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Opinions April 16, 2015

April 16, 2015

Indiana Court of Appeals
James Satterfield v. State of Indiana
49A02-1409-CR-659
Criminal. Reverses denial of motion to let bail following Satterfield’s arrest and charge for murder. Although Statterfield forfeited his right to appeal by not filing the notice of appeal within 30 days of the trial court order, the COA concluded his appeal deserves a determination on the merits. Remands for new hearing so Satterfield can present evidence of self-defense.

Jeffery J. Hunt v. State of Indiana
20A03-1408-CR-300
Criminal. Reverses 120-year sentence for Class A felony robbery while armed with a deadly weapon causing seriously bodily injury, Class A felony burglary, Class B felony conspiracy to commit burglary, and Class B felony criminal confinement. Based on sentences imposed in similar cases, Hunt’s sentence is an outlier that is in need of revision. Orders his sentence to be revised to an aggregate term of 100 years.

In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of L.P., Mother, and L.H., Child, L.P. v. Ind. Dept. of Child Services (mem. dec.)
01A02-1402-JT-113
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.

Harry J. Evans, et al. v. Tommy L. Short (mem. dec.)
79A02-1409-PL-627
Civil plenary. Affirms finding that Short had acquired certain property by adverse possession and that Evans had trespassed onto that property.

Clinton Davis v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
48A02-1408-CR-603
Criminal. Affirms denial of motion to correct sentence.

Eric P. Johnson v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
20A05-1410-CR-512
Criminal. Affirms 30-year sentence for Class A felony dealing in cocaine.

 

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