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STATE OF IOWA vs. RICKY KEASLING Jury returns guilty verdict in Keasling trial

Darrell Teeter was murdered on August 11, 2014, at the same location
where he lived and worked, the Main Street Bait Shop in downtown Eldon. The
bait shop was in the front of the building, and Teeter’s residence was in the back.
Teeter had been ill and undergoing dialysis a few days a week, and he had been
prescribed hydrocodone for chronic pain.
A few days prior to hi... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. LAMAR LUNDY

Lundy was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping, one
count of aggravated robbery, and one count of robbery. The kidnapping counts included
sexual motivation specifications, and the rape counts included firearm and sexually
violent predator specifications. The charges resulted from an incident that occurred in
the early morning hours of November 27, 2005. <... More...
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JOEL LEBRON vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

On Saturday, April 27, 2002, Ana Maria Angel and Nelson Portobanco, both
high school students, decided to go for a walk on the beach in Miami Beach after a
dinner date. After walking along the beach for a while, the couple decided to
return to their vehicle. By this time, Lebron and his four codefendants (Cesar

1. We have juri... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. SHAUN L. GRAVES United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

On the evening of October 16, 2014, Officer Dennis Simmons of the Harrisburg Police Department was conducting an undercover surveillance operation in a highcrime area of the city while dressed in plainclothes and sitting in an unmarked car. While in his car, Officer Simmons heard a radio dispatch about possible gunshots in an unspecified area east of his location. The dispatch went on to describ... More...   $0 (12-20-2017 - PA)

DOE v. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH U.S.A. OF TULSA First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa

Appellant/Doe filed suit against The First Presbyterian Church U.S.A. ("FPC"), of Tulsa, Oklahoma and its minister, James D. Miller, ("Appellees"), based on theories of torts and breach of contract. Doe seeks damages arising out of alleged harm he incurred from Appellees' publishing notice of his baptism on the world wide web. Doe claimed that he advised Appellees of the need to keep his baptism p... More...   $0 (12-19-2017 - OK)

STATE OF MONTANA v. DAVID GARY BURTON

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Helena Police Department
connected Burton toaseries of crimes that startedin 2010 and culminatedin December of
2011. Prosecutors alleged the following crimes were committed by Burton: On
September7, 2010, a Ruger .380 caliber pistolwas stolen from Timothy Kosena’s vehicle
in the Helena Valley. On November 28, 2010, the Helena Val... More...
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JUSTIN D. ELNICKI v. STATE OF KANSAS

Elnicki's motion follows three jury trials on the charges underlying this case. He was originally charged with aggravated kidnapping, rape, and aggravated sodomy for events occurring in November 2001. During his first trial in 2002, the district court dismissed the kidnapping charge, and Elnicki was convicted of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy. On direct appeal, the Kansas Supreme Court revers... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KENYON T. CAMPBELL

In 1996, Kenyon T. Campbell was convicted of first-degree murder, an off-grid crime under the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA), and multiple ongrid crimes. When the district court sentenced Campbell for his on-grid crimes, the court classified several out-of-state convictions as person felonies for purposes of computing Campbell's criminal history score. In 2015, Campbell moved to correct w... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DUSTIN BRIAN HILT Case Video Click Below

Hilt's 2010 jury convictions of first-degree premeditated murder, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated robbery arose out of the violent death of his former girlfriend, Keighley Alyea. In State v. Hilt, 299 Kan. 176, 322 P.3d 367 (2014), this court affirmed Hilt's convictions and his grid sentences but vacated his hard 50 life sentence because it was based on fact-finding by a judge, a predicate p... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)

State of North Dakota v. Michael Allen Truelove

Truelove met HFP at Dempsey's, a bar in downtown Fargo. HFP was working as a cocktail server, and Truelove was a patron that night (although he was also employed by Dempsey's as a custodian). They had not interacted prior to that night. HFP wrote her phone number on Truelove's pizza box. Truelove left, but after they exchanged a few text messages, he decided to come back to Dempsey's to meet her. ... More...   $0 (12-09-2017 - )

United States of America v. Igor Yasinov District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Man Sentenced To 17 Years In Federal Prison For Robbery - Also Committed a Kidnapping and Brandished a Gun

United States District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Igor Yasinov, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland to 17 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for armed robbery. Judge Hollander also ordered Yasinov pay $500,000 in restitution.<... More...
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Ricco Williams v. State of Tennessee

In State v. Williams, the Tennessee Supreme Court summarized the factual and procedural history of the Petitioner’s case as the following:
The [Petitioner], along with two accomplices, broke into a family’s home while they were sleeping. Brandishing weapons, the intruders forced the family members to remain in the living room while they ransacked the home. The intruders later fled with money a... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Anthony J. Harris Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

The Knox County Grand Jury indicted Defendant, along with his co-defendant, Michael Olebe, with first degree premeditated murder on November 3, 2009,1 for his role in the July 4, 2008 death of William Wheeler, Jr. The State filed a motion to amend the indictment on February 18, 2011. Subsequently, the Knox County Grand Jury filed a superseding indictment on February 22, 2011, that charged Defend... More...   $0 (12-08-2017 - TN)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DALE ALBERT GRECA Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

On May 6, 2015, the victim, Stanley Foust, was employed by the City of LaFollette within the Public Works Department and was tasked with mowing the rightof-way along Central and Jacksboro Pike. That day, the victim was working alone, driving a city owned, white Jeep Cherokee, and towing a trailer with a zero turn mower on it.
At some point during his work day, the victim stopped at the West... More...
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United States of America v. David Donadeo Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Former Broadview Heights man sentenced to nearly six years in prison for defrauding Cuyahoga Heights School District out of $2.6 million

A former Broadview Heights man was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the Cuyahoga Heights School District out of millions of dollars, law enforcement officials said.

David Donadeo, 43, (f... More...
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United States of Ameriva v. Geoffrey Thomas Gattis United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

After Geoffrey Gattis pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon, in
violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), the district court sentenced him to 70 months’
imprisonment, at the low end of the Sentencing Guidelines range that it had calculated.
In calculating that range, the court applied an enhanced base offense level under U.S.S.G.
§ 2K2.1(a)(4)(A), based on its conclusion t... More...
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State of Illinois v. Cornell Dawson, Antwan Davis, Clifton Lemon, Teron Odum, Ulysses Polk and Duavon Spears

Chicago, IL - Jury Convicts Six Gang Members On Racketeering and Drug Charges

"Six defendants are facing up to life imprisonment after a Cook County jury found them guilty of racketeering conspiracy and drug conspiracy following a ten-week trial.

Cornell Dawson, the leader of the Black Souls, a violent street gang operating on the west side of Chicago, was convicted along with ... More...
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United States of America v. Jerry Lynn Gragg Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Exploiting his Authority by Sexually Assaulting an Individual

Jerry Lynn Gragg, 40, a former police officer with the Savanna Police Department in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty on November 30, 2017 in federal court in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to one count of violating the civil rights of a female whom he sexually assaulted durin... More...
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STATE OF MONTANA v. ROBERT LYSLE ROSE Jury finds Rose guilty of assaults, kidnapping

On June 6, 2003, following the conclusion of a four-day trial, a jury convicted
Rose of aggravated kidnapping, assault with a weapon, and assault on a peace officer.
Rose’s convictions stem from a January 2002 incident wherein Rose, high on
methamphetamine, kidnapped his co-worker in Kalispell and forced him, at knifepoint, to
drive Rose south for several hours towards Stevens... More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. DARIEN WESTON

The horrific details of defendant's murder of the victim, and
the fear and consequences inflicted on eyewitnesses to the crime,
need not be recounted here in detail. Our Supreme Court has
already done so. See State v. Weston, 222 N.J. 280-82 (2015).
For our purposes, it suffices to explain that during a carjacking,
defendant forced the driver into a dumpster and shot hi... More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. KEITH M. KENION

Defendant was tried and found guilty by a jury of two counts
of first-degree kidnapping, N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1(b)(1), two counts of
third-degree criminal restraint, N.J.S.A. 2C:13-2(a), two counts
of first-degree robbery, N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1(a)(1), one count of
first-degree conspiracy, N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2, one count of second
degree burglary, N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, one count of second-degre... More...
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United States of America v. Valentino Johnson Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Valentino Johnson was convicted as a felon in
possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§§ 922(g)(1) & 924(e), after an emergency 911 call reporting
4 UNITED STATES V. JOHNSON
an attempted suicide led San Francisco police to discover a
handgun at the apartment where Johnson was temporarily
staying while on parole. Johnson challenges the denial of
two motions to... More...
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STATE OF UTAH v. JOSHUA MARTIN Utah Supreme Court

The State tried Mr. Martin on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, for sexually abusing his sisters-in-law A.L. and N.L. while occupying “a position of special trust in relation to” them. UTAH CODE § 76-5-404.1(4)(h). ¶ 7 At trial, A.L. testified that Mr. Martin had touched her vagina on four different occasions while he was supervising her; N.L. testified tha... More...   $0 (11-26-2017 - UT)

STATE OF UTAH v. BENJAMIN DAVID RETTIG Man gets 25 years to life for his role in BYU prof's slaying

In November 2009, Benjamin Rettig and Martin Bond traveled from Vernal, Utah, to the home of Kay Mortensen in Spanish Fork, Utah.1 Mortensen owned a large supply of firearms that were located in a “bunker” behind his home. Bond and Rettig traveled to his home with the intent to steal some of his firearms. The two entered Mortensen’s home with a handgun while wearing ski masks and latex gloves. The... More...   $0 (11-26-2017 - UT)

STATE OF KANSAS V. BRANDON L. FOWLER

On April 29, 2016, Fowler was charged with two felonies, domestic battery and possession of methamphetamine. The domestic battery offense was charged as a felony because Fowler had been convicted of domestic battery twice within the past five years. On July 28, 2016, the State amended its complaint and also charged Fowler with one count of violation of a protective order, a misdemeanor.

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