Criminal – Post-conviction relief – Effectiveness of counsel  Rhode Island Lawyers WeeklyWhere a petitioner convicted of murder applied for post-conviction relief, he has failed to show that his trial counsel or his appellate counsel provided ineffective ...

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Escape Rule-Post-Capture Error  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere a defendant challenged the application of the escape rule to dismiss his motion for post-conviction relief, the judgment is reversed and remanded ...

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Timeliness-Appointment of Counsel  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere a trial court dismissed an indigent defendant's pro se Rule 24.035 motion as untimely without appointing counsel, the motion court was required to ...

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Finality Of Judgment  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere a motion court did not dispose of all of the claims for post-conviction relief asserted in a defendant's amended motion, the judgment was not final for ...

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 ...

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Effectiveness Of Counsel-Lesser-Included Offense Instruction  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere a defendant convicted of first-degree burglary, armed criminal action, kidnapping and first-degree robbery argued that his trial counsel were ineffective for ...

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 ...

Where All the People from Netflix's The Innocent Man Are Now  TV GuideNetflix's The Innocent Man docu-series is the streaming *service's* latest exposé of a small town's criminal justice system gone wrong, featuring four men ...

Defendant denied fair opportunity to seek post-conviction relief  Rhode Island Lawyers WeeklyA convicted felon was wrongly deprived of a full, fair and counselled opportunity to seek post-conviction relief after his court-appointed attorney categorized his ...

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?

King gets new counsel in appeal process  Galesburg Register-MailGALESBURG — A Galesburg man's post-conviction relief effort will have new counsel moving forward.Lamont A. King, 43, formerly of West Knox Street, made a ...

Criminal – Post-conviction relief – Right to counsel  Rhode Island Lawyers WeeklyWhere a Superior Court judge denied an application for post-conviction relief, that decision must be vacated because the applicant was not afforded a full, fair ...

COA to hear post-conviction, attempted murder cases  Indiana LawyerThe Indiana Court of Appeals will hear arguments this week in a murder case and on two post-conviction petitions. Appellate judges will first hear Romana ...

Justices send dismissed post-conviction case back to COA  Indiana LawyerThe Indiana Court of Appeals errantly dismissed a man's post-conviction relief case, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled, reinstating the man's case last week and ...

Convicted Murderer Andrew Conley Returns To Rising Sun For Court Hearing  Eagle 99.3 FM WSCHIn 2009, Andrew Conley shook the small town to its core when he murdered his 10-year-old brother.

Criminal – Post-conviction relief – Ineffective assistance  Rhode Island Lawyers WeeklyWhere an application for post-conviction relief was denied, that judgment should be affirmed, as (1) the applicant's contention that notice that he would be ...

Wickes seeks new trial  Clinton HeraldCLINTON — A former Camanche School District teacher sentenced to serve a prison sentence not to exceed five years for sexual exploitation by a school ...

The most complicated of courts  Union Daily TimesUNION COUNTY — The Union County Clerk of Court's Office is looking to fill a clerk's position in its Common Pleas Court that is coming open…

Anderson awaits ruling on death-row case | News  Mohave Valley NewsKINGMAN — A week-long evidentiary hearing has ended for a California drifter who sits on Arizona's death row for a 1996 triple murder in Golden Valley.

Lockhart seeks to have death sentence lifted in 2008 murder of AU co-ed  Opelika Auburn NewsAn Iraq War veteran waiting on death row for the 2008 capital murder of Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk is returning to Auburn in mid-December for a ...

Ohio Supreme Court rules in favor of appellate court, grants Weaver new hearing  Y-City NewsThe former Muskingum University student convicted of murder in the death of her newborn will have the chance at a reduced sentence after a recent Ohio ...

New Pa. laws passed in 2018 focus on victims' and criminals' rights  York Daily RecordThe Pennsylvania Senate and House were able to come to terms on a few bills that made it to the governor's desk and were signed into law.

Public defender predicts new trial possible for client's role in Rethlake murder  Kokomo PerspectiveA state public defender believes the evidence of payments made to a key witness in the Abby Rethlake murder trials will garner his client a new trial.

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.

William Casey Hearing Continued  Greeneville SunWilliam Casey will have to wait until 2019 to find out if his most recent bid for a new trial will be granted by a Sullivan County Criminal Court judge.

Ohio Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s latest appeal in 1984 Cleveland murder  cleveland.comThe Ohio Supreme Court has rejected death row inmate Anthony Apanovitch's latest appeal of his conviction for murdering Mary Ann Flynn.

Vermont man convicted in teacher killing seeks legal review  WRAL.comA Vermont man who was convicted of killing a teacher in 2012 has filed a second post-conviction relief request.

Appeal of man convicted in Omaha officer's death rejected  1011nowThe Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal of a man serving life in prison for the 1995 killing of an Omaha police officer.

Convicted murderer sentenced to another 25 years for breaking into Star woman’s home  Idaho StatesmanJamie Charboneau was ordered to serve 25 years in prison for burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for breaking into a Star woman's home ...

Iowa Supreme Court won't review man's conviction for Jackson County bank robbery  telegraphherald.comThe Iowa Supreme Court won't hear the appeal of a man convicted of a Jackson County bank robbery.

This Week's Florida Appeals: Weeks Of November 19 - 30, 2018 - Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration - United States  Mondaq News AlertsThis Week's Florida Appeals: Weeks Of November 19 - 30, 2018 United States Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration Carlton Fields 4 Dec 2018.

Rosario: Does Minnesota ‘have a compassion problem’ when issuing pardons?  St. Paul Pioneer Press“I don't want my name in the paper. My kids don't even know about this.” Pardon me, but I'm talking here about what a 75-year-old Twin Cities man said to me ...

Appellate Court upholds murder conviction of former Gary and Hammond cop  Kokomo PerspectiveThe Indiana Appellate Court has upheld the murder conviction of former Gary and Hammond police officer Kevin Campbell, who was sentenced to 55 years ...

ACLU of Nebraska argues death penalty case in Supreme Court  Lincoln Journal StarThe ACLU of Nebraska was back in court Wednesday, this time the state Supreme Court, arguing its case on behalf of eight men on death row, challenging the ...

Court Rules Cyntoia Brown Must Spend 51 Years In Prison To Be Eligible For Parole  VibeCyntoia Brown must spend at least five decades in prison before she will be eligible for parole, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled.

Winona County killer denied by Minnesota Supreme Court  KIMT 3ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Winona County murderer gets some bad news on the day before his birthday. The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected the petition for ...

Woman seeks to overturn murder conviction in death of newborn 14 years ago  Observer-ReporterA woman serving a life sentence for first-degree murder appeared Monday in Washington County Court in an effort to have her conviction overturned.

Court upholds conviction of W.Va. man who killed deputy in I-79 crash  Observer-ReporterA murder conviction was upheld for a West Virginia man who rammed a Monongalia County sheriff's deputy's cruiser during a chase near the Mt. Morris exit on ...

Jim Kenyon: A Second Chance at Less Time  Valley NewsEric Daley went to prison when he was 23 after leading Vermont State Police on a high speed chase that resulted in the death of Trooper Michael Johnson in ...

Karl Fontenot Now: Where Is He Today? Was He Released?  Heavy.comKarl Fontenot and Tommy Ward were convicted of the murder of Donna Denise Haraway in 1985. Here's what you need to know about where Fontenot is now.

Convicted Murderer asks for new evidence  KSN-TVThe Supreme Court of Kansas is now considering whether or not Elgin Robinson Jr. can dig up new evidence in murder conviction.

Former Pa. Attorney General Kane arrives in prison  69News WFMZ-TVKane's troubles started when a special prosecutor started investigating claims by former prosecutors in the AG's office that Kane leaked secret grand jury ...

Mass murderer set for new hearing | Local News  Brunswick NewsIn a little more than two weeks, Guy William Heinze Jr. will be back in the Glynn County Courthouse for a new hearing on a motion for a new trial.

Criminal Law: Disqualification Order-Prosecutor's Office  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere a county prosecutor challenged a circuit court order disqualifying her and her entire office from representing the state in a post-conviction relief case in ...

He's spent 30 years on death row. Now a Utah convict wants a new trial  KSL.comA Chicago native has spent nearly half of his life on Utah's death row for the killing of a Provo grandmother.

Chicago man sentenced for fentanyl possession  Superior TelegramA Chicago man who was found with large quantities of fentanyl at a Superior motel will spend the next four years in state prison. Erick Julian Morgan, 29, ...

'Some of the most amazing public servants:' York County District Attorney's Office honors 14  York Daily Record"Every day, I work with people who are some of the highest integrity and ethical public servants that you could ever ask for," District Attorney Dave Sunday said.

This Week's Florida Appeals: Week Of November 12 - 16, 2018 - Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration - United States  Mondaq News AlertsU.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals United States Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration Carlton Fields 22 Nov 2018.

Analysis | The Daily 202: Six key quotes from Michael Cohen's sentencing — and why his 'dirty deeds' matter  The Washington PostTrump says he “never directed” Cohen to break the law, as Mueller's team declines to elaborate on what the president's former fixer has divulged to them.

Vermont man pleads guilty to murdering foster mom  WCAXA Vermont man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the 2000 killing of his foster mother.

Questions over legal competency to stand trial in Maricopa County can linger for years  AZCentralMaricopa County prosecutors traditionally take a tough-on-crime stance that makes them want to prosecute each case to the fullest. And seriously mentally ill ...

Judge denies relief request from former Clifton principal serving 99-year sentence for murder  Waco Tribune-HeraldFormer Clifton High School Principal Joe Bryan will not be receiving the Christmas miracle he was hoping for this year after a judge on Thursday denied his ...

Oscar Grant's Family Advocates To Have Fruitvale Station Named After Him  VibeAlmost a decade in the future, Oscar Grant's family is asking the city to rename Fruitvale Station after him.

Supreme Court Calendar: December 2018  Minnesota LawyerSummaries of upcoming Supreme Court arguments.

Criminal – Sex offender registration – Duration  Rhode Island Lawyers WeeklyWhere a petitioner who pleaded nolo contendere to failure to register as a sex offender applied for post-conviction relief, a Superior Court judgment denying the ...

Appeal allowed to continue in 2012 machete attack near GAR  Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderJuan Borbon was arrested in 2012 on charges he assaulted a teen boy with a machete outside Wilkes-Barre Area's GAR High School. - Times Leader file photo.

'Making a Murderer' lawyers to give a series of talks across Ireland next year  Buzz.ieBrendan Dassey's lawyers from the Netflix series 'Making a Murderer' have announced a speaking tour across Ireland next summer.

Lycoming County to vote Thursday on White Deer contract with Billy Casper | News, Sports, Jobs  Williamsport Sun-GazetteAn agreement renewal with Billy Casper Golf will be up for vote later this week, allowing the management company to hold onto the reigns at the White Deer ...

Charlottesville Killer Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder, Hit And Run  VibeJames Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty Friday (Dec. 7) in the murder of Heather Heyer, during the Charlottesville riots last year. Jurors in Virginia deliberated for ...

Court: Man can't appeal | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona MirrorAn Altoona man has been denied the right to pursue a post-conviction appeal because he has already served his sentence, according to an opinion issued ...

Does 'Making a Murderer Part 2' live up to its predecessor?  ABA JournalSteven Avery's attorney Kathleen Zellner addresses a crowd of reporters in Making a Murderer Part 2. Photos courtesy of Netflix. Back in 2015, my wife and I ...

Man appeals murder conviction in 2006 death of pregnant Kansas teen  KWCHElgin 'Ray Ray' Robinson plans to appeal his conviction in the death of 14-year-old Chelsea Brooks.

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 ...

Attorney General Coffman files motion to stay lawsuit in exoneration case  Valley CourierDENVER — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced on Wednesday that her office has filed a Motion to Stay proceedings in the civil lawsuit ...

Ex-Atlantic City fire captain convicted of molesting girl wants new trial  breakingac.comA former Atlantic City fire captain convicted of molesting an underage girl is looking for a new trial. Adrian Wilson, 57, of Egg Harbor Township, was released ...

The Daystarter: Relief for Howard Frankland commuters; an accused serial killer's possible Tampa Bay ties;  Tampa Bay TimesCatching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.

Kanye West Gets Called Out For Using His Phone During Broadway Performance  VibeOne of the actors performing in The Cher Show called out the 'YANDHI' rapper for using his cell phone during their opening night performance on Twitter.

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 ...

Public Record for Dec. 12 | News  Bolivar Herald-Free PressCIRCUIT COURT ACTIONS. The following actions were taken last week in Polk County Circuit Court. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in ...

Girl Who Penned Essay On Gun Violence Killed By Stray Bullet  VibeSandra Parks was only 13 years old when she was killed by a stray bullet in her home.

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.

Defendant's children present when needles found in home  Crossville ChronicleA Crossville woman charged with endangering her children when police visiting her home found syringes within reach of a child will be voluntarily completing a ...

'March For Our Lives' Student Organizers Awarded International Children's Peace Prize  VibeArchbishop Desmond Tutu bestowed the honor to the March For Our Lives organizers, commending them for their quick call to action.

Barack Obama Volunteers At A Chicago Food Bank For The Holiday  VibeBarack Obama surprised the volunteers at the Greater Chicago Food Depository and assisted the 60 volunteers as they prepared for Thanksgiving.

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 ...

Shooter Opens Fire At Chicago's Mercy Hospital, Multiple Injuries Reported  VibeThe unidentified shooter carried out the terror around 3:20 p.m. on Monday (Nov. 19).

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Premiere: Sebastian Mikael Delivers Retro Visuals For "Mission"  VibeSebastian Mikael release a music video for his new single "Mission."

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.

RISE Program to Assist Residents with Post-Conviction Relief  Precinct Reporter GroupMayor Robert Garcia and City Prosecutor Doug Haubert announced a first-of-its-kind program in Long Beach, Restoration Initiative for Safety and Employment ...

Allen Prue Challenging Murder Conviction | News  Caledonian RecordConvicted murderer Allen Prue is keeping busy in prison. Prue, who is serving a life sentence for the 2012 kidnapping and murder of St. Johnsbury resident ...

Mariah Carey Discusses Drake's Use Of "Emotions" On 'Scorpion' Track  VibeDuring a conversation with Genius for their "Genius Level" series, the 'Caution' musician discussed how she first heard the sample and song.

The Relist Watch Before Christmas (UPDATED)  SCOTUSblogJohn Elwood previews 2018's last relists. [Editor's Note: This post was updated on Wednesday afternoon to include two additional relists, Newton v. Indiana and ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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

Post-conviction relief denied to Dover business owner - Delaware State News  Delaware State NewsDOVER — A former downtown Dover businessman's latest attempt to contest a conviction for fleeing police and causing an injurious accident in 2013 was ...

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.

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 ...

Carroll Man’s Post-Conviction Relief Request Results In OWI Charge Being Dismissed  1380 KCIMA Carroll man's operating while intoxicated conviction has been dismissed after a District Court judge ordered evidence be suppressed. In June of 2017, ...

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 ...

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

Innocent — and stuck in prison for life?  Philly.comPhiladelphia Common Pleas Judge Kathryn Streeter-Lewis says she cannot resentence those with innocent claims. Meanwhile, federal judges can't process ...

Adam Schiff’s Plans to Obliterate Trump’s Red Line  The New YorkerPresident Trump said some time ago that he believes his personal finances should be off limits to investigators. In an interview with the Times in July, 2017, he ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...