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State of Missouri v. Antonio Dixson

Defendant was charged, along with Aaron Garrison (“co-defendant”), of tampering with a
vehicle by removing the tires without the consent of the owner. At trial, a police officer testified
that around 11:00 p.m. one night while on patrol he received a radio call for tampering at an address
on Virginia Avenue and responded to it. The officer testified that based on information from ... More...
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State of Missouri v. Thomas Oates

Oates went to a gas station to sell marijuana to a prospective buyer, Darrah Lane,
who had arranged the meeting. Oates brought a gun with him. When Oates arrived, he
walked over to Lane’s vehicle. She was seated in the driver’s seat and accompanied by
Opinion issued February 13, 2018 Leon Davis, who sat in the passenger’s seat. With the driver’s side window down, Oates leaned in... More...
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Christopher Collings v. State of Missouri

Nine-year-old Rowan Ford lived with her mother and stepfather, David Spears.
For several months in early 2007, Christopher Collings lived with the Spears family but
had since moved out.
On November 2, 2007, Spears, Collings, and their friend Nathan Mahurin were
drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana together at Spears’s house. Later in the evening,
the three men went t... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA vs. VAN C. BALLARD State of Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit

At trial, NOPD Sgt. Terrance Wilson testified that he participated in the
arrest of Maurice Johnson, the victim, on November 3, 2016, who, along with
another assailant, was suspected of burglarizing vehicles and residential
trespassing. In pursuit of the suspects, the officers responding to the incident
located the victim hiding under a house in the area and were attempting to... More...
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NOPD 911 operator Ms. Shondrell Isadore testified that every 911 call for
police assistance is recorded, assigned an item number and generates an incident
recall report. The item number assigned the 911 call in this case was A-034256
12. Ms. Isadore identified State’s Exhibit 2 as the recording of the 911 call, made
by Jeremy Ballard on January 25, 2012, at approximately 7:11 ... More...
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Raul Rodriguez v. The State of Texas Raul Rodriguez, Texas man, gets 40 years in prison for fatally shooting neighbor after claiming 'stand your ground' defense

In the early morning of May 2, 2010, Harris County police responded to
reports of a weapons disturbance in a rural neighborhood. Upon arriving at the scene,
they discovered that Kelly Danaher had been shot. Two men were struggling to hold
down Rodriguez, who had fired the shots. Everyone other than Rodriguez had been
at a party inside. Danaher, the host of the party, died at th... More...
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David Anthony Wagner v. The State of Texas

Appellant, David Anthony Wagner, timely filed a notice of appeal from the
trial court’s judgment adjudicating guilt, signed on August 17, 2017.1 See TEX. R.
1 The Texas Supreme Court transferred this appeal from the Third Court of Appeals to this Court pursuant to its docket equalization powers. See TEX. GOV’T CODE ANN. § 73.001 (West 20... More...
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Julio Cervantes-Segura v. The State of Texas

On October 21, 2014, the complainant, Laura Arizpe, was at home around
noon with her son, Christian Ayala, and her fourteen-year-old adopted daughter,
Perla Izaguirre. Arizpe and Ayala were downstairs, while Izaguirre was asleep in
her bedroom upstairs. Ayala saw two men walking toward the front door while
putting gloves on. Because Ayala was on probation at the time and he ... More...
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Trey Sims v. Kenneth E. Laboriwtz, Administrator Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

In 2014, David E. Abbott, a detective with the Manassas City Police Department in Virginia, investigated allegations that 17-year-old Trey Sims used his cellular telephone to send sexually explicit photographs and video recordings of himself to his 15-year-old girlfriend. During the course of the investigation, Abbott obtained a search warrant authorizing photographs of Sims’ naked body, including... More...   $0 (03-24-2018 - VA)

Jonathan Arvizu v. City of Pasadena

Plaintiff and Appellant Jonathan Arvizu sued the City of
Pasadena after he fell over a retaining wall located beside a
recreational trail in the City’s Arroyo Seco Natural Park,
resulting in devastating personal injuries. Arvizu had entered the
Park in the dark, pre-dawn hours, while it was closed, in order to
go “ghost hunting” with a group of friends. While taking a
short... More...
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Joesbell Rodriguez-Sanchez v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

On February 10, 2016, the trial court placed appellant on community
supervision, subject to certain conditions, including:
2. Avoid injurious or vicious conduct; and totally abstain from the use or consumption of alcoholic beverages of any kind, or any substance capable of causing intoxication, or the illegal use of any controlled substance.

. . . .

8. Report in p... More...
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Phil A. Smallwood v. The State of Texas

On June 2, 2016, the State charged appellant with capital murder by causing
the death of Jonathan Wilkerson while in the course of committing or attempting to
commit robbery.2 Appellant pleaded not guilty, and the case proceeded to trial.
On the evening of October 13, 2014, Wilkerson and his girlfriend, Quathanna
Lee, drove to the home of Roy Robinson, the best friend of Wil... More...
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Appellant, Terron A. Davis, was tried by a jury and convicted in Cleveland County District Court, Case No. CF-2013-1293, of Count 1: Attempted Robbery with a Weapon, After Two Prior Felony Convictions, in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 801; Count 2: Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon, After Two Prior Felony Convictions, in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 652; and Count 3: Burglary in the First Degr... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - OK)


On October 24, 2012, Appellant, Britnie Wiggins and Donnie Parton3 were driving around south Oklahoma City looking for a way to come up with some fast cash. Wiggins was particularly desperate for cash. Her rent was due and, by her own admission, she "was tired and . . . didn't want to go work." Wiggins and the others were also high on methamphetamine. To score some cash, Wiggins suggested the trio... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. AT&T, Inc., et al. Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia

District of Columbia - The United States of America sued AT&T, Inc., DirectV Group Holdings, LLC and Time Warner, Inc. on a Clayton Act violation theory claiming that the proposed acquisition of Tim Warner by AT&T would be anti-competitive and not in the best interest of consumer.

AT&T denied the allegations made by the Government and claimed that the efforts by the Government reflected ... More...
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United States of America v. Sarima Zyhier Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws.

Sharima Zyhier, 41, pleaded guilty to one count before Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from in and aroun... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Jose Mata, Bayle Snell and Cesar Espinoza Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Two Of Three Murder Defendants Plead Guilty

The State of Oklahoma charged Jose Mata, Bayle Snell and Cesar Espinoza with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 04/28/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
ESPINOZA, CESAR Disposed: CONVICTION, 02/09/2018. Guilty Plea
Count as Dispose... More...
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The facts of this case are undisputed and the parties stipulated to the following at the bench trial conducted by the district court:

"On December 17, 2013 at 2143 hours, Sedgwick County Emergency Dispatch advised of an accident that occurred in the area of 5700 E. Pawnee. Dispatch advised that the accident involved a single car rollover accident where at least one occupant was eject... More...
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United States of America v. Ryan Faulconer District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Nashua Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Illegal Possession of Firearms

Ryan Faulconer, 25, of Nashua, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison for illegal possessing firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Faulconer purchased eight firearms in a two-week period between April and May of 2016. At the time he purchased the fir... More...
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United States of America v. Joel A. Sabean, M.D. District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

This case, which reads like an
anthology of pain, pathos, and personal degradation, paints a grim
picture of the human condition. It intertwines allegations of an
incestuous relationship with criminal charges of tax evasion,
unlawful distribution of controlled substances, and health-care
fraud. Following a contentious trial, the jury found defendantappellant
Joel A. Sabean ... More...
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United States of America v. Mark Olic Porter District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, UT - Man Convicted of Hate Crime for Using a Stun Device During a Racially-Motivated Assault of His Neighbor

Following a three-day trial, a jury found Mark Porter, 59, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, guilty yesterday of committing a federal hate crime when he used a stun device during the racially-motivated assault of a neighbor at his apartment complex in Draper, Utah. Ass... More...
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United States of America v. Terence Starr Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Verona Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Fentanyl

An Allegheny County resident pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

Terence Starr, age 45, of Verona, PA, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised... More...
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Following a jury trial, Glenn Rusch, Jr. was found guilty of aggravated arson resulting in a substantial risk of bodily harm, which made the offense a severity level 3 person felony. The district court granted a downward durational departure and imposed a prison sentence of 71 months. Rusch appeals his conviction. He argues the State failed to prove the element that elevates aggravated arson to a... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)


The facts are mostly undisputed, except whether Gonzalez knew his gun was loaded as events unfolded.

Gonzalez and his friends—Levi (the victim), Bailey Bishop (Levi's sister; Gonzalez' girlfriend), Jeff Swisher (Levi's step-brother), and Zachary Cashman— attended various New Year's Eve parties. At some point, the four men wanted to return to the first party and Gonzalez drove them. Cash... More...
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United States of America v. Lester Levell Singleton Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Jackson Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Importation of Chemicals to Manufacture Spice

Lester Singleton, 35, of Jackson, was sentenced on March 20, 2018 by U.S. District Chief Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to 108 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in importing the controlled substance 5-Fluoro-PB-22.

On April 19, 2015, ... More...
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