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MEMPHIS, TN --- A Memphis man convicted in August of raping a 64-year-old woman two years ago was sentenced Tuesday to 23 years in prison with no parole.
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MEMPHIS, TN - September 26, 2013 - A Memphis mother was convicted on nine (9) counts of aggravated child abuse for putting her 2-year-old daughter in scalding bath water last year.
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MEMPHIS, TN – On Thursday, September 12, 2013, a Shelby County jury convicted Frederick Wendell Thomas, age 42, of first degree murder for fatally wounding his wife, Tiffany Thomas.
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MEMPHIS, TN – August 27, 2012 - James Prindle was sentenced for charges stemming from the sexual assault and beating of a 23 month-old child.
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March 23rd, 2012 – A Shelby County jury has convicted Shakara Dickens of Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Child Neglect or Endangerment and False Reporting for the September 2010 disappearance and death of her 9 month-old daughter, Lauryn Dickens. Lauryn’s body has never been recovered.
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February 9th, 2012 - A Shelby County jury convicted Marco A. Blanch of rape of a 79 year old woman.
The rape occurred on February 3rd, 2011. Blanch, age 29, came to the woman’s home shortly after 10:00 pm, and asked her could he come in to watch television. The victim, an Alzheimer’s patient, let Blanch into the home. The victim’s grandson came to the house after watching Blanch enter the home. He found Blanch in the bedroom with his grandmother lying on the bed and Blanch on top of her, partially disrobed. The grandson detained Blanch on the scene until Memphis Police Department arrived and arrested him.
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Thursday, 06 October 2011 12:56

19 Year-Old Convicted of First Degree Murder

On Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, a Shelby County Criminal Court jury convicted ANTHONY WILLIAMS, age 19, of first degree murder in the December 2010 robbery and murder of Anthony Randle, age 20.
On December 26th, 2010, Anthony Randle was shot outside of a convenience store at 3002 Park Avenue. He died shortly after arriving at the Regional Medical Center. The Memphis Police Department conducted the on scene investigation into the robbery-homicide, which occurred shortly after 1:00 pm in the presence of many witnesses, several of them children. The subsequent MPD Homicide investigation into the incident determined that Anthony Williams was the person responsible for the crime.
On December 28th, one day before his 19th birthday, Williams was arrested at his home in Southeast Memphis.
During trial, evidence was presented revealing that Anthony Williams approached Randle as they both were leaving the store on Park Avenue. Williams, armed with a handgun, forcibly took items from Randle, shot him three times at close range, and fled the scene.
Williams was found guilty of first degree murder, murder first degree in perpetration of a dangerous felony, and aggravated robbery. He was immediately sentenced to life imprisonment with possibility for parole in 51 years for the two murder counts. He is scheduled for sentencing for aggravated robbery on November 3rd, 2011.
Assistant District Attorneys David Zak and Anita Spinetta prosecuted the case.
Judge Bobby Carter, Criminal Court Division 3 presided over the trial.
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August 11, 2011 - Kenneth Lewis was sentenced today to 35 years for the March 7th, 2007 beating death of James Moseley.
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July 15th, 2011 -Yesterday, a Shelby County Jury in Criminal Court Division 3 convicted Kenneth Lewis for the March 7th, 2007 beating death of James Mosley.
On March 7th, 2007 Kenneth Lewis, who was 31 years old at the time of the incident, was arrested and originally charged with attempted second degree murder. The fatal beating occurred in front of a store at 4835 Winchester. Lewis brutally attacked Mosley over theft of a bicycle that Lewis believed Mosley had stolen. Mosley, a homeless, U.S. military veteran, was left bleeding and unconscious on the ground until Memphis Police Department arrived. Memphis Fire Department ambulance transported Mosley to the Regional Medical Center where he received treatment for severe head trauma and other injuries. Mosley remained hospitalized and on life support until he died on Nov. 17, 2008, at age 48.
Kenneth Lewis was subsequently tried on second degree murder charges. The jury returned the guilty verdict on Thursday July 14th, 2011, after only thirty minutes of deliberation.
Sentencing hearing on the case is scheduled on August 11, 2011. Lewis could face up to 40 years of imprisonment Assistant District Attorney Michael McCusker prosecuted the case in Criminal Court Division 3.
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June 9, 2011 - A jury in Shelby County Criminal Court Division 3 found Troy Ector, age 21, guilty in the 2009 carjacking and kidnapping of a Memphis woman.
The crime occurred on March 10, 2009. Ector, age 18 at the time, approached the female victim as she was getting out of her car near the 5100 block of Wayfarer Circle in Southeast Memphis. Ector, armed with a handgun, ordered the woman back into her car, and drove the car to a nearby apartment complex. There Ector forced her to perform sex acts and then forced her out of the car, and drove off. On March 14th, police located the car occupied by Ector in the 9000 block of Fulton in Northeast Memphis, near Cordova. Ector was arrested and charged. Ector, just three months earlier, had been released on judicial diversion for an attempted aggravated burglary in 2008.
The jury found Ector guilty of especially aggravated kidnapping, carjacking and employing a firearm during the carjacking. Ector is scheduled for sentencing on July 12, 2011, and faces mandatory minimum sentence of 6 years imprisonment for employing a firearm during the carjacking, 15-25 years for the aggravated kidnapping and 8-12 years for the carjacking.
Assistant District Attorney Stacy McEndree and Shaun Schielke prosecuted the case.
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