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State of North Dakota v. Walter Joseph Grant, Jr.

In August 2016 Grant was charged with gross sexual imposition, burglary, aggravated assault, terrorizing, and felonious restraint. At Grant's initial district court appearance he was uncooperative, he said he was not going to listen to the judge, and he put his fingers in his ears. The hearing was ended as a result of Grant's behavior. The hearing was later completed at the jail.
[¶3] The Stat... More...
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Sean Michael Kovalevich v. State of North Dakota

In 2013, a jury found Kovalevich guilty of two counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of corruption of a minor. Kovalevich engaged in sexual acts with a minor female at Canad Inns, a hotel in Grand Forks, in February and August of 2012. Kovalevich appealed, and we affirmed the criminal judgment. See State v. Kovalevich, 2015 ND 11, 858 N.W.2d 625. Kovalevich applied for post-conviction re... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - ND)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. Erick Gibbs

Gibbs pleaded guilty in August 2010 to possession of a firearm by a felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and thereafter he was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment and 3 years’ supervised release. Six months after Gibbs was released from prison, he was charged in state court for possession of drug paraphernalia and, upon conviction, was sentenced to 45 days’ imprisonment, suspended, ... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. Donald Cain District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Bangor, ME - Nevada Man Sentenced to Five Years for Interstate Stalking

Donald Cain, 49, of Henderson, Nevada, and formerly of Conroe, Texas, and Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced on July 19, 2018 in U.S. District Court by John A. Woodcock Jr. to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for interstate stalking. He pled guilty on January 11, 2018.

According... More...
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United States of America v. Zein Diaz-Ventura United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Rutland, VT - Mexican Man Sentenced for Unlawfully Reentering the United States

The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont and the Swanton Sector Office of the United States Border Patrol announce that Zein Diaz-Ventura, 27, a citizen of Mexico, was convicted and sentenced on July 17, 2018 in United States District Court in Rutland for reentering the United States after having... More...
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Jane Doe v. Brown University District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

In November 2013, Jane Doe
("Doe"), then a freshman at Providence College, was sexually
assaulted by three students of Brown University ("Brown") on
Brown's campus. After Doe reported the assault to the local
authorities in the City of Providence, Brown notified Doe that it
would conduct an inquiry to determine whether the students had
violated Brown's Code of Student Condu... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KENDALL ROSE, IKE WEEMS, a/k/a True, ANTHONY SABETTA, ALBERTO RODRÍGUEZ

We begin with an overview of this case's factual and procedural background, which also gives us the opportunity to review the law that is in play here. A. The facts relevant to this appeal are straightforward and uncontested. All of the Defendants were convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), which forbids from possessing firearms individuals who have been convicted of crimes that are ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - RI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID A. FRATES

Appellant David Frates pleaded guilty to one count of federal armed bank robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a) & (d). At his sentencing hearing, the district court applied the United States Sentencing Guidelines' career offender enhancement, increasing Frates's guideline sentencing range to 188-235 months' imprisonment. The court varied downward and sentenced Frates to 132 months' ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - MA)

V'Nell L. Miskell a/k/a V'Nell Miskell a/k/a V'Nell Lee Miskell v. State of Mississippi

On September 11, 2014, Johnny Cooper’s body was discovered at Timberton Park in
Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His body was found submerged in water in the ditch/creek near the
softball fields. An autopsy revealed he had been shot six times, and the manner of death was
determined to be homicide.
¶3. Miskell’s brother, Vernell Miskell, provided a sworn statement to police that the
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La'Darrian McCray a/k/a LaDarrian A. McCray a/k/a LaDarrian McCray a/k/a D.J. v. State of Mississippi

In the early morning hours of October 17, 2014, Glentez Brown was shot several times
and killed at his apartment complex in Jackson, Mississippi. At trial, Brown’s wife, Ashley,
testified that on the evening of the shooting, Brown was driving his cousin, Wesley Gray,
home and then driving around their three-month-old infant son, trying to calm his crying and
help him fall asleep. ... More...
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Herman Jackson Jr. a/k/a Herman Jackson III a/k/a Main a/k/a Main Love a/k/a Herman Jackson v. State of Mississippi

In June 2013, a confidential informant (CI) told narcotics agents with the Clarksdale
Police Department that Jackson possessed a large amount of marijuana and that he was
selling it out of his home at 343-B Bolivar Street. Officers considered the CI reliable
because the informant had provided information in numerous prior cases and was
instrumental in helping to obtain prior convi... More...
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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ZIBERIA MARICO CARERO

The evidence giving rise to the Defendant’s convictions is that on October 4, 2012, officers with the Knoxville Police Department were attempting to locate the Defendantand take him into custody pursuant to a warrant in another case. In order to do so, officers utilized a confidential informant to set up a drug buy from the Defendant. When the Defendant arrived at the arranged location to meet w... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Gavino Torres, Jr.

The Defendant was indicted for possession of a Schedule I drug, heroin, with intent to sell or deliver; possession of a Schedule II drug, methamphetamine, with intent to sell or deliver; possession of a Schedule IV drug, alprazolam, with intent to sell or deliver; and possession of a Schedule IV drug, clonazepam, with intent to sell or deliver. He pled guilty to the lesser-included offense of att... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

JOHN R. JACKSON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

A Montgomery County jury convicted the Petitioner of two counts of facilitation of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated burglary, one count of facilitation of theft
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of property over $500, and one count of aggravated sexual battery. On direct appeal, this court summarized the evidence presented at the Petitioner’s August 2012 trial as follows: [K.M.]1 testified t... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. CARLOS SILVA

We recite the material facts in the light
most favorable to the Commonwealth. The defendant was charged,
inter alia, with multiple counts of indecent assault and battery
on a child under the age of fourteen, in violation of G. L.
c. 265, § 13B, as to four separate alleged victims; the
defendant was also charged with one count of rape of one of the
victims. As discu... More...
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State of Ohio v. Gregory Lee Skiles

This is an appeal brought by appellant from the judgment of the Lucas
County Court of Common Pleas. In this case, appellant was indicted on October 18,
2016, in case No. CR0201602924 on three counts. The grand jury charged appellant with
three violations of the Ohio Revised Code, each being a felony that occurred on
October 11, 2016, in Lucas County, Ohio. Count 1, a charged... More...
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State of Ohio v. Dana L. Wenner

On May 19, 2017, an indictment was issued against appellant for grand theft
in violation of R.C. 2913.02(A)(3), a felony of the fourth degree.
{¶ 3} The charge stemmed from appellant repeatedly lying to the victim, Bryan
Hoang, to obtain over $90,000. Specifically, appellant lied about her medical condition
and about needing money to pay her medical expenses, when in reality... More...
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State of Ohio v. Thomas A. Cousino

On March 6, 2017, 47-year-old Thomas Cousino was indicted on three
counts of rape, violations of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(a); one count of sexual battery, a
violation of R.C. 2907.03(A)(5); and one count of gross sexual imposition, a violation of
R.C. 2907.05(A)(1). These charges arose from Cousino’s sexual abuse of 17-year-old
foreign exchange student, Y.D., whom he and his wife ho... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ISAIAH M. TUCKER

Defendant-appellant, Isaiah M. Tucker, appeals his conviction and sentence
for Count I, felonious assault (deadly weapon), in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(2), a felony
of the second degree; Count II, improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation, in
violation of R.C. 2923.161(A)(1), a felony of the second degree; and Count III, discharge
of a firearm on or near prohi... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DRAKKAR HARRIS

Harris was charged with the 2014 robberies of two individuals in B
1403840. Harris pleaded guilty to those charges on February 6, 2015, and he remained
released on bond pending sentencing. While out on bond, Harris committed several other
offenses including the aggravated robberies and the felonious assault that were charged in
B-1501428.
{¶3} When Harris appeared on Ma... More...
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United States of America v. Ruben Cheykaychi District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Kewa Pueblo Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Assault Conviction

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Ruben Cheykaychi, 29, an enrolled member and resident of Kewa Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced on July 19, 2018 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 28 months in prison followed b... More...
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State of Iowa v. Prince Nyomah

Prince Nyomah entered Alford pleas1 to second-degree robbery and assault
while participating in a felony, among other things. He now appeals those two
convictions, arguing the convictions should have merged under the merger
doctrine, codified in Iowa Code section 701.9 (2017). That section provides:
No person shall be convicted of a public offense which is necessarily includ... More...
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State of Iowa v. Wyatt K. Slinker

A man claimed Wyatt Slinker owed him money. Slinker told the man to get
out of his face, swung at him, and hit him. The man fell to the ground and
eventually died.
The State charged Slinker with involuntary manslaughter and assault
causing serious injury. See Iowa Code §§ 707.5(1)(a), 708.2(4) (2017). Slinker
pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, and the State di... More...
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State of Iowa v. Matthew Lee Murphy Second-degree sexual abuse

The following facts can be gleaned from the evidence presented to the jury.
On February 20, 2016, eleven-year-old A.T. and her older sister, M.T., spent the
night at Murphy’s house. Murphy was a family friend of the girls’ parents after
being engaged to A.T.’s aunt, her mother’s sister. After his fiancé passed away
the families remained close. The girls referred to Murphy a... More...
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NATHANIEL YANCEY JR. vs. STATE OF IOWA

On November 25, 2011, an altercation occurred in the parking lot at Valley
West Mall in Des Moines. Witnesses heard gun shots and saw a person firing a
gun. One witness reported the incident to the West Des Moines Police and later
identified Yancey as the shooter in a photo array. Another witness identified the
shooter by race. Another witness provided the police with a lic... More...
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