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 ...

Post-conviction relief sought in robbery case  Clinton HeraldCLINTON — A Clinton man serving a 25-year prison sentence for felony robbery is requesting post-conviction relief.

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.

Post-conviction relief on 'Rosemond' grounds in error  Rhode Island Lawyers WeeklyA trial judge wrongly applied the U.S. Supreme Court's Rosemond v. United States precedent in granting post-conviction relief to a defendant convicted of aiding ...

Decision made on Fernbach's appeal | Local News  Batesville Herald TribuneEight years ago, a Ripley Circuit Court jury found James Fernbach Jr., Batesville, guilty but mentally ill on two counts of attempted murder. He was sentenced to ...

Two Hamilton County homicide cases end in second-degree murder guilty pleas  Chattanooga Times Free PressTwo homicide cases in Hamilton County recently concluded with guilty pleas from the defendants.

Victim's family still searching for answers after killer gets 40 years in 2013 Algiers slaying  The AdvocateA killer apologized and received a lengthy sentence in a New Orleans courtroom on Wednesday, but his victim's family is still left feeling that justice had not been ...

Morrisroe regains right to appeal conviction in hit-and-run death  Bradford EraA ruling Thursday in McKean County Court has restored appeal rights to Paul Morrisroe, who is serving a prison sentence for a DUI-related fatal hit-and-run ...

Local News, Fortney seeks lesser sentence  Bonner County Daily BeeSANDPOINT — A Priest River man serving a life sentence for ritualized abuse and a litany of other sex crimes i.

Relist Watch  SCOTUSblogJohn Elwood reviews Tuesday's relists. I have an argument coming up, so I'm going to be fairly summary today. There was a fair amount of turnover at the ...

Fair Lawn man who molested his ex-girlfriend's 15-month-old daughter wants new trial  NorthJersey.comA Fair Lawn man convicted of molesting his ex-girlfriend's baby girl is seeking another trial because a witness who was present at the time the assault is said to ...

Jim Kenyon: Turning the tables on Vt. police policies after manslaughter conviction  Valley NewsAt the time of Eric Daley's sentencing in 2004, it was easy to believe the two-bit drug dealer (marijuana, mostly) got the lengthy prison sentence that he deserved.

Hearing for death row inmate Stephen Stanko seeks new trial for murder conviction  WMBFConvicted murderer Stephen Stanko appeared in court in Georgetown County on Monday more than a decade after his murder trial for a post-conviction relief ...

Indiana Court Decisions — Jan. 31-Feb. 13, 2019 | 2019-02-20  Indiana Lawyer7th Circuit Court of Appeals Feb. 1 Civil Plenary — Habeas Petition/Brady Violation, Witness Hypnosis Mack Sims v. William Hyatte 18-1573 An Indiana man ...

Postconviction Motion Denied – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalColin Habram appeals judgments convicting him of maintaining a drug-trafficking place, arson, and intentional mistreatment of animals and an order denying ...

Former Jackson County man seeks to overturn kidnapping conviction  telegraphherald.comA man convicted of first-degree kidnapping in Jackson County seeks postconviction relief.

Montana Innocence Project announces new executive director, legal director  The MissoulianThe Montana Innocence Project on Wednesday announced a change in leadership for the nonprofit.

'I was shocked:' Brother of death row inmate Stephen Stanko takes the stand on day two of hearing  WMBFStephen Stanko's post-conviction hearing continued on Tuesday for the second day.

'02 murder convict gets more time for challenge  Brattleboro ReformerNEWFANE — A Windham County judge gave the attorney for a former Bellows Falls man, convicted in a 2002 double murder in Grafton, more time to file an ...

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 ...

Appeal denied in old murder case – The Grenada Star  Daily Sentinel StarBy REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer. The Mississippi State Supreme Court denied an appeal hearing on a Grenada man facing life in prison. Derrick Willis, 39, and a ...

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 ...

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalKimberly Thomas appeals a judgment of conviction for one count of misdemeanor bail jumping and an order denying her motion for postconviction relief.

Court of Appeals finds no error in use of Groves' confession  Willcox Range NewsTUCSON — A Willcox man has until March 1 to petition his sentencing judge for post-conviction relief now that the Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld his ...

Bid to set aside murder, attempted murder convictions rejected  Indiana LawyerA man who pleaded guilty at age 15 lost his appeal on a motion to set aside his murder and attempted murder convictions when the Indiana Court of Appeals ...

Convicted sex offender gets one more shot at pleading his case in court  NJ.comA registered sex offender will get a *fresh* chance to argue his innocence after an appellate court reversed a ruling denying his petition for post-conviction relief.

Man's murder conviction overturned after 9 years  WPVI-TVJaamal Simmons was implicated in the murder of Rodney Barnes at 24th and Norris streets in July 2009. He says his conviction was based on a witness ...

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 ...

Local News, Court affirms sentence in Hoodoo rape  Bonner County Daily BeeSANDPOINT — The Idaho Court of Appeals is upholding the life sentence imposed against a Washington state man accused of raping a woman in the Hoodoo ...

Exonerated men testify for bills to protect falsely accused or convicted  KPAX-TVHELENA – Two Montana men who spent years behind bars for crimes they didn't commit testified Tuesday for a pair of bills that sponsors said would protect ...

Petition deadline passes for convicted killer seeking to withdraw guilty plea  Meadville TribuneThe 30-day deadline for a Cochranton area woman to petition Pennsylvania Supreme Court to let her withdraw a guilty plea in the brutal murder of an Ohio ...

Wolf Joins Business and Entertainment Leaders to Announce National Criminal Justice Reform Organization | GantNews.com  GANT NewsNew York, NY – Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel joined leaders from the worlds of ...

Judge vacates murder conviction of Pa. man, citing lawyer's ineffectiveness  PennLiveWILLIAMSPORT - A judge has vacated the conviction of a Williamsport man he had found guilty of third-degree murder and other charges in a 2015 non-jury trial ...

State seeks dismissal of relief petition in stabbing  Bonner County Daily BeeHarp. SANDPOINT — The state is moving to dismiss a post-conviction relief petition filed by a Washington state man imprisoned for stabbing another man ...

New sentence circumvents landmark ruling in vehicular homicide case  The Franklin SunFourth Judicial District Attorney Steve Tew says his office did not agree last November to a reduced sentence for a Mer Rouge man convicted of vehicular ...

Senators hear bills to prevent, overturn wrongful convictions  Great Falls TribuneCody Marble and Richard Burkhart, who were exonerated after spending years in prison, testified in favor of the bills Tuesday.

Pa. Senate Democrats reviewing complaint about State Sen. Daylin Leach  Philly.comHARRISBURG — Senate Democrats said they have hired an outside law firm to investigate a complaint by a woman who alleges that State Sen. Daylin Leach ...

Mumia and the power of the people  FinalCall.com NewsWhat's your opinion on this article? Gregory-Muhammad_02-12-2019.jpg. Prayer, rallies, town hall meetings, networking and organizing won what supporters ...

Freebird Publishers Offers Free Download "First Step" - Press Release  Digital JournalFreebird Publishers Release New Legal Book. This press release was orginally distributed by ReleaseWire. North Dighton, MA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/12/2019 ...

Two drive-by shootings strike WB in one day; Chief sees connections (with video)  Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderWILKES-BARRE — One day, two drive-by shootings, untold fear and frustration.For the fourth time in a week, city police were called to a shooting incident…

Roger Stone faces judge to explain Instagram post about her  WPVI-TVPolitical operative and former adviser to Donald Trump, Roger Stone, appears Thursday before a federal judge to explain his since-deleted Instagram post ...

Judge: Exonerated man's suit against Elkhart police may proceed  Indiana LawyerA civil rights lawsuit filed by pardoned ex-prisoner Keith Cooper has been allowed to continue, with a federal judge ruling Tuesday that Cooper's federal ...

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 ...

How Indiana's top-rated football recruits from the past 15 years turned out  Indianapolis StarNational signing day is Wednesday (or at least the second signing day this year). While most schools have already loaded up on their 2019 classes in ...

Roger Stone Posts and Deletes Photo of Judge With Crosshairs  TIMERoger Stone posted and later deleted a photo of the federal judge presiding over his criminal court case with a crosshairs graphic.

Butler County judge will recuse himself from some sex cases because of family incident  Hamilton Journal NewsA Butler County Common Pleas Court Judge said this week that he will recuse himself from certain types of sex cases after an admission that an incident 10 ...

Messenger: In Missouri, the road to debtors' prison starts with cash bail  St. Louis Post-DispatchEven as Missouri Supreme Court prepares to address 'jail bill' scheme, woman in Ray County Jail fights for her freedom from it.

Alabama Is Going to Execute Rocky Myers. He Might Be Innocent.  The NationThe case of an intellectually disabled prisoner on death row is a window into the many flaws in the death penalty in America.

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 ...

AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EST  Idaho StatesmanCase against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie script. CHICAGO (AP) — As authorities laid out their case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smullett, the ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

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.

No more wolf-cubs in Jutland  The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in englishThey may be gone for now, but the Danish wolves – or other would-be lupine immigrants – are likely to come back. No more wolf-cubs in Jutland.

Zion Prayers Align With This Rally’s Destiny: Taking Stock  BloombergS&P futures would likely be higher this morning given the relatively positive developments that are emanating from trade discussions, but a few key hiccups are ...

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

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 ...

‘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 ...

Scrubbing The Past To Give Those With A Criminal Record A Second Chance  Georgia Public BroadcastingLatosha Poston says she made a lot of mistakes in her life. Her legal troubles began in her teens after her first child was born in Indianapolis. Over the.

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 ...

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.

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

New trial ordered in Ritenour murder case | News  OttumwacourierOSKALOOSA — A judge has set aside Alicia Ritenour's conviction in the death of her daughter, Ava, ordering a new trial.

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?

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 ...

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

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

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.

21 Savage Legal Team: Rapper Was Born in U.K., Has Lived in U.S. Since Age 7  Rolling StoneSince his arrest on Sunday night, the particulars of 21 Savage's legal situation have been murky. According to a Tuesday evening statement from his legal team, ...

Arsenal cruise past Bate Borisov into Europa League last 16 as Mesut Ozil impresses  The TelegraphEven Mesut Ozil, a man locked in a seemingly permanent state of gloom this season, could throw his head back and laugh towards the heavens at the end of an ...

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, ...

'Do-Over' Disallowed for Post-Conviction Challenge After Attorney's Failure to File, NY Court Rules | New York Law Journal  Law.comThe New York Court of Appeals rejected an argument on Tuesday from a defendant that said he should be given a second chance to appeal his conviction to the ...

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 ...

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 ...

21 Savage Says He's 'Not Leaving Atlanta Without a Fight' After ICE Arrest  PEOPLE.comThe rapper says he'll fight “all the way to the last day” to stay in his adopted hometown of Atlanta in the wake of his arrest by immigration officials.

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

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

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 ...

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

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

Violent burglar serving decades in prison loses 12th appeal  NJ.comRobert Lee Edwards is serving a 30-year term for several crimes, including kidnapping and sexual assault.

Man sentenced to death for 2010 killing of Columbia rapper denied latest request for relief  WPMT FOX 43LANCASTER COUNTY -- A man sentenced to death for killing a hip-hop artist after a show in Columbia in 2010 has been denied his latest request for relief, ...

Group asks Jefferson Parish judge to toss out conviction of Marrero woman serving life in prison  The AdvocateThe Innocence Project New Orleans has asked a Jefferson Parish judge to throw out the conviction of a Marrero woman who went to prison for life a decade ago, ...

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

Galesburg man’s appeal moves forward after idling for years  Galesburg Register-MailGALESBURG — After idling for about a decade, a Galesburg man's post-conviction relief filing related to a November 2004 shooting at Andrews Lounge is ...

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 ...

Burleigh County judge grants post-conviction re-trial in GSI case  KFYR-TVA Burleigh County judge granted post-conviction relief for a man who was sentenced on two gross sexual imposition charges in 2016.

Convicted Murderer Jessica Holtmeyer Appears for Special Review Hearing | GantNews.com  GANT NewsCLEARFIELD – Convicted murderer Jessica Holtmeyer was in court Friday for a special hearing with testimony regarding whether she has been rehabilitated or ...

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.

Justices say 1993 Arkansas murder case needs relook  Arkansas Democrat-GazetteThe Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday offered some post-conviction relief to a Pine Bluff man whose death sentence for a robbery-turned-murder has ...

Some Prosecutors Are Erasing Old Weed Convictions. Why Isn't Yours?  HuffPostLOS ANGELES ― Millions of Americans have marijuana-related convictions on their criminal records — marks that can impair their ability to obtain jobs, housing ...

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.

Judge denies Miranda Barbour's request for new sentence  Sunbury Daily ItemSUNBURY — Convicted killer Miranda Barbour will remain locked up for life for murdering a Port Trevorton man in 2013 after a judge denied her latest ...