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Octavious Lamar Rhymes v. The State of Texas Man convicted in Titus County kidnapping, murder case

After their original plan to plant illicit drugs in Ernest Lee Ibarra, Jr.’s, truck was
abandoned, Johnathan Sanford, Jose Ponse, and Octavious Lamar Rhymes quickly devised another
plan: they would kidnap and murder Ibarra instead. Within hours, they kidnapped Ibarra from his
Titus County home and transported him to some isolated woods in Camp County where he was
shot to deat... More...
   $0 (12-27-2017 - TX)

Deondre Javqueen Jenkins v. The State of Texas Man accused of forcing teen into prostitution

After a jury trial, Jenkins was found guilty and sentenced to twenty-five years of
imprisonment. On appeal, he argues the trial court did not have jurisdiction over his case because
the charging instrument was fatally defective. According to Jenkins, the charging instrument failed
to conform to the Texas Constitution’s definition of an indictment because it did not name “a
pers... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - TX)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. ELTON WILLIAMS State of Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit

David Mejia, Nelson Mejia, and the decedent1 were repairing an automobile
when Elton Williams approached asking for a cigarette. Mr. Williams then
allegedly brandished a gun and demanded their money. A struggle ensued, and the
decedent was shot and killed. David and Nelson detained Mr. Williams until
police arrived.
Mr. Williams was charged with two counts of armed robbe... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. EARL KEITH HARRIS Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On December 4, 2015, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging Defendant with one count of aggravated second degree
battery, in violation of La. R.S. 14:34.7. Defendant pleaded not guilty at his
arraignment on December 7, 2015. Trial commenced on August 24, 2016, before a
six-person jury. However, the next day during trial, the trial court g... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - LA)

STATE OF OHIO v. JOHN K. STEPHENS

Defendant-appellant John K. Stephens appeals his conviction and sentence
for three counts of rape (less than ten years of age), in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b),

{¶ 2} After violating the terms of his probation in Case No. 2013 CR 3550,
Stephens was sentenced to prison for thirty-six months. On May 7, 2015, the trial court
issued an entry granting Stephens judicial ... More...
   $0 (12-23-2017 - OH)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LEONARD OLIVER UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

Leonard Oliver pleaded guilty to attempt to possess with intent to distribute 500
grams or more of cocaine and was sentenced to ten years in prison, the mandatory minimum
sentence for the offense given his criminal record. See 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(B), 846.1
The district court entered its judgment on September 30, 2011. The following year, Oliver
filed a tLeonard Oliver ple... More...
   $0 (12-20-2017 - SC)

KIMBERLY NICOLE CORMIER V. THE STATE OF TEXAS Woman in "Bonnie and Clyde" spree sentenced to life

Cormier met James Nicholas in February 2014. The two began a romantic
relationship. Cormier described Nicholas as kind and attentive at first, but as time
went on, he became controlling and abusive.
Both Cormier and Nicholas had criminal histories. Nicholas was on parole,
having recently been released from prison after being incarcerated for felony
delivery of cocaine a... More...
   $0 (12-20-2017 - TX)

Jeremy Michael Strauser v. The State of Texas Cadena Reeves Justice Center - San Antonio Court of Appeals

The parties dispute which standard of review applies to this appeal. Strauser argues legal
and factual sufficiency standards of review apply, while the State argues the factual-sufficiency
standard is “extinct” and only the Jackson v. Virginia sufficiency standard applies.
In Brooks v. State, 323 S.W.3d 893, 902 (Tex. Crim. App. 2010), the court of criminal
appeals explained t... More...
   $0 (12-18-2017 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DUSTIN BRIAN HILT Case Video Click Below

Hilt's 2010 jury convictions of first-degree premeditated murder, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated robbery arose out of the violent death of his former girlfriend, Keighley Alyea. In State v. Hilt, 299 Kan. 176, 322 P.3d 367 (2014), this court affirmed Hilt's convictions and his grid sentences but vacated his hard 50 life sentence because it was based on fact-finding by a judge, a predicate p... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)

Kenyara Omar Hightower v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Ninth District of Texas at Beaumont

Officer Dawn Leggett with the Conroe Police Department testified that she
was on patrol on March 22, 2015, when she was dispatched to an apartment complex
“in reference to a disturbance with weapons.” According to Officer Leggett, dispatch
gave a description of a man reportedly threatening to shoot the complainant’s
boyfriend, and Officer Leggett saw a man matching the descript... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - TX)

ROBERT PARSONS v. THE DISTRICT COURT OF PUSHMATAHA COUNTY, THE HONORABLE JANA K. WALLACE, ASSOCIATE DISTRICT JUDGE Pushmataha County Courthouse - Antler, Oklahoma

On November 21, 2011, Robert Parsons was charged in Pushmataha County District Court, Case No. CF-2011-146, with one count of first degree murder. According to the probable cause affidavit filed by the investigating officer, Parsons confessed to murdering his friend, Garland Cogburn, by striking him in the head with a hatchet. Simultaneously with the State's Information, an order was entered by ag... More...   $0 (12-14-2017 - OK)

DANIEL P. PARKER v. STATE OF KANSAS Murder in the First Degree

A Riley County jury convicted Daniel Parker of felony murder; the underlying felony offense was criminal discharge of a firearm. Parker was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 20 years. After his direct appeal was denied, he filed a habeas corpus claim alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. He claimed that his trial attorney's representation had been deficient be... More...   $0 (12-08-2017 - KS)

Tanja Vidovic v. City of Tampa Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Jury Awards Former Firefighter On Discrimination Theory

Tanja Vidovic, age 36, sued the City of Tampa on a civil rights theory under 42 U.S.C. 2000e claiming that she was discriminated against because she was pregnant and that the City retaliated against her when she complained.

She claimed that three captains asked her for sex and the city retaliated against her afte... More...
   $245000 (12-08-2017 - FL)

United States of America v. Steven Paul Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - North Suburban Chiropractor Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Billing Insurance Carrier for Medically Unnecessary Treatment

A chiropractor who owned several clinics in the north suburbs of Chicago was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for billing an insurance carrier for medically unnecessary or nonexistent services.

As a licensed chiropractor and owner of... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - IL)

Department of Forestry and Fire Protection v. Eunice E. Howell

A wildfire started in Plumas County on September 3, 2007, and burned
approximately 65,000 acres over the course of multiple weeks. This fire, dubbed the
“Moonlight Fire,” was at the center of several actions filed by plaintiffs Department of
Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), Grange Insurance Association, and multiple
landowners
1 in 2009 and 2010 against defendants Eunic... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - CA)

Joseph R. Elliott v. Board of School Trustees of Madison Consolidate Schools and State of Indiana Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

The Contract Clause of the United States Constitution prohibits States from passing laws “impairing the Obligation of Contracts.” Art. I, § 10, cl. 1. The prohibition is not absolute, but it imposes substantial limits on laws that would undermine existing contractual rights. In 2012, an Indiana law took effect amending the State’s teacher tenure law to cut back on the rights of tenured teachers in... More...   $0 (12-05-2017 - IN)

Debvra Cherkaoui v. City of Quincy District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Debra Cherkaoui ("Cherkaoui"
or "Plaintiff") appeals from the district court's grant of summary
judgment in favor of her former employer, the City of Quincy,
Massachusetts ("City" or "Defendant"), on her claims of employment
discrimination, retaliation, and constructive discharge. She
argues that the district court erred by adopting the magistrate
judge's Report and Recomme... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - WADE J. HENSGEN

On June 6, 2016, the Clermont County Grand Jury returned an indictment
charging Hensgen with two second-degree felonies for illegal manufacturing of
methamphetamine and aggravated possession of methamphetamine, as well as two fifth
degree felonies for possession of heroin and aggravated possession of fentanyl. The
charges arose after Hensgen was found by his mother overdosed on... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - OH)

Quintin Dawson McCleery v. The State of Texas San Angelo Man Arrested After Leading SAPD Detectives on Chase

As set out above, McCleery was charged with assaulting his wife Smart by choking
her. During the trial, the State called to the stand several witnesses, including Smart; Chris Clark
and Rachel Scott, who were married and allowed Smart and McCleery to live with them for a few
months; and Officer Brent Frazier, whom Smart reported the offense to. During Smart’s testimony,
the State... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Dennis Davis Third Court of Appeals, Austin, Texas

Our speedy-trial analysis occurs in the context of a long procedural history
encompassing Davis’s indictment, jury trial resulting in a judgment of his guilt, reversal by the court
of appeals, review by the Court of Criminal Appeals, remand to the district court, and his indictment
being set aside. The facts of the underlying case are set forth in this Court’s 2013 opinion:
Natali... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - TX)

Terry Laverne Schmuck v. The State of Wyoming Kinnear Man Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder

Mr. Schmuck struck his wife, Cindy Schmuck, in the head with a hatchet. The blow fractured her skull and caused an underlying hemorrhage into the brain. The State charged Mr. Schmuck with one count of attempted murder in the first degree. The trial court also instructed the jury on the lesser included offenses of attempted murder in the second degree and attempted voluntary manslaughter.
... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - WY)

Joyce Bartholomew v. Youtube, LLC

We are asked in this case to decide whether a musician stated a claim for libel per
quod against the popular video viewing Web site, YouTube. When YouTube decided to
block access to Joyce Bartholomew’s video, it posted a statement that the video had
violated YouTube’s terms of service, a statement which also provided a hyperlink to a list
of examples and tips, a list YouTube called... More...
   $0 (12-03-2017 - CA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CHARLES E. NELSON Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal - State of Louisiana

On February 1, 2016, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant, Charles E. Nelson, with possession with intent to
distribute cocaine in violation of La. R.S. 40:967 A (count one); possession with
intent to distribute hydrocodone in violation of La. R.S. 40:967 A (count two);
possession with intent to distribute Alprazolam in violation... More...
   $0 (12-01-2017 - LA)

LaDonna Johnson v. The State of Texas Lubbock mother gets 8-year prison sentence in child’s hot grease attack

Appellant initially contends that the evidence was insufficient to support the
verdict. We overrule the issue.
Through count two of the indictment, the State alleged that appellant “did then
and there intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause bodily injury to [the child] . . . by
burning the [child] and the defendant did then and there use or exhibit a deadly weapon,
... More...
   $0 (11-30-2017 - TX)

Ruben Lee Allen v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals For The First District of Texas

Kannan Rajan, the complainant, testified that as the pharmacist at the BZ
Pharmacy in Harris County, Texas, he was responsible for handling the money in
the pharmacy’s cash register, the prescription medications, and other property of the
pharmacy. On September 11, 2015, while his assistant technician was on break and
he was alone in the pharmacy, the complainant went to the r... More...
   $0 (11-30-2017 - TX)

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