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Manslaughter Law
State of Colorado v. Darin Robert Dickey

Steamboart Springs, CO - Jury Finds Man Not Guilty

The State of Colorado charged Darin Robert Dickety with manslaughter and criminal negligent homicide in conjunction with the death of Sarah Lay, age 39, who died from blunt force trauma to her head on July 5, 2016.... More...
   $0 (08-12-2017 - CO)

United States of America v. Matthew Yazzie

In this direct criminal appeal, Defendant-Appellant Matthew Yazzie contends
that his seventy-eight-month within-guideline sentence for assault resulting in serious
bodily injury is substantively unreasonable because the sentencing guideline used to
calculate his advisory sentencing range, U.S.S.G. § 2A2.2, produces disproportionate
sentences. Having jurisdiction under 18 U.S.C. § 3... More...
   $0 (08-09-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Nicholas Abram Slatten

Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty
and Dustin Heard (“defendants”) were contractors with
Blackwater Worldwide Security (ABlackwater@), which in 2007
was providing security services to the United States State
Department in Iraq. As a result of Baghdad shootings that
injured or killed at least 31 Iraqi civilians, Slough, Liberty and
Heard were convicted by a jury of ... More...
   $0 (08-05-2017 - DC)

United States v. Ruben Wounded Head, III United States District Court for the District of Idaho Pocatello, Idaho

Pocatello, ID - Oglala Tribal Member Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter

Ruben Wounded Head, III, 20, of Chubbuck, Idaho, was sentenced August 2, 2017 to a total of 46 months imprisonment for involuntary manslaughter resulting from a drunk driving crash. Wounded Head will serve 34 months in federal prison in addition to the 12 months he already served in Fort Hall Tribal Jail on the sa... More...
   $0 (08-04-2017 - ID)

The People of the State of Illinos v. Jared M. Staake

¶ 1 In July 2013, the State charged defendant, Jared M. Staake, with second degree murder for
the killing of Michael Box. In December 2013, the State filed an amended information,
dropping the charge of second degree murder and adding a charge of first degree murder. In
January 2014, the State filed a second amended information, this time charging first degree
murder under a differ... More...
   $0 (08-02-2017 - IL)

United States of America v. Osman Rutilio Reyes

This Court implicitly held in United States v. Velasco, 465 F.3d 633 (5th
Cir. 2006), that the Illinois aggravated battery statute is divisible—meaning
that if a defendant has a prior conviction under that statute and a sentencing
court must determine whether this prior conviction qualifies for a sentencing
enhancement, the court should look to certain records of conviction to iden... More...
   $0 (08-02-2017 - TX)

Commonwealth of Virginia v. Christopher John Hardbower City of Fredericksburg, Virginia Courthouse

Fredericsksburg, VA - Jury Convicts Defendant of Manslaughter

The Commonwealth of Virginia charged Christopher John Hardblower with voluntary manslaughter and six counts of shooting at an occupied dwelling for shooting and killing Spotsylvania Geoffrey Barksdale.

Hardbower claimed self-defense after Barksdale refused to Hardbower's the apartment of April Kelly, with whom Hard... More...
   $0 (07-29-2017 - VA)

United States of America v. Jerrison Begay and Shelton Six Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Two Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Assault Resulting in Death

Jerrison Begay, 33, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton to 96 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Begay had previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. In January, Begay’s co-defendant, Shelton Six, 28, of Sanders, Ariz., was sente... More...
   $0 (07-25-2017 - AZ)

State of Oklahoma v. Martin Jamison

Tulsa, OK - Defendant Sentenced to 30 Years In Prison For Death In DUI Accident

The State of Oklahoma charged Martin Lee Jamison, age 30, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM12, MURDER - SECOND DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.8
Date of Offense: 02/12/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
JAMISON, MARTIN LEE Disposed: CONVICTION, 07/25/2017. Guilty Plea
C... More...
   $0 (07-25-2017 - OK)

State of Missouri vs. Richard Watson

Appellant does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence to support his convictions.
Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence at trial is as follows. State v.
Twitty, 506 S.W.3d 345, 346 (Mo. banc 2017).
Appellant lived with his thirteen-year-old son, D.W. in St. Louis. In February 2014,
Appellant’s home was burglarized. Following the burglary, Ap... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - MO)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. MISTY EIERMANN Terrytown woman was killed with 17 blows to head, officer says

On January 15, 2015, a Jefferson Parish Grand Jury indicted defendant,
Misty Eiermann, with second degree murder in violation of La. R.S. 14:30.1 (count
one), obstruction of justice in violation of La. R.S. 14:130.1 (count two), illegally
supplying a felon with a firearm in violation of La. R.S. 14:95.1.1 (count three),
possession of morphine in violation of La. R.S. 40:967(C) ... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. AUSTIN BENJAMIN CEDARS Man pleads guilty in connection with 2012 shooting

On January 24, 2013, Defendant was charged by bill of indictment with the
second degree murder of Anthony Batiste in violation of La.R.S. 14:30.1. On May
28, 2015, the State amended the bill to charge Defendant with manslaughter in
violation of La.R.S. 14:31(A)(1). At that time, Defendant pled guilty to the
amended charge and a presentence investigation was ordered.
The State p... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - LA)

Timothy Edward Strong v. The State of Texas Sixth Court of Appeals, Texarkana, Texas

The evidence in Timothy Edward Strong’s Dallas County1 jury trial for murder2 told a story
that Strong (a) had drinks with friends at a bar, (b) went with others to an apartment where he took
a “very large hit” of marihuana and possibly other drugs from a bong or water pipe, (c) showed
signs thereafter of being paranoid and “in his own world,” (d) jumped into a stranger’s vehicle in... More...
   $0 (07-20-2017 - TX)

Edgar Miguel Garcia v. The State of Texas Duncanville PD arrest Edgar Miguel Garcia in fatal stabbing of Spencer Dillon

On September 3, 2015, a Duncanville couple taking an early morning walk discovered
the body of nineteen-year-old Spencer Dillon by the side of the road. Dillon had sustained
seventeen incise or stab wounds to his neck, shoulder, arm, fingers, thigh, and back. The fatal
injury was a gaping wound on the left side of Dillon’s neck. The wound was more than six
inches long and pe... More...
   $0 (07-20-2017 - TX)

Nykerion Nealon v. The State of Texas Dallas teen gets 38 years for murdering Iraqi immigrant who was enjoying first snowfall

Nealon and three friends—Quantarius Collins, Darrion “Black” Scott, and Desmond
Onery—were in the parking lot of the Walnut Bend Apartments to “shoot a gun.” An AK-47
was fired multiple times, hitting a pickup truck, the car next to the truck, a nearby fence, and a
box sitting by a dumpster.1 One of the rounds hit a Walnut Bend resident, Al-Jumaili, in the
chest, an... More...
   $0 (07-19-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Dr. Robert Rand Nevada Federal Courthouses

Reno, NV - Reno Doctor Robert Rand Pleads Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter Of Patient And Unlawful Distribution Of Nearly 24,000 Oxycodone Pills

Dr. Robert Rand pleaded guilty today to involuntary manslaughter of a patient and unlawful distribution of oxycodone to another patient, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre for the District of Nevada. At the time of sentencing, Rand ... More...
   $0 (07-19-2017 - NV)

State of New York v. Naeem Davis

New York, NY - Jury Finds Defendant Not Guilty For Subway Death

The State of New York charged Naeem Davis, age 34, with murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for his involvement in the death of Ki-Suck Han who was killed when he was run over by the Q Train in 2012 after he was pushed by Davis during a confrontation on the subway platform.

Davis was videoed tellin... More...
   $0 (07-19-2017 - NY)

Richard and Elizabeth Jones, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Sarah Jones v. CSX Transportation, et al.

Savanah, GA - Jury Finds for Plaintiffs On Wrongful Death Negligence Claim Against CSX

Richard and Elizabeth Jones, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Sarah Jones sued CSX Transportation, et al. on negligence theories claiming that the death of their daughter, who was killed when a CSX train, ran into the movie props that had been placed on the CSX track to shoot a scene for a mo... More...
   $0 (07-17-2017 - GA)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. James B. Bongiorni Washington County Courthouse - Washington, Pennsylvania

Washington, PA - Jury Finds Defendant Not Guilty of Murder or Manslaughter

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged James Bongiorni, age 69, with Second-Degree Murder and Manslaughter for killing Brian Wilbert, age 38, during a confrontation on April 27, 2016. Bongiorni's daughter, Darlo, called her father to come to her home when Wilbert showed up at her place intoxicated.

Bo... More...
   $0 (07-16-2017 - PA)

Justin Daren Buxton v. The State of Texas First Court of Appeals - Texas Courts Aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of fourteen

K.T. dated appellant for several years. She has four children: R.T., C.T., who
is the complainant in this case, J.T., and D.B. Her daughters, R.T., C.T., and J.T.,
all have different fathers, and appellant is the father of D.B. K.T. lived with her own
father during the time that she was dating appellant, and her daughters would spend
the night with her or with appellant, who... More...
   $0 (07-14-2017 - TX)

ARRELL WAYNE FREDERICK v. THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA Oklahoma man sentenced to death after being convicted of killing mother

On March 26, 2011, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Da'Jon Diggs arrived at the home of her grandmother, Connie Frederick (hereinafter referred to as the deceased). The deceased was 85 years old and had been deaf and mute her entire life. She lived in the same house in northeast Oklahoma City in which she had raised six children. Ms. Diggs attended college in another city but frequently stopped by to ... More...   $0 (07-13-2017 - OK)


When Hodge agreed with the State to enter a guilty plea to an amended charge, she signed a petition seeking the district court's acceptance of her guilty pleas to amended charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. In this petition, Hodge asserted that she understood the charges against her, the maximum punishment for the charges, and her constitutional rights concerning a not guil... More...   $0 (07-12-2017 - KS)


Defendant was charged with criminal threat for statements he made to Cody Bonham at the Kwik Shop in Lawrence, Kansas, where Bonham worked. Defendant

frequented the Kwik Shop and had a long-standing habit of talking with Bonham and another employee, Neil Iles, while there. Defendant knew Bonham's father was a member of the sheriff's department.

On this occasion, Defend... More...
   $0 (07-10-2017 - KS)


Gary R. Comstock appeals from his sentences in case Nos. 13 CR 1376 and 15 CR 315. He claims that the district court (1) erred in scoring two pre-1993 Kansas burglary convictions as person felonies and (2) abused its discretion in the inadequate extent of the durational departure the court granted.

Comstock has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1978. He has 35 prior convi... More...
   $0 (07-10-2017 - KS)


In June 2010, Risa Lofton and Ryan Lofton were married but not living together. While she was at Ryan's house, the two began to argue because she told Ryan that she was going to leave with Macomber. Ryan did not want her to go. Risa sent Macomber a text message asking him to come pick her up.

Macomber arrived and parked in the driveway behind another car. He stayed inside his car. Wh... More...
   $0 (07-10-2017 - KS)

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