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Malicious Prosecution Law
Carl Wade Bailes v. The State of Texas San Antonio man already serving 135 years for child porn gets life sentences for sex assault of two children

On October 4, 2012, the complainant made an outcry to her mother (Mother) against Bailes.
The complainant related to Mother that Bailes began engaging in sexual acts with the complainant
when she was five years’ old; at the time of the outcry, the complainant was sixteen years’ old.
Over the years, the sexual acts progressed from oral sexual acts to anal penetration to vaginal More...
   $0 (12-09-2017 - TX)

Harold Dewayne Ferguson v. The State of Texas 100 mph chase yields life sentence for habitual offender

In his first issue, Ferguson argues the trial court’s failure to hold a hearing
on his motion for new trial was reversible error. As his sole ground for relief in
his motion for new trial, Ferguson alleged that his trial attorney “did not call
character witnesses on [his] behalf at the punishment trial in this case.”
Ferguson supported this allegation with his affidavit, in w... More...
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On May 27, 2016, Officer Robert Sachs, Sergeant Jayme Green, and Officer Ralston were on bike patrol in the area of 7th and Taylor Street in Topeka. The officers saw an individual, later identified as Norman Vinson Clardy, fail to stop at a stop sign as he entered the intersection on his bicycle. The officers instructed Clardy to stop so they could identify him and explain why they stopped him. <... More...   $0 (12-09-2017 - KS)

United States of America v. Jose Alejandro Valdivia-Flores, a/k/a Francisco Cruz-Mendoza Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

We must decide whether a conviction for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute under Washington state law is an aggravated felony for purposes of federal immigration law.
Jose Valdivia-Flores is a Mexican citizen who entered the United States without inspection in 1995. In 1997, he was charged with and ultimately pled guilty to a violation of Washington’s drug tra... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. MIGUEL ANGEL GONZALEZ Aggravated Criminal Sodomy; w/child less than 14 offgreater than =18

Miguel Angel Gonzalez was convicted by a jury of aggravated criminal sodomy of a child under 14 years of age, an off-grid felony. The crime involved him molesting the daughter of his girlfriend.

Under Jessica's Law, Gonzalez faced a presumptive sentence of life imprisonment with no possibility of parole for 25 years. See K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 21-5504(b); K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 21-6627. Gonzal... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Coynick Boswell Suspected drug dealer convicted of murdering client

The defendant was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder on October 26, 2016. This case arises out of an altercation at the Eden Point Apartments in Memphis, Tennessee on August 23, 2013. The defendant confronted the victim on the stairway of
the apartment complex. The defendant, armed with a handgun, accused the unarmed victim of giving him counterfeit money. The ... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Calvin Watkins Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Dionne Lee testified that the victim, Larry Wilkins, Jr., was her fiancé, and they lived at the Sycamore Lake Apartments in March 2014. They both worked for FedEx. On March 9, 2014, Ms. Lee and the victim both went to work from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Ms. Lee took a nap when she got home from work, and when she awoke, the victim was asleep on the couch. Ms. Lee lay back down and awoke again a... More...   $0 (12-08-2017 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Lisa Kay Young Lisa K. Young found guilty of murder

This case arises from the murder of the victim, Jill Farley, on February 9, 2014. The following day, Miranda Brown and Brian Logan were arrested for the victim’s murder. The Defendant was arrested almost a year later on January 5, 2015, when police officers found incriminating text messages from February 9, 2014, on one of the Defendant’s cell phones. The White County Grand Jury indicted the De... More...   $0 (12-08-2017 - TN)

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)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. BRAYAN GOMEZ United States Court of Appeals For the Second Circuit

This appeal arises out of a traffic stop of Defendant‐Appellant 2
Brayan Gomez.  During surveillance in connection with a heroin‐3
trafficking investigation in Hartford, Connecticut, officers observed 4
Gomez  commit  several  traffic  violations  and  stopped  his  car.  5
During  the  five‐minute  traffic  stop,  the  officers  prolonged  the 6
seizure ... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. John L. Lomax Sauk County Courthouse - Baraboo, Wisconsin

Baraboo, WI - Jury Convicts Man of Multiple Counts of Child Porn

The State of Wisconsin charged John L. Lomax, age 55, with 40 counts of possession of child pornography. The State claimed that he knowingly possessed images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct on a computer in his West Baraboo home.

Defendant denied that he knew that the images were on the computer a... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Armani Ashanti Morgan Cleveland County Oklahoma Courthouse - Norman, Oklahoma

Norman, OK - Defendant Pleads Guilty

Date of Offense: 04/23/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
Morgan, Armani Ashanti Disposed: CONVICTION, 12/06/2017. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: MURDER ... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Cody Eli Turbeville Cleveland County Oklahoma Courthouse - Norman, Oklahoma

Norman, OK - Defendant Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Murder

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE CONC W/ T. TURNER, J. SMITH, A. MORGAN **AMENDED TO ACCESSORY TO MURDER 1**, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 04/23/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
Turbeville, Cody Eli Disposed: CONVICTION, 12/06/2017. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed:... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Daniel Bryan Kelley Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Defendant's Successful Appeal Results in Life Sentence

Count # 1. Count as Filed: RAPE, RAPE BY INSTRUMENTATION - 1ST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 1114 A 6
Date of Offense: 02/02/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
KELLEY, DANIEL BRYAN Disposed: CONVICTION, 10/22/2015. Jury Trial
Count as Disposed: RAPE BY INSTRUMENTATION - 1ST DEGREE - vacated 7-25... More...
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Optional Capital , Inc. v. Akin Gump Straus, Hauer and Feld, LLP

Optional Capital, Inc. (Optional or Plaintiff) sued
various entities and individuals, including DAS Corporation
(DAS) and its counsel—Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld
LLP (Akin) and Parker Shumaker Mills LLP, David Parker
and William Mills (collectively, Parker) (collectively with
Akin, Defendants)—for conversion and fraudulent transfer.
Plaintiff sought to recover from Defend... More...
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Dennis Meadows v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals >

The relevant facts as discussed in Meadows’s direct appeal follow:
Jeremy Hubble (“Hubble”) attended a classmate’s party at Raccoon Lake in Parke County. After attending the party, Hubble told his uncle, Meadows, that there was a golf cart at the house where the party was held. In the early morning hours of February 8, 2006, Meadows drove Hubble out to the house where the party had taken pl... More...
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Milan James Brown v. Thomas J. Dart Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

 On July 19, 2013, Milan Brown was  sentenced to 300 days’ imprisonment for violating the terms  of his probation. At the sentencing hearing, the Illinois circuit  court specifically stated that Brown should be released in September 2013, after accounting for good‐time credit. However,  in August 2013, staff at the Cook County Jail informed Brown  that he would not be released until March. O... More...   $0 (12-07-2017 - IL)

Department of Forestry and Fire Protection v. Eunice E. Howell

A wildfire started in Plumas County on September 3, 2007, and burned
approximately 65,000 acres over the course of multiple weeks. This fire, dubbed the
“Moonlight Fire,” was at the center of several actions filed by plaintiffs Department of
Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), Grange Insurance Association, and multiple
1 in 2009 and 2010 against defendants Eunic... More...
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United States of America v. Thomas Charles Bardrick Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Fort Smith, Arkansas Man Sentenced To 36 Months Probation For Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property

Thomas Charles Bardrick, age 21, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was sentenced to 3 years probation for Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2314 and 2.

The Indictment alleged that on or about April 15,... More...
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Kevin M. Dolick v. State of Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana

Kevin M. Dolick pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine, as a Level 3
felony,1 and to using a firearm in a controlled substance offense, an
enhancement.2 The six-year sentence he received for the dealing in
methamphetamine conviction was enhanced by three years based upon his
guilty plea to using a firearm in the commission of the controlled substance
offense. The s... More...
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A jury found Eric Sallis guilty of domestic abuse assault with intent to cause
serious injury, in violation of Iowa Code section 708.2A(2)(c) (2016), and domestic
abuse assault causing bodily injury, in violation of section 708.2A(2)(b). The
district court sentenced Sallis to two years’ incarceration. Sallis appeals his
convictions, contending the district court committed evi... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. DARRYL B. SHEARS Iowa Court of Appeals

In this appeal of a restitution order, we are asked to resolve whether it is
foreseeable that police officers would end a high-speed chase of the van driven by
Darryl Shears by hitting his van with their police vehicles. Because we find such
actions foreseeable, we affirm the restitution order.
On February 11, 2016, the City of Davenport filed a restitution claim for More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. MATTHEW SHAWN VICTOR BRIDGES Three arrested in armed robbery

In November 2015, Bridges was forced to leave his father’s home in Eldora
because a no-contact order prohibited him from interacting with his brother, who
also lived there. When Bridges moved out both his girlfriend, T.H., then seventeen
years old, and his friend, G.C., then sixteen years old, left with him. The three
checked into the AmericInn in Iowa Falls. After a couple ... More...
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STATE OF IOWA v. FREDDY DOUGLAS CRISP Iowa man found guilty of murdering Devils Lake man

Freddy Crisp shot his friend Dale Potter after a day and night of drinking. A
jury found him guilty of first-degree murder. On appeal, Crisp challenges (1) the
sufficiency of the evidence supporting the jury’s finding of guilt, (2) his trial
attorney’s failure to object to an inference-of-malice jury instruction, and (3) the
district court’s denial of his motions for new tria... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. MARTEZ DEROY SMITH Jury convicts Martez Smith of murder

On November 25, 2014, Shawonyta Norman visited his sister, Latres
Johnson, at the home she shared with her boyfriend Martez Smith. At one point
in the afternoon, Johnson was putting up a baby gate to confine her two dogs when
Smith yelled at her and pushed her into the baby gate. She fell into the gate,
breaking it, and sustaining cuts on her ankle, arm, and neck. Soon after... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - IA)

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