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Recent Decisions From the Idaho Supreme Court - Criminal

Idaho v. Wass  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Numbers: 43844, 43845

Justia Opinion Summary: Shawn Wass appealed the judgment entered upon his conditional guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). He argued the district court erred when it denied his motion to suppress his admission...

Wheeler v. Idaho  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 44797

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, petitioner-appellant Jeremy Wheeler was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. Due to prior convictions of a similar nature, he was also charged with being a persistent violator. Wheeler filed...

McKinney v. Idaho  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 42964

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1981, a jury found Randy McKinney guilty of first degree murder (both by premeditated killing and by felony murder), conspiracy to commit murder, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery for the April 1981 shooting d...

Idaho v. Flores  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 43946

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2012, the State charged Flores with one felony count of eluding a peace officer. Flores pled guilty to the charge. A judgment of conviction was entered, and Flores was sentenced to five years: a three-year d...

Idaho v. Garcia-Rodriguez  
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 44443

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of Idaho appeals from the district court’s order suppressing evidence against Victor Garcia-Rodriguez. On April 10, 2014, Garcia-Rodriguez was pulled over after an Idaho State Police trooper witnessed Garcia-Ro...

Idaho v. Brand  
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 44221

Justia Opinion Summary: Idaho Code section 18-309’s plain language mandates credit for “any period of incarceration” where “such incarceration was for the offense or an included offense for which the judgment was entered.” The statute “does not...

Charboneau v. Idaho  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 43015

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Jaimi Charboneau was granted a new trial, and the State appealed. Charboneau murdered his ex-wife, Marilyn Arbaugh, in 1984. Her two daughters, Tiffnie and Tira, witnessed the crime, and they both testified du...

Johnson v. Idaho  
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 42857

Justia Opinion Summary: Sarah Johnson appealed the dismissal of successive petition for post-conviction relief. On appeal, Johnson argued: (1) the district court erred in denying her request under Idaho Code section 19-4902 for additional DNA t...

Idaho v. Mann  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 43745

Justia Opinion Summary: Jesse Mann appealed his conviction for trafficking marijuana, driving without privileges, and possession of drug paraphernalia which were entered after a jury found him guilty of the charges. Prior to trial, Mann sought...

Idaho v. Garcia-Rodriguez  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 44443

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed the district court’s order suppressing evidence against Victor Garcia-Rodriguez. In 2014, Garcia-Rodriguez was pulled over after an Idaho State Police trooper witnessed Garcia-Rodriguez’s car briefly c...

Idaho v. Daly  
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 44383

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2012, James Daly was charged with six felony counts of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a Minor Under Sixteen. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Daly pleaded guilty to one count. At the start of the sentencing hearing...

Idaho v. Wisdom  
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 44444

Justia Opinion Summary: In November 2013, Christina Wisdom pled guilty to one count of injury to a child. That plea was based on Wisdom allowing her husband, Ronald Wisdom, to access Wisdom’s daughter, M.L., who was born in a prior marriage, de...

Idaho v. Bailey  
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 44445

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Patrick Bailey pled guilty to one count of lewd conduct with a minor under sixteen years of age. The alleged victim his ten-year-old daughter, who was “so severely impaired by autism that she could not speak a...

Wurdemann v. Idaho  
Date: February 28, 2017
Docket Number: 43384

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed the district court’s grant of post-conviction relief for John Wurdemann. Wurdemann was convicted on seven felony counts related to the June 2000 attack of Linda LeBrane. In its order, the district cour...

Idaho v. Garner  
Date: February 28, 2017
Docket Numbers: 43493, 43494

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Jason Zane Garner appeals the district court order revoking his probation and reinstating his sentence. Appellant Jason Zane Garner appeals the district court order revoking his probation and reinstating his se...

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