Court of Appeals allows Dubuque robber to seek postconviction relief  telegraphherald.comThe Iowa Court of Appeals is allowing a man convicted of a Dubuque robbery to pursue post-conviction relief.

Justices reject appeal | News  McComb Enterprise JournalThe Mississippi Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from a man sentenced to 50 years for impregnating a 14-year-old Pike County girl.

Convicted murderer of correctional officer missed deadline for sentence review  Herald-Mail MediaA man serving life plus 295 1/2 years for the 2006 murder of Correctional Officer Jeffery Wroten was allowed to request a review of his sentence last year, then ...

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Escape Rule-Adverse Effect to Criminal Justice System  Missouri Lawyers MediaDefendant entered an Alford plea to two felony charges and was placed on probation that was subsequently revoked for three criminal violations. Defendant ...

Conley's Mother, Former Attorneys Testify At Post-Conviction Relief Hearing  Eagle 99.3 FM WSCHConvicted murder Andrew Conley is seeking a revision of his sentence which would give him the possibility of parole.

Court: Cranston man convicted in womens attacks gets another try at relief  The Providence JournalPROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The state Supreme Court has given a Cranston man serving time for assaulting and terrorizing prostitutes in the mid-1990s another chance ...

William Clyde Gibson appeals to Indiana Supreme Court on sentencing  Evening News and TribuneINDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday on behalf of a New Albany man convicted of the murders of three women in ...

Des Moines man's murder conviction reversed in Polk County killing  Des Moines RegisterThe Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed the first-degree murder conviction of a Des Moines man who has spent more than 10 years in prison.

Court Of Appeals Upholds Denial Of Relief For Convicted Carroll Sexual Offender  1380 KCIMA 41-year-old Carroll man, convicted in April 2014 on six counts of third-degree sexual abuse, will be remaining behind bars. According to documents filed ...

New Paris baby sitter seeks sentence reduction in child's death case  Goshen NewsGOSHEN — A New Paris woman wants a review of the 30-year sentence she's serving following the death of a child she was babysitting.

Justices question traumatic brain injury claims in triple murder  Indiana LawyerCounsel for a man sentenced to death for two separate murders and 65 years in prison for a third argued his representation was ineffective in the first two cases ...

Lawyer seeks new deadline for filing appeal for Nicole VanderHeyden's murderer  Green Bay Press GazetteLawyer likely will appeal judge's rulings on technological evidence in George Burch murder conviction.

Ohio Supreme Court won't reconsider order stripping Cleveland death-row inmate of new trial  cleveland.comThe state's high court won't reconsider its opinion last month that a Cuyahoga County judge was wrong to consider Anthony Apanovitch's post-conviction petition ...

State court once more denies appeal of Ogden man convicted of 2007 gang-related killings  Standard-ExaminerSALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Court of Appeals has denied the innocence claim of an Ogden man convicted of two aggravated murders in a gang-related ...

Justices to hear arguments in murder, jurisdiction cases  Indiana LawyerThe Indiana Supreme Court is set to hear argument in several cases this week, including a man's post-conviction appeal of his three separate sentences for ...

‘The Innocent Man’: Inside Murder Cases in Netflix’s New True-Crime Show  Rolling StoneThe Innocent Man, Netflix's new binge-worthy true-crime series, is a six-part examination of two seemingly unrelated murder cases that occurred in Ada, ...

New Developments in DWI Law Post-Birchfield: Convictions for DUI Blood Test Refusal can be Vacated & the Validity of the Implied Consent Advisory  Legal ExaminerAfter the United States Supreme Court decided Birchfield, which concluded States could not punish the refusal to comply with a request for a warrantless blood ...

Former state Rep. Steve Kraus loses appeal  Toledo BladeFormer state Rep. Steve Kraus has again lost in court. Ohio's 6th District Court of Appeals on Friday denied Kraus' request for post-conviction relief for ...

Justices: Agreed juvenile delinquency appeals follow TR 60 | 2019-01-09  Indiana LawyerJuveniles who agree to delinquency adjudications cannot immediately challenge their adjudications on direct appeal, but instead must make a request for ...

Appeals court rejects relief petition for man convicted of Dubuque robbery  telegraphherald.comThe Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of postconviction relief sought by a man convicted of a Dubuque robbery.

Kraus loses theft conviction appeal  Press Publications Inc.An appeals court has denied a request by former state representative Steve Kraus for post-conviction relief from his theft conviction in 2015. In denying his ...

Convicted murderers Selenski, Crawford to return to Luzerne County as appeals continue  Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderTwo convicted murderers are scheduled to return to the Luzerne County Courthouse as they continue to appeal their life sentences.Judge Fred A.

Bond denied for Brands Flat man convicted in Augusta County child abuse case  Staunton News LeaderSTAUNTON - A Brands Flat man already convicted of viciously beating a 6-year-old boy, causing injuries to his scrotum and spleen, was denied bond ...

Neronha puts stamp on R.I. attorney generals office  The Providence JournalAs the former U.S. Attorney takes the helm as the state's top law enforcement officer, units have been restructured, leadership ranks have been realigned and ...

SCOTUS: Schein v Archer, Culberson v Berryhill and more  The National Law ReviewUS Supreme Court updates Schein v Archer & White Sales, Culbertson v Berryhill, City of Escondido v Emmons, Shoop v Hill.

Court Beat | Crime  Newsbug.infoIn the last week, the White County Prosecutor's Office filed seven cases related to criminal matters so far this year.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month  WABIWe're told it's the first event to be organized solely by survivors of human trafficking.

Appeals court rejects filing by Steve Kraus  Port Clinton News HeraldAppeals court rules that former State Rep. Steve Kraus failed to meet the deadline in filing petition for post-conviction relief.

NJ Supreme Court Ruling Paves Way for Tossing of DWI Convictions  TAPinto.netFREEHOLD, NJ — Persons convicted of driving while intoxicated in Monmouth County between 2008 and 2016— whose breath tests may have been ...

Bulger sentence upheld by appeals court  Fremont News MessengerThe sentence for convicted drug trafficker Travis Bulger was upheld by the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals Friday.

I tried a dozen stress-relief snacks, tinctures and teas. So why am I still anxious?  The Washington PostThe reasons I'm stressed out are your reasons, too: too little time, and even less money. Deadlines. Relationships of all types. Aches and pains, insomnia.

Jeff Boppre repeats declarations of innocence in latest filings disputing his murder conviction  Scottsbluff Star HeraldGERING — A man serving two life sentences in the killing of a Scottsbluff man and his girlfriend has made a new bid at receiving a new trial.

Camden man who blamed woman's death on rough sex loses appeal  Cherry Hill Courier PostCharles Guest, serving an 18-year term for aggravated manslaughter, claims victim died during consensual sex.

Even with son's support, father convicted of abusing him loses bid for new trial  Tampa Bay TimesJames Duncan, who has been in prison for abusing his son, hoped to have his conviction and sentence tossed out. His son has stood by him. But a judge ruled ...

Prosecutor Notifying "Thousands" about Possible Changes in DWI Convictions  TAPinto.netNEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Following a state Supreme Court ruling that threw out breath test results in DWI cases, the Middlesex County Prosecutor Office is ...

City man wants judge recused from appeal | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona MirrorFrom Mirror staff reports HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man sentenced to three-to-six years in a state prison is asking a Blair County judge to recuse himself.

Law's Reentry Clinic helps Angelenos with criminal records get back on their feet | UCLA  UCLA NewsroomMembers of UCLA School of Law's Reentry Legal Clinic are honored by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. On the second Saturday of every month, ...

Curtis Flowers' death penalty case: Lawyers seek to question prosecutor who tried man 6 times  Jackson Clarion LedgerCurtis Flowers was convicted in a sixth trial and sentenced to death for killing four people at a Winona Furniture store in 1996.

Motion to dismiss Coleman petition  The Republic-TimesIn what may finally bring the murder conviction of Chris Coleman to a close, Monroe County State's Attorney Chris Hitzemann filed a motion last week to dismiss ...

Mumia Abu-Jamal's latest appeals victory sets a problematic precedent | Opinion  Philly.comThe trial evidence was stark and brutal. In the early-morning hours of Dec. 9, 1981, Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner conducted a traffic stop in Center ...

Man sentenced to die in slaying of area guard seeks new trial  Texarkana GazetteA Texas prison inmate sentenced to death in November 2017 by a Bowie County jury in the beating death of a correctional officer is seeking a new trial.

The justices return, without Ginsburg or any new grants (Updated)  SCOTUSblog[Editor's Note: This post was updated to cover the four cases in which the Supreme Court asked the U.S. solicitor general to file briefs.] The justices returned to ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT | News, Sports, Jobs  SalemNews.netNew Cases John M. Kerchofer, Columbiana, vs. Lori L. Kerchofer, Poland, divorce sought. Olivia Sowers, Salem, vs. Jacob Sowers, Salem, divorce sought. Doc.

Philly DA reveals hidden Mumia files after court ruling  Workers WorldIf Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner can be believed, on Dec. 28 while he and his staff were reportedly searching for an office desk in a remote, nearly ...

True Detective Season 3 and the West Memphis Three  Den of Geek USWhile nothing has been established, bike stealing teens on True Detective season 3 might be a nod to the West Memphis Three.

Lawyers seek to question prosecutor in disputed murder case  The News TribuneDefense lawyers are demanding to question a district attorney who has tried a man six times in a disputed death penalty case.

5th Amendment Violation – Double Jeopardy – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalHe also appeals an order denying postconviction relief. The issue on appeal is whether the State's prosecution of Schultz for sexually assaulting a child “on or.

Washington Gov. Inslee to pardon marijuana convictions  Washington PostMore than six years after Washington legalized the adult use of marijuana, Gov. Jay Inslee says he plans to pardon thousands of people convicted of ...

Where Are They Now? The Latest Developments In 4 True Crime Cases  Refinery29For one reason or another, our obsession with true crime series shows no sign of diminishing. From The Assassination of Gianni Versace to Evil Genius, The ...

Supreme Court orders Virginia to hear appeal of Justin Wolfe, who pleaded guilty to murder  Washington PostThough Wolfe pleaded guilty, the Supreme Court ruled that the convicted drug dealer may still appeal his case and that Virginia must consider the merits of his ...

Texas court throws out 1987 murder conviction; declares North Texas man "actually innocent"  The Texas TribuneThe Court of Criminal Appeals said Steven Mark Chaney's conviction was based partly on faulty science.

A Potentially Tectonic Event Shakes Up Mumia Abu-Jamal Case – OpEd  Eurasia ReviewIn a huge potential break in the long-running and controversial case of Philadelphia journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, currently serving a life-without-parole term in a ...

A potentially tectonic event shakes up the Mumia Abu-Jamal case  NationofChangeIn a huge potential break in the long-running and controversial case of Philadelphia journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, currently in Pennsylvania's SCI Mahanoy ...

‘Making A Murderer’ Lawyer Kathleen Zellner Teases ‘Something Big Is Coming’  The Inquisitr NewsSteven Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner has used Twitter repeatedly to share information, answer questions, and push for cooperation with the Wisconsin ...

New 2019 California Laws Expand Expungement of Criminal Records  EIN NewsIf your conviction was in a California court, we can handle your expungement, reduction, or Certificate/Pardon, including all the court hearings, without you ...

Tulsa Walgreens Shooting Raises 'Stand Your Ground' Law Questions  News On 6A Tulsa Walgreens clerk shot and killed an armed man Wednesday, wounding two bystanders as well, police said.

COA reverses murderer's post-conviction relief | 2018-09-06  Indiana LawyerPost-conviction relief was revoked from a man convicted of murder and sentenced to 141 years in prison after the Indiana Court of Appeals found res judicata ...

Free Mumia? [Updated]  Power LineMumia Abu-Jamal (formerly known as Wesley Cook) murdered Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. He was caught and prosecuted.

17 New PA Laws Now In Effect That Could Change Your Life  Newtown, PA PatchNew PA Laws Take Effect This Week - Newtown, PA - There are several new laws on the books in Pennsylvania. Just this week, at least 17 new laws have gone ...

New York Gov. Cuomo Releases Marijuana Legalization Details  Marijuana MomentNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who only recently flipped from calling marijuana a “gateway drug” to endorsing its legalization, released details on Tuesday ...

South Plainfield man's bid for post conviction relief denied, again  MyCentralJersey.comA South Plainfield man convicted of the 2005 murder of his estranged girlfriend during separate trials in 2007 and 2010 has lost his latest bid to avoid spending ...

Panezich appeals denial of post-conviction relief  Youngstown VindicatorBy Justin Wier · jwier@vindy.com. YOUNGSTOWN. A man who led what prosecutors called the largest sports-memorabilia fraud case in the country will again ...

Judge denies Steven Avery's motion seeking new trial in 'Making a Murderer' case  Appleton Post CrescentMANITOWOC - The Sheboygan County Circuit Court judge overseeing Steven Avery's case on Thursday denied a motion by his attorneys seeking to ...

A Twin Falls man says his public defender failed him. Now he hopes reforms will help others like him.  Idaho StatesmanA Twin Falls, Idaho, man wants reform after his post-conviction relief for ineffective counsel thanks to a public defender he says failed him.

What happens now with Curtis Flowers' case? | In the Dark  APM ReportsUpdate: On Nov. 2, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Flowers' appeal. The justices will consider whether District Attorney Doug Evans has a history of ...

Allen Prue Challenging Murder Conviction | News  Caledonian RecordConvicted murderer Allen Prue is keeping busy in prison.

Mark Becker denied post-conviction relief  KCRGThe Iowa Court of Appeals has denied Mark Becker's application for post-conviction relief.

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Effectiveness Of Counsel-Sex Offender Registry  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere a defendant, who was required to register as a sex offender after he failed to report his Facebook accounts, claimed that his counsel was ineffective for ...

A judge's odd analogy could overturn a dozen old Philly murder convictions  Philly.comA dozen murder convictions could be in question, and at least two are already in line for new trials, all because of an analogy used by former Philadelphia Judge ...

‘Making a Murderer’: Everything That’s Happened Since Season One  Rolling StoneIt's been nearly three years since Netflix's Making a Murderer brought international attention to Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, and had just about everyone ...

Ohio womans Facebook post on gun at school lands her in jail  The Columbus DispatchBARBERTON — A northeast Ohio woman cried and appeared stunned Monday after she was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest and three days in jail for ...

Maryland passes bill to expand post-conviction relief  Delmarva Daily TimesPeople who have been convicted of crimes after a plea bargain may soon be able to appeal their convictions with DNA and other evidence, after a law passed ...

NJ drunken driving: 10,000 cases at Jersey Shore could be wiped out  Asbury Park PressThe state Supreme Court's decision in a Monmouth County case leaves more than 20000 drunk driving cases — 10000 at the Shore — in question.

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Effectiveness Of Counsel-Conflict Of Interest  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere a defendant argued that his trial counsel was ineffective for revealing their privileged communications while making a record regarding the decision not to ...

Proper Breathing Brings Better Health  Scientific AmericanScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...

Opinion: SEAS Change – A community-led effort to keep families together  The International ExaminerAs we cherish our loved ones this holiday season, 36 Khmer Americans will be oceans apart from their families in a place most have never been before.

Legislature Passes Bill to Expand Post-Conviction Relief  U.S. News & World ReportANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Many bills remained in the balance as the minute hand ticked toward midnight on April 9, the last of Maryland's 90-day legislative ...

Carroll Woman Seeks Postconviction Relief On Prior Convictions, Citing Arresting Officer’s Credibility  1380 KCIMA postconviction relief request was filed last week in District Court for Carroll County questioning the credibility of former Carroll Police officer, Jacob Smith.

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel-Categorically Unreasonable Strategic Decisions  Missouri Lawyers MediaMovant, serving five concurrent prison terms for various sex crimes, moved for post-conviction relief alleging ineffective assistance of trial counsel, who chose to ...

Mablin seeks speedy trial  Clinton HeraldCLINTON — The attorney for a Clinton man, convicted of a 2007 murder, has submitted a demand for a speedy trial in regard to the defendant's retrial.

Convicted murderer granted post-conviction relief 18 years after killing  KATUFamily of a murder victim are preparing for a trial after a judge granted the man responsible for the death post-conviction relief.In 2003, Rafael Mora Contreras ...

Refinery29 Binge Club: The Innocent Man Recaps  Refinery29Join Refinery29 in bingeing Netflix's new docu-series, The Innocent Man, as we break down each episode. Friends don't let friends binge alone!

LB officials announce RISE program in effort to assist residents with post-conviction relief  Signal TribuneCity of Long Beach officials hosted a press conference Nov. 1 at City Hall to announce the Restoration Initiative for Safety and Employment (RISE) program, ...

Moncher's perjury conviction could endanger past convictions (copy)  Arizona Daily SunWhen you stir hot coals, you can sometimes find a flame.

Supreme Court requires evidence review in post-conviction case  Minnesota LawyerExpressing frustration with the District Court, the Supreme Court prophylactically reversed a denial of claims for postconviction relief in a murder trial because the ...

Twenty Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Kamala Harris  National ReviewThen-California attorney general Kamala Harris in 2011 (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) A trip through the life and career of the California senator as she gears up for a ...

Putnam murder appeal denied  Cookeville Herald CitizenThe second degree murder conviction of a Putnam County man has been upheld once again by the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, which has denied ...

Court denies convicted killer's appeal  WOWTLINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal by a man convicted of killing a University of Nebraska at Omaha student ...

Quotes of the Year: the most memorable quotes of 2018  NewsOK.comEach December we gather up the most memorable quotes from the preceding year and share them with our readers. Quotes may be poignant, sad, exuberant, ...

Fyre Festival turned Fyre Fraud investigated in Hulu documentary  EyeWitness NewsFyre Fraud – a newly released documentary highlighting the disastrous events of the now infamous Fyre Festival of 2017 debuted on the online video streaming ...

Why the Midterms Were Good News For Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey  Rolling StoneThe midterm election results are in, and in addition to winning control of the House of Representatives, Democratic candidates managed to unseat Republican ...

Ritenour attends court proceedings | Local News  Oskaloosa HeraldOSKALOOSA — Alicia Ritenour was in the Mahaska County courtroom Tuesday and Wednesday, seeking post-conviction relief.

Adnan Syed Case Stalled for at Least Another Year  Rolling StoneIt's been two years since Serial subject Adnan Syed was granted a new trial, but his case will remain in limbo – and he'll remain in prison – for another year.

Inmate blames lawyer for conviction  DeKalb Daily ChronicleSYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge said Monday that it will be October before he can rule on whether a man convicted of assaulting a child with Asperger's ...

Manafort Accused of Sharing Trump Polling Data With Russian Associate  The New York TimesThe accusations that Paul Manafort shared polling data were inadvertently revealed in a court filing by his lawyers. The associate, Konstantin V. Kilimnik, had ...

Myrtle Beach area man who killed, cut off coworker’s genitals seeks new trial  Myrtle Beach OnlineA man accused of killing a coworker and cutting off his genitals has filed his latest appeal. Eric Rieb was convicted of killing Joe Award in 2000 at a North Myrtle ...

Where Are Tommy Ward & Karl Fontenot From The Innocent Man Now?  Refinery29They were convicted of the 1984 murder of Denice Haraway in Ada, OK, but were are they now?

Dozens claim a Chicago detective beat them into confessions. A pattern of abuse or a pattern of lies?  The Washington PostA longtime inmate — and dozens of others — say they were beaten and threatened into confessions by a police officer who prosecutors and colleagues say ...

Ross Ulbricht Denied Post-Conviction Relief Extension  Bitcoin NewsThe man convicted of creating the Silk Road marketplace, Ross Ulbricht, has lost yet another appeal to extend his post-conviction relief. Judge Forrest.

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - 2018 - World  ReliefWebEnglish Analysis on World about Protection and Human Rights, Children, IDPs and more; published on 07 Jan 2019 by UNODC.