Murder Law
 
James Allen Higginbotham a/k/a James A. Higginbotham a/k/a James Higginbotham v. State of Mississippi

Little Rock, AR - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant James Allen Higginbotham charged with murder pursuant to Mississippi Code Annotated section 97-3-19(1)(a) (Rev. 2006)..



On March 26, 2008, a Winston County grand jury indicted Higginbotham on one
count of capital murder pursuant to Mississippi Code Annotate... More...
   $0 (12-01-2020 - MS)

GLENN JACKSON vs STATE OF FLORIDA

West Palm Beach, FL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant GLENN CALVIN JACKSON with focusing on the issue of whether the trial court fundamentally erred in failing to give a heat of passion instruction in appellant’s trial for attempted second degree murder.



Although there is also an issue as to whether such an instr... More...
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Brandon Jordan vs State of Florida

Jacksonville, FL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Brandon Jordan with arguing that his consecutive minimum mandatory sentences are illegal because his crimes involved one victim and a single criminal episode.



Following a jury trial, Jordan was convicted of second-degree
murder and armed robbery. The jury fou... More...
   $0 (12-01-2020 - FL)

WALTER RAMONE FORD v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Milton, FL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Francis Raymond Palazzi Sr with seeking certiorari review of an order denying his motion to dismiss the first-degree murder indictment brought against him.



In 1994, Jamal McGowan was shot and killed outside his
home. Palazzi was the main suspect in the murder, but... More...
   $0 (11-30-2020 - FL)

Walter Ramone Ford vs State of Florida

Milton, FL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Ramone Ford charged with one count of second-degree murder with a firearm, two counts of attempted second-degree murder with a firearm, and one count of discharging a firearm from a vehicle within 1,000 feet of a person.




Ford was one of two gunmen involved in a d... More...
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. DEONDRE DAVIS WILSON

Sioux Falls, SD - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Deondre Wilson with claiming the existence of plain error through the admission of certain evidence and the prosecutor’s closing argument. Wilson directs an additional challenge to his assault convictions, arguing that their domestic designation reflects an essential element that was not proven at ... More...   $0 (11-30-2020 - SD)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. CARLOS C. QUEVEDO

Rapid City, SD - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Rodney Dain Doster with claiming his sentence is unconstitutional because it violates categorical limitations placed upon sentences for juveniles and because it is disproportionately harsh.



Carlos Quevedo spent the evening of January 17, 2017, ingesting coldMore...
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STATE OF NEBRASKA V. SHAWN LAN

Omaha, NE - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant SHAWN LAN with asserting his convictions should be overturned because of the court’s error in denying a motion to suppress the evidence found in the search of Lan’s vehicle, the court’s failure to provide a limiting instruction, and insufficiency of the evidence to convict him.

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United States of America v. Vernon Wayne Brock

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma murder for hire charge criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with using interstate commerce facilities to commit murder-for-hire.

VERNON WAYNE BROCK, 71, of Alva, with hiring an individual to commit murder on the defendant’s behalf, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

On April 17, 2019, Brock was indicted with using interstate comme... More...
   $0 (11-29-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Tavor Tom

Albuquerque, New Mexico second-degree murder charged criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, who was charged with second-degree murder of a tribal member in Indian Country.

In the plea agreement, Tom admitted to committing this offense on July 1, 2019, in San Juan County on the Navajo Nation. Tom repeatedly stabbed the victim in her home. After the murder, Tom stole the victim’... More...
   $0 (11-29-2020 - NM)

BRET KEVIN SPLAWN v. STATE OF OKLAHOMA

Lawton, OK - Homicide criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with First Degree Murder.




Around midnight on October 29, 2017, Splawn reported to a 911 operator that he had shot his wife's uncle in the Lawton home they shared. During both the 911 call and his police interview, Splawn insisted the shooting was ... More...
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AMES MAHDAVI v. THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

Tulsa, OK - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, who was charged with two counts of Murder in the First Degree.



James Mahdavi, hereinafter "Appellant", was tried and convicted at a jury trial in Tulsa County District Court, Case No. CF-2016-6320, of two counts of Murder in the First Degree, in violation of 21 O.S.Supp.2... More...
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DUSTIN MELVIN DAVISON v. STATE OF OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City, OK - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, who was charged with first degree murder.



On the afternoon of May 18, 2015, K.B., the two-year-old son of Jennifer Young, died at Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City. Earlier that day, K.B. had suffered multiple blunt force traumas to his head and torso, res... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CHARLES D. BOWSER

Topeka, KS - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant attempted capital murder.





We previously considered King's appeal in State v. King, 308 Kan. 16, 417 P.3d
1073 (2018). We laid out the key facts as follows:
"Don's Market and Liquors robbery
"On the evening of February 27, 2015, three men wearing bla... More...
   $0 (11-27-2020 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ALEX DEE DAVIS

Topeka, KS - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with armed robbery.




A man covering his face with a red bandana and wearing skeleton gloves entered a
Wichita donut shop's back door early on October 24, 2016. The man pointed a "rainbow
colored" gun at an employee and demanded money. He left without t... More...
   $0 (11-27-2020 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CECIL MEGGERSON

Topeka, KS - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with armed robbery




We previously decided King's appeal in State v. King, 308 Kan. 16, 417 P.3d 1073
(2018). In that decision, we described the key events as follows:
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"Don's Market and Liquors robbery
"On the evening of February 27, 2... More...
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Jacob Mcintosh v. State of Indiana

Indianapolis, IN - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with murder



In January 2018, twenty-three-year-old McIntosh lived at his mother’s
(“Mother”) house. Mother’s boyfriend, Jesse Daniels (“Daniels”) and
McIntosh’s two brothers, nineteen-year-old Jared McLain and twenty-five-yearold Christopher McIntosh ... More...
   $0 (11-25-2020 - IN)

Javan D Brown v. State of Indiana

Indianapolis, IN - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant convicted of murder




[6] Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD)
responded to a call of a person shot, and first responders found Dr. Rodgers in
the kitchen of his home with two gunshot wounds, one to the abdomen and
anot... More...
   $0 (11-25-2020 - IN)

Devon Seats v. State of Indiana

Indianapolis, IN - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Devon Seats with appeals the sentence he received for his convictions of murder, afelony and three counts of Level 4 felony burglary.





[3] The facts before us are derived from the factual basis established at the guilty
plea hearing and the testi... More...
   $0 (11-23-2020 - IN)

James Henry Stewart, Jr. v. State of Indiana

Anderson, IN - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant James Stewart with appealing and presents two issues for our review: (1) whether the trial court abused its discretion in admitting certain evidence at trial; and (2) whether the trial court erred in denying Stewart’s motion to recuse the lead deputy prosecutor.



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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS TORY N. CLARK

Gretna, Louisiana - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Tory Clark with appealing his conviction for second degree murder.




On September 30, 2010, a Jefferson Parish Grand Jury indicted defendant,
Tory N. Clark, for second degree murder of Terrance Augustine in violation of La.
R.S. 14:30.1. Clark was on... More...
   $0 (11-23-2020 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. DARNELL BRAUD

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Darnell Braud with appealing his three non-unanimous jury convictions for manslaughter, obstruction of justice, and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.



Defendant was charged with three offenses by grand jury indictment: 1)
first-degree murde... More...
   $0 (11-22-2020 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. DAVIAN BESSARD

Lafayette, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Rodney Dain Doster with appealing the denial of his motion to quash prosecution on the grounds that it had prescribed.




On August 26, 2016, the grand jury for Vermilion Parish returned a true bill
charging Defendant, Davian Bessard, with one count of second... More...
   $0 (11-22-2020 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. CHRISTOPHER JEROD MOORE

Lake, Charles, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Christopher Jerod Moore with filed a “Motion to Appoint Sanity Commission,” requesting the commission to “determine both his competency to stand trial and his mental condition at the time of the offense.” .




The State’s first witness was Corporal Wilbert ... More...
   $0 (11-22-2020 - LA)

State of Louisiana v. Travionne Bradley

Monroe, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Travionne Bradley charged with five counts of first degree rape (formerly “aggravated rape”) in violation of La. R.S. 14:42.




On December 8, 2015, the victim, S.P., and her one-year-old daughter
were staying at her boyfriend’s apartment at 1920 Earl Street in... More...
   $0 (11-22-2020 - LA)

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