Saturday, September 06, 2014

October 2014 KSC docket

Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for October 21-24, 2014.  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) and archived (here)if you would like to watch any of these arguments.

October 21--Tuesday--a.m.

State v. Luis Aguirre, No. 108,570 (Riley)
Direct appeal; Capital murder
Debra J. Wilson
[Rvd/rmd; Johnson; May 15, 2015]
  1. Failure to suppress statements (Miranda)
  2. Failure to suppress statements (involuntary)
  3. Improper argument
State v. Domingo Soto, No. 109,374 (Riley)
Direct appeal; First-degree murder
Michelle A. Davis
[Affirmed; Malone; May 15, 2015]
  1. Failure to disclose that defense witness available
  2. Failure to give lesser-included offense instruction
October 22--Wednesday--a.m.

State v. Deborah Meeks, No. 106,107 (Wyandotte)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Second-degree (intentional) murder
Ryan Eddinger (brief); Samuel D. Schirer (argue)
[Affirmed; Johnson; Dec. 19, 2014]
  1. Improper exclusion of battered spouse evidence
  2. Improper exclusion of prior violent acts of decedent
October 23--Thursday--a.m.

State v. Brandon Castleberry, No. 106,600 (Lyon)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Distribution
Heather R. Cessna
[Affirmed; Johnson; Dec. 24, 2014]
  1. Insufficient evidence
  2. Failure to instruct on moving violations
  3. Failure to give unanimity instruction
State v. William Jolly, No. 106,680 (Saline)
State's appeal (petition for review)
Janine A. Cox
[Affirmed; Malone; Feb. 20, 2015]
  1. Whether downward departure supported
State v. Brenton Hobbs, No. 107,667 (Lyon)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Aggravated battery
Meryl Carver-Allmond
[Affirmed; Beier; Jan. 16, 2015]
  1. Insufficient evidence of knowingly causing great bodily harm
State v. Joshua Quested, No. 106,805 (Saline)
Motion to correct illegal sentence (petition for review)
Michelle A. Davis
[Affirmed; Luckert; June 26, 2015]
  1. No statutory authority to impose consecutive sentences

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