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Manslaughter Law
 
Frederico Santos v. Edmond G. Brown, Jr., Governor

Esteban Nunez--the son of Fabian Nunez, the former Speaker of the California State Assembly--aided in the killing of Luis Santos, the only son of Frederico and Kathy Santos, during a knife attack on October 4, 2008. The attack, initiated by Esteban Nunez and his acquaintances on Santos and on other young men, none of whom were armed, took place near the campus of San Diego State University. Among ... More...   $0 (07-01-2015 - CA)

People of the State of Michigan v. Leonard Lamont Ware

Defendant was convicted by a jury of second-degree murder, MCL 750.317, carrying a
concealed weapon (CCW), MCL 750.227, felon in possession of a firearm, MCL 750.224f, and
possession of a firearm during commission of a felony (felony-firearm), MCL 750.227b. He was
sentenced to 23 to 50 years’ imprisonment for the murder conviction, 2 to 5 years’ imprisonment
for the CCW convic... More...
   $0 (06-30-2015 - MI)

State of Iowa v. Damion John Seats

A juvenile offender convicted of first-degree murder appeals his
resentencing to life in prison without the possibility of parole. In this
appeal, we determine the factors a court must use when it sentences a
juvenile offender for first-degree murder. Because the district court did
not have the benefit of this decision when it sentenced the juvenile, we
vacate the sentence and ... More...
   $0 (06-26-2015 - IA)

The People v. Maxamillion Lee McDonald

On August 19, 2012, Christopher Patterson snatched a gold chain from around the neck of 71-year-old Guadalupe Ramos.1 In the process, he either knocked or threw her to the pavement of a grocery store parking lot. Patterson fled on foot; Maxamillion Lee McDonald (defendant), the driver of a car parked several spaces away from the Ramos vehicle, pulled out of the lot and picked Patterson up a block ... More...   $0 (06-25-2015 - CA)

State of Oklahoma v. Harley Earl Stone

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Harley Earl Stone with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM2, MANSLAUGHTER - 1ST DEGREE - AUTOMOBILE, in violation of 21 O.S. 711
Date of Offense: 04/28/2014
Party Name Disposition Information
STONE, HARLEY EARL Disposed: CONVICTION, 06/25/2015. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: MANSLAUGHTER - 1ST DEGREE - AUTOMOBILE(HM2)
Violation... More...
   $0 (06-25-2015 - OK)

State of Minnesota v. Paul Joseph Welle

Following a jury trial in St. Louis County District Court, respondent Paul Joseph
Welle was found guilty of: (1) unintentional second-degree murder, in violation of Minn.
Stat. § 609.19, subd. 2(1) (2014); and (2) first-degree manslaughter, in violation of Minn.
Stat. § 609.20(2) (2014), in connection with the death of 60-year-old Dale Anderson.
The trial court convicted Welle of... More...
   $0 (06-24-2015 - MN)

State of Oklahoma v. Karen Deine Haley, a/k/a Karen Harris, a/k/a Karen Robinson

Tulsa, OK - Criminal defense lawyer Wes Johnson represent Karen Deine Haley, a/k/a Karen Harris, a/k/a Karen Robinson who was charged by the State of Oklahoma first-degree murder in violation of 21 O.S. 711-723.

The information filed by the State alleged:

(COUNT 1)
21 0.S. 701.7
KAREN DEINE HALEY, on or about 5/11/... More...
   $0 (06-23-2015 - OK)

Miriam Navarrete v. Hayley Meyer

Plaintiffs and appellants Miriam Navarrete and her minor children Bryan,
Stephanie, and Steven Navarette (collectively Navarrete) appeal from a summary
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judgment in favor of defendant and respondent Hayley Meyer on plaintiffs' claims for
violation of Vehicle Code section 21701 and civil conspiracy arising from allegations that
Meyer, a passenger in a vehicle, told the driver ... More...
   $0 (06-22-2015 - CA)

State of Nebraska v. Marcus M. Escamilla

Following a jury trial, Marcus M. Escamilla was convicted
in the district court for Douglas County of first degree murder,
use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, and possession
of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person. Escamilla
appeals, claiming as his only assignment of error that there
was insufficient evidence of premeditation to convict him of
first degree murder.... More...
   $0 (06-19-2015 - NE)

State of Arizona v. Christopher Lua

¶1 We address in this case whether, in a prosecution for second-degree
murder, the trial court may instruct the jury on manslaughter over a defendant’s
objection if the evidence supports a finding that the killing occurred “upon a sudden
quarrel or heat of passion resulting from adequate provocation by the victim”
(“provocation manslaughter”) under A.R.S. § 13-1103(A)(2... More...
   $0 (06-19-2015 - AZ)

State of Oklahoma v. Shalake Derhone Reed

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Shalake Derhone Reed with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM2, MANSLAUGHTER - 1ST DEGREE - DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, in violation of 21 O.S. 711
Date of Offense: 12/29/2013
Count # 2. Count as Filed: DI1M, DUI ALCOHOL (MUNICIPAL ARREST), in violation of 47 O.S. 11-902(A)(2)
Date of Offense: 12/29/2013
Count as Disposed: DUI ALCOH... More...
   $0 (06-17-2015 - OK)

Andy Nicholas Brown a/k/a Any Brown v. State of Missirrippi

¶1. Andy Brown was indicted and convicted under Mississippi Code Section 97-3-
19(1)(a) for the death of Earlie D. Balford, after Brown stabbed Balford eighteen times with
Balford’s screwdriver. On appeal, Brown argues he was provided ineffective assistance of
counsel and that the trial court erred by excluding Brown’s jury instructions, by denying
Brown’s motion to quash hi... More...
   $0 (06-11-2015 - MS)

The People v. Eric Geovanie Garcia

Defendants are all related. Defendants Samuel Navarro and Joseph Navarro are
brothers. Defendant Eric Garcia is the brother of Lizbeth Robles, who is Samuel
Navarro’s girlfriend; thus, Garcia is Samuel Navarro’s de facto brother-in-law.
At one time, Garcia and Joseph Navarro were friends with Luis Arceo, who lived
next door to Samuel Navarro. However, during a party at Arceo’... More...
   $0 (06-09-2015 - CA)

State of Nevada v. Wayne Burgarello

Reno, NV - The State of Nevada charged Wayne Burgarello, age 74, with one count of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the death of Cody Devine and the wounding of Janai Wilson who had trespassed unarmed on a property owned by Burgarello in February of 2014. The rundown duplex on the property had been burglarized repeated before the co... More...   $0 (05-30-2015 - NV)

State of New Jersey v. Ruben Rodrigez

Jersey City, NJ - The State of New Jersey charged Ruben Rodrigez, age 44, with vehicular manslaughter in the fatal hit-and-run death of a Justin Bellini, age 22, who was killed in the early morning hours of March 9, 2013.

Defense counsel asserted that they State failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Rodriguez's delivery truck was connected to the accident or that Rodriguez knew t... More...
   $0 (05-28-2015 - NJ)

State of Ohio v. Michael Brelo

Cleveland, OH - The State of Ohio charged Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo, age 31, with voluntary manslaughter (Ohio Statute: 2903.03A) as a result of the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams who were shot to death by the officers at the end of a high speed chase in November 2012. The Defendants fire more than 137 shots at the car in which Russell and Williams were occupants. More...   $0 (05-23-2015 - OH)

United States of America v. Clay O'Brien Mann

A New Mexico grand jury charged Clay O’Brien Mann with eight counts, including
three 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) violations, arising from his shooting three people on an Indian
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reservation. He appeals his sole § 924(c) conviction, which arose from his assault and
shooting of Paula Nez. As with the other two § 924(c) counts, the government charged
that Mann had knowingly disch... More...
   $0 (05-18-2015 - NM)

The People v. Jose Vega-Robles

A jury convicted Jose Vega-Robles of conspiracy to sell controlled substances,
attempted robbery, and two first degree murders, and found true gang and firearm
enhancements. In People v. Chiu (2014) 59 Cal.4th 155 (Chiu) our Supreme Court held
“an aider and abettor may not be convicted of first degree premeditated murder under the
natural and probable consequences doctrine.” (I... More...
   $0 (05-05-2015 - CA)

State of Texas v. John Doe

New Braunfels, TX - The State of Texas charged John Doe, age 16, with aggrvated assault, manslaughter and murder as a result of the the death of Logan Davidson in 2013, who died when he fell and hit his head after being punched twice in the hall at Canyon High School. ... More...   $0 (05-05-2015 - TX)

Keith Crabbs v. Zach Scott

Keith Crabbs sued the Franklin County Sheriff under the Fourth (and Fourteenth) Amendment for requiring him to submit to a DNA cheek swab after a jury acquitted him of voluntary manslaughter. The sheriff responded that Ohio’s sovereign
>immunity insulated him from the lawsuit because state law required him to take the sample.
That is not quite true. In 2010, Ohio law required criminal de... More...
   $0 (05-04-2015 - OH)

Christine Tucker, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Jessica Mejia v. Cook County Sheriff's Department

Chicago, IL - Christine Tucker, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Jessica Mejia v. Cook County Sheriff's Department on emotional distress and tort of outrage theories for undressing and photographing the nude body at the scene of the accident where she was killed. Ms. Mejia was a passenger in a Mercedes being driven by a man named Nicholas Sord, who was drunk and hit a pole. The car rol... More...   $0 (05-02-2015 - IL)

State of Kentucky v. Shayna Hubers

Newport, KY - The State of Kentucky charged Shayna Hubers, age 21, with the first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter and reckless homicide of Ryan Poston, age 29, who she shot to death on October 12, 2012.

The State alleged that Hubers and Poston had an off and relationship for some time before his death but that he wanted to end the relationship.

Defendant claimed... More...
   $0 (04-24-2015 - KY)

State of Florida v. Benjamin McNamee, Darryl Cearnel and Aaron Golson

Miami, FL - The State of Florida charged Benjamin McNamee, Darryl Cearnel and Aaron Golson with manslaughter in conjunction with the hazing death of Florida A & M drum major Robert Champion in 2011.... More...   $0 (04-23-2015 - FL)

The People v. Beatrice Brothers

A jury convicted Beatrice Brothers of voluntary manslaughter, a lesser included offense of murder, and found true the special allegation she had personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon. On appeal Brothers contends the court erred in failing to instruct the jury sua sponte on involuntary manslaughter. She also contends there is insufficient evidence to support the jury’s verdict. We affirm.... More...   $0 (04-21-2015 - CA)

United States of America v. Almundo Cruz Singer

ALBUQUERQUE – Almundo Cruz Singer, 27, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Tseyatoh, N.M., pled guilty this morning to an indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter.

Singer was arrested on Dec. 16, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him with involuntary manslaughter. He subsequently was indicted on Jan. 8, 2015, and charged with killing a m... More...
   $0 (04-17-2015 - NM)

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