Indiana Court of Appeals
Charles E. Bayne III v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Charles E. Bayne III’s conviction of Level 2 felony voluntary manslaughter. Finds there is sufficient evidence to support Bayne’s conviction and to negate his claim of self-defense. Finds that even if the Lake Superior Court erroneously believed that Bayne’s firearm enhancement was non-suspendible, the same sentence would be imposed even if it believed that the enhancement was suspendible.
Rolando Manuel Leal, Jr. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Rolando Manuel Leal, Jr.’s adjudication under criminal organization enhancement statute, Indiana Code Section 35-50-2-15 (2018). Finds there is sufficient evidence to prove that Leal murdered Thaddeus Rodriguez, Jr. while a member of a criminal organization and at the direction of or in affiliation with a criminal organization.