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North Carolina Supreme Court Stays Vacation of Attempted Murder Conviction

North Carolina Supreme Court Stays Vacation of Attempted Murder Conviction

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the North Carolina Supreme Court has stayed a decision which overturned an attempted murder conviction of Jermaine Tart. Tart was convicted in 2016 of one count of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflicting...

Registered Sex Offender Granted New Trial for 2014 Conviction

Registered Sex Offender Granted New Trial for 2014 Conviction

Winona Daily News reports that a man convicted of criminal sexual conduct in 2014 has been granted a new trial after his conviction was reversed by an appeals court. Ramone Lamont Newell, 29, was found guilty by jury in October 2014 of felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree ...

Florida Man’s Murder Conviction Overturned

Florida Man’s Murder Conviction Overturned

The Ledger reports that an appellate court in Lakeland, Florida has overturned the murder conviction of Alex Baez, a 27-year-old Clermont resident. He was convicted in October 2014 of the 2012 shooting death of an acquaintance. This court decision means that he will be granted a new trial. The mu...

Utah Man Indicted for Threats Against President, Police and Theater

Utah Man Indicted for Threats Against President, Police and Theater

FOX News reports that a grand jury has indicted a Utah man after threatening to kill President Donald Trump during a visit to the state last month. The President was scheduled in Utah to announce changes to two national monuments. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah released the indictment t...

Member of Lillelid Murder Crew Seeks Sentencing Review

Member of Lillelid Murder Crew Seeks Sentencing Review

The Herald-News reports that Karen R. Howell, one of the six defendants in the 1997 Lillelid murder case, is awaiting news from the Tennessee Supreme Court whether she will be granted a new sentencing hearing. There is no indication from the court whether it will grant an appeal or not. In 1997, ...

Federal Court Says Football Player Doesn’t Have to Stand for Anthem

Federal Court Says Football Player Doesn’t Have to Stand for Anthem

The L.A. Times reports that a federal court has ruled a high school football player can’t be forced to stand during the national anthem at school games. This decision at least temporarily overrules a San Pasqual Valley Unified School District requirement that no students or coaches may kneel, ...

Grand Jury Determines No Charges Against Officer for Shooting 13-Year-Old Boy

Grand Jury Determines No Charges Against Officer for Shooting 13-Year-Old Boy

The Associated Press reports that a grand jury has decided that an officer should not face any charges for shooting a 13-year-old boy during a chase in Elkhart, Indiana that occurred on May 7. Norfolk South officer Kyle Perry shot and wounded the boy when he led police on a car chase that day. Th...

Illinois Court Ruling Could Reinstate Hundreds of Deputies, Cost Taxpayers Millions in Back Pay

Illinois Court Ruling Could Reinstate Hundreds of Deputies, Cost Taxpayers Millions in Back Pay

The Chicago Tribune reports that Illinois’ Supreme Court has upheld a decision based on a technicality to reinstate a deputy who was fired in 2012, which means the Cook County Sheriff’s Office may also have to rehire and reimburse millions of dollars of back pay to hundreds of deputies. ...

Mistrial Declared for Four Men in 2014 Armed Standoff

Mistrial Declared for Four Men in 2014 Armed Standoff

The Associated Press reports that a Nevada federal judge declared a mistrial this week in a case against four men who allegedly led an armed standoff with federal agents in 2014 during a dispute over cattle grazing. Las Vegas Chief U.S. Judge Gloria Navarro declared the mistrial and dismissed jur...

Croatian War Criminal Commits Suicide via Poison in Court

Croatian War Criminal Commits Suicide via Poison in Court

The NY Times reports that a Croatian war criminal committed suicide by drinking poison in court last month. In the courtroom, judges for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia were set to deliver their rulings on appeals of Croatia’s involvement in the Bosnian conflict f...