The Christopher Vaughn case is a popular case in which ballistics and blood spatter aided in solving. Vaughn pleaded not guilty in court, and the defense stuck to the case that it was a murder-suicide case involving his wife. Paul Kish, a blood spatter expert assigned to the case, said that the evidence found at the crime scene did not correlate with Vaughn’s story. Vaughn’s blood was found in many different places; the center console, on his wife’s shorts, on the front and back of her seatbelt, and on the carpet between her shoes. Vaughn’s original statement did not mention the blood present on the seatbelt. When investigators at the crime scene unlatched and then re-latched her seatbelt, the wife’s chin was directly above the bloodstain. She was shot under the chin, therefore it was previously concluded that it must have been her blood present on the seatbelt. However, the Illinois State Police crime lab proved that it was in fact Christopher Vaughn’s blood on it. His wife’s blood was also found on the center console, but it was disturbed before it began to congeal. In addition, it appeared that some of her blood on the console was wiped towards the passenger seat from the driver’s seat. Kish concluded that someone had come into
Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the jury. My name is Alex Victorine and I am here to prove my client's innocence in the Lyle and Louise case. On trial before is John Wayne Gretzky, Larry Gretzky, and Mitch Wilson. My three clients are in danger of serving potential time for murder. This case started with the mysterious death of Louise Mondelo and her two children, Wally and Jan. One summer night a women, who appeared to be Ms. Mondello and her two children were driving on the highway, when they suddenly derailed and flipped over the side of Backbone Mountain. The three bodies were severely burned and could not be identified. Due to personal remains at the scene, investigators concluded the three people to be Louise, Wally, and Jan Mondelo.
Two Palm Springs police officers were both shot and killed while responding to a public disturbance. John Felix, a twenty 6 year old resident of Palm Springs was the convicted suspect of the shooting, and deaths of Jose Gilbert Vega, 63, and Lesley Zerebny. When the officers arrived to the residence of John Felix, they tried to get him to comply with there orders to exit his home. After 10 minutes had past with no progress, and Felix opened fire on both the officers. Felix had said he would kill the officers, but the officers did not expect to be fired on behind the door. When Felix shot them, it was at random. Both officers were taken to the hospital and died there.
Phillip Perez was incensed when he walked in the small apartment. He made his presence known by slamming the door open with an immense strength fueled by drunken rage. He has received some upsetting news that is the cause of this inappropriate entrance on this late night. His girlfriend, Melanie Krizek is flirting with another man according to a friend he was with at the club earlier. His unreasonable response to this rumor is to loudly enter the small apartment and wake the two ladies occupying the home. Phillip pulls Melanie out of the comforts of her bed and drags her into the bathroom, shutting the door, and leaving their toddler daughter to scream and cry on the other side. Each hit and kick to Melanie’s face and body is just punishment
Facts: Prior to 1995, Santa Fe High School established a policy which allows their student council chaplain to deliver a Christian prayer through the school’s public address system before home football games of the school’s team. The practice was repeated before every football game. The mothers of one Mormon and one Catholic student filed a suit, claiming that the prayer policy violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Santa Fe High School changed the policy by establishing elections of spokesperson and voting whether the prayers should be delivered. A majority of the students voted for continuation of prayers and elected a student to deliver them. The District Court upheld the policy but permitted only nonsectarian, no proselytizing prayers. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the previous and current versions of the school’s prayer policy were invalid. Santa Fe Independent School District petitioned for a writ of certiorari arguing that the new policy did not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
In a recent article published in the Los Angeles Times, a local pro-bono law firm with the support of Irell & Manella LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Compton Unified School District (CUSD) on behalf of students and teachers claiming CUSD is not providing a free and appropriate public education to students who are or have experienced “complex trauma” and violence.
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The named plaintiff, Oliver L. Brown, is the parent of Linda Brown and is African American. Oliver was one of thirteen plaintiffs in this lawsuit. The remaining plaintiffs included in this lawsuit were Darlene Brown, Lena Carper, Sadie Emmanuel, Marguerite Emerson, Shirley Fleming, Zelma Henderson, Shirley Hodison, Maude Lawton, Alma Lewis, Iona Richardson, and Lucinda Todd. These thirteen plaintiffs represented twenty children in this lawsuit. These consolidated lawsuits were consumed with argument that their physical buildings, teacher salaries, traveling distance to/from the schools, salaries of the staff and all other responsibilities of the all-black schools were inadequate compared to the schools for all-white students. Their suits specified that their Fourteenth Amendment rights were being violated in all areas documented.
A 26 year-old man named Guillermo Rodriguez died after his motorcycle collided with a truck. The accident occurred at Southeast Street and Federal Highway around 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2015. The police officers shut down the road in order to investigate the incident. The road was re-opened at 7 p.m.
Following a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Larry Offutt (“Offutt”), appellant, was convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, and related charges. On appeal, Austin presents three questions for our review, which we have rephrased as follows:
Vicente Flores is a twelve-year-old, Hispanic, male. In class, he is one grade level below grade level and is an English Language Learner. Vicente understands and speaks conversational English with hesitancy and difficulty. He understands parts of lessons and simple directions. He is also a pre-emergent or emergent level of reading and writing in English. Vicente needs graphic organizers and pictures or artifacts to help him build vocabulary. He needs flashcards. Shortened assessments need to be done orally, or in multiple choice format. Assignments need to be at a lower reading level, adapted, and directions need to be given in small, distinct steps. He needs access to a translator or bilingual dictionaries that allows for a deeper understanding of content. His plan also states that he would benefit from peer assistance, and being in the classroom 100% of the time improves his progress.
Jabez Wilson is upset because he has just received notice that the Red-Headed League has been disbanded. He was being employed there because his exceptionally brilliant red hair supposedly made him the ideal candidate for membership in what was represented as a sort of fraternal organization founded by a wealthy man for the purpose of benefiting red-headed men. Wilson was getting generously paid for simply copying articles from the Encyclopedia Britannica. He is apparently hoping that Sherlock Holmes could find out why the League had been disbanded without advance notice and whether it might reopen again, or whether it has moved to a different location.
Chris and Jasmin Smith (age 45 and 47) are seeking financial guidance on how to achieve their financial goals which includes: managing their cash flow and debt levels, providing financial assistance for their two children (Aiden and Jalen), and fund or maintain their retirement accounts. The Smith family would also like understanding of what steps can be taken to pay off their debt. The Smith family previously lived in McLean, Virginia but due to the housing crisis of 2008 they decided to do a short sell on their home because they were upside down on their mortgage. Due to financial situations, they moved to Portsmouth, Virginia which is a more affordable part of the state. The Smith’s realized their savings had been depleted due to the short sale on their home they could not afford a down payment on a house in Portsmouth. Now, the family rents a home for $1,500 per month.