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CASEY SHELDON WOODS a/k/a CASEY WOODS v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Doris Tenner and Pierre Tenner were married and lived at Fourteen Hampton Court
in Natchez, Mississippi. Doris’s and Pierre’s marriage became volatile over time and
eventually deteriorated. Some time after Doris and Pierre separated, Doris began dating
Woods in April 2015.
¶5. On May 4, 2015, Pierre called Doris, but she did not answer the phone. Later, Pierre
came home fr... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - MS)

COURTNEY JERREL DOUGLAS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

A Union County jury found appellant, Courtney Jerrel Douglas, guilty of first
degree murder and possession of a firearm. Douglas was sentenced to a term of life
imprisonment for the murder conviction plus an additional fifteen years’ imprisonment for
the use of a firearm. For his possession-of-a-firearm charge, Douglas was sentenced to forty
years’ imprisonment and a fine of $... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - AR)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. TRUNG LE

On June 29, 2014, sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 2:50 a.m., an exchange
of gunfire between two shooters erupted in the 700 block of Bourbon Street, near
the intersection with Orleans Street in the French Quarter. This incident resulted in
the untimely death of Brittany Thomas (hereinafter “Ms. Thomas”), the attempted
murder of an unknown male, and injury to numerous bystanders ... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. DALE WADRIC WINTERS

On July 7, 2011, Dale Wadric Winters (“Defendant”), was charged with
second degree murder, a violation of La.R.S. 14:30.1. On April 13, 2015, the
indictment was amended to charge the Defendant with manslaughter, a violation of
La.R.S. 14:31. At that time, the Defendant entered a plea pursuant to North
Carolina v. Alford, 400 U.S. 25, 91 S.Ct. 160 (1970), and was sentenced to ... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. TEDDY AGUILLARD

On May 26, 2015, Defendant, Teddy Aguillard, owned a driving school in
Eunice and was teaching driving lessons when he made lewd comments to two of
his juvenile students, S.B. and A.A.1 On October 26, 2015, Defendant was charged
with two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, violations of La.R.S.
14:81(A)(2).2 On February 17, 2017, a unanimous jury found him guilty as <... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - LA)

State of Louisiana v. Dora Blake

On November GYO GWYiO PR was sitting as a rear
passenger in a vehicle driven by her son, Patrick Watkins PR. A
third occupant, Penny Knight-Franklin P-R, was sitting in
the front passenger seat of the car. The trio had just left from celebrating
a casino and were traveling east on I-20 in Bossier
Parish, Louisiana. According to a witness, the vehicle driven by Watk... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - )

State of Louisiana v. Donovan Carman

On December 28, 2015, Donovan Carman (“Carman”) contacted his
estranged girlfriend, Deidra Nichols (“Nichols”), to arrange the pickup of
their two-year-old daughter, Emma. Nichols advised Carman he could not
pick up Emma because it was “too cold” outside. Notwithstanding Nichols’
objection, Carman left his job in Bossier City and drove approximately 22
minutes to the hom... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - LA)

ELIZABETH FRANCES MARSH vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Elizabeth Marsh rear-ended another vehicle while under the influence of illegal substances causing serious bodily injury to two of its passengers. As to each passenger she was convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) with serious bodily injury and driving while license suspended (DWLS) with serious bodily injury. We
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conclude that the dual convictions as to each victim based o... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. JAYQUILLE CLEVELAND

On September 15, 2015, a complaint was filed against Cleveland, who was
fifteen years of age at the time of the alleged crime, and codefendant J.B., who was
seventeen years of age at the time, in the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court. The charges
stemmed from a shooting and robbery that occurred on August 23, 2015.
{¶3} Cleveland was charged with:
Aggravated murder,... More...
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Kevin Paul Carter v. The State of Texas

A Victoria County grand jury indicted appellant on three counts arising from a car
accident that occurred on September 23, 2015: intoxication manslaughter, a second
degree felony; criminally negligent homicide, a state jail felony; and manslaughter. See
id. §§ 19.04, 19.05, 49.08(b) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). On March 22, 2017,
the State filed notice of its inten... More...
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Hung Dasian Truong v. The State of Texas

Appellant, Hung Truong, timely filed a notice of appeal from the trial court’s
May 1, 2017 order of recommitment to inpatient treatment following a verdict of
acquittal by reason of insanity of the offense of manslaughter under trial court cause
number 1172979. See TEX. CODE CRIM. PROC. ANN. art. 46C.261 (West 2006) (“the
2017 appeal”). Appellant had previously appealed a sim... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - TX)

Orion Christopher Gardiner vs State of Florida

Orion Christopher Gardiner challenges his convictions and sentences for manslaughter with a firearm, attempted first-degree murder, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. All of the offenses arose from the same criminal episode. On count one, Gardiner was classified as both a habitual violent felony offender (HVFO) and a prison releasee reoffender and was sentenced to life imprisonmen... More...   $0 (03-31-2018 - FL)

STATE OF OHIO v. DWAYNE C. DAWSON

In June 2016, the Pickaway County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging
Dawson with one count of involuntary manslaughter, in violation of R.C. 2903.04(A), a felony
of the first degree, and one count of trafficking in heroin, in violation of R.C.
2925.03(A)(1)/(C)(6)(a), a felony of the fifth degree. In August 2016, Dawson pleaded not guilty
at his arraignment.
{¶4} ... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - OH)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. KYVONTE LATRELL EAGLIN

The defendant, Kyvonte Latrell Eaglin, attended a party at the American
Legion Hall in Jennings on August 8, 2015. An altercation broke out, and a group
moved outside. The defendant went to his vehicle and retrieved a gun. Shots from
one or more firearms were fired, and the victim, Jawon Lennette, was killed.
The defendant was indicted for second degree murder, a violation o... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - LA)

Lane Walker Waldron v. The State of Texas

As set out above, Waldron was charged with capital murder for the death of S.F.’s
unborn daughter. According to the undisputed evidence presented at trial, Waldron and S.F. were
romantically involved and were living together at the time of the offense, and S.F. was pregnant with
Waldron’s twin children. One of the twins was male, and the other was female. On the day after
the of... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. RONALD E. HESKETT

The facts of this case were disputed at trial—except for one important fact. Both parties agreed that on September 12, 2014, Heskett purposely killed Moulton. The State's theory: Heskett murdered Moulton to cover up the fact that Heskett stole Moulton's money. The defense theory: Heskett ended Moulton's life at Moulton's suicidal insistence.

Moulton, who was 65 years old at the time ... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - KS)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. BRADLEY DAVIS QUIST

On the night of May 30, 2015, Quist was drinking with his selfdescribed best friend, Ron Witchey, at a bar in Aberdeen. Quist was 55 and Witchey was 61 years of age. Both men consumed several drinks, and although Quist paid for many of them, Witchey ran out of money and asked Quist for a loan. Quist was frustrated with Witchey’s failure to repay a prior loan, and Witchey’s additional request an... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - )

BILLY BRANTLEY v. STATE OF INDIANA

Billy Brantley lived in Indianapolis with his sister, Martha Gunn; brother-in-law, Bruce Gunn; and their son, Sean. Brantley had known Bruce for eighteen years and previously lived with Martha and Bruce when Brantley was in high school and after spending some time in the military.
Bruce was retired and suffered from physical and mental health problems. Bruce had had multiple back surgeries, e... More...
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Tommy George Dooley v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed his wife, LaVera, on February 12, 2015. He shot
her six times while she was sitting in her SUV in their driveway and on the phone
with 911. LaVera died while she was still on the phone with 911.
In an interview that evening with Investigator Robert Young, Appellant
explained the tumultuous relationship he and LaVera shared. They had been
marrie... More...
   $0 (03-27-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TAYLOR ARNETT

On January 8, 2013, Taylor Arnett lent her mother's car to Joseph Stroble and Brandon Bryant so the two could break into houses. Allegedly, Stroble and Bryant then burglarized two different houses, damaging one in the process, and stole over $50,000 worth of property. Stroble returned the car to Arnett later that evening and gave her $200.

Arnett pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit ... More...
   $0 (03-27-2018 - KS)

JESSIE CLAIRE ROBERTS v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Roberts was charged with attempted second-degree murder, sale or
possession with intent to sell cannabis while armed, carrying a concealed firearm,
failure of defendant on bail to appear, and possession of less than twenty grams of
cannabis. She pled guilty to carrying a concealed firearm and possession of less
than twenty grams of cannabis. A jury found her guilty of the rem... More...
   $0 (03-26-2018 - FL)

Jetaun Helen Wheeler vs. State of Minnesota

The State of Minnesota charged Wheeler with second-degree intentional murder in
August 2013. Because Wheeler had zero criminal history points, the charge carried a
presumptive duration of 306 months in prison, with a range of 261 to 367 months. See
Minn. Sent. Guidelines 4.A. Shortly after Wheeler was charged, defense counsel sought a
plea to manslaughter, but the State did ... More...
   $0 (03-24-2018 - MN)

State of Missouri v. Thomas Oates

Oates went to a gas station to sell marijuana to a prospective buyer, Darrah Lane,
who had arranged the meeting. Oates brought a gun with him. When Oates arrived, he
walked over to Lane’s vehicle. She was seated in the driver’s seat and accompanied by
Opinion issued February 13, 2018 Leon Davis, who sat in the passenger’s seat. With the driver’s side window down, Oates leaned in... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Russel Anthony Moore Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Drunk Driver Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Accident Death

The State of Oklahoma charged Russel Anthony Moore, age 28, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM2, MANSLAUGHTER - 1ST DEGREE - AUTOMOBILE ( DUI), in violation of 21 O.S. 711
Date of Offense: 10/11/2014
Party Name Disposition Information
MOORE, RUSSEL ANTHONY Disposed: CONVICTION, 03/22/201... More...
   $0 (03-22-2018 - OK)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CLAYTON DEION WILMER

On the evening of October 24, 2014, Cruce was preparing to give Hall a ride to work. According to Cruce, Hall was seated in the passenger seat of Cruce's vehicle and Cruce's daughter was in a car seat in the back seat. Wilmer and Cruce's daughter was born in summer of 2014. Cruce was in the driver's seat and saw Wilmer approaching with a gun. Cruce sped off but turned too fast on gravel and crashe... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - KS)

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