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Judge orders public defender to term in jail.

Judge orders public defender to term in jail Lawyer says he’s not ready for trial, so judge holds him in contempt. JOE LAMBE Staff Writer PUBLICATION: The Kansas City Star SECTION: METROPOLITAN DATE: July 11, 1995 EDITION: METROPOLITAN Page: B1 A Jackson County Circuit Court judge on Monday ordered a defense lawyer to jail for 15 […]

Judge won’t give man trial without a lawyer

Judge won’t give man trial without a lawyer A new date is set while former defender appeals his own sentence. JOE LAMBE Staff Writer PUBLICATION: The Kansas City Star SECTION: METROPOLITAN DATE: July 12, 1995 EDITION: METROPOLITAN Page: C1 A rape defendant who had faced the possibility of starting trial without a defense lawyer instead was […]

Speed, justice issues sparked by sentencing.

Speed, justice issues sparked by sentencing JOE LAMBE Staff Writer PUBLICATION: The Kansas City Star SECTION: METROPOLITAN DATE: July 17, 1995 EDITION: METROPOLITAN Page: B1 Justice can move quickly in Jackson County Circuit Court. It usually has no choice. County prosecutors, for one thing, filed more than half of Missouri’s 26,000 felony cases last year. The […]

Contempt sentence upheld for lawyer.

Contempt sentence upheld for lawyer Appellate judges back punishment for public defender’s trial delay. JOE LAMBE Staff Writer PUBLICATION: The Kansas City Star SECTION: JOHNSON COUNTY/METRO DATE: February 14, 1996 EDITION: JOHNSON COUNTY Page: C4 In a ruling that bolsters judicial power, a Missouri appeals court Tuesday upheld a Jackson County judge’s order sending a defense […]

Lawyer starts weekend jail term

Lawyer starts weekend jail term after apologies to judge he defied JOE LAMBE Staff Writer PUBLICATION: The Kansas City Star SECTION: METROPOLITAN DATE: June 15, 1996 EDITION: METROPOLITAN Page: C5 Defense lawyer John Picerno, his appeals over, on Friday stood before the Jackson County judge who a year ago ordered him to jail for contempt. He […]

Ex-salesman convicted of sex attacks

Paper: The Kansas City Star Title: Ex-salesman convicted of sex attacks Man abducted three women in 17 days of March ’94, police say. Date: August 17, 1995 A Jackson County jury on Wednesday convicted a former vitamin salesman of two sexual attacks that the prosecution described as “unspeakable acts.” James J. Hamilton, 35, could be sentenced to […]

Seven life terms in prison are punishment for rapist

Paper: The Kansas City Star Title: Seven life terms in prison are punishment for rapist Date: September 9, 1995   James J. Hamilton, a rapist whose actions were described as twisted, sneered Friday as a judge sentenced him to seven life sentences plus 447 years, all consecutive. “In my sixteen years on the bench, ”Jackson County Judge […]

State of Missouri, ex rel. John A. Picerno, Relator, v. The Honorable William F. Mauer, Respondent.