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Monday, March 26, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 1 today (and 2 NFP)

For publication opinions today (1):

In Lavern Ceaser v. State of Indiana, a 17-page opinion, Judge Vaidik writes:

Lavern Ceaser appeals her conviction for Class D felony battery on her daughter, M.R. Ceaser contends that the trial court erred by allowing the State to present evidence regarding her prior conviction for battering M.R. Ceaser also contends that the trial court erred by denying her motion to dismiss and that evidence at trial was insufficient to rebut her claim of parental privilege. We conclude that Ceaser’s prior conviction for battering the same child in a manner similar to the underlying incident was admissible under the intent and lack of accident or mistake exceptions to Indiana Evidence Rule 404(b). We further conclude that the trial court properly denied Ceaser’s motion to dismiss and the evidence at trial was sufficient to rebut her claim of parental privilege. We affirm.
NFP civil opinions today (0):

NFP criminal opinions today (2):

Adrien Newson v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Lawrence Roper v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 26, 2012 10:51 AM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions