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Court: Marijuana law unconstitutional

...the state creates two classes of people, it must show a direct relationship to public interest," Augusta attorney Leon Larke said. "In this case, there was no rational purpose." That's what the Supreme Court decided in its June 1 opinion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/05/met_265042.shtml
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Woman to serve two years in beating of son

...prison and three years on probation on a single count of cruelty to children in the first degree. Her defense attorney, Leon Larke, told Judge Fleming that police accused Ms. Bennett of whipping her son, Tre-vaughn Burton, with the electrical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/24/met_402138.shtml
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Kidnapping trial begins

...his hostage to his home and had to break down the door to rescue her, Ms. Wright said. Mr. Winfrey's attorney, Leon Larke, told the jury in his opening statement Monday that the evidence would prove a very different story. Ms. Smith started...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/19/met_450709.shtml
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Suspect in stabbing gets $25,000 bond

...suffered a laceration to one of his lungs as a result of the stabbings, police said. Mr. Reese's defense attorney, Leon Larke, told Judge Mulherin that Mr. Lewis refused to leave after Mr. Reese told him to do so. Mr. Larke said Mr. Lewis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/08/met_414952.shtml
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Jury acquits suspect on four of five charges

...must receive the maximum penalty - life - and serve it without parole, she explained. Ms. Wright and defense attorney Leon Larke left the courtroom Tuesday shaking their heads at the inconsistent verdict. As the final witness to testify at his trial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/24/met_289902.shtml
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Additional area news

...Ms. Phillips shot Ms. Jones the day before she died when the two argued at Ms. Phillips' home. Defense attorney Leon Larke said Monday the deal was appropriate because manslaughter fitted the facts of the case. The killing was not premeditated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/06/met_220130.shtml
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Man admits to shooting friend

...fired. "He's struggled with what happened and he knows he has a price to pay for what happened," defense attorney Leon Larke told the judge. But Mr. Larke asked the judge to also consider Mr. Norman's lack of prior convictions except for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/24/met_448275.shtml
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Jury finds man guilty of armed robbery

...when the clerk refused to actively cooperate, Assistant District Attorney Jason Troiano told the jury Monday. Attorney Leon Larke, who agreed to step in and represent Mr. Jones when his first attorney was disbarred, said Thursday that Mr. Jones...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/12/met_444941.shtml
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Man gets life prison sentence

...to you," Mr. Ferguson told Ms. Wilkerson. It was never his intention to hurt anyone, he said. Defense attorney Leon Larke asked the judge to show some leniency, noting Mr. Ferguson's prior convictions were mainly nonviolent crimes. Judge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/08/met_439335.shtml
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Resolutions to cooperate set tone for board

...abstaining. That outcome would have allowed the owners to buy licenses and open as early as Tuesday night, but Attorney Leon Larke said club owner Marion Rosier does not plan to re-open at the Washington Road location, but plans to move to Damascus...

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