Opinions Oct. 27, 2022

Court of Appeals of Indiana
Jalen Bonner v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
22A-CR-1187
Criminal. Affirms Jalen Bonner’s conviction of Level 1 felony attempted murder. Finds the state presented sufficient evidence to sustain Bonner’s conviction of attempted murder.

B.C. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
22A-JV-1031
Juvenile. Affirms B.C.’s placement in the Indiana Department of Correction following his repeated violation of the probation he was serving due to his adjudication as a delinquent child for committing an act that would be Class A misdemeanor domestic battery if committed by an adult. Finds B.C. has not demonstrated that the Elkhart Circuit Court, Juvenile Division abused its discretion by not instituting proceedings under Indiana Code 31-37-18-3 or by committing him in the DOC.

In the Involuntary Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: J.C. (Minor Child), D.C. (Mother) and J.C.D. (Father) v. Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
22A-JT-1072
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms the involuntary termination of mother D.C. and father J.C.D.’s parental rights to J.C. Finds the Montgomery Superior Court did not abuse its discretion in hearing evidence related to D.C.’s drug use after the expiration of the 180-day period. Also finds clear and convincing evidence supports the trial court’s determinations that there is a reasonable probability that the conditions which resulted in J.C.’s placement outside the home will not be remedied and that the continuation of the parent-child relationship poses a threat to J.C.’s well-being. Finally, finds the trial court’s determination that termination is in J.C.’s best interest is supported by clear and convincing evidence.

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