Lira's post-conviction relief request fails  Clinton HeraldCLINTON — Chief District Court Judge Marlita Greve has denied an application for post-conviction relief for a man convicted in 2016 of first-degree robbery and ...

Revisiting Post-Conviction Relief by States to Defeat Deportation Laws  Immigration BlogActions taken by the judiciary and the executive branches of state governments designed solely to defeat the workings of federal deportation laws only foster an ...

Prosecutor seeks post conviction relief for Christopher Tapp  LocalNews8.com"There exists clear and convincing evidence that Petitioner (Christopher Tapp) was convicted of a crime for which he did not commit."

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Timeliness-Failure to Appoint Counsel  Missouri Lawyers MediaDefendant filed a pro se motion for post-conviction relief, which included an in forma pauperis affidavit claiming indigence due to incarceration. Defendant ...

Man convicted of murder in the '90s exonerated thanks to genetic genealogy  ABC NewsIn the 1990s, Christopher Tapp was sent to prison for the rape and murder of Idaho teen Angie Dodge. Despite his DNA not matching evidence found at the ...

Rapper Urges Pennsylvania Court to Overturn 2008 Conviction  Courthouse News ServicePHILADELPHIA (CN) – Rapper and criminal-justice reform crusader Meek Mill took one step closer to vindication Tuesday, with his attorney questioning the ...

Man convicted in Missoula murder of exchange student seeking new trial  KRTV Great Falls NewsYour browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.

Local News, Post-conviction relief sought in manslaughter case  Bonner County Daily BeeSANDPOINT — A Bonner County man serving a 10-year prison for accidentally killing one pedestrian and seriously injuring another is seeking post-conviction ...

'Fatal error': Man convicted of killing Missoula exchange student seeks new trial  Fairfield Sun TimesA Missoula man convicted in the 2014 shooting death of a German exchange student was back in court Thursday, seeking a new trial.

Christensen's post-conviction relief motion denied, appeal filed  Amery Free Press“You don't negotiate the sentence with the judge.” Judge Eugene Harrington read that quote from Darryl Christensen's former defense attorney during his ruling ...

Christopher Tapp exonerated in 1996 murder of Angie Dodge  KTVB.comIDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Christopher Tapp was exonerated Wednesday after being wrongfully convicted of the 1996 murder of Angie Dodge. "I hope that things ...

The Jury Said He Killed Her Daughter. She Helped Clear His Name.  The New York TimesCarol Dodge's daughter had been killed, and a man had been convicted. But years later, still fixated on the case, she was poring over 30 hours of interrogation ...

The Questionable Conviction, and Re-Conviction, of Ricky Joyner  ProPublicaJuries convicted Ricky Joyner twice. Once in 1994 and again in 1998, after he won his first appeal. Prosecutors called the case cut and dried. But we looked ...

Franklin man who 'heard voices' loses second appeal of robbery conviction  MyCentralJersey.comFRANKLIN (Somerset) – A township man who claimed he was hearing voices while he was committing two violent robberies has lost the second appeal of his ...

Federal judge recommends appeal of York County convicted killer should be denied  PennLiveU.S. Middle District Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carson Monday rejected claims of Paul N. Hansen that he was the victim of an unfair trial or ineffective counsel.

The most powerful argument for the death penalty: Steve Duin  OregonLiveAngela McAnulty is the only woman on Oregon's Death Row. She's also the most powerful argument for it. She killed her 15-year-old daughter with such ...

Jake Patterson sent to out-of-state prison to serve sentence for Closs kidnapping, murders  Green Bay Press GazettePatterson, 22, was transferred Monday from Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun.

Johnson County prosecutor Cooper to resign after domestic battery sentencing  Indiana LawyerJohnson County Prosecutor Bradley Cooper will be removed from his elected office Wednesday after he is sentenced for felony and misdemeanor domestic ...

Clear Lake man found guilty of child sexual abuse  Mason City Globe GazetteA Cerro Gordo County jury found a Clear Lake man guilty on one count of second-degree sexual abuse late Friday morning.

Elkhart man revives efforts for new trial in 2002 murder  Indiana LawyerA mentally disabled man serving a 55-year prison sentence for a murder 17 years ago that he maintains he did not commit is reviving his efforts for ...

Convicted of murder on recanted testimony, Corey Atchison fights for his freedom, 'actual innocence' ruling  Tulsa WorldCorey Atchison has been imprisoned for nearly 30 years after being convicted of first-degree murder in what police alleged was a gang-related shooting. But a a ...

Special judge denies appeal of capital murder conviction  Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalTUPELO • A special judge said the courts should not suspend the rules for a Mooreville man who waited too long to appeal.

Rogersville attorney publicly censured by state's Supreme Court  TherogersvillereviewNASHVILLE — On July 10, 2019, Gerald Todd Eidson, a Tennessee licensed attorney, from Rogersville, was publicly censured by the Supreme Court of ...

News - Meek Mill Appeals in Superior Court; Woman Assaulted in Jefferson; Lifeguard Attacked in Mayfair  iradiophilly32-year-old Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, aka Robert Rihmeek Williams, appeared before Pennsylvania State Superior Court on Tuesday, 7/16, to petition the.

No-contest plea runs afoul of 'knowing and voluntary' test  Rhode Island Lawyers WeeklyA petitioner who in 2014 pleaded nolo contendere to two counts of second-degree child molestation showed by a preponderance of the evidence that he was ...

'I can't hold no grudge. Life's too short:' Corey Atchison found actually innocent after 1991 murder conviction  Tulsa WorldFor years, Corey Atchison told anyone who would listen that he was wrongly imprisoned on a 1991 first-degree murder conviction related to the shooting of a ...

Teen convicted of murder wins resentencing due to ineffective counsel  Indiana LawyerA man who as a 16-year-old received a 181-year sentence for murder in entitled to a new sentencing hearing. The Indiana Court of Appeals concluded the Lake ...

Kim Kardashian West tweets support for Ohio man who was granted clemency for death sentence in 2010  Cleveland 19 NewsIn 1994, Kevin Keith was convicted on three counts of aggravated murder and three counts of attempted murder. However, questions have since arose relating ...

Mooreville man wants to appeal 2005 capital murder conviction  Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalTUPELO • A Mooreville man who had his death sentence vacated last year hopes a special judge will allow him to appeal his 14-year-old capital murder ...

Sunbury man, seeking murder exoneration, asks for evidence to be DNA-tested  Sunbury Daily ItemSUNBURY — Scott Schaeffer is requesting that nearly 20 pieces of evidence found at a 1986 murder scene be tested for DNA to prove he is innocent of the ...

Jacksonville man released from prison 17 years early, and not a minute too soon  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXXEveryone agreed Eric Wright's 20-year sentence was excessive. “I have no discretion,” Circuit Judge Tatiana Salvador lamented at his 2015 sentencing. “I have ...

Oregon's only woman on death row to get new trial: Judge says he'll throw out her child-torture murder conviction  OregonLiveA post-conviction-relief judge finds that defense lawyers for Angela McAnulty, now 50, made crucial mistakes before and after she entered a guilty plea to ...

Execution date set for Russell Bucklew in late 2019  KAITThe Supreme Court of Missouri issued a warrant of execution for Bucklew on June 25, 2019.

Bonita Springs attorney faces suspension after allegedly using research company to draft motion  Florida RecordTALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Longtime Bonita Springs attorney Charles A. Murray faces suspension following a May 30 Florida Supreme Court order after ...

A 'fundamental miscarriage of justice': Man set free after 28 years in prison for crime he didn't commit now adjusts to life outside  Tulsa WorldCorey Atchison's first night of freedom in nearly 30 years ended with a two-hour nap at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. He got about three hours of sleep the ...

NC lawmakers pass enhanced human trafficking support, penalties  Charlotte PostThe North Carolina Senate last week unanimously passed House Bill 198, which implements recommendations made by the North Carolina Human Trafficking ...

Pa. man's request for DNA testing to clear himself of 1986 murder gets delayed  PennLiveScott R. Schaeffer will have to wait a few more weeks to learn if a judge will grant his petition for DNA testing of certain evidence in the 1986 beating death of ...

Indiana death row inmate denied SCOTUS appeal of sentence  Indiana LawyerAn Indiana death row inmate whose request for a new sentencing hearing split the Indiana Supreme Court and drew a 40-page dissent from Chief Justice ...

He was convicted of an Horry County murder, but new DNA tests tell a different story  Myrtle Beach Sun NewsDNA from a man convicted of murder was not found on the victim or items taken from the crime scene, according to a defense expert. Gary Wayne Bennett is ...

Appeals Court reverses ruling in Christensen civil suit  Amery Free PressThe Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled June 26 that Polk County is not liable for damages awarded to two victims that were sexually assaulted in the ...

In Louisiana, a Messenger of Change Disregards His Message  The AppealBetween 2010 and 2014, three people were principally responsible for making Caddo Parish, Louisiana, the death penalty capital of America: District Attorney ...

Murder appeal from city heard | Local | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal GazetteINDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments Friday about whether an Allen County convicted murderer should get another appeal. Tro ...

Court records: Conviction vacated for man who pled guilty in wife's shooting, judge orders new trial  FOX CarolinaSPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) – Court records show the conviction has been vacated for an Upstate man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder and a ...

Kevin Gates Visits C-Murder in Prison  XXLMAG.COMKevin Gates hasn't been behind bars since 2018, but that hasn't stopped him from returning to a prison to visit another rap star inmate. Last night (July 8), ...

Greenville deputy, caught on video destroying evidence, will not face further investigation  Greenville NewsGreenville County Sheriff's Office has no plans to review any of Deputy Wes Arflin's prior arrests after he was caught on video destroying evidence.

AG to Provide Bright-Line Rules for Post-Conviction Relief Cases  Immigration BlogThe ultimate decision will likely provide needed guidance to immigration adjudicators, and will also likely limit any attempts by activist state judges and ...

Dubuque County prosecutor seeks dismissal of convicted murderer's bid for new trial  telegraphherald.comA local prosecutor seeks to end the new trial bid of a man convicted of a Dubuque murder.

Seventh Appeal Denied For Carroll Man Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting A Child, But Option For More Appeals Left Open  1380 KCIMThe seventh appeal in nine years for a Carroll man convicted of sexually assaulting a child has again been rejected by the Iowa Court of Appeals. However, this ...

Jimmy Dimora stakes hope of freedom on ethics reports he was barred from using at corruption trial  cleveland.comJimmy Dimora thinks his ethics reports may be the key to getting a new trial.

Judge called to testify in case of man convicted of shooting ex-Jaguar Richard Collier  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXXSenior Circuit Court Judge Mallory Cooper returned to court -- not to preside, but to testify.

Experts Tout Justice, Economics in Push to Legalize Cannabis  Courthouse News ServiceWASHINGTON (CN) – Physicians and even a state prosecutor joined the effort to legalize marijuana Wednesday, telling Congress that federal approval will ...

Florida Supreme Court gives attorney Charles Murray of Bonita Springs a 6-month suspension  The News-PressBonita Springs attorney Charles A. Murray was given a 180-day suspension, effective 30 days from a May 30 court order.

Florida US Representatives are backing marijuana reforms  Florida PhoenixWASHINGTON – Six U.S. Reps from Florida – Democrats Charlie Crist, Al Lawson, Darren Soto and Ted Deutch, along with Republicans Matt Gaetz and Greg ...

The Innocence Whisperers  Boston College ChronicleAdjunct Professor Charlotte Whitmore has a gift for freeing the wrongly convicted. But she doesn't do it alone. Her talent is in knowing how to assist a team of ...

N.J. appellate court vacates plea deal that would have meant mandatory deportation  NJ.comA state appellate court on Wednesday vacated a plea deal for a Hudson County man in jail on a bail-jumping charge after it was found the defendant “was ...

Two sentenced in Horry County sexual assault case involving two 4-year-olds  WMBFHORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Two of the four people arrested in connection to a sexual assault case involving two four-year-olds appeared in court ...

One year later, still no decision for future of Rapides quadruple murderer  KALB NewsLast week marked one year since a hearing wrapped for convicted quadruple murderer, Darrell James Robinson. And, one year later, a decision has yet to be ...

Illinois is going to expunge marijuana convictions from 800000 criminal records  CNNIf you've been arrested for weed in Illinois, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Even Before he Appeals his Conviction, Raniere Will be Seeking Relief  ArtvoiceSeveral readers have recently commented about the likelihood that Keith Raniere will be filing various appeals reading his recent conviction on seven felony ...

Queens judge orders hearing on new DNA evidence in '93 Bayside murder that could exonerate Brooklyn man  QNS.comA man convicted in a notorious Bayside murder case in 1993 will have a new day in court after a Queens judge ruled their may be new evidence that may ...

Opinion analysis: Felons-in-possession must know they are felons  SCOTUSblogIn order to convict an unauthorized immigrant for gun possession, a federal prosecutor must prove not only that the defendant knew he possessed the gun but ...

Jim Kenyon: Vermont's Corrections system needs fixing  Valley NewsFor 20 years, Vermont has gotten away with treating a chunk of its prison population like cattle. With Vermont's own prisons maxed out, hundreds of offenders ...

Employment discrimination — retaliation, timing  Chicago Daily Law BulletinEmployment discrimination — retaliation, timing - Where an employee's job performance and satisfaction at work had deteriorated months prior to an alleged ...

Post-conviction relief is an option for those convicted in South Carolina.  Myrtle Beach Sun NewsPost-conviction relief is an option for those convicted in South Carolina seeking a new trial. The court filing is a chance to raise issues during their trial.

Sentencing Guidelines – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalTracy Shipman appeals the district court's denial of his petition for collateral postconviction relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2255.

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalMichael Mayville appeals from his convictions for incest, as well as an order denying postconviction relief.

Legislature approves post-conviction relief for marijuana crimes  Herald and NewsThe Senate gave the nod to a proposal that would help tens of thousands of Oregonians with marijuana convictions clear their record, allowing them better ...

Post-conviction relief ruling appealed in Minot quadruple homicide  KFYR-TVA Somali national serving four life sentences in a quadruple homicide in Minot in 2011 is once again appealing a lower court's denial for post-conviction relief.

Man who murdered Gary officer withdraws petition for post-conviction relief  nwitimes.comCROWN POINT — A man serving life in prison for murdering Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield in 2014 has withdrawn his petition for post-conviction relief.

Criminal – Murder – Constitutionality  Rhode Island Lawyers WeeklyWhere a petitioner who pleaded guilty to murder has applied for postconviction relief, the application should be denied because of his failure to demonstrate that ...

Judge denies motion for post-conviction relief for Brian Folsom  Canon City Daily RecordDistrict Judge David Thorson denied a motion for post-conviction relief for Brian Folsom, 35, who entered a plea bargain in 2009 for a murder case. Thursday ...

White Sox look for first win post ASG against Rays  WLS-TVChicago White Sox right-hander Reynaldo Lopez pledged to make the second half of his season better than his first.

After post-conviction relief, man to leave jail after 18 years via plea agreement  KATUDontae Remarcus Farmer, 36, was convicted of murder with a firearm in 2001, but after the Oregon Supreme Court granted him post-conviction relief in 2018, ...

Death sentences under review for man who raped and killed Boca mom and Delray babysitter  Sun SentinelThe case of a notorious Palm Beach County double murderer on Florida's Death Row is back in the spotlight in a debate that could affect death sentences for ...

Nebraska death row inmate's post-conviction motion sat idle for 2 years after judge retired  Lincoln Journal StarA Nebraska death row inmate's case raising constitutional claims has sat idle for more than two years, following a Scotts Bluff County judge's retirement.

Labeled a murderer for 24 years, Philadelphia man is exonerated  The Philadelphia InquirerIt took almost 25 years, but the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office finally conceded that Johnny Berry, who was just 16 when he was arrested in 1994, did not ...

Family takes the stand in post-conviction relief hearing for Stephen Stanko  wpde.comA post conviction relief hearing that could grant convicted murderer Stephen Stanko, who is on death row, a retrial was back in session Tuesday. Stanko's ...

All the decisions the Supreme Court made in 2019  Business InsiderThe current Supreme Court is one of the most closely watched in history after President Donald Trump successfully appointed two justices.

Nebraska Supreme Court denies postconviction relief to sex offender  Scottsbluff Star HeraldThough Timothy Fuentes, of Scottsbluff, had a history of sex offense, the man objected when a Scotts Bluff County judge sentenced him to the maximum ...

Post-conviction relief hearing set for David Hyslop  KRTV Great Falls NewsA hearing has been set for a Great Falls man looking to get a new trial for the beating death of 2-year-old October Perez. David Hyslop was convicted of ...

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 ...

Appeals court rejects belated post-conviction appeal | 2019-04-24  Indiana LawyerA post-conviction petitioner who failed to timely file a notice of appeal has permanently extinguished his opportunity to appeal and cannot invoke ...

Judge: No post-conviction relief for former CSI employee who embezzled more than $530000  Times-NewsTWIN FALLS — A judge denied a post-conviction relief request earlier this month from a former College of Southern Idaho employee who embezzled more than ...

Scotts Bluff man loses his appeal for postconviction relief  KSNB Local 4LINCOLN, Neb. - (KNEP) - A Scotts Bluff County man loses his postconviction relief appeal to both county district court and Nebraska Supreme Court. According ...

Public defenders to help some in King County remove ‘scarlet letter’ of criminal conviction from their record  The Seattle TimesThere may be thousands of felons eligible to have their records vacated and the King County Department of Public Defense has formed a new unit to help them ...

Brian Kammer to Lead Mercer Law’s Habeas Project  wgxa.tvMACON – Brian Kammer has been appointed as the new director of Mercer Law School's Habeas Project, beginning summer 2019. Kammer has served as ...

Criminal records can be a ‘life sentence to poverty.’ This state is automatically sealing some.  Washington PostResearch shows that the vast majority of people who could expunge their criminal records never do it. Petitioning for a clean record can be confusing and costly.

'It's brutal': Heat wave across half the US cancels events  Fox 56NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races and pushed ...

Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: Trump Judge Amy Coney Barrett Tries to Deny Post-Conviction Relief Despite Prosecutor Hiding Hypnosis of Key Witness  People For the American WayConfirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears” is a blog series documenting the harmful impact of President Trump's judges on Americans' rights and liberties.

Spotlight: Cory Booker's New Sentencing Reform Bill Is About Redemption  The AppealEditor's Note: The Daily Appeal is occasionally examining the 2020 presidential contenders' records, platforms, and rhetoric on issues relating to criminal justice.

Thousands of DWI cases in Harris County thrown into question after blood vial recall  ChronThousands of drunken driving cases in Harris County will be reviewed after a recall of potentially faulty vials used to hold samples for blood-alcohol tests, ...

Man who struck and killed trooper on I-91 in 2003 seeks release from prison  vtdigger.orgEric Daley testifies during his post-conviction relief trial in Windsor Superior Court on Monday in White River Junction. Photo by Jennifer Hauck/Valley News.

Man who killed Gary cop withdraws petition challenging conviction  Chicago TribuneCarl Blount, who was sentenced to life without parole in the murder of a Gary police officer, withdrew his petition for post-conviction relief.

India hopes for ICJ relief in Kulbhushan Jadhav case  Times of IndiaIndia News: Ahead of Wednesday's verdict by the International Court of Justice, India's main hope is that the court will hold Pakistan guilty of violating Vienna.

Curtis Flowers' lawyers want answers from Doug Evans  APM ReportsIn its latest filing, the defense team wants a chance to question the prosecutor under oath.

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.

Eight Factors To Consider To Avoid Turning A Local Or National Tragedy Into A PR Disaster  ForbesWhen a major disaster or news story breaks, stop and follow this advice from Forbes Communications Council experts and ensure your response is appropriate.

Adnan Syed Trials, Convictions, and Appeals Timeline - Hae Min Lee Murder Case  HarpersBAZAAR.comThe two decades-long case depicted on HBO's The Case Against Adnan Syed is extraordinarily complex. Here, we lay out the essential facts of Syed's ...

Steven Avery's attorney requests new trial, new judge  WBAYSteven Avery's attorney has filed a motion asking the circuit court to reverse his conviction for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach and order a new trial.

Guest Opinion: In baby murder conviction, a measure of justice  The Spokesman-ReviewLady Justice. There she stands. She wears a blindfold because she sees no color. She holds a scale that implies that there is an equal opportunity of justice for ...