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Manslaughter Law

William N. Fishback appeals the district court's decision to modify his postrelease supervision term from 24 months to lifetime following his conviction of indecent liberties with a child. Fishback first claims lifetime postrelease supervision is an illegal sentence in his case due to a conflict between K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 223717(d)(1)(G) and K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 22-3717(d)(1)(D). Second, Fishback cl... More...   $0 (12-07-2016 - KS)


Around 1:30 a.m. one morning in August 2008, a gang-related fight involving Chavez-Aguilar and his brother, Rene, erupted outside a nightclub in Wichita. As the fight wound down, Rene drove his truck through the crowd, killing two people and injuring a third. Chavez-Aguilar was in the passenger seat, and according to several witnesses, he was shouting and cursing out the window as Rene drove. More...   $0 (12-07-2016 - KS)


Defendant Matthew J. Ramos appeals from the June 16, 2015 Law
Division order, which denied his petition for post-conviction
relief (PCR) without an evidentiary hearing. We affirm.
We derive the following facts from the record. A grand jury
indicted defendant for first-degree murder (of Denise Leonard),
N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3(a)(1) and (2) (count one); first-degree attempt More...
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Leronnie Lee Walton v. State of Florida

On September 10, 2008, Kristina Salas and her sister, Karine Nalbandyan,
placed their children into a parked car. As Salas leaned into the car, a man
ambushed her, held a gun to her head, and demanded that she give him her purse or
be killed. The two struggled over the purse until the gun fell to the ground. Then
the man picked up his gun, went to the other side of the car, ... More...
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Alvin Waller, Jr. v. State of Tennessee

The Petitioner was convicted by a Madison County jury of especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, and attempted voluntary manslaughter. The trial court merged the attempted voluntary manslaughter conviction into the aggravated assault conviction and sentenced the Petitioner to a sentence of ten years for aggravated assault and thirty years for especially aggravated kidnapping, to be ... More...   $0 (12-03-2016 - TN)

Zachary Clark v. State of Indiana

On May 24, 2014, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Clark, who was intoxicated,
entered a tavern in Rochester, ordered a drink, and sat in a booth. The
bartender could tell Clark was intoxicated, so she made him a drink with a
small amount of alcohol in it and served him. At some point, Clark passed out
and slept for about one hour. Clark eventually woke up and began vomiting on More...
   $0 (12-02-2016 - IN)

State of Oklahoma v. Jacob Wyne Hignite and and Nicholas Luke Davenport

Tulsa, OK - Two Men Sentenced To Prison On Manslaughter Charges

The State of Oklahoma charged Jacob Wyne Hignite, age 23, and and Nicholas Luke Davenport, age 23, with possession of a stolen vehicle in violation of 47 O.S. 4-103 and manslaughter for hitting and killing a woman with the vehicle after he was shot in the leg by the other. Amanda Hart, age 27, was killed after Davenport met t... More...
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The first shooting occurred at a restaurant where Louis was present with several companions, including Michael Saechao, who died in the gunfire. Louis, Saechao, and others in Louis' party belonged to a street gang known as the "Asian Boyz." John and Daniel Nguyen, Hien Dao, and Hau Tran, who were members of a rival gang known as the "Viet Boyz," were also there, along with their friends, Viet Nguy... More...   $0 (11-27-2016 - KS)


In 2005, a jury found defendant guilty of first-degree
purposeful or knowing murder, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3(a)(1) and (2);
second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose,
N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4(a); third-degree endangering an injured victim,
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.2; third-degree unlawful possession of a
firearm, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(b); and third-degree hindering
apprehensi... More...
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Chaddy Brooks a/k/a Chaddy Mae Brooks a/k/a Chaddy M. Brooks v. State of Mississippi

On the morning of November 22, 2013—while Brooks’s boyfriend, Danielle Gore,
was in the bathroom—Brooks looked through his cell phone and found text messages from
another woman. Brooks confronted Gore, and the confrontation became physical, ending
with Brooks stabbing Gore in the neck with a kitchen knife.
The 911 Call
¶3. Brooks called 911 and told the operator that, when she... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Matthew Lloyd Lynch

Tulsa, OK - Defendant Pleads Guilty To First-Degree Manslaughter For Causing Death In DUI Accident

The State of Oklahoma charged Matthew Lloyd Lynch with first-degree manslaughter in violation of 21 O.S. 711, driving under the influence and causing great bodily harm in violation of 47 O.S. 11-904 and unsafe lane use in violation of 47 O.S. 11-309 as a result of an accident caused by Lynch... More...
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Dante Martin v. State Of Florida  

Dante Martin (the defendant) appeals his judgment and sentences, which were
entered by the trial court after a jury found him guilty of committing the crimes of
manslaughter,1 felony hazing resulting in death,2 and two counts of misdemeanor hazing.3
We affirm.
The defendant was a member of the percussion section of the Florida A&M
University's marching band, the "Marchin... More...
   $0 (11-22-2016 - FL)

State of Tennessee v. Christopher Michael Ferrell

Eric Lee Beddingfield testified at trial that he was a “touring full-time musician” and that the victim, Wayne Mills, “was also a musician, songwriter” and “one of [his] best friends.” On the night of November 22, 2013, Mr. Beddingfield and Mr. Mills attended a “big tribute show” for George Jones1 at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville. Mr. Beddingfield “was lucky enough to be playing that n... More...   $0 (11-20-2016 - TN)

United States of America v. Gary John Bedoni

Albuquerque, NM - Navajo Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Federal Voluntary Manslaughter Conviction

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

Gary John Bedoni, 60, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Fruitland, N.M., was sentenced to 144 months in prison for his voluntary manslaughter conv... More...
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Carl Ray Adams v. The State Of Georgia

Viewed in a light most favorable to the jury’s verdicts, the evidence
adduced at trial established as follows. Adams is a Vietnam War veteran who
has been diagnosed and treated for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); he
1 In January 2007, a Laurens County grand jury returned an indictment charging Adams with malice murder, felony murder (aggravated assault), and aggravated assault.... More...
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Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdicts, the evidence
presented at trial showed the following. On the night of June 8, 2010, Appellant
went to the home of his uncle, Matt Cooper, who had friends over to watch an
NBA Finals game in a shed behind his house in Screven County. During the
game, Appellant left the shed. About 20 minutes later, Cooper heard a loud
1 The... More...
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Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence shows
that Wyscaver’s decomposing body was found in an abandoned house on
August 29, 2008. Prior to the discovery of his body, his conservator had not
seen or heard from Wyscaver for a couple of weeks. A forensic examination
indicated that Wyscaver had died of blunt force trauma to his head. A computer
monitor, a c... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Cody case

Tulsa, OK - Defendant Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter And Is Sentenced to 30-Years in Prison

The State of Oklahoma charged Cody Case, age 26, with first-degree manslaughter in violation of 21 O.S. 711 and attempted robbery in violation of 21 O.S. 801 for attempting to rob and for killing Santos Lopez with a 9 mm handgun in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart Store in an effort to steal methamphet... More...
   $0 (11-18-2016 - OK)

State of Maine v. Carolyn Lee

Alfred, ME - Woman Convicted Of Manslaughter, Drunk Driving, Reckless Conduct and Leaving The Scene

The State of Maine charged Carolyn Lee, age 23, with manslaughter, drunk driving, reckless conduct and leaving the scene of an accident for hitting and killing Emily Zarnoch, age 24,, of Quincy, Massachusetts, as she walked with her boyfriend in August 2015. ... More...
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Charles J. Bise v. State of Indiana

On May 1, 2009, Bise pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, a Class B felony,1
and battery, a Class C felony.2 On May 18, 2009, the trial court sentenced Bise
to sixteen years executed and ten years suspended. On November 9, 2015, Bise
began serving his probation.
[3] On February 16, 2016, a New Castle Police Department Patrolman, Officer
Eric Jackson, was working as a... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Lemerick Vernell Christopher

On September 12, 2014, the victim, Marlando Honeycutt, was shot at
point blank range in the face and chest by the defendant on the driveway of
the Wonderland Daycare Center in Monroe. The incident occurred at 6:30
a.m. while Honeycutt and Shemika Clemmons, formerly the spouse of the
defendant and divorced since 2011, were dropping off their children at the
daycare. The d... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Gerald Bernard Ward

Gerald Bernard Ward was arrested on April 16, 2014, for the sale of .3
grams of cocaine to a confidential informant (“CI”) on May 14, 2013. Ward
was subsequently charged by amended bill of information with distribution
of cocaine in violation of La. R.S. 40:967A(1). He was represented by the
public defender’s office, and declined several plea offers. During discovery,
t... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Jacorroyn Lavell Wilson

The following facts are gleaned from the record and the October 27
29, 2015 trial transcript.
On May 1, 2015, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Dep. Lester McDaniel
of the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call to be on the lookout for
a gray Buick Roadmaster which was of interest in a current investigation.
Sometime later, Dep. McDaniel discovered the vehicle parked at... More...
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State of Louisiana v. J'son Turk

On August 27, 2014, the aunt of Omar Lott (“Lott”) found his partially
decomposing body in a wooded area in Webster Parish, Louisiana. Lott, who
had been missing for three days, had been shot six times. The autopsy report
indicated Lott had been shot in the back, thigh, arm, and head while he was
running away. Detectives learned that brothers J’son and Dylan Turk were
a... More...
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Jordan Quentin Wilson v. The State of Texas

Wilson and Young had been members of the same street gang and the same
rap music “clique,” which Young ran. Wilson left Young’s clique and began
making rap videos under another “clique” name. According to a mutual friend,
after Wilson left Young’s group, the two had an argument through social media—
specifically Twitter—over whose rap was better. During this argument, Wilson and... More...
   $0 (11-16-2016 - TX)

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