Lane Garrison Sentenced to Three Years and Four Months

October 31, 2007

If you have been following Law in Life’s coverage of the criminal prosecution of Lane Garrison for the December 2, 2006 incident that left a teenage passenger dead, and two others injured, you know that Garrison’s sentencing has been delayed, until today. Read the rest of this entry »


UPDATE: Lane Garrison Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

May 23, 2007

Law in Life previously commented on the manslaughter charge held against actor Lane Garrison for his involvement in an auto collision that left a teenage passenger dead. Read the rest of this entry »

Rape Charges Against Duke Lacrosse Players Dropped

April 11, 2007

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today that all criminal charges made against several Duke lacrosse players have been dropped.  In the stunning announcement, Cooper was very critical of Durham County District Mike Nifong’s handling of the case.  Read the rest of this entry »

No Crime in Knife Killing by Punk Rocker

March 28, 2007

Former lead singer of a Chicago punk bad, Anthony Lovato, allegedly stabbed a man to death.  The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office however, has determined that there was “‘insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the killing was not a justified use of force in self-defense.'”  Read the rest of this entry »

Prison Break Actor Lane Garrison Charged with Manslaughter

March 9, 2007

Actor Lane Garrison, who may be recognized for his stint in the Fox television show, “Prison Break,” has been charged with several felonies, including felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony driving under the influence causing injury to multiple victims and felony driving with a blood-alcohol level above the .08 percent legal limit causing injury. Garrison also was charged with a misdemeanor count of furnishing alcohol to a minor.  Read the rest of this entry »

Police Report Filed Against Sean “Diddy” Combs for Battery

February 28, 2007

A police report was filed against R&B artist, Sean Combs, aka “Diddy,” accusing Combs of committing the crime of battery against real estate agent, Gerard Rechnitzer.  Read the rest of this entry »

Man Kills Wife, Found Not Guilty for Second Degree Murder

February 15, 2007

Any killing of a human being is technically a homicide.  However, not all homicides are legally classifiable as murder.  In a story of a loving marriage gone sour, Benjamin Odierno’s killing of his wife resulted in his prosecution for murder in the second degree.  Read the rest of this entry »