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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Chad E. Strong v. State of Indiana, a 4-page opinion, Justice Dickson writes:

In this case, the State acknowledges the defendant's claim that his two convictions violate double jeopardy principles, but the parties disagree on the proper remedy. * * *

The defendant's conviction and sentence for murder is affirmed. But we remand to the trial court to reduce the conviction for neglect of a dependant from a class A felony to a class D felony, for which the sentence shall be a term of three years, to be served consecutively to the sentence for murder.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 24, 2007 02:47 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions