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Israel Lugo appeals his being classified as a sexual predator under the version of
R.C. 2950.09 in effect at the time of the offense. He appeals no other aspect of his convictions
for rape and the unrelated vehicular manslaughter.
{¶2} According to the prosecutor, in 2004, the victim blacked out from her voluntary, but
excessive, consumption of alcohol or drugs. She awoke in ... More...
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State of Iowa v. Wyatt K. Slinker

A man claimed Wyatt Slinker owed him money. Slinker told the man to get
out of his face, swung at him, and hit him. The man fell to the ground and
eventually died.
The State charged Slinker with involuntary manslaughter and assault
causing serious injury. See Iowa Code §§ 707.5(1)(a), 708.2(4) (2017). Slinker
pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, and the State di... More...
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Robert Ryan Fleming v. State of Indiana

On February 8, 2017, Fleming was being booked into the Cass County Jail3 and
was asked to provide a medical history. His responses to certain questions
caused Shift Supervisor Steve Taylor (“Officer Taylor”) to treat Fleming as a

1 Ind. Code § 35-42-2-1(c)(1); (g)(5)(A). 2 I.C. § 35-50-2-8. 3 The record does not reveal the reason for... More...
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Joshua Travis Hall v. State of Indiana

In 2016, Hall and his girlfriend, Rustim Rehmel, resided together. On August
15, Hall and Rehmel were involved in a physical altercation outside of a bar.1
During the fight, Hall punched and kicked Rehmel in her head and face. A
bystander called 9-1-1, and Farmersburg Town Marshall George McAdams
responded. Marshall McAdams interviewed Rehmel, who informed him that
Hal... More...
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Rigoberto Mendez Carrillo v. The State of Texas

On the night of May 30, 2014, a married couple were driving home after attending church
and dining at a restaurant when a white truck driven by appellant sped up from behind their car
and struck them on the passenger side, sending the couple’s car up onto the median. Appellant did
not stop, but continued to speed down the street. The couple began to drive their damaged car
ho... More...
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Dustin Lee Waters v. The State of Texas

On April 23, 2016, Alexis Ortiz and Bianca went out for drinks at a bar in Fort Worth. While there, Bianca received texts from Anna Ramos containing nude photographs of Bianca’s ex-boyfriend, Joseph David Rodriguez (nicknamed “Loke”), and Anna. Angered, Bianca decided to drive to Loke’s house on Selene Street to “beat [Anna] up.” Alexis and Bianca left the bar around 1:00 a.m., and Alexis d... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - TX)

Joe Angel Lopez v. The State of Texas

On April 23, 2016, Alexis Ortiz and Bianca went out for drinks at a bar in
Fort Worth. While there, Bianca received texts from Anna Ramos containing
nude photographs of Bianca’s ex-boyfriend, Joseph David Rodriguez (nicknamed
“Loke”), and Anna. Angered, Bianca decided to drive to Loke’s house on Selene
Street to “beat [Anna] up.”
Alexis and Bianca left the bar around 1:0... More...
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In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of CHARLES D. KEARNEY

We will begin by summarizing Kearney's adult criminal history. In the summer of 2000, when Kearney was 18 years old, he attempted to make an illegal gun sale, but things did not go as planned. The purchaser tried to steal the gun from Kearney and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the gun went off, killing the purchaser. Kearney pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and unlawful possession ... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)


On the evening of February 20, 2016, Jaron Sanders invited Dominique Shugart and her cousin, Shavontee Heally, over to his house. When the women arrived, approximately 12 other guests were already there, including Travis Johnson and Terrance Harvell. Sanders was flirtatious and friendly with Heally. Shugart invited another friend, Regina Stuart, to the party, and she arrived when she got off work.... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)


Lorenzo Martinez appeals his judgment and sentences for: count one, driving with a suspended license and causing death; count two, DUI manslaughter; and count three, failure to remain at the scene of a crash involving death. We agree with Mr. Martinez that his convictions for counts one and two violate Florida's "single
homicide rule." See McCullough v. State, 230 So. 3d 586, 589 (Fla. 2d D... More...
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United States of America v. Andre Hinton District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Phoenix, AZ - McNary Man Sentenced to Statutory Maximum for Killing Teenage Girlfriend

Andre Hinton, 36, of McNary, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to eight years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Hinton had previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum punishment of eight years in prison.

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State v. Michael Patino

A little after five o’clock in the evening on Sunday, October 4, 2009, a six-year-old boy
named Marco Nieves was pronounced dead at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. According to the
autopsy performed by then-Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Rhode Island, Thomas
Gilson, M.D., the cause of death was peritonitis, which is a medical term that describes
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inflammation aro... More...
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Christopher Lee Thompson a/k/a Christopher Thompson a/k/a Christopher L. Thompson v. State of Mississippi

Around 5:30 a.m. on March 4, 2014, Thomas James called 911 and reported that he
believed that his brother-in-law, Thompson, had killed someone. The dispatcher later
testified that Thompson told James that “[Thompson] thought he killed [Thomas Harlow
because] he had pushed his eyes into the back of his head.” James gave the dispatcher
Thompson’s address, and authorities were dispa... More...
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Adam Gabriel Quiros v. The State of Texas

Late in the evening of March 20, 2015, appellant was driving a car that was involved in a
collision that resulted in the death of a passenger in the second car. Appellant was indicted for the
second degree felony offense of intoxication manslaughter. The indictment also alleged that
appellant used a deadly weapon, to wit: a motor vehicle during the commission of the offense.
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The underlying facts are not disputed. As this court recited in Wilson's first appeal:

"Dustin Ferguson and Joel Solano lived in an apartment directly across the hall from Wilson. Sometime around 2 a.m. on April 7, 2013, Ferguson returned to the apartment with Michael Lowery, Alexya Mailea, and Christine Kim after a night out in Aggieville. Around 4 a.m., Ferguson and his three guest... More...
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A jury convicted Brian Allison of three counts of sexual abuse in the third degree in 2011. He appealed his conviction. In his direct appeal, Allison argued the district court erred in not granting him a new trial based upon the weight of the evidence under Iowa Rule of Criminal Procedure 2.24(2)(b)(6). Among other things, Allison noted the victim, his stepdaughter, initially denied the abuse, ... More...   $0 (07-03-2018 - IA)


Justin C. Taylor was charged in two consolidated cases with second-degree murder and rape. The State amended the charges and Taylor pled nolo contendere to voluntary manslaughter and rape. In May 2012, the district court sentenced him to consecutive prison sentences of 155 months and 59 months. Taylor did not pursue a direct appeal.

In June 2014 Taylor moved for relief under K.S.A. 60... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Keith Austin

In an apparent fit of road rage, the Defendant pulled an AK-47 style weapon from his van and shot into the passenger side of the victim’s semi-tractor trailer truck, striking him in both legs. The victim, Edwin Ray, a professional truck driver, survived, wrote down details of the Defendant’s van, and called 911. By the time the police arrived, the
Defendant had sped ... More...
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In the early evening of October 1, 2015, Smith left the Colerain
apartment of his girlfriend, Kirby Wynn. He traveled to the Evanston neighborhood
of Cincinnati. He visited Jackson at his apartment located at 3306 Fairfield Avenue.
Owens often shared Jackson’s apartment. Later that evening, Jackson’s daughter
entered the apartment and found Owens’ clothed, lifeless body lyin... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Paul Lynn Minnieweathe The Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Shreveport

Minnieweather was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of attempted second degree murder, in violation of La. R.S. 14:30.1 and La. R.S. 14:27. The indictment shows that Minnieweather was charged with attempting to kill Sherquarius Moore and Kenneth Brown on March 13, 2016. After the original indictments were made, Kenneth Brown died from the injuries sustained during the shooting. Minni... More...   $0 (07-01-2018 - LA)

Araceli Nava a/k/a Araceli Marrufo-Nava v. The State of Texas

On August 29, 2009, around 10:00 a.m., Appellant was on her way home, hit and killed a
bicyclist, Gustavo Vega. Appellant called 911and told the dispatcher she had struck someone
with her vehicle. Appellant explained that she had gotten lost and was looking at her cell phone
when she ran over Vega. In the recorded 911 call, Appellant stated, “I was drinking earlier, and
righ... More...
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State of Florida v. Cornel McGee Circuit Courthouse - Escambia County, Florida

Pensacola, FL - Jury Acquits Defendants on Aggravated Manslaughter Charge

The State of Florida charged Cornel McGee, age 27, with aggravated manslaughter of a child by culpable negligence as a result of Jai'Nier Barmes in August 2016.

Defendant and Louvenia Johnson left the child in a transport van for four hours resulting in the child's death.

Johnson pled guilty and ... More...
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Andres Castillo v. The People of the State of Colorado Colorado Supreme Court

One Saturday night, Castillo visited a nightclub in downtown Denver with his
wife, his cousin, and two friends to celebrate his wife’s birthday. They stayed until the
club closed.
¶7 Closing time in downtown Denver often unleashes a flood of people into the
streets. The Denver Police Department calls the resulting sea of humanity “outcrowds.”
Because fights and other di... More...
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On or around November 30, 2016, Woodum provided drugs to the
victim. Doc. 40. Soon after taking the drugs, the victim fell unconscious and
suffered from labored breathing. Id. The victim thereafter died due to a drug
overdose that included Fentanyl. Id. Woodum and two others removed the victim’s
body from the apartment and hid it along with the victim’s truck. Id. The ... More...
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Revette Sauser pled guilty to kidnapping in the second degree, voluntary
manslaughter, and going armed with intent, after fatally shooting her husband,
Terry, in their home. Sauser filed a postconviction-relief application and an
amended application alleging a variety of errors. The district court denied the
application after a trial.
Sauser appeals, contending her tri... More...
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