten years old. At trial, S.D. testified that Vajda
began sexually assaulting her when she was seven or eight years old. The testimony
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Appellant was charged via indictment with “intentionally, knowingly or recklessly
caus[ing] bodily injury to Kricynthia Black, a person with whom the defendant has or has
had a dating relationship as described by Section 71.0021(b), Family Code, by striking
her head against a vehicle, throwing her to the ground or any combination thereof and
prior to the commission of this offe... More...
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Following pleas of not guilty, Appellant, Isaac J. Adams, was convicted by a jury
of manslaughter1 and two counts of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.2 In
addition, the jury also made an affirmative finding on the use of a motor vehicle as a
deadly weapon. Appellant was sentenced to concurrent terms of nine years confinement
for manslaughter and four years co... More...
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Town of Westport v. Monsanto Company, Solutia, Inc. and Pharmacia Corporation District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

This is an appeal from the entry
of judgment for the defendants in a products liability case brought
by the plaintiff, Town of Westport ("Westport"). The defendants
are Monsanto Company, Solutia, Inc., and Pharmacia Corporation
(collectively "Pharmacia"). Westport filed suit under
Massachusetts law against Pharmacia, seeking to recover the cost
of remediating Westport Middl... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Gage Shriver and Dakota Shriver Rogers County Courthouse - Claremore, Oklahoma

Claremore, OK - Brothers Sentenced To 25-Years In Prison on Manslaughter and Second-Degree Murder Charges

The State of Oklahoma charged Gage Shriver, age 21, and Dakota Shriver, age 23, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM12, MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.8
Date of Offense: 06/05/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
Shriver... More...
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Donald Coleman v. The State of Texas Texas Sixth District Court of Appeals

Donald Coleman was originally indicted by a Bowie County grand jury for one count of
indecency with a child by sexual contact1 in cause number 16F0639-005, alleged to have been
committed on or about June 17, 2016, against Mary Thomas2 (the 2016 Offense). On
December 15, 2016, less than a month before cause number 16F0639-005 was scheduled for jury
trial, the grand jury issued ... More...
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Ricky Allen Dyise v. The State of Texas Texas Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas Texas

Appellant is homeless and lives on the streets of Dallas. Police Sgt. Ross Stinson was
assigned to the Central Business District, an area of downtown Dallas with a homeless
population. Stinson was on patrol on April 23, 2016 when he saw appellant asleep on the
sidewalk and “jostled” his foot to awaken him. He asked if appellant was okay and told him to
go somewhere else to s... More...
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Raymond Berthiaume v. David T. Smith and City of Key West Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Defendants David T. Smith and the City of Key West (collectively “defendants”) moved for panel rehearing of an opinion originally filed on October 5, 2017 and reported at __ F. App’x __, 2017 WL 4422465. Defendants also moved for publication of the opinion. We grant in part and deny in part the defendants’ motion for panel rehearing, grant the defendants’ motion for publication of the opinion, vac... More...   $0 (12-11-2017 - FL)

Mary Beth Mantiply v. Richard D. Horne and Patricia Nelson Horne Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Mary Mantiply appeals the district court’s order awarding Richard and Patricia Horne1 the attorneys’ fees and costs that they incurred because of her unsuccessful appeal of the damages award to the Hornes for her violation of the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay provision. This case involves an issue of first impression in this Circuit: whether the Bankruptcy Code authorizes payment of attorneys’ ... More...   $0 (12-11-2017 - AL)

United States of America v. Wayne C. Benton Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

This is a direct criminal appeal in which Defendant-Appellant Wayne C.
Benton challenges his sentence. Benton pled guilty to one count of being a felon in
possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The
United States Court of Appeals
Tenth Circuit
December 8, 2017
Elisabeth A. Shumaker
Clerk of Court
Presentence Inv... More...
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Jeffrey Chase Appleby v. The State of Texas

Jeffrey Chase Appleby appeals his conviction for aggravated assault involving family
violence and causing serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon. The trial court assessed
punishment at twenty-five years’ imprisonment. In a single issue, appellant contends the
sentence constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. We affirm the trial court’s judgment.
Appellant waived a jury ... More...
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Carl Wade Bailes v. The State of Texas San Antonio man already serving 135 years for child porn gets life sentences for sex assault of two children

On October 4, 2012, the complainant made an outcry to her mother (Mother) against Bailes.
The complainant related to Mother that Bailes began engaging in sexual acts with the complainant
when she was five years’ old; at the time of the outcry, the complainant was sixteen years’ old.
Over the years, the sexual acts progressed from oral sexual acts to anal penetration to vaginal More...
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Mohammed Nadeem v. State of Nebraska Jury finds Lincoln man guilty of attempted sex assault

Nadeem was convicted in 2010 of attempted first degree sexual assault and attempted third degree sexual assault of H.K., a minor. These offenses were based on an encounter that Nadeem had with a 14-year-old girl in 2009 when he was 22 years old. The evidence presented at Nadeem’s criminal trial is summarized in his original direct appeal,3 but the facts according to Nadeem’s complaint are summariz... More...   $0 (12-09-2017 - NE)

State of North Dakota v. Michael Allen Truelove

Truelove met HFP at Dempsey's, a bar in downtown Fargo. HFP was working as a cocktail server, and Truelove was a patron that night (although he was also employed by Dempsey's as a custodian). They had not interacted prior to that night. HFP wrote her phone number on Truelove's pizza box. Truelove left, but after they exchanged a few text messages, he decided to come back to Dempsey's to meet her. ... More...   $0 (12-09-2017 - )


On May 27, 2016, Officer Robert Sachs, Sergeant Jayme Green, and Officer Ralston were on bike patrol in the area of 7th and Taylor Street in Topeka. The officers saw an individual, later identified as Norman Vinson Clardy, fail to stop at a stop sign as he entered the intersection on his bicycle. The officers instructed Clardy to stop so they could identify him and explain why they stopped him. <... More...   $0 (12-09-2017 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. RAYMON L. HUNTER Poss of opiates,opium, narc drugs or desig stim

In February 2015, a jury found Hunter guilty of two counts of violation of a protection from abuse order. The jury found Hunter not guilty of one count of aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon, one count of battery, and one count of criminal threat. In April 2015, the district court sentenced Hunter to a 24-month jail term but granted him 12 months' probation. At sentencing, the Stat... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. MIGUEL ANGEL GONZALEZ Aggravated Criminal Sodomy; w/child less than 14 offgreater than =18

Miguel Angel Gonzalez was convicted by a jury of aggravated criminal sodomy of a child under 14 years of age, an off-grid felony. The crime involved him molesting the daughter of his girlfriend.

Under Jessica's Law, Gonzalez faced a presumptive sentence of life imprisonment with no possibility of parole for 25 years. See K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 21-5504(b); K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 21-6627. Gonzal... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. LANCE A. PARKER Opiates,Opium or Narcotic Drugs;Possession;1st Off Aggravated Battery State,County or City LEO

On September 4, 2014, the State charged Parker with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of battery against a LEO. Both battery against a LEO charges stemmed from alleged physical contact Parker caused with two Hugoton, Kansas, police officers—Chief of Police Courtney Leslie and Officer Perry Crane—while they attempted to ex... More...   $0 (12-08-2017 - KS)

Ricco Williams v. State of Tennessee

In State v. Williams, the Tennessee Supreme Court summarized the factual and procedural history of the Petitioner’s case as the following:
The [Petitioner], along with two accomplices, broke into a family’s home while they were sleeping. Brandishing weapons, the intruders forced the family members to remain in the living room while they ransacked the home. The intruders later fled with money a... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Jesse Charles Gerg Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

On November 10, 2016, the defendant entered a guilty plea for child abuse of a minor under the age of eight years old in violation of Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-15-401(a). A t the guilty plea hearing, the State recited the following facts surroundingthe abuse into the record:

Your Honor, in this case the victim is the child of the defendant’s girlfriend. The victim’s birthday is... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Lisa Kay Young Lisa K. Young found guilty of murder

This case arises from the murder of the victim, Jill Farley, on February 9, 2014. The following day, Miranda Brown and Brian Logan were arrested for the victim’s murder. The Defendant was arrested almost a year later on January 5, 2015, when police officers found incriminating text messages from February 9, 2014, on one of the Defendant’s cell phones. The White County Grand Jury indicted the De... More...   $0 (12-08-2017 - TN)

State of Oklahoma v. Daniel Bryan Kelley Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Defendant's Successful Appeal Results in Life Sentence

Count # 1. Count as Filed: RAPE, RAPE BY INSTRUMENTATION - 1ST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 1114 A 6
Date of Offense: 02/02/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
KELLEY, DANIEL BRYAN Disposed: CONVICTION, 10/22/2015. Jury Trial
Count as Disposed: RAPE BY INSTRUMENTATION - 1ST DEGREE - vacated 7-25... More...
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State of North Dakota v. Adam Jacob Anderson Fargo man pleads guilty to gross sexual imposition

[¶1] Adam Anderson appeals from a criminal judgment entered after he pled guilty to gross sexual imposition, aggravated assault - domestic violence, and felonious restraint.
[¶2] Anderson argues his guilty plea was involuntary because the district court did not substantially comply with N.D.R.Crim.P. 11. Anderson did not move the district court to withdraw his guilty plea, and therefore raised... More...
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A jury found Eric Sallis guilty of domestic abuse assault with intent to cause
serious injury, in violation of Iowa Code section 708.2A(2)(c) (2016), and domestic
abuse assault causing bodily injury, in violation of section 708.2A(2)(b). The
district court sentenced Sallis to two years’ incarceration. Sallis appeals his
convictions, contending the district court committed evi... More...
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Jeremy Johnson, in two cases, entered a written plea of guilt of
aggravated misdemeanor assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, in violation
of Iowa Code sections 709.1 and 709.11(3) (2015).
This court reviews guilty pleas for correction of errors at law. State v.
Fisher, 877 N.W.2d 676, 680 (Iowa 2016).1
On appeal, Johnson contends he was not adequately advised p... More...
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