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Assault and Battery Law

The defendant appeals from his convictions for assault as a lesser included offense of strong arm robbery, and battery as a lesser included offense of false imprisonment. He argues that the trial court erred in overruling his hearsay objection to the responding officer’s testimony recounting the victim’s and the victim’s friend’s descriptions of the defendant on the night of the incident, which t... More...   $0 (08-28-2016 - FL)


Appellant’s sister was involved in a fight at a park involving two of the eventual victims in this case. Later that night, Appellant, her sister, and another accomplice attacked the four victims at the residence of several of the victims. The only non-victim/aggressor witness to this altercation was the juvenile son of one of the victims. Appellant was charged with five battery-related and prop... More...   $0 (08-28-2016 - FL)


We deny appellant’s motion for rehearing and certification, but grant his motion for written opinion. We affirm the denial of his post-conviction motion and address solely his Sixth Amendment claim.
Appellant was convicted of armed burglary of a structure with actual possession of a firearm, robbery with a firearm and aggravated battery with great bodily harm. The convictions followed a ... More...
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Scott Mansfield v. State of Florida

This case is before this Court on appeal from an order denying Scott
Mansfield’s motion to vacate a judgment of conviction of first-degree murder and
a sentence of death under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.851. We have
jurisdiction. See Art. V, § 3(b)(1), Fla. Const. For the reasons below, we affirm.
Mansfield was convicted of the first-degree murder of Sara Robles ... More...
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Lawrence William Patterson v. State of Florida

Patterson’s jury convicted him of multiple crimes stemming from the alleged
arsons of his truck and residence. As the First District explained,
[t]he arsons for which Patterson was tried and convicted completely destroyed his house and truck (which was parked in the garage at the time). It was alleged that Patterson used the truck to start one of the two arson fires in the house. [Not... More...
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Cortez Hatten v. State of Florida

Hatten was charged by amended information with five counts: count I,
murder in the second degree of Kenneth Moran; count II, attempted second-degree
murder of Ja’Tavrious McCray; count III, attempted second-degree murder of
Anthony Chavers, Jr.; count IV, aggravated assault with a firearm of Reshard
Jackson; and count V, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. After tri... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Devon Deshon Thomas

Tulsa, OK - Former Local Football Player Sentenced to Prison

The State of Oklahoma charged Devon Deshon Thomas with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: RBDW, ROBBERY WITH A FIREARM, in violation of 21 O.S. 801
Date of Offense: 07/22/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
THOMAS, DEVON DESHON Disposed: CONVICTION, 08/25/2016. Nolo Contendere Plea
Count as Disposed: R... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Obada D. Abujaber

On November 5, 2013, the defendant and his girlfriend, victim Shacara Tinsley, went to an apartment on Park Ridge Drive in Jackson, Tennessee. Alisha Harley, Ms. Tinsley‟s mother, and Zachary Harley, Ms. Tinsley‟s brother, lived in the apartment and were home. Ms. Tinsley‟s eight-year old daughter, A.T.,1 who stayed in the apartment with her grandmother while her mother went to w... More...   $0 (08-27-2016 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. James Ray Bartlett

This case has quite a convoluted history. It appears that the defendant, in 1989, pleaded guilty in case number 009-89 to aggravated assault in Lincoln County in exchange for a two-year sentence. At some point, the defendant was placed on probation, and in 1990, the defendant was extradited from Alabama to Lincoln County for, inter alia, violating his probation in case number 009-89. The defend... More...   $0 (08-27-2016 - TN)

Latroy Maxwell v. State of Indiana

In April of 2015, N.G. lived in Lafayette with her four children. She had
obtained a no-contact order against Maxwell, who was the father of one of the
children. On April 23, 2015, at around 10:00 p.m., N.G. answered a knock at her door to
find Maxwell standing there holding a case of beer. He handed N.G. the beer
and stated that he would be back, then took off down the stre... More...
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Anita Rodriguez v. State of Indiana

Rodriguez and Jose Galaviz were next-door neighbors with an acrimonious
relationship. On July 6, 2014, they were involved in a front-yard confrontation
that resulted in Rodriguez being charged with battery resulting in bodily injury,
as a Class A misdemeanor. Ind. Code § 35-42-2-1 (2014). The jury found
Rodriguez guilty as charged, and the trial court sentenced her to twelve... More...
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State of Florida v. Tiniko Thompson

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Jury Finds Woman Guilty of Killing Her Cop Boyfriend

The State of Florida charged Tiniko Thompson, age 48, with second-degree murder for killing her boyfriend City of Miami Police Office killing Carl Patrick.

Defendant asserted self-defense.

The State alleged that Defendant Thompson told Patrick that she was pregnant, ran up his credit card charges,... More...
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David Bryan Cunningham v. State of Indiana

On the afternoon of January 9, 2014, Officer Jacob York of the Greenwood
Police Department, Sergeant Steven Fitzpatrick of the Indianapolis
Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana State Trooper Brian Harshman, and
a number of other law enforcement officers were executing arrest warrants as
part of their work with an inter-agency task force dedicated to apprehending
violent... More...
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Micah Ormsby v. State of Indiana

On April 12, 2013, pursuant to a written plea agreement, Ormsby pled guilty in
Grant County to Class D felony domestic battery in the presence of a child.
Ormsby was sentenced to three years with 180 days executed and the remainder
suspended to supervised probation.
[4] On August 12, 2013, the State filed a petition to revoke Ormsby’s probation,
alleging that he had vio... More...
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Dorothy Williams v. State of Indiana

Around 6:00 a.m. on November 21, 2014, six to ten officers of the Michigan
City Police Department went to Williams’ residence on Highland Avenue to
serve an arrest warrant on Robert Sanders, Jr. Sanders is Williams’ brother,
and, according to his driver’s license records, Sanders lived at Williams’
residence. Williams’ minor niece, V.G., also lived at that residence, as did <... More...
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State of Missouri vs. Roscoe R. Meeks

Meeks’ alleged victim (“Victim”) is a Mexican native. At the time of alleged
crime, Victim was living in the City of St. Louis in an apartment he shared with two
roommates (“Roommates”). On the morning of July 4, 2012, Roommates invited Victim
to visit friends in the apartment next door. Roommates left the apartment and waited
outside for Victim to join them. While they wai... More...
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United States of America v. Bruce Hayes Bell

Albuquerque, NM - Bernalillo County Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Update his Sex Offender Registration

Bruce Hayes Bell, 65, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty to violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Under the terms of his plea agreement, Bell will be sentenced to a year and a day in prison followed by not less than three years of supervised release. Be... More...
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On April 14, 2015, the defendant, Gregory Grant, was charged with one
count of possessing a firearm having been previously convicted of a domestic
abuse battery, in violation of La. R.S. 14:95.10. The bill of information under La.
R.S. 14:95.10 was predicated upon the defendant’s March 10, 2014 guilty plea to
domestic abuse battery relative to La. R.S. 14:35.3, a misdemeanor. ... More...
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Bryan Garner v. The State of Texas

Garner is Rachel’s2 father. Garner and Michelle—Rachel’s mother and
Garner’s wife—had their parental rights terminated when Rachel was a “very
young child.” After their rights were terminated, Susan—Michelle’s mother and
Rachel’s grandmother—took custody of Rachel.
Rachel testified3 that the first time she was sexually abused by Garner she
was three years old and liv... More...
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State of Nebraska v. Erica A. Jenkins

On the morning of August 19, 2013, a body, later identified as Bradford, was discovered outdoors near a garage in the vicinity of 18th and Clark Streets in Omaha, Nebraska. Although no one called emergency services until approximately 7 a.m. on August 19, residents later reported hearing gunshots the night of August 18. Some of these residents reported they heard the gunshots as early as 10:30 p.m... More...   $0 (08-24-2016 - NE)


Between the months of January 2013 and July 2013 a series of home-invasion
sexual assaults and robberies occurred in the Billings, Montana, area. The first reported
assault occurred in the early morning of January 27, 2013, when twenty-one-year-old
victim K.L., asleep in her bed, was awakened by a gloved hand cupped over her mouth, a
knife held to her throat, and a man tellin... More...
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On January 9, 2013, the State of Montana filed an Information charging Blake
with eight offenses: seven sex offenses involving three alleged victims—two minors, B.S.
and L.L., and one adult, K.L.—and one offense of tampering with evidence. Blake pled
not guilty to all eight charges, and a trial was scheduled for June 25, 2013. Less than one
week before trial, the State filed ... More...
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John W. Terry v. State of Ohio

This case presents serious questions concerning the role of the Fourth Amendment in the confrontation on the street between the citizen and the policeman investigating suspicious circumstances.

Petitioner Terry was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and sentenced to the statutorily prescribed term of one to three years in the penitentiary. 1 Following the denial of a pret... More...
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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
¶2 Joseph Edward ... More...
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United States of America v. Jamal Smalls

New York, NY - Leading Member Of Bloods Sentenced To 55 Years For Murder, Shooting, And Narcotics Trafficking

Jamal Smalls was sentenced today to 55 years in prison for the July 26, 2012, drug-related murder of Doneil White; leading a narcotics trafficking conspiracy that distributed powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin in 2012 and 2013; and using and discharging firearms in connect... More...
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