Category Archives: Sentencing

Should Juries Have the Power to Sentence Teens to Life?

The question of whether a jury should have the power to sentence a teenager to prison for life is a very conflicted one. Which is why the Michigan Court of Appeals has assigned a panel of judges to address the issue of whether or not to grant that kind of power to a jury, when […]

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Genesee Judge Exceeds Sentencing Guidelines

Boy Scout Leader Gets 50 Years Prison for Wife’s Murder Just days ago, Andrew Farley Jr. was sentenced to spend many decades behind bars for the murder of his wife. Following a guilty conviction by a Genesee County Circuit Court Jury for second degree murder, the Judge then exceeded the state’s sentencing guidelines on the […]

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Wafer / McBride Murder Trial

The Verdict Is In Theodore Wafer, the 55-year-old Dearborn Heights man who shot Renisha McBride in the face through his screen door at 4 am, has been convicted of second degree murder by a 12 person jury. Wafer woke in the early hours of the morning to the sound of violent pounding on his front […]

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Get a Vasectomy and Get Less Jail?

Virginia Man Offered Unusual Deal A recent case in Virginia has received much press and public debate, as it is the first of its kind in decades, recalling a less-than-lovely aspect of the country’s legal past.  A Prosecutor in the state of Virginia has offered a man the chance to have his sentence reduced in […]

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Flint Shooting Jury Verdict: Guilty

Shots Fired at Two Teen Boys James Kenneth Seeley, a 33-year-old resident of Flint, has been found guilty of shooting at two 14-year-old boys outside his house in September 2013. According to police records, at 7 pm on Sunday, September 29th, officers were dispatched to the scene of a shooting near Arizona Avenue and Lewis […]

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Detroit, Michigan: Steve Utash Update

Defendants Sentenced Wonzey Saffold, a 30-year-old resident of Detroit and one of the men charged with the mob beating of Steve Utash, was sentenced recently to a minimum of 6 years in prison. He is one of several people who are facing prison sentences for their involvement in the attack on Utash. Utash was attacked […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Ruling

Governor Cannot Revoke Commutations In a landmark decision last month, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that once a Michigan Governor grants a prison commutation, it cannot be taken back. A prison commutation is similar to a pardon except instead of forgiving a prisoner’s crime altogether, it gives the Governor the power to reduce a […]

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Michigan Assault Charges

Bay City Man Accepts Plea Bargain Eric G. Waroff, a 20-year-old man from Bay City, MI, was recently facing a felony charge for pointing an Airsoft pellet gun at a fellow motorist. The other driver, Aaron J. Delooze, who was driving with his wife and son, thought the gun was a real one and reported […]

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Assault With Intent Charges in Michigan

Bay City Teen Gets Ten Years in Prison 17-year-old Terrence L. Conklin, a teenager from Bay City, pled no contest in April to felony assault charges and as a result, is going to spend a decade in prison. On Monday, June 9th, Bay County Chief Circuit Judge Kenneth W. Schmidt sentenced Conklin to imprisonment for 20 […]

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Novi Murder: Trial Update

Jury Verdict: GUILTY “He did not love his wife. She stood between him and his freedom. The defendant wants you to believe he loved his family but actions speak louder than words, and his actions spoke of anything but love”. These were the words of the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Tricia Dare when she addressed the […]

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