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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Martinez denied postconviction relief in 2012 murder case  Scottsbluff Star HeraldA Sidney man convicted of killing a 30-year-old Sidney woman in July 2012 has been denied post conviction relief.

Shen murder suspect held without bond | News  KMAland(Shenandoah) -- The suspect in Shenandoah's first murder in more than three decades is no stranger to local law enforcement.

Woman serving 100 years for molesting baby seeks new trial  Muncie Star PressA Muncie woman serving a 100-year sentence for her role in a sex crime that left an infant with a sexually transmitted disease is seeking a new trial.

Image Protect Enters Strategic Partnership with Nationally Recognized Copyright and Infringement Law Firm  Yahoo FinanceIn a Structural Move to Focus Corporate Resources on the Development of the World's First Image Marketplace, Company Joins Distinguished Legal Team.

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Timeliness  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere a defendant challenged the denial of his motion for post-conviction relief, the defendant's original pro se motion was not timely filed and did not claim that ...

Court official recommends denial of juvenile killer’s appeal  Washington PostA Delaware court commissioner is recommending that a judge deny an appeal from a man convicted of murder for a killing committed when he was 17.

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 ...

Evidence Sought to Exonerate Man Convicted in 1986 Slaying  U.S. News & World ReportThe headline was deceivingly simple: "Fisherman finds body."

Criminal Law: Involuntary Manslaughter-Post-Conviction Relief-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel  Missouri Lawyers MediaDefendant was convicted of involuntary manslaughter as a lesser included offense. Defendant unsuccessfully moved for post-conviction relief, raising five points ...

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 ...

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 ...

Life sentence for man convicted of killing another man, hiding his body  WMTVThe man convicted of killing another man and hiding his body in a storage locker was sentenced to life in prison.

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 ...

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.

Man convicted of killing baby wants reduced sentence  Daily JournalA Greenwood man serving 26 years in prison for killing his infant son is asking the courts for leniency and a shorter sentence.Ian Defenderfer, 25, filed a petition ...

STATE OF MARYLAND v. YAW POKU PODIEH  Maryland Daily RecordCriminal procedure -- Ineffective assistance of counsel -- Conflict of interest This case is before us on appeal from an order of the circuit court granting in part and ...

Mother convicted of killing newborn on college campus will not be granted parole  Y-City NewsThe former Muskingum University student convicted of killing her newborn nearly four years ago will not be granted the possibility of parole after Judge Mark ...

Jimmy Dimora gets another crack at appealing his corruption case  cleveland.comA federal appeals court decided Wednesday to give Jimmy Dimora another crack at overturning his corruption convictions.

Missoula judge dismisses woman's request for new trial in fatal hit-and-run case  MissoulianA woman serving a 40-year prison sentence will not receive a new trial for the 2008 hit-and-run that killed a man in East Missoula, a Missoula judge ruled earlier ...

High court overturns Lisbon man's convictions in attempted murder of police  Times RecordPORTLAND — The state's highest court on Thursday vacated the convictions of a Lisbon man found guilty of attempted murder of Auburn police stemming from ...

50,000 old marijuana convictions may be reduced or wiped in LA County through tech partnership • Long Beach Post  Long Beach PostLos Angeles-area prosecutors are joining other district attorneys to use technology to wipe out or reduce as many as 50,000 old marijuana convictions years ...

Criminal Law: Committing Violence against an Inmate-Post-Conviction-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel  Missouri Lawyers MediaDefendant appealed from the judgment denying his Rule 29.15 motion, after he was convicted of committing violence against a fellow inmate. Defendant argued ...

Lawrence woman serving Hard 50 files case for sentencing reconsideration  The Topeka Capital-JournalA Lawrence woman serving a "Hard 50" prison sentence has filed a civil case claiming her trial attorney provided ineffective counsel in five areas including, ...

Florida clears two men after 42 years in prison  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Clifford Williams Jr. was 34 and his nephew, Nathan Myers, was 18 when they went to a party back in May 1976.

He stood over a dying man after shooting him in the head. Now he wants a new trial  Myrtle Beach Sun NewsA man is asking for a new trial in his case of shooting and killing another in 2015. Police charged Damiean Cantey with murder, but he pleaded guilty to a ...

Should Florida make it easier to overturn wrongful convictions?  The Florida Times-UnionOn Thursday, after nearly 43 years in prison, two Jacksonville men were released thanks to a State Attorney's Office investigation that found credible evidence of ...

George Burch appealing orders to pay restitution to VanderHeyden's family  WBAYBROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - Convicted killer George Burch intends to appeal orders that he pay restitution to the family of vicitm Nicole VanderHeyden.

Judge denies request for new trial for Escambia County woman on death row  WEARAn Escambia County woman who was convicted of beating and burning a teenager to death in 2012 is remaining in prison. Tina Brown was convicted in June ...

Oklahoma's prison libraries struggle to meet demand  NonDocTAFT — Oklahomans in prison face many challenges, but one of the most constant is how to stay mentally sharp in an often chaotic, difficult situation. For some ...

Pensacola woman Tina Brown to remain on death row for brutal 2010 murder  Pensacola News JournalA Pensacola woman on death row for the fatal assault, kidnapping and burning of her neighbor had her most recent appeal denied last week. Tina Lasonya ...

After 20 years on death row, convicted killer of Rock Hill parents seeks new trial  Rock Hill HeraldJames Robertson of Rock Hill, South Carolina, is seeking a new trial after 20 years on death row after he was convicted of killing his parents. Robertson blames ...

Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: Trump Circuit Judge Casts Deciding Vote to Uphold a Sentence More than 60 Years Longer than Usual  People For the American WayIn March 2019, Trump Eighth Circuit judge Steven Grasz cast the deciding vote to uphold a sentence for Eddie Cox that was more than 60 years longer than the ...

Plea deals are Catch-22 for those like Tucson man who claims wrongful conviction  AZCentralPlea deals create a Catch-22 for people like Tucson's Louis Taylor who claim they were wrongfully convicted, then seek restitution.

The murder of Donna Perry: New evidence sought to exonerate man convicted in 1986 slaying  Jackson SunDonna Perry was murdered in 1986. More than 30 years later, the man convicted of killing her is on parole and seeking DNA testing that could exonerate him.

Week End Wrap Up April 7  Y-City NewsYesterday's weather was very ideal. Unfortunately, it appears spring is catching up to us for the next couple of days with some thunderstorms. At least it'll still be ...

Kan. woman convicted of grisly murder files civil case against her attorney  Salina PostLAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman convicted of killing a 52-year-old man has filed a civil case claiming her attorney was ineffective during her trial, ...

Abuse of Discretion – Newly Discovered Evidence – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalJerry Simone Wilson appeals the order denying his motion for postconviction relief based on newly discovered evidence.

Mueller report findings: Mueller rejects argument that Trump is shielded from obstruction laws  The Washington PostPresident Trump, upon first learning of the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, cursed and declared, “this is the end of my presidency,” ...

Anti-trafficking legislation would offer post-conviction relief to survivors  Laurinburg ExchangeRALEIGH — This isn't “Taken.“ Unlike the portrayals popularized by Liam Neeson's 2008 film thriller, human trafficking victims are rarely snatched during…

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 ...

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 ...

U.S. seized millions from corrupt Venezuelan kleptocrats. A Miami lawsuit seeks to get it back  Miami HeraldA group of Miami lawyers are battling with federal prosecutors over returning money stolen by Venezuelan “kleptocrats” to the people of Venezuela. The feds ...

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.

China Isn’t Cheating on Trade  The AtlanticDemocrats and Republicans echo Trump's anti-Beijing rhetoric, but escalating tensions could leave Americans far worse off.

Man who struck and killed trooper on I-91 in 2003 seeks release from prison  vtdigger.orgEric Daley testifies during his post-conviction relief trial in Windsor Superior Court on Monday in White River Junction. Photo by Jennifer Hauck/Valley News.

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 ...

Is DeSantis a legislative player? — Enviros take on Galvano's tolls — Gillum's brother subpoenaed — Messam's rough start  PoliticoGood Tuesday morning. Gov. Ron DeSantis has been in office slightly more than 100 days. While he's already declared it a success, you know what can ...

Casualties of deadline day include proposals to allow physician-assisted death, require appointed judges  The Nevada IndependentBills that would have allowed terminally ill patients to obtain drugs to end their lives, prevented immigration holds without probable cause and provided for ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Julian Assange arrested: WikiLeaks founder faces possible extradition to U.S. for hacking after arrest today in London - Live updates  CBS NewsLondon's Metropolitan Police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in the British capital on Thursday. The arrest came after ...

RISE Program to Assist Residents with Post-Conviction Relief  Precinct Reporter GroupMayor Robert Garcia and City Prosecutor Doug Haubert announced a first-of-its-kind program in Long Beach, Restoration Initiative for Safety and Employment ...

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 ...

Gary man on death row for killing wife, 2 stepchildren still seeking new trial or resentencing  Chicago TribuneA Gary man on death row for killing his wife and two stepchildren is still seeking a new trial, or alternatively, asking to be sentenced again. Kevin Isom, 53, was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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

Suburban ex-cop who wants drug conviction vacated says authorities lied to get warrant  Chicago TribuneProsecutors have an April deadline to respond to allegations of errors in the case of a former Schaumburg police officer accused of selling drugs.

Race and the death penalty: Supreme Court to hear case of Curtis Flowers, tried six times for quadruple murder  The Washington PostWINONA, Miss. — Early one hot July morning in 1996, four people were executed in Tardy Furniture Store, a mainstay of this town's compact business district.

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 ...

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 ...

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?

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.

She killed her boyfriend then ate a burger. Now, at 72, she wants a new trial or death  Hilton Head Island PacketA 72-year-old local woman convicted of murder wants a new trial or to be put to death. Deborah Hubbard-Sarvis requested those options in her handwritten, ...

Convicted killer of Rite Aid manager gets life in prison after DA no longer seeks death penalty  Philly.comA North Philadelphia man who fatally shot a Rite Aid store manager during a robbery 16 years ago was resentenced Wednesday to life in prison after the ...

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, ...

Adnan Syed’s conviction reinstated by Maryland Court of Appeals  Boing BoingCourt rules Adnan Syed not entitled to a new trial, in case that formed basis for “Serial” podcast— and new HBO docu-series premiering Sunday March 10 on ...

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, ...

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 ...

‘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, ...

Judge to decide outcome of Stanko hearing  WMBFIn the next few days, a judge is expected to announce the outcome of death row inmate Stephen Stanko's post-conviction hearing.

There Was No Russia Conspiracy. But Trump Is More Dangerous Than Ever.  New York MagazineYes, it was worth waiting for. The merit of the Mueller report is that it gives us the whole narrative again, a chance to review the last three years with new ...

Post-conviction relief denied to Dover business owner  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 ...

Why the Midterms Were Good News For Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey  Rolling StoneThe midterm election results are in, and in addition to winning control of the House of Representatives, Democratic candidates managed to unseat Republican ...

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.

New Public Defense Unit To Help People Vacate Convictions, Expunge Records - The Seattle Medium  Seattle MediumThe King County Department of Public Defense (DPD) recently launched a new post-conviction relief unit that will help people with criminal convictions, who are ...

Steven Avery’s Lawyer Accuses Wisconsin AG’s Office of Destroying Evidence  Rolling StoneAttorney Kathleen Zellner has filed a new letter with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals on behalf of her client, Steven Avery, accusing the Attorney General's Office ...

Gary man on death row denied latest appeal request  Chicago TribuneA Gary man on death row for killing his wife and two stepchildren lost his latest request in his appeals process. In an order filed Friday, a Lake County magistrate ...

Perth Amboy man will get new hearing on Woodbridge murder conviction  MyCentralJersey.comNEW BRUNSWICK - A Perth Amboy man serving a life sentence for murdering a Woodbridge man in 2008 will receive a new hearing on his allegation that his ...

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 ...

Appeals court upholds sex offender's HIV conviction | Crime and Courts  Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierWATERLOO – The Iowa Court of Appeals has turned down a former Waterloo sex offender's request to throw out HIV transmission charges.

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 ...