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State of Oklahoma v. Erik Sherney Williams

Tulsa, OK - Man Gets Life Without Parole For Killing Ex-Girlfriend

The State of Oklahoma charged Erick Sherney Williams, age 39, with first-degree murder for killing Christian Shockley, age 24, on October 8, 2014. The victiom was attempting to terminate her relationship with Williams when she was shot outside her apartment.

It was not contested that Defendant shot the decedent. ... More...
   $0 (09-03-2016 - OK)

State of Missouri vs. Jeffrey J. Nichols

On April 1, 2013, Detective Tracy Whearty and Detective Mark Arnsperger of the
Moberly Police Department interviewed Defendant in an interview room at the Moberly Police
Department about several crimes that occurred on or about March 31, 2013. The record contains
a transcript and video of it. Before the interview began, the detectives read Miranda1 warnings to
Defendant, then D... More...
   $0 (09-02-2016 - MO)

State of Oklahoma v. Doreatha Poland

Tulsa, OK - Woman Found Guilty of Setting Fire That Killed Boyfriend

The State of Oklahoma charged Doreatha Poland with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, FELONY MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 11/03/2013

A. A person commits murder in the first degree when that person unlawfully and with malice aforethought causes the death of ... More...
   $0 (09-01-2016 - OK)


Velasquez was riding in the back seat of a car that was stopped on September 25,
2013, when a law enforcement officer suspected the driver of being under the influence
of alcohol or drugs. The arresting officer found crystals in a cigarette pack located on the
dashboard between the driver and the front-seat passenger. The crystals field-tested
positive for methamphetamine. Vel... More...
   $0 (08-30-2016 - MT)

D.T. v. State of Indiana

On May 12, 2015, Morgan Edwards was working as a technician at a CVS
pharmacy in Indianapolis. At approximately 11:56 a.m., an African-American
male wearing a black hoodie with the hood up walked up to the pharmacy
counter and began knocking his knuckles against the counter to get Edwards’
attention. Edwards walked to the counter and said, “Can I help you?” Tr. at
15. T... More...
   $0 (08-26-2016 - IN)

John W. Terry v. State of Ohio

This case presents serious questions concerning the role of the Fourth Amendment in the confrontation on the street between the citizen and the policeman investigating suspicious circumstances.

Petitioner Terry was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and sentenced to the statutorily prescribed term of one to three years in the penitentiary. 1 Following the denial of a pret... More...
   $0 (08-24-2016 - OK)

Hugo Rosario Gutierrez-Barizula v. Loretta E. Lynch

We recently confronted the thorny problem what to do when an executive
agency, exercising delegated legislative authority, seeks to overrule a judicial
precedent interpreting a congressional statute. In our constitutional history, after
all, judicial declarations of what the law is haven’t often been thought subject to
revision by the executive, let alone by an executive endowed wi... More...
   $0 (08-24-2016 - OK)

Roy Steinberg v. Sahara Sam’s Oasis, LLC

While a patron at defendant Sahara Sam’s Oasis Water Park,
plaintiff Roy Steinberg suffered a catastrophic spinal cord
injury while participating in a water ride that simulated riding
a surfboard. Plaintiff filed a lawsuit against Sahara Sam’s
Oasis, LLC, alleging that his injuries were caused by its gross
negligence and violations of statutory and regulatory provisions <... More...
   $0 (08-23-2016 - NJ)

State of Tennessee v. Sedrick Clayton

The evidence presented at trial established that on January 19, 2012, the Defendant shot and killed his girlfriend, Pashea Fisher, and Pashea‟s1 parents, Arithio and Patricia Fisher, at the victims‟ home. The Defendant also attempted to kill Pashea‟s brother, A‟Reco Fisher. The Defendant then fled the scene in Pashea‟s vehicle with his and Pashea‟s four-year-ol... More...   $0 (08-22-2016 - TN)

Commonwealth of Virginia v. Ulysses Jay James

Norfolk, VA - Jury Rejects Self-Defense and Convicts Man of Murder

The Commonwealth of Virginia charged Ulysses Jay James, age 52, with first-degree murder for stabbing 45-year-old Lean "Elaine" Smith to death.

Defendant claimed self-defense.

Ms. Smith was a schizophrenic cocaine addict who had previously stabbed James.

Virginia criminal code section 18.2.3... More...
   $0 (08-21-2016 - VA)


For 10 years Luther Johnson and Cerrina Nicole Griffin had an on-again, off-again relationship. At the time of Derrick Hill's fatal shooting, they had been "off" for at least 30 days. During this time, Griffin and her daughter stayed with Griffin's cousin Victoria Freeman and Freeman's infant son at Rosedale Ridge Apartments in Kansas City, Kansas. Because Betty Grace Kebert and her daughter also ... More...   $0 (08-18-2016 - KS)

United States of America v. Dr. Yasin Khan, Dr. Elizabeth Khan, Dr. Dong Ko, Westfield Hospital

Philadelphia, PA - Doctors and Medical Facilities in Lehigh Valley Pay $690,441 to Resolve Healthcare Fraud Allegations

Dr. Yasin Khan, Dr. Elizabeth Khan, Dr. Dong Ko, Westfield Hospital and affiliated entities including a related pain clinic, Lehigh Valley Pain Management, have agreed to pay $690,441 to the federal government to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Ac... More...
   $690441 (08-17-2016 - PA)

Raymond D. Tempest, Jr. v. State of Rhode Island

The facts of this case are altogether tragic, and the travel is anything but lackluster. We
recite only those facts that are relevant to the instant appeal, and so invite the reader to consult
our opinion in State v. Tempest, 651 A.2d 1198 (R.I. 1995) for a more detailed discussion. On February 19, 1982, at approximately 3:20 p.m., fifteen-year-old Lisa LaDue (LaDue)2
came home t... More...
   $0 (08-17-2016 - RI)


Following a trial de novo in the Law Division, defendant
Louis Rozzo was convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI),
N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. On appeal, defendant argues that the Alcotest
result was inadmissible and there was insufficient evidence of
guilt based upon observation. After reviewing the record in
light of the contentions advanced on appeal and applicable law, More...
   $0 (08-16-2016 - NJ)

Darlene Hill and William Hill, Deceased, v. Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., Sunbridge Healthcare Corporation, Peak Medical Oklahoma No. 5, Inc. d/b/a Woodland View Care and Rehabilitation Center, Peak Medical Corporation, Martin Hubbartt, Administrator

Darlene Hill and William Hill, Deceased, sued Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., Sunbridge Healthcare Corporation, Peak Medical Oklahoma No. 5, Inc. d/b/a Woodland View Care and Rehabilitation Center, Peak Medical Corporation, Martin Hubbartt, Administrator on medical negligence theories claiming that William Hill was a resident at Woodland View Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and, as a... More...   $0 (08-09-2016 - OK)

William McGhee vs. Schreiber Foods, Inc

On October 5, 2009, McGhee was employed as a press operator at Schreiber’s plant in
Clinton, Missouri. McGhee operated a large commercial printing press, known as a Vision
1 “Our standard of review requires that we view the facts in the light most favorable to the trial court’s verdict and accept as true evidence and inferences favorable... More...
   $0 (08-09-2016 - MO)

Chayce Daniel Hodges v. The State of Texas

At around 9:00 p.m. on November 3, 2014, Montague County Sherriff’s
Deputies Phariss and Greanead were parked at an intersection in their marked
patrol vehicle when they observed a motorcycle fail to stop at a stop sign. The
deputies activated their vehicle’s overhead lights and attempted to initiate a stop,
but the driver of the motorcycle, who was also carrying a passenger, ... More...
   $0 (08-07-2016 - TX)

Grady Leroy Hodge v. The State of Texas

As set out above, Hodge was charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual
assault and indecency with a child in two separate causes. The indictments alleged that all of the
offenses occurred in Burnet County and further alleged, as follows, that Hodge intentionally or
Cause number 41288
Aggravated Sexual Assault
Count 1: penetrated A.H.’s anus with his sexua... More...
   $0 (08-06-2016 - TX)

Donte Lewayne Wilson v. The State of Texas

The issue is whether the trial court’s rulings on appellant’s challenges for cause harmed
appellant by effectively depriving him of one of his statutorily allotted peremptory challenges.
Gonzales v. State, 353 S.W.3d 826, 831 (Tex. Crim. App. 2011). Harm from the erroneous denial
of a defense challenge for cause focuses on whether a peremptory challenge “was wrongfully taken
f... More...
   $0 (08-06-2016 - TX)

Chad Eldon Hudson v. The State of Texas

On January 19, 2014, appellant crashed his vehicle into a light pole. Whitney Taylor was
a passenger in the vehicle and suffered serious bodily injuries as a result of the collision.
Appellant was arrested at the scene for DWI. The following day, he was arraigned and released
on bond. Just over eight months later, appellant was indicted for intoxication assault. Appellant
f... More...
   $0 (08-04-2016 - TX)

Emajin Trevon Jackson v. The State of Texas

At approximately 1:00 a.m., after returning from Houston, Sheila Etonga was alone in her
apartment complex parking lot. She was removing her suitcase and backpack from the trunk of
her car when a young man, later determined to be Jackson, came toward her. Jackson asked to
use her cell phone and Etonga said, “No.” Jackson told Etonga that he had been locked out of
the house a... More...
   $0 (08-02-2016 - TX)

Jose Carlos Leal v. The State of Texas

Leal is the life partner of the biological uncle of the complainant, R.C. R.C. and his family
lived with R.C.’s uncle and Leal for several years. In addition, after R.C. and his family moved
into their own home, Leal and R.C.’s uncle continued to care for R.C. and one of his brothers on
weekends and for extended periods of time during the summer.
When R.C. was ten years old ... More...
   $0 (08-02-2016 - TX)

Mary Cantrell, Sue Lentz and Estate of Vera McGilbray v. Peak Medical Oklahoma No. 3, d/b/a Forest Hills Health Care, Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., Sunbridge Healthcare Corporation, Peak Medical Corporation, Patricia Colvin

Tulsa, OK - Mary Cantrell, Sue Lentz and Estate of Vera McGilbray sued Peak Medical Oklahoma No. 3, d/b/a Forest Hills Health Care, Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., Sunbridge Healthcare Corporation, Peak Medical Corporation, Patricia Colvin on medical negligence theories claiming:

I. Decedent: Vera McGilbray was a resident at Forest Hills Care Center located in Broken Arrow City, Oklaho... More...
   $0 (08-01-2016 - OK)

Josip Milos - Registered Sex Offender State of Nebraska v. Josip Milos

On March 17, 2014, at some point after 9 p.m., three law enforcement officers in plain clothes and an undercover vehicle were in the area of a carwash that was known for drug transactions. They were not investigating any report of criminal activity at that time, but, rather, were patrolling usual spots where drug transactions had occurred in the past. The officers turned into the carwash and obser... More...   $0 (07-29-2016 - NE)

David Lynn Hieb v. State of North Dakota

In 2005, Hieb was charged with conspiracy to commit murder in violation of N.D.C.C. §§ 12.1-06-04 and 12.1-16-01. The information was amended to include an additional charge of murder in violation of N.D.C.C. § 12.1-16-01(1)(c). The information was amended a second time to dismiss the murder charge. Hieb pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder.

[¶3] On October 7, 2015, Hieb applied for... More...
   $0 (07-28-2016 - ND)

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