7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Sammie L. Booker-El v. Superintendent, Indiana State Prison and all agents
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division, Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.
Civil. Affirms District Court’s dismissal of Booker-El’s complaint that prison officials misappropriated funds intended by statute to be used for the inmates’ benefit without due process of law. Booker-El has no property interest in the inmates’ recreation fund.
Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Angus Toney v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony burglary. The plain language of the statute provides that physical pain is sufficient to establish bodily injury, and the evidence clearly shows that the victim experienced physical pain.
Terry Drake v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of murder, Class A felony attempted murder, and Class A misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a license.
Shannan D. Deneve v. Billy Joe Shambarger (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms order denying Deneve’s request to order Shambarger to participate in counseling with their minor child and to order Shambarger to strictly comply with the parenting time guidelines. Also affirms award of attorney fees to Shambarger.