2003 Articles


Attorneys seek dismissal of manslaughter charge related to death of fetus

... trimester of pregnancy, although some babies have survived outside the womb just 20 weeks into a pregnancy. Last week, Villagomez defense attorney Frank Kocka filed a motion before District Judge Valorie Vega, asking the judge to toss the manslaughter count. Kocka argued that the charge should be dismissed ...


PREGNANT WOMAN STABBING: Man gets 18-year sentence

... of adding a second charge in connection with the loss of the fetus. After doing so, prosecutors added the manslaughter charge. Defense attorney Frank Kocka later filed a motion asking Vega to dismiss the charge. Kocka argued that the underlying law was unconstitutionally vague because it failed to define ...


2002 Articles


DEATH OF FETUS: Las Vegas man faces charges

... . "It is my opinion that this prosecution is a legal impossibility," said defense attorney Robert Draskovich. Villagomez's prior attorney, Frank Kocka, said the charge of manslaughter of an unborn quick child is an extremely rare event in Nevada. "It's a seldom if ever used statute that ...


Famed pathologist to testify in case

... Advertisement Click for printable version Click to send to a friend Daniel Jones, right, sits next to attorney Frank Kocka in District Court on Wednesday. Jones is accused of murder in the slaying of his younger brother, Steven. ...


VERDICT REACHED: Jury finds man guilty

... Deputy District Attorney Bernie Zadrowski. "This was the verdict we wanted and what we had asked the jury to return." Jones' attorney, Frank Kocka, said he was surprised at the conviction. "This has been a tragic situation all the way around," Kocka said. "His mother lost one ...


Aggressor in stabbing called unclear

... Famed medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden, right, points out the attributes of a knife Friday in the murder trial of Daniel Jones as defense attorney Frank Kocka holds the knife. Aggressor in stabbing called unclear ...


SIBLING'S DEATH: Brother's murder case goes to jury

... door, causing him to collide with his brother. "I don't remember putting the knife into Steven," Daniel Jones said. Defense attorney Jennifer Bolton told the jury in her closing argument Monday that Daniel Jones should be acquitted of all charges. She said she did not think the case was one ...


2001 Articles


IN DEPTH: CASEBOOK: Drug link common in forfeiture cases

... she had worked for a pimp for about a month and turned over more than $3,000 to Wilkins, who was acting as the pimp's go-between. Wilkins' attorney, Frank Kocka, declined comment on the matter because of Wilkins' pending criminal case. ...


2000 Articles


Man guilty in another shooting

... was not opposed to a sentence concurrent with Villanueva's sentencing in the Clark case. Villanueva's attorney, Jennifer Bolton, said Villanueva "agreed to the plea because it was in his best interests given the way the facts of the two cases worked out." ...


Shooter gets maximum term

... time Villanueva must spend behind bars from 16 years to 20 years. At Wednesday's sentencing hearing, defense attorney Jennifer Bolton asked McGroarty to impose a sentence of eight to 20 years -- half the penalty the judge ultimately chose -- because of the defendant's ...


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