Murder Law
 
United States of America v. Kelshawn Marshall

St. Louis, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with appealing the district court’s imposition of a 54-month sentence following his guilty plea to one count of distribution of a controlled substance near a protected location charge.



Following an investigation by the Dubuque, Iowa Drug Task Force, which
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United States of America v. William Monte Hosetosavit

Las Cruces, New Mexico criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury in Indian Country.

William Monte Hosetosavit, age 27, assaulted Jane Doe in Otero County, New Mexico, on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. Hosetosavit hit the victim in the face with his elbow causing prolonged disfigurement to her eye socket.

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State of Oklahoma v. Allison Annette Cometsevah

Norman, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with:

Count # 1. FIRST DEGREE (MALICE AFORETHOUGHT), in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 07/02/2019
Party Name Disposition Information
Cometsevah, Allison Annette Disposed: CONVICTION, 07/13/2021. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE (MALICE AFORETHOUGHT)(HM11)
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United States of America v. Bobbie Anson Pease

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with second degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Bobbie Anson Pease, age 52, admited that in September 2018, he used a baseball bat and gun to murder a 34-year-old woman on federal land, part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).

According to the plea agreement, Pease was sharing a ho... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Cory Mike Sanchez

Enid, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 09/11/2019
Party Name Disposition Information
SANCHEZ, CORY MIKE Disposed: CONVICTION, 07/29/2021. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
Violation of 21 O.S.... More...
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State of Michigan v. Taylor Manol

Beulah, Michigan criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with
first-degree, premeditated murder.

Taylor Manol, age 24, was charged for shooting and killing his neighbor, Alexander Sarantos, on April 5, 2000.

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TRACY CONLEY v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Milwaukee, WI - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant or his participation in a “fake stash house” sting charge.



Our opinion affirming Conley’s convictions on direct ap‐
peal sets out the facts of his case. United States v. Conley, 875
F.3d 391 (7th Cir. 2017). Here we focus on the facts relevant to
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State of Ohio v. Melvin Michael Thomas Terry

Akron, Ohio criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with murder and felonious assault for a non-fatal shooting.

Melvin Terry, age 20, shot and killed Noah Kinney, age 20 and shot but did not kill Jeffrey L. II, age 25 on January 8, 2020. " Kinney was sitting in Terry’s vehicle in the driveway of a home when Terry began shooting at Kinney, firing 12 shots. Kinney tried to ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. RAYMOND BERNARD SHELTON a/k/a SHARIF RAZIN ALI

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with an order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which denied his motion to reconsider an order denying
his motion to lift a detainer and denied his request for compassionate release.



Shelton was convicted of federal... More...
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United States of America v. Bailey Colletta

St. Louis, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with making false statements to a grand jury.

Bailey Colletta was indicted for making false statements to a federal grand jury about her knowledge of the arrest and assault of a fellow St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer who was working undercover and whom police mistakenly believed was a protestor.
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United States v. AARON HICKS, AKA BOOG, AKA BOOGY

New York, New York - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with one count of conspiracy under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) charges.



Aaron Hicks was retried on one count of conspiracy under the Racketeer
14 Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. § 1962(d), after ... More...
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The People v. Michael Gargiulo

Los Angeles, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant accused for two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

Michael Gargiulo, age 45, was indicted for attacks in the Los Angles area betweenm 2001 and 2008, including the deaths of his former girlfriend, 22 year-old Ashley Ellerin and the home invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder ... More...
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United States of America v. Jerlin Villalta

Central Islip, New York criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with racketeering.

Jerlin Villalta, a member of the Freeport Locos Salvatruchas (FLS) clique of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13, a transnational criminal organization, was sentenced by United States Circuit Judge Joseph F. Bianco to 25 years’ imprisonment for racketeering, including predicate acts... More...
   $0 (07-15-2021 - NY)

Commonwealth of Maryland v. Jarrod Warren Ramos

Annapolis, Maryland criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Jarrod Warren Ramos, age 41, who was charged with first-degree murder for killing John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman and Wendi Winters in the Capital Gazette newsroom.

Defendant pled not guilty because of insanity.... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. FRANKIE DEJESÚS

Boston, MA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a distribution of controlled substances charge.



Because the defendant's sentence followed a guilty plea,
we draw the facts from the change-of-plea colloquy, the presentence
investigation report (PSI Report), and the transcripts of the presentencing confe... More...
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Commonwealth of Virginia v. Daniel Farmer

Warrenton, Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with first-degree murder for shooting and killing Lincoln Williams in 2019.

Daniel Farmer, II, of Nokesville, Virginia was charged with first-degree murder and other felonies for killing Williams.

Farmer testified that Williams sold him substandard cocaine and he devised a plan to rob Williams but had trie... More...
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Commonwealth of Virginia v. Demetrius Roots, Jr.

Chesterfield, Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant who was charged with second degree murder, 18.2-32, for allegedly killing Bryson Mitchell, age 18, for stealing a car belonging to Roots' girlfriend in 2019.

Mitchell was found shot in a crashed car in the early hours of September 26, 2019.

Defendant pleaded not guilty.

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State of Oklahoma v. Vicky Pittman McNeely

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, charged with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 01/11/2013
Party Name Disposition Information
MCNEELY, VICKY PITTMAN Disposed: CONVICTION, 07/13/2021. Jury Trial
Count as Disposed: MANSLAUGHTER - FIRST DEGREE - RESISTING CRIMINAL ATTEMPT(... More...
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United States of America v. Leonid Teyf

New Bern, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with bribing a public official, visa fraud and false statements in relation to foreign financial interests.

Leonid Teyf, 59, a Russian national formerly residing in Raleigh, North Carolina, was sentenced today to 5 years in prison for bribery of a public official, visa fraud, and false statements in relation... More...
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Ex parte Justin Michael Love

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with engaging in organized criminal activity (drug dealing) with murder charges.



Love stands charged with running a drug ring and orchestrating a marijuana sale
to Dominic Thrasher that resulted in Thrasher’s June 2015 death. As we recounted in
our 20... More...
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Russell Jay Reger v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with murder.



Appellant Russell Jay Reger attempts to appeal from an April 22, 2021 order,
signed by the Presiding Judge sitting by assignment, denying Reger’s motion to recuse
the trial judge.1 On May 14, 2021, we notified Reger by letter of ou... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. John Fitzgerald Bivens, Jr.

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, charged with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 08/18/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
BIVENS, JOHN FITZGERALD JR Disposed: DISMISSED, 07/12/2021. Dismissed- Request of the State
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
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State of Oklahoma v. John Fitzgerald, Jr. a/k/a Deshone Bivens

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, charged with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, FELONY MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 04/22/2018
Party Name Disposition Information
BIVENS, JOHN FITZGERALD JR Disposed: CONVICTION, 03/31/2021. Jury Trial
Count as Disposed: UNLAWFUL DISTRIBUTION O FA DANGEROUS CONTROLLE... More...
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United States of America v. Ryan Taybron

Newport News, Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with gang-related racketeering conspiracy, murder, and attempted murder.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Ryan Taybron, 24, along with members of the 36th Street Bang Squad gang, were involved in multiple violent crimes in Hampton and Newport News between 2015 and 2017. On June 5, 201... More...
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Krystle Concepcion Villanueva v. The State of Texas

Houston, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Defendant charged with a Capital Murder.



Krystle Villanueva and Refugio (Junior) Hernandez met as teenagers. Around
the age of 19, Krystle3 had a daughter, who they named Giovanna (Gio) Hernandez.
At times, the couple lived together with their child. At other time... More...
   $0 (07-12-2021 - TX)

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