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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules in Desmond Turner case

In Desmond Turner v. State of Indiana, a 27-page, 5-0 opinion in a direct appeal from the trial court, the Supreme Court today affirms the judgment of the trial court.

Here is a long list of earlier ILB entries on the Turner case.

Today's opinion is written by Justice Rucker. It begins:

Twenty-five year old Desmond Turner was charged in a multi-count information with murder, felony murder, criminal confinement, robbery, and burglary. The State also sought life imprisonment without parole. After a bench trial Turner was found guilty as charged and the trial court sentenced him to life imprisonment without parole on the murder conviction. In addition, the trial court sentenced Turner to a term of years for the confinement, robbery, and burglary convictions. Turner now appeals, contending the trial court erred in admitting certain evidence and that the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 28, 2011 11:45 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions