Sunday, June 02, 2013

September 2013 KSC Docket

Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for September 9-13, 2013.  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.

September 9--Monday--a.m.

Martin Miller v. State, No. 103,915 (Douglass)
K.S.A. 60-1507 appeal (petition for review)
Jessica R. Kunen
[Rvd/rmd; Biles; Feb. 14, 2014]
  1. Ineffective assistance of trial and appellate counsel
State v. Donald Dean, No. 105,625 (Meade)
Direct appeal; Rape
Ryan Eddinger (brief); Deborah L. Hughes (argue)
[Affd/Vacd; Moritz; Feb. 28, 2014]
  1. Improper admission of prior bad act evidence
  2. Erroneous limiting instruction re: prior bad act evidence
  3. Improper admission of official version of offense at sentencing
  4. Improper prosecutorial argument
  5. Life sentence is Cruel and Unusual Punishment
State v. Joshua Robertson, No. 105,882 (Butler)
Motion to correct illegal sentence appeal
Michael C. Brown
[Affirmed; Beier; Nov. 8, 2013]
  1. Improper denial of motion to correct illegal sentence
September 10--Tuesday--a.m.

Jorge Prado, No. 105,401 (Johnson)
Sentencing appeal
Matthew J. Edge (brief); Lydia Krebs (argue)
[Rvd/Vacd; Mortiz; July 18, 2014]
  1. Failure to inquire into dissatisfaction with counsel
  2. Improper denial of motion for substitute counsel
State v. Antonio Armstrong, No. 103,120 (Shawnee)
Direct appeal; First-degree (premeditated) murder
Shawn E. Minihan (brief); Heather R. Cessna (argue)
[Affirmed; Luckert; May 23, 2014]
  1. Prosecutorial misconduct
  2. Failure to instruct on reckless second-degree murder
  3. Improper instruction on voluntary manslaughter
  4. Failure to grant mistrial (sleeping jurors)
  5. Lack of jurisdiction to grant restitution after sentencing
State v. Corky Williams, No. 103,785 (Shawnee)
Direct appeal; First-degree (premeditated) murder
Bonnie Boryca (brief); Michael P. Whalen (argue)
[Affirmed; Luckert; May 23, 2014]
  1. Insufficient evidence of premeditation and conspiracy
  2. Improper denial of Batson challenge
  3. Improper prosecutorial argument
  4. Improper admission of defendant's statements
  5. Failure to grant mistrial after violation of in limine order
  6. Improper instruction on constructive possession of firearm
  7. Juror misconduct
  8. Improper admission of rebuttal evidence
State v. Drake Kettler, No. 103,272 (Shawnee)
Direct appeal; First-degree (premeditated) murder
Nancy Ogle
[Affirmed; Luckert; May 23, 2014]
  1. Improper denial of Batson challenge
  2. Improper prosecutorial argument
  3. Insufficient evidence of premeditation and conspiracy
State v. Kelvin Phillips, No. 103,399 (Shawnee)
Direct appeal; First-degree (premeditated) murder
Gerald E. Wells
[Affirmed; Luckert; May 23, 2014]
  1. Double Jeopardy violation (failure to declare mistrial in first trial)
  2. Improper prosecutorial argument
  3. Insufficient evidence
September 11--Wednesday--a.m.

State v. Melvin Frierson, No. 103,304 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Agg robbery
Heather R. Cessna
[Affirmed; Beier; Feb. 28, 2014]
  1. Insufficient evidence of alternative means
  2. Improper denial of motion in limine
  3. Failure to instruct on battery as lesser of robbery
  4. Improper modification of restitution award
State v. Calvin Charles, No. 102,981 (Reno)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Agg burglary
Meryl Carver-Allmond
[Affd/Vacd; Beier; Feb. 28, 2014]
  1. Insufficient evidence of alternative means
  2. Insufficient evidence of theft convictions
  3. Improper modification and determination of restitution award
State v. Anthony Hall, No. 102,495 (Shawnee)
Sentencing appeal (petition for review)
Jennifer E. Bazin (brief); Jonathan B. Phelps (argue)
[Affirmed; Beier; Feb. 28, 2014]
  1. No jurisdiction to impose restitution after sentencing
  2. Improper calculation of restitution
State v. Ira Flynn, No. 103,566 (Sumner)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Rape
Heather R. Cessna
[Rev/Rmd; Moritz; July 11, 2014]
  1. Improper failure to give Bunyard instruction
September 12--Thursday--a.m.

State v. George Brooks, No. 102,452 (Shawnee)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Rape
Lydia Krebs
[Affirmed; Rosen; Jan. 24, 2014]
  1. Insufficient evidence of rape
  2. Insufficient evidence of breach of privacy
State v. Armando Nunez, No. 102,377 (Finney)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Rape
Ryan Eddinger (brief); Deborah L. Hughes (argue)
[Affirmed; Rosen; Jan. 24, 2014]
  1. Insufficient evidence of alternative means
  2. Improper admission of defendant's statements
State v. Daniel Brown, No. 105,678 (Atchison)
Direct appeal; Rape
Rachel L. Pickering
[Affd/Vacd; Johnson; Feb. 28, 2014]
  1. Improper acceptance of jury verdict
  2. Failure to instruct on essential element of offense
  3. Insufficient evidence
  4. Improper prosecutorial argument
September 13--Friday--a.m.

State v. Michael Akins, No. 105,809 (McPherson)
Direct appeal; Agg Indecent Liberties
Daniel E. Monnat
[Rvd/rmd; Nuss; Jan. 10, 2014]
  1. Prosecutorial misconduct
  2. Improper exclusion of prior false allegations
  3. Failure to give written unanimity instruction
  4. Failure to poll jury
  5. Disproportionate sentence
State v. Christy Owen, No. 102,814 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Forgery
Meryl Carver-Allmond
[Rvd/rmd; per curiam; March 13, 2015]
  1. Insufficient evidence of alternative means of forgery
  2. Insufficient evidence of identity theft
State v. Stephen Foster, No. 104,083 (Shawnee)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Forgery
Heather R. Cessna
[Affirmed; Johnson; Nov. 15, 2013]
  1. Insufficient evidence of forgery
State v. Ryan Powell, No. 102,749 (Greenwood)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Felony theft
Korey A. Kaul
[Rvd/Rmd; Biles; June 6, 2014]
  1. Improper application of good-faith exception
  2. Statute does not authorize warrant for blood

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