Friday, September 08, 2017

October 2017 KSC Docket

Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for October 23-27, 2017. 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 and archived (here) if you would like to watch any of these arguments.

October 23--Monday--a.m.

State v. Lindsey Blansett, No. 115,634 (Sumner)
Direct appeal; First-degree premeditated murder
Michelle A. Davis
[Affirmed; Stegall; March 8. 2019]
  • Improper instruction re: culpable mental states
  • Prosecutorial error in closing argument
State v. William Outhet, No. 112, 010 (Johnson)
Direct appeal (petition for review); attempted first-degree premeditated murder
Michelle A. Davis
[Dismissed as improvidently granted November 17, 2017]
  • Improperly broad jury instruction
  • Prosecutorial error in closing argument

October 24--Tuesday--a.m.

State v. Sherrick Sims, No. 115,038 (Wyandotte)
Direct appeal; First-degree premeditated murder
Randall L. Hodgkinson
[Affirmed; Stegall; November 30, 2018]
  • Failure to grant mistrial after violation of in limine order
  • Failure to instruct jury to consider lesser contemporaneously
  • Failure to give limiting instruction re: prior crime
State v. Cedrick Warren, No. 115,972 (Wyandotte)
Sentencing appeal after remand
Patrick H. Dunn
  • Improper modification of sentences not included in previous remand
State v. Henry Sullivan, No. 112,638 (Wyandotte)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Rape
Patrick H. Dunn
[Affirmed; Johnson; April 6, 2018]
  • Public trial violation re: providing exhibit to jury in deliberation

October 25--Wednesday--a.m.

State v. Taylor Arnett, No. 112,572 (Wyandotte)
Sentencing appeal (petition for review)
Samuel D. Schirer
[Reversed and remanded; Rosen; March 23, 2018]
  • Insufficient causal link between crime and restitution award
State v. Patrick Meeks, No. 113,593 (Shawnee)
Sentencing appeal (petition for review)
Caroline M. Zuschek
[Affirmed; Rosen; April 13, 2018]
  • Unworkable restitution payment plan
State v. Donald Haygood, No. 115,591 (Wyandotte)
Direct appeal; First-degree premeditated murder
Corrine E. Gunning
[Affirmed; Johnson; November 21, 2018]
  • Improper admission of prior bad act evidence
  • Prosecutorial error in closing argument
  • Failure to instruct on self-defense
  • Failure to give imperfect self defense instruction

October 26--Thursday--a..m.

State v. Andrew Redick, No. 113,300 (Shawnee)
Direct appeal; First-degree premeditated murder
Korey A. Kaul
[Affirmed; Beier; April 13, 2018]
  • Insufficient jury trial waiver
  • Improper exclusion of defense evidence re: sequestration
  • Improper criminal history calculation
State v. Glenn Gross, No. 113,275 (Saline)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Criminal threat/battery on a corrections officer
Korey A. Kaul
[Affirmed; Luckert; May 25, 2018]
  • Denial of right to be present during chambers conference re: competency
State v. Vincent Jarmon, No. 111,608 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Burglary
Heather Cessna
[Affirmed; Rosen; June 15, 2018]
  • Failure to give elements of theft as predicate for burglary
  • Irreparable conflict required appointment of new counsel

October 27--Friday--a.m.

State v. Justin Thurber, No. 102,605 (Cowley)
Direct appeal; Capital murder
Reid T. Nelson

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