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Opinions May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018

Indiana Court of Appeals
Pausides Alayo v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

09A02-1712-CR-2800 
Criminal. Affirms the revocation of Pausides Alayo’s probation. The Cass Superior Court did not abuse its discretion in revoking Alayo’s probation and the evidence was sufficient to support his conviction.

Mercy Darrington v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
49A02-1708-CR-1876 
Criminal. Affirms Mercy Darrington’s sentence of 10 years with seven years suspended for each of two convictions of Class B felony neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury. Finds the sentence is not inappropriate in light of the nature of the offenses and Darrington’s character. Also finds the Marion Superior Court erred in failing to hold a hearing or make the necessary inquiry into Darrington’s indignecy or ability to pay $8,000 in fines and court fees imposed at sentencing. Remands for the Marion Superior Court to make a determination of her indigency or ability to pay. 

Justin Howard Suedmeyer v. Julie Louise Suedmeyer (mem. dec.)
65A01-1711-DR-2789 
Domestic relation. Affirms the Posey Circuit Court’s modification of father Justin Suedmeyer’s parenting time, reducing it to that recommended in the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines. The evidence supports the trial court’s determination that the modification is in the child’s best interests.

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