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Batesville Herald Tribune
Court of Appeals denies post-conviction relief for murdererBatesville Herald TribuneAfter years of trying, Franklin County convicted murderer David Ison, now 52, won an appeal almost a year ago. The three Court of Appeals judges involved in the March 14, 2017, decision directed Franklin Circuit Court Judge Steven Cox "to make specific ...

Scottsbluff Star Herald
State Supreme Court denies post-conviction relief for man convicted of killing girlfriendScottsbluff Star HeraldIn his motion for post-conviction relief, Johnson alleged that his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to file a motion for absolute discharge on the basis of speedy trial, failed to object to prosecutors comments during voir dire, failed to ...and more »

Singletary seeks post-conviction relief in murder caseThe Daily Star-JournalWARRENSBURG — A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Reginald Singletary for first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the fatal shooting of former downtown bar owner Blaine Whitworth on Sept. 1, 2012 ...

Remaining members of Fairbanks Four sue city for wrongful imprisonmentFairbanks Daily News-MinerA lengthy post-conviction relief case examining allegations and evidence that another group of men were responsible for Hartman's death had recently ended, and a judge was expected to rule in the coming months on whether a new trial was warranted ...

The Northwest Florida Daily News
Motion denied for UWF killer sentenced to deathThe Northwest Florida Daily NewsBranch filed the motion for post-conviction relief in the Circuit Court requesting that he be granted relief because the jury's original recommendation was 10-2 and not unanimous as now required by law. Judge Edward P. Nickinson denied the motion on ...and more »

Execution date set for Billy Ray Irick, convicted In 1985 rape and murder of 7-year old Paula DyerWRCB-TVIn all of these cases, previous execution dates have been set and the defendants have completed the three-tier appeals process: direct appeal, post-conviction relief, and federal habeas corpus. As of now, no new execution date has been set in these ...and more »

Chesapeake Beach man's request for new murder trial deniedSo Md NewsA 60-year-old Chesapeake Beach man who was convicted for murdering his longtime girlfriend in 2005 had his petition for post-conviction relief denied after he was found to have been competently and vigorously represented during his trial. Following a ...

Child molester's plea didn't void right to appeal sentenceIndiana LawyerA man who pleaded guilty to child molestation was not wrongly denied post-conviction relief, but the trial court erred in ruling that he could not directly appeal his sentence imposed after the plea agreement, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday ...and more »

Bismarck Tribune
Going solo: Self-representation rare in courtBismarck TribuneEvans, who was convicted for assault-related crimes, has sued and appealed over post-conviction relief, ineffective counsel and consecutive sentences —still self-represented while submitting handwritten briefs to the North Dakota Supreme Court. In the ...

Houma Courier
Serial burglar serving life wins transcript appealHouma CourierA 54-year-old serial burglar serving a life sentence won a minor victory last month when a state appellate court granted his request to receive certain court documents. Arty Marcel, of Schriever, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility ...and more »

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