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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Deal in doubt for George Thomas in Christian/Newsom torture slayings case  Knoxville News SentinelSenior Judge Walter Kurtz said at a hearing Wednesday he knew nothing about the deal prosecutors offered Thomas to testify against Eric Boyd last month, and ...

Innocence Project case: Tulsan released after pleading no contest to lesser charge in 2001 killing; recent DNA tests don't tie him to crime scene  Tulsa WorldThe first thing Willard O'Neal did when he walked out of the Tulsa County jail as a free man on Thursday afternoon was point to his mother, Elreno O'Neal, and ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Melissa Robitille Wants Manslaughter Conviction Thrown Out | News | caledonianrecord.com  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Convicted Killer in 2005 Slaying of Rockville Woman Continues Appeal  BethesdaMagazine.comA Bowie man convicted of killing a Rockville woman in 2005 returned on Friday to the court where he was sentenced to life in prison, part of his most recent ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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  San Francisco ChronicleWHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont judge has denied a new sentencing hearing for a man serving a 26- to 33-year sentence for the death of a state ...

New law could take Lane County man off death row  The Register-GuardA new law that redefines the crime of aggravated murder in the state of Oregon could mean that a Lane County man may be taken off of death row, to the ...

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.

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.

Movers and Shakers for Aug. 25  Alaskajournal.comFirst National Bank Alaska announced the appointments of a new business support manager and a vice president/loan officer. Kara Blake returns to FNBA as ...

CONVICTION CHALLENGE: Federal defender files claims on behalf of Rubio  Valley morning StarBROWNSVILLE — An attorney representing convicted child killer John Allen Rubio wants the conviction tossed, claiming Rubio's appointed defense did not ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

New evidence of innocence spurs two court filings for Mumia Abu-Jamal  San Francisco Bay Viewby Mobilization4Mumia. The struggle to free unfairly-convicted Mumia Abu-Jamal took a significant step forward on Sept. 3 when his attorneys submitted two ...

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 ...

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.

Civil rights complaint filed against judge, attorney by man convicted of murder in Caldwell County  Hickory Daily RecordA man convicted of murder in Caldwell County filed a civil rights complaint against his former attorney Joseph Delk IV and Superior Court Judge Daniel A.

System Slow to Resolve Complaints of Chicago Police Torture  NBC ChicagoDecades after evidence first emerged that Chicago police detectives were repeatedly winning confessions through coercion and torture, the Cook County ...

Exclusive: Reid Hoffman apologizes for role in Epstein-linked donations to MIT  Axios"The abuse described by Jeffery Epstein's survivors is abhorrent, horrific, and disgusting."

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 ...

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."

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.

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Little Haiti, Corn Pop, Capote and Lee: News from around our 50 states  USA TODAYMonroeville: A new play about the relationship between Alabama authors Truman Capote and Harper Lee will have its debut performances in their hometown.

Suppression of Evidence – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalAdam Anderson appeals both a judgment convicting him of resisting an officer and an order denying his motion for postconviction relief.

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

How Cities Can Respond to Big Corruption Scandals  CityLabThese cities all suffered notorious municipal scandals. What have officials and voters done to tackle corruption and keep it from happening again?

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 ...

Court Orders Suspension of Lawyer Accused of ‘Relentless Campaign’ to Extort Felix Sater  Law & CrimeFrederick M. Oberlander, a New York lawyer who was accused of engaging in a "relentless campaign" to extort former Trump business associate Felix Sater into ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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  Valley NewsWHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A 38-year-old Vermont man serving 26 to 33 years in prison for unintentionally hitting and killing a state trooper from Bradford, Vt., ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Advocates urge State Senate to pass criminal record relief for trafficking victims  Queens Daily EagleAdvocates and attorneys now recognize that traffickers force their immigrant victims to perform various crimes in addition to sex work, such theft and drug ...

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 ...

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

Attorneys in Ada 'Innocent Man' murder case 'blown away' by content of newly discovered documents, ask for public's help  Enid News & EagleAttorneys for one of the defendants featured on the recent Netflix series "The Innocent Man" say the trove of documents recently found at the Ada Police ...

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.

Clear Lake man convicted again of child sex abuse  KIMT 3Got first conviction overturned on immigration claims.

Robert Ferrante, convicted of killing wife with cyanide, blames old lawyers, seeks new trial  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe former University of Pittsburgh neuroresearcher who was convicted of killing his wife with cyanide is asking for a new trial based upon claims of ineffective ...

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.

Forgiveness and accountability  Post RegisterTwo weeks ago, Destiny Osborne, who served as the key witness in the case that led to the conviction of Chris Tapp for the 1996 murder of Angie Dodge, ...

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 ...

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.

Convicted Christian-Newsom killer Lemaricus Davidson has petition denied  WBIR.comLemaricus Davidson's petition for post-conviction relief has been denied in the 2007 torture-slayings of Chris Newsom and Channon Christian. Davidson, 37 ...

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 ...

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.