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State of Missouri v. Alok Kumar Rohra

Rohra pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, § 571.070,
one count of possession of marijuana, §195.202, and possession of drug paraphernalia,
§195.233. The state charged Rohra with unlawful possession of a firearm for knowingly
possessing a firearm after being "convicted of the felonies of possession of a controlled
substance [Ecstasy] and unlawful pos... More...
   $0 (05-03-2018 - MO)

MELCHIZEDEK SHABAZZ V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

On the morning of May 23, 2016, Howard County Deputy Sheriff Joey Davis stopped
Shabazz’s vehicle for speeding. Deputy Davis smelled the odor of “green” marijuana and saw
several small pieces of a green, leafy substance—possibly marijuana—on the console. Shabazz
admitted to Deputy Davis that he smoked marijuana earlier that morning and that there was
some marijuana in the car. H... More...
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JORDAN WILLIAMS v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

This case is before us for a second time after we initially ordered rebriefing. Williams
v. State, 2017 Ark. App. 663. Jordan Williams was convicted by a jury in the Hempstead
County Circuit Court of two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated
residential burglary, one count of first-degree battery, two counts of second-degree battery,
one count of interference with... More...
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State of Kentucky v. Austin Moore

Frankfort, KY - Jury Finds Young Man Guilty of Manslaughter

The State of Kentucky charged Austin Moore, age 20, with second-degree murder, first-degree wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs resulting in an accident that caused the death of Alyssa Hutcherson, 18, and injuring another teen.

The State claimed that he drank alcohol, sm... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel E. Saad District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Following a fourteen-day jury
trial, Daniel E. Saad was convicted of arson, wire fraud, and the
use of fire in furtherance of a federal felony. Saad, who
testified, appeals from these convictions, which stem from a
November 30, 2014 fire that gutted Snow's Clam Box, a restaurant
he owned in Glocester, Rhode Island. He was sentenced to fifteen
years in prison.
Saad's pri... More...
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United States of America v. Richard Monroe United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Rutland, VT - Richard Monroe Pleads Guilty In Connection With The Death of Kevin DeOliveira

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that, on April 18, 2018, Richard Monroe, age 25, pleaded guilty in United States District Court in Rutland, Vermont, to possessing firearms in furtherance of his cocaine trafficking and to discharging a handgun and killing ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROBERT ALEXANDER United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The following facts, which are drawn from the record of the suppression
hearing, are largely undisputed.
Alexander lived in a narrow house on Staten Island. The front of the house
faced the street, and a short set of stairs led directly from the sidewalk to the
front door. The property also included an 84-foot-long driveway that ran
perpendicular to the street and alongside the... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. AKEEM DAVIS

On April 25, 2011, Davis was indicted for the rape and kidnapping of twelve
year old N.L. A warrant on the indictment was issued. Davis was arrested in Minnesota
and returned to Ohio on April 29, 2011. Thereafter, defense counsel was appointed and
discovery was conducted. Appointed counsel filed a notice of alibi on July 6, 2011.
Davis was released from jail on his own re... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. BRYSON WILLIAMS

Bryson Williams appeals from his conviction and sentence on one count of
murder (proximate result of felonious assault) with a firearm specification and one count
of discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises.1
{¶ 2} Williams advances three assignments of error. First, he challenges the
weight of the evidence to sustain his convictions. Second, he alleges ineffective... More...
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MARTIN SHANE MOON vs. STATE OF IOWA

In August 1990, Kevin Dickson was shot and killed. Nine years
later, the State charged Martin Moon and Casey Brodsack with first
degree murder. Brodsack pled guilty to second-degree murder in
exchange for testifying truthfully at Moon’s trial. 1See Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83, 87, 83 S. Ct. 1194, 1196–97 (1963) (“[T]he suppression by the ... More...
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Bevaughn Rogers v. The State of Texas

Appellant was arrested and indicted for aggravated sexual assault with a deadly weapon. In 2014, Appellant entered a negotiated plea agreement for a plea of “guilty” in exchange for a recommended punishment of deferred adjudication community supervision for four years. The trial court accepted Appellant’s plea, and in accordance with the agreement, placed Appellant on deferred community supervis... More...   $0 (04-30-2018 - TX)

Blayne William Brooks v. The State of Texas

The State told the story of the drug sale gone wrong through several of the participants.
Because this appeal deals with accomplice, and possible accomplice witness testimony, where
necessary we indicate who testified to what at each juncture of the crime.
The Brokered Drug Deal
Haden Swagerty and his fiancé, Whitney O’Brien, were something akin to brokers in the
drug tr... More...
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D'Arquez Quajon Tennon v. The State of Texas

In July 2016, a Hopkins County grand jury returned an indictment against Tennon charging
him with the offense of manslaughter. The indictment stated,
D[’]ARQUEZ TENNON, hereinafter styled defendant, on or about the 5th day of June, 2016, and before the presentment of this indictment, in said County and State, did then and there recklessly cause the death of an individual, namely, Enriqu... More...
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Princess White v. The State of Texas

On April 23, 2014, appellant gave birth to a healthy baby boy, K.S.; he weighed six pounds,
nine ounces. On December 2, 2014, K.S. died; he weighed approximately seven pounds, which
+was at least ten pounds less than the appropriate weight for a child of that age. Post-mortem
photographs of K.S.’s body showed a severely emaciated infant with shrunken skin and bones
sticking out... More...
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Jason Allen Strutz v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that Charles Goodwin, a gas station attendant at H.E.B.
supermarket, observed a brown car fueling at one of the pumps. The car started to leave without
paying, so Goodwin exited the booth, approached the car, and asked the driver to pay for the gas.
Goodwin said that the driver ignored him, and, as the car drove off, Goodwin banged on the roof of
the car a... More...
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Ronald Foster v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

Foster began a romantic relationship with Kim (a pseudonym) during the
spring of 2016. They lived together for about four months. In June, Kim became
pregnant, but she miscarried in September. By then, Foster and Kim were no longer
together, but “still had feelings” for each other.
In late September, Foster called Kim. He told her that she could pick up her
belonging... More...
   $0 (04-29-2018 - TX)

LEE ANDREW MITCHELL-PENNINGTON v. STATE OF KANSAS

A jury found Mitchell-Pennington guilty of three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated burglary. He appealed and our court affirmed the convictions in State v. Mitchell-Pennington, No. 103,094, 2011 WL 4031485, (Kan. App. 2011) (unpublished decision). As found by our court:

"In the early morning hours of October 5, 2008, Jeremy Mireles, Emilio Alva, and Joshua Little ... More...
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JOHN PAUL HOLLAND v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2009, Holland was convicted by a jury of eight drug-related crimes. The facts and the charges were set forth in detail by a panel of this court in State v. Holland, No. 102,795, 2011 WL 135022, at *1-2 (Kan. App. 2011) (unpublished opinion). Following
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remand for resentencing and a second appeal of the new sentences, the Kansas Supreme Court ultimately affirmed Holland's senten... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. MARCUS G. BUTLER

Shortly after 7 p.m. on January 9, 2013, Kevin Smith returned home from work to the apartment he shared with his fiancée, Demetria Hunter, in Wyandotte County. When Smith arrived, he discovered a vehicle parked in his spot. Hunter and Smith's neighbors had a history of parking in their stalls and making loud noises. Smith saw a white male— later identified as Clint Schierbaum—exiting the neighbori... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - KS)

STATE OF MONTANA v. PHILIP RAE GRIBBLE

Pursuant to Section I, Paragraph 3(c), Montana Supreme Court Internal Operating
Rules, this case is decided by memorandum opinion and shall not be cited and does not
serve as precedent. Its case title, cause number, and disposition shall be included in this
Court’s quarterly list of noncitable cases published in the Pacific Reporter and Montana
Reports.
¶2 Philip Gribble ... More...
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STATE OF MONTANA v. PATRICK TERRY FLOWERS

During routine patrol near Stevensville, Montana, in December 2014, Deputy
Jason Jones of the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office stopped a pickup that had an expired
registration. Flowers was driving the vehicle and Hill sat in the front passenger seat.
Deputy Jones asked for Flowers’s driver’s license and other documentation. After
checking for active warrants for both Flowers... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHARLES FLORES United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

When reviewing the denial of a motion to suppress, we
"take the facts as the trial court found them, consistent with
record support, adding uncontradicted facts where appropriate."
United States v. Almonte-Báez, 857 F.3d 27, 29 (1st Cir.
2017)(internal citation omitted).
This case has its genesis in a tip received by Thomas
Pappas, a Maine state trooper with thirteen... More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. TODD DORN

We are called upon to determine whether defendant Todd
Dorn’s right to a grand jury presentment under the New Jersey
Constitution was violated when the trial court permitted the
State, on the eve of trial, to increase the charge in count two
of defendant’s indictment from a third-degree to a second-degree
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drug offense. We are also asked whether it was proper ... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Christopher Joel Hartwell

The case arises from the Defendant’s manufacturing and distributing stanozolol, a schedule III controlled substance. According to the State’s recitation of the facts at the guilty plea hearing,
[O]n March 20[th] of 2014, this is specifically in regard to C-22683, agents of the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force did conduct a search warrant on the Defendant’s residence. Defendant’s residence did... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Robert Landon Webster

The Appellant was charged with three counts of selling .5 grams or more of cocaine, one of which was within a school zone, based upon transactions with Phillip Williams who was working as a confidential informant with the Elizabethton Police Department.
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At trial, Corporal John Bulla with the Elizabethton Police Department testified as an expert in the field of narcotic... More...
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