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Opinions March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

Indiana Court of Appeals
Jimmy Wallen, Jr. v. State of Indiana

79A02-1407-CR-469
Criminal. Affirms conviction of theft, a Class D felony. Splits over question of whether jury instruction invaded the role of the jury by presuming the state had established Wallen knowingly intended to deprive Walmart of its property. Finds jury instruction error harmless because the jury could have concluded from the evidence alone that Wallen had shoplifted.

Steve Delp v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
49A02-1405-PC-358
Post conviction. Affirms denial of additional credit time.

In Re Matter of: Ta.A., Tr.A., and A.M. (Minor Children): R.A. v. The Indiana Dept. of Child Services and Lake Co. Court Appointed Special Advocate (mem. dec.)
45A03-1410-JT-361
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.

William Eugene Dager v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
90A05-1410-CR-464
Criminal. Affirms eight-year sentence for conviction of Class C felony child molesting.

Michael Thompson v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
48A02-1408-CR-547
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.

Jack L. Yant, III v. Barry L. Payne (mem. dec.)
32A04-1408-PL-385
Civil plenary. Affirms summary judgment in favor of Payne.

D.M. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
49D05-1408-JV-386
Juvenile. Affirms restitution order.

 

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