Opinions March 17, 2022

Court of Appeals of Indiana
Latuwan Anthony Partee v. State of Indiana
21A-CR-1529
Criminal. Affirms Latuwan Partee’s conviction and 27 ½-year aggregate sentence for dealing in cocaine, a Level 2 felony, and possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor, along with being found to be a habitual offender. Finds the Marion Superior Court did not commit fundamental error by failing to explicitly tell the defendant he could be present at his own trial if he behaved. Also finds the trial court’s sentence order contains a scrivener’s error. Remands with instructions for the scrivener’s error to be corrected.

Daniel Weinley v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
21A-CR-2162
Affirms Daniel Scott Weinley’s conviction of Level 1 felony child molesting and his 40-year sentence. Finds the Huntington Circuit Court didn’t abuse its discretion when it admitted Weinley’s confession into evidence. Also finds child H.E.’s testimony can’t be considered incredibly dubious and supports Weinley’s conviction. Finally, finds Weinley’s sentence isn’t inappropriate.

Amber Richardson v. Ivan C. Stetter (mem. dec.)
21A-DC-1730
Domestic relations with children. Affirms the Hendricks Superior Court’s modification of child custody of L.S. to father Ivan C. Stetter from mother Amber Richardson. Finds the trial court’s findings support its conclusions that there were substantial changes in the circumstances as set forth in Indiana Code § 31-17-2-8. Also finds modification of custody was in the child’s best interests.

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