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State v. Robert Prather Prather was convicted of murder based on an incident that took place at the victim’s residence. Prather, the victim, and two other individuals were at the apartment drinking. In the course of events, the victim ended up being beaten and he died from his injuries. Prather denied involvement, and claimed that

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State v. Robert Lee Moore Appellant was convicted of attempted murder. The victim in this case was found shot in a Taco Bell parking lot. Officers who responded to the scene searched the victim’s car and found several cell phones, one of which belonged to the defendant. An investigating officer removed the SIM card from

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State v. Lance Miles Appellant was convicted for trafficking in illegal drugs. 1) Appellant argued that the court erred in instructing the jury that the defendant didn’t have to know that the drugs in question were Oxycodone. Defendant was caught with a package containing Oxycodone, and when questioned by a law enforcement officer about their

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State v. Demario Thompson Demario Thompson appealed his convictions for first-degree burglary and third-degree assault. This case stemmed from a disturbance and an apartment complex at 4:00 am in July 2014. Responding officers encountered the alleged victim, observing that her apartment door appeared to have been kicked in, she was visibly upset, and she had

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State v. Courtney Thompson State v. Robert Guinyard The appellants were tried jointly and convicted of homicide by child abuse (HCA) and unlawful conduct towards a child. 1) Appellants argued that their motions for directed verdict were improperly denied. The COA rejected this argument, saying that there was substantial circumstantial evidence regarding both charged counts

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State v. Hughes Hughes was released from jail on unrelated charges, and soon after, his mother was found dead in her home. At trial, there was testimony that the victim feared Hughes. This testimony, according to the Court of Appeals, was admitted in error. The Court notes that “while the present state of the declarant’s

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