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Each week the KBA provides digested summaries of the Kansas Supreme Court and Kansas Court of Appeals opinions to its members. For full text of the opinions, please visit www.kscourts.org.

July 25, 2014

Kansas Supreme Court

  • State v. Burnett: Criminal – Evidence of other shootings, denial of continuance, alternative means of felony murder, admission of Burnett’s letters, limiting instruction, inquiry into Burnett’s request for substitute counsel, ineffective assistance of trial counsel, and cumulative error
    #107,571 (SupCt) Wyandotte District Court – Affirmed
  • State v. Cameron: Criminal – Jury instruction on lesser included offense of felony murder, instruction on lesser included offense of intentional battery, young witness’s out-of-court statements, jury instruction – burden of proof, evidence supporting felony murder, prosecutorial misconduct, and cumulative error
    #105,828 (SupCt) Sedgwick District Court – Affirmed
  • State v. Jonathan Carr: Criminal – Change of venue, severing guilty phase, single prosecution for multiple events, excusing prospective jurors, juror panel, admission of victim statements, sufficiency of the evidence, jury instructions, lesser included offenses, victim-on-victim crimes, multiplicity, DNA evidence, aiding and abetting, eyewitness identification, jury view of locations, prosecutorial misconduct, cumulative error, mistrial, right of confrontation, and improper inference stacking
    #90,198 (SupCt) Sedgwick District Court – Affirmed in part, reversed in part, sentence of death vacated, and case remanded
  • State v. Reginald Carr: Criminal – Change of venue, severing guilty phase, single prosecution for multiple events, excusing prospective jurors, juror panel, admission of victim statements, sufficiency of the evidence, jury instructions, lesser included offenses, victim-on-victim crimes, aider and abettor, multiplicity, charging document, third-party evidence, DNA evidence, admission of post-crime evidence, eyewitness identification, jury view of locations, prosecutorial misconduct, and cumulative error
    #90,044 (SupCt) Sedgwick District Court – Affirmed in part, reversed in part, sentence of death vacated, and case remanded
  • State v. Clay: Criminal – Instructing jury on lesser included offenses of felony murder, degree of certainty factor in eyewitness jury instruction, motion for new trial, written response to jury’s questions, and sentencing
    #107,038 (SupCt) Wyandotte District Court – Convictions affirmed, sentence affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded

Kansas Court of Appeals

  • Stormont-Vail et al. v. Imler: Civil – Judgment and method of payment
    #110,553 (CtApp) Shawnee District Court – Reversed and remanded with directions
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