Indiana Court of Appeals
Landis Reynolds v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post-conviction. Affirms the Howard Superior Court’s denial of a petition for post-conviction relief for convicted murderer Landis Reynolds. Finds Reynolds has not shown that he was prejudiced by his counsel’s failure to investigate Jonathan Clark and Timothy Spencer. Also finds Reynolds has not shown that the defense of abandonment was a viable one, and his counsel adequately presented as a defense that Jonathon Heath had actually committed the crime. Finally, finds Reynolds has not demonstrated that the outcome of his trial would have been different had his counsel objected to Cpt. Michael Wheeler’s testimony that cellphone records are unreliable.