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State of Florida v. Nikolas Jacob Cruz Broward County Courthouse - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Nikolas Cruz Charged With 17 Counts of Capital Murder

Court Docket:

Broward County Case Number: 18001958CF10A
State Reporting Number: 062018CF001958A88810
Court Type: Capital Homicide
Case Type: Capital Homicide - Report Purposes
Filing Date: 02/15/2018
Case Status: Pending
Court Location: Central Courthouse
Judge ID / Name: Scher... More...
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Ray A. Shetler, Jr. Westmoreland County Courthouse - Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Greensburg, PA - Jury Finds Defendant Accused of Murder Not Guilty

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged Ray Shetler, Jr. with first-degree murder and third-degree murder for killing a polic officer who responded to a domestic violence call in Westmoreland County in 2015.

Shetler's girlfriend domestic violence 911 call.

Officer Lloyd Reed responded to the call and ord... More...
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United States of America v. Benito Valdez Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia

Washington, DC - Virginia Man Found Guilty of Murder and Other Charges for Triple Homicide in Northeast Washington in 1991

Shootings Took Place in Langdon Park Following Drug Dispute

Benito Valdez, 47, formerly of Arlington, Va., was found guilty by a jury today of multiple counts of first-degree murder while armed and other charges for killing three people in 1991 in Northeast W... More...
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United States of America v. Arthur Charles Smith, a/k/a Marvon Anderson Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Arthur Smith was sentenced as a career offender based in part
on his prior North Carolina state conviction for common-law robbery. In this appeal, he
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No. 16-6720 United States v. Smith Page 2
contends that North Carolina common-law robbery does not qualify as a “crime of violence”
within the meaning of § 4B1.1(a) of the United States Sentencing Guidelines. This is the second<... More...
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State of Florida v. Jefty Claude Joseph Palm Beach County Courthouse - Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach, FL - Jury Takes 15 Minutes To Convict Man of Murder

The State of Florida charged Jefty Claude Joseph with first-degree murder, Kidnapping and robbery for the 2013 munder of a Gustav o Cabral, 31.... More...
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State of Ohio v. Christopher Whitaker Cuyahoga County Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - The State of Ohio charged Christopher Whitaker with aggravated murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges in the death of Alianna Defreeze, age 14.

Whitaker admitted that he committed the crimes.

Charges:

INDICT
2903.01.B
AGGRAVATED MURDER

INDICT
2903.01.B
AGGRAVATED MURDER

INDICT
2903.01.B
AGGRAVATED MURDER... More...
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United States of America v. Todd Beckman Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Tan Co. Owner Sentenced on Federal Kidnapping Charges

Todd Beckman was sentenced to 240 months in prison for his role in kidnapping a Maplewood man.

According to court documents, on November 21, 2016, brothers Blake and Caleb Laubinger entered the victim’s residence and, when he arrived home, attacked and confined him with zip ties, threatening to kil... More...
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Linde, et al. v. Arab Bank, P.C. Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

The sixteen named plaintiffs on this consolidated appeal are
victims, or the relatives of victims, of three terrorist attacks
perpetrated in Israel by Hamas between March 2002 and June 2003.
Together with hundreds of other alleged victims and the surviving
relatives of victims of alleged Hamas attacks, the named plaintiffs
commenced actions in the United States District Court f... More...
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United States of America v. Yared Mekonnen Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia

Washington, DC - Taxicab Driver Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison For Sexually Assaulting Passenger

Driver Prevented Victim from Exiting the Cab

Yared Mekonnen, 24, a taxicab driver from Silver Spring, Md., was sentenced today to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a passenger he picked up last spring in the U Street area of Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. ... More...
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State of Missouri v. Jeffrey L. Bruner Jasper County Courthouse - Carthage, Missouri

Defendant Jeffrey L. Bruner appeals his convictions on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action, alleging the circuit court erred by refusing to submit a self-defense instruction. This Court recently reaffirmed in State v. Smith, 456 S.W.3d 849, 852 (Mo. banc 2015), that if substantial evidence is presented of the elements of self-defense, then the issue is injected and self-defens... More...   $0 (02-08-2018 - MO)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. ANTHONY WORTH WYRICK RAPE SECOND DEGREE

D.K. was sixteen years old in 1985, and lived with her mother in a Charlotte
apartment. n September 6, 18, while ..s mother was out of town, .., who
was fifteen years old at the time, stayed in the apartment with D.K. At 4:30 a.m.,
they were awakened when the doorbell rang. They spoke with a man named ”Tony‘
through the door, who claimed to be looking for the property manage... More...
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State of California v. Justin D. Silva Kings County Courthouse - Hanford, California

Seattle, WA - Jury Finds Defendant Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

The State of Washington charged Justin Silva, age 33, with multiple felonies including kidnapping, arson, burglary and attempted murder. The State charged that the Defendant assaulted and battered his grandmother.



17CMS-0171 | The People of the State of California vs. Justin Joseph Silva

Case ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. KOREY RANDLE

At 7:00 in the morning on July 22, 2017, Matthew Thomas (“Thomas”)
left work and returned to his home on Cherry Street in Marion, Ohio. Trial Tr. 315.
At roughly 10:00 that morning, Randle came to Thomas’s house for a visit. Id. at
317. According to Thomas, he and Randle, at some point that morning, decided to
commit a robbery. Id. at 322. They got in Thomas’s car—which ... More...
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United States of America v. Jerome Wilson Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If it were somehow in doubt before, we take the opportunity now to hold that bank robbery by intimidation is categorically a “crime of violence” under the United States Sentencing Guidelines. In doing so, we join several other federal courts of appeals that have held the same under the guidelines or the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”).
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Jerome Wilson pled guilty to unarmed bank robbery... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Jaquan Gathing and Prince Parker COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

The Defendants, along with two co-defendants who are not parties to this appeal, committed a brutal attack on Mr. Eric Cain, Ms. Myisha White, and Mr. Deangelo Terry (collectively “the victims”) as part of a robbery on March 13, 2014. In the course of the robbery, the perpetrators took the victims’ clothing and personal property and inflicted injuries on the victims with a hatchet and by hitting... More...   $0 (01-22-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO V. CEDRIC N. JEFFRIES

Jeffries was charged in a four-count indictment as follows: Count 1, rape
in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b); Count 2, kidnapping in violation of R.C.
2905.01(A)(4) with a sexual motivation specification; Count 3, rape in violation of R.C.
2907.02(A)(2); and Count 4, kidnapping in violation of R.C. 2905.01(A)(4) with a sexual
motivation specification. Counts 1 and 2 relat... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Crichlow District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield, MA - Springfield Man Sentenced for Federal Firearm and Drug Offenses

Robert Crichlow, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to seven years in prison and five years of supervised release. In September 2017, Crichlow pleaded guilty to one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and one count of possession with inte... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JEROME WILSON Man arrested minutes after attempting to steal $10K in armed bank robbery, police say

The facts of the case are not in dispute. Wilson pled guilty to three counts of unarmed bank robbery or attempted bank robbery in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a), and the District Court sentenced him to 151 months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised released, restitution of $3,122, and a special assessment of $300. The sentence was based in part on two enhancements: one for being a career ... More...   $0 (01-19-2018 - PA)

State of Tennessee v. Quantez Person Jury hung in trial of former FedEx employee accused of rape, exposing HIV

Originally charged with aggravated rape and criminal exposure to HIV, the defendant was convicted by a Shelby County Criminal Court jury of criminal exposure to HIV based upon hisengaging in unprotected sexual acts with the victim in March 2012.

At the defendant’s May 2016 trial, the victim testified that as she walked from her home to the home of a friend, a man driving a Chrysler conver... More...
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State of Missouri v. Jeffrey L. Bruner

Considering the evidence in the light most favorable to submission of a self-defense
instruction, the record shows Mr. Bruner and his wife, Michelle Hale, were estranged.
Mr. Bruner testified that to his knowledge she was not seeing anyone else, though he was
aware she had met a college football coach for a lunch date. He later learned the coach
was Derek Moore.
Mr. Bru... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Mario Donte Keene Mario Keene Sentenced To Life In Prison

Amanda Harris, who was charged with felony murder for her participation in the victim’s death, testified at trial that, prior to her participation in the offenses at issue, she was addicted to crack cocaine and Xanax. She stated that she had taken drugs since she was in the eighth grade and that she had previously been convicted of theft, domestic violence, and reckless endangerment with the use ... More...   $0 (01-13-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MARCELLUS JOHNSON

Defendant-appellant Marcellus Johnson pleaded guilty to first-degree felony
counts of aggravated burglary, rape, and kidnapping. The court classified Johnson as a
sexual predator under the former Megan’s Law (the rape occurred in 1997). The court
imposed ten-year sentences on each count, with the agreement of the parties that the
offenses were not allied and did not merge. ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. MITCHELL SHIVERS

In Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-602796-A, appellant was charged with two
counts of rape, each with a sexually violent predator specification, and one count of
kidnapping with a sexual motivation specification and a sexually violent predator
specification. Appellant filed a motion to dismiss for preindictment delay. Thereafter,
he entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 as amended to s... More...
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State of Ohio v. Devonte Brown Toledo teen charged with murder of ex-girlfriend and her brother takes plea deal

On August 10, 2015, appellant invaded the victim’s home, stabbed her 17
times, killed her son, raped, kidnapped and killed her daughter, and stole her vehicle.
When later confronted by police in the stolen vehicle, he fled and crashed.
{¶ 4} Appellant was the age of 16 at the time he committed these acts, and he was
the estranged boyfriend of the daughter. There was a no-con... More...
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United States of America v. Marchello Dsaun McCain Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Brother of San Diego Man Killed Fighting for Isis Sentenced to 10 Years for Terrorism-Related Charges and Illegal Firearms Possession

Marchello Dsaun McCain, a convicted violent felon and the brother of Douglas McCain, the first known American who died fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), was sentenced in federal court on January 12, 2018 to 10 years... More...
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