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State of Utah v. Samuel Warren Shaffer Sanpete and Iron County Utah

Cedar City and Manti, UT - Cult Leader Sentence On Child Abuse Charges

The State of Utah charged Samuel Warren Shaffer, age 35, with leader of the Knights of the Crystal Blade and John Coltharp, age 34, were found guilty of child abuse. Shaffer married Colthap's 7-year-old daughter.

Shaffer claimed that child marriage was a correct principle of God. He also claimed that he belie... More...
   $0 (07-01-2018 - UT)

Lionel James Gonzalez v. The State of Texas Sexual assault of a child

The State alleged that Gonzalez committed sexual assault of a child by
“intentionally and knowingly causes the penetration of the sexual organ of E.L., a child
who was then and there younger than 17 years of age, by the defendant’s finger.” TEX.
PENAL CODE ANN. § 22.011(a)(2)(A) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). After hearing
testimony, the jury found Gonzalez guilty of ... More...
   $0 (06-25-2018 - TX)

Collin Wayne Cope v. The State of Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Following a jury trial, Collin Wayne Cope appeals his conviction for sexual assault of a
child prohibited spouse, a first-degree felony. The complainant, T.C., was appellant’s biological
daughter. Appellant complains the jury charge erroneously required the State to prove he was
prohibited from marrying T.C. for consanguinity reasons, when the penal code required proof he
was... More...
   $0 (06-24-2018 - TX)

Michael Ray Senn v. The State of Texas COURT OF APPEALS SECOND DISTRICT OF TEXAS FORT WORTH

In his first issue, Senn argues that the evidence is insufficient to the trigger
the statutory enhancement under section 22.011(f) because there is no evidence
that he was engaged in a bigamous relationship with Brenda.
A. Standard of Review
In our due-process review of the sufficiency of the evidence, we view all of
the evidence in the light most favorable to the jury’s... More...
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Justin Daren Buxton v. The State of Texas First Court of Appeals - Texas Courts Aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of fourteen

K.T. dated appellant for several years. She has four children: R.T., C.T., who
is the complainant in this case, J.T., and D.B. Her daughters, R.T., C.T., and J.T.,
all have different fathers, and appellant is the father of D.B. K.T. lived with her own
father during the time that she was dating appellant, and her daughters would spend
the night with her or with appellant, who... More...
   $0 (07-14-2017 - TX)

Shamsher Medih Christi v. Sana Christi a/k/a Kiran Will Werding

Shamsher Chisti sought to collaterally attack his decree of divorce by filing a petition for a bill of review in the trial court. The trial court denied Chisti’s bill of review. On appeal, Chisti challenges that ruling as an abuse of the trial court’s discretion. We affirm.
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Background
In April 2016, the trial court heard Chisti’s petition for a bill of review, in
which he sought ... More...
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Michael Ray Senn v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, Senn argues that the evidence is insufficient to trigger the
statutory enhancement under section 22.011(f). Specifically, Senn argues that
there is no evidence that he was engaged in a bigamous relationship with
Brenda.
A. Standard of Review
In our due-process review of the sufficiency of the evidence, we view all of
the evidence in the light mo... More...
   $0 (01-13-2017 - TX)

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. IRIS JENNINGS AND IRIS JENNINGS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Appellee's teenage daughter got into a physical fight with a schoolmate
whose parents are Boysie Washington and Tarsha Henderson. Although the
facts are disputed, Appellee apparently believed that Boysie, unhappy with the
outcome of the first fight between the two girls, instigated a second fight under
his oversight to keep others from interfering. The police responded to the s... More...
   $0 (06-20-2016 - KY)

State of Tennessee v. Joseph Anthony Rivera

This case arises from the June 5, 2010 killing of Michelle Rivera, the Defendant‟s estranged wife. At the trial, Gerald Ross testified that he met the victim online and that they decided to meet for dinner in late April 2010. He said that the victim worked as a massage therapist at a West Knoxville office, that she also had private clients, and that she taught massage therapy. He said th... More...   $0 (05-06-2016 - TN)

Bohannon v. State Of Alabama

The appellant, Jerry Bohannon, appeals his convictions for two counts of murder defined as capital by § 13A-5-40(a)(10), Ala. Code 1975, because Anthony Harvey and Jerry DuBoise were murdered by one act or pursuant to one scheme or Page 2 course of conduct. The jury recommended, by a vote of 11 to 1, that Bohannon be sentenced to death. The circuit court followed the jury's recommendation and sen... More...   $0 (01-02-2016 - AL)

Jerry Bohannon v. State Of Alabama

The appellant, Jerry Bohannon, appeals his convictions for two counts of murder defined as capital by § 13A-5-40(a)(10), Ala. Code 1975, because Anthony Harvey and Jerry DuBoise were murdered by one act or pursuant to one scheme or

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course of conduct. The jury recommended, by a vote of 11 to 1, that Bohannon be sentenced to death. The circuit court followed the jury's rec... More...
   $0 (11-29-2015 - AL)

Derek Kitchen v. Gary R. Herbert

Our commitment as Americans to the principles of liberty, due process of law, and equal protection of the laws is made live by our adherence to the Constitution of the United States of America. Historical challenges to these principles ultimately culminated in the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment nearly one-and-a-half centuries ago. This Amendment extends the guarantees of due process and equa... More...   $0 (06-26-2014 - )

William Frank Davis v. Carolina Davis

This appeal arises from a dispute between Frank and Carol Davis over custody of their three children and the proper division of their property. During the divorce proceedings Carol testified that she had taken part in a religious wedding ceremony with Mohammad Iqbal Hozri several years before she married Frank and
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that the marriage to Mohammad was never terminated through divorce. The tr... More...
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Kody Brown, et al. v. Gary R. Hebert, et al.

Kody Brown, Christine Brown, Janelle Brown, Meri Browan and Robyn Sullivan sued Gary Hebert, Jeffrey R. Buhman and Mark Shurtleff on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 seeking to prevent them from enforcing Utah's prohibition against co-habitation. The Browns are a polgyamous family that were the subject of TLC's reality series "Sister Wives". They claimed that the phrase "or coh... More...   $0 (12-15-2013 - UT)

State of Utah v. Anthony Watkins

¶1 Anthony Watkins was convicted of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, H.C. His conviction was based on the holding that he occupied a “position of special trust in relation to the victim” under Utah Code section 76-5-404.1(4)(h). Because Mr. Watkins was temporarily staying in the spare bedroom of H.C.’s father’s house, the district court and the court of appeals both held that he was an... More...   $0 (05-10-2013 - UT)

The People v. Rico Lyntice Riley

The People of the State of California charged Rico Lyntice Riley, age 31, with multiple sexual assault charges, including rape and tying up the female victim.

The woman was assaulted by Riley and one of her friends after she refused Riley's sexual advances, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release. The friend eventually left the woman's apartment, but Rile... More...
   $0 (04-19-2013 - CA)

Snow, Christensen & Martineau v. Honorable Denise P. Lindberg

¶1 This case requires us to determine whether an attorneyclient relationship that existed between the United Effort Plan Trust

SNOW et al v. HONORABLE LINDBERG

Opinion of the Court

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1 On June 13, 2011, we stayed the present case pending disposition of the appeal in a related case, Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints v... More...
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Jeffrey D. Seaton v. Patricia L. Seaton

California law provides, with limited exceptions, that an individual can only be married to one person at a time. (Family Code, § 2201.)1 A bigamous marriage is void from the beginning. (Ibid.)

This case calls on us to determine whether Nevada law is the same as California law in this regard. We conclude that under both Nevada and California law, a bigamous marriage is void from its incept... More...
   $0 (11-08-2011 - CA)

Robert E. Taylor, Sr. v. Police Board of the City of Chicago

¶ 1 Plaintiff Robert E. Taylor, Sr. appeals the decision of the Police Board of the City of
Chicago (Board) discharging him from his position as a Chicago police officer for committing
perjury in violation of Rule 1 of the Chicago Police Department (Department), which prohibits
"[v]iolation of any law or ordinance," and for making false statements before two different
tribunals in... More...
   $0 (11-07-2011 - IL)

John W. Small v. Murriah S. McMaster

Appellee Murriah McMaster brought suit to establish an informal or common-law marriage to appellant John W. ―Jack‖ Small, and for a divorce and property division. The informal marriage and property issues were bifurcated and tried separately. After the first jury trial, the trial court signed an interlocutory judgment establishing an informal marriage between Murriah and Jack beginning on Dece... More...   $0 (10-21-2011 - TX)

Mekbib G. Adgeh v. State of Oklahoma

Plaintiff-Appellant Mekbib G. Adgeh appeals from the district court’s judgment dismissing his action with prejudice. 1 R. 7. In an order of dismissal, the district court held that Mr. Adgeh’s claim of a legal right to have more than one wife, contrary to Okla. Stat. tit. 21, §§ 881, 882, fail... More...   $0 (09-08-2011 - OK)

Bill J. Papatheofanis v. Katherine Allen

{1} Defendant Katherine Allen appeals from a jury verdict finding her liable for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, malicious abuse of process, and defamation. Based on these findings of liability, the jury awarded Plaintiff Bill Papatheofanis, Katherine’s ex-husband, $257,500 in compensatory and punitive damages. On appeal, Katherine argues that there was insufficient evidence to support the elem... More...   $0 (03-16-2010 - NM)

Yaakov Abdelhak v. The Jewish Press, Inc.

Plaintiff Yaakov Abdelhak appeals from a Law Division order that dismissed his defamation complaint against defendants, The Jewish Press, Inc., Oleg Rivkin, Richard Scharlat and Gabrielle Tito, for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, pursuant to Rule 4:6-2(a). The judge concluded that plaintiff's claims could not be resolved without excessive entanglement by the court and jury in issues of religi... More...   $0 (12-31-2009 - NJ)

Kimberly Connor v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia, et al.

The single issue presented in the instant case is whether the civil courts of this Commonwealth have subject-matter jurisdiction over a tort suit alleging defamation and negligent infliction of emotional distress arising out of a parochial school’s expulsion of a student for allegedly bringing a weapon to school, and the school’s communication of the expulsion to the school community. Citing t... More...   $0 (07-20-2009 - PA)

Margaret R. Chambers v. Cassandra B. Ormiston

The Family Court, a legislatively created court of limited jurisdiction,1 acting pursuant to G.L. 1956 § 9-24-27, has certified the following question to this Court:

"May the Family Court properly recognize, for the purpose of entertaining a divorce petition, the marriage of two persons of the same sex who were purportedly married in another state?" For the reasons set forth herein, it... More...   $0 (12-13-2007 - RI)

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