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State of Tennessee v. Elijajuan Smith Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

On August 25, 2015, the Defendant pleaded guilty to burglary of a businessand to vandalism, and the trial court sentenced the Defendant to an effective four years’ probation. The court ordered this sentence be served consecutively to a ten-year probationary sentence for an aggravated burglary conviction in an unrelated case.1 On August 23, 2016, a 1... More...   $0 (05-09-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Tyler Arlan Weis District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Tyler Arlan Weis, 41, of Wasilla, was sentenced on May 7, 2018 by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to serve 12 years in prison, followed by a life term of supervised release, for receipt of child pornography.

In October 2016, Alaska State Troopers (AST) investigating an online file-sharing network downloaded multiple files of child pornography from Weis’s compu... More...
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Miguel Antonio Atilano v. The State of Texas

The State’s principal witness was S. Gibson, a Patrol Sergeant with the
Somervell County Sheriff’s Department. One night in May 2015, Gibson observed
a motorist who seemed to be having difficulty. The motorist drove his pickup truck
partly onto the shoulder of the road, activated his hazard lights, and traveled much
more slowly than the posted speed limit. The motorist event... More...
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United States of America v. Nikolai Bosyk Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Virginia Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography on Tor Network Forum

A Purcellville, Virginia man, who was a member of a website dedicated to the advertising and sharing of child pornography on an online anonymous network, was sentenced on May 7, 2018 to 60 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release.

Nikolai Bosyk, 40, a repa... More...
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Juan Bautista Berenguer v. Anoka County, City of Bloomington, et al. District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Juan Bautista Berenguer sued various municipalities and their employees,
alleging violations of the Driver's Privacy Protection Act ("DPPA"), 18 U.S.C. §§
2721–25. After the issuance of our opinions in McDonough v. Anoka County, 799
F.3d 931 (2015), and Tichich v. City of Bloomington, 835 F.3d 856 (2016),
Berenguer conceded that only his claims against the City of Bloomington and t... More...
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Gary Lee Beason v. State of Indiana

We summarized the facts of this case in Beason’s direct appeal:
The facts most favorable to the judgment are that on April 18, 1995, Karen Beason took four of her five children to a police substation in Anderson, Indiana. Karen was disoriented and confused and was admitted to the stress unit at Community Hospital. The Madison County Division of Family and Children took custody of the childr... More...
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Mario Estevan Diaz v. The State of Texas

Mario Estevan Diaz Jr. (appellant) was convicted of violating § 25.072(a) of the
Penal Code. It provides that a person commits an offense if “during a period that is 12
months or less in duration, the person two or more times engages in conduct that
constitutes an offense under Section 25.07.” TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 25.072(a) (West
Supp. 2017). The ensuing subparagraph of th... More...
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Deion Reed v. The State of Texas

On the night of May 15, 2012, the Longview Police Department (LPD) received reports
that shots had just been fired in the Signal Hill apartment complex parking lot. LPD officers
Dennis Phillips and Benny Cooks were dispatched to Signal Hill with instructions to be on the
lookout for an orange Mitsubishi Eclipse, which they soon spotted. While witnesses urged Phillips
to quick... More...
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Michael Alan Sands v. The State of Texas

In March 2011, then six-year-old Anna made an outcry of sexual abuse against Michael
Alan Sands, her mother’s ex-boyfriend.1 As a result of Anna’s allegations, a Hunt County jury
found Sands guilty of one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child2 and one count of indecency
with a child by contact.3 After finding that he had previously been convicted of a felony offense,
... More...
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Herbert Hoover Pratt III v. The State of Texas

Appellant Herbert Hoover Pratt III was arrested pursuant to a warrant after
he answered the front door of his house in response to the police’s knock. Police
discovered cocaine in his pocket during the post-arrest frisk for weapons and
contraband. Pratt was charged with and convicted of possession of a controlled
1See Tex. R. A... More...
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STATE OF OREGON v. KEONI HAROLD WARREN

Defendant appeals a judgment convicting him of attempted promoting prostitution (Counts 1 and 10), fourth-degree assault (Counts 2 and 8), harassment (Counts 3 and 9), second-degree assault (Count 4), unlawful use of a weapon (Count 12), coercion (Count 6), menacing (Count 13), attempted compelling prostitution (Count 11), and felon in possession of a firearm (Count 14). Defendant assigns error to... More...   $0 (05-06-2018 - )

United States of America v. Eric Matthew Will Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI - Muskegon Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison For Producing Child Pornography

Eric Matthew Will, 35, of Muskegon, Michigan was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Paul L. Maloney imposed a 20-year term of supervised release that will commence once Will is released from impris... More...
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United States of America v. Carlos Harper Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Seriel Armed Robber Sentenced to 54 Years in Prison

A Detroit man was sentenced to just over 54 years in federal prison after having pleaded guilty earlier this year to armed robbery and firearms offenses.

Schneider was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge James Deir, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Carlos Harper,... More...
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United States of America v. James Earl Tuttle Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Hickman County Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Child Pornography Crimes

James Earl Tuttle, 45, of Lyles, Tennessee was sentenced on May 2, 2018 by U.S. District Court Judge William L. Campbell, Jr., to 30 years in prison for production of child pornography.

Tuttle was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 6, 2016, and charged with two counts of produc... More...
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United States of America v. Lee Allen Goudy Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Knox County Man Sentenced for Distributing Pornography of Preschool-Aged Children

Lee Allen Goudy, 24, of Howard, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 78 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for distribution of child pornography.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. BRIAN ROZELL

On March 2, 2015, the Clark County Grand Jury returned a two-count
indictment charging Rozell with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol
(“OVI”) and endangering children.1 The OVI charge included a specification under R.C.
2941.1413 indicating that Rozell has, within the past twenty years, been previously
convicted of or pled guilty to five or more OVI o... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. MICHAEL CORY KELSO-CHRISTY

In April 2015, Michael Kelso-Christy created a fake Facebook profile of a man, S.P., who had attended his high school. Posing as S.P., KelsoChristy began to send Facebook messages to women who also attended school with S.P. The messages informed women that S.P.’s profile had been hacked and that he had created a new one. Then, Kelso-Christy would attempt to solicit nude photographs or propositi... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - IA)

State of Vermont v. Benjamin Charette

The issue in this case is whether an individual who is convicted
of a sex offense can be compelled to register as a sex offender if the putative victim was an adult
undercover police officer posing as a minor child. Defendant appeals the trial court’s decision
requiring him to register as a sex offender. He argues the plain language of the sex offender
registration statute r... More...
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MICHAEL SKAKEL v. COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTION

The facts of this tragic case, which arises out of events that transpired more than forty years ago, are set forth in considerable detail in the habeas court’s memorandum of decision and in this court’s decision on the petitioner’s direct appeal.2 See State v. Skakel, supra, 276 Conn. 640–53. For present purposes, we focus our attention on those facts and procedural history that are most relevant ... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - FL)

STATE OF OHIO - vs – DAWN RACHEL SHEARER

On the evening of February 6, 2017, Shearer was arrested for the murder of
Butler Tony and transported to the Butler County Jail. Once there, Shearer confessed to
detectives to shooting Tony in the head. Two days later, on February 8, 2017, Shearer
appeared at her arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty. Thereafter, on March 3, 2017,
a preliminary hearing was held befo... More...
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United States of America v. Anthony Foye Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk, VA - Nine Trey Gangster Sentenced to Life for Four Murders

A member of the Nine Trey Gangsters was sentenced on May 2, 2018 to life in prison for his role in four murders and several additional non-fatal shootings.

According to court documents, Anthony Foye, 26, of Suffolk, is a member of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a street gang with members in states across the East Coast... More...
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DONALD JEFFCOTT vs. STATE OF MISSOURI

Movant was charged with nine sex offenses involving two victims (Counts I-IX). The
indictment alleges Counts I, II, and III (two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy and one
count of incest, respectively) were all committed by Movant on or between April 21, 2000 and
December 31, 2001. In all three counts, Movant was alleged to have had deviate sexual
intercourse with J.K. ... More...
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State of Missouri v. Travis W. Williams

In November 1996, Williams, then 26 years old, pleaded guilty to first-degree
statutory sodomy for inserting his thumb in a minor child’s vagina. He was sentenced to
five years in prison but, after completing a 120-day program in a sex offender assessment
unit, execution of his sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for five
... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS DANIEL JEREMY ECKERT

On February 10, 2016, Defendant and his wife, Clarissa, were engaged in a
physical altercation at their Anacoco, Louisiana, home. Defendant placed Clarissa
in a choke hold, where he held her until she passed out. Sometime between 12:00
and 12:30 a.m., Defendant went to the home of his neighbor, Mr. Justin Kay, and
asked if he could use his phone because his wife had hidden th... More...
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James Michael Miranda v. The State of Texas

The complainant, Amanda,1 lived in Galveston County with her mother, halfbrother and half-sister, and with appellant, who was her step-father. Appellant touched Amanda inappropriately, including touching her breasts and her vagina, for about a year when Amanda was thirteen years old.2 After Amanda revealed to a friend that appellant had been improperly touching her, Texas City Police began inves... More...   $0 (05-02-2018 - TX)

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