Monday, June 12, 2006

Judge Parrish suppresses confession

Jennifer Roth and Cindy Sewell won a suppression order on the eve of trial in State v. Brown, a Shawnee County agg battery/child abuse case. The jury was picked on Monday, but before the jury was sworn on Tuesday morning, Jennifer presented some additional authority to Judge Parrish, who finally was convinced and suppressed Mr. Brown's statements. The jury was discharged (before jeopardy attached) and the state indicated it planned to file an interlocutory appeal.

[Update: the state docketed an appeal on June 30, 2006. As is usual in interlocutory appeals, the briefing schedule has been expedited, which basically just means no extensions for the attorneys.]

[Further update: The COA affirmed Judge Parrish on May 4, 2007. Here is my blog entry. The state filed a PR on June 4, 2007.]

[Further update: The KSC granted the state's PR on October 1, 2007. The case will likely be argued in January or March 2008.]

[Further update: The KSC affirmed the COA and Judge Parrish on May 16, 2008.]

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