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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 1 today (and 14 NFP)

For publication opinions today (1):

In Jason Fields v. State of Indiana , an 8-page opinion, Judge Najam writes:

Jason Fields appeals his convictions for two counts of dealing in methamphetamine, as Class B felonies, following a jury trial. Fields presents a single issue for review: whether the trial court abused its discretion when it answered a question from the jury about the meaning of one of the final instructions. We affirm. * * *

The question presented was a narrow point of law, which the trial court answered succinctly and without any elaboration. The trial court neither modified the final instructions nor gave an additional instruction. Fields has not shown that the trial court erred when it answered the jury’s question. As such, Fields has not shown that the trial court abused its discretion when it denied his motion for mistrial.

NFP civil opinions today (1):

Brandon E. Klein v. K.J. (NFP)

NFP criminal opinions today (13):

Gary Watts v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Michael Cochran v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Freddie Boggess v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Mark Williams v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Leonard Dewitt v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Cody Hunt v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Gregory Vories v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Reginald Lee v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Michael Timothy Dean v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Christopher Davis v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Bruce Lee William v. State of Indiana (NFP)

John Norton, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Giorgio E. White v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 21, 2012 01:39 PM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions