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Statute of Limitation Law

Tariyon Robinson left the Fort Des Moines Correctional Facility for sixty
days. He subsequently pled guilty to escape. See Iowa Code § 719.4(3) (2015).
On appeal, Robinson argues the district court erred in failing to give him credit for
time served in jail on the escape charge.
An inmate generally is entitled to credit for time served, as follows:
An inmate shall ... More...
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KEITH C. WALKER vs. STATE OF IOWA Iowa Court of Appeals upholds Keith Walker murder conviction

In 1990, Keith Walker was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced
to serve a life term in prison. The supreme court affirmed his conviction on direct
appeal two years later, and procedendo issued in April 1992.
Walker filed a timely application for postconviction relief (PCR) in July
1994. Walker maintained, among other things, that he had information that
“sev... More...
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According to the minutes of evidence, on New Year’s Eve of 2015, Des
Moines police officer Emily Shoff-Salsbery saw the Toyota Camry driven by
Steele turn without signaling. As the officer closed in on the Camry, Steele made
several abrupt turns. Steele then sped through a residential neighborhood.
Before Shoff-Salsbery could activate her lights, Steele drove down a dead-end... More...
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Pattison received his first adult criminal conviction in 1999, according to
the presentence investigation report prepared for this case. Relevant to the
sentencing issue on appeal, in 2002, Pattison was convicted of eluding, a class
“D” felony. In 2004, Pattison was convicted of methamphetamine possession,
second offense. In 2007, Pattison was convicted of possession of mari... More...
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Parks, LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc.; Hillshire Brands Company Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case concerns a trademark that once enjoyed widespread recognition but has since grown considerably weaker. Since the 1950s, Parks Sausage Company has manufactured or licensed sausage under the brand name “PARKS.”1 At one point, PARKS was placed on the Principal Register of trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), but, sometime in the early 2000s, Parks failed to... More...   $0 (07-24-2017 - PA)


Dewann Stone Sr. was convicted of murder in the first degree, in violation
of Iowa Code section 707.2 (2005), for the shooting of Anthony Galvan. This
court affirmed his conviction on direct appeal. See State v. Stone, No. 07-1009,
2008 WL 4724865, at *1 (Iowa Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2008). The facts and
circumstances of the case are set forth in our prior opinion and need not be ... More...
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San Diego County Water Authority v. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) appeals a
judgment holding that the rate it charges for transporting water, or “wheeling,” violates
numerous provisions of law and awarding the San Diego County Water Authority (Water
Authority) substantial damages for having charged that rate in breach of a water
exchange agreement between the two agencies. The Wate... More...
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Because defendant pled guilty, the facts were not fully developed in the
record. However, during the guilty plea colloquy, the State provided the following
factual basis for the guilty plea:
On April 22nd, 2013, Lashawn Davis, Charlie Gumms, Davante Robertson, and Frankie Hookfin decided they would travel to the Lapalco Apartments with multiple firearms for the purpose of making a ... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. MISTY EIERMANN Terrytown woman was killed with 17 blows to head, officer says

On January 15, 2015, a Jefferson Parish Grand Jury indicted defendant,
Misty Eiermann, with second degree murder in violation of La. R.S. 14:30.1 (count
one), obstruction of justice in violation of La. R.S. 14:130.1 (count two), illegally
supplying a felon with a firearm in violation of La. R.S. 14:95.1.1 (count three),
possession of morphine in violation of La. R.S. 40:967(C) ... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. ARTURIO RODRIGUEZ Terrytown man sentenced to 40 years in prison for two rapes, sex with teen

On April 27, 2011, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant, Arturio Rodriguez, with carnal knowledge of a
juvenile in violation of La. R.S. 14:80.1 Defendant pled not guilty at his
arraignment on May 5, 2011. On June 3, 2011, defendant filed omnibus motions
that were set for a hearing, but were never heard. On August 12, 2014, de... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V MATTHEW C. CARROLL Matthew C Carroll - Registered Sex Offender

On July 18, 2014, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office filed a bill
of information charging defendant with one count of obscenity in violation of La.
R.S. 14:106. On July 21, 2014, the district court arraigned defendant, and
defendant pled not guilty.
On October 22, 2014, defendant withdrew his plea of not guilty and pled
guilty as charged. Prior to entering... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. ANDREA HALL Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal

A history of Relator’s filings pertinent to the current writ application follows:
Relator, Andrea Hall, was found guilty on June 25, 1991, of two counts of attempted second degree murder. He was adjudicated a habitual offender on July 24, 1991, and sentenced to one hundred years on each count, to be served consecutively. The convictions and sentences were affirmed on appeal. State v. Hall, 606... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. ROBERT N. GREEN Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal

Robert N. Green was convicted of simple rape, a violation of La.R.S. 14:43. He was sentenced to twenty-five years at hard labor, to be served without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. Green appeals the conviction and the sentence. Finding no reversible errors in the jury’s conviction and no abuse of discretion in the trial court’s sentence, we affirm the conviction and sente... More...   $0 (07-23-2017 - LA)

Kawika Demara v. The Raymond Corporation

In this products liability case, plaintiffs Kawika Demara (Demara) and Sandra
Demara (together, Plaintiffs) appeal from a summary judgment granted in favor of
defendants The Raymond Corporation (Raymond) and Raymond Handling Solutions,
Inc. (RHSI) (together, Defendants). As relevant to this appeal, Plaintiffs asserted claims
for strict liability and negligence based on injuries Dem... More...
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Simon Hernandez III v. The State of Texas

Hernandez pleaded guilty to two counts of manufacturing and/or delivery of a
controlled substance on September 20, 2012.1 See id. In exchange for his plea of
guilty, Hernandez was sentenced to ten years deferred adjudication probation on his first
degree felony charge and ten years confinement, probated for ten years on his third
degree felony charge. In addition, Hernandez wa... More...
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Phillip Wesley Bass v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for burglary of a habitation alleged to have occurred on or about September 15, 2015 in Angelina County, Texas. The indictment accused Appellant of entering William Agnew’s home without his consent and with the intent to commit theft. Appellant entered a plea of “not guilty” and the matter proceeded to a jury trial. The evidence at trial showed that Officer Marcus Perki... More...   $0 (07-22-2017 - TX)

Cathy Jo Almanza v. The State of Texas IN THE TENTH COURT OF APPEALS

Cathy Jo Almanza appeals from a conviction for the offense of driving while
intoxicated. TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 49.04 (West 2011). Almanza complains that her
Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial was violated because one of the jurors was not the
actual juror that was summoned. Because the wrong individual appeared, Almanza
contends that the trial court did not have jurisdic... More...
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Mark Allen Keenum v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Seventh District of Texas at Amarillo

Appellant initially contends that “[t]he statute under which Appellant was
convicted [i.e., Texas Penal Code § 22.02(a)(2)] is unconstitutional on its face because
it does not require a culpable mental state.” Because “a defendant may not raise for the
first time on appeal a facial challenge to the constitutionality of a statute,” Karenev v.
State, 281 S.W.3d 428, 434 (Tex. Cr... More...
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Alisa Rena Nash v. The State of Texas 7th Court of Appeals Courtroom

After shopping at Walmart, appellant, her son, and a friend went through the self
check lane to pay for their items. A Walmart loss prevention officer noticed that the
group was not scanning all of the items in their shopping cart. One of the men would
simply bypass the scanner and place some of the items into the grocery bag. While
appellant did not actually scan any of the ... More...
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Steven Lee Merrill v. The State of Texas Central Texas man sentenced for online solicitation of a minor

Indicted for online solicitation of a minor in Coryell County,1 Steven Lee Merrill pled
guilty without the benefit of a plea agreement, was adjudged guilty, and was sentenced to seven
years’ confinement.
Merrill’s court-appointed appellate counsel has filed a brief that outlines the procedural
history of the case, provides a detailed summary of the evidence elicited during the... More...
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Christian Vernon Sims v. The State of Texas Lamar County man pleads guilty to killing grandmother, sentenced to 35 years

Early in the afternoon of December 18, 2014, the body of Annie Sims was discovered on
the back porch of her Powderly, Texas, home with a bullet in her head. Missing were Annie’s
live-in grandson, Christian Vernon Sims (Sims), his girlfriend, Ashley Morrison, Annie’s vehicle,
and Annie’s purse, its contents including credit cards and at least one handgun. Officers suspected
th... More...
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Roy Brown v. The State of Texas

A jury convicted Roy Brown of continuous sexual abuse of a child and assessed a sentence
of fifty years’ imprisonment. The same jury also convicted Brown of sexual assault of a child and
assessed a sentence of twenty years’ imprisonment. On appeal, Brown argues that (1) there was a
fatal variance between the indictment and the proof at trial, (2) the trial court erred in denying h... More...
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Donald Michael Roach v. The State of Texas Roach Arrested for Continuous Sexual Assualt of Seven Year Old >

In evaluating legal sufficiency, we review all the evidence in the light most favorable to
the trial court’s judgment to determine whether any rational jury could have found the essential
elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Brooks v. State, 323 S.W.3d 893, 912 (Tex.
Crim. App. 2010) (plurality op.) (citing Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U.S. 307, 319 (1979)); Hartsfield More...
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Javonte Damone Sanders v. The State of Texas Marshall police arrest murder suspect

A day or so after trial had commenced, the State discovered that DNA analysis had, in fact,
been completed on certain evidentiary items which, to that point, the State did not believe had been
tested. The tested items included bullet fragments and blood stains, which had been submitted to
the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) crime laboratory, but on which no report had been ... More...
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Isaiah Christopher Roberts v. The State of Texas Longview capital murder suspect requests private investigator

A Gregg County jury found Isaiah Christopher Roberts guilty of capital murder for the
shooting deaths of Kimberly Rayson and Chanda Martin. Roberts was sentenced to the mandatory
punishment of life imprisonment without parole.1
On appeal, Roberts argues that (1) the jury’s verdict of guilt is not supported by legally
sufficient evidence, (2) the trial court erred in denying ... More...
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