A trial court did not violate a convicted child molester’s rights with its jury instructions or abuse its discretion by imposing probation conditions that limit the man’s contact with children, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Thursday.
Jury instruction, exclusion of evidence of alleged racial animus were proper in attempted murder shooting case, COA affirms
A trial court didn’t err or violate a defendant’s Sixth Amendment rights in an attempted murder case when it denied his objection to a jury instruction and his request to cross-examine two people that allegedly used a racial slur in reference to him.
7th Circuit: Discrepancy between jury instructions, indictment doesn’t change conviction in child sexual exploitation case
A discrepancy between the jury instructions and indictment didn’t warrant overturning a man’s conviction in a child sexual exploitation case, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in affirming a district court’s decision.
7th Circuit declines 3 men’s appeals to discard judge’s assessment of juror, vacates 1 man’s sentence
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals declined to overrule a district court judge’s decision to not disqualify a juror in a heroin and methamphetamine case involving three men. But the appellate court did vacate the sentence handed down for one of the men.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed a man’s conviction for dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death after finding the trial court didn’t err.
The July 2014 revision to Indiana’s criminal code has resulted in the Court of Appeals of Indiana vacating a child molesting conviction after finding that a jury instruction straddling both sides of the date of the revision could have confused jurors.
Whether a jury box is filled with 12 people is up to the states to decide. However, some United States Supreme Court justices say they want to see that changed.
An inmate who used a makeshift weapon to fatally attack another inmate did not convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana that his murder conviction should be reversed.
A woman holding more than a decadelong grudge against a former sheriff cannot shake her conviction for felony stalking after she berated the man and followed him around town for years.
A man who drove into oncoming traffic as part of a suicide attempt, killing another motorist, has failed to convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana to overturn his murder conviction.
A man involved in a robbery-turned-murder will keep his related convictions despite his arguments against a traffic stop and the jury instructions in his case, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
A Marion County woman who apparently demanded a jury trial after being charged with misdemeanors failed to get her convictions overturned after the Court of Appeals of Indiana found trial courts can choose when to instruct the jury.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana will be hearing oral arguments challenging a traffic stop and jury instructions that resulted in criminal convictions Tuesday at Wabash College as part of the Appeals on Wheels program.
A pattern jury instruction on motive used in a murder case adequately equipped the jury to perform its role in convicting a man who tried to decapitate a woman he killed, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
The Indiana Supreme Court has turned down a request by an Allen County man to determine whether he actually waived his right to appeal when he entered into a plea agreement, but two members of the court voted to hear the case.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a Cass County man sentenced to an aggregate of 49 years, asserting a “bright line must be drawn” over the admissibility of a defendant’s prior convictions during trial.
A juror who cast one of the unanimous votes to convict a white former Minneapolis police officer of killing George Floyd said most of the deliberations was primarily spent trying to convince one person who was uncertain about part of the jury instructions.
A former Minneapolis police officer goes on trial Monday in George Floyd’s death, and jurors may not wait long to see parts of the bystander video that caught Derek Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck, sparking waves of outrage and activism across the U.S. and beyond.
A trial court that rewrote the jury instructions offered by the Indiana Supreme Court proves everybody is an editor, but the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled the editing did not create an error that would overturn the defendant’s convictions.