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Opinions April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015

The following Indiana Supreme Court opinion was posted after IL deadline Tuesday:
James Bogner v. Teresa Bogner
45S04-1501-DR-23
Domestic relation. Affirms modification of child support that deviated from what was found under the child support guidelines of $59 a week paid by the father to $105 per week paid by the father, in addition to order that mother could claim the child each year on her taxes. The trial court did not err in determining that given the parents’ circumstances, the guideline amount was unjust and unreasonable. Finds father waived his challenge to the form of the summary proceeding when he failed to make a contemporaneous objection to that procedure.  

Wednesday’s opinions
Indiana Court of Appeals

Leandrew Beasley v. State of Indiana
49A02-1406-CR-382
Criminal. Affirms convictions for murder, Class A felony attempted murder and Class B felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. The trial court abused its discretion in allowing a witness to the murder and friend of the victim to testify as to what the victim told him about a fight involving Beasley the prior night, but it was a harmless error. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying Beasley’s motion for a mistrial.

James Beasley v. State of Indiana
49A04-1406-CR-253
Criminal. Affirms convictions of murder and Class A felony attempted murder. The trial court abused its discretion in allowing a witness to the murder and friend of the victim to testify as to what the victim told him about a fight involving Beasley the prior night, but it was a harmless error. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying Beasley’s motion for a mistrial.

Andre C.T. Wells v. State of Indiana
53A04-1402-CR-61
Criminal. Affirms murder conviction. The trial court did not abuse its discretion when it admitted the wiretap evidence and the evidence of a murder for hire plot. In addition, if the admission of the cell phone location information was error, it was harmless.

Keith R. Miller v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
40A01-1407-CR-296
Criminal. Affirms conviction and 47 ½-year sentence for seven counts, including Class A felony robbery resulting in serious bodily injury and Class D felony receiving stolen property.

Dwight Patton v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
60A01-1403-CR-115
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony possession of marijuana in an amount greater than 30 grams.
 

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