COA denies appeal, cross-appeal in stepdad’s child molesting case

A convicted child molester has failed to convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana that a mistrial should’ve been granted in his case due to an errant PowerPoint slide and the replaying of his victim’s testimony to the jury. However, the appellate court also denied a cross-appeal by the state challenging the denial of its request to classify the man as a credit-restricted felon.

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Gabby Petito’s family files claim alleging police failed her

Nicole Schmidt vividly remembers the pain she felt watching body camera footage of her daughter Gabby Petito sobbing while Utah police officers questioned her about a fight with her boyfriend. The officers’ actions that day are the center of a wrongful death lawsuit that the Petito family announced Monday they plan to file against Moab, arguing the officers’ failed to recognize their daughter was in a life-threatening situation last year and in need of help.

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