Homicide

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Woman Stabs Boyfriend 25 Times With Heel of Stiletto

If you search for the phrase “odd murder weapons” online, you will find stories of homicides that have been committed with many different, and yes, odd objects. From spatulas to icicles, to an Xbox360 and a bowling ball,...more

New Sentencing Hearings for Close to 100 Illinois Convicts

The Illinois Supreme Court decided on March 20, 2014 that inmates that are currently serving life sentences without the possibility of parole for homicides they committed as minors will now be granted new sentencing hearings....more

SKS Attorney Testifies Before Wisconsin Lawmakers Regarding Proposed Law On Police Custody Deaths

Back in 2011, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) custody. Initially, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner ruled that Mr. Williams died of natural causes....more

Let’s Make Kendra’s Law Permanent … And Enforce It

In 1999, Kendra Webdale was waiting for an N train at the 23rd Street subway station under Broadway. Suffering from schizophrenia and not taking his medications, Andrew Goldstein pushed Kendra onto the tracks into the path of...more

Life Insurance Company that Filed Interpleader Action to Determine How to Proceed With Benefits Resulting From a Homicide is...

In Farmers New World Life Insurance Company v. Rees (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 2 Dist., August 30, 2013), a California court of appeal considered whether a life insurance company that delayed paying benefits to the...more

State of Iowa v. Rodney Lee Bean Affirms Need for Oversight of a Representative Under Power of Attorney

A recent criminal case, State of Iowa v. Rodney Lee Bean, Court of Appeals of Iowa, No. 3-494/11-1828 (September 5, 2013), shows us how elderly individuals can be easily abused, both physically and financially....more

Wrongful Death Lawsuits In New Jersey: Who Is At Fault?

The case of a Garfield, New Jersey woman’s murder by an escaped parolee in 2010 illustrates the sometimes-complicated scenario of who bears financial responsibility in a homicide....more

The Milwaukee Civil Rights Lawyers Of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. Report On Sentencing For The Murderer Of Darius Simmons

Although some have compared the shooting of Darius Simmons by John H. Spooner and the shooting of Travon Martin by George Zimmerman, because both shootings involved criminal profiling and may have been racially motivated, the...more

The Milwaukee Civil Rights Lawyers Of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. Report On Jury’s Rejection Of The Insanity Defense The...

Even though some have compared the shooting of Darius Simmons by John H. Spooner and the shooting of Travon Martin by George Zimmerman, because both shootings involved criminal profiling and may have been racially motivated,...more

New Forensic Test May Be Used In Homicide Investigations

Canadian police are using a new forensic test, stable isotope analysis, to determine where a homicide victim may have lived before death....more

SKS Files Complaint With Milwaukee Fire And Police Commission For Death Of Derek Williams

Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) custody in June 2011. Initially, the MPD determined that the police officers involved did nothing wrong. After the video was released showing Mr. Williams in the back...more

Medical Problems Improbably Lead To Homicide

Patients who are unhappy with the outcome of their medical treatment often feel angry, frustrated, and betrayed by their doctor. They may blame the doctor for creating unrealistic expectations about the treatment, or feel...more

Derek Williams Inquest Continues With Expert Testimony As To Cause And Manner Of Death

The second day of the Inquest into the death of Derek Williams in Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) custody took place on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 and featured testimony by experts who disagreed regarding the cause and...more

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