Friday, July 31, 2015

September 2015 KSC docket

Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for September 14-18, 2015.  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 at the appellate court website (here) and archived (here) if you would like to watch any of these arguments.

September 14--Monday--a.m.
State v. Charles Shelly, No. 109,292 (Brown)
Direct appeal (petition for review); distribution of precursor
Nancy Ogle
[Sentence vacated and remanded per Snellings]
  • Improper dismissal of appeal due to late notice of appeal
State v. Cara Perry, No. 109,506 (Brown)
Sentencing appeal (petition for review)
Carol Longenecker Schmidt
[Reversed; Beier; March 25, 2016]
  • Improper classification of precursor severity level
 State v. Richard Williams, No. 106,645 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal (petition for review); criminal threat
Rachel Pickering (brief); Heather R. Cessna (argue)
[Affirmed; Luckert; February 12, 2016]
  • Insufficient evidence of criminal threat
  • Insufficient evidence of alternative means
State v. Gregory Rosa, No. 108,807 (Leavenworth)
Direct appeal (petition for review); possession
Korey A. Kaul
[Affirmed; Stegall; May 27, 2016]
  • Insufficient evidence of possession
  • Improper admission of prior bad acts
  • Improper prosecutorial argument

September 15--Tuesday--a.m.

State v. Brock Collins, No. 108,660 (Sedgwick)
Sentencing appeal (petition for review)
Samuel Schirer
[Affirmed; Biles; December 23, 2015]
  • Failure to make BIDS fee findings
  • Improper term of probation for misdemeanor
State v. Reginald Dupree, No. 110,311 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal; felony murder
Michael P. Whalen
[Affirmed; Luckert; April 29, 2016]
  • Improper limitation of aiding and abetting instruction
  • Improper amendment of complaint
  • Insufficient evidence of felony murder
  • Failure to charge aiding and abetting
  • Failure to give compulsion defense instruction
State v. Nicholas Dupree, No. 111,518 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal; felony murder
Kristen Patty
[Affirmed; Luckert; April 8, 2016]
  • Speedy trial violation
  • Batson violations
  • Failure to exclude statements
  • Gruesome photographs
State v. Michael Jordan, No. 106,409 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal (petition for review); theft
Randall L. Hodgkinson
[Affirmed; Beier; March 25, 2016]
  • Compulsory joinder violation
State v. Tyrone Walker, No. 110,712 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal; first-degree murder
Carol Longenecker Schmidt
[Affirmed; Stegall; May 27, 2016]
  • Failure to give lesser-included offense instruction
  • Improper prosecutorial argument
  • Failure to grant motion to suppress

September 16--Wednesday--a.m.

State v. Anthony Hankins, No. 109,123 (Johnson)
Motion to correct illegal sentence (petition for review)
Sarah Morrison Rapelye (brief); Catherine A. Zigtema (argue)
[Rvd/rmd; Johnson; April 22, 2016]
  • Improper classification of prior conviction
State v. Michael Daws, No. 108,716 (Wyandotte)
Direct appeal (petition for review); aggravated burglary
Lydia Krebs (brief); Peter Maharry (argue)
[Reversed; Biles; February 19, 2016]
  • Insufficient evidence of aggravated burglary
  • Failure to instruct on lesser-included offense
  • Failure to grant mistrial
State v. Henry Petersen-Beard, No. 108,061 (Saline)
Sentencing appeal (petition for review)
Michelle A. Davis
[Affirmed; Stegall; April 22, 2016]
  • Lifetime postrelease and registration are unconstitutional

September 17--Thursday--a.m.

State v. Brett Seacat, No. 110,360 (Kingman)
Direct appeal; first-degree murder
Reid T. Nelson
[Affirmed; Rosen; January 15, 2016]
  • Improper admission of hearsay statements
  • Improper exclusion of evidence of suicidal tendencies of victim
  • Improper exclusion of defense expert testimony
  • Improper exclusion of victim's prior drug use
  • Failure to strike witness' answer

September 18--Friday--a.m.

State v. Marquis Marshall, No. 110,976 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal; capital murder
Sarah Ellen Johnson
[Affirmed; Rosen; December 18, 2015]
  • Improper denial of psychiatric evaluation
  • Improper denial of request for new counsel
  • Improper judicial comment on guilt

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