Ethan Couch, 16, responsible for causing a fatal Texas car accident, was sentenced to ten years of probation on Wednesday, February 5.
The June 2013 accident resulted in the death of four people. Couch was driving under the influence at the time of the accident. In addition to probation, Couch was ordered to get treatment at a rehabilitation facility.
Couch’s lawyers argued that his privileged upbringing foiled his ability to make responsible decisions.
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In January Joshua Leroy Karr, 31, was charged with online solicitation of a minor and sexual assault of a child.
Karr was incarcerated at the Collin County Jail on Thursday, January 30. His bail was initially set at $50,000, but was amended to $500,000 by the District Attorney’s Office “due to the nature of the offense and the circumstances under which it was committed.”
Karr was previously arrested in December 2003 after allegedly trying to force middle school girls into his car.
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According to Dallas County First Assistant District Attorney Heath Harris in his opening statement on Monday, January 13, former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent “was so impaired he was driving double the speed limit, in excess of 100 miles per hour,” causing the death of a teammate, Jerry Brown, in a 2012 car crash. This statement came during the prosecution’s argument in Brent’s vehicular manslaughter case.
Harris also said that local authorities found out Brent had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he was subjected to a field sobriety test.
Brent plead not guilty to the manslaughter charges.
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With the help of undercover Detective Ursula Watson of the McKinney Police Department, who answered a Craigslist ad from suspected sexual offender Roger Allan Stulce, Stulce was arrested for sexual assault. He is currently on trial for these charges.
Watson testified at a Collin County hearing on Friday, December 13 that she agreed to an arrangement with the suspect to share his apartment in exchange for cooking and cleaning services. However, when she met Stulce at the apartment, he sexually assaulted her after locking the door behind her when she came in.
Stulce is currently facing four sexual assault charges involving four women who were allegedly molested in separate events between 2008 and 2012. The case being tried currently is that of a 38-year-old woman who says Stulce brutally assaulted her in June 2012 when she tried to sublease his apartment via a Craigslist ad.
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Prosecutors in Orlando, Florida are at a crossroads on whether to continue prosecuting George Zimmerman on domestic violence charges stemming from aggravated assault, battery, and criminal mischief, even though his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, is likely to drop those charges.
Schiebe allegedly wrote an affidavit that was filed by Zimmerman on Monday, December 9, requesting for the judge in the case to allow him contact with Scheibe.
Prosecutors can still build a case against Zimmerman via police reports, 911 calls, and other witness accounts, should Scheibe decide not to testify against Zimmerman.
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The trial for Kurt Mix, a former engineer for BP (formerly known as British Petroleum) began on Monday, December 2 with the selection of jury members. He was charged with two counts of obstruction of justice in 2012 for allegedly deleting text messages from his cell phone regarding pertinent information that could have helped build with claims regarding the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval, Jr. will be in charge of handling the trial.
Mix entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment.
Aside from Mix, other BP employees have also received criminal charges due to the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Macondo well. BP’s former vice-president for the Gulf of Mexico exploration David Rainey also was charged last year for giving false testimony regarding the size of the oil spill claim. Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine, BP well-site managers, were also charged with involuntary manslaughter in November 2012 for the 11 deaths that occurred near or around the perimeter of the well.
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On Friday, November 8, an ex-convict from Texas was sentenced to 99 years in jail for shooting a man last Thanksgiving Day.
Thirty-year-old Artis Leon Polk Jr. reportedly procured a semiautomatic assault rifle from a Dallas gun dealer two days before shooting and killing 23-year-old Charles Knighten. Knighten was the ex-boyfriend of Polk’s girlfriend.
In addition to the sentence of 99 years, the jury gave Polk 20 years for the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. According to the Tarrant County district attorney’s office, presiding Judge Ruben Gonzalez ordered that Polk serve the two sentences concurrently.
Polk had former convictions for criminal charges of drug possession, vehicle theft, burglary, and aggravated robbery.
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Thirty-seven-year-old William Clary was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment in federal prison on Thursday, October 31 by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle in relation to a bank robbery committed on Aug. 1, 2011.
According to court documentsClary walked into the Chase Bank branch on Lemmon Avenue near the Dallas North Tollway and gave the teller a note that said “I want 3600 dollars now! Have gun. If you scream or signal I will kill you.”
Clary was apprehended a short while after he robbed the bank and has been in federal custody ever since, initially pleading not guilty to bank robbery charges in September 2011, then admitting guilt on July 3, 2013.
Assistant Public Defender John Nicholson said Clary was incapable of knowing what he was doing at the time of the incident as he was mentally incapacitated and had drug problems, noting that Clary “suffered from schizophrenic delusions so intense that they largely rendered him unable to relate to the real world.”
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“The Office” actor Craig Robinson was detained in the Bahamas for drug possession and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine on October 9, according to authorities.
The 41-year old actor was headed back to the United States after doing a comedy show when he was stopped by authorities as he tried to board a plane in Nassau. Custom agents found 18 ecstasy pills and a half gram of marijuana in his possession.
Robinson was taken into custody and pleaded guilty to two counts of drug possession. He told the court that he did not know that the drugs were illegal in the Bahamas when he brought them from the United States.
He was ordered by Magistrate Andrew Forbes to pay a $1,000 fine and to leave the country.
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Dina Lohan, 50, pleaded not guilty to her drinking while intoxicated (DWI) charges during her arraignment on Tuesday, September 24.
She was arrested on September 12 for allegedly speeding on Northern State Parkway. She was then found to have a .20 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) result from a breath test conducted. Lohan’s driver’s license was suspended, and she was released without bail.
Her attorney told reporters that, “I am confident that the district attorney’s office and the judicial system will temper justice with mercy.” He said that his client has only been a victim of a “challenging trilogy.”
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