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United States of America v. Prempeh Ernest Agyemang Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - Justice Department Secures the Denaturalization of Individual Convicted of Sexual Abuse by a Substitute Parent/Custodian

On August 8, 2018, Chief Judge James C. Dever III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina entered an order that revoked the naturalized U.S. citizenship of a child sex offender, restrained and enjoined him from claiming any ri... More...
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Bryan Manning v. Donald Caldwell Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Virginia law criminalizes the possession, purchase, or consumption of alcohol by someone who has been interdicted by a Virginia court. Interdiction is a civil order designating that a person is a “habitual drunkard” or has been convicted of driving while intoxicated. In this case, a group of homeless people suffering from alcoholism challenged the constitutionality of Virginia’s interdiction statu... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - VA)

STATE OF OHIO v. CALEB JACOBS

Jacobs was convicted in 2013 of felonious assault, assault, and escape. (Doc. No. 42). On April 1, 2013, he was sentenced to an aggregate term of four and one-half years’ imprisonment. (Doc. No. 45). At the sentencing hearing, the trial court notified Jacobs that “it is mandatory that after your prison sentence, * * * you will be on post-release control under the authority of the parole a... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. STEVEN H. MILLER, III

On February 27, 2017, an indictment was filed charging Miller with one count of felonious assault, a second degree felony, and one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. These charges were based on allegations that on February 21, 2017, Miller knowingly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to another by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance. The felonious ass... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JAMES F. COYLE

On February 1, 2017, Coyle’s wife, Erin Coyle, filed a report with the Butler Township Police Department in which she alleged that, the night before, Coyle had physically abused and forcibly restrained her in their residence during a protracted marital dispute; she also alleged that, during a previous dispute on January 23, 2017, Coyle had destroyed a laptop computer belonging to her employer.... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. TIMOTHY E. BRADLEY

Timothy E. Bradley appeals from his conviction and sentence following a
guilty plea to one count of attempted felonious assault, a third-degree felony.
{¶ 2} Bradley advances two assignments of error related to the 30-month prison
sentence he received. First, he contends the trial court violated the purposes of felony
sentencing. Specifically, he asserts that the trial court “e... More...
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State of Minnesota vs. Daniel Joseph Decker

In the summer of 2014, 14-year-old M.J. babysat for a couple that she met through
her sister. During that same summer, Decker moved into the couple’s home, and he and
M.J. became friends on Facebook. At the time, Decker was 34 years old, and was aware
of M.J.’s age.
On September 8, 2014, Decker sent M.J. a video via Facebook Messenger at 12:51
a.m. The video showed o... More...
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Lara Carlson v. University of New England District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

The district court entered
summary judgment against Dr. Lara Carlson, a faculty member, on
her claim of retaliation under Title VII and the Maine Human Rights
Act (MHRA) against her employer, the University of New England
(UNE). Carlson alleges that, after she complained to UNE about
sexual harassment by her department chair and supervisor, Dr. Paul
Visich, the school retal... More...
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Donna Kay Steggall v. The State of Texas

In her first issue, Steggall complains that this Court should reinstate factual sufficiency review and find that the evidence was factually insufficient for her to have committed the offenses for which she was convicted. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, in Brooks v. State, 323 S.W.3d 893, 912 (Tex. Crim. App. 2010), abandoned the factual-sufficiency standard in criminal cases. Brooks v. ... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Chris Anthony Platero v. The State of Texas

In July 2016, Appellant, Chris Anthony Platero, was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for five years for aggravated assault, a second degree felony.1 Seven months later, the State filed a motion to adjudicate guilt and revoke community supervision for violation of the condition prohibiting him from owning or 1 TEX. PEN... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Kelly Goley v. The State of Texas

Pursuant to an open plea, Appellant, Kelly Goley, was convicted of two counts1 of sexual assault of a child2 and sentenced to concurrent terms of twenty years confinement.

Appellant’s appointed counsel, Ms. Lorna McMillion, filed a notice of appeal from the judgments. On May 8, 2018, Mr. Nicholas Vitolo filed a notice of appearance and designation as lead counsel with this court, stat... More...
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Bradley Curtis Kougher v. The State of Texas

A Hopkins County jury convicted Bradley Curtis Kougher of indecency with a child by contact.1 See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 21.11(a)(1) (West Supp. 2017). In accordance with the jury’s verdict, the trial court sentenced Kougher to twenty years’ imprisonment. In a single point of error raised on appeal, Kougher argues that the trial court erred in admitting testimony of K.B. and J.D. under Arti... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Leonard Mornes v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed Jacqueline Armstead and Brigitte Manning at his home in Dallas, Texas on July 8, 2015. Armstead’s fifteen-year-old daughter Ja’Kaline Evans testified appellant, Manning, and Armstead were “hanging out,” smoking crack cocaine, and drinking beer at Armstead’s house that afternoon. Appellant, Manning, and Armstead left together after an hour or an hour and a half; Armst... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Shundale Taylor v. The State of Texas

On March 29, 2016, Antoine Hodge was shot once in the chest outside an apartment complex at 5880 Bernal in Dallas, Texas. Antoine, with his brother Chevis,2 was at the complex to witness a fight between two women, Dajee Dillard3 and Jelicia Linwood.4 Antoine subsequently died of his wound. The ballistics expert testified the bullet that killed Antoine was fired from appellant’s gun. The fight... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Adam Harris Milligan v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for multiple offenses involving the same complainant including aggravated kidnapping, burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony, and several counts of aggravated sexual assault. Appellant requested counsel and counsel was appointed to represent him on August 10, 2015. The offenses were complicated. Numerous pretrial filings, notices of

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Shawn Braden v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, appellant contends the trial court erred in permitting the forensic
interviewer, Tracy Ramirez, to testify as a second outcry witness when she allegedly provided
testimony regarding the same event as the first outcry witness, Kristi Hoggatt, the child’s
grandmother. Appellant argues that this violated article 38.072 of the Texas Code of Criminal
Procedure.... More...
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Roger Trudell Davis v. The State of Texas

On November 3, 2014, Rainn Guerrero and Jonathan Canady were asleep at Guerrero’s
house when a man outside started knocking on the window to the bedroom. After Guerrero and
Canady awoke, Guerrero asked the man outside to identify himself. According to Guerrero, the
man responded, “OJ,” which is the nickname of Guerrero’s ex-boyfriend, Davis. The man tried to
crawl through the w... More...
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Roger Saldana v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Performance Marketing If It Does Not Work, It Is Free!

In May 2015, Saldana was stopped by Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jason Sanchez for driving on an improved shoulder of the road. According to Trooper Sanchez, this stop was the third time he had encountered Saldana during a traffic stop. During the two prior stops, Saldana was the passenger and the drivers were arrested; one for possession of cocaine, and the other for possession o... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

Robert Isreal v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that appellant and Stacey Smith were involved in a romantic
relationship for several years. They lived together for two years, but their relationship was “bumpy”
at times, and appellant moved out when he began a relationship with another woman. Evidence at
trial reflected that the incident forming the basis of the instant offenses occurred approximately twoMore...
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Michael David Holley v. The State of Texas

At trial, Emily Howard, Holley’s granddaughter, testified that Holley showed her 1
images of nude women on a silver computer multiple times when she was around 12 or 13 years
old. She also testified that Holley told her, “If you give me a blow job, I’ll treat you like an adult,
or something along those lines.” Emily further testified that, on one occasion, she was riding on a
gol... More...
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Branden Massey v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for shooting Shawn Ruckman, the complainant, three
times with a handgun in the parking lot of an H&R Block in Caldwell County,
Texas. At trial, Ruckman testified that he had a negative relationship with
appellant’s mother, Lana Cochran, due to a previous romantic interaction between
them. Ruckman claimed Cochran had sent men to beat him up several month... More...
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United States of America v. Maliek Kearney District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Army Sergeant Convicted After Federal Trial of Domestic Violence Resulting in the Murder of his Wife
U.S. Army Soldier Was Murdered Near Fort Meade on August 24, 2015

A federal jury today convicted Army Sergeant Maliek Kearney, age 37, of San Antonio, Texas, for interstate travel to commit domestic violence resulting in the death of Karlyn Ramirez, and for using, carry... More...
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Mario Antonio Rivera Rivera v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Receptionist Services Never Miss Another Call With MoreLaw's Receptionists Answering Your Calls

M.P., the complainant, testified that appellant, who was dating her mother,
would watch her and her younger siblings while her mother worked at night. Over
the course of a year, when she was nine or ten years old, he, on numerous
occasions, made her “have sex with him,” penetrating her vagina with his penis.
Although the complainant could not remember the exact number of time... More...
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Dane Edward Weatherford v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices - Downtown Tulsa-- Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law

Appellant met his wife, Tobi, while they were both serving in the military. After leaving the military, appellant taught an ROTC class at North Forest High School, and Tobi worked at a local store. The couple had three children and had discussed adopting another child. The complainant, “Jane,” 2 was fourteen years old and in foster care when she met appellant through the ROTC program where ap... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

CRISTA GRIMWOOD v. CHANNON FARRELL

In October 2016, the district court approved a settlement resolving a business dispute between Grimwood and Farrell that included a mutual restraining order the parties had prepared and asked the court to enter. The district court did enter that mutual restraining order and, not quite six months later, Farrell filed a motion and affidavit asking for an order directing Grimwood to appear and show c... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

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