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Lanam v. Promise Regional Med. Ctr.-Hutchinson, Inc.

Jaclan Lanam had her right knee replaced at Promise Regional Medical CenterHutchinson, Inc., in October 2009. She was discharged from the hospital 3 days later. Kelly Zoglman, a certified nurse assistant, transferred Lanam from her hospital chair to a wheelchair. Zoglman then rolled Lanam out to the car waiting to take her home. Zoglman was the sole assistant assigned to transfer Lanam from her wh... More...   $0 (01-23-2016 - KS)

Guylann Barrow v. The State of Texas

Appellant moved in with his niece, Shlona Barrow, and her common-law husband, Phillip Vega, in late 2013. Over the following months, appellant repeatedly called and texted Shlona to check on her whenever she was not at the house.
Shlona and Vega spent the night at their deer lease on February 21, 2014, to have some time away from appellant. While at the deer lease, appellant again called an... More...
   $0 (01-23-2016 - TX)

William Sanchez v. The State of Texas

On October 2, 2012, at around 6 o'clock in the morning, Sanchez led police officers
on a two-and-a-half-mile car chase after fleeing a Walmart parking lot with his passenger
who had just stolen merchandise from the store. Near the end of the car chase,
Sanchez’s passenger jumped out of his car and continued to flee on foot. Sanchez
continued driving for approximately two cit... More...
   $0 (01-23-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Robert Everett Bonner, Jr.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Robert Everett Bonner, Jr., aka Ace, 34, of Fredericksburg, was sentenced to 360 months in prison for sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion. Bonner was also sentenced to five years of supervised release, ordered to pay $317,750 in restitution to his victims, and ordered to forfeit $400,250.

Bonner pleaded guilty on July 2, 2015. According to court documents, Bon... More...
   $0 (01-22-2016 - VA)

United States of America v. Kevin Romero

Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Narcotics Trafficking Laws

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of HOPE Initiative which Seeks to Reduce the Number of Opioid-Related Deaths in New Mexico

Kevin Romero, 34, of Albuquerque, N.M., pleaded guilty in federal court to methamphetamine and heroin trafficking charges under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorne... More...
   $0 (01-22-2016 - NM)

People Of Illinois v. Carter

Following a bench trial in the circuit court of Cook County, defendant, Kelvin Carter, was found guilty of the 2002 murder of Edmond Allen. Identification evidence was supplied by four occurrence witnesses. The circuit court ultimately imposed a 20-year prison sentence in addition to a 25-year enhancement, which was statutorily mandated because of the court’s determination that defendant had perso... More...   $0 (01-22-2016 - IL)

People Of Illinois v. Sanders

Petitioner was charged with the April 1992 murder and aggravated kidnapping of Jonas Cooks. Also charged were Gary Bingham, Aaron May, and Donald Barfield. Separate trials were held, resulting in guilty verdicts. The witnesses described the three men by their nicknames. Bingham was referred to as Pork Chop, May as Little Red, and petitioner as Big Red. ¶ 4 At petitioner’s trial, the pathologist ... More...   $0 (01-22-2016 - IL)

James Beasley v. State of Indiana

According to Gerald Beamon’s testimony, on the evening of August 2, 2012, Leandrew Beasley (a.k.a “Little Rock”) and Beamon’s cousin, James Allen, got into a fight in a garage; Beasley pulled a gun, Allen made a grab for it, and during the struggle, Beasley was shot in the face once, after which the gun would no longer discharge. Three other men, whom Allen identified as Levi, Little Billy, and “... More...   $0 (01-22-2016 - IN)


We recite the facts in the light most favorable to the State. State v. Neiderbach, 837 N.W.2d 180, 187 (Iowa 2013). On the night of August 24–25, 2013, a crowd of twenty to forty teenagers was gathered at an empty lot next to the Des Moines River in downtown Des Moines. They were drinking, dancing, and listening to music. About ten to fifteen cars were present. Some in the crowd were dancing ... More...   $0 (01-22-2016 - IA)

Bobby Lionel Batiste v. State of Mississippi

Bobby Batiste was convicted of capital murder with the underlying felony of robbery
and was sentenced to death in the Circuit Court of Oktibbeha County. This Court affirmed Batiste’s conviction and sentence on May 16, 2013. Id. Batiste now seeks, inter alia, leave to file a Petition for Post-Conviction Relief
in the Circuit Court of Oktibbeha County. His proposed petition raises sixteen se... More...
   $0 (01-21-2016 - MS)

Robert Joe Long v. State of Florida

Robert Joe Long, a prisoner under sentence of death, appeals the summary
denial of his successive motion for postconviction relief filed pursuant to Florida
Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.851. We have jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(1),
Fla. Const. For the reasons that follow, we affirm the postconviction court’s order.
Long raised four issues on direct appeal, including whet... More...
   $0 (01-21-2016 - FL)

Safeway Insurance Company v. Hadary

The procedural history of this appeal is important to consider. On November 3, 2014,
this court filed its opinion in Safeway Insurance Company v. Hadary, 2014 IL App (1st) 132554
(Safeway I). The petition for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court in Safeway I was denied on
November 25, 2015, with the order of the Supreme Court stating as follows:
¶ 4 "In the exercise of this ... More...
   $0 (01-21-2016 - IL)

Smith v. State Of Arkansas

In 2006, petitioner Jimmy Smith was found guilty by a jury of first-degree murder
in the death of Corte Beavers. He was sentenced as a habitual offender to 720 months’
imprisonment. The Arkansas Court of Appeals affirmed. Smith v. State, CR-07-277 (Ark.
App. Feb. 6, 2008) (unpublished) (original docket no. CACR 07-277). Smith subsequently
filed in the trial court a pro se p... More...
   $0 (01-21-2016 - AR)

State of Louisiana v. Samuel Dale Turner

On November 30, 2012, a neighbor went to the home of 79-year-old
William McCready and discovered McCready’s body on the living room
floor, the victim of an apparent homicide as evidence of a struggle and a
large amount of blood were present. The neighbor called the Morehouse
Sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s deputies observed that the victim had been
bludgeoned, stabbed numerous ti... More...
   $0 (01-21-2016 - LA)

Trennon Putnam v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Inc.

The employee testified in his deposition that, after he graduated from high school in 1985, he worked for Bevis
2140873 Furniture from 1986 to 1990 and that, during his employment with Bevis Furniture, he had worked in the office the first two years and in the plant using a rivet press the latter two years. He stated that he wore earplugs when he worked at Bevis Furniture. The employee... More...
   $0 (01-20-2016 - AL)


Carol Jean Carlson (Decedent) learned she was terminally ill in 2011, and retained an attorney to assist her in planning the disposition of her estate (Estate). On August 24, 2011, Decedent executed three transfer-on-death deeds (TODDs) pursuant to the Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act (NTPA), 58 O.S. 2011 §§ 1251-1258 for real property she owned, as well as a Last Will and Testament. One o... More...   $0 (01-20-2016 - OK)

Lionel Andre v. Willow Creek I Neighborhood Association, Inc., Bud Proffitt, et al.

Tulsa, OK - Lionel Andre v. Willow Creek I Neighborhood Association, Inc., Bud Proffitt, et al. on breach of fiduciary duty theories claiming:


1. Plaintiff Lionel Andre is a resident of Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

2. Defendant Willow Creek I Neighborhood Association, Inc. is an Oklap_ fha noj,rofit
corporation with its principal place o... More...
   $0 (01-19-2016 - OK)

Estate of Catherine Dawn Skidmore v. Consumers Energy Company

A live power line on the ground is far more hazardous than a live power line in the air. In this wrongful death action, plaintiff Ralph Skidmore, Jr., individually and as the personal representative of the estate of Catherine Dawn Skidmore (collectively, the estate), appeals of right the trial court’s order granting summary disposition in favor of defendant, Consumers Energy Company (Consumers), ... More...   $0 (01-19-2016 - MI)

People of the State of Michigan v. Floyd Gene Perkins, Aaron Williams and Kenya Ali Hyatt

These three defendants were tried jointly before separate juries. A jury convicted defendant Floyd Gene Perkins (Perkins) of first-degree felony murder, MCL 750.316(b), conspiracy to commit armed robbery, MCL 750.157a, armed robbery, MCL 750.529, and felony
firearm, MCL 750.227b(1). Perkins was sentenced to life in prison for the murder conviction, 285 months to 50 years’ imprisonm... More...
   $0 (01-19-2016 - MI)

State of Oklahoma v. Nely Aguilar-Patzan

Tulsa, OK - Driver sentenced to five years for fatal collision with a motorcycle

The State of Oklahoma charged Nely Aguilar-Patzan, age 19, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM2, MASLAUGHTER - 1ST DEGREE - AUTOMOBILE, in violation of 21 O.S. 711
Date of Offense: 06/08/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
AGUILAR-PATZAN, NELY Disposed: CONVICTION, 01/19/2016. G... More...
   $0 (01-19-2016 - NJ)

State Of North Carolina v Barnett

The State’s evidence introduced at trial tended to show the following: In late
January 2013, Winnie Johnson (“Ms. Johnson” or “the victim”)1 met Defendant on a
call-in chat line. They began dating shortly thereafter. On or about 29 January 2013,
Defendant was taken into custody and incarcerated at the Alamance County jail for
a matter unrelated to this appeal. Following Def... More...
   $0 (01-19-2016 - NC)

Andrew T. Lee v. State of Tennessee

A Rutherford County grand jury indicted the Petitioner for especially aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, evading arrest, resisting arrest, and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. These charges alleged that the Petitioner entered the home of the victim, a woman with whom he had shared a romantic relationship, and attacked the victim, and ... More...   $0 (01-19-2016 - TN)


Appellant Carl Ray Adams was convicted of malice murder in connection
with the shooting death of his roommate, Randall Johnson, and was sentenced
to life imprisonment. Adams now appeals his conviction on the grounds that the
evidence was insufficient and that trial counsel was ineffective. Finding no
error, we affirm. Viewed in a light most favorable to the jury’s verdicts, the ... More...
   $0 (01-19-2016 - GA)

United States v. Sauk

The charges in this case stemmed from the death of the appellant’s two month old son. The infant had been rushed to a local emergency room by paramedics after his parents called 911 early on the morning of 10 January 2011. When the infant arrived at the emergency room, he was not breathing, had no pulse, and was not responsive. A pediatrician was eventually able to restore the infant’s heartbea... More...   $0 (01-19-2016 - MD)

Jeycob England v. State of Mississippi

On July 22, 2011, England went to the Electric Cowboy, a bar in Jackson, Mississippi,
with his girlfriend, Bridget Gagliardi, and his friend, Christian Craft. Also at the club were
Ford and his friends, Christopher Fodi, Noel Castillo, Ryan Connelly, and Mark Laxton.
When the club closed for the night, Ford allegedly waved to Gagliardi, whom he met a
couple of months earlier. En... More...
   $0 (01-18-2016 - MS)

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