Friday, May 08, 2009
Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today
The Supreme Court today granted transfer with per curiam opinion in the case of Alexa Whedon v. State of Indiana:
Alexa Whedon was convicted of murder in a bench trial during which several women who were in jail with Whedon testified as to incriminating statements that they said Whedon had made to them. We affirmed Whedon’s conviction on direct appeal. Whedon v. State, 765 N.E.2d 1276 (Ind. 2002). Whedon then initiated this proceeding, contending, inter alia, that newly discovered evidence entitled her to post-conviction relief, to wit, that the testimony of two of the jailhouse witnesses had not been truthful. The post-conviction court denied relief because the claim did not meet the requirements for newly discovered evidence enunciated in Fox v. State, 568 N.E.2d 1006, 1007 (Ind. 1991), and other cases. The Court of Appeals affirmed. Whedon v. State, 900 N.E.2d 498, 505 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009). We grant transfer and summarily affirm the decision of the Court of Appeals. Ind. Appellate Rule 58(A).
Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 8, 2009 02:15 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions