Indiana Court of Appeals
Michael A. Lane v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms convictions of murder, Class B felony conspiracy to commit dealing in a schedule II controlled substance, and two counts of Class C felony criminal recklessness. Holds an instruction on reckless homicide was not warranted and that brief testimonial hearsay evidence admitted was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt.
Nathaniel Baker v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony theft. The trial court erred in admitting the evidence of Baker’s prior bad acts but that admission was harmless.
Jason Lee Sowers v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Grants Sowers’ petition for rehearing and concludes that the evidence is sufficient to permit retrial. Judge Riley would deny the rehearing petition.
Carrie A. Krampen v. James J. Krampen
Domestic relation. Reverses grant of petition to modify child support and provide an accounting of future child support payments filed by James Krampen. There was insufficient evidence to support a finding that child support has been misappropriated, so the modification of child support on that basis was inappropriate. Remands with instructions to enter a new child support order. Judge Kirsch dissents.
Tyrez Boyd v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery.
Daniel E. Wilkins v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.
Michael Grey v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of six counts each of Class A felony child molesting and Class B felony child molesting, and two counts of Class C felony child molesting.
In the Adoption of B.R.; F.R. v. J.B. and E.B. (NFP)
Adoption. Affirms order granting petition for adoption of B.R. by J.B.
The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana decisions by IL deadline.