Opinions Jan. 24, 2023

Keesha R. Johnson v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms Keesha R. Johnson’s conviction of Class A misdemeanor criminal recklessness. Finds that the Marion Superior Court violated Johnson’s federal and state constitutions rights of confrontation when the court required the witnesses to wear masks while testifying, but the violations of Johnson’s constitutional rights were harmless.

Edward D. Lowe v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Edward D. Lowe’s conviction of domestic battery as a Class A misdemeanor. Finds the evidence was sufficient.

N.M. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms N.M.’s placement in the Department of Correction for violating probation. Finds no abuse of discretion in N.M.’s placement in the DOC, as the placement is consistent with N.M.’s best interest and the safety of the community.

S.N. v. T.W. (mem. dec.)
Adoption. Affirms the adoption of S.W. by stepmother T.W. Finds mother S.N. failed to establish fundamental error.

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