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Hilton v. Commonwealth  
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000452-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court sentencing Defendant to life imprisonment for murder, first-degree assault, and other crimes and sentencing Defendant to life imprisonment for murder. The cour...

Traft v. Commonwealth  
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000470-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Defendant’s motion to suppress the evidence obtained during a traffic stop, holding that the law enforcement officer did not violate Defendant’s right to privacy...

Yates v. Commonwealth  
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000504-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of incest, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, use of a minor in a sexual performance, first-degree...

DAJUAN MALONE V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000699-MR
JIMMY HALL V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000714-MR
THOMAS EUGENE RILEY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000156-MR
Commonwealth, Justice & Public Safety Cabinet v. Gaither  
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000345-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case arising from the 1996 murder of LeBron Gaither, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeals that, in the circumstances of this case, the Estate of LeBron Gaither was entitled to post-judg...

Commonwealth v. Blake  
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000346-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the denial of Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence seized from her vehicle during a traffic stop was proper. In her suppression motion, Defendant argued that the traffic stop of her vehicl...

CHRISTOPHER ESPER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000366-MR
Commonwealth v. Caudill  
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000419-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court upheld Defendant’s convictions for three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree, holding that an instructional error did not require vacating Defendant’s convictions. The Court of Appeals re...

Commonwealth v. Patton  
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000425-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeals reversing Defendant’s sentence and conviction and remanding for a new trial, having determined that Defendant’s guilty plea did not satisfy Boykin v. Alabam...

FERNANDO SIFUENTES V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000485-MR
PARIS CHARLES V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000486-MR
Brown v. Commonwealth  
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000551-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal from a criminal conviction, the Supreme Court vacated the portion of the circuit court’s judgment imposing criminal restitution and otherwise affirmed the judgment of conviction and sentence. Defendant was...

CHRISTOPHER MELTON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000552-MR
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