Criminal Law: Postconviction Relief-Failure to Seek Suppression of Evidence  Missouri Lawyers MediaDefendant appealed from the denial of his motion for postconviction relief following his conviction for felony drug possession, in which defendant alleged that ...

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Effectiveness of Counsel-Conflict of Interest  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere a defendant who sought to vacate his guilty plea challenged the denial of post-conviction relief, the case is reversed and remanded in part because the ...

Idaho's death row is shrinking | State News  Post RegisterThe population of Idaho's death row has been slowly shrinking, in part because some previously condemned inmates have won appeals, been resentenced to ...

Judge denies mistrial after claims of jury bullying in Tempe fire captain murder trial  AZCentralA judge ruled that the man convicted in the 2018 death of a Tempe fire captain won't get a new trial, despite allegations of juror misconduct.

Court Of Criminal Appeals Denies Post-Conviction Relief For Butler In Slaying Of Bernard Hughes, Wounding Of Timothy Westfield  The ChattanooganThe Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has denied post-conviction relief for Harold Francis "Bam" Butler in the murder of 46-year-old Bernard Hughes and ...

Guest Column: Death penalty bill a betrayal | Columns  Daily AstorianIn June, the Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 1013 that narrowed the definition of aggravated murder and drastically reduced the number of murderers in ...

Man dies three years into life sentence for Wellington-area murder  Palm Beach PostThe man convicted in a 2011 robbery-turned-homicide near Wellington died last month in prison after repeatedly complaining of pain and swelling in his groin, ...

Trump Judge Rules that Man with Possible Serious Intellectual Disability Should be Executed Without a Hearing to Determine his Disability: Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears  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. Trump ...

Convicted Green Bay slasher intends to appeal conviction  WBAYBROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Green Bay man convicted of slashing his girlfriend with a box cutter intends to appeal his conviction. Online court records ...

Second Annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) Helps People Clear Criminal Records  ForbesThe second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in 30 cities throughout the country. A coalition of ...

Trial Cancelled for Clearfield Man Accused in Prescription Drug Scheme | GantNews.com  GANT NewsCLEARFIELD – The trial was cancelled on Friday morning for a Clearfield man accused in a prescription drug scheme with a former medical physician assistant.

Are jailhouse lawyers beneficial or bad for the system?  ABA JournalImage from Shutterstock.com. I remember Corbin Bernsen. I remember the saxophone intro. I remember the synthesizer crescendo reminding the audience that ...

Judge OKs secret deal for convicted killer George Thomas in Christian-Newsom slayings  GoVolsXtraConvicted killer George Thomas on Monday begrudgingly admitted he's a "violent offender," forced the label "rapist" removed from his criminal dossier and ...

Indiana Supreme Court to hear appeal of Gary man on death row for slaying his wife, two stepchildren  Chicago TribuneThe Indiana Supreme Court will today hear the appeal of a former Gary man who was sentenced to death in 2013 after a jury convicted him in the Aug. 6, 2007 ...

Jerry Sandusky's resentencing is delayed for reasons unclear  PennLive.comFormer Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky walks towards the Centre County Courthouse for a Post Conviction Relief Act hearing in Bellefonte, Pa. on ...

Deal in doubt for George Thomas in Christian/Newsom torture slayings case  Knoxville News SentinelGeorge Thomas' sweetheart deal – a 77-year sentencing break for testifying against a fellow suspect in the torture slayings of a Knox County couple – turned ...

Man who committed murder as teen wants sentence reduced  Rantoul PressPAXTON — A 37-year-old serving a 60-year prison term for a murder he committed in Ford County when he was 16 is challenging the constitutionality of his ...

Mixed reactions to governor's no special session decision  The Register-GuardGov. Kate Brown's decision not to call a special legislative session to clarify a new state law that redefines aggravated murder left legislators, justice reform ...

Tulsa man convicted of murder freed after DNA tests  KOKH FOX25A man who had served nearly 17 years of a prison sentence of life without parole for the death of a Tulsa, Oklahoma, lounge owner was released from prison ...

Man on death row for killing family says lawyers made mistakes, asks Indiana Supreme Court for resentencing  Chicago TribuneAttorneys for a Gary man convicted of slaughtering his family argue that ineffective counsel and contradictory instructions to the jury resulting in a death sentence ...

Court declines to block Texas execution  SCOTUSblogThe Supreme Court this evening denied the application for a stay of execution and the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Billy Jack Crutsinger. Texas ...

Gov. Brown: No special session for death penalty law  The Register-GuardThe governor called off plans for a special session to resolve confusion over a new law that redefines the crime of aggravated murder in the state of Oregon.Gov.

OK Innocence Project proves Willard O'Neal was wrongfully convicted after serving 17 years in prison  City-sentinelStory by Darla Shelden on September 12, 2019 . Click on author name to view all articles by this author. You can follow any responses to this entry through the ...

Man arrested with vehicle of woman he lived with, who's still missing after fire ravaged their home, cops say  NJ.comAn Ocean Township man has been arrested on weapons charges after a house he shared with a woman burned down last week in Monmouth County.

North Dakota Supreme Court rejects appeal in Minot quadruple homicide  KFYR-TVA Somali national serving four life sentences in a 2011 quadruple homicide in Minot has lost another appeal with the North Dakota State Supreme Court.

Court beat | Crime  Newsbug.infoFrom Sept. 9 to Sept. 13, the White County Prosecutor's Office filed 27 cases related to criminal matters for a total of 574 cases so far this year.

He was convicted of a nightclub murder. Does his cellmate know the 'real killer'?  Indianapolis StarConvicted of murder, Anthony Bedolla says he met an inmate who could help prove his innocence.

Massive search for woman missing since house blaze. Boyfriend had her jewelry when arrested, cops say.  NJ.comInvestigators are conducting a massive search Wednesday for a missing woman around the charred remains of a Monmouth County home days after her live-in ...

Melissa Robitille Wants Manslaughter Conviction Thrown Out | News  Caledonian RecordA Hardwick woman convicted for involuntary manslaughter for her role in the 2014 alcohol poisoning death of her disabled son is claiming ineffective legal ...

JUSTICE STORY: The coldest case, ‘The Piggyback Kidnap’  New York Daily NewsOn Dec. 3, 1957, Maria Ridulph, 7, accepted a piggyback ride from a stranger. Five months later, a couple hunting for mushrooms found her body. She was ...

Jim Kenyon: Daley's lengthy sentence still outstretches his crime  Valley NewsIn another country — Norway, perhaps — that takes a more enlightened approach to crime and punishment, Eric Daley might have stood a chance.But not in the ...

Valley death row inmate granted stay of execution  MonitorA Court granted a death row inmate's request for a stay of execution, court records show. In a Sept. 17 order filed in the Southern District of Texas, U.S. District ...

Re-sentencing hearing begins for man convicted of 1995 murder  Greene County Daily WorldRe-sentencing hearing begins for man convicted of 1995 murder. By Sabrina Stockrahm. Editor. One of the individuals accused of the 1995 abduction and ...

I've Filed An Official Criminal Complaint Against A Member Of Oregon Governor Kate Brown's Administration  550 KTSAI submitted this complaint this morning to Paige Clarkson, the DA for Marion County, asking she look into some of the dubious actions of Kate Brown and her ...

State appeals decision granting new trial to only woman on Oregon’s death row  OregonLive.comAngela McAnulty's conviction was reversed by a judge earlier this summer, but the state Friday appealed to the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Appeal withdrawn in Farmington crash death | Local News  Uniontown Herald StandardA Confluence man who pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for killing a 22-year-old man during a police chase in 2015 ultimately withdrew a motion for ...

Convicted Contractor Asks To Take Bid-Rig Plea He Rejected  Law360A construction contractor asked a California federal judge to vacate his conviction for conspiring to rig bids on U.S. Department of Energy jobs, saying his trial ...

Convicted murderer involved in brutal 2011 Lafayette killing has appeal rejected  Journal & CourierDarren Englert — Jeremy Gibson's sole surviving killer — lost his appeal to wiggle out of his 2012 guilty to plea to the charge of murder.

Judge to consider murder appeal Local News 0 comments  Butler EagleA Butler judge decided to consider a post-conviction appeal Monday from a former Kittanning man serving life in prison for a 1990 murder. Speaking through a ...

Judge denies appeal for man who struck, killed trooper from Bradford, Vt., in 2003  Valley NewsWHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Eric Daley, who led Vermont State Police on a high-speed chase in 2003 that resulted in the death of Trooper Michael Johnson, ...

Judge wants assurances he's got authority to approve sentencing break for torture-slaying convict  WBIR.comGeorge Thomas agreed this month to take the stand against Eric Boyd as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Felicity Huffman got a light sentence. Good.  The Washington PostOn Friday, U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani sentenced award-winning actress Felicity Huffman to two weeks in prison, a $30,000 fine and 250 hours of ...

Hearing for appeal in murder case rescheduled  Sunbury Daily ItemLEWISBURG — A Union County judge continued a scheduled hearing for Joel Snider, who's attempting to vacate his guilty plea and seek a new trial for the ...

Indiana Court Upholds Sentence in 1994 Double-Slaying Case  WBIW.com(INDIANAPOLIS) — An Indiana man who fatally shot his mother and stepfather as a youth has lost his latest bid for a sentence reduction. Aaron Brown was 16 ...

State Supreme Court turns down Kalmio appeal | News, Sports, Jobs  Minot Daily NewsThe North Dakota Supreme Court has denied an appeal from convicted murderer Omar Mohamed Kalmio for post-conviction relief. In an opinion issued on ...

Montgomery man faces 64 sex-crime indictments again after appeals court overturned guilty pleas  Montgomery AdvertiserA Montgomery man, who pleaded guilty to various sex crimes involving three minors in 2015, will get a second chance at a trial, but he'll again face all the ...

Meek Mill is no longer on probation, rapper tells cheering crowd in hometown of Philly  WPMT FOX 43After spending most of his adult life under court supervision, Meek Mill is no longer on probation, the rapper said Tuesday. The rhymesmith stepped out of a ...

Someone Shoots Window At Rose Motorcycle In Rossville Wednesday Night  The ChattanooganLarry Rose of Rose Motorcycle in Rossville posted on his Facebook page Wednesday night that someone again shot into his business. Mr. Rose posted, "Well, ...

Justices decline to block Florida execution (UPDATED)  SCOTUSblogThe Supreme Court today rejected pleas by Florida death-row inmate Gary Bowles to block his execution. The execution was originally scheduled for 6 p.m. EDT ...

No new sentence for man in chase that led to trooper death  WCAXA Vermont judge has denied a new sentencing hearing for a man serving a 26- to 33-year sentence for the death of a state trooper who was a hit by a car during ...

Gov. Kate Brown Will Call Special Session To Fix Oregon Death Penalty  OPB NewsOregon Gov. Kate Brown plans to convene lawmakers next month in a bid to end outcry over recent far-reaching changes to Oregon's death penalty laws.

Appeal denied again for man who killed Jacksonville teen in 2012  The Florida Times-UnionMichael Dunn's repeated attempt to appeal his life sentence for the 2012 murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis was denied by an appeals court in Tallahassee.

AG to Provide Bright-Line Rules for Post-Conviction Relief Cases  Immigration BlogAttorney General (AG) William Barr directed the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) on Wednesday to refer two cases, Matter of Thomas and Matter of Thompson ...

Stephen Owens to Retire in December  WBIW.com(INDIANAPOLIS) – After a distinguished career advocating for strong public defense, Stephen T. Owens, Public Defender of Indiana, is retiring. The Indiana ...

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalJohnny Maldonado appeals from an order denying his WIS. STAT. § 974.06 (2017-18) motion for postconviction relief.

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.

Windham County murderers seek post-conviction relief  Brattleboro ReformerNEWFANE — Two Windham County convicted murderers are challenging their convictions that go back to the early 1990s.Christopher Bacon, who was ...

Felicity Huffman's sentence is a good thing | Columnists  Bryan-College Station EagleOn Friday, U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani sentenced award-winning actress Felicity Huffman to two weeks in prison, a $30000 fine and 250 hours of ...

Former Trucking Company President Files Civil Suit Against Clearfield County District Attorney's Office | GantNews.com  GANT NewsCLEARFIELD – A former trucking company president has filed a civil suit against the Clearfield County District Attorney's Office. At a hearing Friday, Timothy L.

Darrell Hill, 20, Shot And Killed On Dahlia Street; 3 Teenagers Arrested  The ChattanooganDarrell Hill, 20, was shot and killed on Dahlia Street Thursday afternoon. Three teenagers have been arrested for the homicide. At approximately 12:14 p.m., ...

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."

Felicity Huffman's light sentence is a good thing (Commentary)  Syracuse.comWe should use merciful sentences such as Huffman's to get less-privileged people the same justice, writes Chandra Bozelko in The Washington Post.

Federal defender files claims on behalf of Rubio  MonitorAn attorney representing convicted child killer John Allen Rubio wants the conviction tossed, claiming Rubio's appointed defense did not represent him properly ...

California court cites DNA, overturns conviction in Monterey murder case  The Salinas CalifornianA man who has spent 33 years in prison may be freed after a California appeals court overturned his murder conviction based on new DNA testing. The Northern ...

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.

A Murder Conviction Was Overturned Using DNA and a Family Tree  TIMEA man was cleared for a decades-old murder case using DNA and genetic family tree information for the first time.

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, ...

Retrial Begins Of Murder And Decapitation Of Dana Wilkes  The ChattanooganAfter a lengthy jury selection, a once-convicted Chattanoogan's retrial officially got underway in Judge Barry Steelman's court. Tony Bigoms is on trial for the ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Judge: No post-conviction relief for former CSI employee who embezzled more than $530,000  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 ...

Meek Mill to get new trial and judge, Pennsylvania appeals court rules  CNNThe Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a trial judge erred in not granting Meek Mill a new trial "based on after-discovered evidence," in accordance with the ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Meek Mill’s Attorney Explains What Overturned Conviction Means for Rapper's Future  ComplexMeek Mill's 2008 drug and gun conviction has been overturned. His attorney Jordan Siev breaks down what impact this decision has on Meek's future.

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 ...

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 ...

Felipe Vazquez Arrested & Charged In Florida  MLB Trade RumorsSept. 18: Lacretia Wimbley and Shelly Bradbury of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette provide further detail on the series of charges that have been brought forth ...

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 ...

Judge denies Kaarma's request for new trial | Crime & Courts  MissoulianA retired state judge has denied Markus Kaarma's request for a new trial for the killing of a foreign exchange student.

Supreme Court Calendar: September 2019  Minnesota LawyerThe following summaries of upcoming Minnesota Supreme Court arguments for September 2019 were prepared from information provided by the Supreme ...

Jimmy Dimora's buddy loses bid for new trial in Cuyahoga County corruption case  cleveland.comA federal judge denied an attempt by former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora's former driver to have his corruption convictions overturned, but ...

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.

Attorneys seek relief under ND ruling for people convicted of refusing DUI blood test  Grand Forks HeraldFew people have apparently sought to vacate convictions for refusing warrantless DUI blood tests in the year since a North Dakota Supreme Court opinion ...

Hyslop, convicted in 2011 death of October Perez, alleges ineffective counsel  Great Falls TribuneA man convicted in the 2011 death of toddler October Perez was in district court Tuesday requesting post-conviction relief.

He committed murder-for-hire at a Myrtle Beach club. Now he wants out of prison  Myrtle Beach Sun NewsA man who killed a 23-year-old outside a downtown Myrtle Beach club has asked for a new trial, claiming his lawyer was ineffective, and he is innocent of the ...

Former Schaumburg officer continuing efforts to have conviction vacated  Chicago Daily HeraldDuPage County prosecutors are objecting to a former Schaumburg police officer's attempts to have his conviction vacated and charges dismissed. In a one-page ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Judge dismisses relief case appeal for Lawson  Cleveland Daily BannerBradley County Criminal Court Judge Andrew Mark Freiberg has dismissed a post-conviction relief case for Aaron Dean Lawson, the man convicted in 2014 in ...

Dostoevsky, Milton, and the Changing Definition of “Meaning”  Merion West... our current crisis of meaning, it was only in the 19th century that sensitive figures truly began to grasp the profound changes which had transformed societies.”.

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.

Judge grants new trial for man convicted of sexual abuse  Clinton HeraldCLINTON — Post-conviction relief has been granted to a Clinton man convicted in 2014 of seven counts of sexual abuse and 60 counts of sexual exploitation of ...

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 ...

Meek Mill granted fresh chance to overturn conviction with new trial, new judge  Metro USPhilly rapper Meek Mill was granted a new trial and judge, and a *fresh* chance to argue against the rapper's 2008 gun and drug conviction, according to NBC ...