The full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to not rehear an Indiana case about a convicted murder’s ineffective assistance of trial counsel claims relating to a stun belt used in court, though three judges disagreed and felt the northern Indiana federal judge’s decision should be upheld.
Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David issued his first decision as a member of the state’s highest court, affirming a life without parole sentence in a murder case out of Hamilton County.
When asked whether the conviction of and sentence for felony murder were appropriate findings for a 14-year-old offender, the Indiana Court of Appeals today affirmed the Marion Superior Court’s decision.
The Indiana Court of Appeals vacated convictions of felony murder and dealing in a controlled substance because the state didn’t prove the man was involved in the dealing of ecstasy.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a District judge’s decision that a man convicted of murder received ineffective
assistance of counsel during his trial because his attorney didn’t object to the state making him wear a stun belt in
The Indiana Supreme Court has appointed a southern Indiana judge to preside over the third trial of a former state trooper
charged with murdering his family a decade ago, and one of the initial decisions he’ll consider is whether to move the
trial outside that region.
Although the trial court erred in finding a police officer was a skilled witness uniquely qualified to assess a murder victim's truthfulness, it was a harmless error because his testimony was an admissible lay observation, the Indiana Court of Appeals concluded today.
The Indiana Supreme Court vacated a convicted murderer's sentence of life in prison without parole because the trial court judge didn't have the authority to impose the sentence after the jury failed to reach a unanimous sentencing recommendation. Kyle Kiplinger appealed his sentence of life in prison without parole following his convictions of murder and […]