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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 3 today (and 13 NFP)

For publication opinions today (3):

In State of Indiana v. Alfonso M. Chavez, a 9-page opinion, Judge Crone writes:

Alfonso M. Chavez has been charged with two counts of murder. Before trial, Chavez successfully moved to exclude statements of two codefendants that implicated Chavez in the murders. The trial court certified its order for interlocutory appeal, and we accepted jurisdiction. The State argues that neither the Sixth Amendment nor the Indiana Rules of Evidence require exclusion of the evidence. We conclude that the statements are inadmissible hearsay pursuant to the Rules of Evidence; therefore, we affirm the trial court's ruling on that ground and do not reach the constitutional issue.
In Martin A. Villalon, Jr. v. State of Indiana , an 18-page opinion, Judge Bailey concludes:
Villalon was not denied his Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial. He has not established that his waiver to adult court lacked evidentiary support for the statutory prerequisites. He has failed to demonstrate ineffectiveness of trial counsel or reversible error in the admission of evidence or the conduct of the trial. Finally, Villalon's sixty-year sentence is not inappropriate.
Wayne K. Smith v. State of Indiana - "Based on the foregoing, we find that the trial court did not abuse its discretion when it denied Smith's motion to suppress evidence."

NFP civil opinions today (3):

Terrance R. Huber v. Montgomery County Sheriff (NFP)

Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of B.M.; L.M. v. IDCS (NFP)

In Re The Marriage of: Daniel Madden v. Tracy Madden n/k/a Tracy Chavez (NFP)

NFP criminal opinions today (10):

D.W. v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Marvin Mallet v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Jennifer Fulton v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Tom Kenneth v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Brian C. Feely v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Joe M. Meyers v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Lawrence Ray Holley II v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Jay A. Thomas v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Terry Durbin v. State of Indiana (NFP)

William R. Robison v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 30, 2011 10:16 AM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions