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 nwitimes.comCROWN POINT — A man serving life in prison for murdering Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield in 2014 has withdrawn his petition for post-conviction relief.

Our crime  Post RegisterTwo words buried in a court document should strike our collective conscience like a lightning bolt.

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 ...

Judge denies appeal for women convicted in 2009 LC slaying  American PressJudge David Ritchie on Friday denied a defense motion after earlier hearings were held for two women who are serving life sentences after being convicted of ...

Man freed after serving 32 years for Brockton murder to be tried again  SouthCoastToday.comBROCKTON — Someone shot Guillermo Rodriguez on Nov. 11, 1985 in the parking lot of a D'Angelo's sandwich shop on Montello Street. He died a few days ...

It was self defense! I mean, I wasn't there! Convicted killer loses appeal.  NJ.comTieheen Fletcher was sentenced to life in prison for the 1997 killing of Gregory Brantley.

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 ...

Death row inmate headed to evidentiary hearing in 2020  Sunbury Daily ItemSUNBURY — The defense attorney for convicted killer and death row inmate Brentt M. Sherwood said he is ready for appeal for a Post Conviction Relief Act ...

Woman's murder conviction vacated for ineffective counsel | 2019-05-17  Indiana LawyerA woman with a history of mental illness who was convicted in 2002 of murdering her boyfriend after testifying the she heard a voice telling her she was the ...

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.

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 ...

Texas appeals court affirms life sentence for child molester  Texarkana GazetteA Texas appellate court has affirmed the conviction and life sentence of a man convicted by a Bowie County jury last year of molesting a child.

Mason City man found guilty of murder wants conviction reversed due to 'multiple instances of misconduct'  KIMT 3A Mason City man convicted of murder at age 17 is having a post-conviction relief non-jury trial Wednesday in an attempt to get his conviction reversed.

Man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two 4-year-olds in Horry County asking for new trial  WMBFA man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two 4-year-old children at multiple locations throughout Horry County, including the former Myrtle Beach ...

Judge Determines "Actual Innocence" in Overturned Murder Convictions of Two Men  WBAP News/TalkDALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Dallas County Criminal District Attorney John Creuzot and the Office's Conviction Integrity Unit moved Friday to dismiss the cases of ...

76ers co-owner says judge won’t let Meek Mill watch NBA playoffs in Toronto  The Washington PostOne of the Philadelphia 76ers' most prominent fans won't accompany the team to its second-round playoff series in Toronto. According to 76ers co-owner ...

Guilty Pleas: Seeking Just Outcomes | New York Law Journal  Law.comOur criminal justice system is primarily one of pleas, not trials. People v. Tiger, 32 N.Y.3d 91, 114 (2018) (Wilson, J., dissenting). Indeed, in 2016, less than 3% of ...

Franklin County man to be retried for first-degree murder  Chambersburg Public OpinionA Franklin County man serving life in prison for the murder of an Antrim Township man three decades ago will get a new trial in accordance with a federal ...

postconviction relief  Maryland Daily RecordBaltimore judges have denied State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby's attempt to vacate roughly 5,000 marijuana convictions, with at least one judge finding ...

DA Anthony Gulluni: We maintain George Perrot 'committed heinous offenses' with 1985 Springfield rape, attacks on elderly women  MassLive.comSPRINGFIELD - Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni called the latest rape charge against Springfield native George Perrot avoidable because in his ...

Woman convicted of murder seeks new trial  ABC17News.comA Boone County woman convicted of first-degree murder appeared before a Boone County judge Thursday in a bid to get a new trial.

Court upholds man's convictions for killing Whitehall man, shooting others  Montana StandardThe Montana Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of a Texas man found guilty of fatally shooting a Whitehall man and wounding two others on a remote ...

Former Mansfield police Officer Garn denied new trial  Mansfield News JournalMANSFIELD - Former Mansfield police Officer Mike Garn has been turned down in his bid for a new trial. Earlier this week, the Fifth District Court of Appeals ...

Press conference celebrates new legal opportunities for Mumia  Workers WorldAn air of celebration energized the press conference held by supporters of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal on April 18. The day before, Philadelphia District ...

Long Beach Police, Prosecutor Help Deal With Warrants  Gazette NewspapersThis Saturday, April 27, people can get a second chance to deal with tickets and misdemeanors without fear of additional charges or penalties.

Life sentence for man convicted of killing another man, hiding his body  WMTVThe man convicted of killing another man and hiding his body in a storage locker was sentenced to life in prison.

Nearly 20 years after exotic dancer was thrown off a bridge, her killer is still appealing his conviction, bit by bit.  NJ.comThe 2000 murder of Rachel Siani and trial of her killer John Denofa fascinated folks from Philadelphia to Trenton for years. It generated countless headlines and ...

Evidence sought to exonerate man convicted in 1986 slaying  WREG NewsChannel 3BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — The headline was deceivingly simple: “Fisherman finds body.” The few paragraphs beneath that summed up the gruesome murder of ...

Laura Hudson: SC General Assembly Again Falls Short On Death Penalty Issue  FITSNewsOnce again, the South Carolina General Assembly has failed to pass legislation necessary to carry out the death penalty in the Palmetto State. Legislation – S.

Pirates roster moves: Trevor Williams to IL; Richard Rodriguez optioned to Indianapolis  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSAN DIEGO — Friday was an active day for the Pirates when it comes to roster moves. • Trevor Williams was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right side ...

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.

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.

Wisconsin immigrants who can't afford lawyers face high chance of deportation  Appleton Post CrescentHaving a lawyer is an important factor in getting released. A Dane County program helps immigrants get out of jail and challenge efforts to deport them.

Supreme Court Calendar: May 2019  Minnesota LawyerThe following summaries of upcoming Supreme Court arguments for May, 2019 were prepared from information provided by the Supreme Court Commissioner's ...

Florida’s change to Amendment 4 is travesty and a transgression of the people’s will  The Washington PostThe arc of justice bent briefly toward Florida in November, when citizens here restored the right to vote for most people with felony convictions who have ...

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 ...

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 ...

US-China trade war worries caused analysts to bail on these stocks  CNBCThe ramifications of the U.S.-China trade war are being felt far and wide. Now, the dispute is causing Wall Street analysts to take drastic measures and remove ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Martinez denied postconviction relief in 2012 murder case  Sand Hills ExpressSIDNEY, NE (Omaha World-Herald News Source) – A Sidney man convicted of killing a 30-year-old Sidney woman in July 2012 has been denied post ...

Pompeo to meet with Putin, striving against odds for better relations  The Washington PostSecretary of State Mike Pompeo will raise a host of issues dividing the United States and Russia when he meets Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, ...

Sports leagues hope to win where criminal justice system hasn't on domestic violence  Hastings TribuneLOS ANGELES — In the days leading up to the arrest of Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias, Major League Baseball's effort to take on domestic violence was already ...

Justice Breyer's warning and other things we learned at the Supreme Court Monday  CNNAs the Supreme Court rounds the final turns of the term, Justice Stephen Breyer seemed to launch a warning towards his conservative colleagues in an opinion ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Abolish the Priesthood  The AtlanticTo save the Church, Catholics must detach themselves from the clerical hierarchy—and take the faith back into their own hands.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Platt's post-conviction hearing stalled | News | ncnewsonline.com  New Castle NewsFrom his state prison cell, Leon Platt is trying to make a whodunit case out of the shooting death of Richard Hogue in an Ellwood City apartment.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

50,000 old marijuana convictions may be reduced or wiped in LA County through tech partnership • Long Beach Post  Long Beach PostLos Angeles-area prosecutors are joining other district attorneys to use technology to wipe out or reduce as many as 50,000 old marijuana convictions years ...

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 ...

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 ...

Relist Watch  SCOTUSblogJohn Elwood reviews Monday's relists. The world's a mess: Tension in the Persian Gulf; turmoil in global trade; persistent conflict. The way things are going, ...

Race and the death penalty: Supreme Court to hear case of Curtis Flowers, tried six times for quadruple murder  The Washington PostWINONA, Miss. — Early one hot July morning in 1996, four people were executed in Tardy Furniture Store, a mainstay of this town's compact business district.

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 ...

He stood over a dying man after shooting him in the head. Now he wants a new trial  Myrtle Beach Sun NewsA man is asking for a new trial in his case of shooting and killing another in 2015. Police charged Damiean Cantey with murder, but he pleaded guilty to a ...

Man seeks to have Grafton murder conviction thrown out  Brattleboro ReformerNEWFANE — A former Bellows Falls man who was convicted of aiding in the 2002 murders of two people in the Mollie Beattie State Forest in Grafton is seeking ...

Horry, Georgetown Co. murderer sentenced to death row wants retrial  wpde.comStephen Stanko appeared in a Georgetown County courtroom Monday for a post conviction relief hearing. Stanko was sentenced to death row in 2007 after he ...

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 ...

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.

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.

UN Secretariat Signs Agreement with Nonprofit to Reward Climate Action With Crypto  CointelegraphSecretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change signed an MoU with blockchain firm W-Foundation.

Man convicted of killing baby wants reduced sentence  Daily JournalA Greenwood man serving 26 years in prison for killing his infant son is asking the courts for leniency and a shorter sentence.Ian Defenderfer, 25, filed a petition ...

New Haven fire chief: Mosque blaze was arson  New Haven RegisterNEW HAVEN — The fire that scarred the Diyanet Mosque of New Haven Sunday was intentionally set, Fire Chief John Alston said Monday. Alston stood in the ...

Adnan Syed’s conviction reinstated by Maryland Court of Appeals  Boing BoingCourt rules Adnan Syed not entitled to a new trial, in case that formed basis for “Serial” podcast— and new HBO docu-series premiering Sunday March 10 on ...

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.

Suburban ex-cop who wants drug conviction vacated says authorities lied to get warrant  Chicago TribuneProsecutors have an April deadline to respond to allegations of errors in the case of a former Schaumburg police officer accused of selling drugs.

Men Freed After Serving 42 Years For Jacksonville Murder They 'Probably' Didn't Commit  WJCT NEWSNortheast Florida State Attorney Melissa Nelson on Thursday asked the court to dismiss the 1976 murder sentences of two men after an investigation by her.

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 ...

High court overturns Lisbon man's convictions in attempted murder of police  Times RecordPORTLAND — The state's highest court on Thursday vacated the convictions of a Lisbon man found guilty of attempted murder of Auburn police stemming from ...

Gary man on death row for killing wife, 2 stepchildren still seeking new trial or resentencing  Chicago TribuneA Gary man on death row for killing his wife and two stepchildren is still seeking a new trial, or alternatively, asking to be sentenced again. Kevin Isom, 53, was ...

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

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

She killed her boyfriend then ate a burger. Now, at 72, she wants a new trial or death  Hilton Head Island PacketA 72-year-old local woman convicted of murder wants a new trial or to be put to death. Deborah Hubbard-Sarvis requested those options in her handwritten, ...

Convicted killer seeking shorter sentence  The RepublicA convicted murderer returned to Columbus after 20 years in prison to seek a reduction in his 75-year prison sentence.Jason Dean Hubbell, 44, appeared ...

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 ...

George Burch appealing orders to pay restitution to VanderHeyden's family  WBAYBROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - Convicted killer George Burch intends to appeal orders that he pay restitution to the family of vicitm Nicole VanderHeyden.

SERIAL'S ADNAN SYED NEW TRIAL OVERTURNED - Legal Solutions Blog  Westlaw InsiderIt has been nearly 5 years since the nation was buzzing about season 1 of the Serial podcast telling the story of Adnan Syed's murder conviction in 2000.

‘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, ...

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 killer of Rite Aid manager gets life in prison after DA no longer seeks death penalty  Philly.comA North Philadelphia man who fatally shot a Rite Aid store manager during a robbery 16 years ago was resentenced Wednesday to life in prison after the ...

Jimmy Dimora gets another crack at appealing his corruption case  cleveland.comA federal appeals court decided Wednesday to give Jimmy Dimora another crack at overturning his corruption convictions.

Law's Reentry Clinic helps Angelenos with criminal records get back on their feet | UCLA  UCLA NewsroomOn the second Saturday of every month, about a dozen students in UCLA School of Law's Reentry Legal Clinic gather early in the morning to travel from ...

Lawyer: We would have pointed 'finger' at Boyd in killings  WBIR.comKNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A former defense attorney for death row inmate Lemaricus Davidson says he would have tried to implicate a friend of Davidson's in the ...

Steven Avery’s Lawyer Accuses Wisconsin AG’s Office of Destroying Evidence  Rolling StoneAttorney Kathleen Zellner has filed a new letter with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals on behalf of her client, Steven Avery, accusing the Attorney General's Office ...

WATCH: Hearing for death row inmate Stephen Stanko continues in Georgetown County  WMBFStephen Stanko, who is currently sitting on death row after being convicted in two Grand Strand murders, is appearing in a Georgetown County courtroom ...

Perth Amboy man will get new hearing on Woodbridge murder conviction  MyCentralJersey.comNEW BRUNSWICK - A Perth Amboy man serving a life sentence for murdering a Woodbridge man in 2008 will receive a new hearing on his allegation that his ...

Missoula judge dismisses woman's request for new trial in fatal hit-and-run case  MissoulianA woman serving a 40-year prison sentence will not receive a new trial for the 2008 hit-and-run that killed a man in East Missoula, a Missoula judge ruled earlier ...

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 ...

Pennsylvania court orders new sentence for ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky  Allentown Morning CallA Pennsylvania appeals court has ordered a new sentencing for ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, finding his mandatory minimum ...