Opinions Feb. 3, 2011

February 3, 2011
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Indiana Supreme Court
Clifton Mauricio v. State of Indiana
Post conviction. Reverses denial of petition for post-conviction relief and remands for re-sentencing. The Supreme Court cannot say that the trial court would have sentenced Mauricio to 50 years notwithstanding its reference to a statute that was later held to be inapplicable.

Indiana Court of Appeals
The following opinions are from Feb. 2, 2011:
Spencer R. Norvell v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms denial of motion for withdrawal of guilty plea.

Shane O. Bright v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class C felony possession of methamphetamine with a firearm and Class D felony possession of cocaine.

Tra Hibbard v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms 45-year sentence following guilty plea to two counts of Class B felony operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in blood causing death and one count of Class C felony criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon resulting in serious bodily injury.

George G. Casillas v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following convictions of Class D felonies strangulation and domestic battery.

Today’s opinions
Anthonia R. McWhorter v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms 12-year sentence following guilty plea to Class B felony dealing in cocaine.

Eric Daniels v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class B felony burglary and Class D felony theft.

Michael Linner, et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al. (NFP)
Mortgage foreclosure. Affirms order denying the Linners' motion to correct error following entry of summary judgment against them in subsequent proceedings relating to a foreclosure action brought by Wells Fargo Bank.

Richard N. Bell v. Nancy D. Bell (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms disposition of the marital estate following dissolution of the Bells’ marriage.

Larry M. Gonzalez v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Reverses one conviction of child molesting as a Class A felony and affirms the remaining three convictions of child molesting, one as a Class A felony and two as Class C felonies.  

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.


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