October 2015 archive

Oct 28

Hong Kong Appeals Court Tosses Conviction For Closing Vehicle Door

Law Professor Eric Cheung Tat-ming who assisted Law Yat-ting pro bono (HKEJ)

On October 26, 2015 Hong Kong’s highest court acquitted Law Yat-ting of tampering with a motor vehicle. On February 21, 2014 Yat-ting was walking in the Tsuen Wan section of Hong Kong when he saw a parked van that had its front passenger door open. Yat-ting closed the door. The van’s driver was standing nearby …

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Oct 25

NY Appeals Court Acquits Jennifer Jorgensen Of Manslaughter In Death Of Her Daughter

Jennifer Jorgensen leaves the courthouse after a mistrial was declared on March 29, 2011 (Joseph D. Sullivan)

On October 22, 2015 the New York State Court of Appeals acquitted Jennifer Jorgensen of manslaughter and ordered dismissal of her indictment. The appeals court ruled New York’s manslaughter statute doesn’t apply to the death of an infant born after an alleged “reckless” act by a pregnant mother. Jorgensen was 29-years-old and 34-months pregnant when …

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Oct 22

Derral Wayne Hodgkins Released From Death Row After Acquittal Of Murder By Florida Supreme Court

Derral Wayne Hodgkins (Florida DOC)

Derral Wayne Hodgkins was released from Florida’s Death Row on October 12, 2015, after his acquittal by the Florida Supreme Court of the 2006 murder of his longtime friend Teresa Lodge. Lodge was murdered in her apartment in Land O’Lakes, Florida, sometime from the afternoon of September 27, 2006 to the early morning of September …

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Oct 05

Kirstin Lobato Is Fortunate The Nevada Supreme Court Is Taking Its Time Reviewing Her Case

Kirstin Lobato Is Fortunate The Nevada Supreme Court Is Taking Its Time Reviewing Her Case By Hans Sherrer [1] The Nevada Supreme Court’s ruling in Kirstin Blaise Lobato’s case has been awaited for more than a year since oral arguments on September 9, 2014. The Court is considering Ms. Lobato’s appeal of former Clark County …

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