Wednesday, November 28, 2012

December 2012 KSC Docket

Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for December 10-14, 2012.  These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I recommend you review the briefs yourself if you would like more details. Don't forget, arguments are streamed live over the internet at the appellate court website (here) if you would like to listen in to any of these arguments.

December 10--Monday--a.m.

State v.  Andrew Johnson, No. 100,864 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal (petition for review); DUI
Carl F. A. Maughan
[Affirmed; Johnson; May 3, 2013]
  1.  Failure to dismiss due to destruction of evidence
  2.  Failure to suppress breath test
  3.  Failure to exclude test results
  4.  Confrontation clause violation (Intoxilyzer certification)
State v. Matthew Hines, No. 102,233 (Sedgwick)
State appeal (petition for review)
Janine Cox
[Rvd/rmd; Rosen; Feb. 15, 2013]
  1. Departure appeal
State v. Patrick Hood, No. 101,953 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal; Burglary/theft
Lydia Krebs
[Affd/Rvd; Johnson; May 17, 2013]
  1. Multiplicity
State v. Jeffery Swindler, No. 104,580 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal; Rape
Lydia Krebs
[Rvd/rmd; Beier; Feb. 15, 2013]
  1. Alternative means
  2. Denial of motion to suppress statements

December 11--Tuesday--a.m.

State v. Ronald Graham, No. 101,717 (Geary)
Sentencing appeal/Cross-appeal K.S.A. 60-1507 appeal
Sam S. Kepfield, David P. Troup
[Affd/Moot; per curiam; Jan. 18, 2013]
  1. Failure to convert indeterminate sentence (appeal)
  2. Jurisdiction to grant discharge under K.S.A. 60-1507 (cross appeal)
State v. Bruno Edgar, No. 103,028 (Cowley)
Direct appeal (petition for review); DUI
Joanna Labastida
[Rev/Rmd; Biles; Feb. 1, 2013]
  1. Denial of motion to suppress (improper extension of stop)
  2. Denial of motion to suppress (invalid consent)
State v. Randy Herbel, No. 103,558 (Marion)
Direct appeal; Rape
Meryl Carver-Allmond
[Affirmed; Nuss; April 5, 2013]
  1. Improper allowing jury to watch video without defendant or attorney present
  2. Improperly allowing witness to testify with mother next to her

December 11--Tuesday--a.m.

State v. Robert Peterson, No. 102,198 (Douglas)
Sentencing appeal (petition for review)
Christina M. Kerls
[Rvd/Vac/Rmd; Beier; Feb. 8, 2013]
  1. Violation of plea agreement
  2. Lifetime postrelease Cruel and Unusual Punishment
State v. Donnell Dobbs, No. 103,820 (Wyandotte)
Direct appeal; First-degree murder
Matthew J. Edge
[Affirmed; Moritz; September 20, 2013]
  1. Improper grant of continuance to state
  2. Incorrect eyewitness ID instruction
State v. Kameron King, No. 99,479 (Wyandotte)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Arson
Matthew J. Edge (argue); Carl Folsom, III (brief)
[Aff'd/Rev'd; Luckert; Aug. 9, 2013]
  1. Failure to grant mistrial after bad acts evidence
  2. Denial of right to be present by answering jury question in writing
  3. Improper response to jury question
  4. Multiplicity
  5. Lack of unanimity
  6. Improper Allen instruction

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