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Joshua D. Preston v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

The facts supporting Preston’s convictions as set forth by this court on his direct
appeal are as follows:
In early August 2010, Preston was babysitting N.B., the eightmonth-old child of his girlfriend, Michelle Bowling (“Bowling”). Preston told Bowling that N.B. had fallen off his lap and hit her head on a television stand. Bowling observed a rug burn on N.B.’s head and some bruising a... More...
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Hugh Edward Turner v. The State of Texas

The trial evidence supported the following facts:

The complainant, twenty-one year old Andrew (“Drew”) Johnson, was fatally stabbed at
around 12:45 a.m. on July 4, 2015. The stabbing took place outside a 7-Eleven store in northeast
Two witnesses to the incident testified at trial. One was Johnson’s friend Shawn Williams,
who testified to the following facts:... More...
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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Jill Meadows v. Kimberly K. Reynolds, ex rel State of Iowa and Iowa Board of Medicine SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

In this appeal, we must decide if the constitutional right of women to choose to terminate a pregnancy is unreasonably restricted by a statute that prohibits the exercise of the right for a period of seventy-two hours after going to a doctor. In making this decision, we recognize the continuing debate in society over abortion and acknowledge the right of government to reasonably regulate the const... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - IA)


Kennard’s original appellate counsel filed a brief pursuant to Anders v.
California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967), indicating that he found
“no error by the trial court prejudicial to the rights of appellant which may be argued to
this court on appeal.” Counsel raised two potential assignments of error, namely
whether the trial court complied with Crim.R.... More...
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State v. Michael Patino

A little after five o’clock in the evening on Sunday, October 4, 2009, a six-year-old boy
named Marco Nieves was pronounced dead at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. According to the
autopsy performed by then-Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Rhode Island, Thomas
Gilson, M.D., the cause of death was peritonitis, which is a medical term that describes
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inflammation aro... More...
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On May 26, 2017, the Stark County Grand Jury indicted Appellant on one
count of domestic violence, in violation of R.C. 2919.25(A), a felony of the third degree;
one count of assault, in violation of R.C. 2903.13(A)(C)(5), a felony of the fourth degree;
and one count of endangering children, in violation of R.C. 2919.22(A), a misdemeanor
of the first degree.
{¶3} Appellant... More...
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Dominique Lopez, a Minor, etc. v. Sony Electronics, Inc.

When a child is allegedly harmed by in utero exposure to hazardous
chemicals, which statute of limitations applies: that for toxic exposure claims
(Code Civ. Proc., § 340.8, subd. (a)),
1 or that for prenatal injuries (§ 340.4)? The
answer determines the viability of this lawsuit. Because the toxic exposure statute
was more recently enacted, and its language plainly encompasses... More...
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On February 1, 2012, the State charged Greer with sexual exploitation of a child. At the preliminary hearing, the State admitted a photograph that showed a naked 14month-old infant sitting on a man's lap. The photograph is not part of the record, but apparently the man's face is not shown in the photograph. According to Coffeyville Chief of Police Anthony Celeste's testimony at the preliminary hea... More...   $0 (07-02-2018 - KS)

State of Tennessee v. Dexter Octavius Parker

In June of 2011, a Coffee County Grand Jury indicted Defendant for attempted first degree murder in Count One, “aggravated domestic assault” in Count Two, and especially aggravated kidnapping in Count Three. A jury trial commenced on October 1, 2013. On the first day of trial, the trial court sought clarification on Count Two of the indictment. Count Two of the indictment stated:
THE GRAND ... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph Canfield Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rock Island, Illinois

Joseph Canfield was convicted and in-carcerated for possessing child pornography. While on su-pervised release, he violated the conditions of his release by viewing adult pornography on unauthorized smart phones.
∗ The Honorable John Z. Lee, District Judge for the United States Dis-trict Court for the Northern District of Illinois, sitting by designation.
2 No. 17-2199
For this v... More...
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In February 2014, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General determined that child pornography was being shared by an Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with a subscriber later identified as Welshans’s aunt. Law enforcement agents executed a search warrant on her home on March 21, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. The agents found no child pornography, but learned that Welshans, who lived nearby, used t... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

Kochelle Stumpf v. State of Indiana

On September 6, 2016, Madison Wyland collected her ten-month-old daughter,
K.P., at ABC Childcare, located in Plainfield, Indiana. When Wyland changed
her daughter’s clothes later that day, she noticed scratches and nail marks
underneath the child’s arms. The following day, Wyland contacted the owner
of ABC Childcare, Tamela Hunt-Stephey (Stephey), to complain about her
... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher Welshans Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Appellant Christopher Welshans was convicted of distribution and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252. In this direct appeal, Welshans raises two claims. First, he argues that his due process right to a fair trial was violated because the prosecution informed the jury, through both evidence and argument, that his child pornography files included deeply abhorrent videos ... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - PA)


A jury convicted Heath Allen Umphenour of one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of aggravated criminal sodomy, four counts of sexual exploitation of a child, and two counts of breach of privacy. Four of Umphenour's convictions were off-grid Jessica's Law offenses. For his off-grid Jessica's Law convictions and Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA) grid convictions, t... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Daniel Sanchez, a/k/a Danny Myrick Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

Daniel Sanchez was placed on supervision after serving a fifteen-year prison sentence for a federal firearm conviction pursuant to the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. § 924(e). Within three months, he had violated the terms of his supervised release by, among other things, threatening to kill his 14-year-old daughter and her mother. At his revocation hearing, Sanchez sought to contest ... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - VA)


On the evening of January 1, 2017, the Cleveland Fire Department (“CFD”)
responded to a fire at an apartment complex, in which ten adults and one infant lived. The fire
began in a courtyard outside the back door of Fisher’s unit and an unoccupied neighboring unit.
After CFD extinguished the fire, Battalion Chief Eric Burchak observed signs of arson. He also
noticed ... More...
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Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation v. Office of Environmental Health Harzard Asse

In 1989, the predecessor to respondent Office of Environmental Health Hazard
Assessment (OEHHA), the lead agency charged with implementing California’s Safe
Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65) (Health & Saf. Code,
§ 25249.5 et seq.), adopted a regulation setting a “maximum allowable dose level” or
MADL for lead as a reproductive toxicant. (Cal. Code Regs., tit... More...
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On September 10, 2015, John Drummer, Jr. (Defendant), who was home
alone with his girlfriend’s children, severely beat two-year-old Marcus Deal, Jr.
(Marcus, Jr.)1. Shortly thereafter the child became unresponsive. Defendant took
the victim to the hospital where he died as a result of massive internal injuries
received during the beating. Dr. Christopher Tape, M.D. (Dr. Tape... More...
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Kala Hernandez v. The State of Texas

The State charged Appellant with intentionally or knowingly causing serious bodily injury to M.G., a child fourteen years of age or younger, by hitting, shaking, pulling, or jerking M.G.1 Appellant, the mother of M.G., pleaded “not guilty.” At trial, Lieutenant Lonnie Lum with the Crockett Police Department testified that, on October 10, 2015, he responded to the Houston County Medical Center (t... More...   $0 (06-07-2018 - TX)

Albert R. Martinez v. The State of Texas

On September 28, 2015, Brittany Chappell’s dead body was dumped and set on fire in a
field near a residential area close to Lake Arlington. Because appellant challenges the sufficiency
of the evidence, we focus on the evidence at trial that pertains to appellant’s involvement in the
murder and disposition of the body.
Alexandria Flores and Albert Martinez, Jr., known as “Junio... More...
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Zaqoiya Smith was working alone at a Subway restaurant on November 27, 2015. Around 9 p.m., two men entered the restaurant with the hoods of their sweatshirts over their heads. While Smith prepared the order for one of them, the other man busied himself around the store, at one point fumbling through a stack of job applications. Moments later, the men came behind the counter, one of them with a gu... More...   $0 (06-06-2018 - KS)


On March 16, 2012, around 10:30 a.m., Appellant fatally stabbed Tia Bloomer inside the Metro Transit bus station in downtown Oklahoma City. Tia recently broke off her relationship with Appellant due in part to his inability to support their infant child. Appellant was terminally unemployed and drew as income a meager $628.00 a month in Social Security disability benefits. The couple too had a sto... More...   $0 (06-01-2018 - OK)

Isaiah Glenn Tryon v. State of Oklahoma Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

¶1 Appellant, Isaiah Glenndell Tryon, was tried by jury in the District Court of Oklahoma County, Case No. CF-2012-1692, and convicted of Murder in the First Degree in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 701.7(A). In a separate capital sentencing phase, Appellant's jury found the existence of four statutory aggravating circumstances1 and sentenced Appellant to death. The Honorable Cindy H. Truong, Distric... More...   $0 (05-31-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Elmira Curley District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Navajo Woman from Navajo, N.M., Sentenced to Ten Years for Federal Assault and Child Abuse Conviction

Elmira Curley, 22, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Navajo, N.M., was sentenced on May 29, 2018 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 120 months in prison for her conviction on assault and child abuse charges. Curley will be on supervised relea... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. HEATH ALLEN UMPHENOUR Aggravated indecent liberties with a child

A jury convicted Heath Allen Umphenour of one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of aggravated criminal sodomy, four counts of sexual exploitation of a child, and two counts of breach of privacy. Four of Umphenour's convictions were off-grid Jessica's Law offenses. For his off-grid Jessica's Law convictions and Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA) grid convictions, ... More...   $0 (05-27-2018 - KS)

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