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Myrtle Beach Sun News
NC man sentenced to life in prison seeks relief in 2005 Conway double homicideMyrtle Beach Sun News... of Tabor City, N.C., had filed an appeal after his conviction of the murders of Diane and Charles Parker Sr., both found shot to death April 12, 2005, in their home off S.C. 90 near S.C. 22. Hill was sentenced to life in prison without parole. The ...

Fall River Herald News
Fall River man to get hearing in attempt to overturn RI murder convictionFall River Herald NewsThe state Supreme Court decided Tuesday to vacate the lower court's denial of Jeremy M. Motyka's motion for post-conviction relief. The high court said that Motyka was entitled to an evidentiary hearing on the merits of his application and should be ...

WPRI 12 Eyewitness News
RI Supreme Court: Convicted killer should get new hearingWPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsThe Supreme Court announced Tuesday it was vacating a 2014 Superior Court ruling denying Jeremy Motyka's request for post-conviction relief. In its ruling, justices raised doubts about the hearing leading up to the judge's decision to deny Motyka's ...New Hearing Ordered for Man in 1999 Grandmother SlayingU.S. News & World Reportall 4 news articles »

The Delaware County Daily Times
Sahdia Hargrove denied petition to reconsider sentenceThe Delaware County Daily Times“Dr. Preston stated it would take a substantial amount of force to penetrate the sternum of the victim's body, and that there is a zero-percent chance that it occurred the way that Hargrove explains it did,” according to the affidavit. A jury pool had ...

Myrtle Beach Sun News
He admitted a deadly 'drug deal gone bad' was planned but he wants a shorter sentenceMyrtle Beach Sun NewsA man, who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2013 shooting death of 21-year-old Kelsie Monin in what an attorney called a “drug deal gone bad,” is asking the court to consider he had poor counsel and to reexamine his prison sentence. “My ...

Hattiesburg American
Appeals Court: Domiano Ratcliff, convicted of assault and robbery, will remain in prisonHattiesburg AmericanA Forrest County man convicted in 2004 of armed robbery and aggravated assault on a Rawls Springs family has been denied post-conviction relief for a second time. Domiano Ratcliff, now 32, was one of four men who robbed and assaulted a Rawls Springs ...

ACLU fights for release of Oklahoma woman imprisoned for failing to protect children from abusive dadNewsOK.comHall's previous attempts at appeal haven't gone anywhere. She must serve 85 percent of her sentence before she becomes eligible for parole. On Tuesday, a Pottawatomie County District Court judge ruled he did not have jurisdiction to hear the Hall's ...and more »

KUAC
Fairbanks Four Co-defendant Marvin Roberts Files Civil Rights Lawsuit vs. City of FairbanksKUACMichael Kramer is Roberts's attorney, and he says the lawsuit also asks the judge who'll hear the case to release Roberts from the terms of a agreement the city offered the Fairbanks Four in 2015, after another man confessed to the killing and other ...and more »

Fairbanks Man Whose Murder Conviction Was Removed Sues CityU.S. News & World ReportWhile waiting for a court ruling in the post-conviction relief case on the new evidence, the men signed the agreement that granted immediate release in 2015. Roberts was out on parole at the time. The agreement erased their murder convictions in ...and more »

AZCentral.com
Flawed sentences prompt attorneys, courts to consider parole for some Arizona murderersAZCentral.com... Supreme Court, said that statewide, his inquiry had turned up about 50 plea agreements that stipulated to a chance of parole after 25 years. The majority of them were from Maricopa County. Efforts to find transcripts to check what the attorneys and ...

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