Friday, January 06, 2012

February 2012 KSC docket

Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for February 6-10, 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.

February 6--Monday--a.m.

State v. Terral Breedlove, No. 103,350 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal; First-degree murder
Lydia Krebs
[Affirmed; Rosen; Sept. 14, 2012]
  1. Violation of speedy trial statute
  2. Improper admission of prior bad act evidence
  3. Improper admission of prior testimony
  4. Improper prosecutorial argument
  5. Violation of in limine order
  6. Improper instruction on burden of retrial
State v. Steven Novotny, No. 102,891 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal; Felony murder
Theresa L. Barr (brief); Ryan J. Eddinger (argue)
[Affirmed; Moritz; September 13, 2013]
  1. Fourth Amendment violation (improper search of room)
  2. Failure to suppress identification
  3. Improper aiding and abetting instruction
  4. Improper prosecutorial argument
State v. Heather Hopkins, No. 100,851 (Reno)
Probation revocation appeal (petition for review)
Carl Folsom, III (brief); Matthew J. Edge (argue)
[Rvd/Rmd; Nuss; Sept. 28, 2012]
  1. Improper sentence stated in journal entry
  2. Failure to give jail credit for inpatient drug treatment

February 7--Tuesday--a.m.

In re Robert Ontiberos, No. 100,362 (Sedgwick)
KSVPA appeal
Michael P. Whalen
[Rvd/Rmd; Biles; Aug. 17, 2012]
  1. Improper prosecutorial impeachment
  2. Constitutionality of KSVPA
  3. Ineffective assistance of counsel
State v. Dinah Sanchez-Loredo, No. 101,912 (Reno)
State appeal (petition for review)
Charles O'Hara
[Rvd/Rmd; Johnson; March 23, 2012]
  1. Fourth Amendment violation (improper extension of stop)
State v. Alexander Tapia, No. 100,596 (Seward)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Burglary
Heather R. Cessna
[Affirmed; Luckert; Nov. 2, 2012]
  1. Insufficient evidence of conspiracy
  2. Failure to give accomplice instruction

February 8--Wednesday--a.m.

State v. Luis Rojas-Marceleno, No. 102,702 (Lyon)
Direct appeal; Rape/Aggravated indecent liberties
Rachel L. Pickering
[Affirmed; Moritz; Sept. 21, 2012]
  1. Denial of motion for new trial
  2. Denial of examination of complaining witness
  3. Insufficient evidence
  4. Failure to give unanimity instruction
  5. Failure to order a bill of particulars
  6. Failure to give limiting instruction (prior bad acts)
State v. Robert Longstaff, No. 100,112 (Shawnee)
Direct appeal; Aggravated indecent liberties
Ryan J. Eddinger
[Affirmed; Biles; March 8, 2013]
  1. Improper admission of prior bad act evidence
  2. Improper admission of videotape interrogation including improper comments
State v. Anthony Frye, No. 101,292 (Riley)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Aggravated battery
Randall L. Hodgkinson
[Rvd/Rmd; Johnson; May 4, 2012]
  1. Improper jury trial waiver
  2. Insufficient evidence at bench trial

February 9--Thursday--a.m.

State v. Kenneth Adams, No. 101,392 (Comanche)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Manufacture
Meryl Carver-Allmond
[Affd/Vacd/Rmd; Luckert; April 6, 2012]
  1. Fourth Amendment violation (insufficient probable cause affidavit)
  2. Improper instruction re prior drug use
  3. Identical offense doctrine (precursor)
State v. L.M. Snellings, No. 101,378 (Reno)
Sentencing appeal (petition for review)
Heather R. Cessna (brief); Randall L. Hodgkinson (argue)
[Affd/Vacd/Rmd; Luckert; April 6, 2012]
  1. Identical offense doctrine (manufacture and precursor)
State v. Christopher Brittingham, No. 100,888 (Harvey)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Possession
Rick Kittel
[Affirmed; Johnson; Feb. 15, 2013]
  1. Fourth Amendment violation
Lynwood Baker v. State, No. 100,501 (Sedgwick)
K.S.A. 60-1507 appeal
Elizabeth S. Cateforis
[Rvd/Rmd; Rosen; June 7, 2013]
  1. Improper dismissal of motion as untimely
  2. IAC at motion hearing

February 10--Friday--a.m.

State v. Joseph Moralez, No. 102,342 (Shawnee)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Possession
Michael J. Bartee
[Rvd/Rmd; Moritz; May 17, 2013]
  1. Fourth Amendment violation (improper seizure)
State v. Rickey Marks, No. 103,289 (Wyandotte)
Direct appeal; First-degree (premeditated) murder
Heather R. Cessna
[Affirmed; Biles; April 19, 2013]
  1. Improper prosecutorial argument
  2. Improper denial of motion in limine
  3. Open file policy violates discovery statute
State v. Deon Ross, No. 103,097 (Pottawatomie)
Sentencing appeal; Felony murder
Lydia Krebs
[Vac'd/Rmd; Rosen; Dec. 7, 2012]
  1. Improper registration requirement
  2. Improper lifetime postrelease period
  3. Improper consecutive sentencing