Indiana Court of Appeals
In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of D.B., L.B., H.B. & S.B. (Minor Children) and D.J.B. (Father), et al. v. Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination. Affirms the termination of D.J.B. and M.M.B.’s parental rights to their children, D.B., L.B., H.B., and S.B. Finds there is sufficient evidence to support the termination of parental rights order from Starke Circuit Court.
Mark A. Petry v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Reverses the Pike Circuit Court’s dismissal of Mark Petry’s motion to correct erroneous sentence. Remands the case with instructions for the trial court to sentence Petry to 45 years for his conviction of Class B felony criminal deviate conduct. Declines to agree that the remedy should be to vacate Petry’s habitual-offender enhancement.
In re the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of W.H. (Minor Child) and S.M. (Father), S.M. (Father) v. Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination. Affirms the termination of S.M.’s parental rights to his son, W.H. Finds the termination of parental rights entered in Clark Circuit Court is in the child’s best interests.