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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)


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)


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

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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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
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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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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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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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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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.


Seq No Statute Grade Descriptio... More...
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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)


Defendant and his codefendant Fred D. Mosley were charged in an indictment with thirty-four offenses arising out of eight residential burglaries and a robbery and kidnapping occurring in Atlantic County between November 20, 2012, and February 1, 2013. The thirty-fifth count of the indictment charged co-defendant Nicole Cumens with third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary and theft, N.J.S.... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - NJ)

Kevon George vs. The State of Florida

The defendant was charged with and convicted of: the first-degree murder
of Steven Velez (“Velez”) committed with a deadly weapon and with a
premeditated design and/or while engaged in the perpetration of a robbery and/or a
kidnapping (Count I); the kidnapping of Jose Manuel Martinez (“Martinez”) with a
firearm (Count II); the attempted armed robbery of Velez (Count III); fals... More...
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United States of America v. J. Matias Picazo-Lucas Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - Illegal Alien Ordered to Prison for Multiple Charges

A 58-year-old an illegal alien from Mexico has been sentenced following his conviction of harboring illegal aliens, using a firearm during a crime of violence, illegal re-entry and being an alien in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. J. Matias Picazo-Lucas pleaded guilty March 7, 2018.
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Originally charged with attempted first-degree murder, rape, aggravated kidnapping, and criminal threat, Hartnell entered into a plea agreement where he pled guilty to aggravated kidnapping and attempted rape. The plea agreement also included a provision where both parties would recommend Hartnell serve the aggravated number in the appropriate grid box. The plea agreement Hartnell signed noted tha... More...   $0 (07-02-2018 - KS)

Teodora Hinojosa v. The State of Texas Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Children

For several years, appellant Teodora Hinojosa dated a woman who was the
mother of six children, including the complainant, C.N. During that time Hinojosa
often spent the night at the house where his girlfriend lived with her children. When
C.N. was approximately 12 years old, she confided in a friend, her cousin, and finally
a teacher, that Hinojosa had touched her in a sexuall... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JOSEPH BLEA Convicted rapist Joseph Blea, left, is taken into custody after being sentenced to 36 years by District Court Judge Judith Nakamura on Monday.

On November 2, 1988, A.W. (Victim 1), who was 13 years old, went to her
15 home after school where an unknown man wearing a ski mask was lying in wait,
16 armed with a knife. The man vaginally penetrated Victim 1, and then forced her into
17 the bathroom. After securing the bathroom door so Victim 1 could not escape, the
18 unknown man fled. Victim 1 was taken to the hospital, whe... More...
   $0 (06-28-2018 - NM)

The People of the State of New York v Derrick Brank

The absence of an instruction to the jury to decide whether the lead witness was an accomplice in fact, whose testimony would then require corroboration pursuant to CPL 60.22, was harmless in light of the overwhelming evidence of guilt (see People v Crimmins, 36 NY2d 230 [1975]). Regardless of whether the witness was an accomplice, her testimony was abundantly corroborated by another witness, who ... More...   $0 (06-28-2018 - NY)

State of Tennessee v. Dexter Octavius Parker

In June of 2011, a Coffee County Grand Jury indicted Defendant for attempted first degree murder in Count One, “aggravated domestic assault” in Count Two, and especially aggravated kidnapping in Count Three. A jury trial commenced on October 1, 2013. On the first day of trial, the trial court sought clarification on Count Two of the indictment. Count Two of the indictment stated:
THE GRAND ... More...
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