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Chris Anthony Platero v. The State of Texas

In July 2016, Appellant, Chris Anthony Platero, was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for five years for aggravated assault, a second degree felony.1 Seven months later, the State filed a motion to adjudicate guilt and revoke community supervision for violation of the condition prohibiting him from owning or 1 TEX. PEN... 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)

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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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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Roger Trudell Davis v. The State of Texas

On November 3, 2014, Rainn Guerrero and Jonathan Canady were asleep at Guerrero’s
house when a man outside started knocking on the window to the bedroom. After Guerrero and
Canady awoke, Guerrero asked the man outside to identify himself. According to Guerrero, the
man responded, “OJ,” which is the nickname of Guerrero’s ex-boyfriend, Davis. The man tried to
crawl through the w... More...
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Michael Colaco v. Cavotec SA

Michael Colaco, and April Barry appeal from the judgment entered against them in this action
arising from Inet’s sale of its assets to respondents Cavotec SA and Cavotec Inet US, Inc.
(collectively Cavotec). Colaco was Inet’s sole shareholder and its chief executive officer
and Barry was Inet’s director of administration. After the transaction, Colaco became
Cavotec Inet US, Inc.’s... More...
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United States of America v. W. Joseph Astarita District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

06/20/2017 1 Sealed Indictment as to W. Joseph Astarita (1) count(s) 1-3, False Statement 4-5, Obstruction of Justice (schm) Modified on 6/28/2017 (schm). Unsealed by Order #8 (Entered: 06/20/2017)
06/20/2017 2 Indictment Unredacted Version Filed Under Seal as to Defendant W. Joseph Astarita. (schm) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
06/20/2017 3 Defendant Information Relative to a Criminal Case She... More...
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Robert Isreal v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that appellant and Stacey Smith were involved in a romantic
relationship for several years. They lived together for two years, but their relationship was “bumpy”
at times, and appellant moved out when he began a relationship with another woman. Evidence at
trial reflected that the incident forming the basis of the instant offenses occurred approximately twoMore...
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Andrew Karimi v. The State of Texas

Officer A. Morrison of the Austin Police Department was the only witness to
testify at the trial court’s hearing on Karimi’s motion to suppress. After the parties
submitted supplemental briefing, the trial court denied Karimi’s motion. Karimi
entered a negotiated plea of no contest for driving while intoxicated (DWI). The
court sentenced him to six days’ confinement and suspend... More...
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Branden Massey v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for shooting Shawn Ruckman, the complainant, three
times with a handgun in the parking lot of an H&R Block in Caldwell County,
Texas. At trial, Ruckman testified that he had a negative relationship with
appellant’s mother, Lana Cochran, due to a previous romantic interaction between
them. Ruckman claimed Cochran had sent men to beat him up several month... 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)

Lawrence Rubin Montoya v. Detective Martin E. Vigil, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A jury convicted fourteen-year-old Lawrence Montoya for the New Year’s
Day murder of a teacher from his school. After serving over thirteen years in
prison, Montoya brought post-conviction claims for ineffective assistance of
counsel and actual innocence. The prosecution agreed to a compromise resulting
in Montoya’s release from prison. He then sued several detectives involved in t... More...
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Joan E. Farr v. Daryl Davis; Dennis Moon; Deann Coote; John Patrick Hall; Huckleberry Homeowners Association District of Kansas Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Proceeding pro se,1 Joan Farr appeals the district court’s order granting
summary judgment on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim in favor of the Huckleberry
Homeowners Association and its board members (collectively, HOA). She also
* After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined
unanimously that oral argument wouldn’t materially assist in the determination ofMore...
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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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Dagny Knutson v. Richard J. Foster

After a three-week trial, the jury found in favor of Dagny Knutson on her
fraudulent concealment and intentional breach of fiduciary duty claims against her former
attorney, Richard J. Foster, and awarded her economic and noneconomic damages. The
trial court granted Foster’s motion for a new trial on the grounds that Knutson did not
prove Foster’s conduct was the cause of Knutson’s... More...
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CASE & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES INC. d/b/a ASPEN PARK APARTMENTS, v. JODIE L. BRIBIESCA

Bribiesca first moved to Aspen Park Apartments (Aspen) on June 10, 2015. The apartments are located in Wichita and are owned by Case. On January 8, 2016, Bribiesca moved from her first apartment, unit 1812, to another, 1908, in the same complex. Bribiesca testified she was not offered an opportunity to see 1908 before moving in, and it is not clear whether she asked to view the apartment before th... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MARCOS SILVA TEIXEIRA Rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, and aggravated criminal sodomy

A jury convicted Marcos Silva Teixeira of rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, and aggravated criminal sodomy. Teixeira appeals, arguing the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress and by instructing the jury against nullification.

Teixeira's convictions arose out of an incident that occurred when Teixeira and the victim, J.W., spent the night at a mutual fr... More...
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HOWARD JOHNSON III v. U.S. FOOD SERVICE, and AMERICAN ZURICH INSURANCE CO

On October 16, 2015, Howard Johnson, who had been employed by U.S. Food Service since 2002 as a delivery driver, suffered an on-the-job injury to his neck when he tried to dislodge a partially frozen trailer door at work. Later that month, Dr. Harold Hess, a neurosurgeon, examined Johnson for the first time. Johnson complained of neck and left arm pain along with numbness and weakness in his ... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

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