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Batesville Herald Tribune
Court of Appeals denies post-conviction relief for murdererBatesville Herald TribuneAfter years of trying, Franklin County convicted murderer David Ison, now 52, won an appeal almost a year ago. The three Court of Appeals judges involved in the March 14, 2017, decision directed Franklin Circuit Court Judge Steven Cox "to make specific ...

Scottsbluff Star Herald
State Supreme Court denies post-conviction relief for man convicted of killing girlfriendScottsbluff Star HeraldIn his motion for post-conviction relief, Johnson alleged that his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to file a motion for absolute discharge on the basis of speedy trial, failed to object to prosecutors comments during voir dire, failed to ...and more »

Singletary seeks post-conviction relief in murder caseThe Daily Star-JournalWARRENSBURG — A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Reginald Singletary for first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the fatal shooting of former downtown bar owner Blaine Whitworth on Sept. 1, 2012 ...

Remaining members of Fairbanks Four sue city for wrongful imprisonmentFairbanks Daily News-MinerA lengthy post-conviction relief case examining allegations and evidence that another group of men were responsible for Hartman's death had recently ended, and a judge was expected to rule in the coming months on whether a new trial was warranted ...

WRCB-TV
Execution date set for Billy Ray Irick, convicted In 1985 rape a ...WRCB-TVThe Tennessee Supreme Court set an execution date of Aug. 9, 2018, for Billy Ray Irick, who was convicted of the 1985 murder and rape of Paula Kay Dyer, age 7, in Knox County, Tn. The Court received notice from the State Attorney General on January 11 ...and more »

Bismarck Tribune
Going solo: Self-representation rare in courtBismarck TribuneEvans, who was convicted for assault-related crimes, has sued and appealed over post-conviction relief, ineffective counsel and consecutive sentences —still self-represented while submitting handwritten briefs to the North Dakota Supreme Court. In the ...

Child molester's plea didn't void right to appeal sentenceIndiana LawyerA man who pleaded guilty to child molestation was not wrongly denied post-conviction relief, but the trial court erred in ruling that he could not directly appeal his sentence imposed after the plea agreement, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday ...and more »

Chesapeake Beach man's request for new murder trial deniedSo Md NewsA 60-year-old Chesapeake Beach man who was convicted for murdering his longtime girlfriend in 2005 had his petition for post-conviction relief denied after he was found to have been competently and vigorously represented during his trial. Following a ...

Houma Courier
Serial burglar serving life wins transcript appealHouma CourierA 54-year-old serial burglar serving a life sentence won a minor victory last month when a state appellate court granted his request to receive certain court documents. Arty Marcel, of Schriever, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility ...and more »

Idaho inmate says 30 years is up, wants out of prisonThe Spokesman-ReviewRUPERT, Idaho – A south-central Idaho man sentenced to life in prison in 1984 for kidnapping and raping a woman says he's reached the 30-year release date and should be set free. The Times-News reported in a story on Saturday that 74-year-old Melvin ...and more »

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