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The State of New Hampshire v. Thomas Milton

The relevant facts follow. The charges against the defendant stem from events occurring on July 26, 2010, at the New Hampshire State Prison where the defendant and the victim were then incarcerated. The defendant was a member of a prison gang known as the Brotherhood of White Warriors (BOWW), and had been ordered by Frankie Philbrook, a high-ranking member of BOWW, to assault the victim because ... More...   $0 (11-20-2016 - NH)

PATRICK JOSEPH CARNEY v. UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY

The record discloses the following undisputed facts. In the spring of 2006, defendant invited various contractors to submit bids in connection with the purchase and removal of three abandoned railroad bridges that spanned Arthington, Polk, and Lexington Streets in Chicago. Among those invited to bid was Happ’s, Inc., a scrap contractor that had worked with defendant and other railroads for 25 year... More...   $0 (11-20-2016 - Il)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. ONAFFIA McFADDEN

This case involves an appeal from a conviction for unlawful use of a weapon by a felon (UUW by a felon). 720 ILCS 5/24-1.1(a) (West 2008). The conviction was based on defendant Onaffia McFadden’s possession of a firearm at a time when he had been convicted of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon (AUUW). The appellate court vacated the conviction for UUW by a felon based on this court’s decision in ... More...   $0 (11-20-2016 - Il)

United States of America v. Carlos Tafoya

Las Cruces, NM - Socorro Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Meth Trafficking Charges

Defendant is One of 34 Individuals Charged as Part of Investigation into Methamphetamine Trafficking on the Mescalero Apache Reservation

Carlos Tafoya, Jr., 35, of Socorro, N.M., pled guilty to methamphetamine trafficking charges. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Tafoya will be sentenced within ... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - OK)

State of Ohio v. Douglas Shine, Jr.

Cleveland, OH - Jury Recommends Defendant Be Executed

The State of Ohio charged Douglas Shine, Jr., age 21, with aggravated murder and many other charges relating to the killing of three men and wounding of three others in a gang relating shooting at the Chalk Linez barbership on February 5, 2015 with the specific intent of killing Walter Lee Barfield, age 23.

The charges against... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - OK)

WATSON v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdicts, the evidence
presented at trial showed the following. On the night of June 8, 2010, Appellant
went to the home of his uncle, Matt Cooper, who had friends over to watch an
NBA Finals game in a shed behind his house in Screven County. During the
game, Appellant left the shed. About 20 minutes later, Cooper heard a loud
1 The... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

NORMAN v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Appellant Edward Norman was convicted of malice murder and
necrophilia in connection with the death of Monique Flores-Owens. On appeal,
he disputes the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his necrophilia conviction
and the permissibility of a portion of the prosecutor’s closing argument. We
affirm.1
1. Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdicts, the evidence at
... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

HAYES v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Hayes claims that the evidence is legally insufficient to sustain his convictions for felony murder in the commission of an aggravated assault upon Brown, the aggravated assaults of Scott Keller and Josh Washington, and violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, OCGA § 16-15-1 et seq.2 Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence possession of a firearm b... More...   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

WELCH v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

In the early morning hours on February 2, 2009, appellant, accompanied
1 The crimes occurred on February 2, 2009. On November 17, 2009, appellant was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury for malice murder, two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On Janu... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - GA)

Sonny Low, et al. v. Trump University, LLC, Donald Trump

San Diego, CA - Sonny Low and others sued Trump University, L.L.C., Donald J. Trump and others on class action fraud theories.

The university represented that it would reveal Trump's real estate investing "secrets" to people who enrolled in the courses. Trump University was called "his phony university" by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who filed a companion case in New Yor... More...
   $25000000 (11-19-2016 - CA)

Razi S. Razi v. State of Indiana

The facts most favorable to the verdict follow. Razi and John were friends
before coming to this country. Razi came to the United States a few years
before John, and, after John and his family arrived here, they reconnected with
Razi in Fort Wayne. The men and their families spent a lot of time together,
and John and his children even lived with Razi and his family while the... More...
   $0 (11-18-2016 - IN)

Michael Parrish v. State of Indiana

One morning in February 2014, D.K.P. was at her home alone asleep in bed,
when she heard a knock on the door. D.K.P. got up to answer the door and
saw Parrish standing outside wearing a black snowsuit. She said, “Hi,” and
“the next thing [she knew she] was pushed up against the wall with a knife to
[her] throat.” Tr. at 9. Parrish told her that if she screamed, he would kil... More...
   $0 (11-18-2016 - )

Gabriel G. Williams v. State of Indiana

On October 9, 2014, at around 3:00 a.m., Williams and a woman, later
identified as Judy VanHouten, were sitting in a vehicle parked in the back yard
of a residence at 417 North Walnut Street in South Bend. While seated in the
vehicle, Williams fired his Smith and Wesson Bodyguard .380 caliber semi
automatic handgun. The bullet went into and through the vinyl siding on the
... More...
   $0 (11-18-2016 - IN)

Tory D. Ward v. State of Indiana

Around May 27, 2015, Jordan Best met Ward and between that date and the
day of the arrest, June 13, 2015, the two sold methamphetamine together. On
June 8, 2015, Best and Ward left for Texas along with Erin Lance, another
dealer for Ward. Best was told that they were going to Texas to get more
methamphetamine to sell because their supply had run out. Lance was given a
s... More...
   $0 (11-18-2016 - IN)

State of Minnesota vs. Kristyn Nicole Schouweiler

In February 2015, Schouweiler issued a check in the amount of $1,969.07 to the
Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer for past-due property taxes payable in 2014. The
check was not honored by Schouweiler’s bank, which returned it for insufficient funds.
The County Auditor/Treasurer mailed a notice to Schouweiler, informing her that she had
5 days to make a valid payment, but she fa... More...
   $0 (11-18-2016 - MN)

State of Minnesota vs. Diamond Lee Jamal Griffin

Following a jury trial, appellant Diamond Lee Jamal Griffin was convicted of first
degree felony murder, Minn. Stat. § 609.185(a)(3) (2014), in connection with the shooting
death of Francisco Benitez-Hernandez.1 On appeal, Griffin contends the district court
committed reversible error when it admitted Spreigl evidence and when it denied his
motion for a mistrial. He also claim... More...
   $0 (11-18-2016 - IA)

State of Minnesota, ex rel. Demetris L. Duncan vs. Tom Roy, Commissioner of Corrections

On the evening of July 8, 2000, Duncan entered a stranger’s apartment, located in
St. Cloud, through an unlocked door. Duncan proceeded to the bedroom, where he found
a woman asleep in bed with her young child. Duncan woke up the woman, threatened her
with a knife, and dragged her into the next room, where he raped her.
Duncan was charged with first-degree criminal sexual... More...
   $0 (11-18-2016 - IA)

SHANNON BREEDEN and LAURA HOCHMUTH vs. IOWA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The parties stipulated to the following facts. Breeden and Hochmuth were incarcerated under the custody of the IDOC.3 Breeden was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to an indeterminate term of twenty-five years.4 She was age sixteen at the time of her offense. She began serving her prison sentence on March 3, 2003.
Hochmuth was convicted of second-degree kidnapping, first-degree... More...
   $0 (11-18-2016 - IA)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. BRIAN KEITH MCBENGE

Over two decades after Victim’s murder, a DNA analysis linked Defendant and his brother Cecil McBenge1 to evidence found on or near Victim’s property shortly after she was killed. In separate underlying cases, Defendant and Cecil were each charged with and found guilty by a jury of first-degree murder based on accomplice liability.2 The State’s fourth
substitute information in lieu of indic... More...
   $0 (11-18-2016 - MO)

United States of America v. Vysean Leandre Embry

Tulsa, OK - Leader Of Drug Ring Sentenced to 15-Year Prison Term

The United States of America charged Vysean Leandre Embry with:

Count: 1 Citation: 21:846=CD.F Offense Level: 4
21:846 and 841(b)(1)(C) Drug Conspiracy
Count: 2-3 Citation: 21:841A=CD.F Offense Level: 4
21:841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C) Distribution of Cocaine Base
Count: 4 Citatio... More...
   $0 (11-18-2016 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Michael Devin Stanley

Pawhuska, OK - Defendant Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole

The States of Oklahoma charged Michael Devin Stanley, age 22, with first-degree murder with deliberate intent for stabbing his 16-year-old sister, Larisa Fraley, in 2014.

Defendant has also been charged in Tulsa County with killing his great-grandmother, Esther Driskell, in the Skiatook, Oklahoma that he shared w... More...
   $0 (11-18-2016 - OK)

United States of America v. Carlos Tafoya, Jr.

Las Cruces, NM - Socorro Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Meth Trafficking Charges

Defendant is One of 34 Individuals Charged as Part of Investigation into Methamphetamine Trafficking on the Mescalero Apache Reservation

Carlos Tafoya, Jr., 35, of Socorro, N.M., pled guilty in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to methamphetamine trafficking charges. Under the terms of his plea agree... More...
   $0 (11-17-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Ronnie Wright, Jr.

Cleveland, OH - Elyria man sentenced to nine years in prison for cocaine trafficking

An Elyria man was sentenced to more than nine years in prison for trafficking cocaine.

Ronnie Wright, Jr. was sentenced to 110 months in prison. He was found guilty earlier this year of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Wright was arrested last year after he fled from a traff... More...
   $0 (11-17-2016 - OH)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. CECIL RUSSELL MCBENGE

Over two decades after Victim’s murder, a DNA analysis linked Defendant and his brother Brian McBenge1 to evidence found on or near Victim’s property shortly after she was killed. In separate underlying cases, Defendant and Brian were each charged with and found guilty by a jury of first-degree murder based on accomplice liability.2 The State’s third
substitute information in lieu of indict... More...
   $0 (11-17-2016 - MO)

PORTIA MCMILLAN vs. PILOT TRAVEL CENTERS. LLC

This lawsuit involves an action filed by Appellant Portia McMillan for injuries she
allegedly sustained on October 23, 2013 in Louisiana. McMillan’s first action was filed in Missouri on June 13, 2014, within the Louisiana one-year statute of limitations.1 On November
16, 2015, McMillan voluntarily dismissed her first lawsuit without prejudice in accordance with
R.S.MO. § 516.230, ... More...
   $0 (11-17-2016 - MO)

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