Opinions Feb. 17, 2022

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Court of Appeals of Indiana
Contrell J. Scruggs v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Contrell Scruggs’ conviction of Level 5 felony possession of methamphetamine. Finds the state presented sufficient evidence to support Scruggs’ possession of meth conviction.

In re the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of H.H. (Minor Child) and V.H. (Mother) and S.H. (Father) v. Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms the termination of mother V.H. and father S.H.’s parental rights to their minor son, H.H. Finds the Tippecanoe Superior Court did not err in the admission of evidence against V.H. Also finds the Department of Child Services presented sufficient evidence to show that the termination of V.H.’s parental rights was in in H.H.’s best interests. Finally, finds the trial court did not commit fundamental error when it held the third day of the fact-finding hearing without S.H. present and without security a personal waiver on the record from him before proceeding in his absence.

Alan Joseph Marantos v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Alan Joseph Marantos’ 65-year sentence for his conviction of murder. Finds Marantos has not proven that his sentence is inappropriate.

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