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04-1016 - USA v. Wilson et al


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04-1016 - USA v. Wilson et al
September 29, 2005
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Order as to Ronell Wilson adopting submitted proposed budget. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 9/29/05. (Meltzer, Nora)
July 14, 2006
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MEMORANDUM & ORDER as to Ronell Wilson regarding Defendant's substantive and death penalty related pre-trial motions. The Defendant's motion for a bill of particulars is denied in part and granted in part. The Defendant's motion to strike language in the Indictment and NOI as surplusage is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. The Defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained as a result of his May 2, 2002 and March 12, 2003 arrests is DENIED. The Defendant's motion for a Wade hearing on the admissibility of line up and photo array identifications is GRANTED. The Defendant's motion to declare the Federal Death Penalty Act unconstitutional is DENIED. The Defendant's motion to strike from the NOI the non-statutory aggravating factors as violative of the Indictment Clause is DENIED. The Defendant's motion to dismiss from the Indictment the statutory aggravating factors of substantial planning and premeditation, status of victims, contemporaneous convictions, and the components of future dangerousness of continuing pattern of violence and membership in a gang is DENIED. Finally, the Defendant's motion to preclude victim impact evidence of the substantial and irreparable harm suffered by the NYPD as a result of the alleged murders is DENIED. See M&O attached. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 7/14/06. (Meltzer, Nora)
August 21, 2006
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MEMORANDUM & ORDER as to Ronell Wilson GRANTING the Government's motion for an anonymous and partially sequestered jury. See attached M&O. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 8/21/06. (Meltzer, Nora)
August 23, 2006
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MEMORANDUM & ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons stated in the attached M&O, the Defendant's five proposed questions (#60, #61, #70, #78 and #82(b) and (c)) will be excluded from the jury questionnaire. The parties are directed to jointly submit to the court for its review a final draft of the jury questionnaire, incorporating all changes agreed to by the parties and ordered by the court, no later than Monday August 28, 2006 at 9:00 a.m, so that it may be discussed at the status conference scheduled for 2:00 p.m. that afternoon. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 8/23/06. (Meltzer, Nora)
October 20, 2006
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER regarding Wilson's and the Government's motions to have certain jurors excluded for cause. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motions are GRANTED with respect to Juror 35 and DENIED with respect to Jurors 3 and 19 and the Government's motions are GRANTED with respect to Juror 31 and DENIED with respect to Jurors 7 and 34. Jurors 7, 19, and 34 are deemed qualified and Jurors 31 and 35 are excluded for cause. Juror 3 will be brought back for additional voir dire, after which Wilson may renew his motion to have Juror 3 excluded for cause. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 10/20/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
October 23, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motions to have Jurors 97 and 134 excluded for cause are DENIED and the Government's motions to have Jurors 70, 106 and 114 excluded for cause are GRANTED. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 10/23/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
November 5, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motions to have jurors excluded for cause are GRANTED with respect to Juror 209 and DENIED with respect to Juror 189 and the Government's motions to have jurors excluded for cause are GRANTED with respect to jurors 153, 171, 181, and 224. Juror 189 is therefore qualified to serve and Jurors 153, 171, 181, 209, and 224 are excluded for cause. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/5/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
November 6, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motions to have jurors excluded for cause are GRANTED with respect to Juror 254 and DENIED with respect to Juror 244 and the Government's motion to have Juror 227 excluded for cause is GRANTED. Juror 244 is therefore qualified to serve and Jurors 227 and 254 are excluded for cause. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/6/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
November 13, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motions to have jurors excluded for cause are GRANTED with respect to Juror 337 and DENIED with respect to Jurors 294 and 305 and the Government's motions to have jurors excluded for cause are GRANTED with respect to Jurors 275 and 346. Jurors 294 and 305 are therefore qualified to serve and Jurors 275, 337, and 346 are excluded for cause. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/13/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
November 15, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion to have Juror 374 excluded for cause is GRANTED and the Government's motions to have Jurors 361 and 380 excluded for cause are GRANTED. Jurors 361, 374, and 380 are excluded for cause. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/15/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
November 15, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motions to have Jurors 437 and 479 excluded for cause are GRANTED. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/15/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
November 17, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motions to have jurors excluded for cause are GRANTED with respect to Jurors 3 and 431 and DENIED with respect to Juror 394 and the Government's motion to have Juror 517 excluded for cause is GRANTED. Jurors 3, 431, and 517 are therefore excluded for cause and Juror 394 is qualified to serve. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/17/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
November 22, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Government's motion for disclosure of evidence pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 16 is GRANTED and Wilson's motion to preclude the Government from introducing evidence of certain rap lyrics and letters at trial is DENIED. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/22/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
November 24, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Government's motions for orders directing Wilson to disclose immediately the statutory and non-statutory mitigating factors he intends to establish at the penalty phase of this case, if any, and precluding Wilson from cross-examining Government witnesses about certain subjects are GRANTED in part and DENIED in part and Wilson's motion to preclude the Government from introducing life portrait photographs is DENIED. The court will rule on the Government's motion to preclude Wilson from questioning a particular cooperating witness about the witness's mental health at the time of the events as to which he will testify after hearing further from the parties as to this issue. The court will rule on Wilson's motion to preclude the Government from introducing into evidence a chart containing statistics about firearms after the Government makes its offer of proof as to that chart. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/24/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
November 24, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion to suppress pretrial lineup and photo array identifications is DENIED. His request that the Wade hearing conducted by this court on October 5, 2006 be re-opened so that additional witnesses can be called is also DENIED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/24/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
November 27, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion for clarification is GRANTED with regard to mental health records created during Jacobus's incarceration. The Government is ordered to provide to Wilson all records of Jacobus's mental health created after Jacobus was incarcerated. Additional instructions regarding these records are contained in the attached Memorandum and Order. The court will issue a separate Memorandum and Order addressing Wilson's request for modification of its Order precluding Wilson from cross-examining Jacobus about Jacobus's mental health problems during childhood. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/27/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion for clarification is GRANTED with regard to mental health records created during Jacobus's incarceration. The Government is ordered to provide to Wilson all records of Jacobus's mental health created after Jacobus was incarcerated. Additional instructions regarding these records are contained in the attached Memorandum and Order. The court will issue a separate Memorandum and Order addressing Wilson's request for modification of its Order precluding Wilson from cross-examining Jacobus about Jacobus's mental health problems during childhood. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/27/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion for clarification is GRANTED with regard to mental health records created during Jacobus's incarceration. The Government is ordered to provide to Wilson all records of Jacobus's mental health created after Jacobus was incarcerated. Additional instructions regarding these records are contained in the attached Memorandum and Order. The court will issue a separate Memorandum and Order addressing Wilson's request for modification of its Order precluding Wilson from cross-examining Jacobus about Jacobus's mental health problems during childhood. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/27/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion for clarification is GRANTED with regard to mental health records created during Jacobus's incarceration. The Government is ordered to provide to Wilson all records of Jacobus's mental health created after Jacobus was incarcerated. Additional instructions regarding these records are contained in the attached Memorandum and Order. The court will issue a separate Memorandum and Order addressing Wilson's request for modification of its Order precluding Wilson from cross-examining Jacobus about Jacobus's mental health problems during childhood. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/27/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion for clarification is GRANTED with regard to mental health records created during Jacobus's incarceration. The Government is ordered to provide to Wilson all records of Jacobus's mental health created after Jacobus was incarcerated. Additional instructions regarding these records are contained in the attached Memorandum and Order. The court will issue a separate Memorandum and Order addressing Wilson's request for modification of its Order precluding Wilson from cross-examining Jacobus about Jacobus's mental health problems during childhood. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/27/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
November 28, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion for reconsideration of this court's Order precluding Wilson from cross-examining Jesse Jacobus about Jacobus's childhood history of mental health problems is DENIED. The Government is directed to file under seal a complete set of Mr. Jacobus's mental health records for possible appellate review. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 11/28/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
December 8, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion to preclude the Government from providing Wilson's list of mitigating factors to the Firewalled AUSA is DENIED. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 12/8/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
December 13, 2006
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Government's motion to preclude Wilson from offering expert testimony is GRANTED with respect to defense expert Professor Payne and DENIED with respect to the defense's non-mental-health experts testimony offered in the penalty phase of this case, if any. The court will rule on the Government's motion with respect to defense experts Professor Miller and Dr. Wetli in a subsequent Memorandum and Order. The court orders Wilson and the Government to provide each other notice of non-mental-health witnesses they intend to call in the penalty phase of this case, if any, by December 15, 2006. Each party will be precluded from offering non-mental-health witness testimony in the penalty phase of this case by witnesses not noticed by that date. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 12/13/06. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
January 9, 2007
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motions are resolved as follows: the motion to preclude the victim-status aggravating factor is DENIED; the motion to preclude evidence of Wilson's membership in the Bloods is DENIED, although such evidence will be limited in ways discussed in the attached Memorandum and Order; the motion for disclosure of evidence of future dangerousness is GRANTED to the extent described in the attached Memorandum and Order; the motions to acquit are DENIED; the motion for an offer of proof regarding the victim-impact aggravating factor is GRANTED to the extent described in the attached Memorandum and Order; and the motion for the written comments of Dr. Welner's peer reviewers is GRANTED. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Government's motions are resolved as follows: the motion to preclude the testimony of Wilson's friends and family members is DENIED; the motion to preclude the testimony of Professor Payne is DENIED; the motion to preclude the testimony of Dr. Cunningham is DENIED, although his testimony will be limited in ways discussed in the attached Memorandum and Order; the motion for Dr. Cunningham's notes is GRANTED; and the motion to preclude the testimony of Mr. Romine is DENIED, although his testimony will be limited in ways discussed in the attached Memorandum and Order. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/9/07. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
January 10, 2007
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson and the United States. Wilson is ordered to confirm or withdraw, by January 11, 2007 at 11:00 am, his intent to offer, during the penalty phase of this case, any expert evidence about his past, present, or future mental condition. Should Wilson confirm an intent to offer expert evidence about his past, present, or future mental condition in the penalty phase of this case, then the firewall will be deemed lifted and the Government will be permitted to review Dr. Welner's report. Wilson may move the court, at the conclusion of his penalty-phase presentation, to preclude all or part of Dr. Welner's expected testimony under Fed. R. Crim. P. 12.2(c)(4). So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/10/07. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
January 12, 2007
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Government's motion to preclude Wilson from allocuting as to his remorse is DENIED. Wilson may allocute as to his remorse, subject to the conditions set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/12/07. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
January 15, 2007
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motions to preclude the Government from presenting, during the penalty phase of this case, (1) a mental-condition expert witness to rebut evidence that Wilson may offer regarding his mental condition and (2) evidence that Wilson committed certain crimes and, while incarcerated, disciplinary violations, are DENIED. The motion regarding the Government's mental-condition expert may be re-filed at the conclusion of Wilson's mitigation case. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/15/07. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
January 17, 2007
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion to preclude the testimony of Shabucalik Geralds is DENIED. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/17/07. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
January 19, 2007
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion to allocute as to his remorse is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. Wilson may allocute as to his remorse under the preconditions set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/19/07. (Garaufis, Nicholas)ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion to allocute as to his remorse is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. Wilson may allocute as to his remorse under the preconditions set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/19/07. (Garaufis, Nicholas)ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion to allocute as to his remorse is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. Wilson may allocute as to his remorse under the preconditions set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/19/07. (Garaufis, Nicholas)ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion to allocute as to his remorse is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. Wilson may allocute as to his remorse under the preconditions set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/19/07. (Garaufis, Nicholas)ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion to allocute as to his remorse is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. Wilson may allocute as to his remorse under the preconditions set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/19/07. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
January 26, 2007
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ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Government's motion to preclude defense mitigating factors that were not previously noticed and to combine mitigating factors that are elements of previously noticed factors is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/26/07. (Garaufis, Nicholas)
March 29, 2007
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JUDGMENT as to Ronell Wilson (1), Count(s) 10ss, 1ss-2ss, 3ss, 4ss, 5ss, 6ss, 7ss-8ss, 9ss, Defendant is sentenced to DEATH separately on each of Counts 1,2,5,7 and 8 of the Second Superseding Indictment; Defendant is committed to the Custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons to be Imprisoned for a total term of: 20 YEARS for Count 3, 20 YEARS for Count 4, LIFE for Count 6, 20 YEARS for Count 9, and LIFE for Count 10. The sentences for Counts 3, 4, 6, 9 and 10 shall run consecutively. Should the defendant be released, he shall be on Supervised Release for a term of 5 YEARS for each of Counts 3, 4, 6, 9 and 10, which shall run concurrently. The defendant shall pay a Special Assessment of $1000. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on March 29, 2007. (copies distributed) (Lee, Tiffeny)
February 11, 2008
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE as to Jamal Brown. The government is ordered to show cause in writing on or before April 11, 2008 why the court should not, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) and U.S.S.G. § 1B1.10 (as amended effective March 3, 2008), file on May 2, 2008 an amended judgment reducing the defendant's term of imprisonment. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on February 11, 2008. (Levin, Duncan)
June 22, 2012
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MEMORANDUM & ORDER: The Government's motion for reconsideration of the court's February 13, 2012, Order is DENIED. Wilson's motion concerning the Government proposed testing is DENIED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 6/22/2012. (Rayfield, Michael) Modified descriptive text on 1/29/2013 (Lee, Tiffeny).
September 7, 2012
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MEMORANDUM & Order as to Ronell Wilson: The Government's request that Wilson be ordered to provide immediate Rule 12.2 notice is DENIED. The court holds that Wilson has waived any psychotherapist-patient privilege for the purposes of his Atkins motion, and it is accordingly ORDERED that the Government be permitted to speak with any individual who has knowledge of Wilson's mental capacity for the purposes of that motion, including doctors, counselors, and social workers; the Government must inform the court, however, if it wishes to speak to any person whose knowledge came from compelled communications. (See supra n.3.) So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 9/7/2012. (Lee, Tiffeny)
February 7, 2013
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MEMORANDUM & ORDER: In the attached opinion, the court decides whether Defendant is mentally retarded under the Eighth Amendment and the Federal Death Penalty Act. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 2/7/2013. (Rayfield, Michael)
February 28, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order: (1) Wilson's request that the court order the Government investigate into the source of a recent news article is DENIED; (2) Wilson's request for an order restraining any party from speaking to the press is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE; and (3) Wilson's request that the court appoint a consultant to help him determine whether to file a motion for a change of venue is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 2/28/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
March 15, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Government's 1042 motion for an anonymous and semi-sequestered jury is GRANTED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 3/15/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
April 1, 2013
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Wilson's motion to preclude the testimony of Dr. Denney and Dr. Patterson is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE to his right to renew at the close of his mitigation case. Wilson's motion for more specific disclosure is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 4/1/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
April 4, 2013
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MEMORANDUM & ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion for an order: (1) directing the Government to provide more specific disclosure regarding its intended evidence detailing Wilson's alleged membership in the Bloods is DENIED; and (2) limiting the Government's presentation of such evidence is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 4/4/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
April 30, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Government's motion to strike Juror #322 for cause is GRANTED and Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to strike Juror #358 for cause is DENIED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 4/30/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 2, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to strike Juror #446 for cause is DENIED; his motion to strike Juror #505 is GRANTED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/2/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 8, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to strike Juror #592 for cause is DENIED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/8/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 9, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to strike Juror #473 for cause is GRANTED. His motions to strike Juror #544 and Juror #669 are DENIED. The Government's motion to strike Juror #675 for cause is GRANTED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/9/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 13, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to strike Juror #359, #386, and #432 for cause is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/13/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 14, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to strike Juror #927 for cause is DENIED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/14/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 15, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to strike Juror #1081 for cause is DENIED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/15/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 21, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to strike for cause Juror #1224 is DENIED and the Government's motion to strike for cause Juror #1230 is GRANTED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/21/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 22, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Government's motion to strike Juror #1328 for cause is GRANTED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/22/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 24, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motions to strike Juror #788 and Juror #823 are DENIED. His motion to strike Juror #1237 is GRANTED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/24/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 28, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to strike Juror #1443 is DENIED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/28/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 28, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Government's motion to strike Juror #1494 is GRANTED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/28/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 29, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to strike Juror #1594 for cause is DENIED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/29/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 31, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Government's motion to strike Juror #1672 and Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to strike Juror #1675 are DENIED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/31/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
May 31, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's 1241 request to re-configure the courtroom is DENIED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 5/31/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
June 5, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to strike Juror #1763 for cause is GRANTED and his motion to strike Juror #1775 for cause is DENIED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 6/5/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
June 6, 2013
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MEMORANDUM: The attached Memorandum summarizes the jury selection process for the penalty phase re-trial in this case. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 6/6/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
June 14, 2013
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to amend the future dangerousness factor is DENIED. His motion to introduce evidence of the unavailability of the death penalty in New York State is DENIED. His motion to preclude certain forms of argument by the Government is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE to his right to raise specific objections to particular arguments at trial. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 6/14/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
June 17, 2013
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Government's motion to strike and/or combine certain mitigating factors proposed by Defendant Ronell Wilson is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 6/17/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
June 20, 2013
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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the Memorandum and Order, the court will administer the attached preliminary jury instructions at the start of the penalty phase re-trial. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 6/20/2013. (Attachment #1: Preliminary Jury Instructions) (Edelman, Keith)
June 21, 2013
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: As set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the Government's motion in limine to (1) introduce evidence of Defendant Ronell Wilson's conduct immediately after the first death verdict was announced is GRANTED IN PART; and (2) preclude the defense from arguing that the murders were not premeditated is DENIED AS MOOT. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 6/21/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
June 25, 2013
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion for partial reconsideration of the court's June 17, 2013, Memorandum and Order, which granted in part and denied in part the Government's request to combine Wilson's proposed mitigating factors, is GRANTED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 6/25/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
June 25, 2013
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Defendant Ronell Wilson's renewed request to exclude evidence of his conduct immediately after the original jury read its death verdict is DENIED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 6/25/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
June 26, 2013
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, under penalty of contempt, Mitchell Diaz must testify about the matters to which he testified at Defendant Ronell Wilson's 2006 trial. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 6/26/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
July 22, 2013
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, the court will administer the attached final jury charge and special verdict form. Additionally, Defendant Ronell Wilson's motion to introduce evidence about the specifics of Paris Bullock's federal sentence is DENIED. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 7/22/2013. (Attachments: (1) Final Jury Charge; (2) Special Verdict Form) (Edelman, Keith)
June 13, 2014
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ORDER denying 564 Motion to Reduce Sentence re Crack Cocaine Offense - 18:3582 for Jamal Brown (5), Count(s) 1. So Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 6/10/2014. (c/m to dft, pro se) (Lee, Tiffeny)
March 15, 2016
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MEMORANDUM & ORDER as to Ronell Wilson. In the attached opinion, the court determines that Defendant is intellectually disabled under the Eighth Amendment and the Federal Death Penalty Act, and, accordingly, he is ineligible for the death penalty. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 3/15/2016. (Nelson, Jack)