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United States of America v. Velma White Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Cynthia Fletcher, et al. v. State of Mississippi and Simpson County School District

Velma White, 32, of Jackson, pled guilty today before Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to four counts of using a communications facility, a cellphone, to carry out a murder for hire plot.

On August 23, 2017, White contacted, via text messages from her cellular telephon... More...
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State of Georgia v. Devoe Randall

Decatur, GA - Defendant Found Guilty of Aggravated Battery With a Firearm

The State of Georgia charged Devoe Randall, age 26, with aggravated battery with a firearm, attempted first-degree murder and being an armed habitual criminal for his involvement in the shooting of a 27-year-old man outside a gas station on July 9, 2017. ... More...
   $0 (02-19-2018 - GA)

State of Florida v. Nikolas Jacob Cruz Broward County Courthouse - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Nikolas Cruz Charged With 17 Counts of Capital Murder

Court Docket:

Broward County Case Number: 18001958CF10A
State Reporting Number: 062018CF001958A88810
Court Type: Capital Homicide
Case Type: Capital Homicide - Report Purposes
Filing Date: 02/15/2018
Case Status: Pending
Court Location: Central Courthouse
Judge ID / Name: Scher... More...
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Ray A. Shetler, Jr. Westmoreland County Courthouse - Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Greensburg, PA - Jury Finds Defendant Accused of Murder Not Guilty

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged Ray Shetler, Jr. with first-degree murder and third-degree murder for killing a polic officer who responded to a domestic violence call in Westmoreland County in 2015.

Shetler's girlfriend domestic violence 911 call.

Officer Lloyd Reed responded to the call and ord... More...
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United States of America v. Dwaine Collymoore Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

New York, NY - Armed Robber Pleads Guilty To Murder

DWAINE COLLYMORE, a/k/a “Twin,” pled guilty on February 16, 2018 to murdering Carlos Vargas, and shooting at a second man, during an attempted robbery on April 28, 2016, inside 2466 Marion Avenue in the Bronx, New York. COLLYMORE faces a maximum term of life in prison, and will be sentenced before Chief United States District Judge Coll... More...
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United States of America v. Benito Valdez Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia

Washington, DC - Virginia Man Found Guilty of Murder and Other Charges for Triple Homicide in Northeast Washington in 1991

Shootings Took Place in Langdon Park Following Drug Dispute

Benito Valdez, 47, formerly of Arlington, Va., was found guilty by a jury today of multiple counts of first-degree murder while armed and other charges for killing three people in 1991 in Northeast W... More...
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United States of America v. Dwaine Collymoore, a/k/a "Twin" Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Armed Robber Pleads Guilty To Murder

DWAINE COLLYMORE, a/k/a “Twin,” pled guilty on February 16, 2018 to murdering Carlos Vargas, and shooting at a second man, during an attempted robbery on April 28, 2016, inside 2466 Marion Avenue in the Bronx, New York. COLLYMORE faces a maximum term of life in prison, and will be sentenced before Chief United States District Judge Coll... More...
   $0 (02-16-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Arthur Charles Smith, a/k/a Marvon Anderson Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Arthur Smith was sentenced as a career offender based in part
on his prior North Carolina state conviction for common-law robbery. In this appeal, he
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No. 16-6720 United States v. Smith Page 2
contends that North Carolina common-law robbery does not qualify as a “crime of violence”
within the meaning of § 4B1.1(a) of the United States Sentencing Guidelines. This is the second<... More...
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Daryl Lynn Higdon v. United States of America Eastern District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Greeneville, Tennessee

Daryl Higdon was sentenced as an armed career criminal based in part on a North Carolina conviction for discharging a firearm into an occupied structure.
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No. 17-5027 Higdon v. United States Page 2
The question here is whether that offense—which requires an application of force to an occupied structure, but not to the occupants themselves—nonetheless counts as an offense that involves... More...
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United States of America v. Antoine Darrell Smith Middle District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Greensboro, North Carolina

The district court held that the North Carolina crime of voluntary manslaughter is a violent felony under the force clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(B)(i). We agree, and affirm the enhanced sentence imposed on Antoine Smith as a result.
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Antoine Smith pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride in violation o... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Jacob Patrick Krafft Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Jacob Patrick Krafft with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 10/21/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
KRAFFT, JACOB PATRICK
Docket
Date Code Description Count Party Amount
10-31-2016 TEXT

CRIMINAL FELONY INITIAL FILING.
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State of Florida v. Donald Smith Duval County Courthouse - Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, FL - Jury Convicts Defendant In 14 Minute on Murder and Rape Charges

The State of Florida charged Donald Smith, age 61, with kidnap, sexual battery and first-degree murder in the kiddnapping, raping and murdering of Cherish Perrywinkle, age 8.

The State charged that Smith introduced himself as a good Samaritan to the mother of the child at a Wal-Mart Store and offer... More...
   $0 (02-15-2018 - FL)

State of Minnesota v. Ricky Darnell Waiters Winona County Courthouse - Bloomington, Minnesota

Bloomington, MN - Jury Finds Man Guilty of Murder

The State of Minnesota charged Ricky Darnell Waiters with murder for killing one man and seriously injuring another in 2016.

The State charged by Waiters shot into a crow killing Robert Johnson, age 53.

She shooting occurred outside the EB's Corner Bar shortly after 1 a.m. on July 27th.

Defendant claimed that the... More...
   $0 (02-14-2018 - MN)

State of Florida v. Jefty Claude Joseph Palm Beach County Courthouse - Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach, FL - Jury Takes 15 Minutes To Convict Man of Murder

The State of Florida charged Jefty Claude Joseph with first-degree murder, Kidnapping and robbery for the 2013 munder of a Gustav o Cabral, 31.... More...
   $0 (02-14-2018 - FL)

State of Florida v. Sanel Saint Simon Orange County Courthouse - Orlando, Florida

Orlando, FL - Jury Finds Defendant Guilty of Killing Girlfriend's Daughter


The State of Florida charged Sanel Saint Simon with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and false statements to law enforcement in the murder in 2014 of Alexandria Chery.

The victim was Simon's girlfriend's daughter.

The State produced evidence that Simon borrowed his uncle's car to ... More...
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State of Ohio v. Christopher Whitaker Cuyahoga County Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - The State of Ohio charged Christopher Whitaker with aggravated murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges in the death of Alianna Defreeze, age 14.

Whitaker admitted that he committed the crimes.

Charges:

INDICT
2903.01.B
AGGRAVATED MURDER

INDICT
2903.01.B
AGGRAVATED MURDER

INDICT
2903.01.B
AGGRAVATED MURDER... More...
   $0 (02-13-2018 - OH)

Linde, et al. v. Arab Bank, P.C. Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

The sixteen named plaintiffs on this consolidated appeal are
victims, or the relatives of victims, of three terrorist attacks
perpetrated in Israel by Hamas between March 2002 and June 2003.
Together with hundreds of other alleged victims and the surviving
relatives of victims of alleged Hamas attacks, the named plaintiffs
commenced actions in the United States District Court f... More...
   $0 (02-13-2018 - NY)

Franklin Grammer, Jr. v. M. Sauers, Warden, Ellsworth Correctional Facility; Attorney General of Kansas District of Kansas Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

In June 2009, Franklin L. Grammer, Jr., killed his ex-wife, Betty Grammer
(Betty). On that day, she was painting a house in Johnson County, Kansas, with Jeff
Robinson and Samuel Shanks. Grammer walked up to her, put her in a headlock, and
shot her in the head. He then walked across the front yard of the residence holding the
gun in a ready position apparently looking for Robinson a... More...
   $0 (02-12-2018 - KS)

State of Oklahoma v. Alan Dale Brower Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Watonga, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Alan Dale Brower with:

1. MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 OS 701.7

2. POSSESSION OF C.D.S.

3. BURGLARY IN THE SECOND DEGREE, in violation of 21 OS 1435

Docket
Date Code Description Count Party Amount
01-09-2017

FIL & ENT INFORMATION

Document Available at Court Cl... More...
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United States of America v. Rhyan Leigh Smith District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Porland, OR - Warm Springs Woman Pleads Guilty to Assault with Intent to Commit Murder of Two Family Members

Rhyan Leigh Smith, 26, of Warm Springs, Oregon, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to two counts of assault with the intent to commit murder in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a) and 1153, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence in violation ... More...
   $0 (02-10-2018 - OR)

State of North Dakota v. Lamar Putney Williams County Courthouse - Williston, North Dakota

Williston, ND - Jury Finds Defendant Not Guilty

The State of North Dakota charged Lamar Putney with two counts of murder for killing Diandra Lott and Fonzell Washinton in May of 2016.

Defendant pled self-defense claiming that they decedents attempted to rob him.

Putney had a car for sale, which the men claimed they were interested in buying. He claimed that Lott asked ... More...
   $0 (02-10-2018 - ND)

The People of California v. Luis Bracamontes Sacramento County Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Sacramento, CA - Jury Convicts Defendant of First-Degree Murder For Killing Two Deputies

The People of the State of California charged Luis Bracamontes with two counts of first-degree murder and multiple other felony counts for killing two Sacramento County deputies in 2014.

Bracamontes' wife was also charged in conjunction with the killings of Sacramento sheriff's Deputy Danny ... More...
   $0 (02-10-2018 - CA)

Eric Greene, a/k/a Jarmaine Q. Trice Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eric Greene appeals from the denial of his motion to vacate the final judgment entered against him in his habeas corpus challenge to the validity of his 1996 state court conviction on charges of second degree murder, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery. At the core of this appeal is whether the failure to properly present to the state courts a claim that Greene’s direct appeal counsel was in... More...   $0 (02-09-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Danielle Dana Layman Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Ponca City Woman Pleads Guilty to Possessing Ricin

DANIELLE DANA LAYMAN, 37, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, has pleaded guilty to possessing the toxin ricin.

According to a complaint filed on July 1, 2017, Layman used craigslist to locate someone interested in a "10 day gig overseas." On May 9, 2017, she met in Ponca City with a person who responded to the craigs... More...
   $0 (02-09-2018 - OK)

State of Missouri v. Jeffrey L. Bruner Jasper County Courthouse - Carthage, Missouri

Defendant Jeffrey L. Bruner appeals his convictions on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action, alleging the circuit court erred by refusing to submit a self-defense instruction. This Court recently reaffirmed in State v. Smith, 456 S.W.3d 849, 852 (Mo. banc 2015), that if substantial evidence is presented of the elements of self-defense, then the issue is injected and self-defens... More...   $0 (02-08-2018 - MO)

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