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On December 17, 2015, Mr. Chapman and his brother were at Legends Sports
Pub for a holiday gathering with some of his brother’s co-workers. One of the co-workers, T.C.,
was transgender. Towards the end of the night, Mr. Chapman was involved in a fight in the
bathroom. Mr. Chapman admits that he punched the victim, G.H., during that fight. He contends,
however, that he acted in ... More...
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According to Detective Ronald Kennedy, he and his partner responded to a
request for backup from officers who were in a foot chase with Mr. Duffield. Detective Kennedy
and his partner drove to the area and parked their cruiser, but later moved it to a dead end street
after an officer spotted Mr. Duffield on that street. After more searching, Detective Kennedy
was returning to... More...
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In March 2016, an indictment was filed alleging that West failed to register a
change of address. West ultimately pleaded guilty to the charge. At the plea hearing, the trial
court informed West that he needed to show the trial court that he could be successful on
community control. To do so, the trial court indicated that West must do several things before he
returned for s... More...
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United States of America v. Angela Roy Northern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford, MS - Alabama Woman Sentenced To 22 Years

An Alabama woman was sentenced to more than 22 years in federal prison for her role in the robbery of a North Mississippi Post Office and the shooting of the Postmaster during the robbery. Angela Roy, 36, of Wilmer, Alabama was sentenced to 270 months incarceration for her part in the September 23, 2016, armed robbery and discharge of a fi... More...
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Based on a drug trafficking investigation focusing on Mr. Jackson and 1016
Beardsley Street in Akron, police officers obtained a search warrant for the residence at 1016
Beardsley Street. On the day the search warrant was to be executed, police watched the
residence and waited until they saw Mr. Jackson and his sister leave the residence together in a
rental car. Police condu... More...
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Matthew Squire v. County of Los Angeles

Appellants Matthew Squire (Squire) and Ernesto Masson
(Masson) (collectively appellants) appeal from the judgment
denying their petition for writ of mandate. They contend the
written reprimands they received from the Los Angeles County
Sheriff’s Department (Department) in September 2014, should be
rescinded because they did not receive notice of proposed
discipline within t... More...
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United States of America v. Kevin Moore and Terry Tolar Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS. - Mississippi Real Estate Investors Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Rig Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

Real estate investors Kevin Moore, Chad Nichols, and Terry Tolar pleaded guilty on April 10, 2018 for their roles in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Mississippi.

Including Moore, Nichols, and Tolar, five real estate investo... More...
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One night in August of 2016, Mr. Harris and his girlfriend (“A.W.”) were staying
at the Days Inn in Elyria to celebrate their friend’s birthday. There was testimony at trial from
several witnesses that Mr. Harris repeatedly referred to A.W. throughout the evening as his wife
and noted that she was pregnant. A group of six workers from Indiana were also staying at the
same hot... More...
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Randale Wayne Portis v. The State of Texas

In December 2016, appellant’s parole officer, Honee Sommers, was working with appellant to find a place for him to stay after he was released from jail. Initially, appellant was to stay with the complainant, Thomas Rhodes, at a house located at 306 North 4th Street in Temple, Texas (the Property), but Rhodes contacted Sommers and told her that he did not want appellant to reside there. Sommers inf... More...   $0 (04-10-2018 - TX)

Daniel Antonio Ferrer v. The State of Texas

On May 23, 2015, complainant Francisco Capetillo-Medina was shot to death in broad daylight in front of a convenience store. Investigating officers were able to obtain surveillance video of the shooting, but the investigation stalled until investigators received a Crime Stoppers tip implicating appellant. Appellant was subsequently charged with the offense of murder pursuant to section 19.02 of ... More...   $0 (04-10-2018 - TX)

James Arthur Baxley v. The State of Texas

James Arthur Baxley appeals his conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI), third
offense.1 Baxley argues that, because the judgment of conviction for one of the predicate DWI
convictions in this case fails to identify defense counsel and fails to allocate an attorney’s fee for
appointed counsel, it establishes that he was not represented by counsel. Baxley reasons that,
... More...
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Jamal Joyner v. The State of Texas

In November 2012, Joyner was indicted for capital murder after he and two
other men stole drugs and, in the course of the robbery, murdered one of the drug
sellers. In September 2014, Joyner pleaded guilty in exchange for the State reducing
his charge to the lesser-included offense of aggravated robbery. The plea agreement
also stated:
The defendant agrees that he will tes... More...
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Jamal Joyner v. The State of Texas

In November 2012, Joyner was indicted for capital murder after he and two
other men stole drugs and, in the course of the robbery, murdered one of the drug
sellers. In September 2014, Joyner pleaded guilty in exchange for the State reducing
his charge to the lesser-included offense of aggravated robbery. The plea agreement
also stated:
The defendant agrees that he will tes... More...
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The People of the State of Colorado v. Franck Armand Belibi

Franck Belibi was charged with a number of felony and misdemeanor counts
following an incident in which he struck and killed a pedestrian with his car. He
ultimately entered into a plea arrangement, in which he agreed to plead guilty to one
count of attempt to influence a public servant and to pay $4,728 to the Victim’s
Compensation Fund to offset payments made for the deceden... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Latilo Omar Lewis

Defendant’s four-day trial began on October 10, 2016. Tensas Parish
Sheriff Ricky Jones testified that around 2:22 p.m. on November 6, 2015,
N.H. frantically ran into the sheriff’s office barefoot, wearing a pink
nightgown and black jogging pants. According to Sheriff Jones and Deputy
Betty Spillman Brown, N.H. was hysterical; she was crying and could barely
talk. The o... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Timothy Delee Scheanette

Defendant was charged by bill of information with second degree
battery and second degree kidnapping that occurred on August 29, 2015, in
Monroe, Louisiana. After an extensive on-record discussion, the trial court
granted defendant’s motion to represent himself. Defendant waived his right
to a jury trial and filed notice of his intent to present an intoxication defense.
... More...
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State Of Louisiana VS Joseph Michael Kurz

Kurz was born August 25, 1952. He was indicted by grand jury for
the aggravated rape of the male victim,1 who was born on July 7, 1965, and
who testified that he was under the age of 12 at the time of the rapes. The
indictment alleges that Kurz committed the rapes between July 7, 1975, and
July 7, 1977, when the victim was 10 or 11 years old, and the defendant was
approx... More...
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On October 18, 2014, at about 3 a. m., Linda Bethley and her husband, the
defendant, began arguing at their home on Greenwell Springs Road. The defendant
punched Mrs. Bethley in her face multiple times. At some point during the attack,
Mrs. Bethley briefly lost consciousness. She was eventually able to call 911 and the
police and EMS arrived. Mrs. Bethley was taken by ambulance to... More...
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Lisa Demargee v. Laura Pederson; Amy Van Ness District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

As this court has stated repeatedly, families have a “wellelaborated
constitutional right to live together without
governmental interference.” Wallis v. Spencer, 202 F.3d
1126, 1136 (9th Cir. 2000); accord Kirkpatrick v. Cty. of
Washoe, 843 F.3d 784, 789 (9th Cir. 2016) (en banc); Burke
v. Cty. of Alameda, 586 F.3d 725, 731 (9th Cir. 2009); Rogers
v. Cty. of San Joaquin, 48... More...
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Jay Dee Burns v. The State of Texas

The grand jury returned nine indictments against Appellant. Indictments A and B were for the offense of improper relationship between an educator and student.1 Indictments C, D, and E were for the offense of sexual assault of a child.2 Indictment F was for the offense of indecency with a child.3 Indictment G was for the offense of stalking.4 Indictments H and I were for the offense of improper... More...   $0 (04-08-2018 - TX)

David R. Griffith v. The State of Texas IN THE TENTH COURT OF APPEALS

The basic facts are not disputed. When Griffith’s daughter A.G. was fourteen years
old, she made an outcry of sexual abuse against him that was reported to Child Protective
Services and the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office. After Griffith’s arrest, A.G. recanted
her sexual-abuse claims and subsequently testified at trial that Griffith did not sexually
abuse her. The evidence ... More...
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Misty Rae Hopkins v. The State of Texas

The evidence at trial showed that appellant, her husband, John, and their five children,
Ashley, Byran, J.D., Cassie, and Ezra, moved from Georgia to Burnet, Texas, where John was pastor
of a local church. According to the testimony of J.D. and Cassie, after the family moved to the 1
parsonage, appellant and John began sexually abusing their two youngest daughters. The daughters’
... More...
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On the evening of December 26, 2014, Terry Arntt went to a bar with some friends. Kalya Tepe picked Arntt up at the bar, and they went to another bar. At some point, Tepe went to the restroom while Arntt went to the bar to order another drink. According to Arntt, when he turned away from the bar, Stansbury was standing right behind him. Evidently, the two briefly exchanged words before Stansbury p... More...   $0 (04-07-2018 - KS)


Given the procedural nature of Sullivan's appellate claims, we do not need to recite a detailed description of his criminal acts. Generally, he accosted T.H. as she was walking in the early morning hours of June 13, 2008, and forced her behind a building, where he forcibly sodomized, raped, and robbed her. On December 22, 2009, J.D. was walking in Kansas City on a cold and slick afternoon, when Su... More...   $0 (04-07-2018 - KS)


Mike Sisco and Karen Harkness were found dead in Karen's Topeka home about 2 p.m. on July 7, 2002. Both were shot at least five times. They were in bed as the shooting began.

There was no evidence anything was missing. When the bodies were discovered, Karen was wearing jewelry, including a diamond bracelet, a Rolex watch, and a gold ring. Mike's wallet was in his shorts. It contained tw... More...
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