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Manslaughter Law

Terry Kelley and three others were indicted in Fulton County in 2012 and charged with felony murder, burglary and other crimes for his alleged participation in an armed robbery attempt that resulted in the death of a fifth participant. In October 2012, Kelley and State prosecutors told the trial court that rather than go to trial, they had negotiated a plea agreement in which the State agreed to r... More...   $0 (10-05-2015 - GA)

State Of Kansas v. Tahah

The facts arising from the second trial are not in dispute and do not deviate substantially from the recitation contained in our earlier opinion. See State v. Tahah, 293 Kan. 267, 262 P.3d 1045 (2011) (Tahah I). In sum, Tahah, a Dodge City police officer, began dating the victim, Erin Jones, in January 2007. The relationship quickly became serious. However, in April, Jones abruptly broke it off. T... More...   $0 (10-04-2015 - KS)

State Of Ohio v. Adams

In the autumn of 1985, Gina Tenney was a sophomore at Youngstown State University. She lived alone in a second-floor apartment in a converted house on Ohio Avenue in Youngstown. {¶ 5} Adams lived in the same house in a downstairs apartment with his girlfriend, Adena Fedelia. The duplex had an interior common staircase. {¶ 6} Around 1:00 a.m. on December 25, 1985, Tenney was getting ready for bed... More...   $0 (10-04-2015 - OH)

William Clyde Gibson III v. State of Indiana

After William Clyde Gibson III’s mother died, he began spending time with his late mother’s best friend, 75-year-old Christine Whitis, and he began developing sexual feelings toward her. On April 18, 2012, an intoxicated Gibson invited Whitis into his mother’s home and shoved his hand up her shirt, grabbing her breast. She responded by asking what his mother would think of his behavior. Accordi... More...   $0 (10-03-2015 - IN)

United States of America v. Bruce Jeffers

Cedar Rapids, IA - Fort Dodge Felon in Possession of a Firearm to Federal Prison

A man who illegally possessed a firearm and ammunition was sentenced September 29, 2015, to nine years in federal prison.

Bruce Jeffers, 54, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after a July 7, 2014, guilty plea to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of bein... More...
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United States of America v. Duane Day

Albuquerque, NM - Laguna Pueblo Man Sentenced for Conviction on Assault by Strangulation and Attempted Manslaughter Charges

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Duane Day, 25, a member and resident of Laguna Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced yesterday afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 51 ... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Myiasha Desere Brown

Tulsa, OK - Criminal defense lawyer Mike Manning represented Myiasha Desere Brown who was charged by the State of Oklahoma with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM2, MANSLAUGHTER - 1SR - AUTOMOBILE, in violation of 21 O.S. 711
Date of Offense: 07/27/2014
Party Name Disposition Information
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Marvin Cannon v. State of Florida

Sean Neel and Zechariah1 Morgan were coworkers at Florida State Hospital
and had been friends for over twenty years. In the fall of 2010, Mr. Morgan and
The record presents some inconsistency as to the spelling of this victim’s first name. We will refer to him as Mr. Morgan.
Mr. Neel became involved in the purchase of corn, known as “deer corn,” from the
defendant, Marvin Can... More...
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On July 14, 2011, Timothy McCoy went to Club Rodeo with his wife, Sara Fischer, his brother, Kevin Walker, and their cousin, Jeffrey Daniels. They arrived around 11:00 p.m. in McCoy's 1997 white Crown Victoria. Local law enforcement considered Daniels to be a member of the Bloods street gang and Walker as a person associated with the Bloods.
The group stayed at the club until about 1:30 a.m... More...
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State of Idaho v. Jose Luis Villavicencio

In 2005, the State and Villavicencio entered into a binding plea agreement governing two separate cases. It called for Villavicencio to plead guilty to two charges of possession of methamphetamine, Idaho Code § 37-2732(c)(1). As to the sentences, the parties agreed: (1) that Villavicencio would receive prison sentences of “one and a half (1-1/2) years determinate followed by three and a half (3-... More...   $0 (09-17-2015 - ID)

United States of America v. Jermel Lewis, a/k/a Star, a/k/a PR-Star. a/k/a P

Jermel Lewis was sentenced for a crime with a sevenyear
mandatory minimum—brandishing a firearm during and
in relation to a crime of violence—notwithstanding the fact
that a jury had not convicted him of that crime. Instead, he
had been convicted of the crime of using or carrying a firearm
during and in relation to a crime of violence, which has a
five-year mandatory minimu... More...
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Commonwealth v. Camacho

In the early morning hours of January, 24, 2008,
Jeffrey Santiago was shot and killed at a night club in Chelsea.
Surveillance footage and multiple eyewitnesses identified the
defendant, Jesse Camacho, as the shooter. The defendant was
charged with murder in the first degree, unlawfully carrying a
firearm, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and ... More...
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Antonio Garcia-Dorantes v. Millicent Warren

This case involves Antonio Garcia-Dorantes’ procedurally defaulted claim challenging the constitutionality of the jury selection computer program in Kent County, Michigan. In September 2001, a jury convicted Garcia-Dorantes of murder in the second degree and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than the crime of murder. Before his trial started, Garcia-Dorantes failed to raise a Six... More...   $0 (09-06-2015 - MI)

State of Oklahoma v. Austin Dewayne Nation

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Austin Dewayne Nation with first-degree murder in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7 alleging:

AUSTIN DEWAYNID NATION, on or about 8/17/2014, in Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma and within the jurisdiction of this Court, did commit the crime of MANSLAUGHTER - FIRST DEGREE - HEAT OF PASSION, a Felony, by unlawfully, feloniously, and willfully without a prem... More...
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In September 2008, Tavia Sills was nearly five months pregnant. A few
weeks earlier, she had informed 18-year-old Lamondre Tucker that she believed he
was the father of her unborn child. On September 9, 2008, Tucker picked Tavia up
at the home of her mother, Vickie Britton. Tucker claimed that his sister, Alexis
Metcalf, had asked to meet Tavia after learning of the pregnancy.... More...
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Mashaney v. Board of indigents' Defense Services

In October 2003, the State charged Jason Mashaney with one count of aggravated criminal sodomy and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child based on allegations made by the mother of Mashaney's 5-year-old daughter. The State later amended the complaint to add an alternative count of aggravated indecent liberties.
The district court appointed Sarah Sweet-McKinnon of the Sedgwi... More...
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United States of America v. Akira O. Jackson

Cleveland, OH - Convicted killer sentenced to 15 years in prison for having gun and body armor

A Boardman man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm and body armor.

Akira O. Jackson, 33, pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts in federal court -- being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a felon in possession of a ballisti... More...
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State Of Connecticut v. O'Brien-Veader

The principal issue in this appeal requires us to determine when a prosecutor’s apparent breach of a trial court ruling becomes prosecutorial improprietyimplicatingadefendant’sdueprocessright to a fair trial, rather than an evidentiary matter without constitutionalimport.Thedefendant,MatthewO’BrienVeader, appeals1 from the judgment of the trial court, rendered after a jury trial, convicting him o... More...   $0 (08-28-2015 - CT)

The People v. Jack Emmit Williams

In May 1993, defendant induced a group of teenagers to form a gang. Between May 14 and May 20, 1993, gang members committed a series of robberies, attempted robberies and kidnappings, carjackings and murder. Defendant was convicted of these offenses either as a direct perpetrator, a conspirator, an aider and abettor or an accessory.
B. Prosecution’s Guilt Phase Evidence
1. The Crimes an... More...
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The People. v. Seumanu

Nolan Pamintuan was engaged to marry Rowena Panelo on May 18, 1996. He spent the evening before, May 17, with friends and family at the rehearsal dinner at a restaurant in Daly City. Panelo gave him a wedding present that night: a black Movado watch engraved with their intended wedding date. After dinner, Pamintuan drove Panelo to her apartment and continued on to Hayward, where he intended to... More...   $0 (08-24-2015 - CA)

State of Oklahoma v. Myiasha Desere Brown

Tulsa, OK - Criminal defense lawyer Mike Manning represented Myiasha Desere Brown who was charged by the State of Oklahoma with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM2, MANSLAUGHTER - 1SR - AUTOMOBILE, in violation of 21 O.S. 711
Date of Offense: 07/27/2014

Count # 2. Count as Fi... More...
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A jury found Defendant guilty of attempted fetal homicide. During the
trial, the jury heard from Lisa Komes. Komes testified that she learned that she
was pregnant with Defendant’s child in February of 2010. She told Defendant
about her pregnancy, and he indicated that he wanted her to obtain an abortion.
Komes did not want to be pregnant at that time, but she did not want ... More...
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United States of America v. Clara Beth Joe

Albuquerque, NM - Navajo Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Involuntary Manslaughter Charge

Clara Beth Joe, 26, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Gallup, N.M., pleaded guilty in Albuquerque, N.M., to an involuntary manslaughter charge.

Joe was arrested on Aug. 27, 2014, on an indictment filed Aug. 12, 2014, charging her with involuntary manslaughter on Jan. 30, ... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth Eugene Barrett

Defendant Kenneth Barrett was sentenced to death after being convicted in federal
court on two counts of felony murder and one count of intentionally killing a state lawenforcement
officer. We affirmed on direct appeal. See United States v. Barrett, 496 F.3d 1079 (10th Cir. 2007). Defendant then filed a motion for relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2255, which the district court denied. See Barrett ... More...
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Phillip Hancock v. Anita Trammell

In April 2001, Mr. Bob Jett hosted two men: Mr. Phillip Hancock and
Mr. James Lynch. An angry altercation ensued, where Mr. Jett tried to
force Mr. Hancock into a cage while swinging at him with a metal bar.
Mr. Hancock was able to obtain Mr. Jett’s gun and use it to shoot Mr. Jett
and Mr. Lynch. The two men died, and the State of Oklahoma charged Mr.
Hancock with two cou... More...
   $0 (08-18-2015 - OK)

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