The Indiana Court of Appeals agreed that the doctrine of transferred intent applied in the case of a juvenile adjudicated
for committing battery for hitting his teacher unintentionally when trying to punch another student.
A trial court is the proper authority to determine credit if a defendant earns educational credit time prior to sentencing,
the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled today.
After examining the few Indiana decisions on tumultuous conduct in the context of sufficiency of evidence to support a disorderly conduct conviction, the Indiana Supreme Court affirmed a high school student's conviction for behavior involving the dean of students. The high court also affirmed the student's battery conviction against the assistant principal.