The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline Thursday:
United States of America v. Larry A. Jones, Jr.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Fort Wayne Division. Judge Damon R. Leichty.
Criminal. Affirms the denial of Larry A. Jones Jr.’s motion to suppress a gun found and seized in his motel room that resulted in his conviction for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Finds Jones’ consent to the search was voluntary. Also finds Jones has not satisfied his burden of showing the scope of consent did not include looking under the bed. Finally, finds nothing suggests the district court failed to properly apply the de novo standard of review to each of the magistrate judge’s proposed findings and recommendations.
Court of Appeals of Indiana
Jermaine Dewayne Marshall v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses Jermain Dewayne Marshall’s conviction for criminal trespass as a Class A misdemeanor. Finds the Vanderburgh Superior Court denied due process to Marshall, who was incarcerated and representing himself, when it proceeded with the bench trial even though the defendant had not been given all the evidence, affidavits and other documents related to his case.