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Joe Earl Smith v. The State of Texas

In January 2017, the State indicted Smith for the offense of murder, alleging that he shot
and killed his uncle, Jack Smith.1 Two days after the incident occurred, and following a multi
state search for Smith, he admitted that he had shot Jack multiple times with a shotgun.2 At trial,
various witnesses testified to the events leading up to the shooting, and for the most part, the <... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ZACHARY J. ORTIZ

The facts are undisputed. Around midnight on June 22, 2014, a Lawrence resident called 911 to report the sound of gunshots. Officer Skyler Richardson responded to the call and the caller pointed Richardson to a house on the corner of the street. A man outside the house—Ortiz' father—told Richardson that his son was drunk inside the house. Richardson asked Ortiz' father if he could see his son to m... More...   $0 (06-13-2018 - KS)

ANTHONY MOSCATIELLO vs STATE OF FLORIDA

On February 6, 2001, Gus Boulis, a successful businessman, left his office in Broward County around 9 p.m. As he was heading south on Miami Road, a car stopped in front of him. Boulis stopped his vehicle, and another car pulled in behind Boulis so that he was boxed in. An innocent bystander was in a third car that stopped behind the first two cars. A red Jetta pulled up behind the bystander’s ... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)

James Alfred Jacobsen vs State of Florida

James Alfred Jacobson appeals his conviction for seconddegree murder, arguing that the trial court should have granted his motion for judgment of acquittal. Jacobson contends that the State failed to prove that he acted with ill will, hatred, spite, or evil intent and that the shooting of the victim was an accident. We affirm.
The murder victim, Bryan Edwards, lived across the street fro... More...
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State of Minnesota vs. Miguel Angel Vasquez,

Following a bench trial, the district court found Vasquez guilty of the premeditated
murder of Amber Lechuga. Lechuga and Vasquez shared an apartment in Springfield.
They had been romantically involved and have two children together. The State’s theory
was that Vasquez murdered Lechuga because their relationship had deteriorated, and she
was seeing other men. The State cont... More...
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JONATHAN RYAN HILL V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Officer Eric Woodward of the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office relayed the
following facts constituting probable cause in an affidavit signed on August 20, 2015.

According to Woodward, the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Damascus
residence in the early morning hours of July 10, 2015, for an alleged home invasion.
Deputy Brian Kesterson met the two residents... More...
   $0 (06-02-2018 - AR)

United States of America v. John Ambrosio, a/k/n "Johnny Boy" Eastern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Central Islip, New York

Central Islip, NY - Long-Time Gambino Crime Family Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy

John “Johnny Boy” Ambrosio Supervised Loansharking and Illegal Gambling Operations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Earlier May 31, 2018, in federal court in Central Islip, New York, John Ambrosio, also known as “Johnny Boy,” a member of the Gambino organized crime family of La Cosa N... More...
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Michael Kevin Adams v. The State of Texas

The indictment in this case alleged in part that on September 9, 2013, appellant
intentionally caused the death of the complainant, N.L., by shooting her with a firearm while “in
the course of committing or attempting to commit the offense of retaliation” against her.
A. Pretrial Motion to Suppress Results of Inventory Search of Vehicle
Prior to trial, appellant filed a moti... More...
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United States of America v. Charles William Dove Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond

South Bend, IN - Warsaw, Indiana Man Sentenced For Possessing a Firearm After a Felony Conviction

Charles William Dove, age 34, of Warsaw, Indiana was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for the crime of possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony.

Dove was sentenced to 51 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised r... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher Michael Compton Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, KY - Bowling Green Man Pleads Guilty To Violating Federal Drug And Gun Laws

A Bowling Green, man pleaded guilty to multiple drug and firearm offenses yesterday in United States District Court.

Christopher Michael Compton, 40, admitted to aiding and abetting the knowing and intentional possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and mariju... More...
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United States of America v. Tony Holmes Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, TN - Memphis Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Family Dollar Robberies

A Memphis man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for committing two armed robberies affecting interstate commerce.

According to information presented in court, on September 20, 2016, Tony Holmes, 24, used a sawed-off shotgun to rob two Family Dollar locations within three h... More...
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United States of America v. Trentell Razor and Lareco Brooks Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, TN - Two Memphis Men Sentenced to a Total of 250 Months Imprisonment for Robbing Family Dollar Store

Two Memphis men have been sentenced to a total of 250 months in federal prison for committing an armed robbery affecting interstate commerce. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant for the Western District of Tennessee announced the sentences today.

According to information pr... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. TYRIEK BROWN Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

The primary issue presented in this appeal is
whether the Commonwealth is required to prove a defendant knows
that a firearm in his or her possession is loaded in order to be
convicted of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm under G. L.

After police officers discovered a loaded firearm in the
rear console of a vehicle driven by the defendant, he was
charged ... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS DEXTER ALLEN

On July 30, 2015, a Jefferson Parish Grand Jury indicted defendant, Dexter
Allen, on two counts of second degree murder (counts one and two), violations of
La. R.S. 14:30.1, and 21 counts of simple burglary (counts five through 23), in
violation of La. R.S. 14:62.1 Defendant pled not guilty at his arraignment on
September 11, 2015. On October 11, 2016, the matter proceeded to... More...
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Matthew Gary Richardson v. United States of America Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Petitioner Matthew Richardson appeals the district
court’s denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion to set aside his sentence, challenging his
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No. 17-5517 Richardson v. United States Page 2
designation as an armed career criminal under 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), the Armed Career Criminal
Act (“ACCA”). We AFFIRM.
I. BACKGROUND
In 2012, after attempting to sell a sawed-off shotgu... More...
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Rhonda Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this toxic tort suit, Rhonda Williams appeals the District Court’s grant of summary judgment against her and in favor of Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (“Mosaic”).
* Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, sitting by designation.
Case: 17-10894 Date Filed: 05/14/2018 Page: 1 of 22
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Ms. Williams alleged that toxic substances emitted fr... More...
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Dolores Gutierrez v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

This appeal arises from five class actions brought by bank customers
(“Plaintiffs”) alleging that their banks unlawfully charged them overdraft fees.
These cases have been before this Court multiple times in recent years.1 In this
appeal, Wells Fargo appeals the District Court’s denial of its motion to compel
arbitration with the unnamed Plaintiffs comprising the classes. The Distr... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - FL)

Christroyvius DeJuan Mason v. The State of Texas

On the day of the incident, Mason and his brother, Parris Hughes, were assisting their close
friends, Grundy and Grundy’s brother, Dewey Hale, in moving out of their then-current residence
in Paris, Texas. A squabble between Grundy and Mason arose because Grundy accused Mason of
having stolen a gold medallion necklace from him. The squabble escalated quite quickly and
Mason s... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. IAN B. COLES

Ian Coles pled guilty without a plea agreement to possession of a firearm (a .38
caliber revolver) by a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (2012). He was sentenced
to 120 months in prison. The sentence runs consecutively to a 60-month sentence
previously imposed in the Eastern District of North Carolina for a § 922(g)(1) violation.
The North Carolina offense involved a s... More...
   $0 (05-01-2018 - VA)

KE FRANK NICHOLSON, JR. v. THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

Appellant and his girlfriend, Carrie Lira, traveled from Bethany to Tulsa in late October, 2015, hoping to locate Carrie's missing sister, Kelli. They learned from Antwuan Adamson that Vallon Broadus might be holding Kelli against her will. On the evening of October 21, Appellant, Carrie Lira, and Antwuan Adamson met at Megan Burkett's residence in Tulsa, expecting that Vallon Broadus might be the... More...   $0 (04-29-2018 - OK)

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 Vermont v. Jack Sawyer

Defendant Jack Sawyer appeals the trial court’s decision holding him without bail. Defendant is charged with four separate counts, each predicated on his alleged attempt to commit a crime, and three of which are punishable by life imprisonment. The sole question before this Court is whether the evidence of guilt is great that defendant attempted to commit any of the four charged crimes given the... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - VT)

State of Nebraska v. James Cotton

On August 7, 2015, Cotton shot and killed Trevor Bare.
During the evening prior to the shooting, Bare saw Cotton in
the apartment immediately above his own. Because Cotton and
Bare had a negative history together, Bare confronted Cotton
and an argument ensued. After the initial altercation, Bare and
his girlfriend, McKayla Burnette, left the apartment house. A
couple of hou... More...
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United States of America v. Raul Efrain Lopez District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Boise, ID - Nampa Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

Raul Efrain Lopez Jr., 36, of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty on April 2, 2018 to unlawful possession of a firearm. The indictment alleged that Lopez possessed a firearm after previously being convicted of a felony crime.

According to court documents, in November 2017, law enforcement stopped Lopez while he was driving in Na... More...
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CASEY SHELDON WOODS a/k/a CASEY WOODS v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Doris Tenner and Pierre Tenner were married and lived at Fourteen Hampton Court
in Natchez, Mississippi. Doris’s and Pierre’s marriage became volatile over time and
eventually deteriorated. Some time after Doris and Pierre separated, Doris began dating
Woods in April 2015.
¶5. On May 4, 2015, Pierre called Doris, but she did not answer the phone. Later, Pierre
came home fr... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - MS)

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