Opinions Jan. 11, 2011

January 11, 2011
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Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
John G. Cooper v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms five-year enhancement imposed under the Firearm Enhancement Statute following the jury’s determination Cooper knowingly or intentionally used a firearm in the commission of reckless homicide, a Class C felony. Double jeopardy principles aren’t implicated in this case. Also affirms aggregate 13-year sentence.

Connie Ellis, et al. v. City of Martinsville, et al.
Civil tort. Affirms grant of motions for summary judgment in favor of the City of Martinsville, Martinsville Fire Department, and Terry Hart, assistant fire chief.  There are no issues of genuine fact regarding alleged willful and wanton misconduct and Hart’s actions were within the scope of his employment.

James Eugene Roberts v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class A felony dealing in cocaine.

In the matter of the estate of Raymond L. Domelle; Gloria J. Domelle v. Charles and Maria Barman (NFP)
Estate, supervised. Reverses $68,500 judgment following a jury verdict in favor of the Barmans. Remands to direct the probate court to enter judgment in favor of the estate.

Marvin M. Willis v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of operating a vehicle while intoxicated as a Class D felony and dismisses Willis’ appeal as it relates to the challenge of the enhancement of the conviction from a Class C misdemeanor to the Class D felony.

Joseph Fields v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of felony murder.

Donald J. Woolsey v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of two counts of Class D felony perjury.

Anthony M. Jessie v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class B misdemeanors battery and disorderly conduct, and Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.


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  1. So the prosecutor made an error and the defendants get a full remedy. Just one short paragraph to undo the harm of the erroneous prosecution. Wow. Just wow.

  2. Wake up!!!! Lawyers are useless!! it makes no difference in any way to speak about what is important!! Just dont tell your plans to the "SELFRIGHTEOUS ARROGANT JERKS!! WHO THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN ANOTHER MAN/WOMAN!!!!!!

  3. Looks like you dont understand Democracy, Civilized Society does not cut a thiefs hands off, becouse now he cant steal or write or feed himself or learn !!! You deserve to be over punished, Many men are mistreated hurt in many ways before a breaking point happens! grow up !!!

  4. It was all that kept us from tyranny. So sad that so few among the elite cared enough to guard the sacred trust. Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law. Sophocles No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor. Theodore Roosevelt That was the ideal ... here is the Hoosier reality: The King can do no wrong. Legal maxim From the Latin 'Rex non potest peccare'. When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal. Richard Nixon

  5. So men who think they are girls at heart can use the lady's potty? Usually the longer line is for the women's loo, so, the ladies may be the ones to experience temporary gender dysphoria, who knows? Is it ok to joke about his or is that hate? I may need a brainwash too, hey! I may just object to my own comment, later, if I get myself properly "oriented"