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Stephen D Aarons

Stephen Aarons’s Legal Cases

20 total


  • State v. Cloyd Norman Hall, 107 N.M. 17 (1987)

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Dec 01, 1987
    Outcome:
    Because jury in Ft. Sumner returned with 2nd degree verdict, no death penalty hearing and defendant released in 1995
    Description:
    Afro-American man and his wife pulled over by state policeman on I-40 for driving 1 mile over limit. The men struggled, Hall feared for his own life, grabbed the officer's pistol and shot him several times. State sought death penalty for murder of police officer. Mr. Aarons delivered the closing argument. << http://www.accessmylibrary.com/article-1G1-108361722/johnson-talk-good-time.html
  • State of New Mexico v. Robert Fry D-1116-CR-200001055

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Outcome:
    Life sentence
    Description:
    Third jury trial of serial killer
  • State of New Mexico v. Robert Fry, D-1116-CR-200000542

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Dec 01, 2000
    Outcome:
    Life sentence
    Description:
    Fry II. Serial murderer's life spared in second death penalty trial
  • Garrity v. Overland Sheepskin Co., 121 N.M. 710, 917 P.2d 1382 (N.M. 1996)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1996
    Outcome:
    Client Prevailed on Appeal
    Description:
    Civil appeal in NM Supreme Court
  • Stock v. Grantham, 125 N.M. 564, 964 P.2d 125 (Ct. App. 1998)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jul 01, 1996
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Civil Appeal
  • Clark v. Tansy, 118 N.M. 486, 882 P.2d 527 (1994)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1994
    Outcome:
    Death Penalty Reversed on Appeal
    Description:
    Mr. Aarons was co-counsel in the first jury trial of Terry Clark, the last man to be executed in New Mexico before that state abolished the death penalty.
  • Marrujo v. New Mexico State Highway Transportation Department, 118 N.M. 753, 887 P.2d 747 (N.M. 1994)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1994
    Outcome:
    Highway Department prevailed
    Description:
    Appeal on Constitutionality of Notice of Tort Claims Act
  • State v. Morton, 107 N.M. 478, 760 P.2d 170 (N.M.App. 1988)

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Dec 01, 1988
    Outcome:
    Hung jury 11-1 for acquittal; but later convicted
    Description:
    Interlocutory appeal in death penalty case
  • State v. Henderson, 109 N.M. 655, 789 P.2d 603 (1990)

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Dec 30, 1990
    Outcome:
    Death penalty reversed on appeal; retrial with new counsel resulted in a life sentence
    Description:
    Mr. Aarons was co-counsel for Mr. Henderson and developed an issue for appeal based upon the jury's right to know the meaning of a life sentence
  • State v. Marino Leyba, NM Sup Court 2012-NMSC-037

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Outcome:
    Two 1st degree murder convictions reversed
    Description:
    Double homicide of pregnant girlfriend and her father. Gary Mitchell handled first trial which resulted in two first degree murder convictions. Mr. Aarons appealed to supreme court and will handle retrial.