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Declaratory Judgment Law

It is well established that the state may immunize from prosecution a witness called in its case-in-chief. See generally General Statutes § 54-47a. Theprimaryquestioninthisappealiswhetherthestate, after immunizing such a witness for testimony given during the state’s case-in-chief, may decline to extend that immunity to the same witness in connection with his testimony during the defense case-in-... More...   $0 (10-22-2016 - CT)


.Thedefendant,EstrellaJ.C.,appealsfrom the judgment of conviction, rendered following a jury trial,oftwocountsofriskofinjurytoachildinviolation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (2) and one count of risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (1). On appeal, the defendant claims that the trial court committed reversible error by (1) admitting into evidence a video recordin... More...   $0 (10-22-2016 - CT)


The defendant, Daquan Holmes, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of murder in violation of General Statutes § 53a54a1andcriminalattempttocommitmurderinviolation of General Statutes §§ 53a-492 and 53a-54a. On appeal, the defendant claims that (1) the trial court abused its discretion in denying his motion for a new trial, (2) the prosecutor engaged in prosecutoria... More...   $0 (10-22-2016 - CT)

State of Ilaho v. William James Agnew

Twin Falls, ID - Defendant Found Not Guilty of Assault and Battery With a Dangerous Weapon

The State of Idaho charged William James Agnew, age 55, with assault and batter with aggravated battery (knife) as a result of an incident on May 7, 2016 outside a Jefferson Street Apartment in Twin Falls. During the confrontation, Raymond Stark was stabbed by Agnew. The problem arose when Agnew w... More...
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In the case on review, Susanne L. Kuhajda served Borden Dairy Company
of Alabama, LLC, and Major O. Greenrock with identical offers of judgment
specifying that the offers included costs, interest, and all damages or monies
recoverable under the complaint and by law. Borden Dairy, 171 So. 3d at 242-43.
Ultimately, Kuhajda prevailed on her negligence claim against Borden Dairy ... More...
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Frank A. Walls v. State of Florida

We have described the facts of this case as follows:

Frank A. Walls was convicted of felony murder in the death of Edward Alger and premeditated and felony murder in the death of Ann Peterson in Okaloosa County in July 1987. Alger’s and Peterson’s bodies were discovered in Alger’s home when he failed to report for duty at Eglin Air Force Base. Peterson was shot twice in the head; Alger... More...
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  State of Florida v. Christopher Douglas Weeks – Corrected Opinion

On the afternoon of February 4, 2012, a Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission officer observed Christopher Weeks’s pickup truck
parked on the shoulder of a road in the Blackwater Wildlife Management Area in
Santa Rosa County. Weeks was wearing a camouflage cap, shirt, pants, and a
hunter-orange vest. The officer observed a deer grunt call on the passenger seat More...
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After a lengthy evidentiary hearing, the postconviction court, in a detailed,
239-page order, concluded that the murder conviction and sentence of death should
be vacated and a new trial granted on multiple grounds. A key finding was that the
State not only failed to disclose the full extent of its plea deal with William Hearn,
the State’s only eyewitness to the murder, but al... More...
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Eddie Medlock v. State of Tennessee

The proof at the Petitioner‘s trial showed that the Petitioner assaulted his exgirlfriend (the victim), and then raped her with a heated coat hanger. The Petitioner raped the victim a second time and then left her tied up and locked inside a residence they had recently shared. This court summarized the evidence in the Petitioner‘s direct appeal:

The victim, [S.R.],1 and the [Petitione... More...
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Kelvin Townsel v. State of Tennessee

The Petitioner was indicted for first degree murder after police uncovered evidence linking him to the scene of the homicide of the victim, Timothy Nolen. The Petitioner pled guilty to second degree murder and, pursuant to the plea agreement, received a sentence of thirty years in confinement to be served at one hundred percent.


Guilty Plea Submission Hearing

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State of Tennessee v. Terry Vonner

This case relates to a January 26, 2012 attack in which the victim, Althea Pope, was hit in the head with a machete and shot four times. The machete attack occurred at the victim‟s house, and the shooting occurred outside a neighbor‟s house. The neighbor‟s house was occupied by a woman and her two-year-old daughter, and the house was struck by several bullets.

At t... More...
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Russell Brown v. State of Tennessee

On May 21, 2013, the petitioner was convicted by a Bradley County jury of first degree premeditated murder and aggravated arson, for which he received concurrent sentences of life and twenty years. His convictions were affirmed by this court on direct appeal, and our supreme court denied his application for permission to appeal. State v. Russell Brown, No. E2013-02663-CCA-R3-CD, slip op. at 1 (T... More...   $0 (10-21-2016 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Zachary Gale Rattler

On the night of November 26, 2012, Toby Norton (“the victim”) returned home after having dinner at his mother‟s residence only a few houses away. The victim typically left the front door to his home unlocked because his mother occasionally stopped by to do laundry or to look after the victim‟s son. However, when he returned home that night, the victim found the door locked. After th... More...   $0 (10-21-2016 - TN)

Timothy Hooker v. State of Indiana

For over thirty years, Hooker and Donald Vick were close friends. In 2015,
Hooker worked for Vick, who was a painting contractor, and also lived with
Vick in Vick’s home. Vick owned a vehicle he used every day to get to and
from work. On the morning of Sunday, August 2, 2015, Hooker asked to
borrow the vehicle so he could go to his mother’s house. Vick obliged, stating, More...
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Jeffrey S. Heironimus v. State of Indiana

In May 2011, Heironimus was charged with Class C felony robbery for robbing
a bank in Evansville. The State also alleged that he was an habitual offender.1
In January 2012, the State also charged Heironimus with Class D felony
attempted obstruction of justice and again alleged that he was an habitual
offender. The State alleged that Heironimus “knowingly sen[t] a letter to <... More...
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Johnny Dutrayl McSwain v. State of Indiana

On August 15, 2014, Barry Williams and Daniel Mallett were visiting a house
in LaPorte. Around 10:30 p.m., they left to go to a gas station.

[3] McSwain, Tyrone Stalling, and Larry Crume, Jr., arrived across the street from
the house shortly thereafter. McSwain and Stalling approached the house and
knocked on the door. They asked whether Mallet was home, and when told More...
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State of Indiana v. Tyson Timbs and a 2012 Land Rover LR2

In January 2013, Timbs purchased a Land Rover LR2 (“Land Rover”) for the
sum of $42,058.30 from a dealer in Indianapolis. Timbs paid for the Land
Rover with life insurance policy proceeds that he received following the death
of his father. Thereafter, Timbs began to use this vehicle to drive from Marion,
Indiana to Richmond, Indiana for the purposes of purchasing heroin. Timbs ... More...
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Bernie C. Harmon v. State of Indiana

Harmon and his wife, Melissa Harmon (“Melissa”) (collectively “the
Harmons”) lived in Crawford County, Indiana with their biological son, K.H.,.
and biological daughter, W.H. The Harmons drove school buses and operated a
car repair shop near their home. In 2005, the Harmons became foster parents to
five children1 (“the Children”). C.H.2, S.H.3, and C.A.H., 4 who were biological... More...
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Ra'Dreeka Gillespie v. State of Indiana

Chasia Sutton worked at a Family Dollar store in Marion County. Gillespie
was dating Sutton’s ex-girlfriend. On January 13, 2015, Gillespie entered the
store with Sutton’s ex-girlfriend while Sutton was working, and there was a
verbal exchange between the women. Gillespie and the ex-girlfriend left, and a
few minutes later, Gillespie returned with three other women. The thr... More...
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The record establishes the following facts as undisputed. On September 1, 2000, Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI) entered into an oral agreement with Virgil Johnson, the sole proprietor of Virgil Johnson Trucking. AMPI is a cooperative of dairy farmers that receives milk produced by its members, processes the milk into butter and cheese, and sells the dairy products. AMPI contracts with in... More...   $0 (10-19-2016 - IA)


Officer Jodi Huber, of the Chillicothe Police Department, was out on patrol. She
purposefully drove past Perry's house on more than one occasion during her patrol because
Officer Huber believed Perry was selling methamphetamine out of his house. On one such
occasion, Officer Huber saw Perry backing a truck out of the driveway. Officer Huber
checked the vehicle's registration... More...
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Shawntrell Dawkins v. The State of Texas

In late 2007, Sherrie Harris signed a power of attorney granting Shawntrell Dawkins the
ability to act as legal guardian for Harris’ two children: Milayna, a two-year-old girl, and J.H., a
four-year-old boy.1 Harris had befriended and become close to Appellant and her husband Nakia
while the three were stationed at a United States Army post in Germany, even going so far as to
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Shane Thomas Dowdy a/k/a Shane T. Dowdy v. The State of Texas

Complainant Shelly Rexrode is Appellant’s half-sister. She and Appellant had the same
mother, Linda Munro, who passed away in 2014. Before their mother’s death, Appellant lived
with Munro, but he moved out of Munro’s house when Rexrode moved back into their mother’s
house in 2012. Following their mother’s death, Rexrode retained possession of the house and
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Lightsey Nathan Saul, Jr. v. The State of Texas

On Tuesday, March 1, 1988, at about 10:45 p.m., Joseph Wayne Daggett left his
girlfriend Sheridan Porter’s house to go back to his own home on the Slaughter Ranch outside of
Fort Stockton, Texas. He told Porter that he had planned to travel to a Chevrolet dealership in
Odessa the next day to have repairs made to his new truck. At trial, Porter, who divorced
Appellant in 1987,... More...
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The facts are straightforward and undisputed. On April 27, 2011, Allen pled no contest to one count of aggravated sexual battery, one count of sexual battery, two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior, and two counts of unlawful voluntary sexual relations. These charges were the result of Allen's conduct with multiple victims from June 2, 2008, through March 1, 2010. Allen was 15 years old when h... More...   $0 (10-18-2016 - KS)

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