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Malicious Prosecution Law
Earnest E. Starnes III v. The State of Texas

Amber Starnes, the complainant, was appellant’s wife at the time of the assault. At trial,
Amber testified she and appellant had a “verbally abusive relationship” and were not happy in
their relationship. On the evening before the assault, Amber and appellant went to a bar in
DeSoto and had several drinks. When they returned home, Amber went to bed and appellant fell
asleep ... More...
   $0 (10-12-2016 - TX)

Jay Michael Ellis v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by information with committing the offense of “Failure to ID—
False or Fictitious Info” under Texas Penal Code § 38.02 (b). Prior to trial, he filed a written
motion to suppress, and the court held a hearing on the motion. The State stipulated that
appellant had standing to raise this issue and that appellant’s arrest was made without a warrant.

<... More...
   $0 (10-12-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Paul J. Monteiro, a/k/a “Peezy”

Providence, RI - Providence Resident Pleads Guilty to Trafficking 14-Year-Old

Paul J. Monteiro, a/k/a “Peezy,” 31, of Providence, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor, admitting to the court that he transported a 14-year-old girl from Rhode Island to New Jersey for the purpose of engaging in commercial sexual activity.

Monteiro and the minor female were located in a hotel... More...
   $0 (10-12-2016 - RI)


On September 22, 2012, around 3:30 a.m., Captain Thomas Joyce was driving his patrol car when he saw a man on the porch of 913 Argentine Boulevard, in Kansas City, Kansas. Captain Joyce took notice of the man because the man was near a house that had been recently involved in a homicide. There was a dark colored car in the driveway of the house. Captain Joyce continued driving, but when he reached... More...   $0 (10-11-2016 - KS)


The State appeals the district court's grant of immunity given to Sony Uk and the dismissal of attempted voluntary manslaughter or, alternatively, aggravated battery charges against him. Upon our review, we reverse the grant of immunity and dismissal of the charges and remand for the refiling of the complaint and for further proceedings.

On April 7, 2015, Uk was charged in Lyon County D... More...
   $0 (10-11-2016 - KS)


Claiming there is insufficient evidence to find her guilty, Alicia D. Jacobs asks us to overturn her felony convictions for theft and attempting to elude a police officer. She also contends there was no good reason for the police to stop her van and the subsequent search of her vehicle was illegal. In addition, Jacobs raises claims about the improper admission of some photographs and a pleading er... More...   $0 (10-11-2016 - KS)

BREANN DREW and ZANE DREW, by and through their Father, Natural Guardian, and Next Friend RUSS DREW v. STATE OF KANSAS

On an otherwise quiet Sunday afternoon in May 2007, Kansas Highway Patrol Master Trooper Michael Gruber observed a speeding car and began what ordinarily would be a routine traffic stop. But the driver, Charles Barker, sped away, which resulted in a high-speed chase on I-635 and K-32 (Kansas Avenue) in Wyandotte County. The chase ended when Barker drove into traffic coming from the other direction... More...   $1100000 (10-11-2016 - KS)

State of Oklahoma v. Tisha Marie Casebier

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Tisha Marie Casebier with two counts of child abuse with injury in violation of 21 O.S. 843.5 which provides:

A. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in child abuse shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life im... More...
   $0 (10-11-2016 - OK)


In July of 2010, Colburn was a houseguest of his supervisor, at the youth
center/video store where he volunteered, staying in her converted garage. His supervisor
first became concerned when she noticed that, on the computer at the video store,
someone had entered the term “preteen pussy” in an internet search engine. To
investigate further, she asked Colburn via text messag... More...
   $0 (10-10-2016 - MT)

The People of the State of Colorado v. Sienna Johnson

The district attorney directly filed a criminal complaint against Defendant Sienna
Johnson in trial court, treating her as an adult and charging her with two counts of
conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Johnson requested a reverse-transfer
hearing under section 19-2-517(3), seeking the transfer of her case to juvenile court. The
trial court granted her hearing request.... More...
   $0 (10-10-2016 - CO)

United States of America v. Yarann Im, Mark Green, John Pinkham, Thomas Reno, Michael Bryant, Thomas Choi and George Anestis

Portland, ME - Seven Men Plead Guilty for Illegally Harvesting and Selling American Eels

Between the dates of October 4 and October 6, seven individuals pleaded guilty in Federal District Court in Portland, Maine, to trafficking more than $1.9 million worth of juvenile American eels, also known as “elvers,” in violation of the Lacey Act.

Yarann Im, Mark Green, John Pinkham, Thoma... More...
   $0 (10-09-2016 - ME)


Thedefendant,EstrellaJ.C.,appealsfrom the judgment of conviction, rendered following a jury trial,oftwocountsofriskofinjurytoachildinviolation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (2) and one count of risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (1). On appeal, the defendant claims that the trial court committed reversible error by (1) admitting into evidence a video recording... More...   $0 (10-08-2016 - CT)

State of Illinois v. Keith L. Terrell

Sycamore, IL - Defendant Found Guilty In Shaken Baby Case

The State of Illinois charged Keith L. Terrell, 26, with first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery of a child for killing his 7-week-old daughter Kelis by shaking her violently in August 2013. Defendant's confession to the crime was videotaped.

(720 ILCS 5/9-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 9-1)
Sec. 9-1. Firs... More...
   $0 (10-08-2016 - IL)

United States of America v. Per Alftin

San Francisco, CA - Woodside Resident Sentenced To 31 Months In Prison For Structuring

Per Alftin was sentenced to 31 months in prison, and ordered to pay a fine of $10,000, for structuring financial transactions to evade reporting requirements.

Alftin, 52, of Woodside, was charged in an Information with a single count of structuring financial transactions to evade reporting req... More...
   $0 (10-07-2016 - CA)

Kathy Johnson v. Omega Insurance Company

Section 627.428, Florida Statutes, outlines the provision under which an
insured may recover attorney’s fees incurred as a result of recovering on a valid
claim for insurance benefits. See § 627.428, Fla. Stat. (2015). Today we address
the interpretation of section 627.428, and we begin with a review of the actual text
of the statute:
(1) Upon the rendition of a judgmen... More...
   $0 (10-07-2016 - FL)


On January 14, 2010, the defendant, Rene Barletter, was charged by bill of
information with simple burglary, a violation of La.R.S. 14:62.1 On February 12,
2010, the defendant appeared for arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty. The
defendant appeared for motion hearings on March 19, 2010, and April 22, 2010.
At the April 22, 2010 hearing, the court found probable caus... More...
   $0 (10-07-2016 - LA)


The defendant was initially charged by bill of information on March 3, 2011,
with two counts of issuing a worthless check in the amount of $500 or more. The
second count was dismissed on March 11, 2015, but the first count was amended
twice: (1) on March 11, 2015, Count 1 was “amended to Theft > $1500” and “Date
of Offense 2/25/2008-5/8/2009” was added; (2) on April 28, 2015, ... More...
   $0 (10-07-2016 - LA)


On April 19, 2013, the State charged Mr. Young with one count of being a
felon in possession of a firearm, a violation of La. R.S. 14:95.1, and one count of
possession of marijuana (second offense), a violation of La. R.S. 40:966(D)(1). He
pled not guilty at his arraignment. On October 2, 2013, the trial court conducted a
preliminary hearing at which the judge found probable ... More...
   $0 (10-07-2016 - LA)


The State alleged Defendant shot and killed the victim on August 28, 2013.
In accordance with La.Code Crim.P. art. 920, all appeals are reviewed for errors patent on the face of the record. As his second issue for review, Defendant requests an error patent review of the record. After reviewing the record, we find there is one error patent.
The jury’s verdict sheet was no... More...
   $0 (10-07-2016 - LA)

United States of America v. Terrell Kellum

Shreveport, LA - Shreveport man pleads guilty to felony possession of firearms

A Shreveport man pleaded guilty to illegally possessing two pistols after being convicted of a felony.

Terrell Kellum, 29, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm. According to the guilty plea, a member of the public informed law enforcement on November 6, 2015 th... More...
   $0 (10-06-2016 - LA)

United States of America v. Michael A. Tucker

Kansas City, MO - Man Sentenced for Fraud Scheme to Overcharge Medicaid, Medicare at Four Clinics

A Springfield, Mo., man who operated four Family Medical Center clinics in southern Missouri was sentenced in federal court for health care fraud.

Michael A. Tucker, 47, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to one year and one day in federal prison. The... More...
   $54273 (10-06-2016 - MO)

State of Tennessee v. Terrance Stepheny

According to the State’s proof at trial, on March 2, 2012, the victim, Lerricas Barnes, was on his lunch break at the Memphis Chinese restaurant where he worked when the defendant came into the restaurant with two companions, one of whom offered the victim a gun for sale. When the victim stepped outside to look at the gun, the man
held him at gunpoint while the defendant searched the victim’... More...
   $0 (10-06-2016 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Cuben Lagrone

This case arises from a shooting that occurred on August 10, 2012, at the home of Oracle West and LaJuan Harbison. A Knox County grand jury indicted the Defendant for the attempted first degree premeditated murder of Ms. West, the attempted first degree premeditated murder of Mr. Harbison, employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony as to both counts of attempted first degree ... More...   $0 (10-06-2016 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Alberto Conde-Valentino

The Davidson County Grand Jury charged the defendant and his two codefendants, Rodney Earl Jones and Xavier Tull-Morales, with felony murder and especially aggravated robbery arising out of the robbery and fatal shooting of the victim, Victor M. Parham. The trial court conducted a jury trial in February 2014.

The State‟s proof at trial showed that, in March of 2012, the victim ... More...
   $0 (10-06-2016 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Brian Adams

When the victim, J.M., was six years old, her mother moved the victim and her two brothers in with their grandmother. They lived there for about two to three months. While their mother was working, the children‟s grandmother would watch the children, including J.M. The Defendant, Brian Adams, was a friend of the victim‟s grandmother and would often visit.

J.M. testified... More...
   $0 (10-06-2016 - TN)

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