Court of Appeals allows Dubuque robber to seek postconviction relief  telegraphherald.comThe Iowa Court of Appeals is allowing a man convicted of a Dubuque robbery to pursue post-conviction relief.

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 ...

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Escape Rule-Adverse Effect to Criminal Justice System  Missouri Lawyers MediaDefendant entered an Alford plea to two felony charges and was placed on probation that was subsequently revoked for three criminal violations. Defendant ...

Justices reject appeal | News  McComb Enterprise JournalThe Mississippi Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from a man sentenced to 50 years for impregnating a 14-year-old Pike County girl.

William Clyde Gibson appeals to Indiana Supreme Court on sentencing  Evening News and TribuneINDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday on behalf of a New Albany man convicted of the murders of three women in ...

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 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.

Des Moines man's murder conviction reversed in Polk County killing  Des Moines RegisterThe Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed the first-degree murder conviction of a Des Moines man who has spent more than 10 years in prison.

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.

Court Of Appeals Upholds Denial Of Relief For Convicted Carroll Sexual Offender  1380 KCIMA 41-year-old Carroll man, convicted in April 2014 on six counts of third-degree sexual abuse, will be remaining behind bars. According to documents filed ...

The community that made Cyntoia Brown’s clemency possible  The Daily DotA documentary and celebrity retweets might have created a higher profile for Cyntoia Brown, but it was the work of Black women who helped her get clemency.

Ohio Supreme Court won't reconsider order stripping Cleveland death-row inmate of new trial  cleveland.comThe state's high court won't reconsider its opinion last month that a Cuyahoga County judge was wrong to consider Anthony Apanovitch's post-conviction petition ...

Lawyer seeks new deadline for filing appeal for Nicole VanderHeyden's murderer  Green Bay Press GazetteLawyer likely will appeal judge's rulings on technological evidence in George Burch murder conviction.

State court once more denies appeal of Ogden man convicted of 2007 gang-related killings  Standard-ExaminerSALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Court of Appeals has denied the innocence claim of an Ogden man convicted of two aggravated murders in a gang-related ...

Justices question traumatic brain injury claims in triple murder  Indiana LawyerCounsel for a man sentenced to death for two separate murders and 65 years in prison for a third argued his representation was ineffective in the first two cases ...

‘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, ...

Justices to hear arguments in murder, jurisdiction cases  Indiana LawyerThe Indiana Supreme Court is set to hear argument in several cases this week, including a man's post-conviction appeal of his three separate sentences for ...

New Developments in DWI Law Post-Birchfield: Convictions for DUI Blood Test Refusal can be Vacated & the Validity of the Implied Consent Advisory  Legal ExaminerAfter the United States Supreme Court decided Birchfield, which concluded States could not punish the refusal to comply with a request for a warrantless blood ...

Appeals court rejects relief petition for man convicted of Dubuque robbery  telegraphherald.comThe Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of postconviction relief sought by a man convicted of a Dubuque robbery.

Justices: Agreed juvenile delinquency appeals follow TR 60 | 2019-01-09  Indiana LawyerJuveniles who agree to delinquency adjudications cannot immediately challenge their adjudications on direct appeal, but instead must make a request for ...

Kraus loses theft conviction appeal  Press Publications Inc.An appeals court has denied a request by former state representative Steve Kraus for post-conviction relief from his theft conviction in 2015. In denying his ...

Convicted murderers Selenski, Crawford to return to Luzerne County as appeals continue  Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderTwo convicted murderers are scheduled to return to the Luzerne County Courthouse as they continue to appeal their life sentences.Judge Fred A.

Bond denied for Brands Flat man convicted in Augusta County child abuse case  Staunton News LeaderSTAUNTON - A Brands Flat man already convicted of viciously beating a 6-year-old boy, causing injuries to his scrotum and spleen, was denied bond ...

I tried a dozen stress-relief snacks, tinctures and teas. So why am I still anxious?  The Washington PostThe reasons I'm stressed out are your reasons, too: too little time, and even less money. Deadlines. Relationships of all types. Aches and pains, insomnia.

Bulger sentence upheld by appeals court  Fremont News MessengerThe sentence for convicted drug trafficker Travis Bulger was upheld by the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals Friday.

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.

Jeff Boppre repeats declarations of innocence in latest filings disputing his murder conviction  Scottsbluff Star HeraldGERING — A man serving two life sentences in the killing of a Scottsbluff man and his girlfriend has made a new bid at receiving a new trial.

Camden man who blamed woman's death on rough sex loses appeal  Cherry Hill Courier PostCharles Guest, serving an 18-year term for aggravated manslaughter, claims victim died during consensual sex.

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.

Even with son's support, father convicted of abusing him loses bid for new trial  Tampa Bay TimesJames Duncan, who has been in prison for abusing his son, hoped to have his conviction and sentence tossed out. His son has stood by him. But a judge ruled ...

Prosecutor Notifying "Thousands" About Possible Changes in DWI Convictions  TAPinto.netNEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Following a state Supreme Court ruling that threw out breath test results in DWI cases, the Middlesex County Prosecutor Office is ...

Law's Reentry Clinic helps Angelenos with criminal records get back on their feet | UCLA  UCLA NewsroomMembers of UCLA School of Law's Reentry Legal Clinic are honored by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. On the second Saturday of every month, ...

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.

Superior Court upholds 2012 machete attack conviction  Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderThe state Superior Court on Friday upheld the conviction of Juan Borbon on the machete “gang-type” fight that resulted in a teenage boy nearly…

Motion to dismiss Coleman petition  The Republic-TimesIn what may finally bring the murder conviction of Chris Coleman to a close, Monroe County State's Attorney Chris Hitzemann filed a motion last week to dismiss ...

Mumia Abu-Jamal's latest appeals victory sets a problematic precedent | Opinion  Philly.comThe trial evidence was stark and brutal. In the early-morning hours of Dec. 9, 1981, Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner conducted a traffic stop in Center ...

California Courts Help Put New 2019 Laws Into Effect: Old Marijuana Convictions Cleared Or Sentences Reduced And Diverts Some Mentally Ill Defendants From Jails Into Treatment  Sierra Sun TimesHistoric Mariposa County Courthouse Sierra Sun Times file photo. December 19, 2018 - On Jan. 1, hundreds of new laws go into effect in California, including ...

True Detective Season 3 and the West Memphis Three  Den of Geek USWhile nothing has been established, bike stealing teens on True Detective season 3 might be a nod to the West Memphis Three.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Effectiveness Of Counsel-Sex Offender Registry  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere a defendant, who was required to register as a sex offender after he failed to report his Facebook accounts, claimed that his counsel was ineffective for ...

‘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 ...

Jess Varnish loses landmark legal battle with British Cycling and UK Sport  Eurosport.comThe track rider has failed in a bid to be treated as an employee, probably ending her hopes of damages for being cut from the GB team before Rio.

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 ...

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.

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Effectiveness Of Counsel-Conflict Of Interest  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere a defendant argued that his trial counsel was ineffective for revealing their privileged communications while making a record regarding the decision not to ...

Opinion: SEAS Change – A community-led effort to keep families together  The International ExaminerAs we cherish our loved ones this holiday season, 36 Khmer Americans will be oceans apart from their families in a place most have never been before.

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 ...

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.

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel-Categorically Unreasonable Strategic Decisions  Missouri Lawyers MediaMovant, serving five concurrent prison terms for various sex crimes, moved for post-conviction relief alleging ineffective assistance of trial counsel, who chose to ...

Daily Dose: Blessed, "Disease" :: Music :: Features :: Blessed :: Paste  Paste MagazineDaily Dose is your daily source for the song you absolutely, positively need to hear every day. Curated by the Paste Music Team. Post-punk quintet Blessed, who ...

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.

Twenty Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Kamala Harris  National ReviewThen-California attorney general Kamala Harris in 2011 (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) A trip through the life and career of the California senator as she gears up for a ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Putnam murder appeal denied  Cookeville Herald CitizenThe second degree murder conviction of a Putnam County man has been upheld once again by the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, which has denied ...

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 ...

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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?

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 ...

Ross Ulbricht Denied Post-Conviction Relief Extension  Bitcoin NewsThe man convicted of creating the Silk Road marketplace, Ross Ulbricht, has lost yet another appeal to extend his post-conviction relief. Judge Forrest.

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 ...

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, ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Bills on DNA testing, newly discovered evidence head to Wolf  witf.orgPhoto by AP Photo/Matt Rourke (Harrisburg) -- Bills to give people convicted of crimes more time to bring newly discovered evidence to court and make it easier ...

Court denies petition filed by man convicted for the murder of Earl Olander  SW News MediaThe Minnesota Supreme Court denied a petition for review filed by a man who was sentenced to 37 years for the murder of Earl Olander in Carver County.

Monroe man jailed for murder for 41 years to be released  Monroe News StarA Monroe man jailed for 41 years on a charge of attempted aggravated rape and second-degree murder will be released from jail after changes in state ...

Wickes seeks new trial  Clinton HeraldCLINTON — A former Camanche School District teacher sentenced to serve a prison sentence not to exceed five years for sexual exploitation by a school ...

Winona County killer denied by Minnesota Supreme Court  KIMT 3ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Winona County murderer gets some bad news on the day before his birthday. The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected the petition for ...

George Burch files formal notice of appeal  WBAYGREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - A man convicted of what his judge called "the most brutal murder" committed by one man in Brown County is appealing after his ...

Twice-convicted cop killer seeks new trial  wpde.comLuzenski Cottrell, a twice-convicted death row inmate, is asking for post-conviction relief. Cottrell fatally shot Myrtle Beach police officer Joe McGarry in 2002.

Elkhart man moves to withdraw wrongful conviction petition  Indiana LawyerA mentally disabled man challenging his conviction in a 2002 Elkhart murder has moved to withdraw his petition to vacate judgment in favor of filing a ...

King gets new counsel in appeal process  Galesburg Register-MailGALESBURG — A Galesburg man's post-conviction relief effort will have new counsel moving forward.Lamont A. King, 43, formerly of West Knox Street, made a ...

Iowa Supreme Court: Innocent people who plead guilty can challenge their convictions  Des Moines RegisterFor the first time, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that people who plead guilty to crimes may challenge their convictions if new evidence of their innocence ...

Judge Denies Meek Mill's Request to Have Conviction Overturned  NBC 10 PhiladelphiaA judge has denied rapper Meek Mill's request to have his 2008 conviction for selling drugs and illegal gun possession thrown out based on accusations of an ...

Convicted child rapist’s move to Providence has residents on edge  The Providence JournalLaw enforcement will speak Wednesday night at the Washington Park Community Center about the arrival of Richard Gardner, who was convicted in 1989 of ...

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 ...

‘Serial’: Adnan Syed Wins Right to New Trial Based on Alibi Evidence  RollingStone.comAdnan Syed is getting a new trial. Today, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals (COSA) delivered the ruling Serial fans have been waiting on for more than a ...

Ailing Butler woman convicted of murdering husband wants new trial  Daily RecordMORRISTOWN — A woman suffering from the late stages of multiple sclerosis continues to fight her conviction for the 2010 shooting murder of her husband in ...

Illinois Governor Pledges To Legalize Marijuana In Inaugural Address  Marijuana MomentNewly sworn-in Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) confirmed in his inaugural address on Monday that he plans to make good on a campaign promise to legalize ...

DuPage County judge rejects ex-Schaumburg cop's bid to change guilty plea in drug-ring case  Chicago TribuneA former Schaumburg police officer who admitted guilt in operating a drug ring cannot now back out of his plea deal, a DuPage County judge ruled Friday.

Judge orders new trial in Clinton murder case  Clinton HeraldCLINTON — A man found guilty of a 2007 murder in Clinton has been granted a new trial.

Appeals court rules against Sessions Harper  Fort Dodge MessengerA man convicted of sexually assaulting a Fort Dodge woman and setting her on fire, causing her death, has lost another bid for a court appeal. Sessions Harper.

Convicted murderer sentenced to another 25 years for breaking into Star woman’s home  Idaho StatesmanJamie Charboneau was ordered to serve 25 years in prison for burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for breaking into a Star woman's home ...

Murder convict's wrongful conviction case hits procedure wall  Goshen NewsGOSHEN — The attorney for an Elkhart man convicted of murder has pulled his case for a new trial in an Elkhart County court.