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I have a friend who was a bystander in a gang shooting of s
I have a friend who was a bystander in a gang shooting of his childhood best friend who decades ago died in his arms when my friend was also shot as a bystander to his friend's murder. My friend's friend died; my friend lived. He has shrapnel within 1 inch of his spine, has constant pain, and walks unpleasantly with a limp, legitimately unable to do much. He currently (somehow; I'm not sure how with so little money) lives on $190 per month of welfare with zero other federal, state, or local support, sleeping on his Mom's livingroom sofa.In the 1990's, he engaged in a successful revenge killing of the person who killed his childhood friend and has a resulting felony conviction for manslaughter or a plea-bargained to murder of some sort as a result. Released from prison in recent years and unable to be employed due to a combination of the felony conviction and his physical pain and shrapnel near his spine, he applied for Social Security disability. He was denied with a claim he was able to perform SOME substantive work. It's been longer than 3 years since the SSA denial, and I suggested he first get a copy of the particular MD's report on which the SSA denial was based in 2012. He is waiting this result now after 6 months of stonewalling when writing SSA asking for a copy of the same MD report. We began writing to ask for this over 1 year ago and SSA has NEVER REPLIED IN ANY WAY to his multiple letters to them asking for this report.What should my friend's next step be to ask SSA to reconsider his application or reapply, since being 52 years old, no job history for 20+ years, precariously living with his 82 year old Mom who will undoubtedly pass on soon, I don't think there is much substantive work he actually can do, and in addition without even a GED being almost a minor when the murder(s) occurred, few realistic chances of employment with a felony murder conviction no matter what employment laws claim about "not asking" about his convictions and mysterious lack of work history for the last 2+ decades.Any advice for dealing with SSA in such a situation? And/or employment when having his unverifiable 2 decades lack of a job combined with the possibility an employer who may know, find out, or even learn after hired, of his felony murder conviction and wish to not hire him or else fire him once hired based on some false premise after it's discovered he murdered someone?
I have a son that has just gotten out of Transitional Center
I have a son that has just gotten out of Transitional Center on February 22, 2016 after serving 8 years in prison. During his time at the Transitional Center he worked at a Poultry plant. He met a lady that work there and had sex with her at work. The young lady is claiming that she is now pregnant. This same young lady is out on bond since October 2012 for charges of felony murder, Malice murder, using a knife while doing a crime. No trial date has been set for her as of yet. She is claiming self defense. As part of my son's parole requirements he is not suppose to be with any one that has a felon. I have a two part question? Would she be considered a felon if she has not been convicted as of yet? and also are there any problems my son will have to worry about for having sex with her while he was still in State Custody. Say if she gets mad at him and decide to tell my son's parole officer about what they did in the Transitional Center.
I have a friend whose son was stabbed with a knife by his
Hi I have a friend whose son was stabbed with a knife by his girlfriend and died. This happen in October 2012. The girlfriend had a low bond of $5000. She has been on bond until now. Her charges are as follow Felony murder, malice murder, using a knife while doing a crime. She has a Calendar call date for March 23,2016. What will they do on that date? Will they finally bring her to trial? How long can a person stay walking around after murdering someone. Of course she is stating it was self defense. Even though there is no previous police record of domestic violence.
We have a relative in SAFP rehab in TX. We recently had a
We have a relative in SAFP rehab in TX. We recently had a phone conversation with him where he admitted to us that last year he shot heroin into the arm of a guy at a party, and the guy overdosed and died. A week later he was in the same house when police raided it and as a result he got 2 felony possesions. His sentence was SAFP , which is why he's there now. We would like him to talk to his psychologist there about this to help him work through these issues while there to be healthier. We are concerned though. How would this work if our phone conversation was recorded, or the psychologist reported this to the court? Could he get in more trouble, and could this be considered a felony murder?
If a person that's doing time on a illegal conviction and is
If a person that's doing time on a illegal conviction and is granted parole can that person still fight that illegal conviction from the street while on parole. if he cant then he is not going to sign the release papers. this individual has been in jail for 38 years and stated that he is innocent of felony murder and need help.
Someone was sentenced to life /murder in 1997. (WasView more criminal law questions
Someone was sentenced to life for felony/murder in 1997. (Was in possession of and intent to distribute a Schedule II drug. She gave drug to 32 year female who died from the use of the drug). This woman has been in prison since 1999; came up for parole in 2015 and was denied.Will she have another chance of parole? If so when?Thank you for your help.