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Kerry V. Covington v. State of Tennessee

The Petitioner was indicted for one count of aggravated burglary, two counts of theft of property valued at $1,000 or more but less than $10,000, one count of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, and two counts of aggravated rape. The District Public Defender’s Office declined appointment to represent the Petitioner because the District Public Defender was a close friend of on... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO vs. DAVID FONTANEZ

On March 13, 2017, Fontanez was indicted for events that took place on January
15 and 16, 2016. At the time, Fontanez and his girlfriend lived together. His girlfriend’s sister
and 14-year-old niece A.L. were staying with the couple temporarily. On the night of January
15 and into the early morning hours of January 16, Fontanez provided A.L. with alcohol and had
sexual inte... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DUSTIN J. BEAVER

In January 2016, defendant-appellant, Dustin J. Beaver, was named in a seven-count indictment charging him with five counts of rape and two counts of kidnapping. He subsequently pleaded guilty to one count of rape and an amended count of attempted rape. On October 24, 2016, the trial court sentenced Beaver to a total of nine years, to be served consecutively to the one-year sentence in Cuya... More...   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. ROBERT TAYLOR

On October 19, 2016, Taylor was indicted for one count of rape of a person
less than thirteen years of age in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b), a felony of the first
degree, and one count of disseminating material that is harmful to juveniles in violation
of R.C. 2907.31(A)(1), a misdemeanor of the first degree. Taylor pled not guilty to the
indicted charges.
{¶ 4} On... More...
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LARNELL DYKES v. MARTIN SAUERS

Dykes was sentenced in August 1991 for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, rape, and aggravated burglary in Sedgwick County case No. 90CR2155. Dykes was sentenced in March 1993 for aggravated escape from custody in Leavenworth County case No. 91CR514. Dykes was sentenced in each case before the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA) went into effect, and his sentences are not eligible for ... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KEITH A. GLOVER Aggravated indecent liberties with a child

E.G.W., the victim, was 14 years old when she met 20-year-old Glover through a mutual friend. The two spoke frequently through Facebook. In at least one of those conversations, E.G.W. and Glover talked about sex. Sometime between May and June 2015, Glover and E.G.W. agreed to meet a couple blocks from Glover's home. That same day, E.G.W. and Glover went inside Glover's home and engaged in sexual i... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

Milton Jackson vs. The State of Florida

On August 19, 2015, the victim was walking with a friend to a neighbor’s
house around the corner when Jackson pulled up in his car and called the victim
over to talk with him. Jackson and the victim had previously been in an on-again,
off-again relationship. The victim told Jackson that she would talk with him when
she returned from the neighbor’s house. When the victim retu... More...
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State of Florida v. Budry Michel

Budry Michel was charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, armed
kidnapping, and attempted armed robbery in the shooting death of Lynette Grames
and robbery of Adnan Shafi Dada. The crimes occurred in 1991 when Michel was
sixteen years old. After a jury convicted him of first-degree premeditated murder
and armed robbery, he was sentenced to life imprisonment with the p... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Damarkus Lowe

Following the April 2012 shooting death of William Watson (“the victim”), a Knox County grand jury charged the Defendant, along with Michael May, with the first degree premeditated murder of the victim and two alternative counts of especially aggravated kidnapping involving Myshauna Blair. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-202, 305. The Defendant proceeded to a trial by jury on June 30through July 3,... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. JOHN FREDETTE

In 2014, a Superior Court jury convicted the defendant, John Fredette, of murder in the first degree on a theory of felony-murder, with aggravated kidnapping as the 2 predicate felony.1 The jury based their finding of aggravated kidnapping on the third paragraph of the current version of the kidnapping statute, which punishes a kidnapping committed "while armed with a dangerous weapon... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- NORMAN L. PRYOR

On August 1, 2016 at approximately 5:30 a.m., nurse anesthetist student
B.A arrived at Aultman Hospital for her clinicals. As she walked toward the employee
entrance, she glanced over her shoulder and saw a man behind her wearing a dark
hoodie, a ski mask, and glasses. B.A screamed and began running toward the hospital,
but the man caught her, tackled her to the ground, and hel... More...
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Enrique Arochi v. The State of Texas

Paulina Petrosky and the victim in this case, Christina Morris, were friends from Allen
High School. Petrosky graduated in 2010, one year after Morris, and the two had remained friends.
Petrosky, an account manager for an insurance company, lived in an apartment complex located
at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas, a mixed-use residential and commercial property with
shops,... More...
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United States of America v. Carleous Clay Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Chicago, IL - Michigan Man Guilty of Kidnapping Suburban Chicago Woman and Attacking Federal Jail Employee

A Michigan man pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a suburban Chicago woman whose home he burglarized.

CARLEOUS CLAY admitted in a plea agreement that he broke into the woman’s home in Lansing, Ill., in September 2015, took sever... More...
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State of Vermont v. Liana M. Roy Vermont Supreme Court

The central question in this case is whether a parent may be
convicted of custodial interference under 13 V.S.A. § 2451 for interfering with the custody of the
Department for Children and Families (DCF) in the absence of a court order specifying the
schedule and limitations of the parent’s visitation. Defendant Liana Roy was convicted of
custodial interference for taking her ... More...
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Rickey Portis a/k/a Ricky C. Portis a/k/a Ricky Portis v. State of Mississippi

Amy and Mary lived with their mother, Dee Smith, their younger maternal half
brother, and their stepfather, Rickey Portis. They frequently visited the home of their father,
John Collins, and stepmother, Ramona Collins. They were also close to their oldest paternal
half-sister, Mandy Clark. In February 2015, one or both of the girls told Ramona that Portis
had touched Amy. Ramon... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Damarkus Lowe

Following the April 2012 shooting death of William Watson (“the victim”), a Knox County grand jury charged the Defendant, along with Michael May, with the first degree premeditated murder of the victim and two alternative counts of especially aggravated kidnapping involving Myshauna Blair. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-202, 305. The Defendant proceeded to a trial by jury on June 30through July 3,... More...   $0 (07-09-2018 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. CURTIS COMBS Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

In September, 2011, a Hampden County grand jury returned four indictments charging the defendant, Curtis Combs, with murder in the first degree, G. L. c. 265, § 1; kidnapping, G. L. c. 265, § 26; armed robbery, G. L. c. 265, § 17; and
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assault by means of a dangerous weapon, G. L. c. 265, § 15A (b).1 The Commonwealth alleged that the defendant either was the principal or acted a... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - DECIO R. PETROMILLI

In the early morning hours of December 10, 2015, police were dispatched
to the home of one Carmen Jones after a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers
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encountered the victim, Dwaine Dukes, severely beaten and bleeding heavily from
various wounds on his face and head. Officer Jerry Sharp, of the Painesville Police
Department, testified he knew Mr. Dukes but, becau... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ANTROME J. POWELL

On December 6, 2016, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Powell in a
12-count indictment, including two counts of rape in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b), sexual
conduct with someone less than 13 years of age; five counts of rape in violation of R.C.
2907.02(A)(2), sexual conduct by force or threat of force; and five counts of kidnapping in
violation of R.C. 2905.01(A)(4).... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. TYREZ STEVENSON

Defendant-appellant Tyrez Stevenson pleaded guilty to counts of robbery and
kidnapping, receiving concurrent prison terms of three and ten years, respectively. The court
ordered Stevenson to serve those sentences consecutive to a 17-month sentence in Cuyahoga C.P.
No. CR-16-611038-A. On appeal, Stevenson complains that the court failed to inform him that
there was a presumpt... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. MICHEAL A. BELL Eighth District Court of Appeals - Cuyahoga County

In the summer of 2016, Bell was charged with two counts each of kidnapping, gross
sexual imposition, and attempted gross sexual imposition. The victims were his girlfriend’s
daughters. The older child, who was 11 years of age at the time, stated that Bell would come
into the girls’ bedroom at night and touch them on their buttocks. The younger child denied
that anything hap... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. MITCHELL HARTMAN

Mitchell Hartman (“Hartman”) appeals his rape conviction and assigns the following
errors for our review:
I. The admission of other acts evidence pursuant to Evid.R. 404(B) was an abuse of discretion and did not constitute harmless error.

II. The trial court committed reversible error by including the flight and minimal force instructions, which cause[d] substantial prejudic... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. DAKOTA M. POLAND

The events giving rise to Poland’s convictions occurred on March 10, 2016,
at the home where Poland lived with his parents and three younger sisters.
Poland, then twenty years old, was dating L.R., who was sixteen years old. L.R.
had been staying at the home for approximately one week but decided to leave
because Poland was drinking vodka. L.R. did not like being around Pola... More...
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Irvin "Gotti" Harper Philadelphia County Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Jury Acquits Defendant On One Rape Count and Hangs On Two Others

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged Irvin "Gotti" Harper with three counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, kidnapping, and possession of an instrument of crime.

Harper was arrested on November 3, 2016.

Charges:

Seq No Statute Grade Descriptio... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. TERRY D. MCINTYRE

In 2000, a jury convicted Terry McIntyre of rape, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated criminal sodomy, kidnapping, and aggravated robbery. The district court found that McIntyre had a criminal history score of B, based in part on his pre-1993 Missouri convictions of robbery and exhibiting a deadly weapon, scored as person felonies for criminal history purposes. The district court sentenced McIntyre ... More...   $0 (07-06-2018 - KS)

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