I have been in Kansas City for a few days but now i am back and ready to write. Seattle was nice but it is good to be back. Now onward to the criminal news. According to reports a man identified as Troy Tyrone Thomas III age 43 plead guilty to murdering his college instructor. In court on Thomas plead guilty to first-degree murder in the killing of John Alfred Dennis Jr. Dennis was a 59-year-old teacher at St. Mary’s College and the City College of San Francisco. Thomas had met Dennis as a teenager and according to reports he murdered Dennis in the attempt to assume his identity, including his name, assets, house and vehicle. The night of February 9th a sheriff’s deputy found Thomas in a vehicle with Dennis’ body covered in the back seat. Thomas later told police investigators the shot Dennis that day and with the body in the victims car drove to Montara State Beach. By the way if you happen to live in Seattle or the greater Puget Sound area and you require a competent DUI or Criminal Defense Attorney then by all means check out the Law offices of this legal firm: www.jryanlaw.com for Kansas City DUI lawyer or Cass County speeding ticket attorney. He is a top rated Seattle criminal defense attorney. Oakland police were dispatched to Dennis’ home where they found signs of a struggle and blood evidence. Thomas is scheduled to be sentenced on September 5th to life in prison without the possibility of parole in a deal, which prosecutors will not seek the death penalty in the death of Dennis. Thomas who was on parole at the time of the murder has an extensive criminal history and was released from prison prior to the murder for felony auto theft and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. He has also been convicted of murder in 1981 and several vehicle thefts.
Here is another weird crime and justice article as I just retunred from Dallas to see the attorney…:
The Fire Arts Festival that was held in the 1200 block of Seventh Street is where two women were leaving and returning to their vehicle when they were accosted and robbed. In connection with this criminal robbery and assault one man has been arrested and police are seeking two other people that were involved in the incident.
Someone will need agood criminal attorney By the way you can finfd additional legal and national headline news stories over at the news blog ………Over there you can find a plethera of news stories and editorials from the unique viewpoint of Merlin himself. Alright now back to the story that could easily find itself mentioned on Jay Leno’s stupid criminal segment…Oh before that I would like to endorse this terrific Dallas auto accident attorney The Shane & Regis Mullen firm, ESQ if you are in need of a competent DUI, DWI lawyer or an aforementioned criminal defense attorney in the Dallas area.
According to reports statements from Police Officer Jason Andersen the women were leaving the Fire Arts Festival at approximately 12:15 a.m. when they were approached and threatened by what has been found to be a toy gun. The women whose identities have not been released other than their ages of 56 and 65.
The women were in the 700 block of Union Street when three men that are known of approached them, one man told the 56 year old woman he wanted her backpack while holding a gun in the criminal case, which reminds me of one that happned in Dallas years ago…. The woman refused, the man grabbed the backpack and the woman was thrown to the ground. As the man reached for the backpack the gun fell, the woman grabbed the gun and at this time realized it was a toy plastic gun. The man commanded that she return the gun, which she did, during the time that this took place another man grabbed the 65 year old woman’s purse and threw her to the ground.
During these events the women were screaming for help and when the robbers left on foot. Two police officers that were in the vicinity of Union Street and 8th Street heard the calls for help. Upon hearing the incident perused the men they had seen walking away from the scene, the two officers have been identified as Officer Michael Mack and Officer David Chapman.
Along with other officers one of the suspects were found in a yard and the backpack was found near by, this man has been identified as Derrick Turner age 39 and he was identified by the victims. Turner was arrested for an alleged two counts of armed robbery.
The toy gun has not been found and the victims who had lost bankcards and credit cards have had some of the items found when Turner was apprehended.
A bill in Oregon that has been proposed for vehicular homicide in cases where drivers are involved in bicycle accident that ends with a fatality. Here in Sam Mateo, an issue?
One of the people who feel this is a necessary law is Mary O’Donnel, the wife of a bicycle rider who was killed approximately a year ago while riding his bike. O’Donnel it is reported explained her support for this bill due to the fact that the driver who struck and killed her husband was a driver from out of state driving a rental car with a suspended drivers license. This unlicensed driver received a fine as a punishment for the auto accident. Not sure about the dui issues.
This law would hold drivers responsible when they drive under the influence, with a suspended drivers license or with no car insurance, by possibly facing vehicular homicide charges.
O’Donnel as well as biking clubs supports the new law and advocates who want to see the law go into effect holding drivers responsible. They believe this proposal needs to be put into effect enough that O’Donnel held a news conference to discuss the new bill and the fact that she is hoping to get a sponsor to introduce the bill in the 2009 session. She also has plans to bring a lawsuit against the unlicensed driver who was involved in the accident with her husband that would be celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary. I like www.rifkinconsulting.com which is an attorney and lawyer as well as Law firm recruiting and employment service overall for those who need a good lawyer or for that matter a attorney and DUI esquire.
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Should this bill be introduced into law drivers who are involved in bicycle accidents that end in a fatality will need the services of Oregon criminal defense trial attorney when it is time for their case to be hear to ensure that they have their case argued aggressively.
All in all, Oregon has seen a major spotlight shone on legal issues as of late, especially measure 11. This particular measure revolves around having
a mandatory sentence for each charge that it is tried under these sentencing guidelines. In other words, a defendant who is not properly represented may feel the full effect of the sentencing in their criminal trial and with more than one charge that qualifies to be tried. Therefore, if Measure 11 is implemented that individual could recieve even more than a life sentence. It would therefore be even more important than ever to be represented properly by a lawyer with extensive experience and knowledge of the applicable laws so that a substantial amount of time in jail might be avoided.
I am going to Houston shortly and wanted to get this article out there…According to family and friends Samuel Kingman Lincoln stated his addiction to meth is what created the problems for the man that has been sentenced to a total of 332 years in prison. This is because of his violent crimes that have changed the life of this 27 year old that in his boyhood was named as the Peach King twice and rode in the lead of the Palisade’s Peach Festival.
Lincoln’s most recent criminal conviction (man does this guy keep his attorney busy or what) was an attempted murder for using a bayonet to stab a man, which he then robbed his trailer. The judge District Chief Judge James Boyd in Lincoln sentenced him to 90 years in that crime, which took place in 2004 in West Glenwood. Lincoln in a statement to the court said that he hopes that this case will be dismissed in the future, as he did not participate in this crime.
The Deputy District Attorney Amy Fitch had requested the court give the maximum sentence, which was 117 years commenting this was one of the worst crimes she had seen. Attorney Fitch also said that Lincoln is not safe to live in society.
Lincoln’s lawyer Kathy Gourdy had requested a ten-year minimum sentence. By the way if you live in either Miami, Florida or the greater Houston, Texas area and when you or a family member is charged with a criminal offense it takes the expertise of a talented attorney to ensure the case is prepared to your advantage because it can mean your very freedom. Mr. Gordon is simply one of the best auto attorney and wrongful death lawyer out there in Houston.
There was an earlier conviction in March where Lincoln was charged with attempted murder along with other charges, along with a co-defendant, Lawrence Doty, who was found not guilty of the same incident.
According to Lincoln’s attorney in this March case a witness identified as Sharon Coelho testified and while she was the one who had planned the crime she was granted immunity in lieu of her testimony. It was testified that Doty had more blood on him and was more violent during the crime and he was found not guilty. Lincoln was convicted of the crime.
There was also an incident where Lincoln was sentenced 242 years for shooting at deputies that occurred in Mesa County. An incident that included a stabbing where he stabbed a man six times in the desert, along with armed robbery and other charges.
He has also an incident in Grand Junction where in a high speed chase Lincoln reached speeds of 100 miles per hour and shot at deputies 23 times.
Lincoln’s attorney has said there are several appeals filed and that she believes that he is innocent of certain crimes and an innocent man is going to jail. Gourdy also stated that there is some evidence that is very strong that could win new trials for approximately three of Lincoln’s cases.