Indiana Court of Appeals
Timothy Schepers v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms on interlocutory appeal a trial court denial of a motion to dismiss several drug charges and a Class C felony count of neglect of a dependent. The court held that Schepers’ filing of a pro se motion for a speedy trial and motion to dismiss for violation of Criminal Rule 4 were filed while he was represented by a public defender and that he did not clearly and unequivocally assert his right to self-representation. Remands cause for trial.
Dan Stranahan v. Debra Haines (NFP)
Domestic relation. Reverses denial of Stranahan’s petition to terminate maintenance obligation and remands with instructions for the court to enter an order granting Stranahan’s petition.
Trenton Jones v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms refusal to give instruction to jury on involuntary manslaughter and finds the state produced sufficient evidence to sustain Jones’ conviction of murder.
Michael Dominique v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class C felonies battery resulting in serious bodily injury and burglary. Remands for a correction to the sentencing order.