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Simon Silva vs. The State of Florida

Silva was charged with the first-degree murder of his employer and landlord, Forman; and the attempted first-degree murder of a neighbor, Daoud. The charges arose from the shooting of both Forman and Daoud following a confrontation between Silva and Forman. The parties’ account of the confrontation differed: Silva claimed he reacted in self-defense, based on a prior threat by Forman and For... More...   $0 (09-22-2018 - FL)

State of Ohio v. Kevin D. Dixon

On June 7, 2017, a Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Dixon on kidnapping, a felony of the first degree in violation of R.C. 2905.01; abduction, a felony of the third degree in violation of R.C. 2905.02, and domestic violence, a felony of the third degree in violation of R.C. 2919.25. Dixon initially entered a not guilty plea. On October 24, 2017, he withdrew his not guilty plea and entered a g... More...   $0 (09-22-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Derrick Wade

In these consolidated appeals, defendant-appellant, Derrick Wade, appeals from a judgment of conviction and sentence entered by the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas following a jury trial in which he was found guilty of murder in case No. 15CR-6089. Appellant also appeals from an entry of the trial court which denied his motion to withdraw guilty plea in case No. 13CR-1788. {¶ 2} On April 1, ... More...   $0 (09-22-2018 - OH)

State of Tennessee v. Kevin Forman and Kellum Jordan Williams Montgomery County Courthouse - Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville, TN - The State of Tennessee charged Kevin Forman, age 29, and Kellum Jordan Williams, age 37, with first-degree murder aggravated kidnapping and premeditated murder for killing 31-year-old Amy Murphy to keep her from testifying against them on drug charges on February 1, 2015.

The victim was beaten and strangled and her body was doused with gasoline and set on fire while she ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JOHN ANTHONY THOMAS, SR.

Appellant’s wife of 28 years, Jaqueline “Jackie” Thomas (“Mrs. Thomas”), testified that between five and six o’clock on the morning of July 13, 2016, she was awakened by Appellant, profanely demanding she get out of bed. (Tr., pp. 384-385.) Mrs. Thomas testified that Appellant grabbed her by the arm and the hair of her head, causing her to stand and forcibly follow him to the bathroom so tha... More...   $0 (09-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JOHNATHAN D. JOHNSON

Karrin Harris (“Harris”) and Johnson began dating in May 2010. In July 2016, Harris and Johnson stopped living together. Harris testified that the relationship had ended at this time; but Johnson believed that the two were still romantically involved on the date of the incident. Because Harris and Johnson were co-parenting their four year-old child, J.H., they continued to see each other freque... More...   $0 (09-21-2018 - OH)

State of Oklahoma v. Donald Ray Cowans, a/k/a Donald R. Cowens MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 624 South Denver 918-398-5678 or Pat@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Donald Ray Cowans, a/k/a Donald R. Cowens with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 01/16/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
COWANS, DONALD RAY
Count # 2. Count as Filed: ABDGR, ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON, in violation of 21 O.S. 645
Date of Off... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SERGIO GUERRA Sooner Cannabis Consultants

On March 24, 2016, D.B.—an adult female—was working at a convenience store on Richards Drive in Manhattan. Around 10 p.m., Guerra entered the store and began making flirtatious comments and harassing D.B. This went on for several minutes before Guerra eventually left the store. About an hour and a half later at the end of her shift, D.B. left the convenience store and went to her car.

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Thomas Gerald Duke vs State of Florida

On November 6, 2017, Duke reported that his vehicle had been burglarized. Duke claimed that several USB drives were stolen in the burglary, along with cash, laptop computers, and other items. However, the police report of the burglary did not list the USB drives amongst the stolen property. A few days later, Mario Hampton was arrested on unrelated charges. After his arrest, Hampton consented... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - FL)

COMMONWEALTH vs. DEMETRIUS D., a juvenile. MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

The juvenile was convicted, as a youthful offender (G. L. c. 119, § 54), on two indictments for aggravated rape of a child with force (G. L. c. 265, § 22B [a]), and one indictment each for kidnapping (G. L. c. 265, § 26), indecent assault and battery on a child under fourteen (G. L. c. 265, § 13B), intimidation of a witness (G. L. c. 268, § 13B), and assault and battery by means of a dangero... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. RICHARD GARDNER MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

We are called upon once again to determine the scope of persons who the Commonwealth may lawfully seek to commit as sexually dangerous persons under G. L. c. 123A. 2 General Laws c. 123A, § 12 (b), authorizes the Commonwealth to file a petition to civilly commit a "prisoner or youth" deemed likely to be a "sexually dangerous person" (SDP), as that phrase is defined in G. L. c. 123A, § 1. "Pr... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO vs. CESAR HERNANDEZ

} On August 31, 2017, Hernandez was indicted on seven counts of rape and
four counts of kidnapping. On September 14, 2017, Hernandez plead guilty to two
counts of sexual battery, one count of abduction and one count of gross sexual imposition.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, the remaining counts in the indictment were nolled and
the state stipulated that the abduction and g... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DEON A. WALKER

On April 17, 2017, Walker was indicted on one count of rape in violation of
R.C. 2907.02(A)(2) and one count of kidnapping in violation of R.C. 2905.01(A)(4) for
offenses he allegedly committed on October 4, 1997. Walker moved to dismiss the
indictment, arguing he was prejudiced by the almost 20-year delay between the alleged
incident giving rise to the charges and the filing... More...
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State of Ohio v. Esten Ciboro

On May 24, 2016, appellant was indicted in case No. CR0201601971 on one
count of endangering children in violation of R.C. 2919.22(B)(2), (E)(1), and (E)(2)(d), a
felony of the second degree, one count of endangering children in violation of R.C.
2919.22(B)(1), (E)(1), and (E)(2)(d), a felony of the second degree, one count of
kidnapping in violation of R.C. 2905.01(A)(3) and (... More...
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State of Iowa v. Joel Enrique Herrarte Jr.

Joel Herrarte Jr. was originally charged by trial information with kidnapping
in the second degree (count I), assault while participating in a felony (count II), and
willful injury causing bodily injury (count III). After a trial to the bench, the court
found Herrarte guilty of counts II and III. The court acquitted Herrarte of second
degree kidnapping but found Herrarte guilt... More...
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DAVID EUGENE MADDOX vs. STATE OF IOWA MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

We previously stated the facts of this case on Maddox’s first appeal:
[Maddox], co-defendant Jeremy Gibler, and the victim were riding around together on December 17, 2009, after having spent time together drinking at the home of Gibler’s aunt and then going to the home of a person [Maddox] knew. [Maddox] was driving, Gibler was in the back seat, and the victim was in the passenger’s seat. ... More...
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SESSIONS L. HARPER vs. STATE OF IOWA

On the evening of Saturday, January 7, 2006, Holly Michael, Becky Sittig,
Ashleigh Attig, and Harper hung out at Michael’s house in Fort Dodge beginning
at around 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.2 From then until the early morning hours of January
8, the group drank alcohol, smoked marijuana, and consumed cocaine. The group
left the residence to go to a nearby bar at which they arrived arou... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- MARK G. HAYES

On July 21, 2017, Appellant Hayes was indicted on one count of
Kidnapping, in violation of R.C. §2905.01(A)(2), a felony of the first degree; one count of
Robbery, in violation of R.C. §2911.02(A)(2), a felony of the second degree; and, one
count of Robbery, in violation of R.C. §2911.02(A)(3), a felony of the third degree.
{¶3} On January 30, 2018, a jury trial commenced in ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ROSS M. MCWAY

McWay had been in a relationship with Wendy Jeffers (“Jeffers”) for
about one year as of January, 2017. Tr. 261, 364-365. In 2016, McWay was
incarcerated, awaiting a trial scheduled on a charge not related to this present case.
Tr. 249. An inmate incarcerated with McWay, Casey Smith (“Smith”), later
testified at trial that Jeffers visited McWay at the jail on January 1, 201... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. MICHAEL DWAYNE GEORAGE MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices - Downtown Tulsa-- Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law

Georage's appeal stems from his convictions in two criminal cases—16CR149 and 16CR311. In February 2016, the State charged Georage in 16CR149 with one count each of aggravated robbery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, attempted aggravated kidnapping, and battery. In March 2016, the State charged Georage in 16CR311 with three counts each of forgery and theft by deception. We consolidated the... More...   $0 (09-10-2018 - KS)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KEVIN TERRELL PETERSON

Peterson also challenges his sentence of 48 months’ imprisonment imposed for being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). The district court concluded that Peterson’s prior conviction for firstdegree robbery was a “crime of violence” as that term is defined by U.S. Sentencing Guidelines (“Sentencing Guidelines” or “U.S.S.G.”) section 4B1.2(a) which, along with ... More...   $0 (09-10-2018 - WA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. AMY GONZALEZ UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID MATUSIEWICZ

David Matusiewicz1 and Christine Belford were married from 2001 to 2006, during which time they had three children, L.M.1, L.M.2, and K.M.1 (the “children”). The couple and their children also lived with Belford’s one child from a previous marriage, K.M.2.2 After their divorce, Belford and David engaged in a bitter custody dispute, during which David accused Belford of being an unfit mother and ... More...   $0 (09-09-2018 - DE)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MANUEL PEREIRA-GOMEZ, AKA Manuel Jesus Pereira, AKA Manuel Pereiro, AKA Manny Pereira

In 1997, Pereira pleaded guilty in New York state court to attempted robbery in the second degree. He was subsequently deported from the United States on three occasions. After reentering the United States a fourth time, he was arrested for, inter alia, felony offenses of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. On October 21, 2015, Pereira was indicted for... More...   $0 (09-09-2018 - NY)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - JAMES E. TRIMBLE

On the night of January 21, 2005, appellant, armed with an assault rifle, murdered his girlfriend and her seven-year-old son at the couple’s home in Ravenna, Ohio. Appellant then fled through a wooded area in his neighborhood, shooting at officers, and broke through a patio door at the home of Sarah Positano, a Kent State University student. Appellant took Ms. Positano hostage and ordered he... More...   $0 (09-08-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Latrell D. Richey

This matter arises out of the July 30, 2015 fatal shooting of James Flannery, a delivery driver for Papa John's Pizza ("Papa John's"). On August 21, 2015, a Franklin County Grand Jury filed an indictment charging appellant with nine criminal counts: (1) kidnapping, in violation of R.C. 2905.01, a felony of the first degree; (2) aggravated robbery, in violation of R.C. 2911.01, a felony of the fir... More...   $0 (09-08-2018 - OH)

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