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FBI: Cuyahoga Falls man threatened to kill wife, commit ‘mass shooting’ that would ‘go down in history’

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cuyahoga Falls man has been charged after allegedly threatening to kill his estranged wife and shoot up the Las Vegas hotel and casino where she worked.

Wei Li, 38, faces a charge of interstate threatening communications and destruction of evidence.

According to the Cleveland Division of FBI, Li texted his estranged wife Nov. 6 multiple times making the threats.

He also referenced a mass shooting at a church with at least 1,000 people in attendance. He indicated in the text messaging that the killing he planned to commit would go down in history and that he would blame his wife for all the deaths.

According to court documents, he said the shooting at the casino would be a dry run.

He also allegedly texted her photos of knives, rifles, a list of Las Vegas casinos and a picture of himself holding a rifle.

On Nov. 9, he allegedly texted his wife telling

Read more at: http://fox8.com/2017/11/16/fbi-cuyahoga-falls-man-threatened-to-kill-wife-commit-mass-shooting-that-would-go-down-in-history/

No new trial if the judge falls asleep

An Illinois Appellate Court panel recently decided that if a judge falls asleep during crucial evidence or motions during a trial, the defendant does not get a new trial. 

During trial for spree-killer Nicholas Sheley in Rock Island in May of 2014, Judge Jeffrey O’Connor fell asleep while reviewing security footage. The lights were dimmed so the court could see the footage, after the evidence was played, the defense attorney asked the judge to turn the lights back on. The judge didn’t reply because he was asleep. The defense attorney was Jeremy Karlin. “I say in kind of my loud, outdoor court voice: Judge?…..And there was no response,” Karlin said. “The prosecutor did the same. So I approach the bench and yell: Judge! And he still no response. Then the judge got nudged by the clerk, and he woke up. (Then) as I would note in

Read more at: http://www.wgil.com/2017/11/13/no-new-trial-if-the-judge-falls-asleep/

No new trial if the judge falls asleep | WGIL 93.7 FM & 1400 AM

An Illinois Appellate Court panel recently decided that if a judge falls asleep during crucial evidence or motions during a trial, the defendant does not get a new trial. 

During trial for spree-killer Nicholas Sheley in Rock Island in May of 2014, Judge Jeffrey O’Connor fell asleep while reviewing security footage. The lights were dimmed so the court could see the footage, after the evidence was played, the defense attorney asked the judge to turn the lights back on. The judge didn’t reply because he was asleep. The defense attorney was Jeremy Karlin. “I say in kind of my loud, outdoor court voice: Judge?…..And there was no response,” Karlin said. “The prosecutor did the same. So I approach the bench and yell: Judge! And he still no response. Then the judge got nudged by the clerk, and he woke up. (Then) as I would note in

Read more at: http://www.wgil.com/2017/11/13/no-new-trial-if-the-judge-falls-asleep/

Convictions upheld against Sheley in Rock Falls case

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Appellate court upholds Sheley conviction in Rock Falls – Galesburg Register

GALESBURG — An appellate court upheld the convictions of spree killer Nicholas T. Sheley in his Rock Falls case in an opinion issued late last week.

In a 2-1 decision, the Third District Court of Appeals in Ottawa upheld Sheley’s conviction on four counts of first-degree murder that led to four life sentences. That Whiteside County case involved the June 2008 killings in Rock Falls of Brock Branson, 29; Kilynna Blake, 20, and her son, Dayan, 2; and Kenneth Ulve, 25.

The issue brought up on appeal was that Circuit Judge Jeffrey O’Connor fell asleep while a videotape was played during the 2014 jury trial. That occurred while then-Galesburg Police Officer Bradley Cirmotich testified to security camera footage that showed Sheley in Galesburg on June 28, which is when Sheley murdered Ronald Randall in Galesburg.

After the video ended, defense attorney

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