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Judge found dead in Memphis Country Club parking lot Staff
Apr 6, 2015 07:07 PM

Chancellor Oscar “Bo” Carr III was found dead in his car in the parking lot of the Memphis Country Club on Monday night.

Police officers responded to the scene, where they found Carr dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Judge John Paul Davis laid to rest
Posted: Feb 10, 2014 7:44 AM PST
The man many Southeast Texans considered a pioneer in the legal community is laid to rest.

Funeral services were held Saturday for Judge John Paul Davis at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont. Hundreds paid their final respects. His final resting place is in Bay City, TX.

Judge Davis was 74.

Jefferson County Court at Law #3 Judge John Paul Davis was found unresponsive at his home Monday morning by an officer who was sent to the Judge’s Beaumont home after he failed to show up for work.

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Appellate judge found dead in chambers in Chicago
January 08, 2014|By Liam Ford | Tribune reporter

A longtime Illinois appellate court judge who took office with no judicial experience but grew into a respected and outspoken jurist died Wednesday morning, officials said.

Patrick J. Quinn, 60, was found dead in his downtown Chicago chambers –an “appropriate” spot given his devotion to the law, said Appellate Court Presiding Judge P. Scott Neville.

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Suspended NV Judge’s Girlfriend Found Dead
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Dec 27, 2013 – A former prosecutor in Las Vegas was pronounced dead hours after a judicial discipline commission …

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Retired 36th District Court judge and former Detroit mayoral candidate Willie Lipscomb Jr. was found dead by his daughter Wednesday night, after he apparently died winterizing his boat at his home on Detroit’s east side.

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June 11, 2013

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI)– As a Mother seeks justice

for her daughter, she looks to a legal system accused of corruption.  She pleaded with a Judge to protect her daughter, only to find that Judge named in a cocaine conspiracy.  She watched her daughter wither away on heroin.  Investigative reporter Chris Hayes reveals the frightening connections.

On one side, we’ll tell you about the drug suspects.   The Feds accuse the suspects of bringing tens of thousands of dollars of heroin down from Chicago.  On the other side, we’ll reveal the Court officers sworn to protect us from these drugs.  Instead, we’ll show you a tie to one of the suspects.

In the middle?  One dead Judge and two dead women

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Texas judge is found dead from gunshot wound in courthouse

By Debra Cassens Weiss
Jul 16, 2013, 01:33 pm CDT

A judge in Corpus Christi, Texas, was discovered dead in his chambers Monday evening, the victim of a gunshot wound to the head.

Kii News and say Judge Tom Greenwell, 57, died in an apparent suicide. Authorities wouldn’t tell the Corpus Christi Caller-Times whether foul play was suspected, but police weren’t looking for an active shooter late Monday. The Associated Press and United Press International have summaries of the Caller-Times story.

Courthouse visitors must pass through a metal detector, but judges with concealed carry permits are allowed to bring guns to work.

Greenwell was first elected in 2001 and was the first Republican to win a county-wide election in Nueces County. He won re-election in 2006 and 2010, but lost an appeals court race in 2012. He presided over the 319th District Court as well as a new Veterans Court in Nueces County.

Friends and associates described Greenwell as a caring, fair and dedicated judge who arrived early for work and stayed late. Neighbors are caring for the judge’s pet cat, Shadow. The neighbors told the Caller-Times that Greenwell had no family in the area.

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Murdered Arizona Judge Called For ‘Judicial Emergency’
By Lee Ross

As Arizona officials continue to deal with Saturday’s shooting that killed six people including U.S. District Judge John Roll, the business of running one the nation’s busiest federal courts continues with no immediate word of permanent relief coming soon.

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Monday, June 24, 2013
Shot fired into rear of Jacksonville federal judge’s home Sunday
By Dana Treen

The Times-Union

Timothy J. Corrigan was in a family room when a loud bang was heard.

At least one shot ripped into the Jacksonville home of a federal judge early Sunday, shattering a window and glass door.

No one was hurt at U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan’s home, where he and another person were sitting in a family room when they heard a loud bang, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report.

The report does not provide Corrigan’s Southside address, which is protected information under public records law.

Police were called to the house shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday and found a bullet hole in a rear window and glass door of the house. There was shrapnel on the floor and puncture marks on a leather chair. A closet was also damaged.

No projectile or bullet casing was found. A police dog was unable to track any farther than three houses northeast of the house, which backs up to a lake.

The FBI and U.S. Marshals Office are investigating the case along with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Sheriff’s Office. The FBI said neighbors reported hearing one gunshot.

Neighbors of Corrigan said FBI agents canvassed the neighborhood Sunday. One resident said investigators asked to look at the lake area behind his house.

The FBI released a statement saying only that they were investigating the report of a shot fired near the home of a federal employee.

Corrigan was sworn in as a federal judge for the Middle District of Florida on Sept. 14, 2002.

In a statement from Corrigan’s office, the judge said he would not comment during the investigation but may make a statement later. He said he appreciated the response by the Sheriff’s Office and had full confidence in the follow-up investigation by federal agencies., (904) 359-4091



Posted Wednesday, May. 22nd, 2013 by Sarah Esenwein

Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Frank Marullo was attacked just after 10pm by five individuals who made off in his Mercedes along with his wallet containing cash, credit cards and his driver’s license.

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Federal judge found dead in western Pa. home

The Associated Press
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 – 7:12 p.m.

PITTSBURGH—A medical examiner’s office official says a western Pennsylvania federal judge was found dead in his home of apparent natural causes.

A spokesman for the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said 63-year-old Chief Judge Gary L. Lancaster of the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday.

He said there had been no official ruling on the cause and manner of death, but there were no


circumstances and it appeared to be natural causes.

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The Roanoke Times
February 25, 2013

The daughter of a retired Roanoke judge and an attorney was shot to death in Baltimore

last week, police said.

Alysia Nicole Strickland, 33, was found in a burning car in west Baltimore early Friday morning. Baltimore police said both Strickland and a second victim, 34-year-old Taewon Tuck of Baltimore, died of gunshot wounds to their heads.

Strickland is the daughter of Diane Strickland, a retired judge, and Art Strickland, a Roanoke attorney. The Stricklands released a short statement today:

“It is with deep regret and sadness that we confirm that our beautiful 33-year-old daughter, Alysia Nicole Strickland, was murdered in Baltimore this past weekend. No further details are available at this time. We greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Please allow us time to privately process our grief as a family.”

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DETROIT (WXYZ) – Detroit Police were called out to the scene to investigate the death of 36th District Court Judge George Chatman.

Judge Chatman’s body was found at a home on Glenwood and Reno on Detroit’s east side. Police now believe his death was an apparent suicide.

Chatman’s wife was contacted when the 66-year-old judge did not show up for work. His wife called police after finding his body at a rental property that the Judge owned.

It will still be up to the Medical Examiner to determine the exact cause of death.

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