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United States of America v. Daniel Scott, Sr. a/k/a Old School

Memphia, TN - Man Convicted of Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy and Dog Fighting

After a five-day trial, a federal jury convicted a man of conspiring to distribute multiple kilograms of cocaine and launder large sums of drug proceeds. Prior to the trial, the defendant pleaded guilty to partaking in a dog fighting enterprise.

Daniel Scott Sr., aka Old School, 51, of Memphis, Tennes... More...
   $0 (05-16-2016 - TN)

Hector Martinez v. The State of Texas

Appellant worked as the bookkeeper for Desert Rock Company, Inc., a family-owned
landscape stone business. As part of his duties, Appellant was authorized to pay himself, and
many of the Desert Rock employees, by electronically transferring the payroll payments from
Desert Rock’s bank account directly into the employees’ bank accounts. About three years after
Appellant becam... More...
   $0 (05-16-2016 - TX)

Craig Rudy Reynolds v. The State of Texas

At trial, the State introduced three “pen packets” into evidence to prove that Reynolds was
previously convicted of three prior felony offenses as alleged by the State in its notice of intent to
seek an enhancement. The State’s primary witness, Investigator Ron Moe of the Comanche
County Sheriff’s Office, testified about the pen packets, which were admitted as State’s Exhibits
... More...
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Brendan Xavier Douglas v. The State of Texas

A Gregg County jury found Brendan Xavier Douglas guilty of the May 15, 2012, capital
murder of Deandre Rossum, and the trial court sentenced him to the mandatory punishment of life
imprisonment without parole.1 In his appeal to this Court, Douglas asserts that there was legally
insufficient evidence to convict him of capital murder and that the trial court erred (1) in failing to <... More...
   $0 (05-16-2016 - TX)

Ricardo Stephen Rivas v. The State of Texas

After being charged with possession of heroin and methamphetamine, appellant filed a
motion to suppress in each case requesting that the trial court suppress all evidence seized from
what appellant claims to have been an unlawful detention and unjustified search. The trial court
considered the motions in a single hearing.
At the hearing, the State called Dallas Police Office... More...
   $0 (05-16-2016 - TX)

Jovonish Davoe Arnold v. The State of Texas

On February 17, 2014, Officer Jermaine Brumsfield executed an arrest warrant for
appellant in the parking lot of a gas station. When appellant saw officers approaching, he
reached his hand towards his waistband and officers thought he had a weapon. Officers tackled
him to the ground and handcuffed him. Officer Brumsfield noticed a baggie of drugs in
appellant’s crotch area. ... More...
   $0 (05-16-2016 - TX)

Mark John McGee v. The State of Texas

Steven Winters, a retired San Antonio Police Officer and security guard at Brooks City
Base, found McGee in a facility on the base and arrested him. The State charged McGee with
burglary. The case proceeded to a trial by jury, which found McGee guilty. The trial court
sentenced McGee, suspended the imposition of the sentence, and placed McGee on community
supervision. McGee now... More...
   $0 (05-16-2016 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Connie Torrez

One night in July 2014, Jeremy West, a sergeant with the Lake Worth
Police Department, was in his patrol car and was stopped at an intersection
when he saw a car approaching from his right side. Appellee was the driver of
that car, and she was approximately one hundred yards away from Sergeant
West when he first saw her car. As Sergeant West looked right, he saw that one
... More...
   $0 (05-15-2016 - TX)

Alfonzo Robinson v. The State of Texas

In Cause No. 02-15-00040-CR, a jury convicted Appellant Alfonzo
Robinson of possession with intent to deliver between 4 and 200 grams of
methamphetamine and assessed his punishment at thirty-six years’ confinement
and a $10,000 fine. In Cause No. 02-15-00039-CR, the same jury convicted
Robinson of unlawful possession of a firearm and assessed his punishment at ... More...
   $0 (05-15-2016 - TX)

Stephan Andrew Cox v. The State of Texas

An offense may be prosecuted in Texas only if Texas has territorial
jurisdiction over the offense.1 This state has jurisdiction over an offense if “either
the conduct or a result that is an element of the offense occurs inside this state.”2
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has held that this statute applies to both
conduct and result.3
State courts of Texas have juris... More...
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Troy Xavier Evans v. The State of Texas

On the day of the burglary, Nellie Martinez left her house between 10 a.m.
and noon to go to the bank. When she returned from the bank at about 3:15 p.m.,
she noticed that the door leading from her garage to the laundry room was
unlocked. Martinez had locked the laundry room door before she left. Upon
entering her house, she realized that it had been ransacked. Several item... More...
   $0 (05-15-2016 - TX)

Sean Michael McGuire v. The State of Texas

This is a fatality DWI case. The driver, Sean McGuire, refused consent when
a police officer asked him to submit his blood for analysis of its alcohol
concentration. Despite his lack of consent, and without a warrant, the police officer
obtained a blood sample at a local hospital. The blood draw occurred
approximately 90 minutes after the collision and revealed an alcohol conce... More...
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Appeal from a judgment of the County Court of Schenectady County (Hoye, J.), rendered July 24, 2013, upon a verdict convicting defendant of the crimes of attempted murder in the second degree, attempted assault in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (two counts) and reckless endangerment in the first degree.
Defendant was charged in a five-count indictment wi... More...
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Defendant Artaj M. Northrop appeals from the denial of his
motion to suppress the handgun police seized from him, arguing
the officers did not have reasonable suspicion to conduct the
pat down which led to its discovery. He also appeals from his
sentence, claiming the trial judge failed to evaluate the
Yarbough1 factors before imposing consecutive sentences. For the
... More...
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A jury convicted defendant Peter Shanley of the murder of
his wife, as well as two weapons offenses, and a judge sentenced
him to prison for life. Defendant appeals from the judgment of
conviction and makes these arguments: first, the trial judge
May 13, 2016
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erred by not dismissing the murder charge because of a
prosecutor's misstatements and prej... More...
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State of New Jersey v. Richard Willis

In this appeal, we address the admission of other-crime
evidence, pursuant to N.J.R.E. 404(b), of an attempted sexual
assault that occurred three years before the sexual assault that
was the subject of defendant Richard Willis’ trial. The State
contended, and the trial court held, that the evidence of the
earlier uncharged offense was relevant to defendant’s intent to More...
   $0 (05-14-2016 - NJ)

State of New Jersey v. James R. Denelsbeck

In this appeal, we consider whether a defendant is entitled
to a jury trial when facing a third or subsequent driving while
intoxicated (DWI) charge pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. This
Court previously answered that question in the negative, over
twenty-five years ago, in State v. Hamm, 121 N.J. 109, 130
(1990), cert. denied, 499 U.S. 947, 111 S. Ct. 1413, 113 L. Ed.
... More...
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Christopher Williams vs State of Florida

Defendant brutally beat, stabbed multiple times, and sexually battered the
victim in her bedroom, locking the door behind him as he moved her inward before
his savagery began. Convicted of sexual battery, attempted first-degree murder,
aggravated battery, and kidnapping while armed with a weapon, he claims the
kidnapping count fails under our decision in Miller v. State, 124 So... More...
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A jury convicted Aristil of sale of cocaine and possession with intent to sell, deliver, or manufacture cocaine. The charges arose from a controlled sale by the suspect to an undercover detective through the passenger window of the vehicle in which the detective was sitting. The detective was the State's only identification witness at trial. In his sworn postconviction motion, Aristil claimed... More...   $0 (05-14-2016 - FL)

State of Florida v. Ecduard Paredes

The State charged Paredes with attempted burglary and driving while license suspended or revoked. Paredes filed a sworn motion to dismiss, pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.190(c)(4), as to the attempted burglary charge.

The following facts relevant to this appeal are quoted from the motion:1
1. The Defendant is charged by Information with Attempted Burglary of a ... More...
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United States of America v. Vernon Dimayuga a/k/a "Vito"

El Paso, TX - New Mexico Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking of Children

Vernon Dimayuga (aka “Vito”), age 32, of Artesia, NM, was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison for sex trafficking of children announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Douglas E. Lindquist, El Paso Division, and Homela... More...
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United States of America v. Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Cepeda, a/k/a “Chuy” and “Juan Ramos” and Jose Luis Cepeda-Cortes,

Fort Worth, TX - Two Mexican Citizens Face Mandatory Life in Federal Prison After Jury Convicts Them on Federal Charges Related to May 2013 Murder of a Southlake, Texas, Man

Defendants Used High-Tech Surveillance Equipment to Stalk the Victim and His Family for More Than a Year

After a trial lasting more than two-weeks, a federal jury has convicted two Mexican citizens on federa... More...
   $0 (05-14-2016 - TX)

State of Oklahoma v. Keelan Desean McDuffie

Tulsa, OK - Tulsan Convicted to Shooting and Killing Man

The State of Oklahoma charged Keelan Desean McDuffie wit:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 03/07/2015

The information filed by the State alleged:

KEELAN DESEAN MCDUFFIE, on or about 3/7/2015, in Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma ... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Steven Richard Reaves

Tulsa, OK - Turley Oklahoma Man Convicted of Drug Trafficking

The State of Oklahoma charged Steven Richard Reaves with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU8TAM1, TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS - METHAMPHETAMINE, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-415
Date of Offense: 03/31/2015

   $0 (05-14-2016 - OK)

Marcus Anthony Pearson v. State of Tennessee

On September 28, 2006, the Davidson County Grand Jury indicted the Petitioner and his brother, Elvin Hubie Pearson,1 with the following charges:

Count Offense Victim
1 First Degree Premeditated Murder Kenneth Easley Scott
2 Attempted First Degree Premeditated Murder Lamarco Cornell Comer
3 Aggravated Assault Frank Newsome III
4 Unlawful Possession of a Firearm n/a More...
   $0 (05-13-2016 - TN)

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