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Deliberate Indifference Law
State of New Jersey v. Khalid Mohammed

The discrete issue raised by defendant in this appeal does
not warrant a lengthy discussion of the facts surrounding the
incident leading to defendant’s arrest and conviction. We
provide only a brief summary for context, followed by an account
of pertinent portions of the trial and jury charge.
In the early morning hours of April 22, 2010, police
officers responded... More...
   $0 (07-27-2016 - NJ)

State of Missouri vs. Adrian E. Roberson

The State charged Roberson with one count of murder in the second degree for
killing Brandon Sloan ("Sloan") during the perpetration of a robbery, four counts of
robbery in the first degree for forcibly stealing the cell phones and money of four other
individuals, and five counts of armed criminal action for using a deadly weapon to
commit the murder and the robberies. Roberso... More...
   $0 (07-23-2016 - MO)

Robert Conrad Zepeda v. The State of Texas

Appellant attended a party in Brownwood. While there, he learned that his ex-girlfriend, Amanda Mascorro, was dating another man. After Appellant learned this, he rode with two other partygoers to Mascorro’s home. There, Appellant banged on Mascorro’s door. When she did not answer, Appellant went to the side of her home and forcibly pulled an air conditioning unit from the window because he “h... More...   $0 (07-21-2016 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Jose Estrada

In one issue, the State contends the trial court erred in dismissing the State’s case
against Estrada because the State did not violate Estrada’s right to a speedy trial.
The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees an accused the
right to a speedy trial. Cantu v. State, 253 S.W.3d 273, 280 (Tex. Crim. App. 2008) (citing
Zamorano v. State, 84 S.W.3d 643, 64... More...
   $0 (07-21-2016 - TX)

Pondersosa Pine Energy, LLC, Nixon Peabody, LLP, and Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP v. Illinova Generating Company n/k/a Illinova Corporation

Illinova and other entities (the Sellers) sold their interests in a power plant to Enron North
America Corp. pursuant to a Purchase Agreement. Enron subsequently assigned its rights under
the Purchase Agreement to Ponderosa. Ponderosa borrowed over $200 million from eight banks
to finance the purchase.
When a dispute arose between Ponderosa and the Sellers, Ponderosa invoked... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - TX)


While executing a search warrant at Pribble's house, law enforcement officers discovered and seized drug-buy money, over 800 grams of marijuana, more than 14 grams of methamphetamine, and various items of drug paraphernalia. None of the drugs bore the requisite drug tax stamps. As a result, Pribble was charged with possessing marijuana, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and drug-sale proceeds. Of pa... More...   $0 (07-17-2016 - KS)

State of Vermont v. Glen Haskins, Jr.

This is an attempted murder case. At trial, defendant theorized
that a group of late-night club-goers with whom he was partying conspired to frame him for a
stabbing that occurred in downtown Burlington shortly after two o’clock in the morning of
January 15, 2012. Defendant argues that the trial court erred by excluding exculpatory testimony
and by giving misleading jury ins... More...
   $0 (07-16-2016 - VT)

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 (07-15-2016 - RI)

State of Maine v. Derek S. Poulin

Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the State, the
following facts are supported by the trial record. See State v. Reed, 2013 ME 5,
¶ 9, 58 A.3d 1130. In the afternoon of October 23, 2012, the body of the victim,
Poulin’s paternal grandmother, was discovered in her home in Old Orchard Beach.
She had been struck in the head with blunt objects and stabbed many... More...
   $0 (07-14-2016 - ME)

State of Tennessee v. Lindsey Brooke Lowe

The defendant was interviewed by police and ultimately gave a statement in which she admitted placing her hand over each baby‟s mouth in order to stifle the child‟s cry. Prior to trial, the defendant moved to suppress her statement.
On November 5, 2012, the trial court held a hearing during which the State presented the testimony of Detective Steve Malach, who had obtained the... More...
   $0 (07-14-2016 - TN)

State of Missouri vs. Chad Daniel Terry Jr.

On the evening of October 29, 2013, Erik Schwartz ("Schwartz") was in the
process of moving into his mother's residence in Independence, Missouri. He spent the
evening unloading his belongings from his SUV. At approximately 1:00 a.m. on October
30th, Schwartz's mother went outside her home and asked Schwartz to turn off his SUV
and come into the house. Schwartz responded tha... More...
   $0 (07-12-2016 - MO)

Rodrick Odell Williams v. The State of Texas

Shortly after 6:00 a.m. on January 1, 2013, Houston Police Department
Officer Hunter was dispatched to a shooting in the 9600 block of Bissonnet, near
Cube’s Sports Bar and Ballers, two after-hour nightclubs. When Officer Hunter
arrived, he observed paramedics attending to a man lying on the ground and later
identified as the complainant, Damon Romel Williams, whom paramedics ... More...
   $0 (07-11-2016 - TX)

Mathis v. United States

The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA or Act), 18 U. S. C. §924(e), imposes a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence on certain federal defendants who have three prior convictions for a “violent felony,” including “burglary, arson, or extortion.” To determine whether a past conviction is for one of those offenses, courts compare the elements of the crime of conviction with the elements of the “generic” ... More...   $0 (07-10-2016 - DC)


Defendant was convicted after a 2009 jury trial of first
degree murder, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3(a)(1) and (2), for killing his
relative Craig White, who disappeared in February 1990. The
State contended that defendant was motivated to kill White and
dispose of his body because White had engaged in a sexual
relationship with defendant's girlfriend. White's body was
never fou... More...
   $0 (07-09-2016 - NJ)


In November 2011, a confidential informant (CI) told
Detective James McDonald of the Phillipsburg Police Department
that defendant was "selling large quantities of ecstasy from his
residence," and provided defendant's street address. The CI
described defendant as "a thin Hispanic male, approximately
5'07" and walks with a distinct limp."
McDonald conducted a New Jer... More...
   $0 (07-09-2016 - )


The record reveals the following facts. In 2008, defendant
was incarcerated in the Ocean County Jail. Around that time,
his wife filed for divorce. Defendant asked a fellow inmate,
Timothy Milton, to kill defendant's wife in exchange for
Defendant reportedly provided Milton with his wife's
address, and warned Milton that one of his wife's neighbors was ... More...
   $0 (07-09-2016 - NJ)

Commonwealth v. Lopez

The defendant, Gregorio "Mikey" Lopez, appeals
from his conviction of murder in the first degree on theories of
deliberate premeditation and extreme atrocity or cruelty.2 The
defendant shot and killed his girl friend's former boy friend in
the early morning hours of March 11, 2009. On appeal, the
defendant argues that a new trial is required because (1) the
trial j... More...
   $0 (07-08-2016 - MA)


On August 26, 2011, Lionel Williams was shot and killed at East Shore Park
in New Orleans. At the time of the shooting, there was a crowd of people at the
park for a party. Approximately three months after the shooting, Siera Whitley met
with a federal agent and gave a statement regarding what she had witnessed on the
day of the shooting. At that time, Ms. Whitley identified ... More...
   $0 (07-07-2016 - LA)


In February 2000, 16-year-old L.H. was abducted as she left work. An assailant ran up as she was getting into her car, hit her, and pushed his way inside. He put L.H. in the back seat, pulled a stocking cap over her head to cover her eyes, threatened to kill her if she called out, and then drove to a nearby parking lot. The assailant got into the back seat with L.H., lifted her bra, and fondled he... More...   $0 (07-06-2016 - KS)


On September 25, 2014, Detective Peters of the East Orange
Police Department received reliable information from a
confidential informant (CI). The CI previously provided
reliable information to Peters that resulted in the arrests and
convictions of numerous narcotic violators. The CI informed
Peters that a black male named Dorian was selling marijuana out
of an apar... More...
   $0 (07-06-2016 - NJ)


On February 17, 2011, Trenton Police officers received an
anonymous tip about a man with a handgun in a black Hyundai
sedan with Georgia license plates, located on Martin Luther
King, Jr. Boulevard. The officers arrived at Martin Luther
King, Jr. Boulevard, and approached defendant. A brief car
chase ensued, which culminated in defendant's arrest. The
officers alle... More...
   $0 (07-05-2016 - NJ)

Commonwealth v. Carter

The grand jury heard evidence from four
witnesses over the course of three days. That evidence, viewed
in the light most favorable to the Commonwealth, see
Commonwealth v. Moran, 453 Mass. 880, 885 (2012), included the
On the afternoon of July 13, 2014, an officer with the
Fairhaven police department located the deceased in his truck,
parked in a st... More...
   $0 (07-04-2016 - MA)

Jerome D. Seward v. State of Indiana

In December 2014, Seward and M.W. lived together in Henry County with
M.W.’s five children, one of whom is Seward’s biological daughter. Their
relationship began in 2009 and was off and on, due partly to a period Seward
spent in jail.
[3] On December 30, 2014, M.W. came home from work around 9:00 p.m. She
and Seward drank beers, played cards, and talked. During the conv... More...
   $0 (07-04-2016 - IN)


In this case we again address whether shooting at or from a motor vehicle can
4 serve as a predicate for felony murder. We recognize that the collateral-felony rule
5 has generated confusion and hope to clarify its application in this opinion. Following
6 trial, the jury found Defendant Eric Marquez guilty of first-degree felony murder
7 contrary to NMSA 1978, Section 30-2-1(A)(2... More...
   $0 (06-30-2016 - NJ)


On October 6, 2011, Springfield reported a leak of
hydraulic fluid to the Maine Department of Environmental
Protection. At that time, the plaintiff, Worcester, was an
employee of Springfield. He became involved in a dispute with his
supervisor about the safety implications of cleaning up the spill
and was eventually fired. He then brought suit against Springfield
u... More...
   $400000 (06-30-2016 - ME)

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