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United States of America v. Shawn Edmonds Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Former Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud Against His Former Employer

Shawn Edmonds, a 43-year old resident of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on August 9, 2018 before the Honorable Gerald J. Pappert to five counts of wire fraud and three counts of aggravated identify theft related to a scheme to defraud the Department of Veterans ... More...
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Caleb Bixler v. State of Indiana

In August of 2015, Bixler, Keith Cornwell (Cornwell), Ricky Ogden (Ogden), John Murphy (Murphy), and Ron Trahan (Trahan) were all residing in a two story house located on the east side of Indianapolis, Indiana. Trahan occupied the downstairs bedroom. One of the two upstairs bedrooms was shared by Ogden and Murphy, while Cornwell and Bixler shared the other. Cornwell did not get along with T... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

Sherry Vernell Webb v. State of Indiana

On March 31, 2017, Malinda Solomon drove her vehicle to pick up Robert Crisler at an apartment building, parked her vehicle in the parking lot, entered the building, knocked on the door to Robert and his wife Ethel’s apartment, and was let inside. Webb, who lived in a neighboring apartment, was in the apartment with Robert and Ethel. At some point, Webb stood up and said “that’s the b---- t... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

Charles A. Pickering v. State of Indiana

On January 11, 2017, Pickering met S.B., a sixty-three-year-old homeless
woman, at a shelter in South Bend, and he invited her to come with him to an
apartment where he was staying. Pickering and S.B. drank some beer and
vodka, and then Pickering started to undress. S.B. told Pickering that she did
not want to have sex with him, but he grabbed her hair and forced her to
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Lonnie Martin Williams v. The State of Texas

On June 1, 2017, Williams was indicted for two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of possession of a substance in penalty group one in an amount less than a gram. See id. § 29.03, TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115(b) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). The two aggravated robbery counts were enhanced due to Williams’s prior felony conviction. On October 16, 2017, the case was c... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

Joshua D. Lemons v. The State of Texas

Lemons was charged with possession of a controlled substance for possessing methamphetamine on March 14, 2008. See TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115. Lemons was subsequently charged with bail jumping on June 27, 2008. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 38.10. On January 26 2009, Lemons pleaded guilty in both cases1 and was placed on five years’ deferred adjudication probation. In May 2009... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

Property California SCJLW One Corporation v. Kris Leamy

Defendants Robin and Kris Leamy appeal from a final judgment entered in favor
of plaintiff Property California SCJLW One Corporation. The judgment was entered
based on an order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment regarding a
settlement agreement (Agreement) involving attorney fees that contained a standard
general release. Defendants contend summary judgment was improp... More...
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Donna Kay Steggall v. The State of Texas

In her first issue, Steggall complains that this Court should reinstate factual sufficiency review and find that the evidence was factually insufficient for her to have committed the offenses for which she was convicted. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, in Brooks v. State, 323 S.W.3d 893, 912 (Tex. Crim. App. 2010), abandoned the factual-sufficiency standard in criminal cases. Brooks v. ... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Bradley Curtis Kougher v. The State of Texas

A Hopkins County jury convicted Bradley Curtis Kougher of indecency with a child by contact.1 See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 21.11(a)(1) (West Supp. 2017). In accordance with the jury’s verdict, the trial court sentenced Kougher to twenty years’ imprisonment. In a single point of error raised on appeal, Kougher argues that the trial court erred in admitting testimony of K.B. and J.D. under Arti... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Leonard Mornes v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed Jacqueline Armstead and Brigitte Manning at his home in Dallas, Texas on July 8, 2015. Armstead’s fifteen-year-old daughter Ja’Kaline Evans testified appellant, Manning, and Armstead were “hanging out,” smoking crack cocaine, and drinking beer at Armstead’s house that afternoon. Appellant, Manning, and Armstead left together after an hour or an hour and a half; Armst... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Jose Juan Flores v. The State of Texas

On December 4, 2015, the State filed a complaint and information that charged Flores with the offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated while knowingly having “an open container of an alcoholic beverage, to-wit: Bud Light 16 ounce can in his immediate possession.” Before the guilt-innocence phase of trial, Flores filed a motion in limine with the trial court. The motion asked the... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Shundale Taylor v. The State of Texas

On March 29, 2016, Antoine Hodge was shot once in the chest outside an apartment complex at 5880 Bernal in Dallas, Texas. Antoine, with his brother Chevis,2 was at the complex to witness a fight between two women, Dajee Dillard3 and Jelicia Linwood.4 Antoine subsequently died of his wound. The ballistics expert testified the bullet that killed Antoine was fired from appellant’s gun. The fight... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Adam Harris Milligan v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for multiple offenses involving the same complainant including aggravated kidnapping, burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony, and several counts of aggravated sexual assault. Appellant requested counsel and counsel was appointed to represent him on August 10, 2015. The offenses were complicated. Numerous pretrial filings, notices of

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Shawn Braden v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, appellant contends the trial court erred in permitting the forensic
interviewer, Tracy Ramirez, to testify as a second outcry witness when she allegedly provided
testimony regarding the same event as the first outcry witness, Kristi Hoggatt, the child’s
grandmother. Appellant argues that this violated article 38.072 of the Texas Code of Criminal
Procedure.... More...
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John Nathan Cavaness v. The State of Texas

On May 20, 2016, eighty-seven-year-old Emmajo Wallace was turning left into a post
office when she was hit by Cavaness’s vehicle. It is undisputed that this vehicle was traveling at
approximately seventy miles per hour prior to its driver braking in an attempt to avoid the collision.
Wallace’s vehicle spun into the parking lot of the post office and was ultimately totaled due to the... More...
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Jimmy Wayne Cook v. The State of Texas

During a late-night delivery on December 30, 2015, delivery truck driver Cook,
complained to receiving dock worker Christopher Cowan about his ex-girlfriend, later identified
as Jessica. Cowan, who did not know Cook or Jessica, characterized the things Cook said about
Jessica as “horrible.” According to Cowan, Cook seemed particularly angry that Jessica was in a
new relations... More...
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Michael David Holley v. The State of Texas

At trial, Emily Howard, Holley’s granddaughter, testified that Holley showed her 1
images of nude women on a silver computer multiple times when she was around 12 or 13 years
old. She also testified that Holley told her, “If you give me a blow job, I’ll treat you like an adult,
or something along those lines.” Emily further testified that, on one occasion, she was riding on a
gol... More...
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United States of America v. Maliek Kearney District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Army Sergeant Convicted After Federal Trial of Domestic Violence Resulting in the Murder of his Wife
U.S. Army Soldier Was Murdered Near Fort Meade on August 24, 2015

A federal jury today convicted Army Sergeant Maliek Kearney, age 37, of San Antonio, Texas, for interstate travel to commit domestic violence resulting in the death of Karlyn Ramirez, and for using, carry... More...
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Mario Antonio Rivera Rivera v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Receptionist Services Never Miss Another Call With MoreLaw's Receptionists Answering Your Calls

M.P., the complainant, testified that appellant, who was dating her mother,
would watch her and her younger siblings while her mother worked at night. Over
the course of a year, when she was nine or ten years old, he, on numerous
occasions, made her “have sex with him,” penetrating her vagina with his penis.
Although the complainant could not remember the exact number of time... More...
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Dane Edward Weatherford v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices - Downtown Tulsa-- Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law

Appellant met his wife, Tobi, while they were both serving in the military. After leaving the military, appellant taught an ROTC class at North Forest High School, and Tobi worked at a local store. The couple had three children and had discussed adopting another child. The complainant, “Jane,” 2 was fourteen years old and in foster care when she met appellant through the ROTC program where ap... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CARLOS REYES and BIG MIKE'S BAIL BONDS

In June 2016, Reyes was charged with indecent liberties with a child and aggravated burglary. Bond was set at $100,000. Surety posted an appearance bond for Reyes, who then was released from custody. The bond guaranteed Reyes' appearance at the district court's direction. Reyes did not appear for his December 12, 2016 trial date, so the court ordered the forfeiture of Reyes' bond and issued a warr... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

CRISTA GRIMWOOD v. CHANNON FARRELL

In October 2016, the district court approved a settlement resolving a business dispute between Grimwood and Farrell that included a mutual restraining order the parties had prepared and asked the court to enter. The district court did enter that mutual restraining order and, not quite six months later, Farrell filed a motion and affidavit asking for an order directing Grimwood to appear and show c... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JASON L. ORENDER One count of rape and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child

When Orender's 14-year-old daughter disclosed that her father had sexually abused her, Orender was questioned by the police and admitted on tape that he had sexually abused her at least 20 times over the past year. The State charged him with one count of rape and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Orender's retained counsel negotiated a plea agreement before the ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. GARRET MOUNTON LEE

T.F. was matched with Marti Lee through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program when she was in kindergarten. What started as a school match—where the meetings only occurred at T.F.'s school—transitioned into a community match—where T.F. was allowed to visit Marti in the community and stay overnight at Marti's home in Newton. P.D., T.F.'s mother, described Marti and T.F.'s relationship as very close... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

Tremane Wood v. Mike Carpenter Oklahoma County Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

An Oklahoma jury convicted Tremane Wood of first-degree felony murder
for the killing of Ronnie Wipf during a botched robbery. The jury found
Oklahoma had proved three aggravating circumstances associated with the
murder, and the mitigating circumstances did not outweigh them. The jury
accordingly sentenced Wood to death.
The conclusion of Wood’s trial was only the start of his... More...
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