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Tennessee Child Rape Suspect Granted New Trial
Tennessee Child Rape Suspect Granted New Trial

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. EMOE ZAKIAYA MOSI BAKAR The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has awarded child rape suspect Emoe Zakiaya Mosi Bakari a third trial, ruling that his conviction of attempted rape of a child must be overturned because of various prejudicial errors ...

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Blog posts in February, 2012

  • Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals: DUI Dismissed After Lost Video of Traffic Stop

    In State v. Angela Merriman, the State appealed a trial court's dismissal of a DUI and two other counts against Angela Merriman. Merriman was charged ...

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  • Supreme Court Holds Officers Immune from Civil Suit on Invalid Search

    MESSERSCHMIDT ET AL. v. MILLENDER, EXECUTOR OF ESTATE OF MILLENDER, DECEASED, ET AL. In an important and sure to be controversial decision yesterday, ...

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  • Day-Care Shooting: Victim's Wife Struggles Through Testimony

    As I continue to update you on the Day-care Shooting here in Atlanta, I'm finding that the case keeps getting more interesting. The trial has been ...

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  • The Supreme Court: Inmate not in custody for Miranda purposes

    In 1966, the Supreme Court in the case of Miranda v. Arizona attempted to create explicit warnings that would remind suspects of their constitutional ...

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  • Notorious "Daycare Shooting" Case Goes to Trial in DeKalb County, Georgia

    If there was ever a real-life case that was made for Law and Order, this would be it. In November 2010, a bearded man in a hoodie fired several shots ...

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  • TN Court of Criminal Appeals Reverses Evidence Tampering Conviction

    State of Tennessee v. Ashlee N. Appleton The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals decided the case of Ashlee Appleton last week. A jury convicted ...

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  • Tennessee Court of Appeals Reduces First Degree Murder Conviction

    STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DAVID HOOPER CLIMER, JR Court of Appeals, Jackson, TN T he Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals recently reduced the first-degree ...

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  • Governor Haslam Seeks to Stiffen Domestic Violence Penalties in Tennessee

    We informed you in an earlier post about Governor Haslam's new public safety initiative. We briefly mentioned the provisions in the legislation about ...

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  • Lawyers convicted of scamming millions from fen-phen suit get unsympathetic hearing at 6th Circuit

    Judge Ronnie Lee Gilman of the 6 th Circuit Court of Appeals told two attorneys that while their trial judge may have made an error, their scamming of ...

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