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Steven Skinner v. State of Tennessee

In 1999, Petitioner was involved in the murder of two victims. State v. Steve Skinner (Skinner I), No. W2003-00887-CCA-R3-CD, 2005 WL 468322 at *1 (Tenn. Crim. App. Feb. 28, 2005), perm. app. denied (Tenn. June 27, 2005). During the course of the trial, the jury found that Petitioner, along with Marcus Boyd, Calvin Wardlow, Calvin Boyd, and Michael Brown, conspired to murder the victimsafter theyl... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Tre Desean Bell

On the morning of August 2, 2013, after learning that his ex-girlfriend was in a relationship with the victim, Delano Blair, the Defendant approached and fired several shots at the victim and killed him. The Defendant was indicted by a Davidson County grand jury for first degree murder, and following a jury trial, he was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to six years imprisonment ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

JOHN R. JACKSON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

A Montgomery County jury convicted the Petitioner of two counts of facilitation of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated burglary, one count of facilitation of theft
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of property over $500, and one count of aggravated sexual battery. On direct appeal, this court summarized the evidence presented at the Petitioner’s August 2012 trial as follows: [K.M.]1 testified t... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. TERRANCE TIMMONS, JR.

Appellant was indicted in the underlying cases for drug-related offenses occurring in
August and October 2016. Appellant entered guilty pleas to some of the charges, with the
remaining counts being nolled. He was sentenced to a total aggregate prison term on all three
cases of 14.5 years.
{¶3} In Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-611004-A, appellant pled guilty to the following
c... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- WALTER RENZ

In the summer of 2015, appellant and his girlfriend, Linda Buckner, were the
next-door neighbors of Patsy Hudson, who lived alone at 284 Spring Street in Mansfield,
Ohio. Hudson, then in her early sixties and on disability, was known to rescue and take
care of a large number of cats in or around her house. Her adult son, Lonnie Clevenger,
drove trucks for a living, but he peri... More...
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State of Minnesota vs. Antionette Rie Johnson

On June 12, 2016, at 8 p.m., Daryl Curtis shot and killed Renaldo McDaniel in the
parking lot of an auto parts store in Saint Paul. See State v. Curtis, 905 N.W.2d 609, 612–
14 (Minn. 2018). Police obtained surveillance footage from a nearby Walmart and a
childcare center. The footage from Walmart showed that, before the shooting, Curtis was
accompanied by two women, T.S. and... More...
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NATHANIEL YANCEY JR. vs. STATE OF IOWA

On November 25, 2011, an altercation occurred in the parking lot at Valley
West Mall in Des Moines. Witnesses heard gun shots and saw a person firing a
gun. One witness reported the incident to the West Des Moines Police and later
identified Yancey as the shooter in a photo array. Another witness identified the
shooter by race. Another witness provided the police with a lic... More...
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Vincent McFadden v. State of Missouri

The detailed facts are set out in Mr. McFadden’s prior appeals and will be repeated here only insofar as they are relevant to his postconviction claims. On May 15, 2003, Eva Addison1 was at Maggie Jones’ house on Blakemore in Pine Lawn when Mr. McFadden arrived at the house with a friend.2 Eva and Mr. McFadden had a child together. When Mr. McFadden got out of the car, he kissed the child, ... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - MO)

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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William Clyde Gibson v. State of Indiana

This appeal stems from Gibson’s murder of Hodella. However, resolution of this case necessitates an account of the facts and procedural history surrounding Gibson’s murders of two other women, Stephanie Kirk and Christine Whitis. As such, we set forth an account of the facts and procedural history of all three murders. [4] On October 10, 2002, Hodella met Gibson at a bar located in Jefferso... More...   $0 (07-18-2018 - IN)

Hugh Edward Turner v. The State of Texas

The trial evidence supported the following facts:

The complainant, twenty-one year old Andrew (“Drew”) Johnson, was fatally stabbed at
around 12:45 a.m. on July 4, 2015. The stabbing took place outside a 7-Eleven store in northeast
Dallas.
Two witnesses to the incident testified at trial. One was Johnson’s friend Shawn Williams,
who testified to the following facts:... More...
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Keysha Keyyor Tugler v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals of Texas

At a convenience store at 1:20 a.m. on June 18, 2016, a night manager had just finished
with a transaction involving a female customer. A delivery driver was also present making a
delivery. At that moment, two individuals ran into the store brandishing guns. Both gunmen had
their faces covered, one with black-and-white fabric and the other with a mask. The assailants
took t... More...
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Scott Robinett v. City of Indianapolis, et al. Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Scott Robinett and the City of Indianapolis were codefendants in a civil-rights action. Robinett, a police officer, was accused of failing to intervene in an escalating domestic dispute between two fellow police officers. The dispute ended violently in a tragic murder-suicide, and the murder victim’s estate asserted claims against Robinett and the City under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Indiana law. They ... More...   $0 (07-17-2018 - IN)

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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Melvin Linn Knox v. The State of Texas

This case began in 1973 with the murder of Donald Rodgers in Knox’s
home.2 At the time of the murder, Donald was fourteen years old and Knox was
fifteen years old. Although the State filed a petition against Knox for Donald’s
murder in 1973, it was dismissed for insufficient evidence and the case went
cold.
In 2015, Jeff Rodgers, Jr., Donald’s older brother, contacted... More...
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Pervis Lee Andrews Jr. v. The State of Texas

Appellant was driving a car in the parking lot of the Lincoln Square
shopping center in Arlington, around 2:00 a.m. when several bars located in the
shopping center were closing. His wife was a passenger in his car. Dustin
McGee was driving a car in the opposite direction, and he turned in front of
appellant’s car so that his passenger, Terrance Jackson, was facing appellant’... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS MONTEZ JOHNSON

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)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSEPH KELVIN ABERANT

We review a defendant’s sentence “under a deferential abuse-of-discretion standard.” Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38, 41 (2007). Under this standard, a sentence is reviewed for both procedural and substantive reasonableness. Id. at 51. In determining procedural reasonableness, we consider whether the district court properly calculated the defendant’s advisory Guidelines range, gave the ... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NC)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - v - EDWIN HERNANDEZ, AKA Scooby, AKA Masacre

The present prosecution arises out of shootings on October 23, 2011, in 3 Central Islip, New York, in which Robert Faber and Curtis Williams were injured. 4 The operative indictment charged Hernandez in six counts, three with respect to each 5 victim. Counts Four and Five alleged that Hernandez, for the purpose of gaining 6 entrance to, and maintaining or increasing his position in, MS-13, atte... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -v-ALVAUN THOMPSON, AKA LP, AKA Legit Pimp, AKA AT

Because Thompson appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after a jury  trial, we “draw the facts from the evidence presented at trial, viewed in the light most  favorable to the government.” United States v. Allen, 864 F.3d 63, 69 n.8 (2d Cir. 2017)  (internal quotation marks omitted).  Thompson began his relationship with the two minor female victims of concern  here—identified as M1 and M2... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )

Jerry Lynn Lofton a/k/a Gerry Lynn Lofton a/k/a Gerry Lofton a/k/a Jerry Loftin a/k/a Jerry Lofton v. State of Mississippi

Edroy James Ballard Jr. was shot and killed on June 3, 2014, in Horn Lake, Mississippi. A DeSoto County grand jury charged Lofton with Ballard’s murder. Lofton was deemed indigent, and Adam Emerson was appointed to represent him. Several months later, Emerson filed a motion to reconsider Lofton’s indigent status. Emerson informed the trial court that Lofton had refused to meet with him and wi... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - FL)

CALVIN LEWIS vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Lewis filed his motion to dismiss in the trial court on August 31, 2017. The court held an evidentiary hearing on the motion on November 3 and November 9, 2017. The court rendered its order denying the motion to dismiss on December 18, 2017. The jury trial in Lewis's first-degree murder case was then scheduled to begin on March 26, 2018. Thereafter, on February 1, 2018, Lewis filed a motion fo... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - FL)

State of Florida v. Budry Michel

Budry Michel was charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, armed
kidnapping, and attempted armed robbery in the shooting death of Lynette Grames
and robbery of Adnan Shafi Dada. The crimes occurred in 1991 when Michel was
sixteen years old. After a jury convicted him of first-degree premeditated murder
and armed robbery, he was sentenced to life imprisonment with the p... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Damarkus Lowe

Following the April 2012 shooting death of William Watson (“the victim”), a Knox County grand jury charged the Defendant, along with Michael May, with the first degree premeditated murder of the victim and two alternative counts of especially aggravated kidnapping involving Myshauna Blair. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-202, 305. The Defendant proceeded to a trial by jury on June 30through July 3,... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

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